Panasonic has announced the Lumix G2 and G10 cameras in the Micro 4/3 standard. The G2, which is a refresh of the popular G1 / GH1 and will presumably eventually replace them, has a touch-activated viewing screen, and the G10 is a stripper model with fewer features (mainly, it lacks the articulated screen) and a lower price. (It also offers name confusion with Canon's product, but that sort of thing appears to be popular in the camera market.)
The press release is here.*
*TOP reader Lynn B. points out that the press release doesn't mean "pallet" of options, unless you have to lift them with a forklift. Ah, Spell Checker.Featured Comment by Benjamin R. George: "It looks like the G2 only intended as a direct replacement for the G1, but not for the GH1, since the G2 lacks the GH1's distinctive multi-aspect sensor, and shoots lower-res video than the GH1 does. For all the talk of the G1 and the GH1 being twins, the fact that they have different effective imaging area diagonals when used at the 3:2 aspect ratio (and likewise at 16:9) strikes me as a pretty substantial difference—more of a difference than the video thing, anyway."