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Old June 28th, 2004, 08:49 AM   #1
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New News??

anyone got any new news on the GS400 or on any other future cameras that might be released by Panasonic??

i'm hungry for info.
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Old June 28th, 2004, 09:01 AM   #2
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Here ya go!

The album below has some new shots of the GS400 and two pics comparing the optical system of the GS100 (smaller block) versus the larger GS400.

Click here for GS400 Gallery

It also seems that the USB 2.0 port on the GS400 is a new "USB Video Class" in that it can transfer video like the IEEE1394 firewire port.

July 20th is what I've seen for the Japanese release date.
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Old June 28th, 2004, 09:13 AM   #3
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I just got a reply from B&H Photo that the estimated release date for the U.S. version of the GS400 is August with a price of $1499. That's just an approximate time and estimate, and there was no further information about specs or anything.
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Old June 28th, 2004, 01:39 PM   #4
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Wow, is this your GS400, Haupfear?
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Old June 28th, 2004, 02:35 PM   #5
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It's Tommy being hopeful it will be his!!!!! But don't take it apart :-)

Any takers on his GS100 yet? Great buy!
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Old June 28th, 2004, 02:44 PM   #6
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I wish I had a GS400 but I located those pics on a Japanese forum.

No takers on the GS100 yet so it looks like I might have to try eBay.

Pricejapan.com is now showing the GS400 on its front page and claims a July15th start date.
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Old June 29th, 2004, 01:43 AM   #7
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Tommy, did the guy say anything about it, like picture quality?
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Old June 29th, 2004, 08:56 AM   #8
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Tommy, from those picture it looks like the menu is in Japanese, but cos of the MZ in the top right corner of the LCD it looks like it might have the potential for an English menu, but that's only a very rough guesstimate

but we can always hope =)

did the GS100 have a english menu option??
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Old June 29th, 2004, 09:07 AM   #9
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The GS100 DID NOT have the english menu option!
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Old June 29th, 2004, 09:12 AM   #10
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what is that MZ for?
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Old June 29th, 2004, 09:14 AM   #11
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Tommy, did the guy say anything about it, like picture quality?
Rokta, it was basically a site just comparing the GS100 to GS400 specs to specs. There was no actual comment on performance.
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Old June 29th, 2004, 09:20 AM   #12
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<<<-- Originally posted by Rick Tugman : The GS100 DID NOT have the english menu option! -->>>

ok, ok! no need to yell....i didn't know, i never investigated the GS100 as much as i have the GS400
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Old June 29th, 2004, 09:22 AM   #13
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Kamal, the Japanese cams usually have a good bit of English on the OSD but the actual menus are usually 100% Japanese.

Here is a screenshot from my old MX1000 (DV852 in N.A. and MX8 in PAL) from Japan and look how much English it has.

Click here

Sure would be nice if it had an English toggle in the menu. :(
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Old June 29th, 2004, 10:20 AM   #14
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what is that MZ for?
Probably Manual Zoom for the multi-purpose ring up front. The ring can control zoom, focus, and shutter speed.
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Old June 29th, 2004, 11:35 AM   #15
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I didn't yell.... I was just trying to make it clear that it did not have english menus ... sorry Kamal.
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