Excerpt: Camera is good at certain optimal settings, in indoors image quality sucks after ISO800. It has performed very poorly in video focussing too, on given optimal lighting situation this camera focus systems works very well, but in indoors like birthday parties etc.. this camera constantly hunting for the focus. I bought this camera hoping to take very good pictures for my son's birthday, but it has ruined most of the pictures and video.
Pros: Easy To Use, Good Image Stabilization, Large Clear LCD, Nice Body Color, Small / Compact
Cons: Poor Flash, Poor Image Quality, Short Battery Life
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. I am returning the one that did not work but keeping the one that does - hopefully I will be able to get half of my money back. I will update my review if the vendor gives me half of my money back. I will also update my review if I do not get ANY money back.
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 has been the quality of their sensors (high ISO, noise, dynamic range).
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. I ordered a third-party battery from Amazon, it arrived promptly, and it works perfectly. The camera is all I hoped it would be, but hereafter I will avoid Panasonic.
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. Dynamic range is much better now, the G1 was pretty poor in that respect. I love it with the 20mm f1.7, as it fits in my jacket pocket and is well balanced in use. It is a little heavy however.
Excerpt: I purchased this to repace my GX1 and gain the integrated viewfinder. The optional viewfinder was the biggest weakness of the GX1. On the plus side for the GX7, the controls, size, image quality are all excellent.But no amount of diopter adjustment could give me an acceptably clear image in the viewfinder. SInce the actual images and the view in the LCD was sharp, I initially thought I had a defective unit.
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast/accurate auto-focus, Good Image Quality, Good Image Stabilization, Good in Low Light, Large Clear LCD, Small / Compact
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.) I've owned a few different cameras with an evf, such as lumiz gh2 and oly ep2 and have always been able to use the viewfinder in landscape mode 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. My advice to anyone buying this camera today would be buy only the body, the kit lens is mediocre at best. Then get yourself a proper prime lens.
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. 1) Why, in the world, it can't remember wifi password for my network?
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. It has a large number of pixels, but it is nearly impossible to see the entire frame if you wear glasses. Even with my contact lenses on, I still feel like I'm looking into a tunnel. 2.