Panasonic due to release Panasonic GX10 in first half of 2020

Panasonic due to release Panasonic GX10 in first half of 2020
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In exciting news for Panasonic fans, it's rumored that the Panasonic GX10 is scheduled to be released during the first half of 2020. A follow-up to the popular GX9, we can only assume that the Panasonic GX10 will be a compact rangefinder-style camera with a Micro Four Thirds sensor, just like its predecessor.

The Panasonic GX9 is an impressive little camera, with a 20.3MP sensor, 4K video recording and 5-axis Dual Image Stabilization. It also has a 3in tilting touchscreen LCD screen, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

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However, what new features will the Panasonic GX10 boast? Currently, there's precious little information about the upcoming camera. The only substantial details we can find come from rumor website 43 Rumors. They advise that not only will it be released in the first half of 2020, but that the "GX10 will have a plug for microphone but not for headphone…"

This is a definite improvement on the Panasonic GX9's complete lack of either microphone or headphone port. A mic port means that users will be able to record audio, meaning the Panasonic GX9 might make an attractive option for casual vloggers.

However, as with all cameras that have mic ports but no headphone ports, the Panasonic GX10 will cut itself off from more serious videographers that require the ability to be able to listen to their audio as they're filming. 

However, it could be argued that if you're a professional videographer, then you're more like to use the Panasonic Lumix GH5S, a fantastic camera that's designed for video first and stills second. Instead, the Panasonic GX10 is likely to function as a great vlogging camera that's compact enough to be slipped into a pocket. 

While we might not know much about the Panasonic GX10, the few details we do know are certainly tantalizing. We'll be awaiting the GX10's arrival with baited breath.

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With over a decade of photographic experience, Louise arms Digital Camera World with a wealth of knowledge on photographic technique and know-how – something at which she is so adept that she's delivered workshops for the likes of ITV and Sue Ryder. Louise also brings years of experience as both a web and print journalist, having served as features editor for Practical Photography magazine and contributing photography tutorials and camera analysis to titles including Digital Camera Magazine and  Digital Photographer. Louise currently shoots with the Fujifilm X-T200 and the Nikon D800, capturing self-portraits and still life images, and is DCW's ecommerce editor, meaning that she knows good camera, lens and laptop deals when she sees them.