Panasonic will announce the G100 soon.

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Dostoy Regular Member • Posts: 491
"New Mirrorless Camera for Vloggers" suggests innovation?
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Dostoy wrote:

While it's possible that this is a completely new addition to the Panasonic range, I'm guessing that instead it will be an improved G95, with minimal crop in video, and a more powerful processor, to allow for more of the features that the G9 is capable of, such as the "6K Photo" function.

There was quite a backlash against the severe video crop on the G95, which most likely surprised Panasonic, who had even added a 3.5mm headphone jack to the G95 to increase its video appeal.

Whether or not the USB port will be upgraded to USB-C, I'm not sure. Apart from the micro-USB port, the G95 body is very well designed, and doesn't really need improving. (It seems to me that with the G95, Panasonic took care of nearly all the shortcomings on the G85 body, such as the buttons on the rear D-pad being too flush with the body.)

Olympus has paved the way for "internal only" upgrades with the EM-10 III and the EM-1 III, which are almost identical externally to their preceding II models.

While Panasonic's G9 body is very capable, there's plenty of photographers on this forum who have tried it and concluded: "Too big for my grip" or "Too big for M43". But if a similar level of features were to be offered in a G95 body... well, I think there'd more than a few takers!

With the Panasonic's promo for the June 24 announcement being "New Mirrorless Camera for Vloggers", it looks like my guess was way off target, with one exception: the G100 will surely feature minimal video crop.

Also, the term "Vlogger" covers such a wide range of people, that it's impossible to foretell whether Panasonic has developed an inexpensive easy-to-use camera, or an expensive packed-with-all-the-features-that-phototech-savvy-vloggers-want camera.

My main hope is that it won't be a what-on-earth-were-you-thinking-Panasonic?! camera.

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