Details are still a little vague, but rumors regarding Panasonic's foray into the world of full-frame mirrorless are starting to surface. Given the success of their micro four thirds offerings, will Panasonic be the dark horse that finally presents something genuinely comparable to the Sony a7 range?
With comparatively little hype, the prototype will be revealed on September 25 just before Photokina gets underway. The name is still under wraps, but 43 Rumors has a couple of vague details that are sure to get fans excited. 4K is definitely included, but the crop remains to be seen.
Even after the announcement, the specifications might change given that we're still months away from it hitting the shelves. What seems fairly certain is that it will boast a brand-new sensor and is expected to be priced around $3,000, making it significantly more expensive than the Sony a7 III, the recently announced Nikon Z6, and the Canon EOS R, and more in line with the Sony a7R III and Nikon Z7. (For more information on the specifications of the mirrorless full-frame releases, check out our recent comparison.) This is probably understandable if the sensor does indeed weigh in at "way more" than 30 megapixels, as the rumors suggest.
Following the recent furor surrounding Nikon and Canon, Panasonic fans might be relieved to see that it is likely to feature dual card slots. Those hoping for in-body stabilization might be disappointed, however.
Panasonic expects its new camera to go on sale in March 2019.