As usual Panasonic is present at Photokina 2012 with a very large stand which this time is located in hall 3. The Japanese electronic giant's big star at this year's show is the brand new Lumix GH3 flagship camera and this is where most of the visitor's attention is focused. However, the Lumix compact cameras take up a large proportion of the stand real estate as well, with the Lumix LX7 enthusiast compact being of major interest to the audience.

All cameras can be tested on a number of test scenes that have been setup around the stand, including a beach scene and a fake jungle where a professional photographer explains how he is using Lumix G cameras and lenses for his projects. Other sections of the stand are dedicated to Panasonic's extensive range of camcorders and the Lumix gallery where beautiful photography that has been created with G-series cameras is on display.

The entrance to the Panasonic stand - one of the largest in hall 3 at Photokina  The new top-of-the-line Lumix GH3 is displayed proimently.
The new flagship Lumix mirrorless system camera GH3 with the also new 35-100mm F2.8 zoom lens and an attached battery grip.  Like on its predecessors the GH3's screen swivels and folds out for shooting from high or low angles. 
The GH3's optional battery grip offers an additional set of controls.  The 35-100mm F2.8 Lumix G Vario lens
The Lumix LX7 enthusiast camera features a 10 MP CMOS sensor and a bright 24-90mm F1.4-2.3 lens.  Lumix LX7 from the back
Lumix FZ200 24x superzoom from the front... ...and back
A professional photographer is talking about his experience with the GH3 in the field. Visitors are listening attentively to a Panasonic representative explaining the LX7.
Several other areas have been set up to try out the various new cameras... ...including this beach scene. 
Beautiful photography  is on display in the Lumix Gallery.  The camcorder section is popular with visitors, too.
Panasonic announced a plan to make two new lenses at Photokina, which are expected to become available in 2013/14 - a 42.5mm F1.2 and a 150mm F2.8... The 42.5mm lens will be the fastest autofocus lens ever made for the Micro Four Thirds system.