Panasonic Brings Advanced 4K Recording To Mirrorless Fray With Lumix DMC-G7

Today's a big day for budding photographers looking for high-end options on a relative budget. In addition to the Fujifilm X-T10 introduced earlier today, Panasonic on Monday announced the Lumix DMC-G7 with an exclusive 4K photo feature that allows you to pause and extract high resolution pictures from 4K Ultra HD video.

This is a camera based on the mirrorless Micro Four Thirds standard and is compatible with 24 compact lens options. Like Fujifilm's X-T10, the Lumix DMC-G7 fairly lightweight and compact for a high-end shooter. It also boasts a 16-megapixel Digital Live MOS sensor, Venus Engine image processor with quad-core CPU for high speed signal processing, and multi-process noise reduction.

Panasonic Lumix G7

If you're into 4K photography, the Lumix DCM-G7 offers 4K burst shooting, 4K burst S/S (Start/Stop), and 4K pre-burst, The 4K burst shooting mode allows for almost unlimited shooting at 30fps -- just press the shutter button and release it once you're satisfied the image has been captured, Panasonic says.

Other vitals include a 3.5mm microphone socket, 1/16000 second shutter speed, Wi-Fi connectivity, 3-inch free-angle rear LCD with 1,040K dot high resolution, ergonomically designed grip, up to ISO 25600, a silent mode, level gauge, and the ability to record time lapse / stop motion animation.

The Panasonic Lumix G7 will be available around the middle of June. Black and pewter/gun metal versions with 14-42mm kit lens will go for $800, while a black model with 14-140mm kit lens will sell for $1,100.