Panasonic GF7 Field Test Part II: Performance in a small package


posted Thursday, November 5, 2015 at 7:39 PM EDT


Reviewer Eamon Hickey is back with more on the compact, but, as it turns out, rather nimble and capable Panasonic GF7. Sharing a lot in common with its svelte sibling, the Panasonic GM5, the GF7 is more of an entry-level offering, including a 180-degree flip-up screen, but with a lot of the same horsepower and features.

After delving into the camera's design, ergonomics and general-use shooting qualities, Eamon explores more in-depth with the camera's performance, including autofocus speed and usability, as well as the camera's Wi-Fi and video features. He also explores using the small GF7 with the equally compact 42.5mm f/1.7 lens. Despite the bright aperture, the lens is very lightweight, very portable and a good pairing with the GF7.

Panasonic 12-32mm F3.5-5.6: 12mm, f/5.6, 1/160s, ISO 100

On the performance side of things, the Panasonic GF7 is a rather surprising and capable camera, save for a few disadvantages and compromises. All said, Eamon Hickey ends his Field Test on an upbeat, positive note. So, does the thought of a ultra-compact interchangeable lens camera pique your interest? Are you looking to step-up beyond a simple point-and-shoot? Head over to Eamon's Panasonic GF7 Field Test Part II for all the details on how the camera's handles real world shooting -- and be sure check out Part I if you haven't already to get the full story.

Panasonic 42.5mm F1.7: 42.5mm, f/4, 1/40s, ISO 400
Panasonic 12-32mm F3.5-5.6: 25mm, f/5.6, 1/15s, ISO 400

Panasonic GF7 Field Test Part II

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