With Thanksgiving coming up this week, I guess its time to start thinking about gifts for loved ones or yourself. I’m a big fan of the Panasonic Lumix with Leica lens line of compact cameras — we’ve discussed them many times over the years (most recently, here). Amazon is having a one day half price sale on their higher end line of DSLM cameras (Digital single-lens reflex) — they are nicely priced and garner good reviews. A comparable Nikon or Canon typically runs 50% more in price similarly configured under normal circumstances.

Today, Amazon is running a one day sale, and it looks to be a damned good one: These two Lumix DSLM cameras are on sale at a terrific price of 50% off.

The one I just ordered for my wife is the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 (with 12 MP Micro 4/3 Compact System Camera with 3-Inch Touchscreen LCD and 14-42mm Zoom Lens); its normally $549.99, but Amazon has it for $279.99 — it is a steal for a touchscreen, fully configured DLSM.

I’ll spare you the superlatives — you can check out the details at Amazon or see these reviews at Digital Photography, Photography blog and C/NET.




If you want to step it up to something bigger, badder, and bulkier, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2(16.05 MP Live MOS Interchangeable Lens Camera with 3-inch Free-Angle Touch Screen LCD and 14-42mm Hybrid Lens) is pretty bad ass camera. Its normally $999.95, but today only its $499.99, Details are at Amazon, and reviews here and here.


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6 Responses to “Panasonic Lumix DSLM One Day 1/2 Price Sale”

  1. Lariat1 says:

    Barry , Why thank you for the heads up. Just ordered. Now is it going to be for me or my husband?

  2. PeterR says:

    Ditto, thanks for the heads up!

  3. Roben says:

    Just how good is that Lumix? should i buy one for my wife?

  4. I bought the less expensive one for my wife – Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 at $279 it’s a steal. She asked for a DLSM camera, and I showed her that before buying it.

    The $500 one (Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2) is a legitimate low cost competitor to the Canon & Nikon that cost much, much more. If I had unlimited budget, I’d get a Nikon ($2000).

    If your wife is a serious photographer but wont let you drop 2 large on a camera, get the GH2. But unless she is a real photo bug, at $279, with reviews this good (See Digital Photography and Photography blog) its tough to beat the bang for the buck you get GF3.


  5. PeterR says:

    The GF3 just arrived, and the box was missing the USB cable and shoulder strap. Anyone else having this problem?

  6. PeterR says:

    Lariat1 was your camera complete with all accessories? Thanks, and have a great Thanksgiving.