Panasonic Lumix Announces the New GH7 with Internal RAW, Improved Auto-Focus, and The Ability to Use ARRI LogC3 Color Science

by | Jun 6, 2024 | News | 0 comments

Panasonic has announced the new LUMIX GH7 as an addition to their Micro Four Thirds mirrorless LUMIX G Series. The GH7 features a new 25.2MP Micro Four Thirds sensor with phase detect autofocus in both photo and video. It features a variety of 10-bit recording modes from 5.8K 4:3 open gate up to 30fps, 5.7K up to 60fps, 4K up to 120fps, or FHD all the way up to 300fps which can be recorded internally to a CFexpress card, SD card, or SSD via the USB-C port. Arguably the bigger news is that the GH7 now offers internal ProRes RAW recording in 5.7K or 4K (CFexpress or SSD) as well as raw HDMI output, and in a special licensing agreement with ARRI, this Lumix camera can use the ARRI LogC3 Codec. This opens up many post production options as well as being able to better match the color science of ARRI’s high end cinema cameras.

There is also a 32-bit float audio recording mode available and a built-in Wi-Fi Interface for Camera-to-Cloud integration via Frame.io. It’s got improved cooling allowing the camera to record for long durations without overheating. And despite all the upgrades, the camera shares the same form factor as the GH6, and can share many of the legacy GH accessories. The new GH7 is expected to ship by the end of July 2024 with an MSRP of $2,197.99US. DCS will be reporting on the new camera as well as the arrangement with ARRI at Cine Gear Expo, so stay tuned for more details. In the meantime, here’s a video from the product launch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9aBckqXcGDk

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