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Phill D
05-13-2007, 12:57 AM
No sorry not new news but just a question. I was looking at the specs for the Oly 410 & 510 & was wondering as Pana have links with Oly & have gone the 4/3rds route if we would be seeing a similar Panasonic model to the Oly 510 perhaps with a Leica lens in the near future? At an entry level price too? Anyone got any thoughts/info?

Riley
05-14-2007, 06:39 AM
410 review
http://www.letsgodigital.org/en/camera/review/135/page_1.html
510 not in release yet

Panasonic announced an intention to produce 2 dSLRs over the next few years
the first will be a cheap dSLR in the region of US$300-$400.
The replacement for L1 is rumoured but it isnt known if this is one and the same as the news suggested. I suspect not

http://news.com.com/Panasonic+plans+lower-end+SLR+camera/2100-1041_3-6165958.html?tag=nefd.top

Phill D
05-16-2007, 10:41 PM
Thanks Riley very interesting - looks like I might wait a bit longer before jumping to a dslr.

Riley
05-16-2007, 11:19 PM
getting hard to know when to jump isnt it

just an aside
i have several acquaintances that have a number of 4/3rds bodies now
i guess one of the advantages of the type, is that there are now more interesting and varied cameras available.

tommccarty
05-29-2007, 12:04 PM
What seems to me to be happening, the L1 was not holding the value as the Digilux 3.. brand or whatever. A mistake as this is a great camera.... the lens is now how the kit is valued. New Oly's will have shake reduction in sensor so that seems to be cutting off the ISO lens track to success
What the heck.. I think the L1 may be just a Leica Digilux series... a one timers like the previous incarnations.... see the LC1
At the prices we can get today, I doubt anyone would be a loser getting the L! kit before it is too late. In a few years the lens will feth more than the camera kit. Yet the L1 works great with OLY, Sigma 4/3 lens
and the new LX250 25mm f1.4 is not ISO.
Why were all those lens recalled? Why is the L1 is so heavily discounted
now, with US warranty to boot. There is almost no risk buying the kit now.. check the price for the lens at B&H or J&R.... what? free body.. now there is a deal. No reason I can think of for not jumping in now. I know this, you will not be sorry.

Phill D
05-30-2007, 10:46 PM
I just looked at B&H the Camera is $1299 & the lens is $949 so my maths says that the camera body is $350 & not exactly free. It's cheap for what it is but still not free!