The French magazine Phototrend interviewed Yosuke Yamane, director of the Imaging Business division at Panasonic Corp. And there are a couple of interesting news:
First they asked him if Phase Detection will be implemented on future FF and MFT cameras:
We will consider adding phase detection AF to our cameras depending on the model characteristics, not only for full-frame cameras, but also for Micro Four Thirds. And on this last point, I invite you to stay tuned for our next announcements.
So it’s super clear that a new MFT camera with phase detection is coming VERY soon!!!
When asked about possible G9, G90 or G100 successors he answered:
As for the next Micro 4/3 box, we are thinking about it while monitoring the evolution of demand. Again, I invite you to stay tuned for our next announcements.
So to me this sounds like a G9II with phase detection could be the hottest candidate for a Spring release. What do you think?