Thursday, June 30, 2011

Last of the $399 GH1s at Adorama -- Get 'em while they're hot!

Introduced in 2009, the trailblazing Panasonic GH1 camera was the first hybrid DSLR form-factor camera with full manual control of video, 1080/24p, an articulating LCD, an external mic jack and the ability to easily mount a wide range of native, non-native and legacy lenses. With the incredible progress made in the past 2 years, it's easy to forget how revolutionary this camera was. And with the "GH13" and "GH17" hacks, all versions of this camera are now able to record at bitrates up to 100mbps -- producing images of unbelievable resolution and clarity.

Now, the 'venerable' GH1 is out of production -- and almost out of stock. A few weeks ago, they were available for $399 from Samy's (directly and through Amazon), at B&H and at Adorama.

But today, Samy's and B&H are sold out, and Adorama has the last of the GH1s at the $399 price point. If you're an aspiring filmmaker on a budget, if you need a micro 4/3 camera to back up your GH2, or if you're a DSLR or camcorder shooter who wants to see what the fuss is all about, you can't go wrong at this price. I got one a few weeks ago to back up my GH2, and couldn't be happier.

Please get your $399 GH1 here to support this site. If you want one with the hard-to-find Panasonic 20mm/f1.7 for just $300 more, you can order it here. Thanks!

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