New rumors point to a Panasonic Lumix LX8 compact camera that will directly compete with the Sony RX100 line.
The LX8 will serve as a replacement for the popular Panasonic LX7 and will feature a larger sensor akin to the 1-inch class sensors found in Sony’s compact RX100 line of cameras. The rumored announcement date is July 16, 2014.
Lately, Sony has dominated the compact camera market in terms of overall quality and performance. If this rumor turns out to be true, it will be nice to finally see another manufacturer go toe to toe with Sony.