Sorry to bother you with a new deal post but Amazon is continually offering new interesting deals. 43rumors already told you that Panasonic will lower the price of the GF1. And finally you can have the Panasonic GF1 with 20mm f/1.7 Aspherical Lens for $674.95 at Amazon (Click here). That’s a $50 price drop. We europeans are not so lucky. The cheapest price I found in Germany is 684 Euro for the silver GF1 on Pixmania (and you pay 50 Euro more for the black or white GF1). How much is it in Dollars? 922!!!
Image courtesy: Quesabesde
Focus Numerique interviewed the big boss from Panasonic Uematsu Michiharu. I exctracted some interesting notes for you (google english translated text!):
– “With our new sensor, and a new processor that analyzes 120 images per second instead of 60, we managed to make the autofocus GH2 two times faster than the previous model.”
– “I still think that 12 MP are quite sufficient for our photographic use. In the case of GH2, it is primarily a marketing decision, not a technical choice. We must follow the market trends that impose even now augment the definition of our sensors.”
– Panasonic is working on a new electronic shutter but their priority now was to work on the 3D technology.
Via Focus Numerique
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Hurry! The Olympus E-P2 with14-42mm lens and Electronic View Finder is in Stock at Amazon for $799 only (Click here)
For potential hackers: The Panasonic GH1 (with 14-140mm lens) is in Stock at Amazon for $999 ony (Click here). Reminder: The new GH2 + 14-140mm kit costs you $1.499 at Amazon (Click here).. You can buy the GH1 kit for cheap and one day upgrade to the GH2 body only if you really need it.