The Panasonic G7 Micro Four Thirds camera is rumored to be on track for its official announcement in the near future as a replacement to the G6.
The rumor mill said that Panasonic had to put on hold multiple of its mirrorless camera series in 2014 in order to revise its Micro Four Thirds strategy. The line-ups that were not in danger of being scrapped indefinitely were the high-end GH and the low-end GM.
On the other hand, the G, GF, and GX series were all at risk. However, it seems like Panasonic will continue its MFT story with all of them. The GF7 was launched earlier in 2015 as a stripped down version of the GX7, while the GX8 is rumored to replace the GX7 within the next few months.
A few days ago, the Japan-based company has been rumored to launch a new Micro Four Thirds camera that is not part of the GX series. Now, it seems like the truth has come to light and the product in question is the Panasonic G7.
Panasonic G7 to be announced in the near future
G-series cameras were usually released on a yearly basis, but the last model, called G6, was launched about two years ago in April 2013. Anyway, it seems like the 2014 break is over and that the Panasonic G7 is on its way to succeed the G6 within the next few weeks.
A definitive timeframe for the announcement date has not been provided. Nevertheless, the trusted source is certain that this new Micro Four Thirds camera will be introduced “soon”. This means that we should keep an eye out for this device in the following weeks.
There are no mentions of any specifications. However, it seems like the G7 will be an evolution of the G6 without any major breakthroughs, something that digital camera makers have made us accustomed to in recent times.
Panasonic will not kill any of its Micro Four Thirds cameras
This rumor is backed up by the fact that Panasonic introduced the GF7 in January 2015. This is a more affordable version of the GX7, while the G7 and its SLR-like design will be a stripped-down version of the GH4.
Eventually, the manufacturer will replace the GX7, too, courtesy of the GX8. As stated above, do not expect revolutionary features in either of these shooters, but be sure that a few interesting gimmicks will find their way into the G7 and GX8.
Meanwhile, Amazon is selling the G6 for a price around $540 with a 14-42mm lens kit.