GH2 body only - £522 @ Amazon UK

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Framerate
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GH2 body only - £522 @ Amazon UK
Nov 28, 2011

Actually, £521.98 - which is a clear indication that Amazon are clearing them out, presumably in readiness for the GH3 that Panasonic said wasn't in the offing

Still, £522 delivered is about the best UK price I've seen - and as my Nex 7 order is languishing until next year I thought I'd take a punt.

If it has the dreaded banding issue, at least returns & refunds are painless with Amazon - unlike the small UK dealers who always appear reluctant to comply with the law, and who can spin out the refund period for up to 30 days.

Oddest of all - Amazon have sent it via Royal Mail ordinary post, with no tracking at all.

So, it might not even turn up if someone in the sorting office takes a fancy to it

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In reply to Framerate, Nov 28, 2011

Nice price, i don't have any banding on my GH2, wasn't the banding on the older GH1.

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Actually, £521.98 - which is a clear indication that Amazon are clearing them out, presumably in readiness for the GH3 that Panasonic said wasn't in the offing

Still, £522 delivered is about the best UK price I've seen - and as my Nex 7 order is languishing until next year I thought I'd take a punt.

If it has the dreaded banding issue, at least returns & refunds are painless with Amazon - unlike the small UK dealers who always appear reluctant to comply with the law, and who can spin out the refund period for up to 30 days.

Oddest of all - Amazon have sent it via Royal Mail ordinary post, with no tracking at all.

So, it might not even turn up if someone in the sorting office takes a fancy to it

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In reply to Framerate, Nov 28, 2011

My unhacked GH2 has never shown any signs of banding whatsoever but I'm sure if you stress any sensor enough you can produce it. I have no doubt whatsoever should you find any you'll be the first to tell us.
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No banding issue here either....
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In reply to Framerate, Nov 28, 2011

panasonic.de gives €100/€50 cashback for GH2/G3 ... buying Nov.1 2011 till Jan.15 2012
Makes same price ... €720-€100 = £522

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In reply to Framerate, Nov 28, 2011

Does this mean Framerate you will keep posting here instead of running off to the Sony forum?

Your humour goes unappreciated by some but I for one get a kick out of your wicked British wit. I confess you have had me in stitches laughing more than once,

Your Royal mail sounds worse than the Canadian postal service although I suspect somewhere there is reading and delaying my New Scientist issues on a regular basis.

... and oh btw I have had no banding issues on the GH2.

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In reply to Framerate, Nov 28, 2011

Nearly all the CSC's on Amazon are drastically reduced compared to their RRP at the moment. It may be an attempt to stimulate Christmas sales. I don't think you can read into it that the GH3 is coming soon. Next September is more likely.

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In reply to papillon_65, Nov 28, 2011

I'm sure if you stress any sensor enough you can produce it

Not too sure about that - I can manipulate images from my D90 in all sorts of ways and there is never, ever any hint of banding. If Panasonic ever reaches this stage of development, it'll be a happy day for all of us

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rickyclicks wrote:

I'm sure if you stress any sensor enough you can produce it

Not too sure about that - I can manipulate images from my D90 in all sorts of ways and there is never, ever any hint of banding. If Panasonic ever reaches this stage of development, it'll be a happy day for all of us

As I said, I have never had any banding in my GH2 but if you pull an exposure enough you can produce it in most cameras, including full frame sensors. Most people will never see it because if you expose correctly then you'll never need to pull an exposure that much.
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RickPick wrote:

Nearly all the CSC's on Amazon are drastically reduced compared to their RRP at the moment. It may be an attempt to stimulate Christmas sales. I don't think you can read into it that the GH3 is coming soon. Next September is more likely.

The clue is in the 'ninety eight pence' suffix.

It's a standard tactic of UK retailers to change from 99p to 98p when an item is discontinued.

The major retailers, like Currys, are also selling the GH2 at £XXX.98p - indicating that it being cleared.

Panasonic UK have no more GH2 bodies in stock (not that that, alone, is particulalrly indicative, since Panasonic never seem to have much of anything in stock at any given time)

All in all, though, I'm fairly sure that we are seeing the last hurrah for the GH2 - 2012 will bring a new year, a new camera, and a new battery

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