Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Camera
Panasonic has recently launched Lumix DMC-GX7 camera which is the second addition in GX series of Panasonic cameras. It’s a mirror less camera with a tilt-angle electronic viewfinder which can be tilted at 90 degrees. It is a Micro Four Thirds interchangeable lens camera which offers some unique features.
Some of its features are listed below:
- A 16 megapixel live MOS sensor
- A 3-inch tilting LCD display with 1040k dots and touch screen facility
- An electronic viewfinder which can be rotated at 90 degrees which is built around a 1024×768 pixels LCD screen
- Maximum shutter speed at 1/8000
- ISO ranging between 125 – 25600
- Focus Peaking: At high contrast points the focus can be set
- Approximately 100% area of view
- Built in Wi-Fi and NFC (Near field communication)
- Built in flash
- Panoramic mode, HDR
- Single Autofocus (AF) at 9fps, Continuous AF at 4.2fps
- Sensor shift image stabilization
Watch this introduction video of Lumix DMC-GX7
2.764 million dot resolution electronic viewfinder of this camera will be able to produce more accurate colors on the viewfinder. Maximum shutter speed of 1/8000 will come very handy for action shots. The LCD screen can not only face 90 degrees upwards but can also be tilted up to 45 degrees downwards. A 100% area of view can cover almost everything what we can see from our eyes and available focus peaking feature is able to identify focus points in most of the cases but becomes very important while selecting manual focus points. Focus points can be selected from the LCD display and can be zoomed in as well. Built in Wi-Fi allows a photographer to tether camera to a computer very easily and image information will be available on the computer screen as soon as it is shot. Near field communication has brought sharing and sending process on finger tips as any mobile device can be connected with the camera using NFC which can be used to send and share an image.
Sensor shift image stabilization lets a photographer use old non-stabilized lenses as well with camera IS. Continuous autofocus may be a bit slow when shooting very fast moving subjects and can result in some out of focus shots. Another nice addition is the rubber-coated grip which allows a better camera grip while holding it in hands. Built in flash is a pop-up one and there are many customizable buttons and controls which can be used to set different functions. Also using this camera video recording can be done at 1920x1080px in full HD, AVCHD and MP4 modes. Single AF and continuous AF are available for video recording as well. Built in multiple color and monochrome filter options are available with the camera. Stop motion animation mode can be used to create short movies with still images.
The camera is priced at US$ 999.00 without lens and with a standard 14-42mm kit lens the price moves to US$ 1099.00. It will cost around US$ 1530.00 with a 20mm f/1.7 lens.