USA: Next Olympus E-P3 superdeal (with pancake for $680)

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And again a new E-P3 super deal! The camera plus pancake lens now sells new for $680 at Amazon (Click here). That’s $130 less than the price at BHphoto. Maybe Olympus is clearing their stocks in favour of the upcoming new E-PM5 camera…

More deals:
E-P2 body for $239 at Amazon (Click here). Silver E-M5 in Stock at BHphoto (Click here). One 14mm pancake for $259 at Amazon (Click here). Same price for the 14-42mm X zoom (Click here). The 12-35mm X lens is also in Stock in high quantities (Click here). And don’t forget GX1 with 14-42mm normal (non-x) zoom at Adorama (Click here) for $479 by entering the coupon code “S4794799“.

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(FT3) Panasonic 7-28mm wide angle lens coming???

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We know around four lenses are expected to be shown by Panasonic at Photokina. One is the tele prime lens, another one is the long awaited 35-100mm X zoom. A source sent us some info about another wide angle zoom. The rumor hasn’t been confirmed by trusted sources but I hope they are reading this post and can confirm the validity of it :)

This rumor comes via one of my trusted sources. He knows for sure (so he says) that Panasonic has a 7-28mm prototype lens. But he doesn’t know yet if this is the wide angle zoom lens that is coming in one month from now right before the Photokina show. In Full Frame terms this is a 14-56mm lens. A quite weird range but perfect for wide angle shooter.

Now we have to find out the info about the fourth lens…

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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new Nikon J2 announcement…

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Some news from the competition! Nikon announced their new Nikon J2 and 11-27.5mm lens. Full coverage at MirrorlessRumors. Price and specs at Amazon (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).

I would say that there is no big news here. The lens is nice the camera offers small improvements over the J1. I really want to see in one year from now how the mirrorless market will be. My impression is that Canon EOS-M is a much stronger competitor than the Nikon 1 system.

Meantime an interesting info comes from Sony. They will announce a cheaper NEX-7 model, the NEX-6. Could be the competitor of the E-PL5 if this camera will have an integrated viewfinder!

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(UPDATED) Next super GX1 deal in USA. 12-35mm X zoom back in Stock.

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This is the third good GX1 deal in one month. Almost amkes me think a GX2 is coming too! At Adorama (Click here) you can get the GX1 with 14-42mm normal (non-x) zoom lens for $479 by entering the coupon code “S4794799“. And meantime the E-PL1 goes back on top of the Mirrorless Camera AND Lens ranking (Click here to see).

UPDATE: The 12-35mm X zoom lens is now back in Stock at Amazon (Click here).

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New G5 tests (and release delayed at BHphoto).

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BHphoto just postponed the G5 release to August 20th (before it was August 10th).

While we have to wait one month to see the new GH3 let’s see what the GH2.5 (so named by a Panasonic manager) can do ;)

Trustedreviews posted the full G5 review: “Build quality is very good, the touch screen functionality makes it a fun and intuitive camera to use and overall image quality also impresses. Add to this the camera’s fast AF performance, flexible vari-angle screen and useful 6fps burst speed and the G5 adds up to a tempting package.

Focus Numerique (Translation here) posted the full ISO test. The camera easily beats the Olympus E-P3 although it can’t catch up with the Sony NEX-5n.

Meantime the GH2 got the lowest price ever on Amazon (Click here) and at the moment of posting this the 12-35mm X lens is also back in Stock (Click here).

New Panasonic stuff preorders:
Black G5 at Amazon (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here)
Silver G5 at Amazon (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here)
45-150mm lens in Black at BHphoto (Click here) and in Silver at BHphoto (Click here).
LX7 in Black at Amazon (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here) in White at Amazon (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here)
Other compacts, the FZ200 at BHphoto (Click here), the FZ60 at BHphoto (Click here).

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