3 months ago we posted the link to the amateur photographer article. We re-post an interesting excerpt and the link.
“Ichiro Kitao general manager at Panasonic’s Products Planning Group, said: ‘It is one of the choices â€“ a more entry-level piece than the G1 or a step up pieceâ€¦In the coming years we would like to expand our G Micro [Four Thirds] system.’ ”
I believe Panasonic is working hard at a compact m4/3 camera which could probably be announced the end of the year. It will be interesting to see if they will make the same feature cut (No-Evf, No-Flash) like Olympus has done with the E-P1.