Panasonic Lumix DMC GX7 Hands On
Panasonic just announced the Lumix DMC GX7 here at IFA in Berlin and we’ve spent some time with the camera. The GX7 comes with a 16MP sensor and has a 90 degree tilt-able live view finder. With innovative features like focus peaking and a new developed 16MP Digital Live MOS sensor, the camera has some very interesting capabilities. The Venus Engine Image Processor too has been tweaked for superior photo quality in low light conditions.
Alongside stills, the camera shoots video at up to 1080p resolution and 60 frames per second. It also has in camera optical image stabilization using the MEGA OIS technology. This stabilization technology is built into the body itself and is independent of the lens.
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There’s built in WiFi and NFC on the camera. The LCD touchscreen over at the back is 3 inches in size and can be tilted for more flexible shooting. The panel has 100% frame of view coverage. The electronic viewfinder that is built into the camera is equally impressive.
The Panasonic GX7 has a retro look to it and feels very solid in the hand because of the magnesium allow chassis. The plethora of physical controls come in handy while shooting and allow for quick settings changes.
The camera will retail for $999 for just the body and $1099 with a G VARIO 14-42mm II lens starting 30th September.