There are allready rumors about a possible price reduction of 400 USD in april so pre-orders might no be the best solution.
There will only be limited quantities in march/april. Wait for the camera to be available in numbers in may. ;-)
The camera price always go down within a year after release. I bought my GH4 for around US$1100, about 8 months after it's release. Of course I had to buy it from ebay in Canada.
I've already gave my deposit money to CVP! Looks stunning so far.
AutoISO now works in Full Manual Movie mode, and you have the ability to set the lower and higher limits to this, so enabling you to set Aperture and Shutter and let the camera keep exposure using ISO - this is a massive improvement...!
Richard, you haven't wait for the housing price and already pre-order?
Also, don't forget, now you can pull focus, all in the camera!!!!