Leica D-Lux 5 in Photokina 2010?

The latest rumor from Japan is that Panasonic may skip the LX4 model and go directly for Lumix LX5 in the third quarter of 2010. This could mean that we may see a Leica D-Lux 5 in 2010 (Photokina?). Some of the suggested improvements are: OLED screen, auto lens cover, minor lens improvements.

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  • lets hope so! cause that sure is a pretty looking camera, especially with that new cosina/voigtlander adapter, wow, i could dust off the old leica, kiev, and voigtlander lenses i have for my, now, mantle piece rangefinders (and without the remorse of buying a canon! 😉 joke canon guys, back!! )
    -peter

  • LR admin

    Hey Peter, good to hear from you again 🙂

  • been a bit crazy as of late, i still read and watch man, 😉 i’ll try to post a bit more though, i love this kinda stuff!
    -peter

  • If these mockups come to fruition I would sell my DSLR, and get it in a heartbeat. This would be amazing.

  • LR admin

    Thanks Rob – yes, I know those are just designer’s view on the camera – I discussed those before already. When did Panasonic announced that they will have a 4/3 with a Leica label on it? I am not aware of such announcement and I am following this daily. Please prove a link, I may have missed it.
    Thanks!

  • Seems I can only find this extremely short hint, published in dpreview’s PMA interview with Panasonic (http://www.dpreview.com/news/0903/09031901panasonicinterview.asp). dpr: “So when you’re designing a lens now you’re designing it partly optically and partly digitally?” Panasonic: “Yes. Of course we work closely with the lens engineers. But Leica doesn’t allow us to use digital corrections, so that’s why there are no Leica lenses for the Micro G system. But of course, we have a plan with Leica as part of the roadmap.” Which gives no specifics regarding what kind of products there will be, but it suggests both bodies and lenses.

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