Paul Ross Asks When Will GX8 Replacement Arrive?
Followed you and bought the Panasonic 100-400 lens, love it. Bought the Panasonic GX8 to go with the lens. and love that too. For wildlife, this is as good as it gets. Now I would like to think about the future and I wonder if there is going to be a GX9? I looked at the GH5 but, for me, its too video centric and too large and heavy for a m43 camera. I use the Pana lens for wildlife and for landscape I use a Nikon d810. So, I need to ask, what rumblings might be coming from Panasonic concerning a replacement of the GX8? What about size, weight, IQ, sensor size, sensor type, and feature like HDR, focus stacking (ala Olympus), etc.,etc. What should we WISH FOR and finally when might we expect to hear about the replacement for the GX8? I am forever hopeful that Panasonic will deliver a camera to replace the GX8 that improves upon it in every way, but is focused on photography not video.
Paul, sorry for the delay in getting back to you. Unfortunately, I’ve not heard a word about the successor to the GX8 but I’m certain there will be something. All the options you mention, HDR, Focus stacking and others are things many of us working with Panasonic have requested as well and they’re very good at listening, so I’m hopeful those will be coming. However, Panasonic does not give any of us insight as to what’s for certain and if they did, I’m sure they wouldn’t want me posting it on a Blog. Sorry, I can’t be more help but stay tuned to the Blog for news about upcoming products.