Summary: I received both batteries relatively quickly through the mail in a simple white package, with the batteries packaged separately. I charged both batteries up, but one of them did not work at all.
Excerpt: Somehow, I find it hard to like this camera, unlike the GH1, GX1 and now the GM1, which I always felt comfortable with right off the bat... I got the GX7 back in October because so much fuss was made about how good the sensor was and since one of my main concerns with the Lumix MFT system to-date...
Panasonic Customer Support gives a poor customer experience.
Donald H. Fraser, Jr., Amazon
7 March 2014
Summary: The camera arrived with a defective battery that does not charge. The light on the charger blinks, indicating a bad battery (or overheated battery or dirty terminals, which are not the case). I spent eons on the phone talking to Panasonic Support. and then gave up in disgust.
Excerpt: Lumix G1, having used the G6 (lovely handling IQ similar to G1) and sold it, I now have had the GX7 for 3 weeks. Having lost a lot of money on the G6 I bought a used GX7. The build is much improved, handling good and image quality much improved.
Summary: Usually while wearing polarized sunglasses, an EVF is usable in landscape mode and unusable in portrait mode. This is reversed in the GX7, where the view is distorted in landscape mode but clear in portrait (again, while wearing polarized sunglasses.
fantastic pictures, wifi function doesn't work, panasonic customer service is terrible!
2 January 2014
Summary: This is a terrific micro 4/3 camera, the pictures are breathe taking if you have the right lens on it. I got myself an olympus 45mm f1.8 for portraits and all I can say it is absolutely stunning.
Summary: Feature wise this camera is a pretty decent upgrade for my GX1. Quite a bit bigger though and I don't entirely like design of it's grip. What is really disappointing is wifi function which I had high expectations for. It goes for both usability and actual functioning.
Summary: I needed a second M43 camera to replace my wife's aging Olympus EPL2. While this is a great camera on paper, and while it does take great pictures, it has several major shortcomings, a couple of which were deal-breakers for me: 1. The much vaunted EVF isn't all that great.
Summary: I am looking for the ideal camera that does not exist yet. It would produce great pictures from a truly pocketable unit so one always has the camera with you. It would look something like my Sony RX100, have a 1" senser, but it would also be a little larger with grip, zoom out to at least 10x and...
Summary: I bought this camera to give me a higher quality image than I get with my FZ-150. With 8 times the sensor size I knew it would be a huge step up in IQ. I set the GX7 and the FZ150 on tripods and shot a few indoor pictures, played with aperture and WB on both cameras.