• 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 10.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25,600
  • Detailed specifications
  • Nikon J1
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7
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Predecessor:   Panasonic GF6
GF6 vs GF7
Successor:   Panasonic GX850
GF7 vs GX850
General
Model Number: J1 GF7
Alternate Model Number(s):    
Camera Format: Compact System Camera Compact System Camera
Currently Manufactured: No No
Retail Price: $649.95 $599.99
Street Price: $699.00 $590.00
Date Available: 2011-10-20 2015-03-01
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 14.0 oz (396 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
12.1 oz (342 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
Size: 4.2 x 2.4 x 1.2 in.
(106 x 61 x 30 mm)
4.2 x 2.5 x 1.3 in.
(107 x 65 x 33 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS Live MOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Aptina Panasonic
Effective Megapixels: 10.1 16.0
Sensor Format: 1 inch 4/3
Sensor size: 116.16mm2 (13.20mm x 8.80mm) 224.9mm2 (17.30mm x 13.00mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 3.41 microns 3.77 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 2.7x 2.0x
Aspect Ratio: 3:2 4:3
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: Fixed Fixed
Self-Cleaning: No Yes
Sensor shift image stabilization: No No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: Yes No
DxO Sensor Score: 56  
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 21.5  
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 11.0  
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 372  
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 3872 x 2592 (10.0 MP, Other),
2896 x 1944 (5.6 MP, Other),
1936 x 1296 (2.5 MP, Other),
3840 x 2160 (8.3 MP, 16:9),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
1280 x 720 (0.9 MP, 16:9),
3840 x 2160 (8.3 MP, 16:9)
4592 x 3448 (15.8 MP, 4:3),
4592 x 3064 (14.1 MP, 3:2),
4592 x 2584 (11.9 MP, 16:9),
3424 x 3424 (11.7 MP, 1:1),
3232 x 2424 (7.8 MP, 4:3),
3232 x 2160 (7.0 MP, 3:2),
3840 x 2160 (8.3 MP, 16:9),
2416 x 2416 (5.8 MP, 1:1),
2272 x 1704 (3.9 MP, 4:3),
2272 x 1520 (3.5 MP, Other),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
1712 x 1712 (2.9 MP, 1:1),
1824 x 1368 (2.5 MP, 4:3),
1824 x 1216 (2.2 MP, 3:2),
1824 x 1024 (1.9 MP, 16:9),
1712 x 1712 (2.9 MP, 1:1)
Image File Format: JPEG (Exif 2.3), 12-bit NEF RAW, RAW+JPG JPEG (EXIF 2.3), MPO, RAW (RW2), RAW+JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 57.9 11.1
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (60i/​30p)
1280x720 (60p)
640x240 (400)
320x120 (1200)
1920x1080 (60p/​60i/​30p/​24p)
1280x720 (30p)
640x480 (30p)
Movie File Format: MOV H.264/MPEG-4 AVC with AAC sound AVCHD (Audio format: Dolby Digital 2ch) / MP4 (Audio format AAC 2ch)
Composite Video Out: No Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: n/a No
Video Usable as Viewfinder: n/a No
HD Video Out: Yes Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Nikon 1 Micro Four Thirds
Lens: 1 Nikkor 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 VR Panasonic LUMIX G VARIO 12-32mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH. MEGA O.I.S. (H-FS12032); 8 elements in 7 groups (3 aspherical lenses, 1 ED)
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 27 - 81mm 24 - 64mm
Focal Length (actual): 10 - 30mm 12 - 32mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.00x 2.67x
Aperture Range: f/3.5 (W)- f/5.6 (T) f/3.5 (wide) / f/5.6 (tele) - f/22; 7 diaphragm blades (circular)
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range: 20 cm to Infinity
7.9 in to Infinity
20 cm to Infinity
7.9 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:    
Filter Thread: 40.5mm 37.0mm
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes Yes
Digital Zoom: No Yes
Digital Zoom Values: n/a 2x, 4x
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: Hybrid autofocus (phase detection/contrast-detect AF); Single-point (135 focus areas), auto-area (41 focus areas), subject tracking Contrast Detection: Face/eye detection, AF Tracking, 23-area, 1-area, Pinpoint; One Shot AF, Shutter AF, Half Press Release, Quick AF, Continuous AF (during motion picture recording), AF+MF, MF Assist, Touch MF Assist, Focus Peaking, Touch AF/AE Function, Touch Shutter
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: No / LCD No / LCD
Viewfinder Type:    
Focus Peaking: No Yes
EVF Resolution: n/a n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent):    
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):    
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No No
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 460,000 dots 1,036,800 dots (345,600 px)
Touchscreen: No Yes
Articulating Screen: No Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen: No No
Selfie Screen: No Yes
Max Playback Zoom:   16.0x
Top Deck Display: No No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 3200 25600
Minimum ISO (native): 100 200
ISO Settings: Auto ISO (100-3200, 100-800, 100-400); 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200; expandable to 6400 Hi-1 Auto, Intelligent ISO, 100 (extended), 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600; in 1 or 1/3 EV steps
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, incandescent, fluorescent, direct sunlight, flash, cloudy, shade, preset manual, all except preset manual with fine tuning Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Incandescent, Flash, White Set 1/2, Color Temperature Setting (2,500-10,000K in 100K steps)
Shutter Speed Range: 1/16000 - 30 sec 1/16000 - 60 sec
Bulb Mode: Yes Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Matrix, Center-weighted (4.5mm), Spot (2mm) 1728-zone Intelligent Multiple, Center-weighted, Spot
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Scene Auto Selector can select from: Portrait, Landscape, Night portrait, Close up, Auto. Scene: Portrait (mode dial), Child (mode dial), Scenery (mode dial), Silky Skin, Backlit Softness, Relaxing Tone, Bright Blue Sky, Romantic Sunset Glow, Vivid Sunset Glow, Glistening Water, Clear Nightscape, Cool Night Sky, Warm Glowing Nightscape, Artistic Nightscape, Glittering Illuminations, Handheld Night Shot, Clear Night Portrait, Soft Image of a Flower, Appetizing Food, Cute Dessert, Freeze Animal Motion, Clear Sports Shot, Monochrome; Creative Control: Expressive, Retro, Old Days, High Key, Low Key, Sepia, Monochrome, Dynamic Monochrome, Rough Monochrome, Silky Monochrome, Impressive Art, High Dynamic, Cross Process, Toy Effect, Toy Pop, Bleach Bypass, Miniature Effect, Soft Focus, Fantasy, Star Filter, One Point Color, Sunshine; Panorama
Self Timer: 2, 5, 10 seconds 2, 10, 3 shots in 10 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):    
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes Yes
Flash Modes: Fill flash, slow sync, red-eye reduction, slow sync with red-eye reduction, rear-curtain sync, rear curtain with slow sync Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync., Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off; 1st. Curtain Sync, 2nd Curtain Sync
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): 5.0 m / 16.4 ft. 4.0 m / 13.1 ft.
Flash Range Description: Lens dependent. Lens dependent; GN=5.6 (ISO 200, m) / 4 (ISO 100, m)
Max Flash Sync: 1/60 1/50
Flash Exposure Compensation: -3 to +1 EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: n/a n/a
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:   No
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support:   UHS-I
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: Yes Yes
Uncompressed Format: 12-bit NEF RAW, RAW+JPG RAW (RW2), RAW+JPEG
Movie File Format: MOV H.264/MPEG-4 AVC with AAC sound AVCHD (Audio format: Dolby Digital 2ch) / MP4 (Audio format AAC 2ch)
Included Memory: 0.0 MB No memory included
Included Memory Type:    
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No Yes
NFC: No No
Bluetooth: No No
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: No No
Headphone Jack: No No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: Yes Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: Yes Yes
Remote Control Type: Optional ML-L3 Via Wi-Fi
Connections (extended): HDMI out (Type C, Mini) Micro HDMI (Type-D)
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 1.44 0.51
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame): 1.48  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames): Unlimited  
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot):   0.77
Camera penalizes early shutter press? Yes No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 57.9 11.1
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 12 7
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps):    
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames):    
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps):    
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames):    
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.09 seconds 0.24 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):    
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.072 seconds 0.134 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash): 0.29 seconds 0.41 seconds
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.074 seconds 0.126 seconds
Shutter Lag (notes): Full Autofocus lag: Auto-area AF mode = 0.232s  
Startup Time: 1.4 seconds 1.1 seconds
Play -> Record Time: 0.5 seconds 0.8 seconds
Flash cycle time, full power: 1.8 seconds 3.1 seconds
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 230 shots 230 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):    
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary EN-EL20 Proprietary
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable 7.2v, 680mAh Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary EN-EL20 Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: Yes
Internal Charging Supported: No
Software
Included Software: ViewNX 2 / Short Movie Creator CD-ROM PHOTOfunSTUDIO 9.6 PE, SILKYPIX Developer Studio 4.2 SE, LoiloScope (trial)
OS Compatibility:   PHOTOfunSTUDIO and LoiloScope: Vista/7/8; SILKYPIX: Windows XP/Vista/7/8, Mac OS X 10.5-10.10
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: New "Nikon CX format" compact system camera. New Nikon 1 lens mount, 2.7x crop factor, dual core EXPEED 3 processor, new advanced hybrid AF system, Full HD movies, up to 60fps burst at full resolution. Available in white, pink, red, silver, black. Available in silver with black or pink leatherette.