Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7

Announced Aug 1, 2013 •
16 megapixels | 3 screen | Four Thirds sensor
rurikw
 

Bought it used for 330€. As an object I find this camera immensely satisfying. It's a small, well crafted and dense chunk of metal where every square and cubic cm is put to good use. Very logical, no frills, no nonsense. Of course the switch from Sony R1's superb ergonomics to more cramped quarters has taken some getting used to, but I quickly came to like the GX7 and catch myself every day casting admiring glances at it. (My trusty old R1 has been resting on the shelf since I got this 8 ...

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I got this camera when realized that my iPhone 5 was not good enough to take decent pictures of my new born baby. I was looking for few things in one package: 1. Compact, I did not want to get another DSLR, I had one of the Canon's and was not using it for the big part because of the size. 2. Built-in viewfinder. I find that I take better pictures when I use viewfinder, so for me it was a must feature. 3. Fast focus. I understood that mirror-less camera will not be as fast as good DSLR, but I ...

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I have been a solid Nikon shooter before this camera. I have used 4 Nikon cameras the last of which was a Nikon D800. I cannot say this camera gives the same pixel resolution as the D800 but when you put a good lens on it it is close enough. This also is my 4th micro 4/3 camera. I have started with GF1 (GX1, GX7) and now E-M1. I was always ok with the 16mp. The previous Nikon I had was a D700 and that was a 12mp camera, and I have even printed many 1m x 1.5m prints, and had really nice ...

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I have had my new GX7 for three weeks now.  When I saw the news and excited responses about the new GX8, I started thinking "I should send my 7 back and get by with my Canon G12 until I can order the GX8." After reviewing the specs and price of the GX8, I decided that my GX7 is just fine. Firstly, my GX7, with the 14 - 42 kit lens, takes great photos: Lily 2. The eye level viewfinder is allowing me to see the shot when the back LCD is washed out in bright sunlight. 3.  I would not want to be ...

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Eskilsson
 

It took me about 2 months to decide a new camera. I am very pleased with almost everything. Some things could be better, but that stands for every camera on the market. GX7 is easy going in ergonomics, weight, ui, image quality. The only thing I would complian about, is that it can be hard to operate with one hand.

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I moved to this from a five year old Canon T1i. I haven't sold my Canon stuff and love Canon glass..... A lot of what follows is probably due to 5 years of camera technology being brought upon me all at once, and may not be m43 specific. If you buy new bodies every year, you will have a different perspective. The GX7 is so much fun to shoot. Perfect ergonomics. Its just big enough to be comfortable in my larger hands. It fits in my coat pocket with some lens and lenses can be easily carried ...

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nikvis
 

Fast, accurate, reliable AF, very good jpegs, solid feeling, I also own E-M1 and I see no differences in terms of high ISO and dynamic range. The IS works perfectly, I love this camera

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Alan Ernst
 

Somehow, I find it hard to like this camera, unlike the GH1, GX1 and now the GM1, which I always felt comfortable with right off the bat... I got the GX7 back in October because so much fuss was made about how good the sensor was and since one of my main concerns with the Lumix MFT system to-date has been the quality of their sensors (high ISO, noise, dynamic range). For the past two years, I worked mostly with two GX1’s, which I loved for their handling, compactness, good feature set and ...

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RogerCooke
 

This is it, the (almost) perfect m43 camera. I most appreciate the focus peakng and ibis. This lets me use my old favorite minolta and contax primes. However, 125 and longer is difficult to focus, as the viewfinder is not stabilized. Ive had the GX7 since September 2013 and used it quite a lot. Its all round excellent, and even for a decent price.  One piece of advice, don't buy cheap adaptors. My minolta 50mm 1.4 was disappointing with the fotodiox adapter, but with the metabones (~$100) it ...

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larsbc

I've had the GX7 for over a month now. My camera experience includes long term use of a Nikon D300, D60, D200, D90, D70, Sony RX100 II, Panasonic LX3, LX5, Canon G11, and Panasonic G1 and GH2. I've been a photography enthusiast since the late '70's. Some cameras really thrilled me when I first got them; Nikon D70, D200, D300, Panasonic LX3, Panasonic GH2, Sony RX100 II. The first day I got my GX7, I wasn't exactly overwhelmed. Functionally, it was very similar to my GH2, but arranged ...

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