And here it is the new Panasonic GF3!!! It has been leaked inside the video you can see below. Panasonic chose to replace the only eight month old [shoplink 17361]Panasonic GF2[/shoplink] in order to compete against the upcoming NEX-C3 (which will be announced on June 8th). Yes guys, as we all know the Megapixel war is over and let’s say hello to the Miniaturization war! P.S.: You can see the GF2 vs NEX-C3 size comparison here. The GF3 has about the same size of the current Panasonic TZ cameras ([shoplink 22338 ebay]Click here to see them on eBay[/shoplink]).
Two more pictures (Click on them to enlarge!):
The GF3 mount is actually higher than the camera itself. We know from our sources the camera has no hot shoe and it’s almost completely a touchscreen oriented devices (why do we need buttons? Bleh!). We are not sure about the specs now but we do believe it features the same [shoplink 22077]Panasonic G3[/shoplink] 16 Megapixel sensor. The camera will be announced on June 13 at 7 am London time along the new Panasonic Leica 25mm f/1.4 lens (yes guys that’s FT5 for us!!!)
For those of you waiting for a more professional GF camera and worthy [shoplink 19929]Fuji X100[/shoplink] competition wait a couple of months when Panasonic may will announce the Micro Four Thirds version of the Panasonic L1 ([shoplink 20740 ebay]Click here to see that cam on eBay[/shoplink]).
You can see the GF3 inside that video starting from minute 3:40. It’s an official commercial made for Panasonic! I bet the video will be rmeoved soon!
Links to the cameras discussed in that article:
The current GF2 camera at [shopcountry 17361]. P.S.: You can get the Panasonic GF2 with 14-42mm lens for $499 only at Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
Panasonic G3 at [shopcountry 22077].
The current Sony NEX cameras at [shopcountry 20638].
The Panasonic L1 Four Thirds camera at [shopcountry 20740].
The Panasonic TZ compact cameras at [shopcountry 22338].
Reminder -> Rumors classification explained (FT= FourThirds):
FT1=1-20% chance the rumor is correct
FT2=21-40% chance the rumor is correct
FT3=41-60% chance the rumor is correct
FT4=61-80% chance the rumor is correct
FT5=81-99% chance the rumor is correct