Panasonic G6 and GX7 marked as discontinued. GX8 and G7 on the horizon?

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The GX7 has been officially marked as discontinued at BHphoto (Click here). Easy to guess the GX8 will come soon. Likely at CP+ in February. And also the Panasonic G6 is marked as discontinued at BHphoto (Click here). Let’s hope Panasonic will bring us a new G7 too!

Reminder:
Follow the announcement today live here on 43rumors (streaming via panasonicces2015.com) at:
10am Las Vegas time
1pm New York time
18:00 London time
19:00 Berlin time
03:00 (January 6) Tokyo time.

GX7 discontinued info found via Photorumors.

Panasonic announces new 4K ready SD card

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The only Micro Four Thirds “related” news from today’s announcement is that Panasonic has a new 4K card for your GH4 :)

Here is the full press text:

Panasonic Announces SDXC/SDHC UHS-I Memory Cards
Compliant with UHS Speed Class 3 for Reliable 4K Video Recording
Featuring Maximum Read Speed 95MB/s and Maximum Write Speed 90 MB/s

LAS VEGAS, NV (January 5, 2015)  – Panasonic is introducing the new lineup of UHS-I type SDXC/SDHC memory cards by upgrading to the latest “SDUD” that boasts maximum read speed of 95MB/s and maximum write speed of 90MB/s, in addition to compatibility of UHS Speed Class 3 (U3)*1. In addition, the lineup includes a maximum capacity upgraded to from SDXC 64GB to 128GB.

In recent years, the standard of video content has become larger and even consumer products are capable of recording motion picture in 4K.  The footage bitrate is also higher, for products such as the Panasonic Camcorder HC-X1000 and the DMC-GH4 which record full-HD All-Intra at approximately 200Mbps. To make the most of these cutting-edge imaging tools, the recording media also needs to function so there are no dropped frames and all content data is recorded without error. By crystallizing the technology long fostered through the development of digital camcorders and cameras, Panasonic is proud to produce the high quality memory cards that excel not only in the data transfer speed but also in the stability and durability under wide usage conditions to keep the data safe for the long term.

Major Features
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Specifications

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*1 Under UHS-I bus interface. The speed shown in the table above is not possible with a non-compliant UHS-I device. In that case, high speed mode or default mode is implemented. The actual speed depends on devices and conditions.

Panasonic announces new 4K camcorders, new fixed lens cameras and the CM1 sale in USA.

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Panasonic announced at CES that it will now sell the CM1 1 inch sensor smartphone camera in USA too (price $1,000). If you are interested to learn more about the camera read the CM1 review by Pier-Yves Menkhoff on 43rumors, Hands-on by Cameras.reviewed, Interview from DC.watch on 43rumors.

Panasonic also announced affordable entry level 4K camcorders and new fixed lens camera.  Full press kit can be downloaded here: ftp://ftp.panasonic.com/corporate/press/2015_ces_presskit_pr.zip.

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Major Micro Four Thirds announcement will follow soon in 3-4 weeks before the CP+ show!

P.S.: Panasonic CM1 is already for sale at Panasonic Germany, Panasonic Austria, Panasonic France.