Panasonic launches a limited edition blue “Colette” GM1 kit.

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Gqmagazine (translation here) unveils a new limited edition blue GM1 kit. The “Colette” edition will be sold for 1.000 Euro from end of February. There will be only 50 of them. Sounds like Panasonic is going to follow Leica’s M route and start to make some special edition of their cameras.

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  • peevee

    What is next, JCPenny edition?

  • Jv

    I like it. I would buy one if it were for sale in the US. I have been on the fence with the GM1 as an upgrade to my GX1. A limited run of a cool item like this appeals to me.

    • +10
      The blue & black looks great!

      But, why Colette? Is there some significance with that? I must be missing something.

      • peevee

        Colette is a clothes/accessories store in Paris. Hence my reference to JCPenny.

        • Well, there you go.
          I was pretty sure that it WASN’T Colette the author… 😉

  • Rico

    Wish they would add a hotshoe so you could use a EVF on that cam . I also think that looks nice

    • a cheaper and more practical solution imo is using a lcd magnifier with magnet clips and a neck cord, it gives much better view then any evf.

      • rico

        I like putting my eye on a dedicated viewfinder not gazing at an LCD.

        45 years of doing photography and far-sightedness, LCD’s don’t work for me.

        • dav

          That is exactly what Ulli is telling you. There are products such as this one http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/573167-REG/Hoodman_H_LPP3_HoodLoupe_Professional_LCD_Screen.html which turn an LCD into a viewfinder. I don’t care about viewfinders, so I did not study them well, but I am told by friends who do that they are good. I don’t know anything about the one I linked, it was just the first hit from Google.

        • The Real Stig

          Then why are you looking at the GM1 saying ‘I wish it had…’ instead of looking at one of the many other models that does have … ?

          It’s as bad as all the Pen users saying they wish there were a model that had a viewfinder.

          Put a viewfinder on a Pen or GM1 and you have an E-M10 or GX7. You can’t add a view finder, hot-shoe, bread making machine or anything else without making them bigger.

  • I’m waiting for the très chicque “Marius” edition, sponsored by the Copenhagen zoo.

  • MrALLCAPS

    It would’ve been really Dope, if they had the two dogs at start up, instead of just the logo.

    very dope. Colette blue and all.

    • C. C.

      MrALLCRAP spouting worthless nonsense again. A reflection of himself.

  • Sqweezy

    Meh… Color options shouldn’t come with a premium.

    • rico

      true dat, i think the color options are aimed towards women, (and they’ll pay more for style)

      I guess?

      shouldn’t have to pay more.

  • BdV

    Nice. I guess Pana and Leica were present in the same meeting. Just make this a standard option for the GM2, then who knows I might buy it.

  • looks good 🙂

  • Andy

    Ok, it’s not Panympus or interchangeable, but that new canon G1X is interesting…

    • The Canon G1X redefines ugly!
      Seriously FUGLY!

      • rico

        opinions are like “you know what’s” everybody has one.

        I think the Canon GX1 looks fine and I would expect it to be a significant camera, (big seller, great performer).

        Doesn’t look much different from a other compacts. (LX7 S95 etc, maybe a little thicker)

        Meanwhile if Panasonic can add an option for an EVF I will buy…one day

        • GX7!

        • I just saw a shot of the newly announced G1X v2 and it’s pretty nice looking. Maybe Canon finally hired a decent industrial designer!

  • Tom Wuergler

    Is the pretty blue intended as a compensation for the dead slow X-Sync. (1 / 50s)?
    As others have pointed out before the GX7 is a much more compelling product (X-Sync 1 / 320s, hi-res. EVF, image stabilization …).

  • Keith

    Well there is always going to be 50 idiots / people with more money than they know what to do with…

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