Excerpt: Hello Folks. Truth be told, I bought this camera to use exclusively for documentary video/film making.Hands down - the GX7 delivers EXCELLENT quality video! This little gem is perfect for run and gun applications. The size and weight of the camera is "just right" - not too small & the grip and handling is very manageable for video. The optical viewfinder is perfect in bright sunlight, the flip screen / touch screen is magical. Amazing!
Pros: Easy To Use, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, Good in Low Light, Large Clear LCD, Small / Compact
Summary: My 5D has gone the way of the dinosaur. Camcorder Darwinism as well. While the 5D was big and ferocious it gave wonderful images at significant weight and (especially) glass cost. The GX7 has superior white balance, focus recognition speed, and low weight. Images look pristine. I have three lenses 20, 45, and the 14-140 for video.
Summary: I did a lot of research before buying the GX7. I needed something small and unobtrusive yet versitile for travel photography. itng's deffinatly a step up from a point and shoot. Too many menus for this old 35mm shooter but once I get the hang of it I'm sure it'll exceed my expectations.
Summary: This review is just user perspecive, meaning I switched from traditional DSLR to DSLM. Background: Canon and Nikon user for 35 years, still love both. First tried micro 43 with a panasonic GF3, liked but lack of viewfinder wasn't enough for all use, nice performance in good light (with added lenses, don't like kit lens 14-42).
Summary: I love this camera. It does everything I ask of it and more. Produces the best digital photos I have ever made. Small, compact, affordable. It's like owning a digital Leica, without spending, thousands more.
Summary: I got this camera because it had what I had always felt was lacking from the Olympus PEN series and that was the EVF. The ENTIRE point of the original PEN was that it was a compact SLR. Now Panasonic has made what Olympus should have made, The EVF is excellent with very accurate color and brightness that allows me to make adjustments that do not need chimping to ensure that I had the right exposure.
Excerpt: This is it, the (almost) perfect m43 camera. I most appreciate the focus peakng and ibis. This lets me use my old favorite minolta and contax primes. However, 125 and longer is difficult to focus, as the viewfinder is not stabilized. Ive had the GX7 since September 2013 and used it quite a lot. Its all round excellent, and even for a decent price. One piece of advice, don't buy cheap adaptors.