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September 01, 2009

Panasonic GF1 is officially revealed!

We pick up the action from the GF1 waiting marathon here with the official announcement of the Panasonic GF1 along with the 20mm f1.7 pancake and the 45mm f2.8 MegaOIS Micro 4/3rds lenses!


+ pre-orders have gone live - GF1 with 20mm f1.7 pancake or GF1 with 14-45mm for $900 each

+ dpreview - preview and samples

+ dcresource - preview and more

+ Imaging Resource - preview

+ Samples and video at Four Thirds User

+ Panasonic USA press release at Imaging Insider

+ Panasonic reveals new lens roadmap with three new lenses for 2010 [NEW!]

+ Preview at Digital Camera Review

+ German press release at Photoscala

+ Spec-comparison of all four Micro Four Thirds cameras at CNet

+ First take at CNet Asia

+ Sample pictures at Let's Go Digital

+ 45mm f2.8 Macro MegaOIS: dpreview, photoscala

+ 20mm f1.7 Lumix G pancake: dpreview, photoscala

+ both lenses at CNet

+ GF1 kit: $900 with either the new 20mm f1.7 pancake or the 14-45mm f3.5-5.6
+ Panasonic 20mm f1.7 pancake for $400 on its own (preorder)
+ Panasonic 45mm f2.8 MegaOIS for mega-$ouch$ - $900 (pre-order)
+ Optional Viewfinder (DMW-LVF1): $200 (Amazon confused this with a marine case?)
+ released in early October

European prices
It is interesting that the European prices are structured differently - check them out at Focus Numerique - the body-only is 600 euro, 800 with the 14-45mm, and 900 with the 20mm f1.7 pancake/crepe

*** this will be re-organized on Wednesday ***

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