(FT4) Panasonic has no plan to replace the 20mm and 14mm yet.

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A trusted source read your comments about the recent 20mm deal at Amazon US ($335 right now). He was so keen to send me a message to say that neither the 20mm nor the 14mm lens (also discounted) will be updated this year. And in general there will be “no big news” this year.

And the brand new 42.5mm f/1.2 and 150mm f/2.8 are still scheduled for a market release in early 2014 only although the announcement could be made (and preorders start) in late 2013.

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(FT3) More E-P5 and E-PL6 rumor bits…

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Another source just sent me in the following message:
1) The E-P5 has built-in WiFi
2) The E-Pl6 has a Premium design over the E-PL5. But it’s not physically different. It uses a few better materials and a very small amount of color on some parts of the body.

Thanks anonymous source for sending this!
P.S.: Still wondering why the E-Pl5 gets replaced by the E-PL6 with so minor differences…

Rumors classification explained (FT= FourThirds):
FT1=1-20% chance the rumor is correct
FT2=21-40% chance the rumor is correct
FT3=41-60% chance the rumor is correct
FT4=61-80% chance the rumor is correct
FT5=81-99% chance the rumor is correct

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Up to $175 discount on the OMD. G5 superkit deal

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E-M5:
There is still five months to go until the next new OMD camera announcement. But you can find more and more OMD deals:
Save $115 on the OMD body at Amazon (via third party reseller).
Save $175 on the OMD with 12-50mm lens at Amazon (via third party reseller).
Don’t forget you can get an Accessory of Your Choice Free with the Purchase of the E-M5!

G5:
Panasonic G5 Superkit deal with two lenses and $100 Gift Certificate at Adorama (Click here).
And you can get the G5 with kit lens for $359 at Groupon.

20mm Panasonic pancake:
The $335 price for the 20mm pancake is back at Amazon (Click here). It will ship on April 19.

Panasonic GH3
Nine GH3’s are in Stock at Amazon (Click here).

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Popphoto GH3 review to read: “Best ILC yet”

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Panasonic Lumix GH3 vs. Canon C300: The Non-Comparison / Semi-Comparison Video from Paul Kell on Vimeo.

You can now read online the full Gh3 review from Popphoto (Click here). It’s the review where they state that the GH3 is “the best ILC yet” (ILC= Interchangeable Lens Compact). And that’s the reason why they like the GH3:

If you’re looking for the Micro Four Thirds body with the best possible video and wonderful still capture, the GH3 is the camera for you. Its obvious competition, Olympus’s OM-D, doesn’t offer the same level of video capture. Even without this advantage, we’d still be inclined to opt for the GH3 simply because you’d have to add the OM-D’s $250 optional grip to get the solid handholdability that you get with the GH3’s built-in grip. But the OM-D’s retro style has won the hearts of many, many shooters. And while we like to champion practicality over style, in this case it may be too close to call.

GH3 specs and price check at Amazon, Olympus US store, Adorama, B&H, eBay.

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