Panasonic is now rumored to announce the Lumix G7 Micro Four Thirds camera sometime in the middle of May 2015 with few improvements over the current generation.
The rumors about a Panasonic G6 replacement are intensifying as we are approaching its official launch event. A trusted source has recently revealed that the company is developing a successor to this mirrorless camera with an SLR-like design and is preparing to announce it sometime soon.
Another reliable leakster, who has provided spot-on details in the past, is claiming that “soon” translates into “mid-May”. Furthermore, the new Panasonic Lumix G7 will not represent a major improvement over its predecessor, instead being a minor incremental upgrade.
Panasonic Lumix G7 announcement date to be set for sometime around mid-May
After the introduction of the Lumix GF7, the source started speculating that the G6 replacement, called G7, will also show up in 2015. Since the G6 was launched in April 2013, a lot of folks were expecting to see the new device being unveiled by the end of April 2015.
At the time of writing this article, there are two days left of April 2015 and little to no chances of seeing the Micro Four Thirds camera. Moreover, the most recent gossip talks are claiming that the Panasonic Lumix G7 announcement date will be scheduled for sometime in mid-May.
The exact date is unknown for the time being, but it should be leaked on the web a few days prior to the official event. Nevertheless, the mirrorless camera will be introduced within the next three weeks.
Panasonic G7 specs list to be fairly similar to that of the G6
The specifications list of the Panasonic G7 will not suffer major modifications when compared to the one of the G6. The source says that we should not expect anything “revolutionary” when it comes to the image sensor or the camera’s remaining features.
As stated above, the G7 will be just a small upgrade over the G6, which remains an interesting camera. It is packed in an SLR-like design with a 16-megapixel Micro Four Thirds sensor, 7fps burst mode, WiFi, NFC, fully-articulated touchscreen, OLED electronic viewfinder, and maximum ISO of 25,600.
The price tag of the G6 is also quite attractive, so only users will determine whether the G7 will be worth the upgrade or not. Amazon is currently selling the Panasonic G6 for about $390.