After having looked at the current price in Germany I was equally shocked as most posters are here. I was also shocked to see some of the new Pana prices
Getting out my calculator and deducting 30% of the initial starting (list-)price of 700 EUR (incl. 19% you-know-VAT) I'm still getting 490 EUR w/o lens. So even predicting the lowest expected street price in the future this body is still very expensive. The missing mirror and optical viewfinder should make it a real cheap body to manufacture. A street price of 290 EUR (body only) should be more than adequate. But that seems faaaaar away.
What a pity!
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