Amazon's "Deal of the Day" today is the super-compact Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 with a 14mm ƒ/2.5 ASPH pancake lens for only $314. That's another $80 off yesterday's already end-of-model-life bargain-basement price. It's not the best Micro 4/3 camera (12MP, last-gen sensor), but on the other hand it is a Micro 4/3 camera for the price of a decent point-and-shoot. And it's a good little 28mm-e moderate wide-angle lens, which all by itself sells for $275 to $325, depending on where you look.
Like Amazon's other camera sales, this is "good while supplies last," which won't be all day. (You have been warned.) If you want one, don't snooze lest ye lose.
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Featured Comment by Andy Munro: "I bought one of these when Panasonic were selling them off in the U.K. The lens is one of my favourites.
"Although it's an old sensor, Panasonic have made improvements over older gen cameras. The write speed is quick(ish) and doesn't hold you up. The camera has few physical controls, but access via the touch screen works really well. The colour rendition is much the best of the Panasonics I've used.
"It makes a great backup if you only have one Micro 4/3rds camera.
"I fully intended trying it, keeping the lens, and selling the body, but it's still in my bag."