You can now preorder the Olympus E-PL2 at Adorama (Click here) and the Olympus XZ-1 also at Adorama (Click here). You can also sign up to be notified when E-PL2 preorders do start at Amazon and Bhphoto and also for the XZ-1 at Amazon and BHphoto.
Amazon listed the new cameras without price and availability (for now). But they will soon start to accept preorders.
The Olympus E-PL2 + 14-42mm lens will cost $599 and be available in February (Click here to see the product page on Amazon and here to see it at BHphoto).
The Olympus XZ-1 will cost $499 and be available soon (Click here to see the product page on Amazon and here to see it at BHphoto).
As usual the deal will not last so be hurry! Amazon has two silver GH2 cameras in Stock (Click here). The GH2 in Stock status is continually changing so keep checking those three websites from time to time: Amazon US, Adorama, BHphoto.
That’s bad news. The very popular Panasonic GF1 has been now discontinued. The source is BHphoto (Click here). And Adorama (Click here) doesn’t list any kit version! Also Amazon is selling the GF1 via third party resellers only. But at least they have a very good deal. The Panasonic GF1 Body only is in Stock for $299 (Click here).
Like you I don’t believe the GF2 has to be seen as the real GF1 successor. My bet is that there will be a GF3 soon!
More deals news:
It’s almost impossible to find the Panasonic GH2 in Stock. That’s why third party resellers on Amazon are selling the camera for $2,399.99! That’s a $900 extra price…be warned! You pay a similar extra on GH2 cameras that are on auction on eBay.
In those days the real deals are on lenses:
– The Panasonic 100-300mm lens is in Stock for $565 at Amazon (Click here). That’s a 35 dollar discount.
– Panasonic 7-14mm f/4.0 for $849 at Amazon (Click here).
– Not a deal but an in Stock alert: 3D lens now at Amazon and Adorama.
Nikkorexf posted a first set of image sampels on flickr (Click here) taken with the new 26mm f/1.4 lens from SLRmagic. I would say that those samples are not so bad as I would have expectedform a lens with that price Click here to see the lens on eBay.
But if you are looking for real good quality lenses you should take a look at the two new Panasonic lenses, They are getting the first price drops!
The Panasonic Lumix 100-300mm f/4.0-5.6 is now in Stock at Amazon (Click here) for $565.57 only. That’s -$35!
And also the Panasonic Lumix 14mm f/2.5 has a $22 discount and is now in Stock for $378 at Amazon (Click here).
Hot deal reminder: Panasonic GF1 body only is in Stock for $299 at Amazon (Click here)!
One of our 43rumors reades noticed that BHphoto discontinued the Panasonic G10 (Click here). This is a huge suprise for a camera that has been announced 10 months ago only! Adorama doesn’t even list the G10 and Amazon has it in Stock via third party resellers only. I guess everyone is preferring the older G1 or the newer G2 camera.
Meanhwile the new Panasonic lenses are all in Stock. The good news is that the Panasonic 100-300mm lens has a $35 discount at Amazon (Click here). The new 14mm lens is also in Stock at Amazon (Click here).
The 45mm macro lens is also getting cheaper. $735.00 at BHphoto!
And finally you can get the Panasonic GF1 body only for $299 at Amazon!