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PanasonicLumix DMC-GX7 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera with 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens (Black)
 
4.6

(based on 78 reviews)

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97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good image quality (52)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (51)
  • Easy to use (46)
  • Compact (43)
  • Image stabilization (42)

Cons

  • Short battery life (20)
  • Poor flash (5)
  • No image stabilization (3)

Best Uses

  • Travel (49)
  • Family photos (43)
  • Landscape/scenery (41)
  • Low light (32)
  • Video (25)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (31), Semi-pro photographer (15), Casual photographer (6), Pro photographer (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
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Most Liked Positive Review

 

M4/3 comes of age. Great hiking camera

I upgraded from a panny GH1 to the GX7 and I am glad I did. The only hesitation I had was that I was tempted by the Oly E-m1 splashproofing. I sure wish Panasonic...Read complete review

I upgraded from a panny GH1 to the GX7 and I am glad I did. The only hesitation I had was that I was tempted by the Oly E-m1 splashproofing. I sure wish Panasonic would add this feature to their M4/3 cameras. I take my camera out hiking almost every weekend. Tough lighting, tough conditions. The flip up EVF and LCD make it easier to protect the GX7 from the elements(and get the spectacular low shots without groveling in the mud), and then I toss it in a zip lock with reusable dessicant when not actively shooting, on wet days. I was never happy with the GH1 color rendition, no matter how much I played with settings or in PS. GX7 is much better at grabbing colors and really showing a depth of correct color, in addition to the extra clarity. And what can be pulled out of deep shadow in RAW images is nothing short of amazing. I will continue to use the awesome 1.7x 20 Panny lens, which will be even better with the in-body stabilization. I have the new 3.5x14-140 panny lens on order, to knock a half pound off my previous rig. 1.5 pounds for a high quality sensor camera WITH a 28-280 zoom lens! That is a phenomenal hiking setup. Worth dealing with the bag and dessicant for wet weather. I am just starting to play with the features. Pan is pretty decent, although a bit of learning curve and some restrictions. Set a custom spot on the dial to vertical pan setting and pan horizontally with the camera on end to boost panning resolution. Search on "GX7 tips and tricks" and custom settings for good ideas of what you can do with this adaptable camera. I just set it on full auto the first hike I used it, since I got it only the day before, and it did a respectable job on full intelligent mode. But I will have a lot of fun exploring all of its extensive capabilities, with plenty of function buttons to make it all handy. Another cool trick is looking through the EVF, which turns off the LCD, but you can set it to still use the LCD as a touch panel for grabbing focus spots with your thumb, while looking through the EVF.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Excellent camera, but...

I purchased this to repace my GX1 and gain the integrated viewfinder. The optional viewfinder was the biggest weakness of the GX1. On the plus side for the GX7, the controls, size,...Read complete review

I purchased this to repace my GX1 and gain the integrated viewfinder. The optional viewfinder was the biggest weakness of the GX1. On the plus side for the GX7, the controls, size, image quality are all excellent.But no amount of diopter adjustment could give me an acceptably clear image in the viewfinder. SInce the actual images and the view in the LCD was sharp, I initially thought I had a defective unit. After many tests, talking to Panasonic's technical folks, and digging through the detailed specs on the international site, it turns out the the LFV on this camera is significanly lower resolution than many of their other current and former cameras (e.g. G5, G6, LVF2 on the GX1) For a high end camera this is very surprising.IF you are not using the viewfinder, I'd rate the camera 5 stars, but there are more cost effective solutions (You are paying for the viewfinder). Likewise if you find a low resolution image in the LVF sufficient, then it is a fine camera.For me the disapointing viewfinder is a deal breaker in a $[$] camera.B&H's excellent return policy saved the day.

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5.0

My favorite camera

By biomed

from Seattle area

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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

  • None

Best Uses

  • Family Photos
  • General Photography
  • Indoors/Low Light
  • Landscape/Scenery
  • Sports/Action
  • Travel
  • Video
  • Weddings/Events
  • Wildlife photos

Comments about Lumix DMC-GX7 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera with 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens (Black):

This camera is as perfect as a camera gets for me! The Construction is top notch with a cast metal frame. It has a real quality feel to it. The GX7 focus peaking implementation is the best I have seen. The Electronic Viewfinder (EVF) is bright and adjustable. It is the only viewfinder of all the micro 4/3 cameras that allows me to see the entire image without vignetting while wearing my glasses. The GX7 is one of the most ergonomic cameras I have used. I bought a silver GX7 when they were first released. I like the camera so much I bought the black GX7 as a second body. The image quality is outstanding!

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5.0

Awesome Camera

By Raven415

from San Francisco, CA.

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Sports/Action
    • Travel

    Comments about Lumix DMC-GX7 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera with 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens (Silver):

    This camera is gonna be used for wrestling events. The arena's usually have camera policies, this one is perfect for taking a DSLR type camera (that are not allowed)into the arena withought any problems. Images are great and the camera is easy to use. I recommend this to anyone.

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    4.0

    So Far, So Good

    By Kim

    from Appling, GA

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Travel

      Comments about Lumix DMC-GX7 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera with 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens (Silver):

      I haven't used this for very long, but the more I use it the more I love this camera. I have a 8 year old Canon Rebel XSI that I still use but wanted a smaller travel camera. I love the size of this camera and the quality of pictures. Any fault in pictures so far is mine as I have not really studied all that this camera can do. I look forward to spending a lot of time learning the details of this camera. The only drawback is that the auto flash is not really auto. You have to hit the pop up button for it to engage. That is the only reason for 4 stars.

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      5.0

      Fun camera Small Body Great Features

      By ozzios

      from Israel

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

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      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Short Battery Life

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Sports/Action
      • Travel
      • Video
      • Wildlife photos

      Comments about Lumix DMC-GX7 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera with 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens (Black):

      Years ago i was shooting with Nikon F801 (Film Days :-)) and also developed and printed by my own. then life took me to other places but slowly i started again this time with digital cameras like Pana FZ35/38. now I wanted a quality camera, compact, capable, with interchangeable lenses ETC. in short i wanted my old camera but smaller...The GX7 has a nice ISO range and comes with plenty of features that are really convenient. The MFT standard and mirroless body makes it compact and easy to carry plus a nice selection of lenses to choose from. it has almost any feature i wanted but the most important thing is that it lets you work manually and with some tweaks of the function buttons very fluently. in short i carry and use it all the time. i get a very good results (change the kit lens as fast as you can afford...) and having a lot of fun while shooting which for me its the key point for a camera!

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      5.0

      Amazing camera!!

      By JZ

      from los angeles, CA

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Travel
        • Video
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about Lumix DMC-GX7 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera with 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens (Silver):

        I'm a complete amatuer. I got this camera so that I can take some nice pictures on vacations... I was deciding between this camera and a regular DSLR, but went with this because SLR cameras are just too big for me. This camera is amazinnng! Super fast focus. Looks gorgous aesthetically and comfortable to hold in hands. The built-in WiFi/NFC capability is so convenient. One recommendation: get some spare batteries. Overall, highly recommended!!

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        4.0

        (Almost) everything I could ask for

        By Clay

        from Austin, TX

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Poor Flash
        • Short Battery Life

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Lumix DMC-GX7 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera with 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens (Silver):

        I've had the GX7 for about 8 months now, and it's done almost everything I've asked it to do. It's light, small and fast. I can carry the kit lens and a 45-200 plus batteries, etc in a shoulder bag all day long - which I could't say about the Nikon gear that this is replacing.

        The pictures look just fine on a PC or TV screen, which is the only places anybody ever sees the pictures I've taken. (I'm primarily shooting family and vacation shots.)

        Other reviewers have complained about reflections on the EVF, which occasionally has been an issue; I added the eye cup, but in bright sun I take my glasses off and kick the diopter adjustment lever up a couple of notches. I haven't noticed the tearing that other reviewers have described. I've had no other issues with the EVF: the lag is short enough that I've even shot a few sporting events and caught the action that I was looking for.

        The only real beef I've got is the built-in flash; the pictures look flat with the flash on - more so than with other built-in flashes I've used. I've tried pulling the flash head back with my finger to bounce it off the ceiling, but in many situations it's not strong enough to light the subject when used like that. I almost always rely on natural light, so it's not a huge deal, but it would be nice to have the option of a little fill flash from time to time. I guess I'm spoiled by the Nikon CLS system, which I'm just beginning to appreciate now.

        Everything else is good; the GX7 is pretty close to the perfect travel camera; the way it handles, the features, choice of lenses are all just right. I even like the way that it doesn't look like a serious camera, so I can sneak it into places that don't allow "pro" cameras. All in all, the best camera I've ever owned - for my purposes.

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        5.0

        Fantastic Camera

        By pnebel

        from Sarasota, FL

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        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

        • Short Battery Life

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Lumix DMC-GX7 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera with 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens (Silver):

        I bought the Lumix GX7 camera to complement my Canon 7D Mark II for those times when I don't want to carry so much heavy equipment. It was a complete surprise to me how much I like the GX7. Not only is it small and light, but it takes exceptional photos, especially in high contrast lighting. Every time I use it, I'm just in awe of the quality and ease of use. I think I'll be using it a lot more than I initially intended!

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        4.0

        Great quality and lots of featuers

        By We all are one

        from PA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Lumix DMC-GX7 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera with 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens (Silver):

          I wanted a quality camera, with a nice size sensor one step above the point and shoot cameras but not as expensive as a full frame digital SLR camera and this is the happy medium. It has a nice ISO range, comparable to those of higher end cameras and comes with plenty of features that are really convenient, like the tilting LCD touch screen, the pop up flash, the flip-up viewfinder and the wireless connectivity. You can also use your smartphone as a remote control (that works with my Galaxy S4, not sure about others). The four thirds standard and mirroless body makes it compact and easy to carry. I droped one star only because I wish the included lens had a better zoom.

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          5.0

          1965 Styling - 2015 Functionality

          By Fabini

          from Northern New England USA

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Fast/accurate auto-focus
          • Good Image Quality
          • Small / Compact
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Street
            • Travel

            Comments about Lumix DMC-GX7 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera with 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens (Silver):

            I love this camera's size and versatility. I purchased it as a 'street' camera and it works very we'll that way. But I now take it everywhere, inside and out, for 90% of all my photography needs. I still rely on a big DSLR for those grand landscape shots, but when I save up for the right lens, I will not need to lug it around anymore.

            My only issue – and it's human error – is when I go to spin the rear wheel with my right thumb, I press too hard and change the current function. I'll practice restraint, I promise.

            Lastly, I love the tilt viewfinder and the camera's overall look. It's old school, it feels just right.

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            4.0

            Fun features, great image quality

            By bunmun

            from Charleston, SC

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Image Quality
            • Good Image Stabilization
            • Large Clear LCD
            • Nice Body Color
            • Small / Compact
            • Video

            Cons

            • Short Battery Life

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Street Photography
            • Travel
            • Video

            Comments about Lumix DMC-GX7 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera with 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens (Silver):

            I was used to carrying my Canon 5DmkII everywhere with me as my main camera, but then I read more and more about mirrorless micro4/3 systems so I decided to try it out.My main decision was between the Sony a6000 and Panasonic Gx7. I went with the GX7 because it seemed to have more fun features, despite having a smaller sensor. The touchscreen is a big feature that is missing on the a6000.I've had the Gx7 for about a month and in that time, I don't think I've touched the 5D. The GX7 is just so much more fun. The built in Wifi, touchscreen, scene modes, filters effects, silent electronic shutter, tiltable EVF, and the tiny size, are all things that I didn't have on the 5D. I know it's not an apples to apples comparison, but when it comes to having fun with photography, the GX7 blows the 5D away.When it comes to pure image quality, I do get better results from the full frame sensor on the 5D, but for casual use the Gx7 isn't far off. I have photos from both the Gx7 and the 5D on my flickr page and I bet most people can't tell the difference: https://www.flickr.com/photos/selectbThe smaller sensor actually makes it a good for getting more of the shot in focus. Handy for video.Here are some things that I think could be better with the GX7:1. Faster wifi mode connection. For some reason it takes a while to connect and disconnect.2. Longer battery life.3. More secure battery compartment4. I have smaller hands, but the buttons on the back could be a little bigger even for me.

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            5.0

            Great camera

            By Djmontal

            from Durham

            Comments about Lumix DMC-GX7 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera with 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens (Silver):

            Great quality pictures in a small camera. Great quality/price ratio

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            5.0

            Best MFT Camera I have tested

            By David G

            from San Diego, CA

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            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
            • Small / Compact

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Sports/Action
              • Travel
              • Wildlife photos

              Comments about Lumix DMC-GX7 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera with 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens (Black):

              Compared to the GH3 and Olympus E-P5 hands on for several weeks. Slightly lower image noise and better OIS (using 14-140mm Power OIS zoom lens) than GH3. Slightly better overall low-light performance than GH3 and E-P5. Much better auto white balance in low light than E-P5. Easy-to-use, powerful camera that does everything I need.

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              4.0

              M4/3 comes of age. Great hiking camera

              By Thom

              from Kirkland, 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
              • Nice Body Color
              • Short Lag Time
              • Small / Compact

              Cons

              • Limited Zoom
              • Poor Flash
              • Short Battery Life

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Lumix DMC-GX7 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera with 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens (Black):

              I upgraded from a panny GH1 to the GX7 and I am glad I did. The only hesitation I had was that I was tempted by the Oly E-m1 splashproofing. I sure wish Panasonic would add this feature to their M4/3 cameras. I take my camera out hiking almost every weekend. Tough lighting, tough conditions. The flip up EVF and LCD make it easier to protect the GX7 from the elements(and get the spectacular low shots without groveling in the mud), and then I toss it in a zip lock with reusable dessicant when not actively shooting, on wet days. I was never happy with the GH1 color rendition, no matter how much I played with settings or in PS. GX7 is much better at grabbing colors and really showing a depth of correct color, in addition to the extra clarity. And what can be pulled out of deep shadow in RAW images is nothing short of amazing. I will continue to use the awesome 1.7x 20 Panny lens, which will be even better with the in-body stabilization. I have the new 3.5x14-140 panny lens on order, to knock a half pound off my previous rig. 1.5 pounds for a high quality sensor camera WITH a 28-280 zoom lens! That is a phenomenal hiking setup. Worth dealing with the bag and dessicant for wet weather. I am just starting to play with the features. Pan is pretty decent, although a bit of learning curve and some restrictions. Set a custom spot on the dial to vertical pan setting and pan horizontally with the camera on end to boost panning resolution. Search on "GX7 tips and tricks" and custom settings for good ideas of what you can do with this adaptable camera. I just set it on full auto the first hike I used it, since I got it only the day before, and it did a respectable job on full intelligent mode. But I will have a lot of fun exploring all of its extensive capabilities, with plenty of function buttons to make it all handy. Another cool trick is looking through the EVF, which turns off the LCD, but you can set it to still use the LCD as a touch panel for grabbing focus spots with your thumb, while looking through the EVF.

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              3.0

              Lots of buzz but not enough bang

              By Sk

              from Fremont, CA

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Good Image Stabilization
              • Large Clear LCD
              • Nice Body Color
              • Small / Compact

              Cons

              • Poor Flash
              • Poor Image Quality
              • Short Battery Life

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery

              Comments about Lumix DMC-GX7 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera with 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens (Black):

              Camera is good at certain optimal settings, in indoors image quality sucks after ISO800. It has performed very poorly in video focussing too, on given optimal lighting situation this camera focus systems works very well, but in indoors like birthday parties etc.. this camera constantly hunting for the focus. I bought this camera hoping to take very good pictures for my son's birthday, but it has ruined most of the pictures and video. At birthday this camera was handled by one of my friend who is very professional at taking pictures (he himself owns panasonic GH3). Refrain your self from this little camera.

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              4.0

              Panasonic fan

              By Skip from Thailand

              from Maejo, Thailand

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Fast/accurate auto-focus
              • Good Image Quality
              • Good Image Stabilization
              • Great Zoom
              • Large Clear LCD
              • Nice Body Color
              • Short Lag Time

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Sports/Action
                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about Lumix DMC-GX7 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera with 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens (Silver):

                This is the third Panasonic camera I've owned and they have become my favorite. While I've only had the GX7 for a few days I can say it's the best one so far. Test pics I've taken are excellent. I'm still learning how to use it with the 45-200 lens I purchased, and how to work the touch screen so that my settings remain set. It's just a matter of time and scaling the learning curve. So far I'm loving it. The build quality is the best of any Panasonic I've owned. I won't be using the built-in flash so no comment there. My only gripe is that the Fn1 button is easily activated by accident when shooting. I purchased this camera to take daytime candid pictures in Thailand. I've only tested it on stationary objects in the neighborhood here in the USA, but I can see this will be the camera I take to capture candid smiles in The Land of Smiles.

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                4.0

                A lot of power packed in a small package

                By SunnyD

                from Madison WI

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Short Battery Life

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Travel

                Comments about Lumix DMC-GX7 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera with 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens (Silver):

                I used it for taking with me backpacking instead of the heavier Canon 60D. GX7 delivered performance and the flexibility of a DSLR.

                Love its level indicator when taking landscape pictures.

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                4.0

                Nice Fully featured compact camera

                By Tom the Newbie

                from Chicago, IL

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Short Battery Life

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery

                Comments about Lumix DMC-GX7 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera with 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens (Silver):

                The Lumix GX7 is a sweet compact fully featured camera. It takes some beautiful pictures. And as a beginner who wants to learn more about photography, it supplies me with the full feature set of a DSLR without having the weight.

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                5.0

                Great Camera

                By Uhooru

                from Costa Mesa, CA

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Short Battery Life

                Best Uses

                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about Lumix DMC-GX7 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera with 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens (Silver):

                I shoot with this camera as a walk around street shooter and for weddings and events.
                I love the size, the easy programming allowing me flexibility in lens choice, I like the Pany lenses I have and the 4/3 system is great for adopting other lens types.
                The picture quality and color rendition were a pleasant surprise and I get quite usable pictures up to ISO 3200. Probably not higher than that though.
                The two things I don't like are the short battery life. For a serious day of shooting you need to take a couple of spares. Also, sometimes I get into a mode where my nose moves the focal point from the center by swiping the touch screen accidentally. Its a lovely touch screen and I have a great nose, but sometimes the two clash. i then have to take time to fumble around to change it back.
                Otherwise, its great to have a gig, use a fairly small camera bag with the GX7, a zoom and several fixed lenses weighing just a few pounds and taking up so much less room. Also, it takes pretty nice video and except that there is no provision to add an external mike, the video quality itself is very good. The in camera stabilization also works pretty well, not as good from what I've seen the Olys, but a noticeable plus. Its a good camera.

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                4.0

                GX7

                By sturdyart

                from Armstrong BC

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Small / Compact

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Travel

                  Comments about Lumix DMC-GX7 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera with 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens (Black):

                  A light camera and lens with a cheap plastic feel. Seems to operate well.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  2.0

                  Not my first choice

                  By jcephoto

                  from Chicago

                  Comments about Lumix DMC-GX7 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera with 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens (Black):

                  Only if you are making images in full daylight is this camera worth the effort due to the slow speed lens.
                  Compared to the Fujifilm XE2 the Lumix image is soft and lacks detail. The moveable finder and monitor are nice but do not make up for limits this camera imposes.
                  B&H's service was outstanding from purchase through the return.

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