Panasonic Micro Four Thirds camera design pops up

Panasonic is rumored, thanks to this shot spotted at China's Xitek photography forum, to be making a micro Four Thirds camera. Point-and-shoot with interchangeable lenses: all the rage! From Gadget Lab:
It will have a 12.1 effective megapixels sensor, a three-inch, 460,000 dot screen, 720p video mode and dust removal. Size is 119mm x 71mm x 36.3mm, almost exactly the same as the Pen (120.6mm x 69.9mm x 36.4 mm). One odd thing to note is that little mini-USB shaped hole on the back, below the hotshoe? Is it for an optical add-on viewfinder? I sure hope not.
Yes, that's a Leica lens. Panasonic Pen-Style Camera Pictures Leaked [Gadget Lab]

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3 Responses to Panasonic Micro Four Thirds camera design pops up

  1. cmdrfire says:

    That looks like a Leica M-mount; does this mean all the superb M-lenses will fit?

  2. Otter says:

    @1–The Micro Four Thirds mount is not the same as Leica M mount, but adapters are available and lots of people are using M mount lenses (as well as other popular legacy lenses like Olympus OM, Canon FD, and even C mounts from 16mm film cameras) on the existing Panasonic G1/GH1 and Olympus E-P1 Micro Four Thirds bodies.

  3. zuvembi says:

    Very interested. But isn’t Panasonic the wankers with the DRM batteries? They’re on my blacklist until they chuck that policy.

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