If you want a black GX-7 in the U.S.....

Discussion in 'Panasonic Cameras' started by meyerweb, Aug 10, 2013.

  1. meyerweb

    meyerweb Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Sep 5, 2011
    Go to Panasonic's Facebook page and complain about it:


    Panasonic probably pays little attention to sites like this, but they definitely monitor Facebook.
  2. RoadTraveler

    RoadTraveler Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 23, 2012
    I would, but no Facebook for this guy.
  3. drewbot

    drewbot Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Oct 21, 2011
    Toronto, ON
    Order from Henry's in Canada.
  4. Liamness

    Liamness Mu-43 Veteran

    Apr 20, 2011
    Twitter is more visible! Just be polite dudes.
  5. Wasabi Bob

    Wasabi Bob Mu-43 Top Veteran


    You can, but you won't have a US warranty.
  6. meyerweb

    meyerweb Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Sep 5, 2011
    But then no warranty in the U.S.
  7. inkista

    inkista Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 13, 2012
    San Diego, CA
    I tweeted at 'em (@PanasonicUSA). No reply, but hey, nothing ventured....
  8. meyerweb

    meyerweb Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Sep 5, 2011
    Here's some other contact information one could use:

  9. gsciorio

    gsciorio Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Dec 29, 2011
    Miami, FL
    Actually Panasonic does watch MU43. Also I give them feedback I what I read here and other sites. I've been asking for a black model release in the states ASAP. This is a good thread to keep growing. When it gets big enough I'll send it over to the right person.

    The other thing I was thinking of doing a survey on Small Camera Big Picture but I'm not sure how to embed one. If anyone can give me some tips I'd love to get a survey going and send that to them as well.
  10. brlowe

    brlowe Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 2, 2011
    Boise, ID
    I'm also waiting for the black body or getting one from Canada. If they won't offer it here they should at least give us a warranty if we get one from Canada. I also want the kit with the 20mm or a kit with the new 14-140 would be nice.
  11. Jonathan F/2

    Jonathan F/2 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 10, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
    Panasonic definitely needs to release it in black in the US. I'm not fond at all of the two tone look. I think most PJs and street snappers would agree.
  12. brettmaxwell

    brettmaxwell Mu-43 Veteran

    Dec 8, 2012
    I'm waiting on a black with 20mm kit from Canada, it sure would be nice to cancel that order before it ships and buy from a USA retailer!
  13. FastCorner

    FastCorner Mu-43 Veteran

    May 28, 2011
    I can't say it's a deal breaker, but I would prefer a black body over the silver one.
  14. inkista

    inkista Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 13, 2012
    San Diego, CA
    ... other good point--having the 20/1.7 kit option would be great as well. Not sure who they think they're marketing to, offering only the retro look, but with the slow zoom kit lens. Anyone who did shoot with an oldtimey silver and black camera probably did so with a 50mm fast prime. :)
  15. dougjgreen

    dougjgreen Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 5, 2013
    San Diego
    Real Name:
    Doug Green
    I would agree that not offering 20mm kits out of the chute is a much bigger deal than not offering the camera in black.
  16. SrPantuflas

    SrPantuflas Mu-43 Regular

    May 26, 2013
    Chile, South America.
    +1 on the black version
    +1 on the 20mm kit!
  17. Papadoc

    Papadoc Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 12, 2012
    I've got five black Panny lenses for my black GX-1. Damned if I'm not gonna buy a black GX-7.
  18. ajamils

    ajamils Mu-43 Veteran

    Nov 20, 2012
    Richmond, Texas
    If I go back to m4/3, this would definitely be the combo that I'll buy.
  19. meyerweb

    meyerweb Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Sep 5, 2011
    There's a thread / poll over on DPR, too.
  20. meyerweb

    meyerweb Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Sep 5, 2011
    Well, if you're going to report back to Panasonic tell them cheaping out on the cost of a lens & body cap is unacceptable! I mean, really, it's an $1100 body and lens kit, and they cant give us 50 cents worth of plastic caps?

    That's even worse than Oly's refusal to include lens hoods, which probably cost a whole buck.