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(FT5) Panasonic will announce its first Full Frame system camera on September 25!


Rendering of a GH5 camera with Full Frame sensor and FF sensor (just a rendering and not the real camera!!!)

Well, folks the day has come that will mark a new history in this photographic journey. 10 years ago Panasonic announced the first mirrorless camera named “G1”. And now 10 years later Panasonic will announce a new Full Frame system camera on September 25!

Word on the street is that Panasonic will show a prototype and the final product will be on market during the first half of 2019.

One of the sources testing the camera said this is “as exciting as the Nikon Z7 announcement“. One went even further and said it’s “more exciting“. But of course, they might got carried away with their emotions so let’s keep our feet on ground. A third source said “video performance is superb“.

And now to the purely speculative part (no rumor here and no fact):

We have yet no specs to share and it’s unclear if this new system is made in collaboration with Leica and/or Olympus. I hope Olympus is on board with this but from the whisper I got it doesn’t seem that’s the case yet. The best guess (I repeat guess!!!!!!!!!) is that it used the same Leica SL mount. This is the accurate size comparison between the Gh5 with Leica SL mount and the current GH5:

I repeat, we have yet absolutely no info if that’s a new Panasonic mount or if Panasonic will join the SL mount system. Of course the advantage of joining Leica would be that they already have six lenses (see them here)…althaugh they are expensive :(

Moreover we have no info if they will keep the 4:3 format. I hope so! You can join the new Panasonic Full Frame Facebook group if you plan to buy this camera. There you can discuss all features and tests once it’s released!

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