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Panasonic Lumix DMC GF1 HD 720p Video Mode Samples with 20mm f/1.7

Cameralabs reviewed Panasonic’s first waterproof compact the Lumix DMC-FT1 / TS1

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Texas Instruments announced the 20MP imaging and 720p video coming soon to your phone. Horrible or not?
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In case you missed it Imaging Insider postet a new Panasonic GF1 review: http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/DMCGF1/DMCGF1A.HTM

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Good news! Polaroid is back!

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(part 1) Back from Australia-China: unfair E-P1 versus Mamiya7 comparison.

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Dear readers!

I am finally back from my journey. I had a job to do in Australia and China. First of all I would like to thank all Australian and Chinese people I met during those two months. The whole trip was an incredible experience and I never had any difficulty at all working in both countries. People were extremely friendly and I came back to Europe with many many many good memories. Thanks!

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GF1+20mm f/1.7 combo in stock but higly priced!

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A third party reseller has the Panasonic GF1+20mm lens in stock. But $400.04 above list price!

Amazon has added a warning because of the to expensive price: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1 12.1MP with LUMIX G 20mm f/1.7 Aspherical Lens

UPDATE: Adorama has the “Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1 Micro Digital Interchangeable Lens Camera Kit, with LUMIX G VARIO 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.

UPDATE: I know you MicroFourThirds folk are crazy for Leica lenses. Now you can have the Leica Noctilux-M 50mm f/0.95 Asph. because there is one left in stock at amazon! It is not that expensive! :)

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Interesting for everyone (not only for Panasonic owners). Dvxuser.com posted a CCD versus CMOS video artifacts comparison:

http://dvxuser.com/jason/CMOS-CCD/

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What it looks like through the DMW-LVF1….dpreview

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1 Performance, Timings and Image Quality at digitalcamerareview.
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(FT4) Olympus E-3 successor will be unveiled in 2010.

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Since weeks we try to get some more infos about the long awaited E-3 successor. We received rumors from here and there and only now we are getting an idea what’s happening. Remember this are rumors only and not official Olympus news. We have no affiliation with Olympus and read our disclaimer at the bottom of the left sidebar if you need to understand what the word “rumors” means.

At the beginning of the year we thought to know the E-3 successor will be unveiled at the end of 2009. It should be an upgraded E-3  camera. Now our sources told us that the huge MicroFourThirds success may has changed their roadmap. Of course there will be an E-3 successor but the release may has been postponed. Probably there will be NO! E-3 successor this year. One new source said “this will be a complete new developed camera“. A trusted source told us that “the E-5 will be a revolutionary camera, not just an E-3 evolution“. Anyway all sources do confirm that Olympus will continue their engadgment in classic FourThirds cameras and lenses.

Some of our sources do believe the E-5 will be a mirrorless High-End camera.

In summary (remember it is a rumor!):

1) there will be no E-3 successor this year

2) The E-5 may be a mirrorless High-End camera

3) classic FourThirds camera and lens development will continue but Olympus priority is to develop new MicroFourThirds products.

4) After the Olympus is ready to announce the second MFT camera on October 31th ;)

Thanks to all our sources for sharing their infos.

The 43rumors team

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Updated Panasonic GF1 preorder table

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The updated preorder table:

Amazon US:
Panasonic GF1 with 20mm f/1.7 Aspherical Lens $899.95 (Not in stock but amazon is shipping the first cameras!)
Panasonic GF1 with 14-45mm Lens $899.95 (In Stock)
Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 Aspherical Pancake Lens for Micro Four Thirds Interchangeable Lens Cameras $399.95 (probably early October)
Panasonic 45mm f/2.8 Aspherical MEGA OIS Lens for Micro Four Thirds Interchangeable Lens Cameras $899.95 (probably early November)
Panasonic DMW-LVF1 Viewfinder $199.95 (probably early October?)

Adorama
Panasonic GF1 with LUMIX G VARIO 14-45mm/F3.5-5.6 ASPH/MEGA O.I.S Lens$899.95 (In Stock)
Panasonic GF1 with LUMIX G 20mm/F1.7 Aspherical Lens $899.95 (probably early December)
Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 Lumix Aspherical Lens for Micro Four Thirds Lens Mount Systems $399.95 (?)

Amazon UK
Panasonic GF1 (all configurations and colours) (probably early October)

Amazon Germany

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1 inkl. Standard Objektiv F3,5-5,6/ 14-45mm/ OIS in mattschwarz (Ships in 3-4 days!)

Amazon France
Panasonic GF1 (probably early October)

Pixmania Europe

In all Pixmaniashops the listed shipping date is October 16. They have the black silver and white model (no red model in all pixmania shops!) Click on your country to see the GF1 product list.

Pixmania Deutschland

Pixmania Österreich

Pixmania Holland

Pixmania Belgie


Pixmania Italia

Pixmania France

Hong Kong

availabile from 26 Sept 09 in all colours (but first shipment will be taken up V. quickly). price is 7490 hkd from Panasonic (both kits).

Australia

Panasonic Australia have indicated that they will receive their first shipment of the Panasonic DMC-GF1/20 PC lens and the viewfinder around late September to early October. The DMW-LVF1E Electronic viewfinder will set you back $379.00AUD

$399.95
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