Date: 27/07/2013 | By: Heather
The Panasonic Lumix GX7 set to be a strong mirrorless competitor
It’s been a while since we posted a bit of news, but we felt this camera merited some attention!
In a few months, we’ll be seeing the appearance of the Lumix GX7, Panasonic’s first retro-style mirrorless camera. It will be based on the design of the Four Thirds L1 camera and will feature a Magnesium body in either black or silver. (See picture here.)
The GX7’s attractiveness goes far beyond its vintage aesthetics, however. According to 4/3rumors and one of their top sources who tested the camera, it will feature the best MFT sensor to date thanks in part to Fujifilm’s contribution to its development.
If that weren’t enough to perk up your ears, it will also have the same amazing video quality of the GH3, Panasonic’s flagship. This is excellent news for video enthusiasts and filmmakers and looking for a small body to carry around on holiday, or even use as a second/third body on set.
Other features include 1/8000 shutter speed as seen on the E-P5, 5fps, Wifi capabilities, a 3-inch tilt screen, focus peaking, and on-sensor stabilisation. At around $1000 for the body, that sounds like a pretty good deal. It may well end up being a strong competitor for the likes of the E-P5, E-M5, Nex 7 and X-E1.
The word is that this camera will start shipping in September 2013 – perfect timing for the spectacular autumn colours we all love to shoot!
Are you excited about the arrival of the GX7? Let us know what you think!
Image of Panasonic DMC-L1 courtesy of Amazon.com
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