Panasonic has announced Lumix GX7 a retro style high end enthusiasts camera, which is the successor to GX1 that was released last year. The camera is Panasonic’s first to include in body optical image stabilization on a Micro Four Thirds. Panasonic has packed its latest offering well enough to catch the attention of professionals.
The camera comes equipped with a 16MP Live MOS sensor along with image processor Venus Engine onboard. The in body image stabilization makes it compatible with a wide variety of lenses designed for Four Thirds cameras. The camera also comes with dual dials that allow to adjust aperture, shutter speed or exposure. The Live viewfinder on the camera is also tiltable to 90 degrees, allowing for camcorder style shooting. The camera can start shooting approximately 0.5 seconds after it’s turned on and can achieve burst mode shooting at 5 fps and max. 40 fps using an electronic shutter.
Other than that the camera is capable of capturing 1080p videos at 60 fps. The ISO cranks up to 25,600 while the shutter speed goes as fast a 1/8000th of a second. The touchscreen LCD on the rear is also tiltable by 80 degrees and Panasonic hasn’t forgotten to add built-in WiFi and NFC.
Lumix GX7 will go on sale in the US in January for a price tag of $1,000 for body only, or $1,100 with a 14-42mm kit lens. The Magnesium-alloy frame camera will be fashioned in silver and black, while an all black variant will be exclusive to Japan.