Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 hands-on preview

** Read the official Panasonic GX7 press release

The Panasonic DMC-GX7 is the first Micro Four Thirds camera with an integrated tilting electronic viewfinder

Panasonic Lumix have today unveiled a significant new Micro Four Thirds camera, the DMC-GX7. The new camera is now the flagship 'flat-top' model in the Lumix G-Micro range and, in a number of ways, is higher specification than the current top of the range GH3 model - particularly in terms of sensor specification plus the implementation of a new 1/8000th mechanical shutter. Perhaps the most obvious unique feature is an integrated tilting high-resolution electronic viewfinder.

Below is a bullet point list of the key features. Four Thirds User is the first magazine to have access to a working pre-production sample and we will be publishing some sample images (reduced resolution) later today. In the mean time lower down this page you can explore the GX7 via our unique product photo gallery.

  • Brand new 16 megapixel LiveMOS sensor with significantly improved sensitivity, dynamic range and high ISO noise performance.
  • Magnesium alloy body (not weather-sealed).
  • Panasonic's first Micro Four Thirds camera with sensor-shift image stabilisation for use with all lenses without built in OIS (Optical Image Stabilisation), including manual legacy lenses.
  • Integrated 2764 dot (921K pixels) tilting (up to 90 degrees) high-resolution electronic viewfinder with eye-sensor.
  • Focus- peaking facility for manual focusing.
  • 1/8000th fastest shutter speed using a conventional dual-blind mechanical shutter
  • Silent sensor shutter option.
  • Two adjustment controls with one being dual function.
  • Extra effects modes.
  • Stop/motion and time/lapse shooting.


Here is a our exclusive set of hands-on photos of the new Panasonic DMC-GX7. This gallery depicts two GX7 samples, one of which is an earlier design iteration with a hand grip that is slightly different to the final production version.

Below is a gallery of thumbnail views of the GX7. To see a larger view of the the thumbnail, just click on the thumbnail image you are interested in to open a new page with the full-size view.

To return to the thumbnail gallery, click the home arrow at the bottom of the page, or navigate forwards or backwards through the gallery using the backwards/forwards arrow buttons.

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