A new set of Panasonic G7 specs has been leaked on the web, courtesy of a trusted source, who has confirmed that the Micro Four Thirds camera will record 4K videos.
Panasonic will hold a product launch event on May 19 or within two days from this date. The show will consist of the Lumix G7 announcement, a mirrorless camera with a Micro Four Thirds sensor replacing the Lumix G6.
Some information about the shooter have appeared online during the past few weeks. However, a reliable source, who has provided accurate details in the past, has just revealed some Panasonic G7 specs.
Trusted source: Panasonic G7 specs list to include 4K video with DFD technology
The upcoming Lumix G6 replacement will feature a 16-megapixel Digital Live MOS image sensor, which is rumored to be borrowed from the Lumix GX7. However, the sensor has suffered some modifications and it is now capable of recording 4K videos.
The leakster has confirmed that the G7 will be able to shoot 4K footage at up to 30fps. A 24fps 4K mode will be supported as well, while users will have the capability to capture 4K stills when recording 4K movies.
Its image processor will be a new Venus engine, which is one of the reasons why it can capture 4K videos. Moreover, the camera will come packed with a Contrast AF system that supports DFD (Depth From Defocus Technology), contrary to previous reports
This system can determine the distance and the direction of the subject when recording videos by comparing two images with distinct depth-of-field. It is available in other Panasonic cameras, including the flagship Lumix GH4.
Tilting display and OLED viewfinder for Panasonic Lumix G7 users
The list of Panasonic G7 specs continues with a maximum shutter speed of 1/16000th of a second, which will be useful in bright conditions or when capturing photos of fast-moving subjects.
Additionally, the mirrorless camera has something in tow for users who come across a beautiful landscape. It consists of a 360-degree panorama feature and, judging from earlier leaks, it will be shareable on the internet using built-in WiFi and a mobile device.
Panasonic will put a 2.36-million-dot OLED electronic viewfinder in the Lumix G7, while a tilting 1.04-million-dot display will also allow users to compose their shots.
As stated above, the official announcement will most likely take place around May 19, so do not forget to keep an eye on Camyx in the meantime!