Ulterior price drop: Panasonic GH3 for $1,028 at Amazon.

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After the $230 discount today there has been an ulterior $20 price drop on the GH3 at Amazon US (Click here). You pay $1049 but there is also a 2% reward to add. If you are curious to see how good the disocunted GH3 sells than check out the DSLR (and not the mirrorless!) Amazon ranking (Click here). it’s getting closer to the top 20 which is quite a good achievement. I am still surprised the camera is listed as DSLR. Probably it’s part of a Panasonic US strategy to convince the mass that this camera is as good as a DSLR. In the US market mirrorless still plays an almost insignificant role (in terms of sales).

All other hot deals of the day fro US and EU readers can be found at DealsRunner.com.

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  • Bite Me

    Like clockwork. Thanks Panny on a quickie response for the FIRE SALE inventory. I look forward to seeing your GH3 clearance for $599 this holiday season.

    • true homer

      You mean like the gh2 that stayed at 90% of ita price right up to the gh3 announcement? Or ljke the ep5 that had a discount before it was even available.

      • true homer

        You mean like the gh2 that stayed at 90% of ita price right up to the gh3 announcement? Or like the ep5 that had a discount before it was even available?

      • Anonymous

        Why do you make every thread in this forum in to an olympus bahing threa, you fucking moron?

        • Mr. Reeee

          Try reading the original post.
          True Homer does make a valid point. The asshat that started the thread is the Oly troll that typically makes those sorts of comments.

          • Incessant Troll

            aaannnndddd can you feel the hate tonight? that is where we’ll be when the heart of this star-crossed voyager hates in time with yours

            • true homer

              Its funjy really…the original post is alright but mine is all wrong and full of hate. Eeeeeeeeverybody does discounts, everybody. The 5dmk3 had a 400 $ discount not 4 months out. Fanboys here make it sound like panasonic is the only brand out there that does it. Eeeeeeeeevery time a deal or discount is posted a moron yells fire sale, but an oly discount? “Well thats a good move by olympus, they obviously did it because blah blah”.
              Sure, im ruining this site, keep telling yourself that.

              • true homer

                And then, like always, lacking any informed intelligent response, out comes a loyalist and insults me. Like clockwork

  • Rich

    Who cares if it is $1000 or $600. Overly priced M43 is finally starting to decline towards end. SLR has won.

    • C. C.

      You can now go back to your crappy, bulky, non-innovative Canon camera.

    • ProShooter

      I’m sure the coachmen said the same thing about cars and we all know how that ended.

      Btw: I make money with my OMD just nicely, how much money do you make with your SLR or are you just talk? :-)

    • tanngrisnir3

      What are you babbling about, child?

      There is nothing to ‘win’.

  • Junius

    The biggest problem with MFT isn’t the price of the bodies, it’s the price of the damn fast primes – such a rip-off.

    • Notnard

      Yea, but those primes are small, light and and tack sharp.

      • Mr. Reeee

        Fast primes are never cheap, regardless of the mount.

        • Junius

          I’m sorry, but you’re both incorrect; compare Nikon’s offerings to Olympus’ 17mm (34mm equiv) f1.8 – $499, and Panasonic’s 25mm (50mm equiv) f1.8 – $628; the Nikon’s are light, fast, and cheap – and in the case of the 50mm, it even covers larger image circles than their MFT counterparts:

          http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/606792-USA/Nikon_2183_AF_S_Nikkor_35mm_f_1_8G.html

          http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/766516-USA/Nikon_2199_AF_S_Nikkor_50mm_f_1_8G.html

          MFT companies really need to drop the arrogance and start being more humble and competitive…if nothing changes by years end, I’m selling my GH3 and the MFT glass I own…such a strange format…

          • Junius

            CORRECT; I meant f1.4 for the Pana 25mm, not f1.8.

          • Mr. Reeee

            50mm f1.8 are kit lens level and not particularly fast. Take a look at 50mm f1.4 or f1.2.

            • Junius

              I don’t think it’s fair to say they are “kit lenses” – they are primes, and fast ones at that. You really don’t think F1.8 is fast? Look how much Olympus is charging for their 17mm (34mm equiv) F1.8 – $500. Nikon charges $360 for their 35mm F2.0 – and that lens covers sensors all the way up to full-frame. Like I said, the price of MFT bodies is fine with me, the price of (relatively fast) MFT primes, such as the Olympus 17mm F1.8, is ridiculous. They need to be more competitive with pricing MFT lenses, otherwise MFT will fail. Guaranteed.

  • I don’t see the GH3 holding its value like the GH2.

    • C. C.

      GH2 “used” value remains very high. Why? Because it has the multi-aspect sensor, very good IQ, and excellent video. It’s why I bought a second one. It is likely that videographers continue to scoop up this camera (remains a bargain for these moviemakers) and thus are propping up the price. But well-deserved for a great, little m43 camera.

      • at

        And it’s truly thanks to the hacked firmware as well.

  • It was also priced too high to begin with.

    • at

      It is product for the Pros (especially the high bit-rate video), as well as the higher cost for purchasing the sensor from Sony. The price is reasonably comparable to OM-D E-M5 at launch.

  • Anonymous

    never buying full retail again

  • Global shutter GH4 coming soon? I HOPE!!!!

    • Sqweezy

      +1
      With all the new technology developing with its competitors, the global shutter would be the perfect addition to highlight the appeal of the next GH camera. Even Panasonic said such was possible for the near future. As a hybrid camera, this would be amazing for Panasonic’s video front.

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