The image you see here on top is a drawing from a Panasonic in body stabilization patent. That alone is an interesting news and I would be happy to see Panasonic offering such a solution. But what’s even more intriguing is that the same patent actually shows the camera that could use the system and it looks like a sort of Sony NEX-7 competitor with build-in viewfinder in the corner. Check out the pic:
“Point 60” shows what looks like a viewfinder that can be tilted up to 90 degrees! I already saw a patent like this two years ago (that’s why I know it can tilt). You can look through the EVF from top to bottom. Yeah like in old days with the Rollei or Yashica twin lens (here on eBay).
As usual with patents they are no prov at all that this could become a real product. But It’s nice to see that Panasonic is “thinking” on a camera like that
You readers already expressed your opinion about a sort of “rangefinder styled” Micro Four Thirds version of theLumix DMC-L1 camera:
Panasonic just announced new PRO stuff but no new Micro Four Thirds camcorder. But I guess we will know more tomorrow when Panaosnic will have the official press event. They may disclose some more info about their intentions with the Micro Four Thirds video “intentions”.
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