Panasonic Keynote on January 8th (Lumix compact cameras coming)

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Panasonic CEO Tsuga will have a Keynote on January 8th at the CES show in Las Vegas. On the camera front we can expect many new compact cameras. No MFT camera should be announced at the event. The main talk will be about new camcorders, TV’s and other electronic stuff. But we will likely not have to wait a long time to see new MFT products. The CP+ show in Japan starts on January 31st and there is a BIG chance to see the new GF camera by than.
And…let’s dream….what about a new GX camera too?

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  • http://www.43rumors.com/members/carlos/ Riley

    I can say this because Im first
    is this weird or what …

  • Yun

    Have to send someone to ask him , the status of the very highend m4/3 camera pana promised a year ago .
    What is Pana’s strategic to compete against the incoming OMD Pro ?

    • Esa Tuunanen

      Correct question is what’s the strategy of Olympus for trying to take any sales they can from Canon and Nikon DSLRs.
      Panasonic already has fully ergonomical competitor for enthusiast DSLRs in GH3.

  • jocky scot

    Olympus have out manouvered Panasonic. The OM-D pro will force Panasonic out of micro four thirds.

    • MikeH

      You mean just like the GH3 forced Olympus out of the micro four thirds?

    • roger48

      What utter rubbish! Do you really think that every Panasonic buyer will suddenly want an Olympus Pro m43 camera, regardless of cost or feature overkill. Users will continue to buy what suits them be it Olympus or Panasonic.

      By the way, if Panasonic were to leave m43, then it would be that the format was dead, which would be along with Olympus.

    • joe#9

      i don’t think ,but OM-D Pro is not meaning PRO(features) to hybrid camera only hybrid mount camera 😉

  • Anonymous

    Here’s something for the CE companies to do —

    Forget 3D TV, or higher resolution or browsers and apps. How about some DECENT SOUND? I just got a new TV because my Samsung flat panel died (after less than four years). The sound quality still stinks, but now my old analog audio system doesn’t work with the new, digital audio only TV, so I’ve got to get at least an adapter if not a new approach.

    If it had decent built in audio, I might not have needed that.

    • Esa Tuunanen

      > because my Samsung flat panel died (after less than four years).
      Probably cheap Chinese capacitors dying just as designed.
      That breaking up by design is so common phenomenon that there are ready made replacement capacitor kits for most TFT monitors and TVs:
      http://lcdalternatives.com/Samsung-C196318.aspx?sid=19447

  • Observer

    If Panasonic equip its compacts with SmartFSI sensors at the CES show, then there is a real chance that the GX2 will also have a SmartFSI m43 size sensor later in the year when it comes out. This will definitely be the new technology that no m43 cameras have yet. Sony sensors will then have to catch up with Panasonic then.

    • Hard2Xplain

      I don’t think gx2 will get it since that simply means something like 2014 release date. Panny can’t wait that long – more and more people are moving to Oly everyday. gx2 with gh3 sensor sounds more reasonable and we might get a gh5 with SmartFSI.

  • Mário Matos

    “The main talk will be about new camcorders”

    Could it be? A successor or substitute for the AF100 (the “A” variation is just a tiny update) and/or a GH3 video version (the moiré and aliasing kill the camera potential)?

    • Aaron

      Given how much Panasonic marketed the video capabilities of the GH3, it seems highly unlikely they would release an improved video version of the GH3 months after releasing the camera.

      • andreia pires

        asdads

        • Mário Matos

          Yap. That’s exactly what I thought. It’s extremely unlikely that a video version of the GH3 will be released, at least in the near future (maybe 12/18 months after they analyze GH3 sales results, which I’m guessing are not gonna be as expected because the new sensor brought back some nasty aliasing and moiré to the GH series)

    • Jurek Ugarow

      Two different divisions. AF100 is National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), not Consumer Electronics Show (CES).

      • Mário Matos

        Yap. That’s exactly what I thought. It’s extremely unlikely that a video version of the GH3 will be released, at least in the near future (maybe 12/18 months after they analyze GH3 sales results, which I’m guessing are not gonna be as expected because the new sensor brought back some nasty aliasing and moiré to the GH series)

      • Mário Matos

        Yes, I know. And in this case of professional video cameras Panasonic has that 2/3 years cycle so now would be the time for a AG-AF100 successor, although I don’t really believe that’s gonna happen since they recently released the (tiny) 100A update and plan on making available a new 4k camera (not sure of the sensor, tough; maybe 4/3, maybe not) on the $8k price range.

  • Deal

    I just hope they announce they will ship GH3s. I still can’t find one to buy.

  • grrrrr

    And what about an apsc sensor on a lumix gh???. Still quality from gh3 and e-m5 sucks big!!!

    • Jurek Ugarow

      “Still quality from gh3 and e-m5 sucks big!!!”

      Only if you don’t know what you’re doing.

      • MikeH

        Nothing at all wrong with the stills quality from the EM5 or GH3, IMO. If either Panasonic or Olympus chooses to create a larger sensor CSC, I’d rather they just go full frame than APS-C, however.

      • grrrr

        Maybe you dont know nothing about photography. About your comment, im sure of that.

        • homer

          Grrr, maybe you would please enlighten us with your vast knowledge in what quality is….moron.

        • MikeH

          Please post your award winning published pictures to back up your statements.

          Or at least your painstaking detailed personal comparison pictures from the GH3 vs whatever miracle camera you wish to compare it to.

    • Incessant Troll

      agree but the quality would be even better if it was medium format, and there would be less plebs using it and embarrassing me

  • quiquelbola

    How about a dmc lc1 m4/3 sucessor?.

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