(FT5) Two new cameras to come from Panasonic in April and a camera for a new “camera line”.


Finally we are back on track on rumors and new products are about to be announced in early April! To be more specific I have been told by two different sources that Panasonic is going to announce two new MFT cameras in early-mid April and another completely new camera that will be the first of a new line of cameras. I have no clue yet about what Panasonic means with that “new line”. It could be a new high end compact camera with fixed lens or something completely different. Sources didn’t unveil that.

Anyway, I am 90% sure the info I got in these weeks is correct. I hope other sources can soon share me some info about all three cameras by contacting me at 43rumors@gmail.com or by sending an anonymous message via the website contact form (on the right side of the website).

On the other (Olympus) side I got only an info about a possible June release of the E-P5. But let’s see if there will be something else in April too…

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



a little bit of everything…


A Review of the Panasonic GH3 Compact System Camera by David Thorpe on Youtube.

Sigma 19mm f/2.8 EX DN review at M43photo.
New Olympus 75-300mm lens will ship in Japan from March 1 (DC.watch).
Mirrorless Battle: OM-D vs GH3 vs X-E1 by Admiringlight.
E-PL5 review at TechHive.
Olympus 15mm f/8 Body Cap Lens review at Admiringlight.
Spanish M.ZD 17mm f/1.8 review at Juansinponte.

Riccardo: “My last work with my gh2, Hope you like it (youtube)


Next GF deal: GF3 with pancake for $309.



Only a few weeks from now Panasonic will announce the new GF model. And as you know all current GF models keep getting some nice price drops. Today it’s the turn of the Brown GF3 with 14mm pancake lens kit that now sells for $309 at Amazon (Click here). The GF3 X kit sells as low as $329 on eBay US (Click here).The GF5 with X lens for $374 on eBay US (Click here) and the GX1 X for $499 again at on eBay US (Click here).


Olympus/Panasonic 2013 roadmap sketch.



With all those rumors it’s easy to loose the overview so I thought to share this homemade baby styled roadmap design :)

There will be more than just the mentioned cameras and lenses. For example new Sigma and Tamron lenses and maybe a new Blackmagic MFT camcorder too. But this is more or less what I got. I am working to collect the single info and specs from each of the mentioned camera and lens. If you find some info share it at 43rumors@gmail.com or use the anonymous contact form on the right sidebar.

Based on that bay roadmap let me know what the most exciting new stuff is (selecta a maximum of three options):

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