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The GX7 is Panasonic's classy replacement for the rangefinder style GX1 and features a new, improved 16-Mpix sensor, a tilting widescreen viewfinder and rear screen plus built-in WIFI connectivity. The magnesium alloy bodied camera is also the first from Panasonic to feature in-body stabilization, but just how well does this $999 (body only) mirrorless model perform
Panasonic's flagship rangefinder style, MFT format Lumix DMC-GX7 is a complete overhaul of the earlier GX1, announced late 2011. The new model adds several notable features over the original including a high-resolution, widescreen format tilting electronic viewfinder with proximity sensor, pull out tilting rear screen and for the first time from the maker, a new in-body stabilization system. As with other models from the firm, the GX7 has promising video capabilities with Full HD 1080p AVCHD clips up to 60 fps, including a 24 fps option.
The GX7 is said to include a new 16Mpix Live MOS type sensor featuring a ‘redesigned on-chip lens' arrangement with a 10% increase in color saturation. The consumer electronics giant also claim a 25% improvement in signal to noise ratio and a 10% increase in detail, though it’s not clear if the firm is referring to the GX1 or the later, video-oriented GH3, as both models share a Live-MOS type sensor with the same pixel count.