It seems like the trend with m4/3’s cameras (and with everything these days) is to go retro. More and more people are toting Leica-esque digital cameras that exude old world charm, packed to the brim with modern imaging technology. Following suit from the very successful GX1, Panasonic have upped the ante with the GX7, packing in a 16MP sensor , built-in EVF which film camera enthusiasts will love, 3inch touch display and as we have said, an amazing metal body design that reminds me of the Fujifilm X series, just a little more polished. Panasonic says that the new sensor they have slapped in will allow for a higher ISO ceiling of 25,600 and better all around performance, IQ wise.
The GX7 will also be easier to use with 2 control rings on the camera body and will also have Wi-Fi and NFC so you can remotely control it by iOS or Android with the help of the Panasonic Image App. The GX7 also features an in-built stabilization in the body letting you shoot at lower light with less worries.
According to The Verge, the GX7 will retail for USD999 and with a 14-42mm kit for USD1,099.99. That’s quite a jump from the GX1 but hey, so is the technology. No local availability announced just yet.
(Source: The Verge)