Thursday, August 1, 2013

Panasonic announces Lumix DMC-GX7 and Leica DG Nocticron 42.5mm F1.2

Panasonic has officially announces the Lumix DMC-GX7, the successor for GX1. They decided to skip the number from 2-6 lol. GX7 is Panasonic first mirrorless interchangeable lens camera to include in-body image stabilization. It also the first camera that features widescreen EVF that can be tilted upwards 90 degrees. Panasonic claims that their newly designed Live MOS sensor improves both detail and color saturation by 10%. Other features of note include a tilting LCD, a 'silent shooting' mode, focus peaking, 1080/60p videos, and Wi-Fi with NFC capability.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Key Specification :

  • 16.0 megapixels
  • Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm) CMOS sensor
  • Venus Engine
  • ISO 125 - 25600
  • 3″ tilting LCD screen
  • 23 Number of focus points
  • 1920 x 1080 (60p, 60i, 50p, 50i, 30p, 24p) video recording
  • built in electronic viewfinder that can be tilted upwards 90 degrees
  • Built in Wi-Fi with NFC
  • 123 x 71 x 55 mm (4.83 x 2.78 x 2.15″)

The Panasonic GX 7 with 14-42 II Silver Kit Lens will be priced at RRP $1,099.99 and $999.99 for body only. It will start shipping estimated on October.

My Opinion : The newer sensor in Panasonic GX7 is one of the best in mirrorless now. The built in and tiltable electronic viewfinder seem interesting too. It seem it is much value buy compare with Olympus E-P5. Well personal judgement of course. Not until I got chance to hands on on Panasonic GX7 itself.

Alongside with the GX7, Panasonic also launch the Leica DG Nocticron 42.5mm F1.2 - the fastest autofocus lens ever created for the Micro Four Thirds system.