(FT4) No Panasonic LX4 (for now)

Finally I got some (bad) news from a trusted source. He told me the Panasonic LX3 successor will not be announced soon. He also told me that “the Panasonic LX3 is a camera which is very popular in Europe and US and less in Asia. So we should expect an announcement for Photokina (September).“.

Over one month ago a different trusted source told me about the LX3 successor. He know admitted he received false informations :(

By the way I am working on new rumor about Fuji Olympus and the Panasonic GH1. I will let you know soon what’s going on!

Where is our LX3 successor?

The Panasonic LX3

Over one month ago one of our trusted sources told us that Panasonic should announce the Panasonic LX3 successor. The Panasonic UK teaser made us believe that Panasonic would announce that camera along the Panasonic G1 successor. As we all have seen this didn’t happen. We don’t know yet when the LX3 successor will come.

Anyway we found this inside the dpreview forum:
According to “Mk7” (a dpreview forum user) the “Panasonic LX4 is coming this week” and it will come with a new “BSI CMOS” sensor.
This is a very unreliable source but it could have some sense if you consider that the japanese CP+ show starts on March 11…

I ask my sources to tell me if they know something :)

(FT5) Panasonic G2 and Panasconic G10 specs

Finally we were able to put together the right pieces and this should be the Real specs:

Panasonic G2
12 Megapixel sensor (4 channel readout)
Venus Engine HD II
LCD 460K
Touch shutter, Touch MF Assist (5x, 10x magnification) Like the one in use for medium format digital backs
Auto eye sensor
Live View Finder (1,440,000 dots)
AVCHD lite 1280 x 720, 60/50p 17Mbps (The Panasonic GH1 has also 1080p recording. )
(Still image and Movie!) Expressive-Retro-Pure-Elegant-Monochrome-Dynamic Art-Silhouette-Custom (Panasonic “cloned” the Art-Filter options from the Olympus PEN.
3.2 frames/sec

Panasonic G10
LCD 460 dots
Live View Finder (202,000 dots )
Motion JPEG 1280 x 720, 30fps
(Still image and Movie!) Expressive-Retro-Pure-Elegant-Monochrome-Dynamic Art-Silhouette-Custom
3.2 frames/sec