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Panasonic GF6 to be announced on April 9 at NAB 2013

Panasonic GF6 to be announced on April 9 at NAB 2013

Panasonic will launch a new mirrorless interchangeable lens camera, called DMC-GF6, at the National Association of Broadcasters Show 2013, trusted sources have revealed.

Panasonic is an early adopter of mirrorless cameras and its Micro Four Thirds systems have drawn a lot of interest from digital fans. The company is preparing a new shooter, which should be revealed during the NAB Show 2013.

The event takes places in Las Vegas, Nevada at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Canon and Carl Zeiss have already announced new products, while Panasonic is expected to reveal its upcoming Micro Four Thirds camera on April 9.

Panasonic GF5 replacement to be announced
Panasonic GF5 will be replaced soon. It will make room for the Lumix GF6, which will feature WiFi and will be revealed on April 9, 2013.

Panasonic GF6 has passed WiFi certification in Taiwan

In the meantime, the Panasonic GF6 has surfaced at the Taiwan National Communications Commission. It is a similar regulatory system as the United States’ FCC. The camera is seeking approval because it will have built-in WiFi capability, allowing users to transfer files to a mobile device with ease.

The DMC-GF6 is looking to replace the older Panasonic GF5 shooter, but it is very unlikely that there will be major differences between the two cameras when it comes to its specifications list.

New Micro Four Thirds camera to feature 16-megapixel image sensor and articulated LCD screen

This statement is backed up by a reliable source, who is claiming that the new Micro Four Thirds will feature a 16-megapixel sensor, a new image processor, and an articulated LCD screen.

These are improvements over the previous generation. However, mirrorless shooter owners have already seen such specs in action, courtesy of other cameras.

Anyway, it is worth noting that the Lumix system features the same image sensor as Panasonic’s GX1 camera. The change lies in the image processor, which is brand new and should provide higher image quality.

GF6 users will also be able to flip the camera’s display, in a procedure similar to the one found in the Sony NEX-5R.

Panasonic should announce the mirrorless camera on April 9 at NAB Show 2013

Other specs confirmed by an inside source consist of a mode dial and a zoom leveler. The latter is positioned next to the shutter button. This design has also been inspired by a Sony camera, the NEX-3N, though the resemblances with Sony devices end here.

There are several days left until April 9, but only then we will find out whether the rumors are true or not.

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