Specs and photos of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 mirrorless micro four thirds camera have been leaked, and the most noticeable change is the design. The curves have changed to straighter lines, but that’s not the only difference.
The camera is said to offer 4K video, the same DFD autofocus technology as the GH4 and an improved electronic view finder, among other things.
The G6 replacement is said to include the following:
– 4K video. 4K Photo
– 4K 30p / 24p
– Contrast AF with DFD (Depth From Defocus) technology
– 16MP Digital Live MOS sensor
– New Venus engine
– 360-degree panorama function
– Shutter speed 1/16000
– 2.36 million dot organic EL EVF
– 1.04 million dot free-angle monitor
The video is an obvious upgrade over the G6’s FHD capabilities, and the DFD autofocus is also a very welcome addition.
The megapixel count has stayed the same and so has the resolution of the LCD.
Maximum shutter speed has been bumped from 1/4000 to 1/16000 which could be awesome in some cases, and the 360° panorama function will give the new Venus engine a fair bit of work.
The camera will most likely be available in black and silver, and is expected to be announced on May 18.