Panasonic Lumix GH7 Officially Announced

Panasonic has officially announced the new Panasonic Lumix GH7 Micro Four Thirds mirrorless camera, the latest addition to its high-end lineup traditionally favored by video shooters. However, the GH7 positions itself as a true photo-video hybrid, boasting flagship video features such as internal ProRes RAW recording, 32-bit float audio, and 4K/120p capture, while incorporating all the photography functionalities of Panasonic’s recent G9 II model.

Panasonic Lumix GH7 body: $2,197.99 at B&H, Adorama.

Panasonic Lumix GH7 with 12-60mm f/2.8-4 Lens: $2,797.99 at B&H, Adorama.

The Lumix GH7 enhances video performance and introduces a newly developed sensor to the esteemed Lumix G series, popular among creators. This Micro Four Thirds mirrorless camera features a 25.2MP BSI CMOS sensor, internal recording of 5.7K 30p Apple ProRes RAW video, and improved Phase Detection Auto Focus, making it a powerful tool deserving of its flagship status.

Key specifications

  • 25.2MP BSI CMOS sensor with parallel readouts
  • Phase hybrid autofocus
  • ProRes RAW and ProRes RAW HQ internal recording
  • 32-bit Float audio capture
  • UHD or DCI 4K in 10-bit 4:2:2 at up to 60p
  • Slow-mo UHD or DCI 4K in 10-bit 4:2:0 at up to 120 fps
  • 5.7K full-width capture at up to 60p
  • 5.8K Full-sensor ‘open gate’/anamorphic capture at up to 30p
  • 60 fps burst shooting with AF and pre-capture
  • External SSD recording
  • Real-time LUT support for photos and video
  • Lumix Lab app integration
  • 1 x CFexpress Type B, 1 x UHS-II SD slot
  • Tilting/fully-articulating rear screen
  • Built-in fan for unlimited recording

Continuing the legacy of the acclaimed GH line, the Lumix GH7 is packed with new features and enhancements, including improved Phase Hybrid Autofocus, Active Internal Stabilization, and ProRes RAW recording. It also retains all the crucial features that made its predecessor, the Lumix GH6, popular, such as its compact size and weather-resistant build.

The latest Micro Four Thirds Lumix GH7 Mirrorless Camera from Panasonic introduces ProRes RAW internal recording, 32-bit float recording with the optional DMW-XLR2 audio interface, Adobe Cloud Frame.io compatibility, versatile Open Gate framing, and real-time custom LUTs. This flagship upgrade maintains valuable existing features from the GH6, including a 25.2MP sensor, 5.7K30 Apple ProRes 422 HQ internal recording, improved AF performance, a 13+ stop dynamic range boost, and 5-axis stabilization. These features make it suitable for indie film, professional and consumer photography, documentaries, or even as a B-camera in high-end productions.

The Panasonic Lumix DC-GH7 is priced at $2199, the same as the GH6 at its 2022 launch. It is expected to ship in July 2024.