(FT3) New GH6 successor with phase detection AF is in the works and will be named GH7 and not GH6II

A source told me that the

GH6 with phase detect AF is in development and that it will be named GH7 and not GH6II as some rumors suggested

The fact that it might be named GH7 suggests that this isn’t just an updated Gh6 with phase detection AF (like the S5II compared to the S5). But a major new camera update. Not sure when this GH7 will be announced but I guess the Gh7 is not coming this year and more likely sometimes in mid-late 2024.

First LEAKED image of the new Panasonic G9II. Has 25MP sensor and two new Leica lenses coming too!

This is the first leaked image of the new Panasonic G9II. It has a new 25.2 MFT sensor with phase detection AF. There will be also two new UPDATED lenses:

  • 100-400mm f/4.0-6.3II (compatible with teleconverter)
  • 35-100mm f/2.8

Camera and Lenses will ship from November!

UDPATED: Here are the GII specs:

  • New 25.2 million pixel image sensor
  • new engine
  • Image plane phase detection AF
  • 60fps AFC continuous shooting
  • 8.0 stops of image stabilization
  • 7.5 steps Dual IS
  • C4K/4K 60p 4:2:2 10bit
  • V-Log
  • 1.84 million dot tilt free angle monitor
  • 3.68 million dot OLED viewfinder
  • Dustproof and splashproof
  • Capable of continuous shooting for 3 seconds without blackout
  • Pre-continuous shooting function
  • ~AFS 75fps
  • LEICA Monochrome with L2 technology
  • real-time LUT
  • C4K/4K 10bit 120p/100p
  • 8 direction joystick
  • Wifi
  • Bluetooth

via Asobinet


Finally folks! Panasonic is officially teasing a new Micro Four Thirds camera launch!!!

At last folks the long wait is over! Panasonic launched this teaser for a September 12 announcement. And the teaser is super clear with their hints:

  • This is a Micro Four Thirds “G” camera
  • the “new phase” means this will be Panasonic first MFT camera with phase detection AF
  • Announcement on September 12 at 22:00 Peking time (That’s 3pm London time).

Damn am I happy we can finally do some proper exciting rumor/news work for Micro Fou Thirds!!!

Panasonic confirms that they have no imminent plan to offer 8K on their cameras

Image courtesy: ePhotozine.

At the Photo & Imaging 2023 event in China Panasonic managers said that demand of 8K on digital cameras is very weak and therefore you should not expect 8K to be implemented any time soon. This likely means that the S1H and the GH6 successor will both NOT have 8K recording.

If you remember back in 2017 Panasonic promised to launch an 8K MFT camera by 2020. Well, we might have to wait til the second half od this decade before this might happen :(

via CameraBeta

Strong hints that the G9II might be announced soon!

I got first serious “proof” that a new G9II (or whatever the name will be) is coming “very soon”. The source is very important so unless he is fooling me…the G9 successor is coming within a couple of months!

I have no info on the possible specs yet but surely it will have phase detection AF!