Panasonic and their range of digital cameras have graced the market for quite some time already, where we have seen some rather tough cookies like the LUMIX TS6 grace the scene. This time around, however, it would be more of the photo taking experience than to have a tough camera that can handle more than the usual roughness, and we are talking about the Panasonic LUMIX DMC-G7.
This unique shooter will feature an exclusive 4K PHOTO feature which will tap into the high resolution of 4K Ultra HD video in order to improve the speed of photo capture. As mentioned, the exclusive 4K PHOTO feature will let you pause and extract high resolution pictures from 4K video in order for you to enjoy every single moment, meaning there is no more risk of missing that special moment ever again. Apart from that, the LUMIX G7 will have a great degree of flexibility since it is compatible with more than 24 compact lens options, and it has been specially built on the next generation interchangeable lens camera standard (Micro Four Thirds).
Not only that, the “mirrorless” Micro Four Thirds design would also pave the way for a lighter, more compact camera body, and at the same time, offer cutting-edge 4K video, audio, creative controls, wireless, super-fast intelligent-focusing and exposure technologies that are not able to be pulled off by traditional DSLRs. In addition, the LUMIX G7 will also have the ability to record stunningly smooth, high-resolution QFHD 4K video in 3840×2160 at 30p or 24p in MP4 in addition to the Full-HD 1,920 x 1,080 60p video in AVCHD Progressive or MP4 (MPEG-4 / H.264) format with practical full-time Auto Focus (AF).
There is also a failsafe of sorts, where recording stops when the continuous recording time exceeds 29 minutes and 59 seconds, or should the file pass the 4GB mark. A 16MP Digital Live MOS Sensor is incorporated to achieve higher resolution and higher sensitivity image recording with minimum noise, letting shutterbugs hit the ISO 25,600 mark, too.
It will be able to take in UHS-II SDXC/SDHC memory cards, and will arrive in the middle of next month in a trio of configurations – black with a 14-42mm kit lens, pewter/ gun metal with 14-42mm kit lens at $799.99, as well as in black with a 14-140mm kit lens at $1099.99.