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Date: 27/07/2013 | By: Heather

The Panasonic Lumix GX7 set to be a strong mirrorless competitor

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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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  • Richard Kazn

    Thanks Heather, for replying and giving your advise yes I will never part with my GH2, but before I got into Video I used to do fashion in 1996 with film, after seeing the color’s and the super build up quality of the Fuji Camera’s I am reminded of my Nikon FM and FE2 Camera’s days than shot on Film and even my large format camera like the Mamiya-120 Format. So I am tempted to incorporate Stills with Video. And I was really liked the tutorials of Rebecca Lily who uses and tests Film with Digital but only in Stills I am planning to do it in Video and Stills!.

  • Heather

    Hi Richard, and thanks for leaving us a comment. If video is your main activity, you should stick with the GH2. The X-E1 is great for stills (they are better than those produced by the Gh2 or Gh3) but its video function is poor and quite limited. The GX7 will certainly have excellent video capabilities and could be a good backup camera for you. Cheers. Heather

  • Richard Kazn

    Hi Heather,
    this is my first visit to your blog, I am a docu-film maker thanks for putting up the news about the LumixG X7 I have a GH2 and I was in the middle in going for a Fuji XE1 cause I just love the color’s though I am very happy with my hacked GH2 specially the video and even the stills, should I go for it of wait for the Lumix GX7?

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