The black and silver Lumix DMC-GF7 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera with 12-32mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH. Lens from Panasonic provides a high-resolution 16 megapixel Micro Four Thirds Digital Live MOS sensor and a versatile angle of view equivalent to that of a 24-64mm lens on a 35mm camera. Coupled with a Venus Engine image processor, the Lumix DMC-GF7's sensor is capable of producing clear, low-noise photos up to ISO 25,600 and videos up to ISO 3,200. A contrast autofocus system helps deliver sharp images even when the camera's mechanical shutter is capturing fast bursts at up to 5.8 fps or at 39 fps while the electronic shutter is used instead. When motion picture mode is activated, video can be recorded at resolutions up to 1080p along with stereo sound.
Built for media sharing and easy connectivity with mobile devices, a press of the Lumix DMC-GF7's Fn1/Wi-Fi button is able to pair the camera with a smartphone or tablet installed with the free, downloadable Panasonic Image App. Zoom, focus, and shutter activation are controllable through a paired smartphone or tablet, and images taken with the Lumix DMC-GF7 can then be conveniently accessed, GPS tagged, and uploaded to social media.
The results of nearly any subject, from landscapes to sports, can benefit from the Lumix DMC-GF7's sensor, picture settings, as well as image processing. Selfies are no exception with new automatic shutter modes that offer the ability to capture more fluid, natural-looking self-portraits and group shots. Face Shutter allows a photo to be taken with a wave to the camera and Buddy Shutter recognizes when two faces are brought side-by side within the frame to instantly take a picture. In either case, more spontaneous facial expressions and poses are saved which could otherwise be lost in the process of waiting for a self-timer, or by having asked an inexperienced photographer to take your photo.
The capabilities of the Lumix DMC-GF7 and a paired smartphone are further combined for even more dynamic selfies and group shots. Using the camera's touch-control 180° tiltable LCD monitor, you can position yourself and your friends in front of the lens to ensure that no one is outside of the frame even if everyone was to jump up for a mid-air portrait. When Jump Snap is activated, the accelerometer of a paired smartphone in your hand or pocket can be used to detect the highest point of your jump and simultaneously activate the shutter. Three beauty-effect modes can then be selected to soften skin, slim facial lines, and defocus backgrounds so that regardless of how many people you put in a selfie, you can better control how they look and where the viewer's attention should be.
With Snap Movie mode, short video clips can also be shot and optimized for social media. Video editing with focus and fade effects can be applied to two, four, six, or eight-second clips which can then be sequenced using a smartphone or tablet with the Panasonic Image App. Background music can also be added to the clips for greater impact, and as with images, these short video edits are easily uploaded and shared.
Experienced and advanced photographers can enjoy the Lumix DMC-GF7's manual, shutter priority, and aperture priority modes, while those less accustomed to a fully-featured camera can shoot according to the Lumix DMC-GF7's 23 comprehensive Scene Guides that are available for still images and 20 for movie clips. Creative Control modes for both still images and movie clips such as Retro, Cross Process, and Toy Effect provide experts and novices alike with the opportunity to experiment with specific effects that can be applied regardless of the subject or scene being photographed.
The Lumix DMC-GF7 offers compatibility with the full range of Lumix Micro Four Thirds mount lenses and is bundled here with the Lumix G Vario 12-32mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH. Lens. This lens has an angle of view equivalent to that of a 24-64mm lens on a 35mm camera. It also features optical image stabilization for shake-free imaging, even in low light. Three aspherical lens elements and one extra-low dispersion element enable sharp imaging with minimal fringing and color distortion across the lens's entire focal range.