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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Summary

16 Megapixels16 MegapixelsElectronic View FinderElectronic View FinderHigh ISO: ISO 6400 or more is available at full-resolution.High ISO: ISO 6400 or more is available at full-resolution.Stabilization: Compensates for tiny involuntary movements of the camera.Stabilization: Compensates for tiny involuntary movements of the camera.Level: Measures camera tilt and helps to keep the horizon level.Level: Measures camera tilt and helps to keep the horizon level.Continuous DriveContinuous DriveFull 1080p HD Video: 1920 x 1080 resolution or more but less than 4K.Full 1080p HD Video: 1920 x 1080 resolution or more but less than 4K.Manual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Manual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Hotshoe: Allows external flash units to be attached.Hotshoe: Allows external flash units to be attached.Spot MeteringSpot MeteringAccepts Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), SDHC and SD memory.Accepts Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), SDHC and SD memory.Neocamera detailed reviewNeocamera detailed reviewDiscontinued: No longer produced by the manufacturer. May still be in stock or found used.Discontinued: No longer produced by the manufacturer. May still be in stock or found used.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Assessment

Panasonic made a leap forward with the GX7. For the first time, one of their mirrorless camera offers built-in stabilization, opening photographic possibilities. They have also include the highest-resolution EVF possible, providing a crystal-clear and extremely usable view of the world.

The GX7 truly delivers. We cannot say it has the best image-quality but is certainly at the level where it only matters for large prints. Noise, color, WB are all good and metering is outstanding. Dynamic-range is one step behind, as is critical sharpness.

There is nothing serious to complain about in terms of performance. This digital camera is always quite responsive, has an instant shutter-lag with very short black-out and speedy autofocus.

The Panasonic GX7 offers an impressive feature-set which is suitable for most photographic needs except for very long exposures. Even using Bulb mode, it is limited to 2 minutes which is not enough to capture star-trails. This is of course a niche application and most photographer have more than needed in this mirrorless.

This mirrorless has access to the largest mirrorless lens lineup in the industry and its 2X crop-factor gives Micro Four-Thirds cameras an advantage in terms of total size compared to most mirrorless systems.

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PROS CONS
Low image noise until ISO 1600 Slight image softness from base ISO
Realistic image colors after tweaking Dynamic-range not as wide as competition
Reliable metering Modal EC interface
Superb shot-to-shot speed Preview not Exposure-Priority
Very fast autofocus Wrong Live-Histogram
Short shutter-lag Poor flash clearance
Fast and extremely responsive Below average battery-life
Calibratable LCD Video clips last second
Class-leading EVF Slow to power off
Good LCD visibility
Highly customizable
Sturdy build quality
ExcellentExcellent Excellent

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By Neocamera on 2013-11-16

Panasonic DMC-GX7 Highlights


Mirrorless digital camera

Sensor-Size: 17 x 13mm

Four-Thirds Sensor

Actual size when viewed at 100 DPI

16 Megapixels MirrorlessISO 125-25600
Micro Four-Thirds Mount
2X FLM
Shutter 1/8000-60s
2-Axis Built-in StabilizationFull manual controls, including Manual Focus
0.40" Built-in EVF 2.8 Megapixels (0.70X)Custom white-balance with 2 axis fine-tuning
Automatic Eye-Start sensorSpot-Metering
2 Axis Digital LevelHot-Shoe
Built-in Dust ReductionStereo audio input
5 FPS Drive, Unlimited ImagesLithium-Ion Battery
1920x1080 @ 60 FPS Video RecordingSecure Digital Extended Capacity
3" LCD 1 Megapixels
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