A photo showing up in Insagram this morning shows the next Lumix GF5, predecessor to the GF3. A photo showing up in an Instagram account out of Hong Kong based Panasonic brand ambassador Angelbaby, has already been taken down. Although no specifics on the device came with the photo, the body seems to be following the footsteps of the GF2 and GF3.
The GF5 will possibly have a 12MP sensor with “improved signal-to-noise ratio” , a maximum ISO of 12,800, a 920k-dot touch screen and faster AF. And why has Panasonic chose to skip the GF4 name? Apparently the number four sounds like “death” in Japanese.