Early impressions of the GX7

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Early impressions of the GX7
10 months ago

Lumix G1, having used the G6 (lovely handling IQ similar to G1) and sold it, I now have had the GX7 for 3 weeks. Having lost a lot of money on the G6 I bought a used GX7.

The build is much improved, handling good and image quality much improved. Dynamic range is much better now, the G1 was pretty poor in that respect.

I love it with the 20mm f1.7, as it fits in my jacket pocket and is well balanced in use. It is a little heavy however. The viewfinder worries me as it protrudes quite a lot, I just feel it will be damaged very soon. I don't use the vertical viewfinder position as much as I thought I would, as the tilt screen is better for that purpose.

The supplied strap is terrible, for a camera in this price range I expected better. I think I will use a leather wrist strap in future.

Its a great looking camera I feel, and it is growing on me with use.

 kentwosheds's gear list:kentwosheds's gear list
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1 Pentax K-5 Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Panasonic Lumix G Vario 14-45mm F3.5-5.6 ASPH OIS Pentax smc DA 16-45mm F4 ED AL +5 more
kentwosheds's score
3.5
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Portraits
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Low light (without flash)
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