The new Panasonic G3 is going to be announced tomorrow (May 12) at 8:00 am London time. And here is the first picture! The new G3 is 25% smaller than the current [shoplink 14834 ebay]Panasonic G2 (Click here to see that camera[/shoplink]). It features a new 15.8 Megapixel sensor but unlike the [shoplink 16254]GH2 sensor[/shoplink] it is not a multiaspect sensor. It records in FullHD, has the same ultra fast autofocus of the GH2 and goes up to 6400 ISO. It takes pictures at 4 fps (frame per second) and has a 3 inch articulating LCD. The G3 is a much more touch oriented camera than the G2. The left dial is gone, the Q-button moved on the trash button (just an example on how Panasonic tried to remove as much button as possible). The G3 will be priced at $649 with kit lens. One of the biggest changes is the design. It has a bit of [shoplink 19190 ebay]Samsung NX10[/shoplink] touch what do you think? It has the “G” mark only and not “G3″…interesting.
And that’s not all guys! In June Panasonic will announce the real hot stuff so stay tuned on 43rumors! But do not cross the finger for a Micro Four Thirds version of the [shoplink 21906 ebay]LC1 (Click here ot see that camera on eBay)[/shoplink]. That’s the only 100% sure thing I know for sure about the June announcement.
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