(UPDATED) New GF1 and E-P1 reviews and tests!

Panasonic GF1 on street review …..ohhh! what kind of language is that? Thai! :)

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First GF1 unboxing images http://www.jacobheftmann.com/news/archives/8878

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Imaging resource just posted some Panasonic GF1 image samples (with ISO comparisons).

And they also finished their E-P1 review: “It’s clear from the image analysis of our test shots that the Olympus E-P1 has more to its appeal than good looks and a fine form...”

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Panasonic Lumix GF1 – studio test photos can be seen at fotopolis.pl

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zone-10.com reviews the E-P1

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Mark (the owner of which43.com) posted many GF1 versus E-P1 comparisons.

For example take a look at the shutter noise comparison (first set of noises is the GF1, second is the E-P1)

He says “the GF1 is slightly louder and I find the noise more intrusive.You can download the mp3 audio at http://which43.com/?attachment_id=87

Autofocus test are available here (part one) and here (part two)

Good job Mark! ;)

Panasonic GF1: first user experiences

Many people is talking about the new Panasonic GF1 and we thought we should summarize you the most interesting forum threads:

1) Japanese are getting the Panasonic GF1 as first and here we have some first GF1 images: http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/readflat.asp?forum=1041&thread=33148117 and here: http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/readflat.asp?forum=1041&thread=33155455

2) Here you have a picture of the GF1 with Leica lenses: http://www.flickr.com/photos/philou95/3952449825/ Generally you can find many pictures here: http://www.flickr.com/search/?ss=2&w=all&q=GF1&m=text#page=0

3) First US people is receiving their GF1 directly from Panasonic. Amazon is also starting their shipments. The waiting list is long so many have to wait days or weeks to get the GF1.

4) We havn’t got any info from Europe. I still havn’t heard of any european who got the GF1. Strange that Amazon Germany has not even listed the GF1!
Amazon UK says the GF1 will “usually dispatched within 2 to 5 weeks“. It also says that the Panasonic DMW-LVF1E External Live Viewfinder for Lumix GF1 is due to be released on September 30, 2009. So in UK you can get the Viewfinder before the camera :)

amazon France gives no shipment information (“À paraître – Commandez-le dès aujourd’hui!“)

Panasonic GF1 + 20mm f/1.7 lens to be delivered on December only (says Adorama)

Adoama will ship the Panasonic GF1 + 20mm lens combo on December:
Panasonic Gf1 Preorder now!
For the Panasonic GF1 + 14-54mm lens delivery is expected to start October 2009
Panasonic Gf1 Preorder now!

Amazon US will ship the Panasonic GF1 with 14-45mm Lens on September 24

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The most lucky people (like always) are the japanese. They are beginning to post their first GF1 pictures. An example? http://ganref.jp/magazines/index/1/0/330

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