Panasonic GF7 Review: Tiny, capable GF7 offers a lot of camera for the money
posted Thursday, November 19, 2015 at 4:44 PM EDT
Panasonic practically created the ultra-compact interchangeable lens camera segment, a pocket ILC in other words, with the GM1 back in 2013. They followed it up with a more enthusiast-friendly GM5. Now they take many of the design aesthetics and compact size down to their entry-level mirrroless camera with the Panasonic GF7.
Though not nearly as tiny as the GM5, the GF7 forgoes the built-in EVF of the GM5 and instead hangs onto the full, 180-degree tilting LCD panel of its GF6 predecessor. Sporting the same guts as the GM5, in that it shares a similar 16-megapixel Four Thirds sensor and Venus Engine image processor, the GF7 comes out as quite the capable little camera.
After taking it out for a thorough spin in our Field Test, the GF7 came back in-house and we've now published the final verdict for our Panasonic GF7 Review alongside our Image Quality Comparison and Print Quality Analysis.
All told, the Panasonic GF7 packs a lot of camera into a small package and for a rather affordable price. It's considered an entry-level camera but it feels capable in both beginners' and more seasoned photographers' hands. Sure, there are some downsides, like the lack of an EVF option, which might dissuade a fair number of potential owners, but in the end, the Panasonic GF7 warrants consideration if you're looking to step-up to an ILC or want a nice, very compact secondary camera.