Just as with last night’s Fujifilm X-T10 announcement, we have been hearing a lot about the Panasonic G7 ahead of time. But the time for guesses and conjecture is over, the G7 is now official and we can see what Panasonic has come up with.

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The G7 is Panasonic’s latest 4K video capable camera, making it a nice budget alternative to their flagship GH4 model. It features a 16MP Live MOS sensor, and a Venus image processor powered by a quad-core CPU that allows for up to 8fps continuous shooting.

Contrary to what was rumored, the G7 does feature Panasonic’s advanced DFD focusing technology, meaning that its AF performance should be similar to the GH4 – in other words, very well.

Panasonic G7 Specs

  • 16 MP Live MOS Micro Four Thirds Sensor
  • Venus Engine 9 Image Processor
  • 2.36m-Dot OLED Viewfinder
  • 3.0″ 1.04m-Dot Free-Angle Touchscreen
  • 4K UHD Video Recording at 30/24 fps
  • Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity
  • Up to 8 fps Shooting with AF & ISO 25600
  • DFD AF System, 4K Photo Modes

The new Panasonic G7 will be available later this year, though an exact day – or even month – was not released. The price, however, was released, and you can now get yours pre-ordered over on B&H now for just $895.98.

What are your thoughts on the new Panasonic G7? Do you think it slots in nicely with other advanced amateur cameras like Fuji’s new X-T10 and Sony’s A6000? Leave a comment below and let us know what you think!