August 1, 2013
Panasonic’s Lumix DMC-GX7 mirror-less camera features old-school styling with the latest in compact camera functionality
Panasonic’s all new micro-four-thirds, mirror-less camera is due to be released on September 12th and it looks like the company is pulling out all the stops with this new G Series device. The Lumix DMC-GX7 compact mirror-less camera has quite a few goodies to keep the regular techies happy and the superb old school design is sure to entice the camera buffs. To start off with the GX7 features a 16MP Live MOS sensor complete with built in image stabilization that will work perfectly with any lens used with the camera.
A 3 inch (tilting, eye detection function) LCD panel is located at the back with full control dial options located in two places – front and rear. What’s probably the most unique feature in this new camera is the flip-up electronic view finder. Some of the other features loaded onto the GX7 include full HD video capture in 60p/60i/24p in MP4 and AVCHD formats, silent mode for quite shooting, built in Wi-Fi and NFC capabilities (no mention of GPS), built in pop-up flash and quite a bit more.
The well contoured body, front grip and overall button, dial and features placement on the body gives the silver and black model a very traditional look. The body itself is constructed from magnesium-alloy which makes it a very sturdy device as well. The GX7 weighs in at 360g (only the body) which is not too bad.
Its expected price is about $1067 (105,000 YEN) for just the body and you can choose from either the old-school silver and black finish to the stylish all black model. Together with the Lumic G 20mm/F1.7 II ASPH lens the price goes up to about $1321 (130,000 YEN).
[Via – Impress]