Panasonic announces Lumix G7 with 4k video mode

Date : 2015-05-18
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4K For The Masses

The makers of the very sucessfull GH4 announced the Lumix G7, a Micro Four Thirds body with a 16-megapixel Digital Live MOS sensor and 4K video mode.

Panasonic Lumix G7

ISO Range is up to 25.600 and sports a quad-core Venus Engine for signal processing.

The G7 is a mirrorless photo camera which is aimed at 4K video shooters. The system camera records AVCHD 3.840 x 2.160 pixels in 24p/30p with a daterate of 100mbit and 1080p with 28mbit.

Panasonic Lumix G7

The company touting Lumix’s 4K Photo feature, which let’s you extract hi-res 4K phtoos from 4K videos.

From Panasonic:

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 View Finder(LVF) and 3-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% 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.

The body is lightweight with 410g with a 3″ 1.04 million-dot LCD on the rear which is fully articulated, and touch-sensitive.

Product video courtesy Panasonic

First look courtesy B&H

4K Example Video from Panasonic

Features

  • New UHS-II SDXC Memory Card Compliance
  • New Max.1/16000 sec High Shutter Speed
  • Improved Creative Panorama (360-degree)
  • 3.5mm Microphone Socket
  • Focus Peaking
  • Silent Mode
  • Level Gauge
  • WB (White Balance) Bracket
  • Creative Control with 22 Filters
  • Time Lapse Shot / Stop Motion Animation
  • P/A/S/M mode for Video Recording
  • iA+ (Intelligent Auto) Mode for Photo and Video
  • Scene Guide with 20 Sample Situations

Panasonic Pressrelease

Panasonic G7 Specs

The camera will be available mid-June as kit for $800 which includes a 14-42mm lens.


By PJZ

Filmmaker and Electronics Gadget Specialist with background in 3D-Animation and Compositing based in Vienna, Austria.

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