Panasonic Lumix GX7 Micro Four Thirds camera, Leica DG Nocticron 42.5mm f/1.2 lens announced

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The Panasonic Lumix GX7 Micro Four Thirds camera is now officially announced. The US price of the body only will be $999, the kit with 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 lens will cost $1099. Here are he official technical specifications:

  • 16MP Digital Live MOS Sensor
  • Venus Engine Image Processor
  • Micro Four Thirds System
  • 3.0" 1,040k-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD
  • 90° Tilting 2,764k-Dot EVF
  • Full HD 1080p AVCHD Video at 60 fps
  • MEGA O.I.S. In-Body Image Stabilization
  • Built-In Wireless and NFC Connectivity
  • Focus Peaking and Magnification Windows
  • Magnesium Alloy Body Construction

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Panasonic also announced a new lens: Leica DG Nocticron 42.5mm f/1.2.

Panasonic  GX7 promo videos:

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  • Fred Flintstone

    Yak! That’s one pricey M43 body

    • Jimbob

      If history is any guide, wait about 12 months and they’ll be available at fire sale prices (see, e.g., GX1 at $200 or less).

  • http://the.me/ DanTHEME

    Looks like an excellent quality package, finally Pana starts making nice bodies.

    • camerageek

      So did Lada. Both are st5ill sub-standard

      • Marco Pelittieri

        Comparing Lumix cameras to Lada cars…really?

        You didn’t do well in school, did you?

  • Random Camera Guy 21323

    One of the best looking an best equipped m43 cameras ever!

    • camerageek

      You do realize that is the same as saying “One of the most honest thieves I’ve ever met” or “Truly the most virtuous whore I’ve ever known” right?

  • Drazen B

    That black GX7 model reminds me very much of the Lumix L1 and LC1 models from the past, you guys?

    • JakeB

      Oh yes, very much so. As an owner of the original 4/3 Lumix DMC-L1 myself, I can attest to that. And the Leica optics it came with were exceptional for that package and price.

      I may pull a trigger on this GX7 if nothing for the sentimental reasons :-)

      Still, mind boggles what happened to the model names GX2 – GX6…way to waste scarce model numbers, Panasonic ;-)

  • Larrry

    Looks nice. Price not too bad, but a little high with the closest viewfinder competitor the NEX6 – but appears more compact. Can’t wait to see the reviews. Biggest problem is mailorder only, so no hands on or bringing in your own SD card. Panasonic (and Pentax) have perhaps the worst local dealer distribution network. While big box stores might carry some entry level P&S, no 4/3. Two local dedicated local camera shops have tried to become authorized dealers, one of which carries both Olympus and Leica. Guess I will have to wait until Leica expands to include 4/3 in it’s Panasonic twin line. Otherwise, it is mailorder with the 30 day return backup.

  • whensly

    Nice looking system but for that money I’d go APC with an NEX or Fuji. I’ve had 5 Panasonics and at that price point there will not be 6.

    • Jason Denning

      Which 5 Panasonic’s have you owned? There is so little difference between all their models I can’t see the need to upgrade, this may be the first real upgrade from the GF1.

  • pavel

    In-Body Image Stabilization!!! Finally Panasonic realized that’s the only way to go. Joining Oly and Pentax. Now to Sony NEX… Canon and Nikon will take another 10 years at least :(

    • Pablo Ricasso returned

      Both Canon and Nikon don’t need to do that. they’re set already, thank you very much.

      • Drazen B

        Well said, Pablo. Why changing the winning formula.

    • Sahaja

      But I think this is probably the only system with *both* OIS and IBIS.Each IS system has its own advantages and limitations – but with this camera you’ll have a choice.

      Of course many Nikon and Canon lenses are not stabilized.

      Is Panasonic using the same IBIS system as Olympus?

  • Pablo Ricasso returned

    Canon and Nikon don’t need to do that. they’re set already, thank you very much.

  • fjfjjj

    Panasonic should have a hired a decent professional photographer for the stills in the “introduction” video. More fools not willing to pay a decent rate to get quality images, thinking nobody will notice the difference.

    • Meewok

      I was going to speak against the video itself, very amateurish use of rail shots (kind of wobbly, not smooth either), medicore cuts and they threw the 180 degree rule out. Some grading would be appreciated, and at least shoot in 24P, that just makes things look nicer as well

  • Meewok

    essentially this camera is all the GH3 except no weather sealing… which, if PanaOly actually built more sealed lenses I guess it’d actually matter

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