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Panasonic GX1 for $199 at Adorama

Discussion in 'Micro 4/3 News and Rumors' started by Amin Sabet, May 27, 2013.

  1. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
  2. spatulaboy

    spatulaboy I'm not really here

    Jul 13, 2011
    North Carolina
    Vin
    I don't need a GX1 now, but it's such a great way for someone to get in the format at this price.

    I'm tempted to buy one now to give as a present later on in the year...
     
  3. jimmyzou

    jimmyzou Mu-43 Regular

    77
    Nov 11, 2011
    Canada
    It's a decent camera, nice handle, hacked one is great HDV tools, specially coupled with X powerzoom.
    Just bought one, 199$ price is just great.
     
  4. Luke

    Luke Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 30, 2010
    Milwaukee, WI
    Luke
    he who hesitates is lost....that didn't last very long.
     
  5. Savas K

    Savas K Mu-43 Top Veteran

    784
    Jan 10, 2013
    I'm glad. I can't stand these near giveaway prices on respected gear that I have no use for, but find tempting nonetheless.
     
  6. thchen

    thchen Mu-43 Regular

    41
    Jan 28, 2012
    DAMNIT! missed it AGAIN. serves me right from taking a day off from the intardnets.
     
  7. ranxoren

    ranxoren Mu-43 Top Veteran

    631
    Apr 22, 2013
    Toronto, ON
    OT
    $249 is still a great price :)
     
  8. thchen

    thchen Mu-43 Regular

    41
    Jan 28, 2012
    it's the principle! :tongue:
     
  9. dougjgreen

    dougjgreen Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 5, 2013
    San Diego
    Doug Green
    Not great enough - I got a mint used G5 with about 1000 shutter fires for $289 all in instead. I felt that the built in EVF is well worth the additional bucks.
     
  10. BobBill

    BobBill Mu-43 Veteran

    261
    Dec 29, 2010
    MN USA
    Bob Hively-Johnson
    WTH? I see no 199 deal, so take down the advert note?
     
  11. entropicremnants

    entropicremnants Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jul 16, 2012
    John Griggs
    That WAS a great deal on the G5! I wouldn't use it as too much of a "benchmark" though as they are rarely that inexpensive.

    $50 plus or minus is not enough to keep me away from a camera when they fall down this cheap and are this good. I really am loving my GX1 so far especially for video hacked with ptool.

    No hack for the G5 yet because there's been no firmware update yet. Vitaly needs a firmware .bin file for his tool to work.
     
  12. dougjgreen

    dougjgreen Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 5, 2013
    San Diego
    Doug Green
    Actually, now that brand new G5s with the kit lens are selling for $398 all in, the range for used G5 bodies has now moved to under $300 - there are two or three posted in the Buy/Sell section that are going for similar prices to what I paid for mine. We are seeing fire sales on all the bodies that are being replaced now - and the G5 is in the same boat as the GX1 in that regard, as is the Oly EP-3.
     
  13. entropicremnants

    entropicremnants Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jul 16, 2012
    John Griggs
    Well, since that makes a great camera more accessible to more people, I am happy to be wrong about it, lol.

    I mentioned elsewhere that I loaned my G5 to a friend to shoot his daughter's wedding and he liked it so much he ordered one at the new price from B&H.
     
  14. alvinlim

    alvinlim New to Mu-43

    1
    Oct 30, 2012
    $199 is on again
     
  15. dlhomesolutions

    dlhomesolutions Mu-43 Regular

    172
    Sep 30, 2013
    Peoria, IL
    Great Deal!

    This is a nice price if you are looking to carry around a second camera with a zoom lens or something like that.
     
  16. slothead

    slothead Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 14, 2012
    Frederick, MD
    The camera is no longer available according to the original link.
     
  17. HesterAngelo

    HesterAngelo Mu-43 Rookie

    10
    Oct 4, 2013
    Fort Worth
    The pricing is certainly great i guess.