According to 43rumors sources Panasonic will announce new MicroFourThirds cameras and lenses on August 26th (more or less, depending on your time-zone!). We expect the release of the GH1 successor, a new GF1 successor (or maybe just a new Gf model without replacing the GF1), the long awaited 14mm f/2.5 and 100-300mm lens, at least one more “lens surprise” and maybe the AG-AF100 (this camera with new lenses could be also announced in a second time befoe Photokina). You can read our Panasonic product prediction here: http://www.43rumors.com/getting-closer-to-photokina-panasonic-rumors-summary/.
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FT1=probably fake rumor
FT2=rumor from unkown sources
FT3=50% chance it is correct
FT4=rumor from known sources
FT5=almost certainly correct!
Panasonic Announces Lumix Life Winners (Photoreview Australia)
Fast Fifties in the Field (Ranger9.net)
E-5 wishlist at Deviantart
Olympus 14-150mm lens test at PConline (it’s in chinese)
Let’s start with the most unlikely but also more fascinating rumor: Canon and Samsung are planning to enter the medium format market. Time to dream a digital mirrorless Mamiya 7? (Mirrorlessrumors / Canonrumors)
Pentax will release a mirrorless camera at Photokina (Mirrorlessrumors).
No new Sony NEX camera at Photokina (SonyAlphaRumors)
New Samsung NX100 leaked (Photorumors)
We know that specs and features is what we are looking for but it would be also “nice” to know the real name of the next Panasonic cameras! A new source contacted us to say that Panasonics new GF camera will be called GF3 and not GF2!
That sounds very likely because few months ago Imaging Resource had a chance to talk with Yoshiyuki Inoue (senior camera planner from Panasonic Corporation). Adn he said that the GH3 or a GF3 may having different AF in movies…
So may we should call them GF3 and GH3!
Reminder: There is a superdeal ongoing at Amazon -> Panasonic GF1 with 20mm f/1.7 Aspherical Lens for $649.99 (click here to buy the camera now!) and BHphoto (same price)