Summary: This review is only on the body since I purchased a longer zoom lens for bird photography. Coming from a Nikon P7100 with a larger crop factor, this is my first mirco-four thirds camera and third panasonic. I purchased the GX7 primarily for the enthusiast features, size, and lens selection and am not disappointed. The exposure compensation override was my main concern but it is easy to use and needed.
Excerpt: The Lumix GX7 is a sweet compact fully featured camera. It takes some beautiful pictures. And as a beginner who wants to learn more about photography, it supplies me with the full feature set of a DSLR without having the weight.
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast/accurate auto-focus, Good Image Quality
Excerpt: I shoot with this camera as a walk around street shooter and for weddings and events. I love the size, the easy programming allowing me flexibility in lens choice, I like the Pany lenses I have and the 4/3 system is great for adopting other lens types. The picture quality and color rendition were a pleasant surprise and I get quite usable pictures up to ISO 3200. Probably not higher than that though. The two things I don't like are the short battery life.
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast/accurate auto-focus, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, Good in Low Light, Short Lag Time, Small / Compact
Summary: I bought this to replace my 2nd generation Canon Rebel DSLR. Best move I've made. It is extremely capable and portable. The viewfinder lets me see the composition in bright sunlight and the tilting LCD lets me take ground level pics without laying on the ground. One great camera. The kit lens is fast enough to take daytime indoor photos without the flash. I live in Alaska, so this time of year there isn't a lot of dark anyway.