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Panasonic GX7 aka GX2, with IBIS topic
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  • No AA filter arrrrgggg. Where is silver G6?

  • I don't know what does it mean no AA filter? Someone says it means we'll have sharper images, even in video mode..but the moire?

  • I don't know what does it mean no AA filter? Someone says it means we'll have sharper images, even in video mode

    It means slightly sharper images in photo mode only.

  • And more moire in video mode? :D Thanks Vitaliy

  • Well regardless of the potential AA issues...I am stoked. I think this will be the best option for me to do my "photography" with and occasional 60p for slow-mo. Plus you have to admit it looks slick, love the retro vibe.

  • Panasonic is pleased to announce a new addition of LUMIX G Digital Single Lens Mirrorless (DSLM) Camera, the DMC-GX7, featuring high photographic performance and a sleek design which incorporates a tiltable LVF (Live View Finder).

    Dressed in magnesium alloy full diecast frame in black and silver the new LUMIX GX7 allows photographers to change their viewing perspective with a newly integrated 90-degree tiltable LVF. The new LVF features 2764K-dot high resolution and 100% color reproduction based on a Field Sequential Color Accuracy method**. This 16:9 Wide Screen LVF boasts approx.1.39x / 0.7x (35mm camera equiv.) magnification and 100% field of view. The tiltable LVF offers extraordinary angle of view with unique shooting style – looking down into the viewfinder to level the camera straight on the subject. It comes with an Eye Sensor that automatically turns ON/OFF according to the photographer’s action. The Eye Sensor AF (Auto Focus) automatically begins to focus when a user looks into the LVF, so no shooting opportunity is missed. An Eye Cup, DMW-EC1GU, made of elastic material is sold separately to enhance comfort in viewing either with the naked eye or glasses.

    The LUMIX GX7 is a new breed of digital camera suitable for the Hybrid Photographer. It’s capable of recording full HD 1920 x 1080, 60p (60 Hz) / 50p (50 Hz) smooth, high quality video recording in AVCHD Progressive and MP4 with stereo sound. The practical full-time AF and tracking AF is also available in video recording mode. The cinema-like 24p video with the bit rate of max. 24Mbps or P/A/S/M mode provides richly expressive afterimage with exquisite image quality. The Digital Live MOS Sensor greatly improves motion picture quality.

    The LUMIX GX7 incorporates Creative Panorama, Time Lapse Shot, Stop Motion Animation or Clear Retouch in addition to the popular Creative Control mode with a total of 22 fascinating filter effects

    A new in-body Image Stabilizer is nearly as effective as the MEGA O.I.S. found in Panasonic’s conventional DSLM lenses, which makes it easier to take clear photos with mounted non-stabilized and classic lenses. The LUMIX GX7 is also compatible with Focus Peaking for more precise control of focusing. In Silent Mode, the camera switches the shutter from mechanical to electronic and turns all sound (AF operation) off while suppressing emission of AF assist lamp and flash with just a single setting for special shooting occasions. Furthermore, the LUMIX GX7 allows photographers to use a max. 1/8000 shutter speed for more impressive expression with high speed lens options.

    Panasonic developed a new 16.00-megapixel Digital Live MOS Sensor for LUMIX GX7 that achieves both high resolution and high sensitivity image recording with minimum noise by utilizing cutting-edge Semiconductor Fine Technology to improve color saturation by approx. 10% and a redesigned on-chip lens that enhances light condensation to achieve approx. 10% higher sensitivity. Noise generation is minimized in both pixel circuit and digital signal readout circuit for better S/N ratio by approx. 25% and detail reproduction by approx.10% compared to the LUMIX DMC-GX1, making it possible to capture clear images even in low lit situations. The image processor Venus Engine features advanced noise reduction systems, including Multi-process NR (Noise Reduction) and Detail Reproduction Filter Process, which enhances the limit resolution. The combination of the digital Live MOS Sensor and the Venus Engine achieves max. ISO 25,600.

    The Contrast AF System of the LUMIX GX7 excels in both speed and accuracy by exchanging digital signals between the camera and the lens at max. 240 fps. A variety of extensive AF functions including Low Light AF (-4EV), Pin-point AF and One-shot AF enhances usability to comply with a wide-range of shooting situations. In Pinpoint AF, picture-in-picture display is available and the magnification ratio of in-frame picture is selectable from 3x to 6x. The One Shot AF function can be allocated to the AF/AE Lock Button (AF/MF Switch Lever) for more flexible control over focusing.

    The LUMIX GX7 incorporates high speed response desired for the digital single lens mirrorless camera, taking only approx. 0.5 sec* to get ready to shoot after startup. The LUMIX GX7 also realizes the high speed burst shooting at 5 fps and max. 40 fps using an electronic shutter. Also, AF Tracking enables consecutive shooting to capture moving subject in sharp focus at 4.3 fps.

    At the same time, Panasonic designed ease of operation into the LUMIX GX7. Two separate dials on front and back offer direct control over aperture, shutter speed or exposure, which achieves smooth manual shooting. The Live View function is also digitally advanced, making it possible to adjust highlight / shadow separately with the front/rear dial. Three patterns of settings can be customized in addition to three patterns of presets. In addition, the Fn (Function) tab is newly integrated into the menu, which means a total of nine functions can be assigned (five in tab and four with the button).

    The LUMIX GX7 integrates Wi-Fi® connectivity (IEEE 802.11 b/g/n) with NFC (Near Field Communication) technology to offer a more flexible shooting experience and seamless instant image sharing. All of these flexible shooting, browsing, and sharing styles are made possible with the LUMIX GX7 and Panasonic's dedicated application software and the Panasonic Image App for iOS / Android smartphones/tablets

  • There's an HDMI out (will it allow for monitoring, or will it be crippled like the G6?), but no mention of an audio input yet.

  • Small short cons summary:

    • It is not clear that bitrates are used for 50p, 60p and all interlaced modes. Looking at presend data only 50p, 60p and 24p will have 24Mp modes. No intraframe and no high bitrate modes.
    • Screen is still low res.
    • No external mike input.
    • While EVF specs look impressive it is again Epson low res sequental panel with tearing, so correct specs is only 780K.
    • Screen tilting ala NEX, in fact whole camera is designed as copy of NEX.
  • Here's Panasonic's video sample:

  • More handons and samples

    Australia prices (AUD)

    $1249 for the body only,
    $1349 for the Silver kit with the 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 MkII lens,
    $1499 for the Silver kit with the 20mm f/1.7 MkII lens
    $1949 for the Black GX7 with Leica 25mm f/1.4 lens.

    US prices

    $999.99 for the body only
    $1099 for 14-42mm lens kit

  • Screen seems to be non touch and of low res.

    It's a touchscreen.

  • Porno!

    550 x 450 - 186K
  • "Unfortunately, the in camera sensor-shift image stabilisation is not available while recording video."

  • May be the stabilization dont work on video.

    In spanish from DSLR Magazine:

    '...parece ser –hay que confirmarlo– que la flamante nueva estabilización en el cuerpo no funciona en vídeo. Como suele decirse... no nos lo podemos creer, pues precisamente son los objetivos clásicos, los que se prestan idóneamente a esa aplicación por su bokeh y suave manejo de diafragma y enfoque.'

  • Hmm when viewing the introduction video there is a really good spot where to check for moiré. Right at the start at around 8-10 second there is a shot of some rooftops.

    I spotted some luminance moiré, but color moire at all, which is good news.

  • so the video has no ibis?? :(

  • Apparently no, but neither does the EM-5, which is done in post inside the camera. What the also borrowed from Olympus, is the adjustable Shadows & Highlights curves, which is really exiting for me!