Excerpt: Panasonic’s latest G series camera, the Lumix GX7 has been hyped as a complete outfit and sits towards towards the top of Panasonic’s line up. Due to its range finder style the GX7 is significantly different from the other Lumix flagship, the GH3 (which is a bulkier DSLR competitor). It is as though Panasonic has placed one foot in the traditional era and one in the future, as the GX7 oozes innovative features, despite its retro styling.
Summary: The Panasonic Lumix GX7 is undoubtedly one of the most comprehensive and ambitious compact cameras currently on the market. At a price of € 1,099 kit with 14-42mm zoom, certainly belongs to the high end of the market, thus entering into competition with advanced SLR, against which, however, looks good in almost any point of view. The Panasonic Lumix GX7 depth controls, image quality, focus speed, burst and video mode are certainly among the main advantages of GX7, which.
Pros: Features standard, Good photo quality, Excellent video quality, Fast and accurate AF, Integrated stabilizer, Adjustable screen and viewfinder.
Cons: No jack for external microphones, Some inconsistencies menu and controls, Tone Jpeg characterless.
Conclusion: We've been long waiting for a Micro Four Thirds model with advanced features that does just about everything well at a reasonable price, and the Panasonic GX7 was worth the wait. Other enthusiast-oriented cameras we've reviewed lately have been excellent, but have made calculated sacrifices in one area or another.
Pros: Solid magnesium alloy construction and sharp, retro design, New 16-megapixel Live MOS sensor delivers pleasing JPEG image quality, Very good high ISO performance, competitive with the best Micro Four Thirds cameras, Improved dynamic range over the GX1, In-body, sensor-shift image stabilization, Excellent quality Full HD video at up to 60p with stereo audio, Advanced built-in Wi-Fi with NFC connectivity; allows for both image sharing and remote shooting, Tilting high-r...
Cons: Solid magnesium alloy construction and sharp, retro design, New 16-megapixel Live MOS sensor delivers pleasing JPEG image quality, Very good high ISO performance, competitive with the best Micro Four Thirds cameras, Improved dynamic range over the GX1, In-body, sensor-shift image stabilization, Excellent quality Full HD video at up to 60p with stereo audio, Advanced built-in Wi-Fi with NFC connectivity; allows for both image sharing and remote shooting, Tilting high-r...
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Summary: The Panasonic GX7 is a full-featured mirrorless camera that offers very good photo and video quality, a highly customizable interface, plenty of useful features, and robust performance. It's marred by a so-so viewfinder, lack of in-camera raw conversion, and a disappointing in-body IS system.
Pros: Photos have pleasing color and sharpness, with little detail smudging, In-body image stabilization brings anti-shake to any lens, Well constructed, easy-to-handle body, Quick autofocus and shot-to-shot speeds, Highly customizable, Well-implemented touchscreen, Large and sharp tilting electronic viewfinder, Truly 'silent' shooting mode, Wi-Fi with NFC capability
Cons: In-body stabilization not available for image composition, Camera tends to use small apertures (rather than faster shutter speeds) in Program mode, No sensor-shift IS in movie mode, Strong 'rainbow' tearing effect in EVF, EVF is hard to see outdoors, adds bulk to camera, No in-camera Raw conversion, Lacks headphone and external mic ports for video shooters
Conclusion: The real differences between cameras and camera performance has now shifted to lenses and those features which allow us to shoot and work more productively. In that regard the new Panasonic GX7 comes off very well indeed.
Summary: So Panasonic took all of this on board for the GX7 and squeezed in a viewfinder along with Wifi, NFC, focus peaking, 1/8000 shutter, low-light AF, manual movie exposures, lots of controls with a high degree of customization, adjustable tone curves and auto panoramas, while surprising all of us by also including built-in stabilisation. The latter, while widely leaked in the run-up to the GX7's launch, remains a surprise every time I read or write it.
Pros: Relatively compact body with lots of customisable controls., Built-in and tiltable high resolution electronic viewfinder., Tilting touch-screen monitor., Built-in image stabilisation works with any lens., Fast AF that also works well in very low light conditions., Fastest shutter of 1/8000 quicker than most mirrorless., Built-in Wifi with excellent smartphone remote control., Focus peaking for stills and movies., 1080p video with full manual exposure control.
Cons: Viewfinder shape optimised for HD video, not stills., Stabilisation only gave 1 stop compensation in my tests., Not weather-sealed., Stabilisation not available when filming video., No microphone input or microphone accessory., Viewfinder image prone to tearing artefacts for some people., Image quality not improved over rival M4/3 models.