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Panasonic Lumix GX7 mirrorless camera leaks



Details and images of the Panasonic Lumix GX7 mirrorless camera have leaked onto the internet, revealing a number of exciting new features and a retro-inflected design overhaul.

The Lumic GX7 is the much anticipated follow-up to last year's highly rated Panasonic Lumix GX1. Now, images on Fotomagazine and specs on 4/3 Rumours suggest that we're in for a worthy update.

As you can see from the main picture below, the Lumix GX7 takes a slightly different approach to design when compared to the GX1. Out goes the all-black plastic body and in comes a magnesium construction, with the notable option of a retro-styled silver finish along the top controls section.

The image also reveals a 20mm prime lens, which would suggest that this will come as part of the package.

The Panasonic Lumix GX7 is expected to come with an 18-megapixel Micro Four Thirds sensor sensor (possibly only good for 16-megapixel pictures, like the GX1) and on-sensor image stabilisation - the first ever on a Panasonic camera.

Expect shutter speeds of up to 1/8000 and shooting speed of 5fps (or 4fps with continuous autofocus).

Another interesting feature is its new extendable and tiltable viewfinder. Also tiltable is its 3-inch LCD screen. Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity will also be included in the package.

Apparently the Panasonic Lumix GX7 will ship in September at a price of €1,000 (about £863) for the body only, which is quite a leap over the €600 Panasonic Lumix GX1.

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GX7 leak

Via: The Verge


July 28, 2013, 3:36 pm

Sounds great, love the technology, but why the retro-style? Just because Olympus has it, doesn't mean that Panasonic should copy it. For modern technology I would prefer a modern 'look' - something that reflects the times we live in. 'Retro' may suit some but is an easy way out for lack-lusture designers. Look at the success of the 'sleek' designs of Apple's products. Drop the retro-style Panasonic and hire some good product designers in Europe (as others have) to update your 'look'.


July 30, 2013, 1:32 pm

MyObserver I bet you would rock the google glasses too on a date right?


July 30, 2013, 4:09 pm

Why not add "In my opinion" in front of all that? As is, your comment sounds opinionated and presumptuous. The market has actually been voting for retro styling in droves with cold hard cash (see the relatively high success of the GX1, the Olympus OM-D and Pen-EPx, and the Fujifilm x100/x100s), and many of us happen to LOVE these designs. Want something more "modern"? Panasonic's got the G6 or GF6 for you. Enjoy!


July 30, 2013, 4:39 pm

If it was available now I would go and buy it! All the features of a Sony NEX6 but with the advantage of the smaller and lighter micro four-thirds lenses!


August 8, 2013, 12:53 pm

Okay guyo68 - I would have thought that it was obvious as I stated that "I would prefer" thus implying it was indeed in my opinion. I was not speaking on behalf of anyone else. If others want retro. then fine but I think I am entitled to disagree with the 'droves', after all that is what 'comment' responses are for. If you 'misinterpret' that, then that too is your 'own opinion'. Anything that anyone writes is usually "in their own opinion" unless they quote references, statistics etc. But just to show I have no hard feelings and because you took the time to reply, I will add the words that the above statement is indeed "in my opinion".


August 8, 2013, 1:04 pm

Well at least if nothing else, you are consistent.


August 24, 2013, 7:57 pm

All's good, WillTech.

The thing is, when I first caught glimpse of the GX7, I immediately interpreted the design as being a direct continuation of the retro styling used on the GX1 (which I happen to have and love).

However, on second glance (and third, and fourth...), I find it far less retro in appearance, and now actually perceive it as a bit of a rip-off of the Sony NEX-7. The only thing that threw me off as retro to begin with was the GX7's mixed black and silver coloring.

This is, of course, just my opinion, though online photography forums would seem to indicate I'm not alone in this. :-)

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