May 202015
Panasonic G7
4k video for 800 USD ? Looks quite interesting. It is not equal to the Panasonic GH4 though but still very interesting

Panasonic G7
The new Panasonic G7 camera is coming. The new camera has a 16 Megapixel Live MOS sensor, 2.36M dots viewfinder, and a Venus Engine 9 image processing system. The camera can record 4K video at 30 or 24 frames per second framerate.

The camera has a fully articulated 1040K Touch screen, Wifi connectivity, and can shoot up to 40 frames per second in high speed mode. Seems Panasonic don’t hold back anything(compare to the competition, but some functions reserved to the GH4). It is interesting for the new Sony a6100 as well. The iso range of the new camera go up to ISO 25,600 setting.

The price of the new camera is 800 USD with the 14-42mm kit lens.

Panasonic G7 specifications

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Release date: 2015

Photo parameters

Resolution: 16 Megapixel
Picture size: 4592 x 3448 Pixel, other picture size from 0,23 to 11,2 Megapixel
ISO range:100-25600
Type: Electronic & Mechanical
Speed: 60 – 1/4000 second
Type: Electronic & Mechanical
Speed: 2 – 0 minutes in Bulb Mode
Type: Electronic
Speed: 1 – 1/16000 second
1/125 – 1/16000 second in Movie Mode

Dynamic range: No info yet
Colour depth: No info yet
Dxo high iso score: No info yet
Focus points / crosstype points:
Built in flash: Yes
Flash synch speed: 1/160s
Flash external connection:
Lens focus motor:
Lens mount:
Diffraction limit:
Continuous shooting: 8 frames per second

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Live view: yes
Video: yes
HDR: yes
Panorama: No
3D: No
Wifi: yes
GPS(usually just geotagging): No
Dust removal system: Yes

Physical parameters

Sensor format: Micro 4/3
Crop factor: 2
Sensor size: 17.3 x 13 mm
Weight: 415g / 14.64 oz.
Camera Size: 124.9 x 86.2 x 77.4 mm , 4.9 x 3.4 x 3.0 ”
LCD resolution: 1040k dots
Flipout LCD: yes
Touch screen: yes
Viewfinder size/coverage: %
Storage slots: 1/sd, sdhc, sdxc card
Battery: 1x Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery Pack, 7.2 VDC, 1200 mAh

Video parameters

Video autofocus: Yes
Video format: 4K (3840 x 2160/30,24 fps (100 MBit/s) ) HD (1920×1080/60,30 fps 1080×720/30 640×480/30,25)
External mic jack:
File format: No mov format, Mp4 or AVHCD

Panasonic G7 other parameters

Start up time: 2, 10s

Panasonic G7 connections

The camera has the following connections:
-HDMI D (Micro),
-1/8″ Microphone,
-2.5mm Sub-mini (2-Ring),
-USB 2.0,
-Viera Link

Panasonic G7 standard accessories

-Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery
-Body Cap
-Battery Charger
-Front Lens Cap
-Rear Lens Cap
-Lens Hood
-Hot Shoe Cover
-Shoulder Strap
-USB Connection Cable
-AC Cable
-Software DVD-ROM
-Limited 1-Year Warranty

Panasonic G7 vs GH4

-No Mov format in the new Panasonic G7
-4K resolution is better on the GH4 (4160 vs 3840 pixel)
-In some formats the GH4 has 200 MBS bitrate (the G7 max 100 MBPS)
-220 min video length vs 29min 59 sec in the G7
-No headphone jack, zebra pattern, timecode and other pro features in the G7, which the GH4 has.
-The Panasonic G7 has a dual electronic mechanical shutter

Panasonic G7 pre order link

At below link (when the link is there) it is possible to pre-order the new camera in several versions.
Panasonic G7 on BHphotovideo

Panasonic G7 release date

The camera is expected to be available from end of June 2015-