WARNING: The black GX7 shipped by DavisMAX is Pal. Not for U.S.
Kerry Marks, Amazon
27 October 2013
Summary: I've contacted the seller and I'll hopefully be able to update this review with a proper one, but I wanted to warn people about this. ETA: The seller's insisting that what they sent is a US model. I sent back a picture of the recording settings as proof and also posted the image to this site. Also, the packaging the camera came in looked pretty worn and there were no seals. I'm starting to get the distinct feeling this is a scam.
Summary: Come on Amazon... I ordered this camera and like a lot of folks in the USA wanted the all black version as opposed to the silver one. The camera itself takes excellent photos HOWEVER, this particular Kit with the Black Body and 20mm Lens only records video in 25/50p PAL instead of 24/60p NTSC and the 3 language choices on the menu are English, Chinese and either Japanese or Korean !!!
My charger works fine because I have charged my original panasonic lumix battery ...
26 October 2013
Summary: I have a GX-7. I bought two of these from the seller. I was able to use one battery once (until it ran down). After that when I tried charging it (in the original panasonic GX-7 charger) it would not charge - the green light to indicate that it was charging would come on for about a minute or so and then go off and nothing I did would turn it back on again.
Summary: I sent this camera back because it just wasn't what I expected for the price. Poor workmanship and quality on Panasonic's part. 2/21/14 I have been with the Micro Four Thirds system since started. I currently use a GH3 and GM1 as my daily cameras and find them both four if not five star cameras. The GX7 just does not live up to the quality of the other Micro Four Thirds cameras I have owned. As some have suggested it may just be me but that is my perception of camera.
Summary: When I get the camera and turn it on, it has "turn off and turn on again" message. I cannot take a picture or anything at all. so I have to return and wait for a new one soon. It's pretty disappointing experience..
Summary: Schade ! Ich hette seit der Vorstellung der GX7 gewartet ein Exemplar in die Hände zu bekommen. Nun aber beim Fotohändler die negative Überaschung: Mit Brille ist auf dem Sucherdisplay auch nach Dioptrienanpassung kaum was zu erkennen. Eigentlich war ich fest gewillt meine GH1 durch die GX7 abzulösen, so leider aber wird nichts draus. Für Brillenträger schlägt die GH1 bezueglich des Suchers die GX7 um Längen, da hilft auch nicht die bessere Sucherauflösung.
Summary: Was habe ich auf diese Kamera gewartet... Seit Anfang August angekündigt und mit vielen Vorschusslorbeeren bedacht, stieg der "Haben-wollen-Faktor" ins unermessliche. Nun war es also endlich soweit...und nach zwei Tagen auch schon wieder vorbei, denn die Kamera ging dann wieder zurück zum Händler. Für mich ist die GX7 der grösste Medienhype-Flop des Jahres !