Panasonic has announced the development of a new flagship for its Lumix G series of cameras, with a new high-speed M4/3 sensor and Venus Engine processor.

Due for release before the end of 2021, the new camera will feature a newly developed Micro Four Thirds sensor designed to expand video recording capabilities.  ‘Unlimited’ 4:2:2 10-bit DCI 4K 60/50p recording will be available when the camera is used under the certified operating temperature and a wide range of recording modes and shooting assist functions will be available for applications like shooting films, music videos, documentaries and short clips for social media.. Other features include a 10-bit 4K 120p High Frame Rate (HFR) and Variable Frame Rate (VFR) for high resolution slow/quick motion video.

Announced simultaneously is a new Leica DG 25-50mm f/1.7 lens, which is being developed to complement the existing Leica DG Vario-Summilux 10-25mm f/1.7 ASPH. (H-X1025) lens. Together, this pair of lenses cover focal lengths from 10mm to 50mm at F1.7 (35mm camera equivalent: 20-100mm). They share a common maximum aperture, high descriptive performance, shape and operability that streamlines the user’s workflow.