Panasonic’s DMC-GX7, which was announced at the beginning of August 2013, is the first G-series model with sensor-shift stabilisation and the first with a high-resolution EVF that can be tilted upwards through 90 degrees. In line with its other thoroughly modern capabilities, it also comes with built-in Wi-Fi and Near Field Communication (NFC), providing easy image sharing with smart devices.
The Pentax K-50 was announced in June 2013 as a replacement for the popular K-30, which we reviewed in August 2012. It has a similar, weather-sealed, dust-resistant body but improved versions of the 16.3-megapixel APS-C sensor and PRIME M processor, which have been tweaked to reduce noise and minimise aliasing (‘jaggies’). New features include an extension of sensitivity to ISO 512,000 and support for Eye-Fi SD cards to enable users to share images and movie clips wirelessly.
The EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM is the latest addition to Canon’s two dedicated EF-M mount lenses for the EOS M, which launched with the company’s first compact system camera in July 2012. Unfortunately for our North American readers, it seems this lens will have a limited release and won’t be offered in the USA, where the EOS M hasn’t sold as well as expected (in line with other compact system cameras in that market).
Announced in April, the Fujinon XF 55-200mm f/3.5-4.8 R LM OIS is the first telephoto zoom lens for Fujifilm’s X system cameras and makes a great partner for the Fujinon Super EBC XF18-55mm f/2.8-4 R LM OIS lens we reviewed in November, 2012. Key features include image stabilisation with a claimed 4.5-stop shake compensation plus fast autofocusing.