A commercial shot with the Olympus E-P1!


This is the first commercial I have seen that has been shot with the Olympus .
Tobias (the director) wrote me following email:
I’m a young Cinematographer/Photographer from the Netherlands. We just finished making a commercial for Lisadore.com (shoes) that we shot on the Olympus E-P1! you can find it here: www.pekelharing.com here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0k8tV86Ycx0 or here: http://vimeo.com/7114718

This is the short press story:
Online Commercial shot on the Olympus Pen Micro 4/3 (four thirds) camera!

This commercial for Lisadore.comJelmar Hoekstra Editing and Tobias Pekelharing
Music and sound design: Audentity
Production: Anne Koning

Well done Guys! And thanks Tobias for sending me your video!


Trustedreviews tests the Panasonic GH1.


I found interesting what they wrote about the video implementation in digital stills camera: “My second point about hybrid video/stills cameras is that they’re never going to work satisfactorily. If you look at the way the ergonomics of the typical video camcorder has evolved, the body is designed to rest on the flat palm of the right hand with the forearm vertical, a grip that is well suited to panning the camera smoothly in the horizontal plane, and all the main shooting controls are accessible with the minimum of hand movement, so that you don’t cause camera shake when filming. By contrast a digital SLR is designed to be held in both hands, gripped tight into the chest for maximum stability when shooting stills. The controls are not designed with stability or shake reduction in mind, because they don’t have to be. My point is that the body shape and control layout of a typical DSLR is fundamentally unsuited to hand-held video shooting, and I really don’t believe that any sort of successful hybrid is even possible using current camera forms.

Anyway they really liked the image quality.

You can read the whole review here: http://www.trustedreviews.com/digital-cameras/review/2009/10/17/Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-GH1/p1


a little bit of everything…


This is a real commercial that has been made with the Panasonc !

The authors says: “Ciudad del Este, Paraguay, a very commercial city in the limit with Brasil.
Just made with kit 14-140 and pancake 17 mm.
All with available lights
The final image look was done by the editor in After Effects, original footage was in standard mode.
click in HD to see it a better quality.

Medium format digital cameras are getting cheaper and cheaper. The new Leaf Aptus-II 5 22 MP digital camera back now costs you only $7.995. It offers you modest 0.9 sec/frame and ISO sensitivity 25-400 but remember the sensor is 48 x 36mm big!
New Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZX1 Review made by Photographyblog
Panasonic GF1 and Olympus E-P1 comparison at http://sanweng.com/?p=213
Panasonic Australia sjust sent this to one of our readers:

Dear Scott.

Thank you for taking the time to contact Panasonic with your enquiry.

Panasonic Australia does not have a Exact Release date for the DMC-GF1 at this time. We may be able to supply a date in the next few weeks.

Kind Regards,
Panasonic Customer Care



Worldwide: What’s in Stock today…quite a lot!


Today Pixmania, Amazon Germany and Amazon France do have the Panasonic GF1 in stock. Good day for Europe. Little has changed in Amazon.com, the Viewfinder is not in Stock anymore. And Adorama finally has the 20mm f/1.7.


Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 Lens lens and today the lens is in Stock!
– The Panasonic GF1 12.1MP with 14-45mm Lens is also in Stock.
Panasonic 45-200mm f/4.0-5.6 lens is in Stock.



– Adorama has the “Panasonic GF1 Camera Kit, with 14-45mm/F3.5-5.6 ASPH/MEGA O.I.S Lens, 8 GB SD Memory Card, Camera Case Mack 3 Year Extended Warranty, USB 2.0 SD Card Reader, Professional Lens Cleaning Kit” in Stock.
– The “normal” Panasonic GF1 with 14-45mm/F3.5-5.6 ASPH/MEGA O.I.S Lens” is also in Stock.
– And the Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 lens” is also in Stock.


Amazon Germany:

Panasonic GF1 inkl. Standard Objektiv F3,5-5,6/ 14-45mm/ OIS in mattschwarz
Panasonic Aufstecksucher elektronisch, 90Grad kippbar für GF1
7-14 mm f/4.0 and the 45-200mm/4-5,6 lenses in Stock


Amazon UK:

All this items are in Stock…
Panasonic Lumix GF1 12.1MP Digital System Camera 20mm Lens Kit – Black
Panasonic DMW-LVF1E External Live Viewfinder for Lumix GF1
Panasonic Lumix GF1 12.1MP Digital System Camera Body – Black
Panasonic Lumix GF1 12.1MP Digital System Camera Body – Silver
Panasonic H-fs045200e Lumix G Vario 45-200mm F4-5.6 ASPH Mega O.I.S Lens for G1


Amazon France

Panasonic GF1


Australia still has zero GF1 :(


Pixmania Europe ALL IN STOCK TODAY!

Pixmania Deutschland
Pixmania Österreich
Pixmania Holland
Pixmania Belgie

Pixmania Italia