GX7 Hands on

Started Aug 6, 2013 | Discussions thread
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GX7 Hands on

Hey M43 shooters! I wanted to write up a quick hands on for DPreview fans as I finish up my review for Small Camera Big Picture which is due out later this week.

I've had the pleasure of getting my mitts on the GX7 and gotta say its IS as awesome as I thought it would be.

The body I got was not final so I'm not going to dig into IQ but I can tell you that even with the prototype I have it's every bit as good as my GH3 if not more so. The GX7 is a killer street shooter.

The body has a nice heft to it - it's a bit lighter that the GH3, thinner and smaller overall. The grip is nice and sticky and I don't have an issue holding it with my man hands.

The LVF is gigantic, clear and the color is dead on. This is the best LVF I've seen on any Lumix camera, probably the best in the M43 world and possibly the finest of any camera. It's at least on par with the Sony A99.

The main control dials are made from sold pieces of aluminum and you can feel it. I think they are laser cut so the edges are quite grippy.

Meun is very similar to the GH3 but there are a few pleasant surprises which I'll cover on SCBP. I've not had enough time to test out the IBIS in depth but that's coming today.

If you circle me on G+ I have loads of other photos coming today and will have more on Instagram as I get more time with the GX7.

Also if you are in the US I'm doing a photo tour and will be bringing a finished GX7 with me on the trip. I'll be posting event dates on SCBP this week.

Also please understand if I don't respond to comments quickly. I'm shooting a couple jobs this week and just moved from Miami to Austin, TX. If you're in the area I'll be at Precision Camera doing a hands on soon!

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Giulio Sciorio
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