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Panasonic GX7 aka GX2, with IBIS topic
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  • The GX7 it's look very good, included stabilization is a good thing for manual lens, hope for a new sensor with improved dynamic range and better ISO handling; nice if we can have 50 ISO. It's 16Mp a a kind of limit for m4/3?

    Maybe a little of topic here: but the OM-D 5-axis stabilization is very good indeed, sadly the video codec is not too good, low bit rate, a kind of stock GH1 but with better IQ and no 24/25fps. I have done some long recordings and not overheating, 29 min limit. No HDMI live view. Very good for personal projects.

  • Mp count is irrelevant.

    By the time GX7 is out, GH3 will be cheaper though :)

  • Have to admit, I'm actually kind of excited for this one. It's the NEX size I've always wanted and I'd just need to buy some pancakes again which I've already got rid of before.

    Might be good backup cam in the bag in case of GH3 troubles. Price is still up there however.

  • It would be cheaper to get another GH3.

  • I got 2 GH3s now and the worst part is I still complain about weight and size. I used to enjoy taking photos, but now just use my smartphone which means less photos.

  • @griplimited: Easy solution! Sell one GH3, get a GX7. I wish all my troubles were like yours...

  • More detailed shots and allegedly specs:

    "16 Mp Live MOS sensor", my bet it is the same Sony sensor of the GH3, since it's a more photo oriented camera.

    Really interesting.

  • @MarcioK

    Yep. Especially as many people already deciding based on rumors about unreleased camera :-)

    Btw this camera can lack mic input and have some other Panasonic "smart decisions".

  • @Vitaliy_Kiselev Hehehe, I agree with you. Interesting, but will wait for reviews after release.

    No words about mic input, but probably won't have it. And I still think (my opinion) that will not have the highest bitrates of the GH3 movie modes - in fact, for movies I expect the same modes of the G6...

    But since I will buy another camera for stills in december, could be this one instead of the OM-D. But will know it only after release.

  • Sony Alpha Rumors is reporting that an NEX full frame camera with IBIS is rumored to be announced in September, so the GX7 may not be the only video-capable IBIS camera in town come Fall 2013.

  • Beautiful camera!

  • @QuickHitRecord Some Sony Alpha cameras already have IBIS (2 axis), then Sony already have some knowledge of the technology.

  • The question will be:

    Sony gx7 with all those settings for video (24p, 60p) or pen ep 5 for better ibis?

    Going to take pop corn

  • I will pre-order this untested if it has GH-3 high bit rate, if the IBIS works in video mode, and if it has a mic input.

  • ...43rumors is saying No IBIS during video ...from their source !!

  • if it's real it's a fail, even there could be a firmware update (nothing sure...)

  • @kurth Can you please point us to this particular information? I have not been able to find it on the 43 Rumors site.

  • Digicaminfo reports that Panasonic will soon launch a third Leica branded Micro Four Thirds lens. But they don’t know yet the specs and announcement date.The same source also said that in body IS will not work in video mode and that the image quality is on par with the best APS-C cameras

    it's the second sentence in the top post !....if you look in comments you can see he's referring to the new camera .

  • 2.76 million dot EVF in a camera that small is nuts. This sounds like a great buy if you have a lot of Noktons, SLR Magics or old manual lenses and want to shoot photos rangefinder style. I'm into that, so if the video mode is up to par I'll pick one up.

  • 43 Rumours saying that the camera will be launched tomorrow. And have what looks like the official press release, in German.

    Spoiler: as I expected, no high bitrate modes, to protect the GH3. One line of the relase says (translated):

    "The quality of the video recording is also benefiting from the improvements of the new Digital Live MOS sensor. The Lumix GX7 with Full HD 1920 x 1080/50p is fully abreast of the times. In addition, the cinematic look with 24p recording and image recording rate of 24 Mb / s are available as well as the creative possibilities of the P / A / S / M modes as well as continuous and Tracking AF."

    1080p in 24Mb/s = same video mode of the G6, I guess.

    Below, the full "press release" translated (by Google Translate). Lots of interesting info, looks like a great camera for photos and ok for movie. I will wait for the reviews.

    ==================================================== Panasonic presents challenging and ambitious photographer with the LUMIX DMC-GX7 a new mirror-less Micro Four Thirds system camera with a convenient compact format. The GX7 combines a compact design, photo, technical performance and latest communication technology. Thus, it sets a new standard - not only for Micro Four Thirds cameras. This applies both to the recording quality as well as for the handling and comfort.



    The Lumix GX7 guarantees a very impressive image quality thanks to their excellent performance in resolution, imaging and color reproduction. It irritates the potential of the new digital live MOS sensor with 16 megapixel resolution with new sensor architecture and coordinated new Venus Engine image processor optimally. It allows exceptionally clean resolution, sharp images even in poor lighting at sensitivities up to ISO 25,600. As the first Lumix G camera, it has optical image stabilization by sensor shift.


    The highlight of the Lumix GX7 equipment is the new integrated, swiveling by 90 ° upwards Live View Finder (LVF). He holds with a resolution of 2.76 million pixels currently (August 2013) the record for resolution and sharpness. He also facilitated by its flexible swivel option-choice perspective. Alternatively, is the image control and contemplation-up or fold-down 7.5-inch Touch Screen LCD Monitor with 1.04 million pixels available.

    Thanks to the first are without own image stabilizer with the Lumix GX7 stable images even with lenses with a Lumix G to use upcoming optical image stabilization by sensor-shift possible, except with high-Micro Four Thirds lenses, lenses from other manufacturers or third-party lenses via an adapter, do not own the image stabilizer.

    With a fastest shutter speed of 1/8000s only the GX7 now expanding the photographic leeway especially when using very large-aperture lenses. In addition, the focus peaking display function makes precise control of the focus. The quality of the video recording is also benefiting from the improvements of the new Digital Live MOS sensor. The Lumix GX7 with Full HD 1920 x 1080/50p is fully abreast of the times. In addition, the cinematic look with 24p recording and image recording rate of 24 Mb / s are available as well as the creative possibilities of the P / A / S / M modes as well as continuous and Tracking AF. Is recorded in the AVCHD Progressive or MP4 format. The contrast AF system of LUMIX GX7 characterized by increased speed and precision thanks to a high-speed digital signal exchange between camera and lens corresponding to 240 B / s With features such as low-light AF, Pin-Point AF, multi-field, or Spot AF, the AF system is the most diverse motives justice.

    The growing importance of mobile communication but the GX7 with Wi-Fi and NFC (Near Field Communication) technology meet. Users can use the camera on their smartphone or tablet simply connect via a short contact of the device, and not just in order to transfer images. Rather, it is possible to use a smartphone or tablet as a remote shutter release and multifunction monitor. The Instant Transfer feature allows you to send photos immediately after shooting automatically directly to a smartphone / tablet. In addition, the transfer of photos and video over a wireless home network (router) directly for backup and archiving on a connected computer is possible.

    Digital Live MOS sensor with 16 Mpx and new architecture

    Panasonic has developed a Digital Live MOS sensor with 16-megapixel resolution from the ground up for the Lumix GX7. It combines practice-oriented resolving power with high sensitivity and minimal noise. This progress is achieved by enlarged photo diodes, as they are made possible by the latest technology in semiconductor manufacturing. On top of an optimized design of the microlenses on the individual pixels of the sensor. As color saturation and sensitivity can be increased by 10 percent. The signal / noise ratio is improved by 10 percent compared to the GX1 both in the pixel circuit and by a special circuit directly from the signal read by 25 percent and detail reproduction. The advanced multi-process noise reduction system of the Venus Engine image processor eliminates image noise even more effective by capturing larger areas for noise detection.

    This is especially popular with night shots for significantly improved images. The multi-process noise reduction also ensures in two separate steps for even finer control of the noise level. The structure of the noise is independent of its size improved with this active control - for example, human skin, even with high ISO values ​​very naturally played back. For improved detail rendering a new, optimized filtering process increases the resolution limit by up to 3 percent, and the contrast in the medium to high range by up to 5 percent. In addition, the "Intelligent D-Range Control" provides a greater dynamic range with uniform gradation. So are all the details from dark to light given granularity and without an accumulated shadows or lights faded. Together the Digital Live MOS sensor and the Venus Engine image processor speeds allow up to a maximum ISO 25,600.

    Superior AF performance and speed of response

    All Lumix G cameras use a sensor contrast AF system for determining the optimum sharpness. This ensures greater accuracy of the distance setting in comparison to the classical phase detection system. This is especially true when shooting with fast lenses with large f-denöffnung. The lightning-fast contrast autofocus on the Lumix GX7 is also fast-moving subjects justice. In accuracy and speed, it surpasses even high-end DSLRs with phase detection system. To the AF response times to minimize, replace their digital camera and lens signals from up to 240 times per second. This allows the Lumix GX7 the high-speed image series with 5 frames / sec at full 16-megapixel resolution. AF tracking of fast auto-focus series of exposures GX7 allows up to 4.3 frames / sec (In 1-area AF with Focus Tracking Modus9 ter move objects. Maximum 40 frames / sec are possible with electronic shutter.

    The already known from Lumix G6 and GF6 low-light AF mode also improves AF performance in low light conditions without auxiliary light. It allows automatic focusing in up to -4 EV darker areas, which corresponds to the brightness of a landscape under a clear starry sky, without light source. ie functionality of Pin-Point AF is further improved with the GX7. Thus, the magnification on the monitor by 3x to 10x can be varied in 1/10-Stufen. Picture-in-picture is possible with 3x to 6x magnification, the frame size can be achieved continuously from 1/80 to 1 / 24th The One-Shot AF mode allows you to activate the auto focus in MF mode quickly by pressing the AF lock button to make a quick pre-focus and then manually focus fine. Exceptionally responsive is the Lumix GX7 with its turn-of just 0.5 seconds (With H FS1442A zoom according to CIPA standard) when using UHS-I (Ultra High Speed ​​I) SDXC / SDHC are the files themselves in RAW mode quickly stored.

    Tiltable viewfinder and touchscreen monitor

    The Lumix GX7 is equipped with an integrated, 90 ° upward folding LVF (Live View Finder) in 16:9 format. He has an unusually high resolution of 2.7648 million pixels and almost covers the entire Adobe RGB color space. The visually pleasant viewfinder magnification of effective 0.7x (equivalent to a 35mm) and approximately 17.5 mm exit pupil allow a more relaxed view of the 100% image. The tiltable LVF allows insight from above for unobtrusive recordings from breast perspective. An eye sensor provides automatic switching between viewfinder and monitor image. When looking through the viewfinder, the autofocus is automatically enabled for the GX7 is ready to shoot. The sensitivity of the eye sensor is adjustable in two stages. The inadvertent switching operation in the camera using the touch screen to avoid the, the sensor can also be switched off. The 7.5 cm wide, electrostatic touch screen LCD Monitor with 1.04 million pixels is about 100 percent of the subject and is up to 80 degrees upward and 45 degrees downward folding. Its front wheel is direct, without a layer of air between them, mounted on the new LCD panel with integrated touch sensors. This significantly reduces reflections. Together with the increased resolution by about 13 percent and 20 percent improved color reproduction, the LCD monitor provides the GX7 a better-he kennbares image than older generations Monitor. An improved backlight provides a magnified view and a 25 percent year-ringeren energy consumption. When auto focus by touch screen can easily be enlarged with a Fingerbewe supply for a more precise focusing of the target point for focusing. The sensitivity of the touch pad AF was increased in the GX7 so that it reacts even faster.

    Detail improvements-optical image stabilizer in the camera body

    The Lumix GX7 is the first Lumix G with integrated image stabilization in the housing. He protects while shooting with lenses without image stabilization own safe from blurred images. This works not only with Micro Four Thirds lenses without image stabilization, but also with lenses from other manufacturers, irrespective of, whether these are connected via adapters come with a Micro Four Thirds or bayonet. Become Lumix G lenses with O.I.S. used at the GX7, the specific objective image stabilization is prioritized.

    Shortest Shutter Speed ​​1/8000 sec

    The Lumix GX7 now offers 1/8000 s as the fastest shutter speed. It allows the "freezing" fast moving object, but also allows more leeway in Aperture priority with bright lenses, about to take pictures even in bright conditions with shallow depth of field at full aperture.

    Focus Peaking Display - The sharpness in view

    For precise control of the focus, the focus peaking display the Lumix GX7 is very handy. It works in both the AF-MF as in MF mode and shows the edges of the subject, where the focus is, of color. The display can be controlled in two steps, stop and vary in color between blue or orange, so that it always remains clearly visible from different backgrounds.


    To enable silent recording on special occasions, this setting changes to a button from the mechanical to the electronic trip turns all device sounds (AF operation) and suppresses the flash and AF assist light.

    Full HD video at 50p and fast action autofocus

    The Lumix GX7 filming Full HD video with 1920 x 1080 pixels and 50p in AVCHD Progressive mode (MPEG-4 / H.264). It also supports images in the cinematic look with 1.080/24p in AVCHD format. In addition, videographers can make individual settings as required in P / A / S / M. For direct viewing on a PC or other portable electronic devices, the GX7 Full HD video - without file conversion - also record in MP4 format.

    Thanks to an optimized utilization of the pixels mix and video recordings benefit from the improvements of the sensor in terms of sensitivity, sharpness and clarity of the image. In addition to the continuous AF allows the Touch AF function, the specific focus shifting from one design to another detail, as we know from movies. All it takes is a tap of the target subject on the monitor, so that the AF itself then follows the detail with the edge when it moves anschlies-send. For good stereo sound to the video GX7 Dolby Digital sound recording provides. A windscreen suppresses spurious noise. The Extra Tele-converter function extends the zoom range up to 4.8x, and thanks to the lower video resolution with no degradation of image quality, the timelapse feature starts the recording of photo sequences automatically as soon as the start time, interval, and number of images are selected . The stop-motion animation feature allows the production of animated videos by automatically joining the sequentially recorded single movement or photos with different stages of an object.

    Maximum recording time with AVCHD 29 minutes 59 seconds Maximum recording time with MP4 29 minutes 59 seconds or up to 4 GB  

    Ease of use / Extensive standard equipment including WLAN / NFC

    The cast iron housing, the DMC-GX7 of a magnesium alloy is very stable and designed for uncompromising practicality and reliability. The intuitive operation of the ve GX7 Lumix Panasonic is the result of years of experience. Two dials on the front and rear camera is used for rapid and safe-tion setting - such as speed and aperture in manual code. The Live View function allows control of highlights and shadows before the receiving, if necessary, to make an exposure adjustment separately for light and dark areas can. For this, the GX7 offers three presets, three more individual user settings are automatically saved to the. In addition, a new Fn (Function) tab is integrated in the menu can be called from a total of 40 possible options quickly with the total selected functions 9 (4 by 5 key in the register and).

    Easy link to image transmission and remote control via Wi-Fi/NFC

    The GX7 is equipped with Wi-Fi Module (IEEE 802.11b/g/n) and NFC (Near Field Communication) technology. This results in new opportunities for recording and playback. To use this photo, viewing and sharing capabilities with the Lumix GX7, only the Panasonic Panasonic own application software "Image must be installed app for iOS or Android smartphones or tablets to the respective mobile device. Users can connect to a smartphone or tablet PC, the camera simply by bringing together close to the equipment. Then after a few seconds the devices communicate without cumbersome manual procedure or connection authorization. With a smartphone or tablet PC, the camera remote control and image control display of the device is possible with photo and video. (For video recording, remote control of Aufnahme-Start/-Stopp via smartphone / tablet is possible) Thus, the adjustment of aperture, shutter speed, focus, exposure, zoom lens (LUMIX G With power zoom lenses.) And other requirements by smartphone / tablet to be made. With the instant transfer feature, the camera can transmit the image data after the click for selected electronic devices. In playback mode, tapping an image stored in the camera image is enough to show on the display of this smartphone / tablet. In addition, it is possible the location information from the GPS (Global Positioning System) protocol of a smartphone / tablet associate the photos with an installed app. The GX7 also simplifies the archiving of images, by transmitting the image data over a wireless router to a PC or other compatible electronic devices. Lumix photographers can also take advantage of cloud storage space in the exclusive services of the Panasonic "Lumix Club". In this cloud service they receive a personal folder where they can upload their image data to save. From there, these files can also be transferred to services like Facebook, Flickr, Picasa, Twitter or YouTube. Also a Wi-Fi Direct feature allows the playback picture on appropriately equipped and DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) compliant fours HDTV devices.

    Digital effects and photo styles expand the possibilities of image composition

    When scene auto selection in the Intelligent Auto mode is added as ne-Untes the food-recognition motif. The Creative Control mode is expanded in the GX7 to 22 filter options. Brand new are monochrome, monochrome monochrome rough and silky. They complement the known effects of ex-depressants, Retro, High Key, Sepia, High Dynamic, Soft Focus (still images only), Monochrome dynamic, impressionally, SW with a color, cross process, low key, Toy Camera, star filter (photos only) Miniature Effect, Ancient (Old Days), Sunshine (photos only), Bleach Bypass, Toy Camera and Pop imagination. The individual effects are also still variier bar. The Creative Panorama function creates horizontal or vertical panorama measures up to 360 ° angle of view with a camera pan. In this panoramic images of the 18 filter effects of the Creative Control mode can be applied are the. The photo styles are still added to the monochrome color filters (yellow, orange, red, green) for sophisticated black and white shots with the Lumix GX7.

  • If it's a better g6 in a different dress, i don't realize the price, at this point..

  • No, only the video specs could be like the G6. The specs are very good for the price - but it is a photo oriented camera.

    Probably the GH5 will be this camera in a GH3 like body, weather sealing and high bitrate modes.

  • More info:

    ISO starts at 200 - extended mode to 125. 402g weight. The sensor is (allegedly) new, developed by Panasonic, 16 mp.

    And the camera have no AA filter. I guess that it means high chances of moiré in video, isn't? (and reinforces that the camera is photo oriented).

    999 euros body only - for the specs, is very competitive pricing, compared to OM-D and E-P5.

    And will be available in black too - sorry @Vitaliy_Kiselev, no proper color this time (yellow) :)

  • It "irritates" the potential of the new digital live MOS... I hope it doesnt irritate anyone who buys it lol

  • Lol im gonna stick with pocket cinema camera. I will buy if only the video quality can match the g6.