Panasonic will allegedly reveal another low-end mirrorless camera with a Micro Four Thirds sensor along with a premium lens sometime within a month.
The rumor mill has been buzzing about the launch of the Panasonic Lumix LX200 compact camera for a few days, whose specifications have been leaked in recent times.
Additionally, Olympus is expected to introduce some new products, including the PEN-series E-PL8 and a Stylus TG-Tracker camera for users fond of action photography.
Nevertheless, Panasonic is also believed to be working on some new Micro Four Thirds stuff. Reliable insiders are reporting that the company is preparing the launch of an entry-level Micro Four Thirds camera, which will be joined by a high-end lens.
Panasonic rumored to unveil a new entry-level Micro Four Thirds camera within a month
Major product announcement events are expected to take place at this time of the year. The summer is coming and people buy new gear to use during their travels. As stated above, Olympus will hold announcement in the near future, while Canon will reveal the 5D Mark IV by the end of April 2016.
Panasonic will follow a similar path, as the Japanese manufacturer will introduce another entry-level Micro Four Thirds camera in the near future. According to the rumor mill, this “near future” consists of sometime within one month.
The device has not been named, but we can look at speculations and previous rumors. They are telling us that the Lumix GM7 mirrorless camera is coming in early spring. Since the coincidence would be too big, this shooter is in pole-position for the next launch event.
The Lumix GM5 has been unveiled at the Photokina 2014 show and some people claim that now is the right time to be replaced. It has replaced the Lumix GM1 in order offer a built-in electronic viewfinder, fully-electronic shutter, a hot-shoe, and Focus Peaking support.
Panasonic’s GM5 remains the world’s tiniest interchangeable lens camera that features an integrated viewfinder. If the GM7 is indeed the upcoming entry-level Micro Four Thirds camera, then it will likely keep its EVF. However, we are curious to see if the device can get even smaller.
Premium lens coming alongside Panasonic’s new mirrorless camera
In addition to its low-end shooter, Panasonic will reveal a new lens for the Micro Four Thirds mount. Contrary to the camera, the optic will be a premium product, meaning that it will be placed on top of the line.
There are no details about the focal length or maximum aperture for the time being. It may also be a Leica-branded lens, but sources have simply been unable to reveal such information.
We believe that the rumor mill will provide more tidbits in the near future, so it would be wise to keep an eye on Camyx. We will let you know as soon as something new surfaces on the web!