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PanasonicLumix DMC-GX7 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera (Black and Silver)
 
4.6

(based on 36 reviews)

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96%

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Pros

  • Good image quality (25)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (23)
  • Compact (21)
  • Easy to use (20)
  • Image stabilization (20)

Cons

  • Short battery life (8)

Best Uses

  • Travel (17)
  • Landscape/scenery (16)
  • Family photos (15)
  • Low light (12)
  • Video (10)
    • Was this a gift?:
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    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (14), Semi-pro photographer (9)

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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Nice, but almost too small

The GX7 is a bit smaller than my Nikon P7100 point-and-shoot, to the point that it feels rather delicate and "fiddly" in-hand. The P7100 feels rock-solid, while the GX7 gives the...Read complete review

The GX7 is a bit smaller than my Nikon P7100 point-and-shoot, to the point that it feels rather delicate and "fiddly" in-hand. The P7100 feels rock-solid, while the GX7 gives the impression of needing greater "kid gloves" care in use. This is likely mostly an illusion, as the body does have a die-cast metal frame. The thumb rest area on the back is too small, resulting in frequent, inadvertent activating of the Fn1 button (and I don't have large hands). Fortunately I have no interest in the camera's video features, as there's no jack for an external microphone (the P7100 has one). All built-in mics are of minimal quality at best, requiring at least a decent shoe-mount mic for sound equal to the camera's full-HD video capability. I've been quite content with my P7100, but wanted something with a larger sensor and interchangeable lenses, yet still compact. The GX7 serves that purpose quite well, but it has no dust or moisture sealing, so I won't be exposing it to any harsh weather without protecting it. The built-in tilting viewfinder (EVF) is handy for low-level shots in bright sun, but, like all low-end (as opposed to professional video cameras) video finders, the view bears little resemblance to the real-world view obtained through a SLR/DSLR. It's sharp, but typical video lag is your constant companion. Those grumbles aside, though, the GX7 is a nice little camera with very clean frontal styling, along with a good selection of available lenses between Panasonic and Olympus. There are also myriad adapters that let you use practically any other lenses (Canon, Nikon, Leica, etc.) on Micro Four Thirds system cameras; however, you lose AF, AE (except Aperture Priority and Manual) and auto-stop-down of the lens diaphragm, so tripod use is suggested.

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1.0

failed after 18 months

By Greg Brophy

from New York, NY

About Me Pro Photographer

Staff Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Hard To Repair
  • Not Weather Resistant
  • Poor Build Quality
  • Will Break With Moderate

Best Uses

  • Paper weight

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

I had this camera and loved it. I used it for a year and a half. It worked great until one day I noticed the thumbwheel to control the aperture not longer worked. Then, shortly after the lcd screen stopped working and the camera would not turn off unless I took the battery out. Finally it just stopped working all together. It's a great camera for a year and a half. I called Panasonic and they told me it was out of warranty and would cost 182.00 to fix. So spend almost two hundred on a camera that may fail again or buy another one like the olympus EM-1 that is built much better.

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4.0

Sharp Photos

By ibmradio.

from Clyde, Ohio

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Travel
    • Video
    • Wildlife photos

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

    Sharp photographs and nice 1080p video. Great size and feel in the hand.

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    5.0

    A freeing paradigm shift

    By First Review

    from Denver, CO

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    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

    • 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):

    My digital camera history is Sony DSC-R1, Panasonic GF1, Olympus EPL2, Canon T3i (with Tamron 17-50mm, Canon 50mm macro, Sigma 17-70mm). I gave up on the GF1 and EPL2 because it was so hard to get variation of depth of field. So I've been relying on the T3i for my best photography. Now comes the Gx7. I got it body only and bought the older 14-45mm image stabilized Panasonic lens because it is so optically superior to the 14-42mm. (Read its the reviews. Got it mint condition for $ on @...)The camera's functionality is so criply intuitive that it's a breeze to exploit its versatility. (Many other cameras have great versatile potential but it's a bear to access it and put it to use.) The touch screen is so effective for momentary shifts of focus and metering. It fits nicely in the palm (unlike the Oly EM-10 which with average man size hands you have to hold with your fingers). Its option for silent operation is a boon. I have used it with an adapter with my Canon 50mm macro and the focus peaking and image stabilization enhanced the function and fun of the experience.Now: the images were overly bright, faces were whitewashed and highlights were clipped. That was not going to be acceptable and the camera would have to be returned if that remained unsolved. I set it to -1/3 exposure compensation and put the IDynamic to auto as a baseline mode and the problem is solved. I also resorted to Natural picture style with slightly increased contrast and saturation. The faces are now warm and nuanced, as are most scenes. Depth of field effect is wonderful (depending to some extent on the lens of course). You can also divert upwards the direction of the flash to produce more uniform flash lighting when indoors. I feel I can thrive with this camera and look forward to getting other lenses. But here's the tough part: I picked up my T3i and it now felt like I had picked up a small tank. I had become accustomed to that weight as the cost of living. I'm afraid that I wlil have to force myself to not abandon it, such is the pull I am feeling from the Gx7. Its main nuisance is its limited battery life. I suppose that that will now be the cost of living.

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    5.0

    GX7 1st impressions

    By Alfa guy

    from toronto

    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
    • 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 look reminds me of some of my 1st range finder cameras..
      The controls are fantastic, well laid out and easy to reprogram if needed.. Picture quality is much better than my G3 expecially in low light.
      I like the 24P video, but just like the G3 could use a mic input.
      Overall, the very nice upgrade from the G3, which was a great camera. This is just better in so many ways

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      5.0

      Another GX7

      By biomed

      from Seattle area

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Image Quality
      • Good Image Stabilization
      • Good in Low Light
      • Large Clear LCD
      • Short Lag Time
      • Small / Compact

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

          I have been using the GX7 for over a year now. Bought this one for my wife. One of the greatest cameras I have used in my 60 years of photography.

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          5.0

          Excellent general purpose camera

          By Jack

          from Houston, TX

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Fast/accurate auto-focus
          • Focus Peaking
          • Good Image Quality
          • Good Image Stabilization
          • Nice Body Color
          • Small / Compact

          Cons

          • Short Battery Life

          Best Uses

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

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

          There are numerous features that set the GX7 apart. What I really like is the range-finder stye body. It allow the use of viewfinder and the touchscreen at the same time since my face will not be block the screen when using the finder. I can set focus point easily using the touchscreen while still looking through the finder.

          The viewfinder can tilt. I find this useful when taking photos of small animals since it gives the photo a more leveled look.

          The flash can also tilt up, so bounce flash is possible.

          The touchscreen is very sensitive and can be used when wearing thick gloves that normally don't work with capacitive screen.

          Electronic shutter is good. The limitation is no ISO higher than 3200. The shutter speed cannot be longer than 1 second. It is subject to rolling shutter effect. It is also prone to banding in artificial light. On the plus side, electronic shutter does not increase the camera's shutter count each time a picture is taken. Using it could make GX7 last a very long time.

          Focus peaking works amazingly well. This is the go-to camera when I use the manual lenses. It lets you adjust the sensitivity to fit different type of lenses as well. It also works in video. Slow AF on 20mm f1.7 can be fixed by using MF with peaking.

          The image stabilization works okay. I suspect the two axis type from Olympus works better than the GX7's. But they are not different by much.

          The video quality is very good for a camera at this price. Some says it looks very similar to GH3 but with lower bitrate. The only downside in video is that you can only do 1060 and not 1050. This is not a problem if you don't plan to travel or do video much.

          The image quality is as good as other m43 camera in this price range.

          The wifi range is very short (about 5 feet max). The app is very well made and is easy to use.

          The battery life is short compared to other m43 camera.

          It is a very good all-in-one camera. It is very well and beautifully built in Japan.

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          5.0

          Great camera

          By Eagleeye

          from la, ca

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

          Couldn't turn down a sub-$[$]deal to upgrade from 3 yr old GF2. I'm very satisfied with this camera. The high ISO performance is leagues ahead of the GF2. Everything about the camera just feels snappier and nicer than the GF2. Auto white balance is also more accurate as well. Overall, a worthy upgrade for those of you who own a first gen micro 4/3 camera.

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          3.0

          Nice, but almost too small

          By BS Buster

          from Southwestern Arizona

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Fast/accurate auto-focus
          • Good Image Quality
          • Good Image Stabilization
          • Large Clear LCD
          • Tilting Viewfinder

          Cons

          • No external mic jack

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Travel

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

          The GX7 is a bit smaller than my Nikon P7100 point-and-shoot, to the point that it feels rather delicate and "fiddly" in-hand. The P7100 feels rock-solid, while the GX7 gives the impression of needing greater "kid gloves" care in use. This is likely mostly an illusion, as the body does have a die-cast metal frame. The thumb rest area on the back is too small, resulting in frequent, inadvertent activating of the Fn1 button (and I don't have large hands). Fortunately I have no interest in the camera's video features, as there's no jack for an external microphone (the P7100 has one). All built-in mics are of minimal quality at best, requiring at least a decent shoe-mount mic for sound equal to the camera's full-HD video capability. I've been quite content with my P7100, but wanted something with a larger sensor and interchangeable lenses, yet still compact. The GX7 serves that purpose quite well, but it has no dust or moisture sealing, so I won't be exposing it to any harsh weather without protecting it. The built-in tilting viewfinder (EVF) is handy for low-level shots in bright sun, but, like all low-end (as opposed to professional video cameras) video finders, the view bears little resemblance to the real-world view obtained through a SLR/DSLR. It's sharp, but typical video lag is your constant companion. Those grumbles aside, though, the GX7 is a nice little camera with very clean frontal styling, along with a good selection of available lenses between Panasonic and Olympus. There are also myriad adapters that let you use practically any other lenses (Canon, Nikon, Leica, etc.) on Micro Four Thirds system cameras; however, you lose AF, AE (except Aperture Priority and Manual) and auto-stop-down of the lens diaphragm, so tripod use is suggested.

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          5.0

          GX7

          By andromeda2015

          from NA

          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
            • Wildlife photos

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

            I am an enthusiast. Form, fit, and function are excellent. Photo's, given some skill and luck, are great. I look at the GX7 like a BMW and the OMD line like Audi's. The GX7 has a certain type of class to it.

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            4.0

            Surprised at the power in this pint size

            By hawaiigent

            from Hawaii

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Fast/accurate auto-focus
            • Good Image Quality
            • Good Image Stabilization
            • Large Clear LCD
            • Nice Body Color
            • Pint Size
            • Small / Compact

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Travel And Backup Cam

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

              Well designed for compactness but dials and buttons are still accessible. Has two dials so one can change the mode and another dial for exposure compensation. Viewfinder is nice and clear and the LCD screen is a nice size. Except for the full articulation screen of the GH series this one fits the bill for what have you. And with Lumix lenses it takes up only a tiny bag for quick get away....so light and does so much....triumph of microelex.....

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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

              Verified Reviewer

              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

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                    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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                    • No

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