Panasonic Lumix GX7 is to be announced soon. Today a trusted source via 43R had a chance to test the GX7.
Panasonic has announced the Lumix DMC-FZ70, a 16.1MP compact superzoom with a 60x optical zoom. Spanning the equivalent of 20-1200mm it’s the largest zoom lens available in a consumer compact. The FZ70’s zoom lens has a maximum aperture range of F2.8-5.9, and the camera introduces a new 1/2.3-inch CMOS sensor capable of 1080 HD 60i video. A wind shield built into the camera’s stereo microphone is designed to improve sound quality on windy days, and the microphone itself is designed to ‘zoom’ with the lens, though Panasonic reps couldn’t provide details on approximate range.
The FZ70 more than doubles the zoom reach of its 24x Lumix DMC-FZ60 predecessor, which it effectively replaces. Naturally with such a long focal reach, the FZ70 offers Panasonic’s Power O.I.S. optical image stabilization. Like its superzoom peers, the FZ70 provides auto and manual exposure modes, as well as Raw shooting.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 will be announced in late August according to Panasonic USA, and the price of GX7 will not be very cheap. It is rumored over $1,000. This is an expensive mirrorless camera from Panasonic.
Panasonic USA just confirmed that the rumored Panasonic Lumix GX7 will be announced in August, 2013.
Panasonic and Fujifilm worked together on a new kind of organic sensor. The new sensor has the following advantages over conventional sensors:
1) it has only 1/6 of the thickness of the current sensors
2) Increased Dynamic range of 88dB
3) 1,2 times more sensible
4) range of incident angles of 60 degrees, efficiently utilizing light entering at an angle for faithful color reproduction with no color mixing. It also gives greater flexibility in lens designs, facilitating the reduction of overall camera size.