Panasonic doesn’t think Olympus owners will move to Panasonic MFT products

A trusted source had a chat with Panasonic managers and told me this:

They were brutally honest in analyzing the MFT market. They do not see a lot of potential in “movers” from Olympus to Lumix MFT. Their assumption is that Olympus owner keep their equipment in hope of light (like Pentax users), move to another system (Fuji?) or go full frame. But they see a market in V-Logging, Instragram/Influencer, Youtuber etc. So they are thinking about a tightly integrated, mobile system which allows to easily create video with a lot of effects and the option to easily cut & share via mobile phone / tablet. Enthusiastic photographers & filmers should move to L-Mount

Let’s see what 43rumors think about the possibility to switch over to Panasonic MFT cameras:

Question to Olympus gear owners: Would you consider buying Panasonic MFT cameras if JIp fails to deliver new OMD-PEN gear?

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Leaked specs of the new Panasonic Cine “BGH1” MFT camera

Nokishita leaked the specs of the soon to be announced new Cine camera:

  • The main specifications of Panasonic’s cinema 4K box camera “LUMIX BGH1
  • 10.28 million effective pixels Four Thirds sensor
  • Micro Four Thirds mount
  • C4K60P 4: 2: 2 10-bit RAW video (HDMI output)
  • C4K60P 4: 2: 0 10-bit (H.265 / HEVC) Internal recording
  • dual native ISO
  • Double SD card slot
  • Wi-Fi / Bluetooth
  • 11800mAh VBR battery compatible
  • size 93.0×93.0x78.0mm
  • weight 545g (main unit only)

Sorry folks, the Panasonic GH6 is not coming any time soon…

Reliable sources confirmed to me that while there will be definitely a new GH6 this camera won’t come any time soon. Definitely not this autumn or winter. The best we can hope is that Panasonic might start to tease about this camera early like they did with the GH5.

Small good news at after this bad news: Panasonic confirmed they are developing the GH6. So it’s definitely coming!