UPDATED -> A real deal alert…Panasonic GH1 for $1,409.00 at amazon.com. And europeans should buy the GH1 in amazon UK!

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UPDATED: The price has fallen to $1,409.00!
This is the cheapest Panasonic GH1 price I have ever seen!
$1,409.00 for the Panasonic GH1. Ships from and sold by OneCall via amazon.com. in Stock!.

Dear europeans, be smart! Buy your Panasonic GH1 in UK shops!
The Panasonic GH1 costs you £1,112.98 (EUR 1230 !) in amazon UK. I checked the prices in Germany and Italy and the cheapest price I found there is over EURO 1400!
UPDATE: In Holland the GH1 price is almost as cheap as in UK!

UPDATED -> More deals today!
Panasonic 45-200mm f/4.0-5.6 Lens for $276.01
Olympus E-P1 with 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens (Silver Body/Black Lens) for $719.00!
Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 Aspherical Pancake Lens in Stock at amazon.

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a little bit of everything…

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1 autofocus test

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GF1 + 20mm + 8X Macro-Effect Camera Lens Filter (dpreview forum)
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Panasonic 45-200mm mini review (dpreview forum).
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More E-P1 Compared to Film – This time Velvia (dpreview forum)
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35 – Review at digitalphotographyschool.
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Samsung NX vs Panasonic GF1 size comparison (dpreview forum)
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Olympus E-P2 preorders:
Amazon UK / Amazon US / Adorama / BHphoto / Amazon DE
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(UPDATED) For US citizens only, GF1 back in Stock!

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The european 43rumors reader are always lucky. Almost every european country has the Panasonic GF1 (and lenses) in Stock. US 43rumors readers always have to hope to be ready for the day the GF1 is in Stock (and they only have the black GF1!).
On November 24 the amazon.com has 7 GF1+14-45mm lens will be back in Stock (sold and shipped via amazon). The GF1+20mm lens combo will be in Stock in 4-7 weeks!
The good news is that amazon has the Panasonic LUMIX G 20mm f/1.7 Lens in Stock since 10 days.
Important note: With the new 43rumors structure and design coming in January/February we will separate the news from the deals section. And inside the deals section we will have two categories for US and European stores.

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The rumors summary

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Good morning!
Today I have lot of work to do in Rome. I will take some pictures with my E-P1 and if I find some time I will post some photos o 43rumors. In the meanwhile read our rumors summary. All the rumors are coming from trusted sources only!

Panasonic
Panasonic next lenses are expected to be unveiled early 2010. And Panasonic will release more lenses than the three they have announced for the year 2010. Panasonic could announce a new MicroFourThirds camera in february. New sensor generation will be implemented in future cameras.

Olympus
Olympus 9-18mm and 14-150mm sale start planned for the first half 2010.  Olympus will produce two types of camera models – one for easy users and the other for serious users. Next year will prove to be just as exciting for Olympus and followers as this year has been – plenty to be cheery about. New generation of hardware coming starting with processor, colour array technology, sensor etc.

Fuji
Fuji will probably unveil their MicroFourThirds camera by early 2010. Will they use the new organic sensor? Not yet we believe.

Samsung
The Samsung NX mirrorless camera is going to be announced on December 10.

Sony

Sony GH1 competitor will only be unveiled in September 2010 (Photokina)

Samyang
Samyang will not produce FourThirds lenses.

With the exception of the Samsung NX announcement I do not expect new cameras or lenses to be unveiled before february. The good news is that I always have rumors coming in!

Have a nice day!

Ale

Deals
OlympusE520 with 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 and 40-150mm f/4.0-5.6 ED Zuiko Lenses for $506 at amazon.com
– The Panasonic 7-14mm f/4.0 Micro Four Thirds Lens is in Stock (sold by amazon for $1.099)
– The Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 is in Stock at amazon for $399,95 Ships from and sold by Amazon.com for $399,95

– The E-P2 is available for preorder at Amazon UK / Amazon US / Adorama / BHphoto / Amazon DE

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(FT4) Sony mirrorless camera update…and harakiri thoughts.

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A funny fake Sony GH1 ;) source: blog.livedoor.jp

We now received confirmation from two sources that the Sony mirrorless camera (the Panasonic GH1 competitor) is real! The mistake we made was to think that the camera is going to be announced on November 18 (I confess, it is a big mistake). We checked our sources and now we know that Sony has a prototype of such a camera but they are going to announce it only on Photokina (September 2010).
I am really surprised to see how the big ones (Canon, Nikon, Sony) are taking so much time before starting to compete against MicroFourThirds.
I am also surprised about some Panasonic and Olympus harakiri strategical moves. Olympus has no decent MicroFourThirds prime lens and Panasonic is loosing their time advantage by not delivering enough GF1 to the US market.
Anyway it seems they have time enough to do it right!

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