Panasonic has accidentally revealed its plans for mid-March by temporarily posting various details of two new Micro Four Thirds cameras on the company’s own website.
Lumix’s new G2 and G10 will both keep the DSLR-style body, which is specific to the G1 and GH1, and will also benefit from 12-megapixel sensors, 3-inch swivel LCDs and 720p recording; similar features have also been included for previous Lumix models. Some additional features seem to be the touchscreen input, as well as a stronger movie recording for the G2, which is capable to record at 60FPS in AVCHD Lite (H.264); the G10 is limited to only 30FPS.
Photo Rumors has obtained specifications which seem to be incomplete. A SDXC card support is mentioned for the G10 only; an “N/A” for the G2 shows that the data is missing. Moreover, it is still unclear if any of the cameras will benefit from mini HDMI out. Even if Panasonic hasn’t officially confirmed these details, the company has mentioned that specifications are inaccurate.
ISO sensitivity goes up to 6,400 for both cameras. An electronic viewfinder will also be included; hot shoe accessories may include a boom-like microphone, as well as a large flash.
The official launch for the two new Lumix cameras may take place on March 7th, at the Focus on Imaging show in Birmingham, UK; Panasonic has already sent notices for this event. At least one of the two cameras is most likely to reach the US.