Panasonic GF3X in Stock at Amazon US. Olympus 45mm at BHphoto.

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For the first time the Panasonic GF3X kit (with 14-42mm X lens) is in Stock at Amazon US (Click here) and Adorama (Click here). The price is $749.95. The upcoming GX1X (with 14-42mm X lens) should cost around $250-300 more.

And the Olympus 45mm f/1.8 lens is back in Stock at BHphoto (Click here).

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  • mpgxsvcd

    First but I have nothing to add.

  • Bu

    ^^ lol – ditto. Ok, I’ll add that I think the rocker is quite good but I wish they also has a focus ring…

    You can also see the finalists from Britain & Ireland’s Next Top Model if you’d like to see a scantily clad catwalk 🙂

    http://implausibleblog.com/2011/10/30/bintm-live-2011/

  • Fish

    I think that the new X-lens with the GF3 is a great combination, and a superb showcase of the size advantage of m4/3. So far I have preferred the Olympus bodies but I am really tempted to buy this kit.

    It will be interesting to see how many people decide the GX1X is worth that much more money (if I didn’t already have it, I could have added the Panny 20mm f1.7 to the GF3X kit and still be saving money).

  • Simon

    I only see minor advantage compared to a high-end compact like LX5 or XZ1 as the slow lens eats up most of the sensor advantage.

    • Brod1er

      It can play both SLR and compact camera roles though. Switch the lens to the Panny 14/20/25 or Oly 12/45 and you can shoot in low light and get bokeh effects. You also get to keep your lenses when you decide to upgrade.

      • Mr. Reeee

        +BINGO!
        Yep, I see the GF3 as a great place to keep my sorely neglected 20mm. That would be a fun carry everywhere rig. I’d rather get the 14mm kit for ultimate smallness. Then again, I really don’t want the 14mm.

        B&H sells the body-only for $399. Tempting, damn tempting!

    • jedperkins

      You only give up the sensor advantage due to slow lens speed if you are shooting at night, and then only if you have moving subjects

      -jed-

  • GreyOwl

    How long before a phone of some sort is bolted on……… 🙂

    • Simon

      +1 😀

    • Bu

      Don’t tempt fate! :p

    • Mr. Reeee

      The heck with that!
      I want a direct link to my Garmin bike computer! 😉

  • The Panasonic Webstore had a special on this for $599.00 for the white version which I ordered (including $30.00 in sales tax totalled $629.00.

    • Fish

      You don’t happen to have a link to that do you? That seems like a good deal and I can’t find it online.

      Thanks

  • O/T, ElReg quotes a pay-walled FT article: Japanese PM Yoshihiko Noda (yes, PM personally) said that Oly should be investigated as it makes Japanese business in general look bad.

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/10/31/olympus_scrutiny_firing_british_ceo/

    Politicians got involved – I think some (scapegoat’s) heads would roll very soon, and highly publicly.

    Combined with the old account – http://www.japansubculture.com/2011/10/olympus-bringing-it-into-focus-a-special-breach-of-trust/ – it all paints a rather entertaining future for the Olympus.

  • Duarte Bruno

    $749.95 ??? and 999€ ??????????
    I really hope Panasonic just sells one single camera in Europe. >:->
    And I really hope that person returns the camera/X-kit !!!!!!!!

  • Bob B.

    Wait…am I doing something wrong. If I put 999 Euros into my trusty Yahoo Euro converter it says that that equals $1399 for the GX1 with the 14-42mm Xzoom. Is that correct. Where are you getting $999 from????????
    Somebody explain it to me ….S.L.O.W.L.Y. 🙂

    • Possibly its because they only seem to change the currency symbol in front of the numbers when selling in the US and Europe .

      • Bob B.

        That is what I am seeing too. OK …so in a previous post is Admin saying that the new GX1 with X-Zoom kit is going to sell for 999 Euros or $999 dollars??????????????? because they are not the same amount of money?

        999 Euros= $1399 US. So what is it Admin?

        ..and in this post above, Admin makes a reference saying that the that the new GX1 with X-Zoom kit is going to cost $999.95-$1049.95? That is a big gap there????????????????????????

        If the camera and x-zoom kit is in fact selling for $999 then that would be 729 Euros.

  • Anonymous

    I went to BH after saw the 45 oly in stock today ,.and purchase one ,..damn this lens so amazing,..thx admin

  • Cansalt

    if you want smaller and cheaper get the LX5

    if you want better in almost every way (except smaller) and still cheaper Nex5n

    I like the idea of the very compact X lens, but combine it with the very average sensor of all M34’s and the combination is very poor in lower light. You’re going to take a lot of flash shots.

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