Panasonic GX7 schematics have shown up on the web, showing a glimpse of what the upcoming Micro Four Thirds camera will look like.
Panasonic is rumored to launch a GX1 replacement towards August’s end. The exact date is unknown, but the camera is definitely coming, sources say. Moreover, its name will not be GX2, as the company appears to have opted for the GX7 moniker. Some of its specs have already been leaked, but this time the device’s schematics have shown up on the web.
Panasonic GX7 schematics leaked by the EU Trade Marks and Design Office
The GX7 is another poorly-kept secret. Many cameras have been like this in 2013, including the Olympus E-P5
Anyway, the Panasonic GX7 schematics have been taken out from a very reliable source: the EU Trade Marks and Design Office, where companies must submit their patents.
GX1 is significantly smaller than its replacement
These preliminary designs are revealing the size and some of the camera’s specs. As a result, we can firmly announce that the GX7 will be a lot bigger than the GX1.
Moreover, the integrated electronic viewfinder is definitely tiltable, contributing to turning it into a true dream camera for photographers.
Panasonic GX7 specs to include 18-megapixel sensor
The back of the Panasonic GX7 is dominated by a large screen and several control buttons, allowing lensmen to change settings and review their image collection.
The camera will also feature an autofocus assist light and a hot shoe mount, while the rumor mill claims that the shooter will rock a novel 18-megapixel image sensor with built-in image stabilization, and a maximum shutter speed of 1/8000th of a second.
GX7 price might be a little high
Panasonic’s upcoming mirrorless camera is described as one of the best MFTs ever and consumers are already getting excited. However, there is only one problem: the price might be a bit too high.
Cramming all these features into a single device is not very easy, therefore the Japanese corporation might choose to “punish” customers’ wallets. Everything will be revealed in late August, as stated above, so remain patient for now.
The Panasonic GX1 price has already suffered a major drop, as the Micro Four Thirds camera has been discontinued at most retailers. Amazon is now selling the camera for only $259.99, with few units remaining in stock.