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    Panasonic Announces G-1 Prices

    Official US prices from this MarketWatch story:
    Panasonic today announced pricing for the world's first Micro Four Thirds System camera, the LUMIX DMC-G1 -- available in mid-November for a suggested retail price of $799.95, which includes the LUMIX G VARIO 14-45mm/F3.5-5.6 ASPH/MEGA O.I.S. kit lens. Also available in November, the LUMIX G VARIO 45-200mm/F4.0-5.6/MEGA O.I.S. telephoto Micro Four Thirds lens has a suggested retail price of $349.95.
    UK prices from this Which? News story:
    The cost of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1 has been set at £599.99 and it will be released on November 1, 2008. The cost will include a standard 14-45mm kit lens.

    A second 45-200mm telefocal lens will also be released at the same time, and this will cost £329.99. If the two lenses are bought as a bundle, then the second lens will be sold for half price.
    The 20mm f/1.7 pancake lens is slated for a "spring release."

    I guess I'll have to wait and see whether they ship the body only or a body + 20/1.7 kit. But I won't hold my breath.

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    Re: Panasonic Announces G-1 Prices

    $399 OR £329 for the lens . . . it's rip-off britain again!

    I guess the price will come down, still, the entry of £750 for the two lens kit is not too outrageous

    penny counting time!

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    Re: Panasonic Announces G-1 Prices

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    penny counting time!


    Meanwhile, an E520 twin lens kit is £500, an E410 twin lens kit is £250.
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    Re: Panasonic Announces G-1 Prices

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert Campbell View Post
    Meanwhile, an E520 twin lens kit is £500, an E410 twin lens kit is £250.
    well, that extra 2mp and the 1.4mp EV are obviously expensive

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    Re: Panasonic Announces G-1 Prices

    Any news on the adapter (m4/3 to 4/3)?

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    Re: Panasonic Announces G-1 Prices

    Quote Originally Posted by jonoslack View Post
    well, that extra 2mp and the 1.4mp EV are obviously expensive
    1.4Mp dots
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    Re: Panasonic Announces G-1 Prices

    Quote Originally Posted by Vivek View Post
    Any news on the adapter (m4/3 to 4/3)?
    $169.95


    http://www2.panasonic.com/consumer-e...00000000005702
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    Re: Panasonic Announces G-1 Prices

    Thanks, Bertie. That is pricey.

    I wonder how much a M4/3rds to Leica M (obviously with no electrical contacts) would cost?

    (FWIW, the 4/3rds to M42 adapter (quite well made) from PRC costs $11/- including shipping!)

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    Re: Panasonic Announces G-1 Prices

    Quote Originally Posted by Robert Campbell View Post
    1.4Mp dots
    I always new you were dotty Bertie

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    Re: Panasonic Announces G-1 Prices

    Prices for the G1 kit are shown on Dutch web-shops (749 Euros and up).

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    Re: Panasonic Announces G-1 Prices

    Seems to be cheap here in Europe, Vivek, taken into account that in the US prices usually exclude VAT.

    Here in Germany prices are starting at EUR 632.20 including VAT. Without the 19% VAT the G1 and KIT lense will cost EUR 531.26. At the current EUR-USD-exchangerate that price corresponds to USD 668.85. That is a whole lot less than the suggested retail price of USD 799.95.

    So buying the Lumix G1 in Europe is a bargain.

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    Re: Panasonic Announces G-1 Prices

    elgreco (is that your name?), Thanks! I should look carefully. The prices are enticing, indeed!

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