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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



Panasonic GM1 Stock Status tracker launched!, October 20, 2013
The compacter-compact Panasonic GM1 M43rds mirrorless camera was announced earlier in the week, and since it is a new style type of a camera in the M43rds line-up, it "earned" its own Panasonic GM1 stock status tracking page. You can... Continue

Panasonic M43rds developing two Leica Primes (15/1.7 and 42.5/1.2) and compact 35-100mm with GM1 in mind, October 17, 2013
Panasonic officially announced that they are developing a new 15mm f1.7 micro four thirds lens, with the blessings of Leica, the Leica DG Summilux tags along the lens. Also coming up 42.5mm f1.2 Leica DG Nocticron and a Panasonic-only 35-100mm... Continue

New Panasonic GM1 comes out with reviews and previews and ISO-range RAW test samples, October 16, 2013
Panasonic is now playing smallball with the new compact sized Panasonic GM1 micro four thirds mirrorless interchangeable lens digital caamera and its accompanying new 12-32mm f3.5-5.6 lens with optical image stabilization (code name for lens H-FS12032). The GM1 has a... Continue

Judge Dxomark Rules On The Panasonic GX7, October 15, 2013
All rise for Judge Dxomark! They have just published their Panasonic GX7 test results along with their evaluation of the camera. Their featured comparisons square off the GX7 with the Olympus E-P5 and Sony NEX-6. Spoilers: Am I seeing double,... Continue

Panasonic GX7 In-Stock and Discounted: GX7 w/14-42 II for $1000, September 30, 2013
The new Panasonic GX7 with the 14-42mm II kit lens is now in-stock and ready to ship at Amazon by Amazon itself for $1000, with a limit of two per customer. This is discounted from its starting of $1100. Research... Continue

New Leica C Type 112 compact with RAW is a Panasonic LF1 cousin, September 9, 2013
One step short of sending Leica a bag full of money is buying their "interpretations" of Panasonic digital cameras with 2X to 3X the original price. So if you feel compelled to send Leica a bag of money, you may... Continue

(ENDED) Panasonic GF3 Lottery Lightning Deals at 11am and 1pm and 3pm Eastern today, August 26, 2013
These wildly discounted Panasonic M43rds deals expired... For more specials, check the Camera Deals blog with the easy to remember url NoisyDeals.com... Expired items after the jump for reference only. These deals are dead as a doornail... *** EXPIRED ***... Continue

dpreview changing standard studio test scene [with Panasonic GX7 samples], August 15, 2013
All things come to an end. The pixel-peepientially-iconic dpreview studio-test-scene pixel-peepers have been torturing their eyes with is getting updated and upgraded. Dpreview launched a new version (currently in beta). This new change is discussed vigorously in the dpreview comments... Continue

Dxomark picks best M43rds lenses for Olympus E-M5 and Panasonic GH3, August 6, 2013
Before leaving for a two week summer vacation (we wish we had such luxuries!), Dxomark left us with many gifts including a new lab-test-data driven article on the best lenses for the Olympus E-M5 and Panasonic GH3. They break their... Continue

New Panasonic GX7 micro four thirds digital camera starts at $1000, August 1, 2013
As of right now, the Fuji X system is the closest attempt at a "Leica for the rest of us" camera system. Despite countless M43rds cameras, the M43rds alliance did not release many enthusiastic-enthusiast type of cameras. Olympus only recently... Continue

New Panasonic Leica 42.5mm f1.2 DG Noctictron M43rds lens, August 1, 2013
It's not just raining new cameras in the world of Micro Four Thirds, it is also raining new lenses! Today Panasonic announced via press release the new Panasonic Leica 42.5mm f1.2 DG Noctictron stabilized M43rds lens. The spartan announcement is... Continue

M43rds Deal: black Panasonic G5 body for $300, July 30, 2013
Another Micro Four Thirds discount. The black Panasonic G5 body only kit is now available for $300 with free shipping at Amaozn by Amazon herself and at B&H Photo. You can research the camera with the Panasonic G5 reviews list...... Continue

Sony and Panasonic kiss and make up for 300GB optical discs, July 29, 2013
The megapixel wars make all our memory cards and hard disks smaller just by increasing the size of each image. Sony and Panasonic, often two bitter rivals, have kissed and made up to agree upon a new optical disc format... Continue

Panasonic and Sanyo get $spanked$ for lithium ion battery price fixing, July 21, 2013
I'm sure I'm not the first to have noticed some funky pricing with lithium ion rechargeable batteries. Some were priced as if they were worth their weight in gold and other precious metals. It turns out, there was some anti-free-market... Continue

New Panasonic FZ70 superzoom with a 60x optical zoom (20-1200mm eq) with RAW [and new XS3 P&S], July 17, 2013
JK Imaging's Kodak brand claimed the superzoom ratio crown a few days ago with its 52x Pixpro AZ521, but its reign is short-lived. Panasonic has announced the new Lumix FZ70 superzoom with a sixty (60x) optical zoom ratio, a 20... Continue

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