Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7
|I own it||I want it||I had it|
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 is the latest in the company's line of DSLR-styled mirrorless cameras. It offers a 16MP Four Thirds sensor and a Micro Four Thirds lens mount, and gains 4K video recording. A revamped 4K Photo Mode makes it easier to utilize high resolution video recording for stills shooting. It provides a built-in 2,360k-dot OLED electronic viewfinder alongside a fully articulated 3" 1040k-dot LCD. Wi-Fi is built in, though there's no NFC as provided on the Lumix DMC-G6.
|Body type||SLR-style mirrorless|
|Max resolution||4592 x 3448|
|Effective pixels||16 megapixels|
|Sensor size||Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm)|
|ISO||Auto, 160, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600|
|Lens mount||Micro Four Thirds|
|Focal length mult.||2×|
|Articulated LCD||Fully articulated|
|Max shutter speed||1/4000 sec|
|USB||USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)|
|Weight (inc. batteries)||410 g (0.90 lb / 14.46 oz)|
|Dimensions||125 x 86 x 77 mm (4.92 x 3.39 x 3.03″)|
The Panasonic G7 is an impressive all-rounder, combining solid image quality, impressive autofocus performance and 4K (UHD) capability into a compact body with extensive external controls. Its user interface can be a little unwieldy but has moments of genius in the ability to use the rear screen as a touch pad to set AF point when shooting with the camera to your eye.
Good for: Beginners looking for a camera to grow in to or DSLR owners looking for a smaller, lighter second camera: especially those interesting in shooting video.
Not so good for: Users wanting simplicity from their shooting experience. Photographers obsessed with absolute image quality.
01:07 (6 Jul, 2015)
02:07 (6 Jul, 2015)