(FT4) No new Panasonic Gr (or lenses) at the CP+ show?

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I had the “feeling” that Panasonic would not announce the G3 or the new lenses at the CP+ show and now one trusted source confirmed it. He told me Panasonic will not announce the Panasonic G3 at the CP+ show which will take place in Yokohama on February 9th. The G3 announcement will be held the month after (March). This is a bit surprising as the CP+ show is the biggest asian show of the year. The source believes that also the lenses (25mm 1.4 and 12-50mm) will be announced along the G3 in March.

So let’s hope the rumor about a possible Olympus press release on February the 8th turns out to be true. Because we don’t want a boring CP+ show! You can read more about the possible product announcements at Mirrorlessrumors.com.

P.S.: Read the rumored G3 specs: http://www.43rumors.com/ft5-panasonic-g3-with-a-complete-new-design-new-sensor-and-fullhd/

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  • Tamron lover

    admin: please note when Japaneese fiscal starts – March/April.
    That’s why.

  • Bad news.

  • safaridon

    NO new Gr model(& lenses) at the CP+ show? I thought that GR stood for the compact new rangefinder model ie the R? Also seems strange since the to be released lenses the 25/1.4 and 12-50/2.5-3.3 are some of the first “pro” lenses more fitting for the real GR model or upper grade one?

    Only possible good news I can make out of this is even more likely that the G3 is going to be in a really all new body not just a minor grip makeover.

    What makes no sense to me is why the discontinuation of the very popular GF1 which could be produced alongside the GF2 if you didn’t have the GF3 upgrade already ready?

  • MikeS

    Sorry, but… Gr? Did you mean G3?

    In any case, if there isn’t a big announcement from Panny at CP+, I really don’t know what they’re thinking. Maybe they’re spacing out their releases so that people can get their GH2s before being tempted by future products.

  • GreyOwl

    Inscrutable Panasonic and Olympus marketing, perhaps?

  • I don’t care about the announcement of G whatever. I would prefer, if they keep the excellent GH design and concentrate on improving IQ and performance, instead of trying to invent yet another body concept.

    It is even more important that the announced lenses will not be delayed further.

  • Mr. Reeee

    Panasonic seems unable to ship current models (GH2, GF2) in any quantity, so why would they announce even more, un-shippable cameras? just to piss off potential customers, no doubt. ;-)

    Rumors can be fun and interesting to follow, but not worth going crazy over. Wait until the stuff is officially announced. Shipped? That’s a different story and worth fretting about.

    I finally found a GH2 and it shipped yesterday! I SO wanted it for my trip to Costa Rica at the New Year. Oh well…

  • JRK

    I would like to see at the very least some roadmaps from Olympus & Panasonic. maybe some lens mockups too.

  • Miroslav

    More than FT4 to me judging by the number of rumors from the last week or so… Not that Panasonic needs another newly announced body, they need to sort out the supply of GH2 and GF2. And there’s not going to be any new Olympus camera either before Panasonic announces new sensor.

    BTW, what would be the name of the site if Pentax joins m43? http://www.k-43rumors.com :) ?

  • Rich

    After hearing this news and seeing the available supply of the GH2 I think I going to go with the seal I found. A GH1 with 14-42 lens for $375. What do you guys think? Or should I hold off for awhile?

    • pdc

      There will be GH2 supply continuing to dribble into North American dealers. The GH2 is a substantial advance on the GH1, so worth waiting for. What would be interesting is to know now much back-order exists in Japan. If none, then we should assume that other markets will be served
      as and when they satisfy Japan’s demand (both Japan and USA/Canada are NTSC, so other than packaging and the firmware loading, they can re-direct production readily between these markets).

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