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Old December 24th, 2012, 07:31 AM   #1
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When will the GH3 be available?

While some people here have it, everywhere I look it is listed as a pre-order only, with no release date given.

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Old December 26th, 2012, 06:17 AM   #2
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Bill - for the third time in a row, Panasonic has underestimated the demand for GH cameras. I was in this same situation with the GH2 in December 2010, so I ended up getting one from The Camera Store in Canada. Sadly, that option is not available this time, because they're sold out up there too.

There is one guy on eBay selling his camera for $1569.99, but that's about it.

I learned my lesson last time and pre-ordered the GH3 from Adorama in September. My camera arrived in early December. I don't like pre-ordering, but Panasonic makes the best hybrid still/video cameras, and I need these cameras for my business.

Given Panasonic's track record with the rollout of these cameras, I am guessing that I'll have to pre-order the next one too. Sadly, below $2000, these cameras are the only game in town.

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Old December 26th, 2012, 07:06 PM   #3
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While some people here have it, everywhere I look it is listed as a pre-order only, with no release date given.
Try National Camera, BIll. We were able to get a pair from them with no pre-order.
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Old January 1st, 2013, 01:21 AM   #4
 
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Panasonic are a disgrace. Asia-Pacific will not get any until February 2013.
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Old January 3rd, 2013, 09:49 AM   #5
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Try National Camera, BIll. We were able to get a pair from them with no pre-order.
Is that National Camera Exchange?
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Old January 3rd, 2013, 04:40 PM   #6
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How is it that places like National Camera or whatever it is called get these before B&H and other mega online stores?

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Old January 25th, 2013, 08:30 PM   #7
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I bought one a couple of days ago through this site:

zooLert | Panasonic GH3 In Stock Tracker | Check, Compare Prices and Alerts

Unique Photo had them in stock for all of 6 hours.
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Old January 25th, 2013, 10:30 PM   #8
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I pre-ordered mine Dec 11th. Every two weeks B&H sent me an email saying, "still backordered", got another one yesterday. This morning got an email saying, "shipped". Estimated delivery Jan 30th.

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Old January 26th, 2013, 07:12 AM   #9
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Congrats, Bruce! Finally unboxed mine - battery is charging now. Can't wait to get out and shoot with it.
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Old January 31st, 2013, 12:51 AM   #10
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Four new GH3s left in stock for $1212 with free shipping to US addresses at the buy.com store on ebay.

Get 'em while they're hot!
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Old February 14th, 2013, 07:45 AM   #11
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For those who can't wait, there is one http://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-DMC-GH3K-Digital-Single-Mirrorless/dp/B009B0WREM/ref=sr_1_1?m=A2L77EE7U53NWQ&s=merchant&ie=UTF8&qid=1360848727.
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Old February 16th, 2013, 03:33 AM   #12
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GH3s back in stock for $1299.99 from National Camera Exchange via eBay.

Still backordered at B&H and Adorama.

Marked up ridiculously at Amazon.
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We sold through our first five. More coming. Stay tuned:

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Old March 1st, 2013, 05:54 AM   #14
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A few more in stock for $1298 at Adorama.

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Old March 1st, 2013, 10:03 AM   #15
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Just got an email. In stock at B&H today.
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