Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 Summary
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 Assessment
The Panasonic Lumix G7 is built around a 16 megapixels Four-Thirds CMOS sensor paired with a fast and powerful processor which lets it record 4K Ultra-HD video at 30 FPS or 1080p HD at 60 FPS. It can also shoot continuously at 8 FPS for up to 100 JPEG images and has a hybrid shutter to capture images from 1/16000s to 60s, or even 120s in Bulb mode.
It is capable of producing some superb images with plenty of details, good sharpness and low-noise. The exposure system unfortunately causes frequent over-exposure without use of EC which means that more tweaking than usual is required in order to get perfect results from the G7. Color and white-balance are reasonable yet could easily improved by shooting RAW and processing those files into images outside of the camera.
The G7 does the rest extremely competently. It operates quickly while delivering all major photographic functions through an efficient interface and highly ergonomic design. The EVF is large with 0.7X magnification and 100% coverage, making this mirrorless very comfortable to use.
|Very low image noise||Frequent overexposure|
|Superb detail retention||Limited dynamic-range|
|Nice image colors after tweaking||Yellow color-cast in low light|
|Instant shutter-lag with short blackout||Exposure-Priority only in Manual mode|
|Speedy autofocus||Wrong Live-Histogram|
|Extremely sensitive AF||Flex in LCD hinge|
|Fast shot-to-shot speed||Pause after filming|
|Large and sharp EVF||Very slow to power-off|
|Highly customizable||Good Good|
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Panasonic DMC-G7 Highlights
Sensor-Size: 17 x 13mm
Actual size when viewed at 100 DPI
|16 Megapixels Mirrorless||ISO 100-25600|
|Micro Four-Thirds Mount|
|0.50" Built-in EVF 2.4 Megapixels (0.70X)||Full manual controls, including Manual Focus|
|Automatic Eye-Start sensor||Custom white-balance with 2 axis fine-tuning|
|2 Axis Digital Level||Spot-Metering|
|Built-in Dust Reduction||Hot-Shoe|
|8 FPS Drive, 100 Images||Stereo audio input|
|3840x2160 @ 30 FPS Video Recording||Lithium-Ion Battery|
|3" LCD 1 Megapixels||Secure Digital Extended Capacity|
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