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Panasonic pleased us with many great new cameras this year:
Panasonic GH4 (Amazon, Adorama, B&H, J&R, eBay)
Panasonic GM5 (Amazon, Adorama, B&H, J&R, eBay)
Panasonic LX100 (Amazon, Adorama, B&H, J&R, eBay)
Panasonic FZ1000 (Amazon, Adorama, B&H, J&R, eBay)
That’s a pretty nice lineup and some of those cameras are yet not matched by the competition! So it’s hard to think about what Panasonic should do as next.
Now I am asking 43rumors readers. What cameras is “needed”? What should Panasonic do?
Please comment this post with your suggestions and I will sum them up in a POLL to post later.
Here is an example of my list:
1) Launch a $199 Panasonic GF entry level MFT camera
2) Launch a new Full Frame mount camera to compete against the Sony A7 series.
P.S.: A personal note on Full Frame. Like many of you I know well that 99% of the people doesn’t need Full Frame. It’s not going to make you a better photographer. But people also doesn’t need SUV but that’s what many do buy nowadays and that’s where carmaker make money. I think the move to FF is necessary from a business point of view. From a purely photographic point of view it makes little sense.
Yasuharu Mr. Yamada and Tsuyoshi Fukuda (both responsible for the 40-150mm lens design)
The Olympus 40-150mm PRO lens designers have been interview by DC.watch. There are many detailed information about the High Quality of material used by the new PRO zoom. Like Super ED lens, dual focus system and so on. And it’s also cool to see many of the pictures on DC.watch. Beside that there are also some more general info like:
2) The upcoming 300mm PRO ha a f/4.0 aperture to allow a compact size and small weight. Mobility is high on our priority list.
3) If the request is high we will make very fast primes (43rumors note: Olympus already hinted that fast primes will come in 2015)
LX100 Day 3 – Canon 70D vs Panasonic LX100 by Peter Gregg
When Price is Not an Issue: A Roundup of High-End Photo Gear at BHphoto.
Better still pictures from 4K video? (HDRinstant).
Olympus Japan announced the red and silver E-PL7 double kit.
IBELUX 40mm F0.85 to be released in November in Japan (DC.watch).
Mill Valley Film Festival trailer in 4K by Gary Yost.
Mohammad Ashkanani: “This Video was captured using GH4 with iso between 1600-3200 and panasonic 25mm 1.4 and seaming fisheye 7.5mm http://vimeo.com/111334681”
Dario Viola: “A video review of the Velbon Pole Pod: http://vimeo.com/81284635”
Tom James Pinsard: “World powerboat championships shot on the GH3 and GH4. https://vimeo.com/107621146”
Izhar Ashdot: “A new music video that I co-directed and edited for legendary Israeli singer Netanela. We shot with two GH4’s. One was mounted on a Gremsy gStabi H14 stabiliser and the second one on a DJI S900 Hexacopter. https://vimeo.com/109293623”
Pasu Au Yeung: “A night trip at Hong Kong’s umbrella revolution. Shot with steadicam http://youtu.be/lhoT8LYQnRw #UmbrellaRevolution #occupyHongKong”
Juha Hansen: “Entirely Shot on GH4, Lumix 12-35 @ 2.8, 1080 25p, 200mbps, max ISO 3200. Sound taken from Sennheiser lavalier mic, wireles directly into the camera. http://youtu.be/HfagSc-9PAU“