Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera (Black and Silver)

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Product Highlights
  • 16MP Digital Live MOS Sensor
  • Venus Engine Image Processor
  • Micro Four Thirds System
  • 3.0" 1,040k-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD
  • 90° Tilting 2,764k-Dot EVF
  • Full HD 1080p AVCHD Video at 60 fps
  • MEGA O.I.S. In-Body Image Stabilization
  • Built-In Wireless and NFC Connectivity
  • Focus Peaking and Magnification Windows
  • Magnesium Alloy Body Construction

The black and silver Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera is a compact digital camera that features a 16 megapixel Micro Four Thirds Digital Live MOS sensor and Venus Engine image processor to produce high resolution imagery with notable low-light sensitivity to ISO 25600. The combination of these two technologies affords a wealth of detail and clarity in imagery and also supports full HD 1080p video recording at 60 or 24 fps in AVCHD or MP4 formats.

Both a tilting electronic viewfinder and a tilting touchscreen LCD monitor are integrated into the camera's design for working from a variety of angles. The EVF has a 2,764k-dot resolution and supports tilting 90° upward while the 3.0" 1,040k-dot LCD monitor is capable of tilting 45° upward and 80° downward. Its touchscreen functionality enables more intuitive playback and menu navigation for employing a host of camera settings and features, including control over the built-in wireless connectivity. This function pairs with the Panasonic Image App for remote control over camera settings and for instant transferring of imagery between the camera and a mobile device.

Amongst other features housed within the GX7 is in-camera MEGA O.I.S. image stabilization, which helps to minimize the appearance of camera shake with any lens. Also benefitting image sharpness and clarity is the Light Speed AF system that utilizes a contrast-detection method for acquiring focus in a precise and fast manner, making it ideal for working with moving subjects. If working with manual focus, focus peaking is available as an aid for determining focus based on edges of contrast within the scene.

16MP Live MOS Sensor and Venus Engine
A 16 megapixel Micro Four Thirds Digital Live MOS sensor and Venus Engine image processor work together to produce high resolution imagery that exhibits a great deal of clarity, detail, and overall impressive image quality. The processing power affords heightened sensitivity to ISO 25600 with minimal noise for enhanced use in low-light conditions. The Venus Engine also provides a wealth of speed throughout the camera system, including the ability to record up 5 fps in full resolution, 40 fps using an electronic shutter, and continuous shooting at 4.3 fps with full-time AF.
Full HD Video Recording
The 16MP Micro Four Thirds sensor also supports full HD 1080p video recording in both 60 and 24 fps at a maximum bit rate of 24 Mbps. Both the high quality AVCHD and the Internet-friendly MP4 formats can be used depending on the intended output and editing workflow used and stereo sound is recorded with videos using a built-in microphone. Full-time continuous AF and tracking AF modes can be used during recording and exposure settings can be manually adjusted using either shutter speed or aperture controls. Touch AF and Touch AE controls also prove to be effective means for modifying the focus and exposure settings while recording video and focus peaking is ideal when working with manual focus.
Tilting EVF and Monitor Design
To better aid in live view monitoring, image playback, and menu navigation, both a tilting electronic viewfinder and rear LCD monitor are integrated into the design of the GX7. The EVF, or LVF (Live View Finder), features a 2,764k-dot resolution and approx. 100% color reproduction using the field sequential system for clear visibility in all conditions. It has a 90° upward tilting mechanism that permits easier viewing from low working angles. Additionally, Eye Sensor AF can be used to automatically begin auto focusing as soon as the viewfinder detects use, which greatly benefits working in a more spontaneous manner.

A large 3.0" 1,040k-dot touchscreen LCD is also available for viewing and features a tilting design that permits the monitor to be tilted 45° upward or 80° downward for working from both high and low angles. The front panel of the monitor is attached directly to the In Cell Touch LCD without a gap between in order to reduce surface reflections and improve visibility of the screen in bright conditions. The touch functionality of the monitor also enhances efficiency by allowing for a more natural method of adjusting camera settings and navigating throughout the menu structure. Combining use of both the viewfinder and the touchscreen is Touch Pad, which allows you to use the EVF for monitoring along with the touch control functions of the rear LCD.
In-Camera Image Stabilization
MEGA O.I.S. in-camera image stabilization helps to minimize the appearance of camera shake when working with lenses that do not incorporate image stabilization. This added benefit enables sharp low-light shooting with any lens and is especially useful for handheld shooting with longer, telephoto lenses.
Focusing Performance
An array of focusing technologies are available to help ensure sharp focus when working in all shooting modes with any type of subject matter. Light Speed AF, a contrast-detection AF system, is used to intelligently and accurately determine critical focus in quick and efficient manner. The speed of this system is ideal for photographing and tracking fast-moving subjects in a variety of lighting conditions. Low Light AF is also available to help determine critical focus in dimly-lit (-4 EV) conditions without the need of an AF assist lamp.

If working with manual focus, focus peaking is available to provide a more objective means for determining exacting focus based on highlighting edges of contrast within the scene. Pin-Point AF allows for live view images to be magnified from 3-10x during shooting for homing in on tight details and One-Shot AF allows focus to be acquired quickly and automatically with manual focusing abilities available for greater focus refinement and creative control. Full-area focus makes use of the intuitive touchscreen design and allows you to tap anywhere within the frame to set focus and AFF mode acquires autofocus as normal and then can reset focus if the determined target moves.
Built-In Wireless Connectivity
Wireless connectivity is integrated into the GX7 to enable remote transferring and control of the camera from mobile devices when using the Panasonic Image App. Zoom and focus can be controlled through the app as well as remote releasing of the shutter. Images can be sent directly to mobile devices for instant sharing online and NFC (Near Field Communication) technology allows for a simplified method of connecting the camera to the mobile device.
Camera Design
The camera body is constructed from die-cast magnesium alloy to provide rigidity and durability while still remaining light in weight. It features a contoured rubberized grip for greater stability and the tilting design of the EVF and LCD monitor facilitates more natural handheld shooting positions. Both a pop-up flash and a hot shoe are also integrated into the camera's design as well as front and rear manual control dials for intuitive adjustment of crucial camera settings.
Other Camera Features
  • Silent Mode switches the shutter from mechanical to electronic operation and disables all sounds and AF assist lamps for greater inconspicuousness while shooting.
  • A top shutter speed of 1/8000 sec. aids in capturing fast-moving subjects and working with wider apertures in bright conditions.
  • Time Lapse Shot automatically records sequential images over a set period of time, which can then be automatically combined in order to produce a time lapse video.
  • Stop Motion Animation permits the creation of stop motion videos by automatically sequencing frames into a video file without needing to use an editing program.
  • Highlight Shadow control allows adjustment of the highlight and shadow details when working in live view by using the front and rear dials; three preset patterns are available and three custom profiles can be created.
  • HDR (High Dynamic Range) automatically composites several images of varying exposures in order to gain greater highlight and shadow details and an extensive middle range of tones.
  • Touch AE allows you to select the point within the image where an exposure metering is taken; ideal for backlit subjects or high contrast scenes.
  • A Level Gauge can be used to help ensure level horizons and plumb verticals. The gauge will automatically switch orientation when shooting in the vertical format.
  • Monochrome Filter mode works to simulate the effects of black and white color contrast filters, such as yellow, orange, red, and green filters, to enhance the appearance of monochromatic images in-camera.
  • Creative Control mode facilitates the creation of creatively enhanced imagery by providing 22 different filter effects. These filter settings can be adjusted manually as well to suit individual images.
  • Creative Panorama mode automatically stitches together multiple images in order to realize one wide-spanning horizontal or vertical image.
  • Multi Exposure mode allows up to four distinct exposures to be made and layered within a single frame for unique, creative effects.
  • Clear Retouch makes it possible to remove unwanted objects, figures, or other aspects of an image by simply tracing over them on the touchscreen monitor.
  • A supersonic wave filter protects the sensor from dust and is able to vibrate approximately 80,000 times per second in order to effectively repel dust and other particles.
  • Language support: English and Spanish.
Imaging
Lens Mount Micro Four Thirds
Camera Format Micro Four Thirds (2x Crop Factor)
Pixels Actual: 16.84 Megapixel
Effective: 16 Megapixel
Max Resolution 15.8MP: 4592 x 3448
Sensor Type / Size MOS, 17.3 x 13 mm
File Formats Still Images: JPEG, MPO, RAW
Movies: MP4, MPEG-4 AVCHD
Audio: AAC, Dolby Digital 2ch
Dust Reduction System Yes
Memory Card Type SD
SDHC
SDXC
Image Stabilization Sensor-Shift
AV Recording
Video Recording Yes, NTSC
Resolution 1920 x 1080: 60 fps, 30 fps, 24 fps
1280 x 720: 60 fps, 30 fps
640 x 480: 30 fps
Aspect Ratio 4:3, 16:9
Video Clip Length Up to 70 Min
Audio Recording Built-in Mic: With Video, Stereo
Focus Control
Focus Type Auto & Manual
Focus Mode Continuous-servo AF (C), Manual Focus (M), Single-servo AF (S)
Viewfinder/Display
Viewfinder Type Electronic
Viewfinder Pixel Count 2,764,800
Viewfinder Eye Point 17.5 mm
Viewfinder Coverage 100%
Viewfinder Magnification Approx. 1.39x
Diopter Adjustment - 4 to +3 m
Display Screen 3" Rear Touchscreen Tilting  LCD (1,040,000)
Screen Coverage 100%
Exposure Control
ISO Sensitivity Auto, 200-25600 (Extended Mode: 125-25600)
Shutter Type: Electronic & Mechanical
Speed: 60 - 1/8000 sec
Type: Electronic & Mechanical
Speed: 120 - 1/8000 sec in Bulb Mode
Type: Electronic & Mechanical
Speed: 1/25 - 1/16000 sec in Movie Mode
Remote Control DMW-AC8 (Optional)
Metering Method Center-weighted average metering, Multi-zone metering, Spot metering
Exposure Modes Modes: Aperture Priority, Manual, Programmed Auto, Shutter Priority
Metering Range: EV 0.0 - EV 18.0
Compensation: -5 EV to +5 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
White Balance Modes Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Daylight, Flash, Incandescent, Shade, White Set 1, White Set 2
Burst Rate Up to 5 fps at 16 MP
Up to 4.3 fps at 16 MP
Up to 4 fps at 16 MP
Up to 2 fps at 16 MP
Up to 40 fps at 3.9 MP
Up to 10 fps at 3.9 MP
Flash
Flash Modes Auto
Auto/Red-eye Reduction
Flash On w/ Red-eye Reduction
Forced On
Off
Slow Sync
Slow Sync/Red-eye Reduction
Built-in Flash Yes
Maximum Effective Flash Range Not Specified By Manufacturer
Guide No. 16.4' (5 m) ISO100 
Max Sync Speed 1 / 320 sec
Flash Compensation Not Specified By Manufacturer
External Flash Connection Hot Shoe
Performance
Continuous Shooting Up to 40 fps
Self Timer 10 sec, 2 sec
Wi-Fi Capable Yes
Power
Battery 1x Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 7.2VDC, 1025mAh
AC Power Adapter DMW-AC8 (Optional)
Operating/Storage Temperature Operating
32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Humidity: 10 - 80%
Physical
Dimensions (WxHxD) 4.8 x 2.8 x 2.1" / 122.6 x 70.7 x 54.6 mm
Weight 14.18 oz / 402 g with battery and memory card
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera (Black and Silver)
  • DMW-BLG10 Li-ion Battery for Select Lumix Cameras (7.2V, 1025 mAh)
  • Battery Charger
  • Body Cap
  • Shoulder Strap
  • USB Cable
  • CD-ROM
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty

  • Included Free

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    PanasonicLumix DMC-GX7 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera (Black and Silver)
     
    4.7

    (based on 26 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good image quality (16)
    • Fast / accurate auto-focus (15)
    • Compact (13)
    • Easy to use (13)
    • Image stabilization (13)

    Cons

    • Short battery life (6)

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (12)
    • Travel (11)
    • Family photos (10)
    • Low light (8)
    • Video (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (9), Semi-pro photographer (7)
      • Was this a gift?:
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    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Nearly perfect

    I previously used a GF1, which I liked very much. With the optional EVF, it was essentially a pocketable and lightweight version of an early DSLR, with the form factor of a rangefinder...Read complete review

    I previously used a GF1, which I liked very much. With the optional EVF, it was essentially a pocketable and lightweight version of an early DSLR, with the form factor of a rangefinder (except for the EVF). Not quite up to a modern DSLR, though.

    The GX7 is the successor to the GF1, after the intermediate step of the GX1. Panasonic basically decided to include every real improvement to digital imaging in this RF-style mirrorless camera. It's a bit heftier than the GF1, which was a bit too small, without being nearly the size and weight of a DSLR. It has a grip that's just right. It has a built-in EVF that is very high resolution, easy to use, and senses your eye to switch on; and it's rotable upward. Even the touchscreen is well-designed, which I certainly wasn't expecting. Fast focusing, fast shooting.

    Use is very intuitive. It cures each of the holes that I perceived in the GF1 quite perfectly. Lots of knobs, wheels, buttons; lots of programmability; good, intuitive menu system. Super move was including in-body IS for lenses that don't have it. Previously, I limited myself to Panasonic lenses; now I can consider some of the other really great MFT lenses and still get IS.

    This camera feels great in the hand. The EVF is super, and the screen is better than most in sunlight.

    It has an optional silent electronic shutter that I will probably never need, but it's nice to know it's there if I do want it. It has Wi-Fi connectivity, as it should; it can record GPS coordinates from your phone if you want.

    From what I've read, it has very good low-noise characteristics at high speeds, but I haven't yet played with that.

    The one complaint I have about this, and most new digital cameras, is that there is no way to get a true low ISO; one has to resort to ND filters to be able to open up the lens in substantial light. Surely it should be possible to put in attenuation, comparable to the amplification that lets one photograph in candlelight, that would let one shoot a sunlit waterfall at 1/16 second instead of 1/100.

    Some reviewers have complained about the lack of a microphone jack. I have no need for a microphone jack, so I don't see this as a negative. This is a still shooter's camera that allows video as a secondary matter. It's not for those who want to use it for high-end video.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    notable omission

    Before purchasing this camera users need to understand that it does *not* have full auto-TTL capabilities for tethered off-camera flash. Source: Panasonic

    I could go on a rant about this inexplicable...Read complete review

    Before purchasing this camera users need to understand that it does *not* have full auto-TTL capabilities for tethered off-camera flash. Source: Panasonic

    I could go on a rant about this inexplicable omission but this post is just a heads up that you can't take the flash off the camera and expect full auto TTL capabilities.

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    4.0

    Great SMALL camera

    By Digital Dave

    from Dayton, OH

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Fast/accurate auto-focus
    • Good Image Quality
    • Good Image Stabilization
    • Good in Low Light
    • Large Clear LCD
    • Short Lag Time
    • Small / Compact

    Cons

    • No Ibis When Shooting Vid
    • No Video Ibis
    • Perhaps Too Small
    • Short Battery Life

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Street Photography
    • Travel

    Comments about Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera (Black and Silver):

    I've been using Panasonic M43 cameras since the DMC-GH1, and they have consistently improved over the years. I use an assortment of lenses, including the excellent Olympus 75mm f/1.8, which - as all Olympus M43 lenses do - lacks image stabilization. So I was delighted to discover the DMC-GX7 with nearly all of the latest camera innovations such as Wi-Fi, NFC, focus peaking, zebra stripe exposure warning, etc., PLUS in-body-image-stabilization (IBIS). So I bought the GX7 primarily to use with the wonderful Olympus lens. I already had the other features in the DMC-GH4, except for stabilization. The GX7 seems to be solidly built and has the dials, knobs, & buttons I've grown accustom to in the DMC-GH series, so my initial reaction was pure delight. That is, until I mounted the Oly 75mm lens on it. The camera is great for someone who has relatively small hands, and uses small light-weight lenses such as the kit 14-42mm lens, or the Panny 25mm f/1.4, etc. But the substantial weight of the Olympus 75mm lens makes the GX7 decidedly front-heavy, which is compounded by the GX7's considerably smaller grip than the GH3 or GH4. The end result is that the camera is quite unwieldy with a heavy lens such as that attached.

    I was somewhat surprised to find that IBIS is DISABLED when shooting video. That's something I was NOT aware of before buying the camera. As others have reported, the battery life isn't as good as other M43 cameras, but it's not bad enough to be a problem for most users. Having used all of the cameras in the DMC-GH series, I sorely miss the fully articulated LCD, although the tilting LCD is certainly better than a fixed LCD. In all other respects, it's an excellent camera that I would highly recommend, as long as the camera is physically comfortable for the user to handle when using their lenses.

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    5.0

    Best Upgrade to a GF1 - Love It!

    By Mike R

    from Philadelphia area

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Fast/accurate auto-focus
    • Good Image Quality
    • Good Image Stabilization
    • Good in Low Light
    • Large Clear LCD
    • Nice Body Color
    • Short Lag Time
    • Small / Compact

    Cons

    • Short Battery Life

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Travel
    • Weddings/Events

    Comments about Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera (Black and Silver):

    Amazing how much better things can get in a few short years. This camera is sweet. Responsive, helpful, and it has a cool retro look. I used it seriously for the first time tonight, and I couldn't be happier with the results. Ability to go higher in ISO gives me a lot of flexibility in lens choices. Focus peaking for manual lenses is very welcome. The horizon line is a pleasant surprise - and it makes me feel like I'm piloting a plane.

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    5.0

    Best camera I've ever owned!

    By Carrie

    from North Carolina

    Comments about Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera (Black and Silver):

    This camera takes amazing photos! The quick menu is very user friendly and It's easy to learn how to use. I am amazed by how beautifully it does in low light settings. I have never been able to achieve such amazing results with any other digital camera. I am not a professional photographer, just a lifetime lover of photography. This camera actually makes it look like I know what I'm doing!

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    5.0

    Get One While You Can!!!!!

    By Bill

    from Lyndhurst

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

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    Pros

    • Fast/accurate auto-focus
    • Good Image Quality
    • Good Image Stabilization
    • Good in Low Light
    • Large Clear LCD
    • Small / Compact

    Cons

    • Short Battery Life

    Best Uses

      Comments about Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera (Black and Silver):

      Since there's rumor going around that the GX7 has been discontinued & will be replaced by the GM2 buy one while you can. I Love this camera. Great IQ, love the small size and the fact that it looks like a glorify P&S. Camera fits my hands like a glove & I love the grip. The camera has IBIS, twin dials, a built in flash, EVF, & 9 function buttons. The EVF is good not great, but still very usable. If you buy this camera & wear glasses buy the accessory EVF cover. It really makes the EVF performance better in the daylight. The IBIS is just as good as my E-P3's & for my needs this is more than adequate. My complains are few. I wish the IBIS would work on video, and I sometimes trigger the exposure compensation while turning the rear dial. Although I have not done this recently so I must have adjusted. Also battery life could be better but there are plenty of really good third party batteries around like the Wasabi's. I was going to give this camera 4 stars since I couldn't rate it at 4.5 stars. But at the current price this is without a doubt a 5 star camera. Get one while you can!

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      4.0

      little big camera

      By JD

      from Colorado Springs

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Fast/accurate auto-focus
      • Good Image Quality
      • Good Image Stabilization
      • Good in Low Light
      • Large Clear LCD
      • Nice Body Color
      • Short Lag Time
      • Small / Compact

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Travel
        • Video
        • Weddings/Events
        • Wildlife photos

        Comments about Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera (Black and Silver):

        The GX1 was a pretty good pro-sumer compact m34 camera, but it's lack of a built-in DVF was a big knock against it. The external DVF was an essential but somewhat cumbersome accessory. The new GX7 solves that problem, adds extra ISO snesitivity, in-body IS, and a tilting LCD. The tilting LCD would've been much better if it was fully-articulated with a swing-out and flip-over feature that would cover the LCD to protect it, but as is, it's at least useful for composing with the camera up high or down low, though I could do without it. Unfortunately, the GF1 had by far the most capable battery in the line. The GX7 boasts more mAh, but is much smaller than the GF1 battery and doesn't provide as much usable life. Also, not sure why, but in-body IS doesn't work for video. The AF is fast and sharp. The GX7 also has a 2nd click dial that will be appreciated by dSLR users. This is the best compact m43 out right now.

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        5.0

        GX7 Delivers Excellent Video

        By David Spero Peligro

        from Venice, CA.

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Good Image Quality
        • Good Image Stabilization
        • Good in Low Light
        • Large Clear LCD
        • Small / Compact

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Video

          Comments about Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera (Black and Silver):

          Hello Folks. Truth be told, I bought this camera to use exclusively for documentary video/film making.Hands down - the GX7 delivers EXCELLENT quality video! This little gem is perfect for run and gun applications. The size and weight of the camera is "just right" - not too small & the grip and handling is very manageable for video. The optical viewfinder is perfect in bright sunlight, the flip screen / touch screen is magical. Amazing! I use a variety of lenses (Active m43, C-Mount, Vintage 35mm) with stunning results. I'm enjoying the versatility and freedom this camera allows me… I just leave the big sloppy DSLR at home.Audio: The onboard stereo microphones sound good - they really do.** BTW - another great secret - the Panasonic 12-42 (Kit zoom lens) is an exceptional deal! It's Cheeeeeep, has image stabilization - it's great for video and still photos.I have ZERO complaints about this camera.Hope my review helps.

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          5.0

          My best m43 can yet

          By Jg

          from USA

          Comments about Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera (Black and Silver):

          Excellent value, I am impressed. Solid feel, great evf and screen.

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          5.0

          Small & powerfull

          By Miniak

          from Gdynia

          Comments about Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera (Black and Silver):

          I use this camera as a small replacement of my Nikon D700. I can not take my D700 everywere with me because of the size. If you want to have your camera always with you and take good shots so GX7 is a good choice. I use GX7 with summilux Leica 25mm f/1.4 I just love bokeh of this lens.
          Nice colours of the photo, good AF, and very good quality of video + lots of good lenses on the market you can use for this camera.

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          5.0

          Great camera

          By Richard

          from Dayton, ohio

          Comments about Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera (Black and Silver):

          A lot of camera in a small package

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          5.0

          Head Over Heels

          By KEP

          from New York, NY

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Fast/accurate auto-focus
          • Good Image Quality
          • Good in Low Light
          • Large Clear LCD
          • Nice Body Color
          • Short Lag Time
          • Small / Compact

          Cons

          • Poor Image Stabilization

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Travel
          • Video
          • Weddings/Events
          • Wildlife photos

          Comments about Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera (Black and Silver):

          After trading in my Nikon D200 from my days as a professional I wanted something small, light, fast and with all the bells and whistles of a full DSLR. The GX7 exceeded my expectation and I see myself sticking to Panasonic Micro Four Thirds cameras for the remainder of my life.

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          5.0

          First Micro 4/3 Camera

          By Jason

          from Dallas, TX

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Fast/accurate auto-focus
          • Good Image Quality
          • Good Image Stabilization

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera (Black and Silver):

              This is my first Micro 4/3rd camera. The build quality and features of the camera are top notch. I enjoy the control layout and the number of customizable function buttons that allow you to tweak the camera to fit you. The picture quality has been outstanding.

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              5.0

              The Ultimate

              By Bob

              from Illinois

              Comments about Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera (Black and Silver):

              I've followed and owned most of the Lumix 4/3 cameras in the past. Finally it appears that Panasonic has got it right. This camera has all of the basics as well as a host of bells and whistles! My GX7 arrived with a firmware problem, and B&H promptly replaced it. This is a great product made better by B&H customer service!

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              5.0

              Excellent

              By SWDweller

              from Albuquerque, NM

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Fast/accurate auto-focus
              • Good Image Quality
              • Good Image Stabilization
              • Large Clear LCD
              • Short Lag Time
              • Small / Compact

              Cons

              • Short Battery Life

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Travel

              Comments about Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera (Black and Silver):

              This is an amazing camera. It does take a bit of patience to set it up the way you want but is well worth it. I have been using Nikon for many years and do have two Nikon FX bodies. About a year ago I bought an Olympus OM-D EM-5 and really enjoy using it. When looking for a second 4/3rds body the Lumix GX7 fit the bill. It is small, has excellent image quality in stills and video, and will utilize all my Olympus micro 4/3rds lenses. Plus it has stabilization built-in and that feature will work with all my vintage Nikon and Leica glass with adapters. I would highly recommend anyone look at this Panasonic if you are strongly considering other small ILC cameras. Image quality is so good that it easily rivals my Nikon D7000. And that means very sharp 16x20s and larger if I do my job in postprocessing.

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              4.0

              excellent compact camera

              By xtranch

              from Fairhope, al

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Fast/accurate auto-focus
              • Good Image Quality
              • Good Image Stabilization
              • Has An Optical Viewfinder
              • Small / Compact

              Cons

              • Excessive Menu

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Travel

              Comments about Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera (Black and Silver):

              I am using this camera for street photography and other shoots where I prefer keeping a low profile.

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              5.0

              Fantastic camera, huge upgrade

              By Chad

              from Ellicott City, MD

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Fast/accurate auto-focus
              • Good Image Quality
              • Good in Low Light
              • Short Lag Time
              • Small / Compact

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Indoors/Low Light
                • Video

                Comments about Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera (Black and Silver):

                I upgraded to a GX7 from a Panasonic GH1, and it is amazing what a difference it is.

                - The sensor is much better in low light, and I use ISO 3200 without even thinking about it now.
                - Focus peaking and IBIS mean that legacy lenses are much more usable.
                - The controls and responsiveness make it a joy to use.
                - Increased max shutter speed (1/8000) and flash sync speed (1/320 or 1/250 depending on use) are quite handy.
                - Wifi remote control with the Panasonic Image app on my phone/tablet can be very handy for remote triggering and image review.
                - The option of using the electronic shutter is very nice for times when I don't want to make noise (e.g. my kid's recital).
                - The video quality is outstanding, including all the resolutions/framerates I want and the ability to fully control PASM in video.
                - The screen is much crisper than the GH1 screen, as is the viewfinder.

                It's really a great camera, and a huge upgrade for me.

                One note - I found no way to seal out extraneous light in the viewfinder. I ended up ordering the Panasonic DMW-EC1 eyecup, which makes the viewfinder much more usable.

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                5.0

                Best Camera I've Ever Owned

                By Passionate Lifetime Photographer

                from Los Angeles

                Comments about Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera (Black and Silver):

                Amazing camera. Image quality is superb in still and video mode. Incredible feature set I can't think of anything this camera can't do that others can. Really enjoy the EVF it's sharp and I use it all the time to focus manually. The 4/3 format can easily convert to APS-C with a Metabones Speedbooster adapter but honestly you don't need to to get a really narrow depth of field as there's a great range of very fast native 4/3 glass to play with from very expensive to fun cheap lenses like the SLR Magic Toy Lenses which I use all the time. I own tens of thousands of dollars worth of camera gear but this is the camera I get excited about shooting with every day.

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                4.0

                Great Quality and Features

                By Greg

                from Massachusetts

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                • Good Image Quality
                • Good Image Stabilization
                • Good in Low Light
                • Large Clear LCD

                Cons

                • Short Battery Life

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera (Black and Silver):

                  I've been a Canon 5D user for many years and its still my go-to Full Frame choice. The GX7 is my 2nd MFT camera. I was looking for something compact with some extra features that my 5D doesn't have - such as quality video, time lapse, HDR, etc.

                  My main shopping comparisons were the GX7, the OMD-EM1 and the X100s. I ruled out the OMD early because of its size and almost too-dense of a feature set. The x100s I almost bought - and while I'm not opposed to a fixed lens camera, I already had glass for the MFT setup. Thus the GX7 seemed like the right choice for me.

                  Camera takes excellent photos and video. I really like the amount of Custom presets you can store in the camera. Allows for quick access to your favorite modes. The optical viewfinder is quite good, but this camera is actually the first I find myself using the LCD because of the touch features - that are actually useful. For me, wanting a camera where I could play around a little with features, its a nice touch (haha, see what I did there? :-)

                  Cons are the same as others have mentioned - the battery life isn't stellar but replacement kits are quite cheap. Get an extra or two. Other than that I'm quite happy so far and B&H had the best price around.

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                  5.0

                  Lightweight Heavyweight

                  By Fred_NYC

                  from New YorkNY

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                  • Good Image Quality
                  • Good in Low Light
                  • Large Clear LCD
                  • Nice Body Color
                  • Short Lag Time
                  • Small / Compact

                  Cons

                  • 2-axis Is Is Just Adequat

                  Best Uses

                  • Indoors/Low Light
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Travel
                  • Video

                  Comments about Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera (Black and Silver):

                  Panasonic is shaking the boat with this one: impressive dynamic range, EVF thats a pleasure to use, well-implemented Touch-screen control. and tiltable i-res LCD, It's a pleasure to carry and use. Accepts legacy glass, has in-body image stabilization. Finally mirrorless shows its mettle.

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                  5.0

                  Great evolution of the Micro 4/3 system

                  By Trunk

                  from Seattle, WA

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                  • Good Image Quality
                  • Good Image Stabilization
                  • Good in Low Light
                  • Large Clear LCD
                  • Short Lag Time

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Indoors/Low Light
                    • Landscape/Scenery

                    Comments about Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera (Black and Silver):

                    Replaced my GX1 and can't say enough positive things about this camera. Great focus speed, fantastic high ISO performance, and the in-body stabilization is an awesome feature. Coupled with the 20mm f1.7, this camera is still pocketable, but a bit larger with the GX1. Great camera!

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                    5.0

                    Lovely Camera

                    By Red Cape Studio

                    from Los Angeles

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                    • Good Image Quality
                    • Large Clear LCD
                    • Small / Compact

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Travel
                      • Video

                      Comments about Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera (Black and Silver):

                      I am a hybrid shooter and previously owned the Panasonic GH2. The GX7 has some new features that serve my shooting style well. This includes: an excellent implementation of focus peaking for my manual lenses, the adjustable evf, dual dials and an effective array of physical controls. The Panasonic menu system and touch screen controls are considerably better than my earlier camera. The only thing I miss from the GH2 is the fully articulated screen. However the quality of the tiltable screen on the GX7 is excellent. This is an wonderful all around camera.

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