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First GF3 kit discontinued (US deals reminder)


Panasonic US is clearing their GF3 stocks and the Brown kit has now been discontinued. For that price the GF3 is a nice deal unless you really need the minor upgrades the newer GF5 has to offer.

And here are the updated Panasonic US deals. Of course we non US readers can buy from those stores but you have to pay import taxes on any product. BHphoto has a nice calculator for that. If you find prices like that in Europe or Asia drop me a message at Thanks!

Panasonic camera rebateslist at BHphoto. Panasonic lens rebate page at BHphoto.
1) The 3D lens is in Stock for $49 only at BHphoto and for $67 at Amazon.
2) Panasonic GF3 with 14mm lens for $369 in White at Amazon and BHphoto.
3) Panasonic 14-140mm for $499 at Amazon and BHphoto.
4) The Panasonic 45-175mm X lens is now in Stock for $299 at BHphoto. For $282 at Samys.
5) The 14-42mm normal lens (not X!) is in Stock for $99 at Amazon and BHphoto.
6) The 14-42mm X lens is in Stock for $328 at Amazon.
7) The Panasonic 45-200mm lens sells for $199 at Samys.
8 ) The Black GX1 with X kit lens is in Stock for $739 at Amazon and BHphoto and $619 with the 14-42mm lens at Amazon and BHphoto.
9) Panasonic GF3 lens with 14mm pancake for $379 at Amazon.
10) GH2 body for $749 at Amazon. GH2 with 14-42mm lens is in Stock for $799 at Amazon. GH2 with 14-140mm lens for $1,179 at Amazon.

  • J Wolkenstein

    I wonder if Panasonic is going to discontinue the current 14-140mm and introduce an “x” version that is lighter in weight, smaller, and has power zoom for video applications……It would make sense in the lens line-up when they bring out the new G5 and GH3…..

  • AG

    I haven’t heard about the new G5 in a while. Anyone with an idea when the G3 replacement will come to market?

    • spam

      The G-models have been launched without any clear “pattern” for the date, but spring/early summer have been used for the last two versions. The G3 spec is still pretty competitive though so they might wait a while.

  • Patlex
  • r

    US deals… DO WANT in Europa =/

  • RAS

    I’m so glad I sold my 14-140mm from the kit a few months ago. I think I sold it for around $650!

  • G3
  • The differences between the GF5 & GF3:
    1. Redesigned sensor and Venus Engine. While the size and resolution of the sensor are unchanged, the frontside circuitry now has a lower profile and is better located, so it doesn’t block as much light.
    Thus, the GF5’s top ISO is 12800 (vs 6400), more sophisticated noise filtering, and slightly faster continuous shooting rate, 4fps (vs. 3.8).
    2. MP4 video recording option (vs AVCHD only)
    3. Built-in stereo microphones (vs. Mono)
    4. Orientation sensor (not dependent on lens IS unit)
    5. 3inch, 920k-dot LCD screen (vs 460k-dots)
    6. New ‘Scene Guide’ mode
    7. 14 filter options in Creative Control Mode (vs six)
    8. Redesigned, rubber hand grip
    9. New body texture

  • _gl

    I fancy the 3D lens, but the UPS shipping to England from B&H is killing me (nearly the same as the lens), USPS would be way cheaper. Anyone know of similar good deals, maybe in Europe?

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