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One month to go. Rumor roundup!


New week starts and new rumors are (hopefully) coming. But before to post them here is a short roundup of all the stuff that is “rumored” to be shown at Photokina in mid September. One month to go guys! As usual keep in mind that those are rumors and not facts (for now):

Panasonic GH3
FT5: similar GH2 design, weather sealed, no global shutter, major improvements in AF speed and EVF quality, GH3X kit with 12-35mm X lens.
FT3: 15.5 mega-pixel sensor, Iso 160-12800 (extends to 80-51200), 6.7fps, 3.2″ inch LCD with 1050k-dots, EVF with 2.06 mega-dots, double SDXC slots, in-camera GPS, external battery grip.

Panasonic GX2
FT3: Panasonic GX2 in November.

Panasonic 3-4 lenses
FT5: 35-100mm X lens and a Telephoto prime lens
FT3: Wide angle zoom (maybe a 7-28mm)
FT3: Another lens with unknown specs.

Olympus E-PM5 and E-PL5
FT5: E-PM5 (or E-PM3) and E-PL5 coming
FT3: E-PL5 with built in EVF

Olympus professional OMD
FT3: Coming a couple of months after…not at Photokina!

Olympus 2-3 lenses:
FT5: Cheap prime lens (not the 25mm lens!) and the 60mm macro.
FT3: 12-60mm zoom
FT3: 25mm macro (f/1.8)

Olympus XZ-2:
FT5: Coming in September.

Olympus E-7:
FT3: Small updates with same E-M5 sensor.

Sigma lenses:
FT5: New lenses specifically designed for m43.


I hope the real list will look even better than this one :)

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

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