Panasonic GX7 Leak Is So Big, It Might As Well Be Official

Panasonic GX7 Leak Is So Big, It Might As Well Be Official

All Panasonic’s hopes of a surprise launch of its GX7 camera have been dashed. The Micro Four Thirds body has now been fully leaked, with what look to be official pictures and specs. And what a camera. If you have had your eye on one of Fujifilm’s retro-styled but ultra-modern x-series cameras, but already own a clutch of Micro Four Thirds lenses, then this camera may well be for you.

First, the specs, in easy-to-read (and even easier to paste) list form:

  • 16MP Digital Live MOS sensor
  • Full HD, 1920×1080/60p videos
  • 90 degrees tiltable 2.76 million dots EVF
  • Maximum shutter speed: 1/8000
  • Highest ISO sensitivity: 25600
  • 22 creative filters/modes
  • Panorama mode
  • Silent mode
  • In-body image stabilization
  • Focus peaking
  • NFC and Wi-Fi connectivity
  • Tiltable 3.0″ 1.04 million dots LCD screen
  • Magnesium alloy body

The real news comes from looking at the photos, though. The big addition is that tilting, 2.76 million-dot viewfinder, which will let you use focus-peaking for accurate manual focus.

Panasonic GX7 Leak Is So Big, It Might As Well Be Official

Then we see the amout of hardware switches built into the magnesium body, with direct access to ISO, white balance and other oft-tweaked settings. There are also three programmable function buttons on the back, which might go some way to mitigate the lack of hardware dials for shutter speed and aperture.

A pop-up flash and a flip-out LCD complete the picture, and there is even a Panasonic first in the form of on-sensor image stabilization.

The only thing we don’t know is the price, although the official announcement should be soon.

  • JohnDSchmitt

    Charlie, please post your non-apple photo articles someplace else.

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