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US cameras:
There is one single MEGAKIT Olympus PEN E-P1 with 14-42mmLens (Silver Body/Black Lens) + 8GB Deluxe Accessory Kit in stock.
And the Panasonic Lumix with Lumix G Vario 14-45 mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH Mega OIS Lens (Blue)is still the cheapest MFT camera to date!

US lenses:

The Panasonic 45-200mm f/4.0-5.6 is a perfect and cheap choice for your MFT camera ($287.54). If you need small lenses you should take a look to the Olympus 25mm f/2.8 Pancake Lens or the Olympus 50mm f/2.0 Telephoto Macro ED Lensand do not forget that you need the Olympus MMF-1 Four Thirds to Micro Four Thirds Adapter for both if you want to use it on a MicroFourThirds camera!

If you look for extreme quality this are the lenses you should look for: The Olympus Zuiko 12-60mm f/2.8-4.0 Digital ED SWD Lens (Perfect walk-around lens). The Panasonic 7-14mm f/4.0 Micro Four Thirds Lens (My preferred lens) and the Panasonic 25mm f/1.4 Four Thirds Lens (very sharp and well-built lens for portraits and low-light photography).

Europe deals:
It seems Europe is quite lucky with the E-P1 and GH1 (they are all ins tock in amazon DE UKFrance).

The LX3 gets his nice discount at Pixmania NLBEAT DEIT and redcoon Spain

The G1 sells for cheap in Pixmania NL BEATDEIT

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a little bit of everything…

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Lots of E-P1 reviews today!

CNET asia

David Tong

The digital story

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Cine Tecnica shows you the GH1 with the PL-adapter

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And again a new Canon 5DmarkII vs Panasonic GH1 video comparison!

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And do not forget that I am on twitter now! http://twitter.com/43rumors

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The E-P1 shutter in slow motion ;)

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Imaging resource reviewed three Olympus compact cameras!
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Steve Huff tested the Sigma DP2. And a short E-P1 vs DP2 comparison has been written from a user inside the E-P1.net forum
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Some Olympus E-P1 tests at Fotopolis.pl.
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(FT2) It is the Panasonic LX3 successor which you are going to see soon?

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UPDATE: The main sources told us that he is not sure about the LX3 release…

We received the first rumors about the LX3 successor one month ago. At first we couldn’t believe it but now we got more and more confirmations. Panasonic will announce the camera in August.

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I already have listened the specs in previous post so this is just a reminder if you havn’t read it before:
It will probably have a completely new back-illuminated sensor. This means that High-Iso quality should dramatically improve. And there is more…the sensor is bigger! A 1/1.3 inch LiveMOS is fitted inside the camera. The lens is a Summicron (it starts with f/2.0).

One sources told us the name will be LX4. But we still are trying to get a confirmation. We hope to receive more detailled informations as soon as possible…

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One personal request to Panasonic…Don’t be shy! Make the camera available soon for everyone ok?

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(FT2) Panasonic LX4 to be announced before the compact MFT?

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We are going to see both cameras this year, the LX4 and the compact MFT from Panasonic. And now it seems the LX4 is going to be announced first. There is a fair chance that Panasonic will announce the LX4 soon. How soon? Maybe in the next 1-2 weeks!

(FT2) Specs (sent us from a new source):

LX4 uses backside ilumination
LiveMOS 1/1.3 inch
and summicron lens (no interchangeable lens!)

Question: How big is a 1/1.3 inch sensor compares the 1/1.6 inch sensor?

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