(FT4) Leaked image of the new Panasonic MFT cine camera?

UPDATE: I have been asked to remove the image. Anyway, what matters is that it proved new Panasonic Cine MFT camera will be released soon.

Here was the original leaked text:

Leaked new Panasonic M4/3 body from XXX Panasonic User.
He is a user operating video shoots with Panasonic and Sony, and Panasonic gave him the opportunity to try out the product before released it. He has also worked with Panasonic on S1H.
He claims: This is a product aimed at the pro, not for everyone, but for a few.
He says that there seems to be no one feature he desperately wants to get into this camera.

If you have any info on this camera drop me a message at 43rumors@gmail.com. Thanks!

Will Panasonic transform their MFT product line to focus on vloggers?

I got this from a very reliable source:

  • They will change strategy here. MFT will focus on the V-Logging segment. They don’t see a huge market for a GH6 anymore as most people are moving to Full Frame. So the upcoming GH6 may be more a “Pro Grade” G100. It’s more of an upgraded GH5 in a new body with enhanced mobile integration. Or to make it short – a GH6 may not come with the desired specs and the story of the Pro Video MFT will end with the GH5.
  • G9 is now selling well in India. There are discussions about a Mark II which then also the successor of the GH5 with an additional Video Package to buy (similar of what Nikon is doing). But do not expect a “Big Bang” here.
  • The future of MFT is not yet decided – they are very careful because of the Olympus Imaging Carve out happening soon.  And again to mention – Sigma wants them to focus on L-Mount

Don’t know what to think about this…my guts tell me that this strategy is very lame and probably wouldn’t pay off in the long term. Therefore I hope this time this well known and reliable source is wrong…or Panasonic migh change mind after reading the comments on this post :)

Panasonic might change their mind and do APS-C L-mount cameras afterall

This info is from trusted sources that shared many correct rumors in the past. So I am 99% confident it’s true. This is what they said:

  • Sigma is very, very unhappy with the progress of L-Mount. They are urging Panasonic to focus much more on this system
  • They are really thinking of an APS-C entry level system based on L-Mount
  • They now see Canon as biggest competitor in Video segment

Panasonic stated a couple of times they do not plan to make an APS-C L-mount camera to not cannibalize the MFT system. Well…they might change their mind soon enough and it would be bad news for the MFT folks.

via L-rumors

Sharp publishes new roadmap: The 8K MFT camera might be announced in two weeks?

Today Sharp published this new roadmap (PDF file). And it says that Sharp will announce a lot of new 8K products within the next two weeks in celebration of their 105th anniversary on September 15. As you can see from the crop on top you can also see the 8K MFT camera that was first displayed in 2019. My hope is that indeed we are going to finally get this new cam!!!

Those are the rumored/shared specs…but they might have changed since 2019:

8K 30p
4k 60p (200Mbits/s at 10bit)
5.5 inch fully articulating touch display
Full size HDMi out (last year prototype didn’t have it)
Mini XLR input
Headphone and Audio Jack
Price under $4,000