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1.0 out of 5 stars Black Friday Deal Price? nonsense?, 20 Nov 2012
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This review is from: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 16 Megapixel Compact System Camera Kit with 14-42mm Standard Zoom Lens - Silver (Electronics)
£634.26?

getting this camera body with a H-PS14042E-S Power Zoom Lens, which is smaller and more expensive than the H-FS014042E Lens is only £562.49.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1XEB-S 16MP Compact System Camera Kit with H-PS14042E-S Power Zoom Lens - Silver

even the H-FS014042E Lens is £203.99 in the Panasonic website.

So,
How did you manage to make it £634.26?
By making the Body price £430.27?
Even you can get the body with the price of £365 for Black and £329 for Silver.
It's not even possible to reach £634.26, if I'm not mistaken.
I'm not even an camera expert guy, all I did was some simple calculation.

During Black Friday Deal 20th November 2012 9:15am, you can't even choose for the Power Zoom Lens or Black in colours (which both are more expensive).

Please justify this, or this are most likely a rip-off to everyone else for the Black Friday Deal for the 49% discount, which if it's not justified, it's not.
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Initial post: 20 Nov 2012 12:50:48 GMT
It seems to me that amazon are giving false prices to make it look like you are getting a good offer, I to looked at this deal and came to the same conclusion, this had been over marked up by £200 and no doubt the will say that is the rrp they were quoting

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Nov 2012 13:01:53 GMT
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Posted on 20 Nov 2012 13:06:47 GMT
SarahH1979 says:
I had also purchased this deal but have since cancelled it. The picture of the deal suggests that it is the Lumix GX1 with the 14-42 POWERZOOM lens. It was only after someone else pointed it out that actually you are only getting the 14-42 kit lens (the far cheaper and less quality lens). I spent 18 minutes on the phone to Amazon ( a very unhelpful asian lady) who was absolutely useless. Amazon would not budge or even suggest that there had been an error. I have therefore cancelled my order. And yes, it was a over-priced RRP!

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Nov 2012 13:27:39 GMT
Li says:
Thank you for your reply, at least now I'm sure that I'm not the only one concluded the same thing.

Posted on 23 Nov 2012 10:53:28 GMT
All valid points, but it's still a good price for this camera and lens.

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Nov 2012 11:36:22 GMT
Reviewer101 says:
I agree that they have priced it wrong and exaggerated the saving but I purchased this camera on Tuesday and it arrived on Thursday and I am very happy with the purchase. The camera its self if fantastic plus you get an extra £50 cash-back through Panasonic for purchasing the camera, making a very reasonable £271 for camera and lens!

Posted on 23 Nov 2012 12:56:43 GMT
Sach says:
Paying the full non offer price of £634.26 would be crazy, even the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1KEB-K 16MP Compact System Camera Kit with 14-42mm Lens - Black is over £200 cheaper at £429.

I would agree that the photo which shows the power zoom (despite the item title specifying the manual zoom) is totally misleading. However if you realise this then £321 for the camera and a lens is still a great price. I additionally bought the Panasonic Lumix G 20mm/F1.7 Pancake Lens, I have read that the power zoom does also have quality issues compared to the manual, so my final conclusion is that unless you absolutely must have the power zoom then the Black Friday deal still represented good value for money against all other options.

Amazon still managed to delay my dispatch though!

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Nov 2012 16:38:51 GMT
Totnes Nigel says:
The power zoom lens certainly has some issues with it (& kit lenses generally tend to be not quite the best). I'm looking at getting the 14-45 lens which was an earlier one and still gets good reviews. I'm also planning to get the 20mm prime too. Given the 50 quid cashbacks by panasonic and trade generally I reckon shopping around is the answer.

Posted on 27 Nov 2012 23:21:18 GMT
James Murray says:
This camera deal was available from Wex today for £299

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/panasonic-lumix-dmc-gx1-black-digital-camera-with-14-42mm-lens-299-wex-photographic-1379152

And I'm sure there'll be other similar deals appearing soon

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Apr 2013 23:35:52 BDT
I. M. Hawley says:
In actual fact the Power Zoom lens is not the lens to buy as it suffers from double imaging at very useful shutter speeds - see bottom of page:

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/panasonicdmcgx1/16

The power zoom is attractive because of it's diminutive size, but that is little use if it is unusable.

I recently bought a 45-175 X lens and that is going back for the very same reasons.
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