The DMC-G7’s 4K video recording capabilities allow users to capture stunningly-smooth, high-resolution scenes at an unprecedented speed of 30 fps with 8-megapixel equivalent resolution. Additionally, users can take fleeting photo opportunities within their 4K videos by using three new features - 4K Burst Shooting, 4K Burst S/S (Start/Stop) and 4K Pre-burst. All of these functions enable the user to simply select photos from the 4K video by cropping the desired frame out of the 4K burst file.
The G7’s 16.00-megapixel Digital Live MOS Sensor is highly sensitive and fast-responding. Its Venus Engine dramatically boosts the camera’s performance with a quad-core CPU that achieves high speed signal processing resulting in 8 fps(AFS) / 6 fps(AFC). Additionally, the Venus Engine vividly improves colour reproduction with an accurate evaluation of each colour – in both saturation and luminosity – allowing the camera to capture exceptionally fast-moving subjects in complete focus. This high-powered engine also excels in diffraction compensation to capture images that are crisp and clear, even when using a small aperture. With an integrated superior noise reduction system, the DMC-G7 also enables shooting at maximum ISO25600. Sensitivity, gradation performance, resolution and colour reproduction have dramatically advanced in this model to achieve a higher picture quality than ever before.
The Contrast AF System features DFD (Depth From Defocus) technology and excels in both speed and accuracy. Designed to enhance usability and complement a wide range of shooting situations, the DMC-G7 includes a variety of extensive AF functions. The Low Light AF feature makes it possible for users to achieve a clear focus on their subject as precisely and quickly as possible, even in extremely low-lit situations. Furthermore, the DMC-G7’s newly integrated Starlight AF allows users to achieve a clear photo of a star in the night sky with auto focus. This can be achieved by an accurate calculation of the contrast value in each split AF zone. In addition to the conventional Face Recognition AF, the DMC-G7’s incorporates Face / Eye Detection AF.