Official Panasonic Lumix teaser for the May 22 announcement

Panasonic has invited a lot of “content creators” to the “Lumix Global Summit” event in Osaka. There is also this teaser for a May 22 announcement. All I heard is that there will be a new S9 L-mount camera. I have not heard any reliable rumor about a possible new MFT camera.

That said Panasonic officially registered three new cameras in China. The S9 is one of them…so we still have two more cameras to be announced soon! I hope one of them is the GH7 or a new entry level GM/GF kind of compact camera.

 

Panasonic’s next announcement is not for a new MFT camera, but for a compact “vlogger” L-mount model

In May Panasonic will have a new product announcement event. And I am now certain we are not going to get any new MFT cameras. Instead we are getting something rather “unusual”: A very affordable and compact L-mount camera made for “content creators”. Which means this is a camera for Youtubers, TikTokkers, Instagrammers and that sort of target. Think Sony ZV-E1 but more affordable. Don’t know if Panasonic will ever consider making a similar camera for the MFT world. Personally I don’t care, I am not interested in this. But I know that this is a booming market and there is money to be made.

CONFIRMED: One more OM Digital camera announcement in 2024

One trusted source confirmed there will be ONE more camera announcement from OM Digital. Likely to happen in second half od 2024. The source did not share details about what camera we can expect. I can see three possibilities:

  • OM-10V
  • OM-5II
  • Pen-FII

I see no chance this being a OM-M1x…

Let’s see if I can gather some more info the upcoming weeks.

Super wild rumor: New entry level MFT camera coming in May too?

I just got this message from a reader that recently had a chat with Panasonic. He claims that a new MFT Lumix camera is coming in May too.

Sadly no trusted sources could confirm this yet so take this rumor with huge skepticism.

All I know is that:

  • Panasonic has NOT excluded making new entry level cameras
  • Panasonic actually has three new camera codes registered in China. So definitely a ton of cameras will be announced within the next few months!
  • Trusted sources confirmed one Panasonic announcement will happen in May with new “non High End” camera coming

Personal note: A new GM1 successor would make me happy :)

If you happen to know more about the Panasonic announcement drop me a message using this anonymous contact box or send me an email at 43rumors@gmail.com.

 

Confirmed: New Panasonic announcement in May

Finally I got some good news from a trusted source. But it’s not clear if this will be a MFT, L-mount or fixed lens camera. He told me this:

  • One new Lumix camera will be announced in May
  • It will be a completely “new kind of model”

The source has not yet provided any details about what this camera will be. Anyway stay tuned…I might be able to get some more details soon ;)