Panasonic has just officially announced its new Lumix G7 Micro Four Thirds mirror-less camera, a compact camera that’s designed with both serious photography and serious videography in mind.
The Lumix G7 has a 16-megapixel Micro Four Thirds sensor and uses a Venus Engine chip with a quad-core CPU for image processing. This chip is also present on the more expensive Panasonic Lumix G4. Panasonic claims that the chip ensures that the Lumix G7 can shoot 4K videos without overheating. Talking about 4K, the Lumix G7 can record 3840×2160 pixel mp4 clips at 30fps and 24fps. Additionally, the camera can also record 1080p video at 60fps.
he camera will be available in mid-June in the US and $800 (approximately Rs. 51,000) will get you a basic kit with 14-42mm/F3.5-F5.6 lens. For $1,100 (approximately Rs. 70,000) you can get an all-black variant of the camera with a 14-140mm/F4.0-F5.8 lens.
Along with 4K resolution videography, the Lumix G7 can also extract 8-megapixel equivalent high-res photographs. Also, a full-resolution burst mode captures at 6fps with shot-to-shot AF enabled. The camera can shoot images upto ISO 25600 sensitivity level. Also, the company is promoting its autofocus system, which has a new proprietary technique called DFD (depth from defocus). There is a variangle LCD as well. Also, the Starlight AF mode in the Lumix G7 apparently enhances contrast and exposure settings for capturing images of the night sky.
There is no India price or availability at the moment.