(FT5) New info about the GX7 (german press text). Coming tomorrow (August 1) at 6 am London time!


Announcement tomorrow: First of all, you are invited to follow live the GX7 announcement at 5-6am London time tomorrow morning (August 1). As usual I will continually give you links to previews, tests, preorder links and more!

Here is the German Press Text of the GX7. There very hot info translated in English:
Full‐HD 1920 x 1080/50p
The communication between lens and cameras is very fast, 240 B/s!
AVCHD‐progressive‐ oder MP4‐Format
ISO 25’600
Wlan and NFC support
Bigger fotodiodes and optimized Micro lenses.
25% better High ISO performance and 10% better resolution performance compared with the previous GX1.
It has a noiseless shooting function that allows you to shoot pictures without the use of the mechanical shutter.


And here is the press text:

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Sigma will launch a universal mount conversion service!


slrclub (via dicahub) reports that Sigma will launch a universal lens conversion service. All Sigma lenses with 10 contacts can be easily modified to get another mount type, except for Nikon/Pentax version of Sigma lenses. For Nikon/Pentax versions, the aperture will be controlled mechanically after the conversion. There shouldn’t be such issues with Canon/Sony/Other versions of Sigma lenses. Tomorrow we will know more, since Sigma will officially announce the service on August 1st. The service will start from 9/2.



(FT4) Also a new Panasonic “Leica branded” MFT lens to come soon?


Image on top: The current Panasonic-Leica 25mm f/1.4 lens.

Digicaminfo reports that Panasonic will soon launch a third Leica branded Micro Four Thirds lens. But they don’t know yet the specs and announcement date.The same source also said that in body IS will not work in video mode and that the image quality is on par with the best APS-C cameras

Currently Panasonic offers two Leica branded lenses, the 45mm f/2.8 and 25mm f/1.4 primes.


(FT5) UPDATED: GX7 to be announced on August 1?


A GX7 versus GX1 size comparison (Thanks Carpandean)

An anonymous soruce just told me that the GX7 is expected to be released on August 1 already! UPDATE: And the German Foto Magazin that will be released on August 1 already unveils the GX7 on the cover :)

Bee sure to be online at 5-6am London time on 43rumors to follow the announcement live!

The source also wrote: “A few things that you haven’t reported yet: AF down to -4EV, The back wheel has a double function by pushing down a button. The front one is around the shutter. It can take 40 pictures per second…You can edit images in the camera, including retouch away some unwanted parts of the image (for example a lightpost)

Thanks to the source for reporting this!