New Panasonic cameras to be announced for PMA

Panasonic will introduced at least two new cameras for PMA. One of them will be a new G model (hinted already last week) and the second one could be the long awaited LX4 (replacement of the very popular Panasonic LX3). There were a lot of previous Panasonic LX4 rumors, but my sources from Asia can only confirm that at least one more, high end, compact camera will be announced with new Lumix G model, but at that point it is not confirmed that it will be the LX4:

I do however have some more details about this new, high end compact Panasonic camera:

  • Full manual control
  • New and improved image stabilization system
  • No RAW mode (? - LX3 did have RAW mode, another reason why this may not be a LX3 replacement). Panasonic may keep the RAW mode only for their GF line.
  • GPS
  • 720p HD video
  • Stereo microphones
  • New digital zoom function: Panasonic will unveil also a new technology that will be related to digital zoom and will make it much more useful

The announcement, based on previous leaks, is expected at the end of January or beginning of February, 2010.

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