Panasonic, who has been taking digital camera market share away from arch rival Canon with their high performance Micro Four Thirds Lumix Cameras, is set to launch a second-generation model that will have a new 16-megapixel sensor.
The new GH2 is set to incorpate a triple-core processor that will process information quicker while delivering significantly improved image quality.
Burst shooting at full quality would ramp up from 3.2FPS to 5FPS even with the larger images, and autofocusing time would drop to just under 0.1 seconds with a 14-140mm lens. A special slow-motion mode would snap photos at 40FPS in return for a lower resolution.
The new model will have an SLR-style body with a swivel screen like the G2. Specs that have been leaked reveal that the new camera will have light sensitivity to ISO 12,800 and be able to switch on support for 1080i 60FPS video, and possibly 1080p in an out-of-spec mode.
The new camera is tipped to be revealed at Photokina on September 21.