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PappasArts
06-13-2009, 12:56 PM
Any clue's when the GH1 will be in stores. It's not like they haven't made them yet. Japan and other markets have had them in stores well into a month+, yet nothing in the US..... Any ideas what store's will carry the GH1 too? Are they going to be selling body only as well?


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Boz
06-13-2009, 02:11 PM
There are no plans for a "body only" version of the GH1 - at least nothing that Panasonic has announced. As far as what stores, I take it you're speaking of physical stores, not online. I don't have any info, but my guess is that you'll see it in camera stores like Samy's, Camulet, and the like. I suppose there's a chance Best Buy might get it as well. As to when, your guess is as good as anyone's.

Oedipax
06-13-2009, 03:06 PM
I think the delay's really working against Panasonic - in the time they've been puttering around trying to get the camera out in the U.S., we've had the 5D gain manual controls, and an increasing amount of scrutiny and dissent over the bitrate and mud problems with the GH1. A month ago, and everyone was practically ready to give it unofficial 'Scarlet' status, but now it's just another frustrating "almost, but not quite" video DSLR. Too bad.

tackleqb
06-13-2009, 09:10 PM
I think the delay's really working against Panasonic - in the time they've been puttering around trying to get the camera out in the U.S., we've had the 5D gain manual controls, and an increasing amount of scrutiny and dissent over the bitrate and mud problems with the GH1. A month ago, and everyone was practically ready to give it unofficial 'Scarlet' status, but now it's just another frustrating "almost, but not quite" video DSLR. Too bad.

you are totally right. Panasonic needs to get their act together real soon or their reputation as the company who are always the first to release new video innovations is going to slip. Once they release the GH1 they need to turn around real fast and get a firmware update on their 1080 mode or canon will beat them to the punch and release a 1080 24p version thats cheaper and then panny is really screwed.

ydgmdlu
06-13-2009, 09:15 PM
New announcements from Canon (60D), Nikon (D300S), and Samsung (NX) are expected to come soon as well. At least one of those as-yet-unannounced products will eat into GH1 sales.

Park Edwards
06-13-2009, 11:14 PM
Sometimes I come to these boards and read people's comments for a daily laugh. Thanks guys.

timbook2
06-13-2009, 11:33 PM
stores in Germany have already sold hundreds! I bought mine in a store called Wiesenhavern.

Jackson Miller
06-13-2009, 11:40 PM
stores in Germany have already sold hundreds! I bought mine in a store called Wiesenhavern.

How do you like it?

PappasArts
06-14-2009, 01:30 PM
Boz There are no plans for a "body only" version of the GH1 - at least nothing that Panasonic has announced. As far as what stores, I take it you're speaking of physical stores,


I'm surprised that they wouldn't have a body only offer. Yeah I was referring to actual stores. I guess Bestbuy would.. I'm really curious to
see it and test it out. Curious to see how it feels compared to the 5DMII.





New announcements from Canon (60D), Nikon (D300S), and Samsung (NX)

Indeed a 60D is coming. What it will be is anyones guess......



stores in Germany have already sold hundreds! I bought mine in a store



This is BS..... Why have Asia & parts of Europe had it for sometime; however in the US there's nothing. Weird..



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Park Edwards
06-15-2009, 12:53 AM
The G1 had a release for body only over in Japan, so it's possible for the Gh1, but probably not stateside.

Park Edwards
06-15-2009, 12:56 AM
well check this out body only Gh1 new $929.00

http://www.amazon.co.jp/Panasonic-%E3%83%87%E3%82%B8%E3%82%BF%E3%83%AB%E4%B8%80%E7%9 C%BC%E3%82%AB%E3%83%A1%E3%83%A9-GH1-%E3%82%B3%E3%83%B3%E3%83%95%E3%82%A9%E3%83%BC%E3%8 3%88%E3%83%96%E3%83%A9%E3%83%83%E3%82%AF-DMC-GH1-K/dp/B002AMV9EW/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1245052532&sr=8-8

PappasArts
06-15-2009, 04:18 AM
well check this out body only Gh1 new $929.00

http://www.amazon.co.jp/Panasonic-%E3%83%87%E3%82%B8%E3%82%BF%E3%83%AB%E4%B8%80%E7%9 C%BC%E3%82%AB%E3%83%A1%E3%83%A9-GH1-%E3%82%B3%E3%83%B3%E3%83%95%E3%82%A9%E3%83%BC%E3%8 3%88%E3%83%96%E3%83%A9%E3%83%83%E3%82%AF-DMC-GH1-K/dp/B002AMV9EW/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1245052532&sr=8-8

Interesting.... I thought they would have a body offer. DSLR's usually do.
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cjwolff
06-15-2009, 04:29 PM
I'm checking costco's website daily to see if it shows up over there.

DanDOF
06-17-2009, 05:26 PM
Spoke to the Ottawa branch of the store Vistek today. On their inventory system GH1 said estimated arrival of their shipment for 4 GH1 is June 26. I couldn't believe they only ordered 4.

Anyway I am thinking of buying the kit and selling the lens without box on ebay.