It is the first time I see the silver Olympus E-P1 (Body Only) in stock at amazon US. I thought it could interest all of you who still preferr the include("buy/e-p1.php"); ?> over the include("buy/gf1.php"); ?> but needs Panasonic and not Olympus lenses. For example you can combine the E-P1 with the awesome include("buy/20.php"); ?>. This combination allows you to have stabilized images ( that is not possible to have it with the include("buy/gf1.php"); ?>).
Click here to get the Olympus E-P1 (Body Only) at amazon.
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 include("buy/gh1.php"); ?> quality.
This is a real commercial that has been made with the Panasonc include("buy/gh1.php"); ?> !
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 lightsThe 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:
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.
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.