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GX7: Panasonic Lumix Great Leap

By Oonagh Reidy | Friday | 02/08/2013

Wi-Fi, NFC,1/8000 shutter speed: Meet Panasonic "impressive" new 16MP Lumix G camera - DMC-GX7.

The 16MP DMC-GX7 is a first for Pana's G Series, with integrated high resolution viewfinder, 1/8000 sec shutter speed (making it the fastest G Series on the market), and image stabiliser built in. 

Announced yesterday, the Lumix DMC-GX7 will be available in Australia in September, starting from RRP $1,249, in two tone black and silver body; or simply a black body.

16.00-megapixel Live MOS sensor and Venus Engine supports high quality image rendering even for shot taken in low-light. 

Other features include: Full HD (1920 x 1080) 50p video recording in AVCHD Progressive and MP4 with stereo sound, Wi-Fi,  NFC (Near Field Communication) for instant sharing of images to other devices, supported by Panasonic App for iOS/Android devices.  

"In the same way as the DMC-GH3 set the benchmark in video functionality, the DMC-GX7 leads the G Series in imaging capability," says Doug Campbell, Product Marketing Manager - LUMIX, Panasonic Australia. 

The GX7 makes a leap forward in compact camera technology with 90-degree tiltable Live View Finder, offering 2764k-dot equivalent high resolution, 100% colour reproduction, which no other camera can match in its class, say its maker.

It has a max 1/8000 sec shutter speed when partnered with a high speed lens and open aperture, allowing depth of field even in bright light, so handy for taking shots in the sun. 

The GX7 Lumix is super fast, kitted out with Contrast AF System, with camera and lens digital exchange at 240 frames per second. It allows for high speed burst shooting at 5 frames p/s, and up to 40 frames p/s using an electronic shutter. 

AF Tracking enables consecutive shooting of moving subjects in sharp focus at 4.3 frames p/s.

It has start-up time of just  0.5 sec. 

Other AF functions include: Low Light AF, Pinpoint AF and One-shot AF. 

Panasonic's also lets you get creative, and included shot modes: Stop Motion Animation, Creative Control with 22 filter effects, Creative Panorama, Time Lapse Shot, and Clear Retouch.

Panasonic offering a full range of lenses for new Lumix, and is the largest lineup of interchangeable lenses available in the CSC category. 

It also announced the LEICADG NOCTICRON 42.5mm/F1.2 interchangeable lens.

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