(DEAL GONE) Panasonic GH2 in Stock at Amazon!

Sorry if I had to post two DEALS related posts one after another but I just saw a deal the US readers can’t miss. The Panasonic GH2 with 14-140mm lens is in Stock at Amazon (Click here). It’s the first time I see that combination in Stock at Amazon for the normal price ($1499). It’s sold and shipped by Amazon itself!

UPDATE: Deal is DEAD now!

P.S.: There are now over ten Fuji X100 cameras on auction on eBay (Click here). All priced over $2000!!!

US deal: $50 rebate on the Olympus E-PL2 (making pressure on the GF2 and NEX-5)

At least in US Olympus is playing a very aggressive pricing against the immediate competition. The Olympus E-PL2 just dropped by $40-50 on Amazon (Click here). The price now is $549 ($560 for the black model). That’s $150 less than the price of the Panasonic GF2 (Click here) and Sony NEX-5 (Click here). There is only one compact mirrorless camera that costs less, the Samsung NX100 (Click here). But for some reasons you might can explain it is not selling well. It has to be seen if Panasonic and Sony will “react” and lower the price too. In Europe the price difference between those cameras is very minimal. They all cost around 500 Euro.

Check price differences for yourself:
Olympus E-PL2 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Olympus US store, FocusCamera, eBay.
Panasonic GF2 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Olympus US store, FocusCamera, eBay.
Sony NEX-5 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Olympus US store, FocusCamera, eBay.
Samsung NX100 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Olympus US store, FocusCamera, eBay.

P.S.: I didn’t mention the NEX-3 because it has been discontinued at (Check Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Olympus US store, FocusCamera, eBay).

Look at that crazy Fuji X100 eBay auctions (What makes a camera such successful? What should Olympus and Panasonic learn from it?)

Look at that crazy price people is going to pay for the first Fuji X100 camera listed on eBay (Click here). The seller is probably becoming rich :)
The price went up to US $2,292.31 and there are still three days left! There are now two more X100 on sale on eBay from Hong Kong (Click here) and Singapore (Click here). Those cameras will be sold for 2 or maybe 3 times the real price of the X100 which is 1199 Dollar/Euro (Check at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Olympus US store, FocusCamera, eBay).

What I am questioning now is WHY a camera can become that popular. It doesn’t take interchangeable lenses, it’s not cheap, it has not a particularly amazing sensor. A wonder what Olympus and Panasonic should learn from that X100!DO you have an idea?

P.S:: You can see a dissembled X100 at Petapixel (Click here). And there is a first X100 review at Photographyblog (Click here).

 

US Sunday deals (GH1, E-PL1 and lenses). And first Fuji X100 review.

The deal of the day is the Panasonic GH1 body only which is in Stock for $399 only at Amazon (Click here).
The Black GF2+14mm is in Stock at Amazon (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here). And today also the body only Black GF2 is in Stock at BHphoto (Click here) with an extra $100 discount whwn purchasing Adobe Lightroom 3.
There is also a good Olympus deal. You can get the E-PL1 with 14-42mm and 40-150mm lenses for $599 on Amazon (Click here). That’s $66 less than the sum of the single camera and lens value.

For all Fuji X100 fans. The japanese website DC.watch.impress wrote the very first complete X100 review (Click here to read the google english translation). Preorders available at Adorama and Amazon UK.

Panasonic GF2 in Stock, Fuji X100 delayed

The good news first: The black Panasonic GH2+14mm is in Stock at Amazon (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here). Check all the kits and colors availability at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Olympus US store, FocusCamera, eBay.

The bad news: Fuji announced that due the huge amount of preorders the Fuji X100 cannot be delivered in time. That remind us the issue Panasonic has with the GH2 delivery but there is a small and very important difference. Fuji released an official press release to apology and to promise to increase the production. Panasonic should learn from them! Source: Fuji Japan.

Preorder the X100 at: Amazon US, Adorama, BHphoto and Amazon UK.

P.S.: The GH2 is still “Missing” at Amazon US, Adorama, BHphoto :(

Panasonic GF2 in Stock at Amazon and J&R (+ new Panasonic lens discount)

The new all black Panasonic GF2 is in Stock at Amazon (Click here) and J&R (Click here). The Silver GF2+14mm camera is in Stock at Adorama (Click here).

There are also two price drop on the newest Panasonic lenses:
– Panasonic 14mm f/2.5 had a $20 price drop at Amazon (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
– Panasonic 100-300mm is in Stock for $529 at Amazon (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).

Reminder: Worldwide shipment of the Fuji X100 will start tomorrow. Preorders at Adorama (Click here).