Panasonic has given Amateur Photographer (AP) its reaction to internet rumours that the firm is about to withdraw from the Four Thirds camera system.

Panasonic Europe has rubbished the rumours and confirmed that the company plans to continue with the format.

AP approached Panasonic for comment after several internet postings suggested that the company was poised to pull out of Four Thirds.

Our enquiry was referred to Sven Dabelstein, digital still camera marketing manager at Panasonic Europe who said: ?The information found in the articles is incorrect. Panasonic will be continuing with the Four Thirds format.?