Site Sponsors
Results 1 to 15 of 15

Thread: El Cheapo GH1

  1. #1
    Senior Member hot's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Austria
    Posts
    2,169
    Post Thanks / Like

    El Cheapo GH1

    Panasonic USA





    ... for Panasonic employees ? ...


  2. #2
    Senior Member Tesselator's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Japan
    Posts
    695
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: El Cheapo GH1

    They are $205 here in Japan (body only - new in box).

  3. #3
    Subscriber Member Jorgen Udvang's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Pratamnak
    Posts
    9,331
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    2157

    Re: El Cheapo GH1

    Quote Originally Posted by Tesselator View Post
    They are $205 here in Japan (body only - new in box).
    Do you know any Japanese shops that would ship abroad for that price (+ shipping costs)? They are still almost $600 here in Thailand.

  4. #4
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    51
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    1

    Re: El Cheapo GH1

    Are those domestic Japanese units, or or for the international market? Less than useful if they're locked to japanese only menus.

  5. #5
    Kevin_b1
    Guest

    Re: El Cheapo GH1

    Here in the UK the cheapest price for the GH1 plus 14-42mm lens is still 599 which is somewhere around $900 thats a big difference to the price in the US of 375.

    Regards

    Kevin

  6. #6
    Senior Member Tesselator's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Japan
    Posts
    695
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: El Cheapo GH1

    Quote Originally Posted by Jorgen Udvang View Post
    Do you know any Japanese shops that would ship abroad for that price (+ shipping costs)? They are still almost $600 here in Thailand.
    I'll send you one. PM me.

  7. #7
    Senior Member Tesselator's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Japan
    Posts
    695
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: El Cheapo GH1

    Quote Originally Posted by lcubed View Post
    Are those domestic Japanese units, or or for the international market? Less than useful if they're locked to japanese only menus.
    They are Japanese units with Japanese menus - until you patch the firmware that panasonic supplies and then you get access to all of the languages that are in that firmware file - which is a buttload - like, 14 different ones or something - including English of course.

    If the camera ever needs to be sent in for warrantee the Panasonic Global Support will accept it with and without the patched firmware but it would of course be smart to restore it to it's natural state first.

    If the camera is in such bad shape that it cannot be restored I guarantee that Panasonic will not honor their warrantee agreement anyway - in which case you'd be out of luck regardless where it came from or what firmware was installed.

  8. #8
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    501
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: El Cheapo GH1

    299 body only is the cheapest price I have seen in the UK, albeit the red body. Was really tempted just because it's a bargain but I have a GH2.

  9. #9
    Kevin_b1
    Guest

    Re: El Cheapo GH1

    Quote Originally Posted by DavidL View Post
    299 body only is the cheapest price I have seen in the UK, albeit the red body. Was really tempted just because it's a bargain but I have a GH2.
    David
    Which shop in the UK was that price for the GH1?

    Regards
    Kevin

  10. #10
    Super Duper
    Senior Member

    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Posts
    3,848
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: El Cheapo GH1

    These have to be the hackable GH1s for this to work, right?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tesselator View Post
    They are Japanese units with Japanese menus - until you patch the firmware that panasonic supplies and then you get access to all of the languages that are in that firmware file - which is a buttload - like, 14 different ones or something - including English of course.

    If the camera ever needs to be sent in for warrantee the Panasonic Global Support will accept it with and without the patched firmware but it would of course be smart to restore it to it's natural state first.

    If the camera is in such bad shape that it cannot be restored I guarantee that Panasonic will not honor their warrantee agreement anyway - in which case you'd be out of luck regardless where it came from or what firmware was installed.

  11. #11
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    501
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: El Cheapo GH1

    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin_b1 View Post
    David
    Which shop in the UK was that price for the GH1?

    Regards
    Kevin
    Park cameras. The're good people.
    http://www.parkcameras.com/17457/Pan...Body-Only.html

  12. #12
    Senior Member hot's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Austria
    Posts
    2,169
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: El Cheapo GH1

    Germany - only available with 14-140

    price: sea robbery €1200-€1800 = $1600-$2400 !!! (toc-toc-toc ... made Obelix)

    first-day-price was € 1550

  13. #13
    Senior Member Tesselator's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Japan
    Posts
    695
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: El Cheapo GH1

    Quote Originally Posted by monza View Post
    These have to be the hackable GH1s for this to work, right?
    Unless you can read Japanese. But they're the hackable (back-stock) kind so they should be OK.

    Also I said 'I'll send you one' before and got a few people asking me to. So I calculated every little charge, tax, todays's exchange rate, and etc. and the price delivered to the USA is almost exactly $420. The falling dollar is pretty low right now! Scary stuff!
    Last edited by Tesselator; 20th January 2011 at 16:29.

  14. #14
    Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    220
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: El Cheapo GH1

    very tempting offer tesselator. I picked up a hackable body only from taiwan for my sister at the beginning of the month for about $600AUD can't believe how cheap they are in japan now, could have bought two =). how much are hackable gf1's going for now in japan.

  15. #15
    Senior Member Tesselator's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Japan
    Posts
    695
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: El Cheapo GH1

    About $10 or $20 less than the GH1.

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •