We've been out shooting with the brand new Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7, a 4K-equipped CSC aimed at enthusiasts. Take a look at our initial sample images

The Lumix DMC-G7 is the latest addition to Panasonic’s G series of enthusiast-level CSCs. We’ve already been hands-on with the camera, pairing it with Panasonic’s 14-140mm lens, and you can have a read of our first look to get an idea of what we think.

Panasonic has placed the focus this time around on video, with the Lumix G7 capable of capturing smooth, high-resolution QFHD 4K video in 3,840 x 2,160 at 25p (50Hz) or 24p in MP4, in addition to full-HD 1,920 x 1,080 at 50p (50 Hz) videos in AVCHD Progressive or MP4 (MPEG-4 / H.264) format.

This isn’t just news for video shooters though – the G7 is also able to use its 4K capabilities to augment its stills photography through its 4K Photo function.

4K Photo allows users to extract an 8-million-pixel still from 4K footage, enabling even fleeting moments to be captured.

The Lumix G7 uses a 16-million-pixel MOS Sensor working in tandem with Panasonic’s Venus Engine image processor.

It also offers a multi-purpose Noise Reduction system, which applies noise reduction and detail processing based on the environment and conditions of a scene. This allows it to shoot at a maximum sensitivity of 25,600.

Its Contrast AF system uses Panasonic’s Depth From Defocus technology to shorten focusing time – Panasonic claims a minimum of just 0.07sec.

Take a scroll through the samples above to get an idea how the camera performs, and make sure you click to see them full-screen.