The new sleek and sexy Panasonic GF6

Panasonic just announced their latest entry-level mirrorless camera : the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6. Nothing spectacular in this new model. Still the same sexy and sleek small body with powerful features from its predecessor. It now comes with WIFI + NFC ( Near Field Communication ) technology that allows the camera to connect or share the photos with nearest NFC-enabled devices. It’s a rather new technology but major of Android smartphones already has it ( new Blackberry z10 too ). Cool !

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The camera will available in 4 different color taste : Black , White, Brown and Red

Key Features:

  • 16MP Four Thirds sensor (as used in GX1)
  • Tilting ‘Cell-touch LCD’ touchscreen – 1.04m dots (720 x 480 pixels)
  • Near-field communication (NFC) to simplify Wi-Fi connection
  • Mode dial and four customizable function buttons (two on-screen)
  • 1080p30 video as MP4 or AVCHD (presented as 60i PsF in AVCHD mode)
  • Jog lever around shutter button (which operates zoom or exposure compensation)
  • Sensitivity expandable up to ISO 25,600
  • Faster startup (as quick as 0.5 sec with non-power-zoom lenses)

Leaked Panasonic GX1 Promo Videos

Several Panasonic GX1 promo and sample videos has leaked at Panasonic’s website.

What we learn from these videos :

  • 16 megapixel Live MOS sensor
  • Venus engine
  • High precision contrast AF
  • Ultra high-speed light speed AF , approx 90ms
  • Customizeable function button
  • Optional accessories: Tilt-shift Live View viewfinder

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Click here to peek at the videos .. quick, before panasonic decides to remove it.

Panasonic GX1 Latest Rumors

Rumors popped up lately about the new Panasonic GX1, Panasonic’s latest four-third camera. The rumors are likely true since there are already several leaked pictures of the GX1. It’s body looks similar to the earlier Panasonic GF1 and will be announced in November 8th, 2011.

Panasonic GX1 specs rumors:

  • 16 megapixels sensors , 2x crop factor , micro four-third format
  • new image processing engine
  • ISO up to 12800
  • improve AF performances
  • touchscreen LCD with 460K resolution
  • LVF2 external viewfinder
  • available in black and silver color

Body-only price would be 600 Euro while with 14-42mm : 999 Euro.

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New Panasonic GF7 Rumor

Latest hot news came from 43rumors ! According to their sources, Panasonic is going announce new Panasonic Lumix GF7 camera in end of this year (November or December). There is no details specifications yet but some product code has been leaked:

  • DMC-GF7k: This is the GF7 with 14-42mm kit lens
  • DMC-GF7x: This is the GF7 with Panasonic-Leica 25mm f/1.4!

Latest GF3 stock status:

The Lumix GF3 is now available in-stock at Amazon.com for following prices:

Panasonic Lumix GF3 Price and In-stock at Amazon

New micro four third camera from Panasonic, the Panasonic GF3 is now in-stock at online retailers ( Amazon and B&H) for following price: $699 ( Body + 14mm f/2.5 lens ).

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Buy the Lumix GF3 at amazon

And here’s a link of nice comparisons between Lumix GF3 and Sony NEX-C3. Both cameras released in June 2011 with same principle : to deliver high quality images in a compact/light camera.

Panasonic DMC-LS5, FZ47 / FZ48 announced

Another new cameras are entering the market. This time is from Panasonic. They just announced two new cameras , the superzoom FZ47 / FZ48 and the budget compact DMC-LS5. I’m sure you love to read the whole press releases but here’s some quick recap on both cameras

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Download Panasonic G3 Owner’s Manual

Panasonic G3 has two types of owner’s manual : Basic and Advanced. The Basic version is consists of 55 pages , cover basic topics from how to attach a lens to taking simple photos. More detailed instructions are available on the Advanced version.

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The documents are available for free download at Panasonic

Panasonic G3 Stock Status:

The Panasonic G3 is now in-stock at Amazon and  B&H for

  • $700 , ( body + 14-42mm lens )
  • $600 ( body only )

Panasonic G3 now in-stock at Amazon

Amazon has the Panasonic DMC-G3 in-stock for $799 ! quick, only 2 items left .

You can order the camera at Amazon.com

and, Panasonic GF3 is still not in-stock but you can pre-order the camera here

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Lumix GF3 : preorder + sample images and video

The Panasonic Lumix GF3 is available for pre-order at Amazon. From the press release, we learn that the camera will be priced at $700 ( with 14mm lens ) and $599 ( 14-42mm lens ).  The GF3 will be available in four different colors : Black, White, Brown and Pink.  Estimate availability for shipping is around August 2011.

>> Preorder Lumix GF3 <<

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