(FT5) Also Panasonic Japan says new models are ready to be unveiled!

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From March 11 to March 14 the “CP+” show will take place in Yokohama. Panasonic Japan confirms that they will show the new models on that event (But maybe the official announcement will take place earlier…next week?). The very bad google translation says:  “digital camera with an advanced and compact model will continue to introduce. And for you to experience hands on the camera model and compact model…

Source: Panasonic Japan
( or click here to read the google english translation)

We expect Panasonic to unveil two new MicroFourThirds cameras the G2 and the G10! Also the LX3 could get a successor!

Cuurrently the Pansonic LX3 price is continually dropping on Amazon (maybe thats a sign)

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  • LX4! LX4! LX4! LX4! LX4!

  • Tsuru

    I translated the piece as best as I could:

    In the Panasonic booth, “LUMIX THEATER~ The World Of Photos and Movies Created by LUMIX” will be the exhibit theme. Subjects such as “The proposition of widening the opportunities of digital cameras through movie capturing” and “Advanced digital technology embarkation in interchangeable lens and compact cameras” are what we will be exhibiting.

    There will be a corner for physically handling and trying out interchangeable lens and compact camera models. Also being held are model photo shoots and photography lectures by famous photographers.

  • Ray

    On the Google translation page –

    New generation digital SLR can be manipulated by touching the G series.

    Does this mean touch screen on G2?

  • kyo

    they talk about spring product lines and marketing event in yokohama….. thats sounds more the Silver / Pink GF1 and GH1….. and some P&S model… I hope i read it wrong.

  • AT

    The translation os as follows:
    “The proposal of expanded possibilities of video (features) in digital camera” and “Single-Lens and compact camera with advanced digital technology” will be introduced.

    ** Noted it is also mentioned that “a new generation of digital Single-Lens G-series (camera) will be operable with touchscreen” (新世代デジタル一眼Gシリーズに触って操作できます).

  • fukuoka_donax

    I am a native Japanese (sorry for poor English ! ).

    Panasonic says “LUMIX THEATER” ,only introducing known compact and NOT NEW G models and people can touch them.

    The press release says nothing new about 4/3..
    New G & LX??? I hope but can’t believe it.

  • Ole

    We have to be excited. I’m waiting for LX4. That would be my dreamcamera. So lets hope.

  • Me too waiting for them to announce the rumored NEW LX4….. I 100% would buy it!

  • Hate to ruin the excitement, but this is a event about displaying photographic works made using lumix cameras, and a booth to try out the existing m43 cameras.

    The main confusion is coming from the use of the word “introduction” and “new”, while introduction in this case means a hands-on tryout of the camera(probably similar to any camera store with panasonic-specific salespersons), while the “new” is reffering to the entire micro four thirds platform as a “new generation”. therefore, its…

    NOTHING ABOUT REVEALING A NEW CAMERA FROM LUMIX.

  • Bob Ridge

    I agree with kentique. The translation of “touch” is nothing to do with a touch screen. This is about an exhibition of photos and the ability for current model “hands-on” (touch). There is no mention of new models.
    As an aside comment, Panasonic offers only Japanese software in their cameras sold in Japan, but other manufacturers such as Nikon, Canon, Olympus, offer 34 languages. Sony is also generally mono-lingual in Japan. This has pushed me to the Pen, because though I read Japanese, English menus in cameras are much, much easier !

  • zetton

    I’m an Japanese. The original CP+ page says nothing new. “advaced” means for the current line. There is no “touch screen” crue. Think cool, this is just an CP+ ad. Do you know any example in US that tells “we release new un-announced products!” in the event release pages?

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