Initial Panasonic GX7 analysis: Big improvement at high ISOs, rivaling other top Micro Four Thirds models


posted Monday, October 21, 2013 at 2:41 PM EDT


We're getting nearer to publishing our Panasonic GX7 review, and while we're finishing up the final touches on our IR Lab test results and real-world shooter's report, we thought you'd like to see our initial analysis on the camera's image and print quality. We know many of you are very interested in this new mirrorless model that succeeds the popular, high-performing Panasonic GX1. The GX7 is no mere level-up with a few more megapixels: Many of the most important features are brand new, including an upgraded 16-megapixel, Micro Four Thirds sensor with image stabilization, a tilting electronic viewfinder and LCD monitor, and built-in Wi-Fi and Near Field Communication capabilities.

Check out our initial Panasonic GX7 image comparisons and print quality analysis of this high-end mirrorless compact system camera, where we perform a series of side-by-side image comparisons of the Panasonic GX7 against the Panasonic GX1, Fuji X-E1, Panasonic GH3, Olympus E-P5 and Sony NEX-6 at several different ISOs. The results showcase what the GX7 can do, especially at higher ISOs, when compared to these competing models.

You can also use our image quality Comparometer™ to pit sample pictures taken with the Panasonic GX7 against any other camera we've tested. Go check them out, then come back here and post in the comments section below what you think about the GX7's image quality.

Be sure to read our first impressions Panasonic GX7 review for a closer look at the camera's new features and technology. We'll be publishing our complete, in-depth Panasonic GX7 review very soon.