The first specs and photo of the Panasonic GF7 have been leaked on the web, shortly after insiders have revealed that this mirrorless camera will be announced in the near future.
Panasonic is readying a new Micro Four Thirds camera, called Lumix DMC-GF7, which was registered on the website of South Korea’s Radio Research Agency.
Trusted sources have recently revealed that Panasonic will announce this mirrorless interchangeable lens camera this week, most likely this Wednesday, January 21.
Before its announcement, the first Panasonic GF7 specs and photo have showed up online, giving us a glimpse of what the device will look like and what features it will offer when it becomes available on the market.
Panasonic GF7 specs list to include tilting display for taking selfies
According to trusted sources, the Lumix GF7 will come packed with a 16-megapixel Micro Four Thirds sensor, just like its predecessor, and an ISO range between 200 and 25,600.
On the back of the shooter, users can find an LCD screen that tilts upwards by 180-degrees and has a resolution of 1.04-million dots. This is similar to what the GF6 offers, albeit it is unclear whether the new model is a touchscreen or not.
Moreover, the camera will not employ a built-in viewfinder, but its forerunner did not have one, either. By the looks of it, the Panasonic GF7 specs list will not be a major improvement over the one offered by the Lumix GF6.
It is worth noting that the mirrorless camera will offer both WiFi and NFC. The GF6 has these tools and it is highly unlikely that Panasonic will remove them, also considering the fact that the device has been registered on RRA’s website.
Lumix GF-series’ future design is inspired by the Lumix GM-series’ design
As for the design of this upcoming camera, it appears that Panasonic has decided to make the GF-series look more like the GM-series.
The GF7 has a more linear design than its predecessor, which is reminiscent of the GM1. Additionally, the position dials and the buttons on top of the shooter have been altered, allowing users to easily control the camera.
The Micro Four Thirds camera will be released in a kit alongside the Lumix G Vario 12-32mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH Mega OIS lens. Its price tag remains unknown for the time being. Thankfully, all will be revealed this week!
Update: More specs have been leaked as well as the announcement date, which is set for tomorrow, January 20. This is what the camera will offer:
- faster autofocus sensor with high-speed video of 240fps;
- superior low-light performance allowing the GF7 to focus in -4EV conditions;
- smaller body than the GF6;
- Intelligent D-range controls to improve the dynamic range of the sensor;
- “Beauty” function, which tweaks the settings in order to have a blurred background and to make the skin more beautiful;
- “easier WiFi connection”;
- special button for resetting the exposure settings;
- body colors: silver, brown, pink;
- new shutter functions: face and friendly.