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GX1 in stock now

Discussion in 'Panasonic Cameras' started by DIS Ottawa, Dec 6, 2011.

  1. DIS Ottawa

    DIS Ottawa Guest

  2. KVG

    KVG Banned User

    May 10, 2011
    yyc(Calgary, AB)
    Kelly Gibbons
    I was playing with one yesterday at The Camera Store when I was getting some stuff and it feels amazing in the hands. The new grip is perfect the since I use a GF1 it just feels like a newer, better, slightly smaller version, Oh and the new EVF is way better than the EVF on my GF1. I tried it with my 45/1.8 and it was fast and the new X14/42 is an ok little lens.
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  3. Jonathan F/2

    Jonathan F/2 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 10, 2011
    Los Angeles, USA
    So the GX1 bodies should start hitting the US next week?
  4. drewbot

    drewbot Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Oct 21, 2011
    Toronto, ON
    I played with it also. Trying to resist! Very good improvement over my GF1.
  5. phrenic

    phrenic Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 13, 2010
    Here's hoping I get 750$ in my stocking for a new body..
  6. benjs

    benjs New to Mu-43

    Dec 7, 2011
    Same with Vistek and The Camera Store in Canada as well - the issue is that the production of the X 14-42mm lens as both a stand-alone product and as shipped in a kit with the GX1 are both not to be delivered until January from my understanding, due to flooding issues in Thailand. It's a shame, I've been researching this camera for so long, selling myself more and more on it, but it seems like they're really backed up in the production of this lens. Shame, because the GF3s can be found with the kit lens on it at the moment.
  7. Anthonys

    Anthonys Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 17, 2011
    Isn't that lens meant to have problems with the OIS? I am trying to figure out whether to buy the body only or get it with the kit lens too.. have to wait for January for the later option.
  8. Jonathan F/2

    Jonathan F/2 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 10, 2011
    Los Angeles, USA
    All these first production X lenses have shody OIS. I bet they got rushed into production before properly being troubleshooted.
  9. ahson

    ahson Mu-43 Rookie

    Nov 24, 2011
    Got one from Vistek today. The sales rep said they just got them in yesterday.
  10. SNTP

    SNTP Mu-43 Regular

    Sep 7, 2011
    LUCKY!! my local camera shops don't have it yet :( 
    I can't wait to see it and test it out though.
  11. DIS Ottawa

    DIS Ottawa Guest

    I was in one of the local Henry's picking up something else, and asked if they had the GX1 in stock. The salesman pulled one off the display and handed it to me to play with. They didn't have any of the new X lenses but did have stock of the bodies.

    I guess they're arriving everywhere now.

    It seemed a nice body but didn't really tempt me, given I have an E-P3. I did pop my PL 25mm on it to check for the rattlesnake and heard nothing.
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  12. Livnius

    Livnius Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Jul 7, 2011
    Melbourne. Australia
    Good to know.
  13. DIS Ottawa

    DIS Ottawa Guest

    Yeah, it's nice not to have the rattlesnake but not worth $750 to me.
  14. smiclalef427

    smiclalef427 Mu-43 Rookie

    Mar 14, 2011
    GX1 Silver Body, GX1 Silver or Black w/ 14-42 kit (NOT PZ) now in Stock at Samys.com . I'm shocked everyone is not all over this yet. The Black Body only (now unavailable) is on a Fed Ex truck to me currently!:smile: Just got the tracking number!
  15. Linh

    Linh Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Apr 14, 2009
    Maryland, US
    if it were compatible w/ the old EVF, I think I would have bought it already. I need to have an EVF, so I got the G3 earlier... and assumed the new one would cost a bundle I did not want to pay. Also, all these GH2 deals are tempting me if I can get them.
  16. xdayv

    xdayv Color Blind

    Aug 26, 2011
    Tacloban City, Philippines
    guys, which one do you prefer on actual look? the gray (silver) or the black?
  17. gfspencer

    gfspencer Mu-43 Regular

    Aug 24, 2011
    North Carolina
    I already have a GF-1. If I buy the black GX-1 my wife will not notice. If I get the gray one she will. :biggrin:
  18. xdayv

    xdayv Color Blind

    Aug 26, 2011
    Tacloban City, Philippines
    good thinking. :biggrin:
  19. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    LOL ... just tell her it is a new protective skin.

  20. carpandean

    carpandean Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Oct 29, 2010
    Western NY
    I was thinking the same thing. "Look honey, I got a new $20 stick-on grip for my little camera." Just don't use the touch functions when she's looking. That's a pretty hard to explain upgrade.
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