Panasonic Lumix GM7, which will be the company’s next mirrorless camera with a Micro Four Thirds sensor, is rumored to be capable of recording videos at 4K resolution.
The gossip mill has already begun mentioning the Panasonic Lumix GM7, even though it still has a long way to go before becoming official. This device is expected to serve as a replacement to the Lumix GM5, the world’s smallest interchangeable lens camera.
Introduced at Photokina 2014, the GM5 has succeeded the GM1 bearing only a few changes, such as a built-in viewfinder. However, the product became even smaller than its forerunner.
Photographers are a demanding bunch, so besides the improvements, they are also expecting the so-called GM7 to be tinier than the GM5. So far, the rumor mill cannot entirely confirm whether this statement will become true or not, but a trusted source is claiming that the Micro Four Thirds camera will shoot 4K videos.
Panasonic Lumix GM7 camera set to feature 4K video recording
Digital camera makers have released fewer and fewer products in recent years and this is logical since people are buying fewer cameras. In turn, there are multiple reasons for that, but when new products are coming, they really need to bring a lot of important upgrades to the table.
In order to make sure that this camera will not fail, Panasonic will add a highly-requested tool into the GM5 successor. It appears that the so-called GM7 will come packed with 4K video recording capabilities.
The Japanese company is already launching lots of 4K shooters, some of the recent ones being the FZ300 bridge camera and the GX8 mirrorless camera. Since a lot of people want 4K capability in a camera, the manufacturer has no options other than complying.
World’s smallest 4K-ready mirrorless camera to be unveiled next spring
Sources have not revealed any new information regarding the Panasonic Lumix GM7 announcement date. As things stand, the shooter is still expected to become official sometime during spring 2016.
Just like the last time we spoke about it, the camera will not be revealed at either CES 2016 or CP+ 2016. It will probably be unveiled before NAB Show 2016 and it will be a big deal in the digital imaging world, as it will be the world’s smallest interchangeable lens camera that shoots 4K movies.
This is an interesting project, so photographers as well as videographers might be pleasantly surprised when they get to see it in action. In the meantime, stay tuned for more Panasonic Lumix GM7 rumors!