Thanks to Rennie, I got a Lumix DMC-GF!, but found out today, he deferred the purchase because he things Nikon and Canon will release a similar small frame camera and he just couldn’t cope with the lack of a real viewfinder. Hope I like what I got. It will be nice to have a 40mm equivalent F/1.7 lense for just carrying around. The Canon 5D Mark II I had just can’t take the daily abuse. http://www.canonrumors.com/2009/10/micro-canon-cr1/ says that a real APS sized sensor based camera that is small is in the works for both Nikon and Canon. Oh well, should have search the rumor pages!
is researching such a camera design. There is a lot of close attention being paid to the success or failure of the system. has no immediate plans to introduce such a camera to the marketplace, nor do they have any plans to become part of the mount.
Nikon is rumored to perhaps have the same thing coming down their pipeline.’s interest seems to lie in making a CMOS based APS-C compact camera with a zoom. Not a new system. Leica and Sigma both have APS-C compact cameras now, albeit with a prime lens. Also,
And also Samsung NX10 is a APS-sized camera that is smaller but not as small as a GF1 as http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/samsungnx10/ says and it also mentions that Sony is going to do a mirror-less APS sized system as well, so I’m thinking I need to return the GF1 ASAP. The main issue is that the GF-1 and the Epson Pen series use the Micro-4/3 standard, but Samsung is APS sized and has yet another non standard lense set.