Olympus displays the (covered) Olympus E-P3 successor!

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Look how Olympus is going to tease us! What you see on top is the E-P3 successor and Olympus will not show it to us for now :(
UPDATE: There is absolutely no official detail yet about possible specs. They only say that they will release that new E-P3 within 2013. And the graph below states that Olympus will release the new PEN, a new OMD, a new E and a new high end compact camera by end 2013.

Source: DC.watch. (Thanks Masato!)

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Also the 60mm macro gets DxOmarked.

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After having tested the Olympus body cap lens today DxOmark (Click here) also released the Olympus 60mm macro results. They write: “Compared to its main (and more expensive) competitor, the Panasonic Leica DG Macro-Elmarit 45mm F2.8 ASPH OIS, it offers better quality for the money, delivering category-leading vignetting performance among Micro Four Thirds prime lenses as well as excellent sharpness.

And let’s keep talking about the new lens tests:
The Olympus 17mm f/1.8 has been tested by Lepidi (translation here) and  Steve Huff. And there is a Panasonic 12-35mm lens test at Thebitmap.

No one of these lenses is as good as the Olympus body cap lens of course :)

 

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(UPDATED) GH3 in Stock at Amazon and Samys. GX1 for $319.

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Short break from regular Olympus-Voigtlander news to inform our long time frustrated US readers that the Panasonic GH3 is back in Stock at Amazon US (Click here) and Samys (Click here)! You even have it in Stock with a $65 discount on eBay US (Click here)UPDATE: Now sold out at Amazon!

And there is another nice deal. Lowest price ever for the GX1 body at Amazon ($319). And still running and in Stock the double Sigma lens deal at BHphoto (Click here).

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New GF5 kits (and “older” GF5 kit discounted).

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Yesterday Panasonic also announced two new GF5 kits (Source: Panasonic.net). One with the new 14-42mm lens only and one dual lens kit with the new zoom and the 45-150mm lens. Current GF5 kits (but also GX1 kits) are now discounted and here is a short roundup of the lowest prices in USA for the new GF5 and GX1:

GF5:
Panasonic GF5 with 14-42mm (non X) lens for $399 at Amazon (Click here). Red kit for $399 at Adorama (Click here).
Red GF5 with X lens for $399 at eBay US (Click here). To get notified on X kit deals save this search on Slidoo eBay.

GX1:
Body with 14-42mm (non X) lens for $449 at Amazon (Click here).
GX1 with 14-42mm X(!) lens for $499 at eBay US (Click here). To get notified on X kit deals save this search on Slidoo eBay.

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