Panasonic GX7 Review
|Full model name:||Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7|
(17.3mm x 13.0mm)
|Viewfinder:||EVF / LCD|
|Native ISO:||200 - 25,600|
|Extended ISO:||125 - 25,600|
|Shutter:||60 - 1/8000|
4.8 x 2.8 x 2.1 in.
(123 x 71 x 55 mm)
includes batteries, kit lens
|Full specs:||Panasonic GX7 specifications|
The Panasonic GX7 may just be the Micro Four Thirds model we've all been waiting for, offering a ton of advanced features -- including a tilting electronic viewfinder, touchscreen LCD and robust Wi-Fi capabilities -- while capturing very good still images and great video. It may not rank the best in any one specific area, but the GX7 is the rare compact system camera that doesn't sacrifice much either, delivering all-around great performance for a reasonable price. It hits a sweet spot that should surely appeal to both pros looking for a compact, everyday alternative to their bulky DSLRs as well as a smart and sophisticated step-up model for amateur shooters.Pros
Sharp retro design and solid build; High resolution, tiltable electronic viewfinder and LCD touchscreen monitor; Competitive still image quality; Very good video quality, recording Full HD at frame rates up to 60p; Fast autofocusing and all-around performance; Robust Wi-Fi and NFC capabilities, including remote shooting when paired with a smart deviceCons
Weak built-in flash; No external mic or headphone jack for video recording; Some poor results when shooting in Creative Panorama modePrice and availability
Available since September 2013, the Panasonic GX7 comes in two-tone (black-and silver) in the U.S. market for a list price of around US$1,000 body-only, or $1,100 bundled with the Lumix G Vario 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 II kit lens. As of November 2013, street prices for either version are around US$100 below list. In some overseas markets, an all-black version of the body is available.Imaging Resource rating
4.5 out of 5.0
$775.32 (22% more)
13.1 MP (22% less)
Also has viewfinder
12.8 MP (25% less)
Also has viewfinder
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