Panasonic's DMC-GX1 Micro Four Thirds Camera Price Drops Again: $239

Panasonic's DMC-GX1 Micro Four Thirds Camera Price Drops Again: $239

There haven't been too many raging deals lately, but if you're in the market for a new micro four thirds camera, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 has dropped to basically ludicrously low pricing. I'm not even entirely sure how Panasonic is making a profit at this price point. Just a few weeks ago it was listed for $300, but now it's down to $239. It's not that the camera is bad either, as reviews have been pretty positive. At this price though, it's not much of a risk.

The GX1 shares many of the characteristics of the recently announced Olympus PEN E-P5, but for a considerable savings. The Olympus is nearly $1500, so if you want to try micro four thirds, the GX1 is a safer bet to place on the new medium- significantly less risk.

The GX1 features:

  • 16MP Live MOS Sensor
  • 3-CPU Venus Engine
  • Micro Four Thirds System
  • 3.0" 460k-Dot Touchscreen LCD Monitor
  • Full HD 1080i Video at 60fps
  • 20fps Continuous Shooting
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • ISO 160-12800
  • Light Speed Auto Focus System
  • Movie iA and Creative Movie

 
Not bad for the price, right?

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JimmySchaefer's picture

1080i, did i just solve your question?

Not everyone shoots video, I personally don't care if its 1080i or 1080p...

Jackson Henney's picture

On 9to5Toys, I found the exact same camera for $200, on eBay.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Panasonic-LUMIX-DMC-GX1-16MP-Micro-4-3-Digital-C...

Not as good as the EPL5, but that's twice the price :-(
The EPL5 has high-iso performance that's roughly the same as the D7000/K-5 because it's a Sony sensor.
Panasonic didn't put the GH3's great sensor into the GX1 :-P