After the recent announcements of the Nikon Z series and Canon EOS R, the full-frame mirrorless market is quickly heating up. Now, completely out of the blue, 43 Rumors just reported that Panasonic is about to unveil its first full-frame camera later this month.
According to the scanty information, the company will announce the camera and show off a prototype on the day before the Photokina 2018 trade show opens in Cologne, Germany. The report also states that the actual camera will be hitting the market sometime in the first half of 2019.
Panasonic has even set up a countdown page for their official Photokina press conference that will take place on September 25th when it’s expected that this new camera will be introduced to the world. It has also been reported that the new arrival will boast superb video capabilities. Considering the existing Panasonic mirrorless lineup and the multitude of professional video features they provide, this statement shouldn’t be too far from the truth.
Nevertheless, let’s not forget that it’s just a rumor and nothing is official, nor confirmed yet. With IBC and Photokina just around the corner, however, I’m sure that we’ll get even more details regarding the Panasonic’s first full-frame mirrorless camera system and whether or not it will come into existence.
Apparently, this is going to be a big move for Panasonic given that the company has been firmly Four-Thirds adopter since its first interchangeable-lens model G1 came out over ten years ago. Exciting times to be a mirrorless camera shooter, don’t you think? We’ll keep you updated once more details emerge.