Panasonic Prices the GF2 and New Lumix Compacts
The $500 GF2 will make its way to market in the middle of this month.
When Panasonic introduced their new lineup of Lumix cameras at CES in early January, information regarding prices was nonexistent. However today, Panasonic has finally attached price tags to all of their new cams, including the new GF2 interchangeable lens compact.
The $500 body-only price tag for the new GF2 isn’t surprising. B+H already has their pre-order pages live for when the cameras start shipping in mid-February. There are also several packages available, including a bundle with the 14-42mm lens for $599 and a bundle with the 14mm prime for $699.
The ultra-slim FP7 checks in at $229 with a 3.5-inch touch-friendly LCD, while the cheaper, button-dependent FP5 will cost $199. Both hit stores in March.
There are four cameras in the updated FH series. The FH27 is the priciest, costing $229 and boasting a 3-inch touch-screen and a 16.1-megapixel sensor. Stepping down to the FH25 loses the touch functionality, but holds onto the 8x optical zoom for $199. The 16.1 megapixel FH5 and the 14.1 megapixel FH2 check in at $149 and $139, respectively, both offering a 4x retractable lens.
At the bottom of the line, the new entry-level S3 and S1 check in at super-cheap $129 and $119 price points, respectively.