Several trusted sources have confirmed that the small Panasonic Micro Four Thirds camera to be announced at the end of 2013 will not be a part of the GF series.
At the beginning of this week, it has been discovered that Panasonic is developing its smallest Micro Four Thirds camera ever, replacing the GF3. However, in the wake of new information, the Japanese company is said to actually launch a new camera series that will have nothing to do with the GF.
Upcoming small Panasonic Micro Four Thirds camera will not be a “GF” shooter
Panasonic will indeed launch a new small compact camera soon, but it is not replacing the GF3, as it will not even be GF-branded. Its name is currently unknown, but three independent people, who have been right in the past, are claiming that this is an entirely new camera.
Unfortunately, no new specifications have been leaked. This is happening because Panasonic may be testing the final form factor of the device, meaning that it still needs to sort out a few things.
Previously, the rumor mill has revealed that the ultra-small MFT shooter will not feature an integrated viewfinder, but one of the older image sensors will be there.
Panasonic’s tiny camera said to be pocketable and coming to the market in early 2014
People familiar with the matter have said that the Japan-based manufacturer aims to create a pocketable Micro Four Thirds camera and the next camera might be it.
The release date of the small Panasonic shooter is early 2014, but it will be officially announced close to the end of 2013. As usual, the exact dates are unknown for the time being, though fans should expect more details soon.
Panasonic GX7, the GX1 replacement, is the Micro Four Thirds camera worth watching
Meanwhile, the specs of the upcoming Panasonic GX7 have been confirmed once more. The Micro Four Thirds camera will definitely come packed with a new 18-megapixel image sensor, built-in tilting electronic viewfinder, and two-axis image stabilization technology.
This device will become available at an earlier date, as it is rumored to be presented to the public in August 2013, as a replacement for the GX1, which can be found at Amazon for $249.99.