The most popular new Four Thirds sensor camera is actually a fixed lens one: The Panasonic LX100. Preorders, specs and other info can be found at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto. In Europe at Panasonic Germany, WexUK, Panasonic Austria, Panasonic France, Panasonic Italy, Panasonic Spain, Panasonic Netherlands, Panasonic Belgium.
And here is a recap about that camera:
1) Quick notes:
– LX100 doesn’t replace the LX7
– The effective sensor area on the LX100 is 1.5X larger than 1″ and 4.3X the size of 1/1.7″
– Has the same 100Mbit 4K codec found in the GH4.
2) The Story:
Panasonic will contually update you with the Story Behind LUMIX LX100 Development on this page: http://panasonic.net/avc/lumix/lx100_interview/
Great image samples can be seen here: http://panasonic.net/avc/lumix/gallery/lx100/Bernie_DeChant/index.html
3) Curiosity: New advanced lens construction
ePhotozine posted that interetsing info: “If the same lens construction structure from the LX7 was used with a large 4/3 sensor, then the lens would have ended up being 2.3x bigger, however, thanks to clever engineering the LX100 lens is only slightly larger than the LX7 lens.”
4) This is the LX100 compared to his “inspiration” the LC1 camera:
Click on image to enlarge. Image courtesy: ePhotozine
Silver E-M1 body at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto, GetOlympus. In Europe at Wex UK.
40-150mm f/2.8 PRO lens at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto, GetOlympus. In Europe at Wex UK, Topshot and Fotomundus.
LH-76 lens hood at Adorama, Bhphoto, GetOlympus.
MC-14 1.4x teleconverter at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto, GetOlympus.
PRF-ZD62 Z protection filter at Adorama, Bhphoto, GetOlympus.
PRF-ZD72 Z protection filter at Adorama, Bhphoto, GetOlympus.
General links to all new Olympus stuff at Adorama.
ALL new stuff announced at Photokina at Amazon.