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Panasonic Adds GF7 “DSLM” Micro Four Thirds Camera

Newark, N.J. – Panasonic introduced Tuesday its DMC-GF7 digital single lens mirrorless (DSLM) camera, offering a 180-degree flip-up monitor for selphie portraits.

Key features in the camera include a retro-style cosmetic design, a 3.0-inch 1,040K-dot touch screen LCD that tilts up 180-degrees and puts the camera into Self Shot Mode, Wi-Fi connectivity, a Jump Snap feature that lets users photograph themselves jumping as if they are flying in the air using a remote control function via Wi-Fi, a 16 megapixel Digital Live MOS sensor and a Venus Engine processor.

Panasonic said the camera has an ISO range up to 25,600, a fast contrast AF system, a variety of AF functions including Face/Eye Detection AF, Low Light AF, Pinpoint AF and one-shot AF enhance usability.

The camera will capture fast burst shots at up to 5.8 fps or at 39 fps while the electronic shutter is used instead

It will record FullHD/60p (60 Hz) video in AVCHD progressive and MP4 and offers Snap Movie Mode which lets users record video in designated short period of time (2/4/6/8 sec.) as they shoot “moving photos”.

In Self Shot mode, the Wi-Fi button serves as a second shutter button so that selfies can be easily captured with the right or left hand.

The camera will be available in February in a choice of black and pink, with a 12-32 kit lens, and is being advertised for pre-order by online retail partners at a $599.99 suggested retail price.