Strong Rumors: Panasonic Fixed-Lens Camera With 4/3 Sensor

Discussion in 'News and Rumors' started by Biro, Jul 8, 2014.

  1. Biro

    Biro SC All-Pro

    Aug 7, 2011
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    Steve
  2. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    I hope it's just like a slightly larger gf1, though I'm not in the market for this kind of camera.

    Will this be like a smaller, cheaper X100?
     
  3. drd1135

    drd1135 SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    The only real advantage I can see from a fixed lens would either be a really compact body with a normal zoom or fixed FL OR a superzoom. Given the release of the FZ1000, I'm going for really compact. Small body wiht a fast 35mm equiv would be tempting.
     
  4. demiro

    demiro Serious Compacts For Life

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    It gives me hope for a 28-90/1.8 fixed lens camera no bigger than the E-P5 with 17/1.8. Not really, but a boy can dream...
     
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  5. Garylh

    Garylh SC Veteran

    I would be rooting for lx7 or gm1 form factor w/ a 20f1.7 or 12-32 and a rangefinder like evf placement. Not sure I would buy it though since I have a gx7 and the Ricoh gr for my pocketable everyday carry camera unless it can retract the lens like the gr.

    Gary


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  6. Biro

    Biro SC All-Pro

    Aug 7, 2011
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    Steve
    That would be quite nice.
     
  7. Iansky

    Iansky SC Top Veteran

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    Dec 8, 2011
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    There is also the rumour about a new LX8 that will have a 1" sensor, EVF and tilt screen that will compete with the Sony X100 mk3