(FT5) Panasonic G85 successor rumored to be announced in early April

A source heard that Panasonic might announce the new G85 successor in early April. I am trying to get some specs…

UPDATE: I upgraded this rumor from FT3 to FT5 because other sources confirmed this rumor!

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Strange rumor: Panasonic to transfer all consumer imaging to be under Leica brand?

Personal View reports this:

My source told that on latest meeting it had been revealed that grand plan can be to shift all of consumer imaging product to be under Leica brand within 2 next years, with departments still mostly residing in Japan. Pro will remain in Panasonic.
Panasonic want to reposition all product as being premium, elite focused ones. Same as new S1 and S1R cameras and lenses.
Choosing L mount had been part of this same strategy.
Shifting all to be under Leica brand can be necessary due to more price hikes planned ahead, especially this considers lenses.
Also sales and preorder number more correspond to niche brand like Leica already.
My source is not sure about GH lineup future, but it can even fall as victim of big management decisions or can be transferred to pro department.
Note – it is management talks, not final decision!

So the idea would be to “brand all products as Leica”.

I have a hard time believing this rumor is true. I hope my sources reading this can confirm or deny this…

a bit of everything…

Kelly L Cox – Olympus OM-D E-M1X (EN)

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Micro Four Thirds Lenses for Wedding Photographers (Todd Vorenkamp).
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Meine Objektive für die Hochzeitsfotografie 2018 (Christianmari).
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Plenty of news on the facebook E-M1II group, Panasonic FF and the GH5 group.

a bit of everything…

OM-D E-M1X Hands On Review – Michael Hurren

Today Gold Box deals at Amazon US, BHphoto, eBay, Amazon.de, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.fr, Amazon.it, Amazon.es.
Wide field, large aperture primes for m43 (Jimchungblog).
8 tips for moonlit landscapes (GetOlympus).
Polish Speedway Highlights | Panasonic GH5 + 12-35mm f/2.8 (Kubson).
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Plenty of news on the facebook E-M1II group, Panasonic FF and the GH5 group.