Panasonic is rumored to replace the Lumix GX1, too, after releasing the LF1 and G6 cameras earlier this year for fans of mirrorless cameras.
Panasonic has been very active throughout 2013, as the company has launched 10 new Lumix cameras at the Consumer Electronics Show 2013. As the weeks passed, it became clear that the company was on the verge of introducing new devices soon.
Multiple Panasonic cameras have been replaced this year, but it is not over yet
The results have not turned out too late, as the Lumix GF6 has become the world’s first interchangeable lens camera with Near Field Communication support. The Panasonic GF6 also features a 16-megapixel image sensor and a 3-inch articulated touchscreen.
The Panasonic rumors continued and the company has duly-delivered less than a month ago, when it has officialized the LF1 and G6 cameras. The former is a compact shooter with a 12.1-megapixel sensor and a Leica zoom lens, while the latter is a Micro Four Thirds system with a 16MP sensor.
Panasonic GX1 replacement release date may be late August 2013
Both of the aforementioned devices come packed with NFC and WiFi support. Anyway, it seems like the Japan-based company is not stopping here, since the rumor mill is saying that the Panasonic GX1 replacement will be launched in late August 2013.
The new device will feature a Micro Four Thirds image sensor and will be compatible with this format. Although it will be revealed in late August, the GX1 successor release date is scheduled for fall 2013, while its pricing range remains unknown.
High-quality camera with a new design, source says
Sources familiar with the matter are claiming that the camera will feature a brand new design and that its quality will find itself among the highest. Unfortunately, it does not say whether the build will have a high-quality or its image sensor.
These are all the details which have been leaked to the public for now, but more information is expected to be released over the following weeks, including some specifications and its name.
Currently, the Panasonic GX1 body-only version is available at Amazon for a price of $244.99. Its price has been decreased from $699.99 and such a huge drop suggests that a successor is very near.