Yosuke Yamane manager CEO hints that the first Lumix MFT camera with phase detection might be announced soon!
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?