Panasonic Announces Prices for Lumix GF2 and New Compact Cameras

Panasonic has announced pricing on some of its recently-introduced Lumix digital cameras.

The Panasonic Lumix GF2 will carry a retail price of $499.95 for the body only.  The GF2 and 14-42mm lens kit will retail for $599.95, while the GF2 and 14mm prime lens kit will retail for $699.95.  The Lumix GF2 should be available later this month.

You can check on availability for the Panasonic Lumix GF2 at B&H Photo, Adorama and Amazon.com.

All of the new Lumix compact cameras will be available in March 2011, with prices and retailer availability links below. [Read more...]

Pentax K-5 Photo and Rumored Specs

Along with above image that’s rumored to be a leaked shot of the new Pentax K-5 uncovered up by Lens Tip, additional rumors have surfaced about the Pentax K-5′s specifications. A poster over in the Pentax forums provides detailed specifications passed along from a retailer.

Pentax K-5 Rumored Specs

  • 16.2MP CMOS Sensor
  • 18-point AF
  • ISO 50-25600
  • 1920 x 1080 25p, 30p
  • External mic output
  • Magnesium body
  • Weather sealing
  • $1699 retail price

The Pentax K-5 is rumored to be announced on September 22.  Full spec list is below. [Read more...]

Panasonic LX5 Coming Soon?

The Panasonic LX3 has been one of the most popular point and shoot cameras since it was introduced in 2008.  Two years is an eternity in point & shoot camera world, but the Panasonic LX3 has remained one of the best-performing cameras around.

So, it certainly makes sense to hear about rumors of a replacement for the LX3.  And signs point to a successor named the Panasonic LX5. [Read more...]

Canon Rebel T2i In Stock Alert

Canon Rebel T2i

Amazon is currently listing the Rebel T2i “In Stock.”  But there are only 4 left (at the time of this post) according to the product page, and it’s just the (body only) that’s in stock.  Here’s the link:

Also, Adorama currently has a number of Rebel T2i kits in stock as well.  Here are those links:

It doesn’t look like B&H has any Rebel T2i kits in stock at the time of this post.  Of course, that could change soon, so here’s the link to B&H’s various Rebel T2i kits that you can keep checking back on:

This camera has been tough to find since day one, so I wouldn’t wait around too long if it’s on your list – or you’ll be waiting a while longer.