G5 kit now $359.99 New @ Amazon

madogvelkor

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Looks like they are out of stock on the 45-150 that you can get $200 off on though. Which may be why they dropped the price on the G5 kit.

Too bad, since it really would have been an amazing deal if you could get the G5 kit + 45-150 for $359! :eek:
 

dhewie84

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Looks like it was $372 with the two lenses before the 45-150mm sold out. Kind of kicking myself now, but I suppose unless they get the lens back in stock, it would probably come out the same as the $500 deal I got if I had to buy the 45-150 lens separate.
 

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it really would have been an amazing deal if you could get the G5 kit + 45-150 for $359! :eek:
:yahoo::whoo: I got that exact deal! :dance: :dance4:

I'm so glad that I:

1) just missed the $598 adorama deal the first time around (otherwise I would have bought that and been done),
2) decided to wait & watch a little while before jumping on costco $598 deal,
3) saw the amazon $200 promotion last friday when 45-150 lens price was briefly $198, and
4) they gave me a price adjustment on the camera this morning when I called (and the price was still in effect)!

I waited until refund finished processioning before posting, just to be sure they didn't change their minds!! Incredible, dumb luck (both good and bad), led me to the deal of the year on MFT!

:dance2: :woohoo1: :biggrin:

Now, what lens am I going to blow that extra $138 in my pocket on ... ;)
 

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I would've been all over this if it only had the em-5/gh3 sensor.
I have an E-M5 and the G5 and the G5 has its own charms. I would not hesitate to buy it again.

The only thing my E-M5 really has that distinguishes it totally is the incredible IBIS and weather sealing. The G5 has an excellent sensor really even it it doesn't measure objectively as high as the E-M5 sensor it makes GREAT images.

So if you're going without because you can't afford an E-M5 or whatever I would say just get a cheap G5. It's a very, very rewarding camera and I'm surprised to find myself saying that but I'm now both an OM-D and G series fan! Just for different reasons, lol.
 

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This is insane...How is it possible.

The G5 in my opinion is 80% of the E-M5 at 30% of the price for what I need, and really a dumbed down GH2 in terms of video quality (if not capability).

I have been slowing growing to like the G5's IQ, I shot some indoor ambient light candids at ISO 3200 (by mistake it was set that way) and didn't really notice until I zoomed 1:1 on my computer screen.

One stop separates E-M5/E-PM2 from G5, I'd say...
 

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Back to $359 at Amazon! The lens can be ordered too, but it raised to $245. Still, $405 for both is great!
 

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The G5 is a "sleeper" camera as some term it. It's a great mu-43 camera that was overshadowed by the E-M5 when it was released. I'd say it's a shame, but I believe the deals are around now because of unsold inventory and a pending G6 camera.

I have a hard time now deciding which camera to pick up: the E-M5 or the G5. Both feel just as capable and the G5 actually has some advantages in handing strangely enough.

So it comes down to IBIS and sealing pretty much now -- and whether I need the HLD-6 grip for the extra battery runtime.
 

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Camera is now out of stock...thats what happens when a good deal hits the front page deals over at slickdeals.net!
 

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This is insane...How is it possible.

The G5 in my opinion is 80% of the E-M5 at 30% of the price for what I need, and really a dumbed down GH2 in terms of video quality (if not capability).

I have been slowing growing to like the G5's IQ, I shot some indoor ambient light candids at ISO 3200 (by mistake it was set that way) and didn't really notice until I zoomed 1:1 on my computer screen.

One stop separates E-M5/E-PM2 from G5, I'd say...
This is a dilemma we face in most segments of the camera market. Is "the best", with it's often only slight improvement, worth the usually significant upcharge?

My only advice is not to buy a camera just because it's a great deal. Choose the camera you think you need then try to find a great deal on it. There are literally too many good deals to chase, unless you are flipping gear to make a buck.
 

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Plus, what's the best camera now will feel dated in a year given the way the technology is changing. I'd rather save the money on the body and spend it on lenses, since they'll be good until they break or the MFT format dies.

This is a dilemma we face in most segments of the camera market. Is "the best", with it's often only slight improvement, worth the usually significant upcharge?

My only advice is not to buy a camera just because it's a great deal. Choose the camera you think you need then try to find a great deal on it. There are literally too many good deals to chase, unless you are flipping gear to make a buck.
 

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