(FT3) Photorumors has more details about the LX3 successor.

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The rumor is from photorumors. We don’t know his source that’s why we post it with a “FT3” value (which means “could be”).

He says “my sources from Asia can only confirm that at least one more, high end, compact camera will be announced with new Lumix G model, but at that point it is not confirmed that it will be the LX4:

Rumored Specs:

* Full manual control
* New and improved image stabilization system
* No RAW mode (? – LX3 did have RAW mode, another reason why this may not be a LX3 replacement). Panasonic may keep the RAW mode only for their GF line.
* GPS
* 720p HD video
* Stereo microphones
* New digital zoom function: Panasonic will unveil also a new technology that will be related to digital zoom and will make it much more useful

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  • Jonathan

    Sounds more like a replacement for the DMC-TZ7 (aka DMC-ZS3) given the lack of RAW mode. Addition of full manual control to this model would seem like a natural step as does GPS. Would 720p HD video be AVCHD Lite that is already present on the DMC-TZ7. Note it is almost exactly 12 months since launch of DMC-TZ7 and two years since launch of DMC-TZ5.

  • no RAW? sounds lame….

  • Noah

    If this is the camera being rumored to be the LX3 successor, it doesn’t sound like an LX4, but a replacement for the ZS3 as Jonathan pointed out.

    Though with GPS, perhaps a new model may emerge?

  • Pentrite

    GPS is always a good way to drain your battery faster. Don’t see the point in having one in a camera.

  • There’s lots of reasons to have GPS coordinates in every picture you take. Lots of applications, and even the cameras will let you sort by location, so that you have another way to filter your images.

  • bazuka

    huh hi-end compact from panny then following by Leica

    what a waste ..but its anyway better than Nikon ‘s compact lol

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