Micro Four Thirds fans will have reasons to become joyful, as Panasonic and Olympus are rumored to launch several new cameras and lenses in the very near future.
Panasonic and Olympus are among a few companies which have adopted the Micro Four Thirds system. However, it is enjoying the praise of its fanbase and there are some good news for them, as both corporations will launch new cameras sometime in the following days or weeks.
Panasonic G6 Micro Four Thirds camera replacing Lumix G5 anytime soon
First comes Panasonic, which will launch a new G6 camera, which will feature a 16-megapixel image sensor and a microphone input. The shooter will replace the not-so-old G5 and it will be launched along with a new 14-140mm lens with f/3.5-5.6 aperture.
It is unclear whether these will be released together as a bundle, as a 14-42mm PZ lens is also rumored to be refreshed anytime soon and it is the most likely candidate to accompany the Panasonic G6 on store shelves.
Panasonic LF1 release date is closer than you think
Additionally, the Panasonic LF1 compact camera will make its debut by the end of the month, along with a 28-200mm fixed lens, which provides an aperture between f/2.0-5.9. This shooter will sport a 12-megapixel image sensor, that can be also found in the Lumix LX7.
All the aforementioned products are rumored to be introduced on April 24, though fans should not bet all their money on it, since this is nothing more than a rumor.
Olympus E-P5 and E-PL6 rumored once more
As for Olympus, the Japanese manufacturer will launch a pair of cameras, called E-P5 and E-PL6. The former will feature a 16-megapixel image sensor and WiFi support, though it will not house an electronic viewfinder.
An official teaser is suggesting that the Olympus E-P5 will make an appearance during a special digital imaging show which takes places in Shanghai, China on May 11. The camera is rumored to cost 99,800 yen / $1,005 body-only, while a lens bundle will be released for 105,800 yen / $1,065.
On the other hand, the Olympus E-PL6 should become available for a price of 69,800 yen / $703 for body-only version, respectively 99,800 yen / $1,005 for lens kit.