On left the current GF3 and on right the new GF5!
A post at Nphoto unveils what appears to be the first picture of the GF5 (on the right!). The poster says the GF5 will use a 12 Megapixel sensor with an improved SNR (Signal to Noise Ratio). THE SNR is as good as the one on the Panasonic G3. It goes up to ISO 12.800, super fast AF of 0,09seconds and a new 920k dots touch screen LCD. The touch screen interface has been revised. Sounds liek a nice evolution but it will be hard to beat the real big deal of the moment…the cheap and hackeable GF2!
And there is a second surprise. Also the Panasonic G5 will be announced soon and use the same G3 16 Megapixel sensor. What will change is the shape of the camera.
After two months of Olympus E-M5 rumors and news we can finally start to talk about Panasonic again! ;) The rumor has a FT4 value because other sources confirmed that the camera is coming. I am also in touch with the person that leaked this and hopefully we will get some more pics soon!
Links to the current two Panasonic models:
Panasonic G3 at Amazon, Olympus US store, Adorama, B&H, eBay.
Panasonic GF3 at Amazon, Olympus US store, Adorama, B&H, eBay.
Rumors classification explained (FT= FourThirds):
FT1=1-20% chance the rumor is correct
FT2=21-40% chance the rumor is correct
FT3=41-60% chance the rumor is correct
FT4=61-80% chance the rumor is correct
FT5=81-99% chance the rumor is correct