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Panasonic Announces Lumix G7 Share This on LinkedIn   Share This on Google   Tweet This   Forward This

18 May 2015

Panasonic has announced a mid-June delivery date for its Lumix G7, the latest in its video/still hybrid G lineup. The G7 blends 4K Ultra High Definition video with advanced still capture and burst shooting capabilities using a 16-megapixel Live MOS Micro Four Thirds sensor and Venus Engine 9 image processor.

Low-light sensitivity reaches ISO 25,600, continuous shooting hits 8 fps with single-shot AF plus a trio of 30-fps shooting rates based on the 4K UHD video recording, aided by the quick DFD autofocus system.

The contemporary body design is accentuated by physical exposure control dials, six customizable function buttons, both a high-resolution EVF and 3.0-inch tilting touchscreen LCD, and built-in Wi-Fi for wireless sharing and remote camera control.

The Lumix G Vario 14-140mm f3.5-5.6 ASPH. Power O.I.S. kit lens provides a 28-280mm equivalent focal length range to cover wide-angle to telephoto perspectives. An Optical Image Stabilizer compensates for camera shake for sharper handheld shooting while aspherical and extra-low dispersion elements help to minimize the overall lens size and maintain a high degree of sharpness and clarity throughout the zoom range.


Highlights of the G7 include:

  • 6-Mp Live MOS Sensor
  • Venus Engine 9 Image Processor
  • Micro Four Thirds System
  • 2.36m-Dot OLED Viewfinder
  • 3.0-inch 1.04m-Dot Free-Angle Touchscreen
  • 4K UHD Video Recording at 30/24 fps
  • Built-In WiFi Connectivity
  • Up to 8 fps Shooting with AF & ISO 25600
  • DFD AF System, 4K Photo Modes
  • 14-140mm f3.5-5.6 POWER O.I.S. Lens

Panasonic also released a short video of the new camera"


Panasonic said the G7 will be available in mid-June. The G7 is available for pre-order from Adorama and B&H configured with the kit lens for under $2,000 or body-only in silver or black.

Panasonic's New Lumix DMC-G7 camera

It's never been so easy to capture professional looking photos and 4K video

Panasonic has unveiled the Lumix DMC-G7 which combines stunning 4K video, high resolution photo and a host of practical new features to help anyone capture their creative vision easier than ever before.

Perfect for the amateur photographer wanting to produce professional quality images, the 16-megapixel Lumix DMC-G7 is designed for ease-of-use without compromising on performance. The new 4K Photo feature allows you to crop individual frames from 4K video footage, so it no longer matters if you didn't press the shutter at quite the right time. The camera has also been developed to provide maximum mobility and versatility, making the Lumix DMC-G7 the perfect camera to document special moments with family and friends, right through to adventures abroad.

Use 4K Video to capture the perfect photo

Panasonic's Lumix G cameras are renowned for their high quality video capability and the latest addition to the range is no exception. The Lumix DMC-G7 records stunningly smooth, high-resolution 4K video (3840x2160) at four times the resolution of full-HD. The result is crystal clear footage that captures even the most intricate details, such as individual blades of grass or stars in the night sky.

4K Photo with the new Lumix G7

The Lumix DMC-G7 integrates new imaging technology that takes advantage of this outstanding 4K video performance to capture 8-Mp photos with more accuracy than ever before. The 4K Photo function allows you to capture even the most fleeting photo opportunities with exact precision. After capturing 4K footage, you can simply scroll through 30 frames per second of video to select the exact image that you had in mind. Perfect for capturing shots of sea life breaching the surface or the exact moment a child blows out the candles, 4K Photo takes photographic control and accuracy to a whole new level.

Crisp clear images full of color

The Lumix G7 features a 16-Mp sensor that has been developed to achieve high resolution pictures and video, minimizing distortion and graininess, even in low light conditions, for example a dimly lit restaurant or bar. The sensor is accompanied by a new and improved Venus Engine that accurately analyses, evaluates and reproduces every color in every frame, resulting in crisp, clear and bright photos and videos that are true to the original.

Built for any adventure

Panasonic's Lumix G Interchangeable lens cameras incorporate the latest technology in a considerably more compact and mobile design, compared to their larger dSLR counterparts. At just 410g (body, battery and SD card), the Lumix DMC-G7 is the ideal travel companion.

With a high performance OLED Live Viewfinder(LVF) and 3.0-inch 1040K-dot Free-Angle touch screen display, the Lumix DMC-G7 is ready to accommodate any shooting style. You can either use the rear screen or the LVF to compose your shots, with both providing 100 percent field of view to ensure you're not missing an even better shot at the edge of the frame. The camera's range of customisable dials and a touch screen display also make choosing your settings easier than ever.

Ready before you are

Panasonic's Lumix G range is synonymous with fast and accurate Auto Focus functionality, meaning you can concentrate on framing your shot safe in the knowledge that your Lumix camera will do the rest. The Lumix DMC-G7 takes even less time to set focus than its predecessors, analyzing the scene and adjusting settings in the blink of an eye. The result is crystal clear photos and video every time, even when you're dealing with the most unpredictable, fast-moving subjects.

Make your smart device part of the experience

The Lumix DMC-G7 integrates WiFi connectivity for exciting new shooting options, as well as fast and simple image sharing. With a press of a button you can connect the camera to a smartphone or tablet, allowing you to upload images and video to social media within seconds or email them directly to friends and family. You can also use your mobile devices as a remote control for the Lumix DMC-G7, changing settings such as focus, aperture, shutter speed and ISO, before triggering the shutter release; and all without laying a finger on the camera itself.

A host of other exciting features:

  • Improved Creative Panorama (360-degree)
  • 3.5mm Microphone Socket
  • Improved eye cup and sensor
  • Focus Peaking
  • Silent Mode
  • Level Gauge
  • Creative Control with 22 Filters
  • Time Lapse Shot / Stop Motion Animation
  • iA+ (Intelligent Auto) Mode for Photo and Video

The Lumix G7 will be available from mid-June and launch prices are listed below.

  • DMC-G7HEB-K in black: $849
  • DMC-G7KEB-K in black: $679
  • DMC-G7EB-K in black: $599
  • DMC-G7WEB-S in silver sold at Jessops: $779
  • DMC-G7KEB-S in silver sold at Jessops: $679

For more information on 4K photo please visit here or following #4KPhoto on Twitter.

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