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(FT5) Olympus m4/3 Kit price will be 1,000$


Now from China we have one more rumor confirming the price… (google translation) (original chinese)

OK, let’s start our poll ;)

Will you buy the new GH2?

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  • Michael

    As read from that Chinese website, kits set is around 1000 USD

  • Thierry

    1000$ sure sounds like a lot, but whether it’s too much will depend on the actual specs and kit lens compared to e.g. the GH1, which costs 500$ more…

  • Agent00soul

    Personally, I like the price to be fairly high, as long as this also means that the quality/spec of the camera will be high. At this price, we should expect the kit lens to be of fairly high quality too.

  • forester

    My vote never loads. it never has on any of your surveys.
    other than that, I love the site.


  • forester

    I think the price is too high. I know the GH1 is $500 more, but all I want is a camera. I wish they made one without video at the price of the G1 ($659) and the more featured one in the fall will have the video and the $1000 price. I JUST WANT A SMALL CAMERA WITH A BIG SENSOR. that’s all I need. extras are nice, but that’s all I need.

  • chris

    what i expect is a well build, easy to use and small camera with a very good kit lens -> than are 1000 $ a good price


    I will wait & see the quality..

  • Marin

    Well, it’s obvious that the price is a bit high… it’s enough that as we hear it, we ask: “Isn’t it high?”
    So for me, it sounds high… not that I can not afford it, but that I expect the produkt to be with price equal or a bit lower compared to the E4xx series cameras by Olympus.

  • $1000 for a half-frame sensor in a compact body…sounds a bit overpriced. Depends what the lenses will cost too. Investing the same amount of money in a new camera system and lenses that rivals the price a full dSLR but only offers the features of a m4/3 and compact camera is going to be absurd. It will make the M8 seem an even better choice. The quality must be beyond exceptional. This camera seems like something that people would be adding to their main kits, not replacing kits with. At such high prices…that doesn’t quite pan out the same.

  • Joachim

    Will the kit price include the zoom 14-42 or the pancake 2,8/17 or both?

  • cherrytree

    That would be a good price for an advanced mFT model. However for a digital compact replacement system camera targetting the basic/average consumer it is way too expensive. Panasonic has overpriced every four thirds product they have released and olympus must keep one of their strongest selling points: value for money. They have to beat the g1 on price.

  • carlos

    Way high, if like has been rumored, the cameras doenst have an EVF and neither a swivel LCD. Ive been wondering, with a zoom lens, and without an EVF, woudnt be cumbersome to zoom the lens with your left hand and hold the camera to make the composition with your right hand ( in front of your face)?

  • Agent00soul

    The interesting question, if it really will cost more than the Panasonic G1: What features will it offer that the G1 doesn’t, bearing in mind the higher price and no EVF/flash?
    Probably a very high quality metal housing. But what else?

  • if it has 720/24p and you can control iso, shutter speed and aperture , it will sell like hotcakes

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