Panasonic Launches a ‘Try Before You Buy’ Service for the GH3

February 14, 2013 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | Compact System Camera | 4 Comments |
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Panasonic UK is now offering a ‘Try Before You Buy’ service for the Panasonic Lumix GH3 with 12-35mm lens, allowing prospective customers to borrow the GH3 kit for 48 hours (excluding delivery and collection time) from a number of retailers with no obligation to purchase. Barney Sykes, Lumix G Camera Product & Marketing Manager says “The GH3 is by far the most advanced system camera we have ever launched and we recognise customers may want to road test this product before committing to such as high value purchase, therefore we are delighted to be able to offer this scheme to our key retail partners to help increase their sales opportunities.” Click through / read on for a list of participating retailers.

Panasonic Press Release

Panasonic Offers a ‘Try Before You Buy’ Service for the LUMIX DMC-GH3

Continuing to push the boundaries, Panasonic is pleased to offer a ‘Try Before You Buy’ service for the multiple award winning LUMIX DMC-GH3 with 12-35mm lens.  This ingenious service allows customers to borrow the GH3 kit for 48 hours (excluding delivery and collection time) from a number of retailers with no obligation to purchase. A real plus for Panasonic customers, this opportunity allows them to explore and try the camera in their own setting before deciding to purchase.

Barney Sykes, Lumix G Camera Product & Marketing Manager says “The GH3 is by far the most advanced system camera we have ever launched and we recognise customers may want to road test this product before committing to such as high value purchase, therefore we are delighted to be able to offer this scheme to our key retail partners to help increase their sales opportunities”

The ‘Try Before You Buy’ service, new this month, has been extremely well received and has now been extended to many other Panasonic stockists who also wish to offer this service to customers.

Retailers now include:

·      Annings, Ilkley, Yorkshire
·      Bradford CE
·      Cambrian
·      Camerabox Kettering
·      Cameraland / Stanbrook Cardiff
·      Camera Solutions
·      Carmarthen Camera Centre, Camarthan
·      Castle Cameras Bournemouth
·      Chas Eagles
·      Chas Norman Cameras Sevenoaks
·      Chris Goodhead
·      Clifton Cameras Dursley
·      Comleys
·      Frank Wilkinsons
·      Harrison Cameras
·      Mathers
·      Mifsuds Brixham
·      Park Cameras
·      Peter Rogers
·      Photo Express
·      Photosound Vantage, Bishops Stortford
·      Richards (Bass & Bligh)
·      S R S Microsystems Ltd Watford
·      T4 Cameras Swindon
·      Williams
·      York Camera Mart
·      Conns Camera, Ireland
·      Bermingham Camera, Ireland

Customers wishing to take part in the ‘Try Before You Buy’ service should please contact their preferred retailer directly who will arrange the loan and delivery details



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#1 JOE PRETE

And so it begins,
Here's a sign that the manufacturers are getting creative, this is something that should have been available a few years back. Better late than never, I say! Have you ever bought a car without a test drive? Not that they're that expensive, but with so many new models coming out in the past few years it seems justified. After all Panasonic sure doesn't have anything to hide. With new Patents stacking up on a regular basis, we know they have more innovation to show us. They're not the only ones, there's been activity from all the big players. Remember when it was just N or C? Now it's the top Five or the Ten Best!

There was something that got lost in the introduction of Sony's new RX1 Compact, it was their amazing DSLR's that get very little attention. Having a program like this would fix that situation. I'm
pretty sure this will catch on fast. Some of us had been renting gear just to be sure. Spending a weekend together can answer many of our questions. (Just don't tell your wife about it.)
This is the start of something great for us, we need to know
what we're getting in to. They're also forcing the hand of their competitors. It's a good day for Photographers, for sure!
... Joe Prete

1:46 am - Friday, February 15, 2013

#2 danielbrands

Is this a DSLR? I went on the official website but this camera is not listed

6:01 pm - Monday, March 25, 2013

#3 danielbrands

Is this a DSLR? I went on their official website but this camera is not listed

6:05 pm - Monday, March 25, 2013

#4 JOE PRETE

danialbrands,
A GH3 is one of those Bicycles that has a giant front wheel and a tiny rear wheel. You usually see them at the Circus.
... Joe

11:17 pm - Tuesday, March 26, 2013