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

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

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
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Panasonic DMC-GX7 Overview

  • 1Description

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.
In the Box
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera (Black and Silver)
  • DMW-BLG10 Li-ion Battery for Select Lumix Cameras (7.2V, 1025mAh)
  • Battery Charger
  • Body Cap
  • Shoulder Strap
  • USB Cable
  • CD-ROM
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Panasonic DMC-GX7 Specs

    Pixels Actual: 16.84 Megapixel
    Effective: 16 Megapixel
    AV Recording
    Aspect Ratio 4:3, 16:9
    Focus Mode Continuous-Servo AF (C), Manual Focus (M), Single-Servo AF (S)
    Viewfinder Resolution 2,764,800 Dot
    Viewfinder Eye Point 17.5 mm
    Viewfinder Coverage 100%
    Viewfinder Magnification Approx. 1.39x
    Diopter Adjustment -4 to +3
    Exposure Control
    Metering Method Center-Weighted Average, Multi-Zone, Spot
    White Balance Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Daylight, Flash, Incandescent, Shade, White Set 1, White Set 2
    Continuous Shooting Up to 5 fps at 16 MP for up to Exposures
    Up to 4.3 fps at 16 MP for up to Exposures
    Up to 4 fps at 16 MP for up to Exposures
    Up to 2 fps at 16 MP for up to Exposures
    Up to 40 fps at 3.9 MP for up to Exposures
    Up to 10 fps at 3.9 MP for up to Exposures
    Flash Modes Auto, Auto/Red-Eye Reduction, Flash On w/ Red-Eye Reduction, Forced On, Off, Slow Sync, Slow Sync/Red-Eye Reduction
    External Flash Connection Hot Shoe
    Battery 1 x Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 7.2 VDC, 1025 mAh
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.5 x 6.5 x 5.0"

    Panasonic DMC-GX7 Reviews

    Lumix DMC-GX7 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera (Black and Silver) is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 131.
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from failed after 18 months 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.
    Date published: 2015-08-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from NEW TO MIRRORLESS I am used to full frame DSLR cameras. I bought this camera for international travel. I like the light weight for travel. I like the available lenses. I need to get used to the light weight affecting my steadiness when taking images.
    Date published: 2015-06-15
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice camera I got this camera since I wanted to try the Nocticron 42.5mm f1.2 lens. I first didn't like the camera, but I am slowly getting use to it. I kind of like it now. Pro: Lens, lens and more lens, good IQ in low iso, lot of function buttons, silent shutter Con: IQ drops around iso 3200 and gets worst from there. I almost sold this camera, but I am glad I didn't. The silent mode is awesome, and they offer a lot of good sharp lenses. I don't think I would of purchased this camera system if Sony had wide rage of good lenses. Excellent travel camera with small lenses.
    Date published: 2015-04-28
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Nice feel in hand; very poor interface Nice to have the large hand grip. The buttons and controls are in awkward places. The menus are confusing.
    Date published: 2015-04-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Good DSLR Alternative I got this camera to use as alternative for when I don't want to carry the DSLR and lenses around. I also purchased the 20mm lens with it. The camera and extra lens fit nicely into a little carrying case (that also fits nicely into my carry on backpack, without taking up the whole thing). Pros: -Image quality of this sensor is quite good (noticably better than my first micro 4/3 camera was). -Autofocus is quick and also accurate most of the time. If I don't like the focus point, I can touch the screen where I want it to focus. Of course, there's manual focus too. The manual focus highlights the edges to show you where your focal plane is, which is helpful for someone with not so perfect vision. - The shutter action is very quick. I usually bracket my shots. I can hold the shutter relase button down and it will take three shots as fast as the shutter can actuate. No buffer issues for me. - The 20mm lens takes very good pictures, with nice sharp edges and little distortion. With this lense, the camera is the right size to carry around in the city. The 14-42mm lens is not bad either. -The EVF is nice to have. I really wanted this so I turned down a few other cameras for this one. -Most of the features are pretty intuitive. Cons: Nothing stands out as really bad about this camera. I wish it were a little bit smaller, but I refuse to sacrifice the features it has to get there. I wish the EVF had a little bit more color depth to it, but it's not bad. I wish the screen wold flip around completely (if nothing else, to keep it protected when not in use).
    Date published: 2015-04-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great camera I love this camera
    Date published: 2015-04-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Favorite Street Photography Camera I am in love with this camera. I am a photojournalist and wedding photographer, who has carried around heavy, bulky, noisy, cumbersome camera gear for my entire 20-year career. I have the back/shoulder pain and poor posture to prove it. You could carry this camera around all day and not even notice it. In many ways, this has the look and feel of shooting with a Leica rangefinder camera. Totally unobtrusive. It's roughly the same length as an iPhone 4S. It has the convenience of a point & shoot, but the versatility and creative controls you would expect on a pro SLR. In fact it has several useful features my pro Canon SLR body does not have. There's a learning curve as to how to access those controls, but once you carry this camera around for a week and play with it, they will become intuitive quickly. It's diminutive size and the 90-degree viewfinder that allows you to look down instead of at your subject is a game changer when it comes to shooting street photography or other situations where you do not want to attract attention to yourself as you are shooting. I'm not sure if they still offer the kit with the 20 mm 1.7 aspherical pancake lens, but definitely get that one if they do. It will give you about a 40 mm perspective and the lens is so fast that you won't believe the images you can pull off in low-light situations without using a flash. There are so many great lenses from multiple manufacturers for this format that it's crazy. You can buy extremely fast, sharp lenses for this camera for a fraction of what you would pay in any other format. If I was going to travel around the world right now, and I could only bring one camera with me, I would not hesitate to bring this, my 20 mm 1.7 pancake lens and maybe 1 or 2 other fast lenses. It's an amazing solution for anybody who doesn't want to lug a ton of gear that takes up a lot of space as you are traveling or hiking. All the gear is light as a feather. It can fit in extremely tiny spaces and you are going to love the quality even while shooting at 3200 ISO. If you are traveling by yourself, you can use a free app on your smartphone to preview your images and trigger the camera as you are standing in the frame, while seeing your composition in real time. That's a really nice feature if you want to actually be in some of the pictures you take. The only real complaint I have about the camera is the battery life. If you plan on shooting a lot or for longer than an hour, definitely pick up an extra battery or two. It's one of the trade-offs for it being so tiny and light.
    Date published: 2015-03-30
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from I wish I could send it back.... I'm little bit disappointed with a pic quality I'm getting with Lumix GX7. I like camera but it takes the same quality of pics as my Nikon P600. GX7 came with kit lens 12-42mm, that I know is the cheapest lens for MFT, My question - is should I invest any more money in buying lens or I would not get much of a difference. I do have Nikon D800 and I know what the difference is between pic taken with D800 and other smaller sensor cameras. I got Lumix GX7 over month ago hoping that MFT sensor will be better than smaller sensor of Nikon P600, and its not! I wish I could send it back, since Nikon P600 taking equal quality photos and does not need any lenses at all.
    Date published: 2015-03-13
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    Does BH have the camera body in all black or will it be at a later date?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    Currently, the DMC-GX7 is available in all black with the included 14-42mm lens:
    Answered by: Heather S.
    Date published: 2018-08-28


    Is there a similar model with GPS? I like the camera but can't see a camera like this without GPS or a bluetooth link to a GPS receiver..
    Asked by: Anonymous
    You can try the Samsung Galaxy NX:
    Answered by: Heather S.
    Date published: 2018-08-28


    Is the camera weather sealed?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    The Panasonic GX7 is not weather sealed.
    Answered by: Heather S.
    Date published: 2018-08-28


    Video recording facility of DMC-GX7 cannot be available for PAL system?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    This camera records in NTSC only.
    Answered by: Heather S.
    Date published: 2018-08-28


    Does this camera come in Silver?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    Yes, they do offer the camera in silver finish. See the link below for the options we currently offer in the silver finish:
    Answered by: Yos O.
    Date published: 2018-08-28


    Is there any problem using my Lumix f4.0-5.8 14-140 lens with the DMC-GX7 camera? It gives me the kind of range I need for a travel lens.
    Asked by: Anonymous
    You could use any micro four thirds lens on the GX7. So, you could use the Lumix 14-140mm f/4-5.8 lens on the GX7.
    Answered by: Christina S.
    Date published: 2018-08-28


    Is there a Pal version of this camera? Is it available in B&H for the same price?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    While Panasonic does make a PAL version of their GX7, unfortunately, it is not carried at B&H.
    Answered by: Christina S.
    Date published: 2018-08-28


    Does B&H sell only the body? I have the 14-42 lens that came with the GX1 and so I really don't need another one, but I am interested in getting another GX7.
    Asked by: Peter
    The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 is not sold body only and as a kit with a lens only at this time.
    Answered by: Robert K.
    Date published: 2018-08-25
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