Not a company that is known for resting on its laurels, Panasonic has revealed its latest mid-range CSC – the Lumix G7. Out to replace the two-year-old Lumix G6, Panasonic appears to be placing the emphasis really on video and like the Lumix GH4, the Panasonic Lumix G7 is capable of 4K movie capture, recording 4K video clip in 3840 x 2160 at 25p (50Hz) or 24p in the MP4 structure. A lot more than just a video mode, the Lumix G7’s 4K video functionality brings some impressive benefits to stills photographers by allowing 8MP images to be extracted straight from a movie clip. To assist with this, three 4K photo functions were introduced to make the procedure even easier – 4K burst shooting, 4K burst (start/ stop) and 4K pre-burst.
The PG7’s 4K burst shooting mode allows as much as 29mins 59secs of continuous shooting at 30fps, which could be properly used like a photo burst shoot mode by keeping the shutter down. The 4K burst (start/stop) mode begins consecutive shooting with a single press of a shutter button and stops with the second press – better suited to shooting opportunities that require a lengthier waiting time. Apart from the 4K video functionality, the G7 features a 16-megapixel Live MOS sensor created to run in tandem with Panasonic’s Venus Engine image processor. Not forgetting the 4K pre-burst option, this mode is clever enough to automatically record 30 frames the next before and after the shutter is pushed. This combination allows the digital camera to shoot continuously at up to 8fps (AFS) – a 1fps improvement over its predecessor. However, setting the Panasonic Lumix G7 to autofocus continuous (AFC) sees the frame rate fall to 6fps. The G7 provides a broad ISO array of 200-25,600, which can be expanded as low as ISO 100. The multi-process Noise Reduction (NR) system is claim improve the performance at high ISO, a newly added random filter granulates chromatic noise, blending it into the image to replicate natural shots. As with every Lumix G camera we’ve seen of late, the Lumix G7 is capable of an electronic signal communication as high as 240fps. The contrast-detect AF system integrates Panasonic’s new level From Defocus (DFD) which calculates the technology, which calculates the distance to your subject by assessing two images with different sharpness levels in a split second, while analyzing the surrounding in the composition as well. surroundings within the composition at the same time frame. There is certainly built-in Wi-fi, while other noteworthy features consist of a maximum shutter speed of 16,000sec, a 3.5mm microphone port during the part and focus peaking. In addition to a black finish, the G7 will be available to purchase in a black-and-silver finish. In terms of focusing speed, the Panasonic Lumix G7 can lock on to In terms of focusing speed, the topics in a brisk 0.07secs. Looking at the trunk of the camera, the Lumix G7 inherits the excellent OLED electronic viewfinder through the Lumix GH4. The resolution has increased to 2,360k dots and a newly designed eye cup is meant to enhance exposure. Below the EVF lies a 3in, 1,040k-dot free-angle touchscreen and there’s now a pair of demand dials on the top-plate too as a new drive mode dial, offering direct access to continuous shooting, self timer and the 4K photo modes.