Lets meet with new mirrorless photo camera Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 – first one with tiltable built-in electronic viewfinder. 4/3″ Live MOS sensor with 16 MP effective resolution is built into it, image is processed by Venus Engine, interchangeable lenses are attached via Micro Four Thirds mount, image stabilization is via sensor shifting. Camera makes photos with 4592 x 3448 pixels maximal resolution and saves them in JPEG ( DCF, Exif 2.3 ), RAW and MPO formats; supported video recording modes are Full HD 1920 × 1080 60fps ( signal from sensor comes with 60p frequency ), HD 1280 x 720 30fps ( 30 ) and VGA 640 x 480 30fps ( 30 ) with saving in AVCHD ( with Dolby Digital 2ch sound format ) and MP4 ( AAC 2ch ) formats. Camera records sound only via built-in microphones in stereo mode; external microphones can not be attached to it; ISO sensitivity levels are in 160 – 25600 range, color spaces are sRGB and Adobe RGB. Electronic tiltable LCD Live View viewfinder has 2.76 M dots resolution; it has built-in flash; tilting touch TFT LCD screen has 1.04 M dots resolution.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 records video and photos on SD, SDHC and SDXC ( UHS-I ) flash memory cards; it supports Wi-Fi and NFC connections for remote data transfers and control. Camera allows manual and automatic control of focus, diaphragm and exposure, it can be used for astronomical photos making with use of T-mount adapter. Following connectors are placed on it : USB 2.0 for data transfers and Li-ion battery charging; HDMI Mini Type C; AV output; 2.5 mm input for remote control; and Hot Shoe; one charge of battery is enough for 320 photos making. Camera sizes are 122.6 ( width ) x 70.7 ( height ) x 54.6 ( depth ) mm and mass is 360 g ( only camera body without lens, memory card and battery ). Operating conditions are : temperature in 0 – 40 degrees on Celsius range and relative air humidity levels in 10 – 80 % range.
Package contains : Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 camera itself, USB cable, Li-ion battery, recharger, CD-ROM disk with software ( PHOTOfunSTUDIO 9.2 PE, SILKYPIX Developer Studio 3.1 SE and LoiLoScope 30-days trial version ), shoulder strap, body cap, warranty card and user’s guide; there are kits with included lens, blends and caps for them. This is a great mirrorless compact camera, packaged with modern technologies and giving excellent videos and RAW photos quality; from its minuses following can be mentioned : higher, than competitors, JPEG photos compression artifacts amount ( this is inherent to all Panasonic cameras with Venus Engine ) and very high price ( when new models will come out, it will go down, but even now its technologies and functions justify its price; although for such money there is ability to buy APS-C sensored Sony, Canon and Fujifilm cameras ).