Just a question, can a fixed lens camera that otherwise met the m43s standards be considered and marketed as a true m43s camera? I was under the impression that the lens mount was an integral part of the m43s standard.
Mount and the imagine circle size. The standard doesn't care what size your sensor is. Only that and you have flange distance and bajonet correct.I thought it was a reference to the sensor.
m43s is simply the sensor size.. Not mount. Be silly at this point with the great range of lenses for anyone come up with their own mount for the sensor size..
As for the fixed lens offering, for it to be successful, it will depend on what the lens is and if evf button. If panasonic do it like the Fuji have like x100s... Could be a great offering. If no evf and or slow lens by making it a power zoom ... Then I doubt it will be well received.
I think a four thirds sensor in a fixed lens has tremendous potential! It's smaller than the aps-c offerings but benefits from a lot of advancements from Panasonic and Olympus already.
If Panasonic made an X100 equivalent with true manual controls for everything, I'd be totally ensnared. They already have a great rangefinder look in the GX7 as well.
I liked my LX5 but I did not like sacrificing the image quality in the smaller sensor.
An LX1000 with the m4/3 size sensor and a weather sealed body could make the perfect second camera for me.
A 12-45 mm f/2-2.8 lens could allow it to take the place of my 14, 20 and even my 45 in many cases. The lens size would be the big issue.