(FT5) New images and specs of the Panasonic GX7!!!

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These are the new images and specs of the soon to be announced Panasonic GX7.

– 90 degrees tiltable EVF with 2.76 million dots
– 16MP Digital Live MOS sensor
-1920×1080/60p full HD video
– Fastest shutter is 1/8000 second
– Maximum sensitivity is ISO25600
– 22 different Creative controls
– Creative Panorama
– Silent mode
– in body image stabilization
– Focus peaking
– NFC and Wi-Fi
– 80 degrees titltable LCD with 3.0 in. 1.04 million dots
– Magnesium alloy body

As I told you before the body will cost 999 Euro!

 Announcement soon..in August!

via Digicaminfo.

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  • Mundstrøm

    Well I for one welcome the arrival of in-body stabilization in Lumix cameras, it opens up a whole new world of lenses and adapted lenses, that I have previously had to skip. I hope to see it in the larger G and GH series models in the future, as I want to upgrade from my G2 someday and I am waiting for the perfect combination of features. I doubt they’ll remove support for stabilized lenses immediately anyway, they’ll want to milk them for as long as possible before eventually ceasing to manufacture them.

    I just don’t like Olympus cameras because of the often user-unfriendly menus and lack of a fully articulated touch-display, which I have grown to love and depend on in Lumix models. Just my humble opinion, don’t troll it.

    • Mr. Reeee

      Funny, but I’ve somehow managed to use a slew of non-stabilized lenses, both native and adapted, on my non-stabilized GH2 and GX1 for the past several years, yet both cameras have STILL managed to capture actual photographs! Amazing, huh? 😛

      Stabilization, whatever, if it brings in more M4/3 users it’s a good thing.

      • sure, bot from your nonkeeper shots due to nonsteady hand, some of them could have been actual keepers if you had stabilisation. I find it funny that people sometimes talk like that about some camera feature, which is not present in their own gear. But its true its not an all purpose solution.

        • Mr. Reeee

          I was being a bit facetious there, Ulli. 😉

          I have nothing against stabilization, it’s just not the panacea many assign to it. Proper technique and good handling are much more important, regardless of whether there’s stabilization or not.

          I’ve found that the OIS in my lenses has caused as many problems as it’s solved. More when I forget to turn it off. Chalk that up to user error, really. 😉

          If I get the GX7 and the IS works, then why not use it?

          • C. C.

            Come on, Jeff (Mr. Reeee), you know you are going to buy the GX7. How can you possibly resist? I know I can’t – and I have the E-M5 and GH2 (and GX1). As they say – “resistance is futile”.

            • Mr. Reeee

              Yes, I am Reeeesus of Borg…
              I fear resistance WILL be futile…

              Buh Bye to my GX1… 😉

          • ah okayy got ya 🙂

      • John O’Connell

        Mr Reee.Like me,your showing your age!.I can still hand hold at 1/15 Th.& manual focus.Positively ancient skills.Keep shooting.

      • John O’Connell

        Mr Reee.Like me,your showing your age!.I can still hand hold at 1/15 Th.& manual focus.Positively ancient skills.Keep shooting.

        • Mr. Reeee

          You’re Goddam Right on the age thing! 🙁

          I can still shoot handheld at a 1/4 second, sometimes longer. The pix may not be ultra-sharp, but I can get the shot… 😉

  • Ryan

    I think that view finder is going to be smaller vs the EM-5. If not then its a very large camera.

  • I like this camera a lot more after this 4 pictures than with the previous one – on those first leaked pictures the camera seems a bit large (maybe the image was a bit vertically squeezed?)

    Can someone but it side by side with a gx1, for instance?

    tnx

    grouchomarx

  • Carl

    I like all that is the there on the gx7

    But… Does the grip hold a large battery? And can it CF moving objects?

  • feeble wallet

    FFnex also coming this october , sar rumours saying made in tight collaboration with olympus and zeiss, some very interesting times coming , will be interesting how much imput olympus has had on that . Bigger sensors getting smaller

    • broody

      FF NEX? I’m still skeptical. The size of the lenses make the mirrorless body pointless, and EVF lag is actually much more of a concern for a FF system…

      • Anonymous

        Well, Sony already uses EVFs in their DSLRs, so I don’t see that as an issue. I do question whether Sony’s prepared to develop an entire new line of lenses for a FF mirrorless camera. I think it unlikely, and if they expect people to use existing lenses with an adaptor there doesn’t seem to be much point.

        • Mr. Reeee

          Sony sells a very good adaptor for their A lenses to use on NEX cameras. I tried one out at B&H a while back and it works really well. Focus is pretty quick, too!

          I’d just buy a pile of adaptors for all my Voigtländer M/L mount and Nikon AI-S lenses and be all set!

  • Grumpy Old Photgrapher

    Well, it’s close, they did a lot right, but the strap lugs and EVF protrusion are what I would have given up IBIS and tillable VF for. Doesn’t really make much difference using a DSLR style body with a VF protrusion than this – neither one will slide in and out of a pocket smoothly, like my X100 does. I find it hard to believe Panasonic missed that point, which makes it just another unergonomic small camera and the world is awash in those already. Maybe next time.

    • C. C.

      I guarantee you there are more of us that do NOT put $1000 cameras in our pockets, than those of us that do. This will have little impact on GX7 sales. So, if you are going to pass on this gem, then that is your problem. Go buy the fixed-lens, non-EVF Ricoh GR.

      • catflap

        Sorry but you are wrong – what’s the point in m43 if it isn’t the size benefits? Smaller sensor, smaller, lenses and smaller cameras is the general idea.

        A pocketable ILC M43 camera is what many people want! If you’re going to carry around a compact camera in a massive camera bag you should just get a DSLR and be done with it.

        Of course you want to pocket it – why on earth would you not want maximum portability!

        I’m guessing your the kind of guy who covers his sofa in plastic – haha.

        • CaverDave

          Being pocketable is not the end all for ultimate mft cameras. For some it is user ability, and ergonomics. The GX7 does look really good in this regard. If you want a small pocketable camera then the GF or E-PM series are for you.

        • Mr. Reeee

          Smaller lenses and the ability to adapt and shoot with nearly every lens made in the past 60 years!

          As soon as you mount any lens, the Oly Body Cap excepted, there’s no such thing as M4/3 pocketability. Unless you wear cargo pants and ride a skateboard.

          If you want “pocketable” stick with an LX7.

          • bart

            If you happen to live in those parts of the world where wearing a coat is kinda a good idea, you might have ‘coat pockets’, and all GF, GX, PEN and the EM-5 with one of the pancake lenses will fit most coat pockets.

            If you were exclusively talking about your jeans pockets you are right, but there are more pockets then those.

            • catflap

              I can easily fit GX1 in a pocket, I have even put my EM-5 in my pocket with the panny 20mm attached. Sure it looks kinda odd but can be useful in some situations.

          • catflap

            If you don’t care about size then, ignore the GX7 and get a G3. The GX7 was BUILT FOR SIZE.

            Size may not be a factor in YOUR purchase, but it is in many photographers – and this has been specifically designed to be a small form factor body, giving users the option to fit a small lens and pocket it.

            If you don’t care about size this camera is not for you, a larger body is much better for you. Get the new OM-D which will not be restricted by body size – or a G3.

        • bart

          GH3 (or E-M5 with both parts of the grip attached) + 7-14 + 12-35 + 35-100 just fit in the same bag as a d800 with 24-70.
          GX7 with 14, 17, 25 and 45mm primes will fit a bag that will barely fit a d800 without lenses.

          APS-C makes things better body-wise, but not much so lens-wise.

          Hence you may want a bag, but it can be smaller and yet allow having a more complete setup, so even when not pocketable size still makes a difference.

    • catflap

      Ditto – a real shame. Still looks more portable than the OM-D

  • Richard

    Personally I think they should make the strap lugs removable or recessed into the body. I use a slide strap (black rapid) its so much more comfortable the the old neck strap. The strap lugs just get in the way.

  • hardbonemac

    and the bla bla goes on….

    a nice 299,-$ camera ant not more.

    • C. C.

      You are a delusional fool.

  • I wish the GX7 offering the same video codec as the GH3, 72Mbps with 24p, 25p, 50p and 60p! Plus the clean HDMI output, that will be awesome! Hehe 🙂

  • someone

    Does it have 24p video? Codec and bitrate for video?

  • Adriaantie

    Looks real good. I would buy it right way if it had a bigger sensor. Now it is useless unless youre happy with small files and no dof control.

    • Anonymous

      Adriaantie wrote:

      Looks real good. I would buy it right way if it had a bigger sensor. Now it is useless unless youre happy with small files and no dof control.
      _____________________

      You, too, are a delusional fool. If that’s how you feel about micro 4/3 why do you even bother coming to this site?

      • Mr. Reeee

        There are parental control blocks on all his favorite porn sites, of course.

      • Swejk

        It has no camera, otherwise he would not waste his time here.

    • Oilym

      Boring adriantje thinks that sensor size and file size are related… His 12MP D700 gives bigger files than a 16MP E-M5. Has never shot macro or landscape (or even group portraits) in his life, otherwise he’d know what DoF actually means. Instead, I imagine the little bokeh wanker got his one APS-C Canikon at a discount and is proud of his kit lens. Well’, at least he’s not pixel peeping brick walls shot at f/8 (or is he?)

      Lesson: when trolling, please at least pretend to know anything. (Thanks for staying around, though: you’re the stupidest target conceivable.)

    • Oilymouse

      Boring adriantje thinks that sensor size and file size are related… His 12MP D700 gives bigger files than a 16MP E-M5. Has never shot macro or landscape (or even group portraits) in his life, otherwise he’d know what DoF actually means. Instead, I imagine the little bokeh wanker got his one APS-C Canikon at a discount and is proud of his kit lens. Well’, at least he’s not pixel peeping brick walls shot at f/8 (or is he?)

      Lesson: when trolling, please at least pretend to know anything. (Thanks for staying around, though: you’re the stupidest target conceivable.)

  • CaverDave

    The GX7 is one very sexy camera. It is what the E-P5 should have been. I like about all I can see about the camera. I even like how the EVF sticks out a little bit in the rear to reduce nose and check from touching the rear screen. Now it all comes down to how it handles and how the image quality is. Hopefuly the C-AF and tracking is improved but I really don’t think it is or the leaks would have mention it already.

    It is going to cause the E-P5 price to drop, which is a good thing.

    Now what is the next OMD going to be like is the next question. My guess is that since it appears that the E-M5 is being discontinued in some parts of the whole that the next OMD is going to be a true E-M5 replacement. Which I believe will basically be the E-P5 with a built-in EVF-4, a slightly larger grip with an extra fn button and weather-sealing. Hopefully C-AF and tracking is improved but I am now thinking we will se this type of improvement in the upcoming E-Series camera.

    Exciting times ahead.

  • TheNewDeal

    Clean HDMI monitoring?
    High quality video compressions?
    24p?

    Will we ever have a single Panasonic camera that gives us all their best features in one camera? This is frustrating.

  • Ivo

    Nice pièce of kit
    The lugs are a pity though, might be tempted to grind them down.
    Would love it as it would be weather proofed and able to truely focus oly swd glass or a nice travel zoom in wp form.
    Puff will be waiting on olies answer but d… Especially with the tilting Evf this is a nice package

  • Scott W

    I hope the color output on this camera is good. Panasonic always sucks me in with their ergonomics and usability. It just works for me. I’m always a bit disappointed with their color output though. It seems I always have to cook the files a lot to get decent color.

  • Turin

    Weather sealing and multi-aspect sensor and it would be an ideal camera for me and first I would blindly preorder. I wonder why panny moved away from the latter, it was one of the best aspects (ha,ha) of GH2. 4/3 has its useses, but more often than not I crop to 3/2 and hate losing pictures and increased focal length multiplier.

    • Turin

      *losing pixels

  • Flowerbug

    Darn–The tilting/articulated screen disappeared?

    • Narretz

      It is still a tilting screen. You can easily tell because there’s a continuous gap between screen and right hand side button-area.

  • Anonymous

    Yup, the strap lugs are nearly dead center, what a pity. They could have moved them much closer to the top of the camera and then you wouldn’t feel it in your palm of your hand, everytime you grabed the camera. That is pretty much unforgivable, from an experienced camera maker. It’s more like something a teenager would make in wood shop, as far as design principals go.

  • Bugscape

    How is this camera compare to the Samsung NX1000 I bought for $299? I hope the price is around $499.

    • Narretz

      troll

  • Anonymous

    http://www.fotointern.ch/archiv/2013/07/31/panasonic-lumix-gx7-kompakte-systemkamera/

    The camera is officialy confirmed! Launch by the End of September!

  • phoneking

    gps missing… really?

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