Olympus and Panasonic will release new cameras by the end of the year, in order to revive the sales of both the Micro Four Thirds system and compact shooters.
Both Olympus and Panasonic have recently introduced new cameras. Nevertheless, this does not mean that the two companies will stop here and that they will no longer launch new products. On the contrary, there is room for more and it seems like “more” is what we are getting by the end of the year.
Olympus rumored to be working on new OM-D, E-x, and compact cameras
Olympus is the first one of the list because the Japanese company is rumored to release three new cameras by the end of 2013. The first device is a new OM-D camera, most likely the Olympus E-M6.
This camera has been previously rumored and it appears that it will be revealed in September 2013, including Phase Detection AF technology among others.
Up next comes a new “E-x” shooter with a Micro Four Thirds image sensor. Its specs are unknown, but, in fact, little is known about it at all. However, sources say that more details should become available over the following weeks or months.
Additionally, Olympus is actively working on a high-end compact camera. It will not come packed with a Micro Four Thirds sensor, but it will feature a fixed lens. It is unknown whether it is replacing an older model or if it is a part of a brand new generation.
Brand new Panasonic Micro Four Thirds camera coming soon
On the other hand, Panasonic has set its mind on a “different” Micro Four Thirds shooter. Its release date is said to occur by the end of September, while its specs list remains unseen.
The only thing that the grapevine is certain about at this point is that the new Panasonic MFT will be a part of an entirely new series, so it will be interesting to see how this story unfolds.
Olympus and Panasonic have recently introduced several cameras
Olympus has recently unveiled the E-P5, a high-end PEN camera, and the E-PL6, which is bound for Japan.
As stated above, we should expect the two companies to make multiple announcements in late summer or early fall.