Panasonic GX7 Review

 
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Basic Specifications
Full model name: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7
Resolution: 16.00 Megapixels
Sensor size: 4/3
(17.3mm x 13.0mm)
Kit Lens: 3.00x zoom
14-42mm
(28-84mm eq.)
Viewfinder: EVF / LCD
Native ISO: 200 - 25,600
Extended ISO: 125 - 25,600
Shutter: 60 - 1/8000
Max Aperture: 3.5
Dimensions: 4.8 x 2.8 x 2.1 in.
(123 x 71 x 55 mm)
Weight: 18.8 oz (532 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
MSRP: $1,100
Availability: 09/2013
Manufacturer: Panasonic
Full specs: Panasonic GX7 specifications
16.00
Megapixels
Micro Four Thirds 4/3
size sensor
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GX7 Summary

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 device

Cons

Weak built-in flash; No external mic or headphone jack for video recording; Some poor results when shooting in Creative Panorama mode

Price 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

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