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Here you will find blog-posts with the latest Panasonic related news, rumors and updates published at the main blog. In addition, you can find links to our Panasonic related updates on these dedicated mini-sites:

+ Deals & Specials: all Panasonic brand deals or filtered by M43rds (cameras, lenses, etc) or Four Thirds (DSLRs, lenses)
+ Lens Reviews: Panasonic-branded lenses or filter by M43rds mount or Four Thirds mount
+ Camera Reviews: all major Panasonic cameras or filtered by Micro Four Thirds or Four Thirds
+ Pre-Orders & Stock Status: GX1, GH2, LX5



Sony and Panasonic agree on Archival optical discs (coming Summer 2015), March 10, 2014
Taking pictures is where the fun is, but the hard truth is that every photographer has to wear a mini IT system administrator hat in order to deal with backups and backups of backups and even more backups. And G-d... Continue

Prices revealed (and pre-orders available) for Panasonic GH4 and DMW-YAGH Interface, March 10, 2014
Panasonic generated some 4K excitement with the GH4 announcement and its optional DMW-YAGH Pro Audio Video Interface. Fast forward to now, and the prices have been announced for both items and pre-orders are accepted. The GH4 camera body only kit... Continue

Curiosity Factor: Panasonic Leica Nocticron 42.5mm f1.2 gets completed review, samples (some RAW) and hands-on previews, January 9, 2014
The new Panasonic Leica Nocticron 42.5mm f1.2 micro four thirds prime lens was announced as a product (finally going beyond the development announcement) at CES 2014 and it cannot be accused of being vaporware. The lens has already picked up... Continue

Panasonic shows tiny 4K wearable camera with fisheye lens, January 7, 2014
4K video is fairly rare right now, especially in small devices, but the major consumer electronics manufacturers, especially the ones that sell TVs, are additionally motivated to have 4K become a big success story, especially after the lukewarm reception of... Continue

Panasonic says next GH camera will record 4K video and cost under $2K, January 7, 2014
Engadget used advanced interrogation techniques to get Panasonic to reveal that their next GH-series digital camera will be able to record 4K video at 200 Mbps and save to UHS III SDXC cards or feed via mini-HDMI. The price will... Continue

Official: Panasonic Leica 42.5mm f1.2 DG Noctictron M43rds lens [with preview and samples], January 6, 2014
It is not just a sea of fixed lens camera announcements. Panasonic+Leica wants to drill a hole in your wallet as they have officially announced the new Panasonic Leica 42.5mm f1.2 DG Nocticron ASPH PowerOIS prime lens for Micro Four... Continue

Crazy Drop: Panasonic GX7 body only for $728 [updated], December 22, 2013
Crazy drop again! The Panasonic GX7 body only is now going for $728 with free shipping by Amazon itself and by Samy's Camera. Amazon has now price-matched it!... Research with Panasonic GX7 reviews list. For more specials, check the Camera... Continue

Dxomark picks Best Lenses for E-M1, GX7, D610, D3200 [data driven], December 14, 2013
As part of their more extensive camera + lens combo measurements, Dxomark is now able to leverage their data to make lens picks tailed to specific interchangeable lens cameras, based on their measurements. As usual, keep in mind, data is... Continue

Dxomark measures Sony a7 and Panasonic GM1 and Sony a3000, December 8, 2013
While we were lost in the land of Black Fridays and Cider Mondays, Dxomark kept posting new measurements, including those of three hot cameras du jour! First up, they measured the Sony a7 full framer. The measureable differences between the... Continue

Panasonic will focus on mirrorless and superzooms and $300+ cameras in 2014, December 2, 2013
Panasonic is trying to get its digital camera business to stop losing money, so they decided to take drastic measures, to focus on cameras priced 30,000 (around $300) and higher. According to the announcement they will launch five new compact... Continue

Panasonic GM1 w/12-32mm lens in-stock at many places for $750, December 2, 2013
The floodgates have opened for the Panasonic GM1 with the 12-32mm kit lens, it is in-stock for $750 at multiple retailers, including... + on eBay: Cameta (w/freebies) and Samy's and Adorama + Amazon and Adorama and B&H Photo + research... Continue

(SOLD OUT) Madness: Panasonic GH3 body only for $700, November 24, 2013
As of a 11:43am ET recheck, the $700 offer by Samy's on Amazon (screenshot crop after the jump) is sold out. When we posted this at 11:17am ET, there were 20 in-stock. The price at Amazon.com went up as well.... Continue

New Panasonic 16mp M43rds Maicovicon sensor can record 4K video, November 15, 2013
Take cover! The 4K wave is coming! Panasonic has announced a new 16mp Micro Four Thirds Maicovicon sensor that can record 4K video. You can find the details of the new sensor, including the block diagram at this Panasonic PDF... Continue

(is Back!) DEAL: Panasonic G5 w/14-42mm for $300 in new condition, November 8, 2013
This 24-hour camera deal of the day expired at Amazon but B&H Photo comes to the rescue, they are offering the black Panasonic G5 w/14-42mm for $300 with free shipping and 4% promotional rewards... Research the camera using the list... Continue

Pancake Wars: Dxomark evaluates the Panasonic 20mm f1.7 pancakes, November 7, 2013
Dxomark is serving pancakes today with their evaluation of the two Panasonic 20mm f1.7 pancake lenses for Micro Four Thirds, with the focus obviously on the second generation model. The measurements show something perhaps surprising, the first generation lens measured... Continue

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