Panasonic will add 4K video recording to the specifications list of the upcoming Lumix G7, which is said to replace the Lumix G6 by the end of May 2015.
The next Micro Four Thirds camera to be announced will serve as a successor to the Lumix G6. Panasonic is planning to unveil the G7 by the end of this month with a specifications list that will not suffer too many changes when compared to the one of its predecessor.
Recently, it has been said that not only will the changes be few, but they will also be minor. However, a top-level source is reporting that there will be some major differences between the G7 and the G6. One of the improvements will consist of 4K video recording, which will be available to G7 users.
4K video recording to be available in the upcoming Panasonic G7 mirrorless camera
Panasonic will put the same 16-megapixel Micro Four Thirds sensor found in the Lumix GX7 into the Lumix G7. The G6 also featured a 16MP MFT sensor, but the one available in the GX7 is a newer version, so the company will go with it.
Nevertheless, this does not mean that the Japanese manufacturer has not made any improvements to the sensor. According to a trusted source, the new mirrorless camera will be capable of recording videos at 4K resolution.
If this becomes true, then the Panasonic G7 will follow into the footsteps of other Micro Four Thirds cameras recording 4K movies, such as GH4, LX100, and FZ1000.
The G7 will also employ a fully-articulated display, allowing users to capture high-resolution footage from unconventional angles without compromising the composition.
Panasonic will not bring DFD technology to the Lumix G7
Some of the recent and high-end Panasonic cameras come packed with Depth From Defocus technology. This system works in combination with the lens in order to offer quick as well as accurate focusing.
In addition to the distance, it can also determine the direction of the subject, so it is able to predict how much to move the lens in order to make sure that the subject is in focus.
It is a clever focusing system and it would have been welcomed by videographers. As usual, we will have to wait for the official confirmation, so stay tuned for the Panasonic G7 announcement!