Enche Zein wrote:
is the preorder means that they will take our money first and ship later? or they just kept our info until the product is available, then they charge?
In the case of Amazon, it's the latter; they don't charge until they are ready to ship.
And as long as I'm posting, re: your other question:
guys, what do u think about m43 after pen and gf1 and some new lenses + roadmap, is this system worth investing?
For micro-budget video productions, the GH1 can't be beat. Not even by the 7D, unless you already have some Cannon glass that you can use with it (which, granted, a lot of the folks who read/post here probably do). But then, if you're comparing the GH1 and
14-140 kit lens to the 7D body only
, that's no longer an apples to apples comparison.
Long story short, if you do a lot of video work on projects with budgets that max out in the tens of thousands of dollars or less, I don't see any reason for you to not jump on the m4/3 bandwagon and buy a GH1.
For stills, that's an entirely different matter. My main concern here has to do with what Panasonic's business strategy seems to be. i.e. they seem to be viewing Olympus' m4/3 offerings as their competition (note how the GF1 is touted as an E-P1 killer, or how Pany intends to bracket Oly's m4/3 17mm lens with their own 14mm and 20mm lenses.) when in fact Pany's competition is Canon, Nikon, Pentax and every other non
-m4/3 camera out there. More specifically, Pany should be targeting users who are looking to move up to an entry-level DSLR like the XSi or K200 or D5000, etc. They should also be trying to up-sell users who are looking at compact superzoom/bridge cameras like the SX1 or HX1 or LX3, etc.
Long story short, unless Pany realizes that 50% of a large market is better than 100% of a small market, I don't see the m4/3 platform ever growing beyond a niche.