Panasonic LUMIX GX7: The Artisan Camera for Your Creative Vision
The Panasonic LUMIX GX7 is a creative DSLM street camera that brings an artisans vision to life. Smaller and sleeker than a DSLR, the LUMIX GX7 delivers the power of exceptional image quality in difficult to shoot street photos and video discreetly. Discover powerful optical quality and viewfinder accuracy, flexibility to control the creative process, and seamlessly switch between photo and video with the LUMIX GX7. The photographic world is at your fingertips when you pair the LUMIX GX7 with the full line-up of LUMIX G/LEICA DG lenses.
Tilt-able Live View Finder with Field Sequential Color Accuracy
The LUMIX GX7 integrates a 90-degree tilt-able LVF (Live View Finder) delivering a new angle of view for flexibility and discretion in composition. The LVF boasts 2764K-dot equivalent high resolution and approximately 100% color reproduction for high visibility under any circumstances. Achieve a high color reproduction* in the display based on the field sequential system.
* Approximately 100%* using Adobe RGB as a reference, CIE 1931 x,y color space.
Seamless 16MP Photos and Full HD Video 1080/60p
The LUMIX GX7 is a hybrid creative camera featuring full-HD 1920 x 1080/60p smooth, high quality video recording in AVCHD Progressive and MP4 format with stereo sound. Full-time AF and tracking AF are also available in cinema-like 24p video with a bit rate of maximum 24 Mbps. 16MP P / A / S / M photo modes are available in video, delivering exceptional professional-like video recording by manually setting aperture and shutter speed.
Find Your Inner Artist Using Creative Control with 22 Effects and Creative Panorama
The popular Creative Control mode performs beautifully with 22 filter effects. You can even adjust the parameter of each filter effect to capture your true artistic vision. With the Creative Panorama function, you can shoot a horizontal/vertical panoramic image with consecutive shots by overlaying the previous picture. The multiple images are stitched together in the camera to create one single-wide image capturing your scene. After you've captured your image, you can get creative with one of the panoramic filter effects.
* For photos only, and some filters cannot be used in Creative Panorama mode
In-Camera Stabilization for Non-Stabilized Lenses
The LUMIX GX7 incorporates an optical image stabilizer-like technology directly in the camera body. This in-camera LUMIX MEGA O.I.S.* technology works as effectively with interchangeable non-optically stabilized lenses, to enjoy blur-free photography.
* Nearly as effective as the LUMIX MEGA O.I.S. in LUMIX DSLM lenses.
Focus Accuracy with Focus Peaking and Magnification Windows
For more precise control over focusing, the LUMIX GX7 incorporates Focus Peaking that shows the peak of focus. The precise area of focus is indicated while viewing the subject in live view. Pin-Point AF allows you to set magnification from 3x to 10x. The One-Shot AF sets the rough focus on the subject where you can then go back to MF to adjust precise focus.
Share Instantly with Wi-Fi and One-Touch Device Connection with NFC
With the Panasonic Image App, you can use a smartphone or tablet to control zoom, set focus, and shoot remote from a distance. The Wi-Fi setup is quick and easy and picture data can be transferred to a designated electronic device right after shooting. You can instantly upload and share your images on a Social Networking Service with your smartphone, and NFC (Near Field Communication) technology connects the camera with a smartphone or tablet by simply bringing them together.
Expand Your Creativity with a Full Line-Up of Lenses
The LUMIX GX7 achieves ultra fast performance with a maximum 1/8000 shutter speed. In-body optical image stabilizer-like image stabilization*, delivers exceptional performance when mounting non-stabilized lenses to the LUMIX GX7. Every Panasonic LUMIX lens is exclusively designed for DSLM cameras taking advantage of digital technologies such as high-precision, high-speed Contrast AF.
* Nearly as effective as the LUMIX MEGA O.I.S. in LUMIX DSLM lenses.
Discover Ultimate Picture Quality
The LUMIX GX7 captures high-quality photos and video with realistic details through exceptional resolution and color reproduction. Panasonic delivers a 16.00-Megapixel Digital Live MOS Sensor that achieves both high resolution and high sensitivity image quality with minimum noise. The Venus Engine features advanced noise reduction systems delivering smooth images especially in low light scenes. The Live MOS Sensor works in concert with the Venus Engine achieving a maximum ISO of 25600.
Touch Enabled 3.0" Tilt-able LCD
Optimized for even sunny, outdoor shooting, the 1040K-dot high-resolution static-type touch monitor delivers approximately 100% field of view and tilts up by 45 degrees and down by 80 degrees. The front panel is directly attached to the In Cell Touch LCD without containing an air layer in-between, resulting in reduced reflection of external light. Combined with increased resolution, the monitor for LUMIX GX7 delivers higher visibility even in sunny outdoor shooting.
Light Weight, Durable Magnesium Alloy Body
Dressed in a magnesium alloy, full die-cast frame, the LUMIX GX7 boasts high durability for any shooting situation. State-of-the-art imaging is delivered in a sophisticated, stylish metal body.
Precise Focusing with Contrast AF System
All LUMIX G cameras boast the sophisticated Contrast AF focus system. Compared with the Phase Difference AF focus system, Contrast AF delivers higher accuracy especially when shooting with a bright lens and a small F-stop. The LUMIX GX7 features quick Light Speed AF, making it possible to capture even the fastest moving subjects clearly.
Premium Body Design with Precision Quality
Separate dials, on the top and back, improve manual shooting performance. The external design of the camera was developed with every detail in mind. LUMIX GX7 offers luxurious comfort in shooting with stunning performance. The LUMIX GX7's 1/8000 shutter speed captures fast moving subjects. Silent Mode switches the shutter from mechanical to electronic, and turns off all sounds and focus lamps for special shooting occasions where you need to be discreet.
Solidly built and a solid performer. The results you get are somewhere between gratifying and stunning, and the MFT system with all its lenses and accessories is a big plus. The menus take some getting used to, but they're pretty logical. I downloaded the full advanced manual and put it on my iPad so I can study it conveniently. I'm very pleased with this DMC-GX7, so who not five stars? They left out the mic input, and I want to make some videos.
If I could give 4.5 I would but I'll rate this 5 as in my opinion this is a bit closer to 5 than 4. First the cons: a bit large, coming from the GF3 felt this difference, one is pocketable, the GX7 only for larger pockets, considering the idea of M4/3 this should be a target everytime. This camera eventually locks on me or take much longer than average time to perform usual operations like reviewing images. Not sure if is something specific about my camera or the GX7 in general, need to do some research... Due to the customization allowed for this camera (a positive for me) is hard to become familiarized with it. Just a matter of practice I know but coming from other friendlier cameras this can be relevant for some. Another one I can think of is the lack of 2nd curtain slow sync in the built-in flash, only slow sync. For those like me who uses the built-in as fill a lot this can be relevant. Last but not least I don't agree with manufacturer decision of intentionally crippling their cameras so it doesn't compete with higher-end models. The GX7 could offer more but it doesn't. I won't get into the details as there are plenty online out there - search for the hacks available for many Lumix models. But the pros are so many! It's my first Wi-fi enabled camera and the main reason I got the GX7, after you get the hang of it it's pretty easy to setup. I prefer using the Wi-fi direct conection as if I'm already connected to a Wi-fi network I won't loose this connection and keep online sharing whatever I want. NFC triggers the usual Wi-fi connection so I keep it deactivated but can be useful for some. Image quality is a step up from older generations like the GF3. I was already happy! The tiltable viewfinder is great contributing better than other cameras to the small form, eletronic shutter even greater, focus peaking allows for easy manual focus shots... The other main reason why I chose this model was the built-in image stabilization. Great! Online reviewers say it's not that great compared with Olympus 5-axis but this one satisfy me. Great purchase, extremely satisfied with it. Recommended!
The GX7 is an amazing camera. from its size to quality of lens, to the shear abilities of the camera itself . It is clearly not ment for novices in photography , if your looking for a point and shoot you really are barking up the wrong tree. This camera is at home in the hands of a Photo Pro as it is the avid Photo traveler. The only reason i did not give it 5 stars was i felt there were some things that Panasonic did not think through , i totally believe they will remedy those in the future. Non of which would impact the average user.
I love this camera. I was using the Olympus OMD and just could never get totally comfortable with the menu and the ergonomics. The GX7 is much more "user friendly" and has excellent IQ. A truly wonderful fun camera. It makes me look for every excuse to take pictures. I have been dealing with Adorama for many years, and as always the order was handled very nicely. I really would like to thank Al Lefko for making it such a pleasure to call Adorama.
I travel a lot and having a light but professional camera is essential. Because of its size it is unobtrusive when photographing or shooting video in places where theft or other issues may arise. It does not look like an expensive camera but the photographs and videos are, in my estimation, equal to the "high end" DSLRs. The stabilization in the camera and lenses are great for capturing spontaneous events. I have yet to find any problems or issues with the functioning of the camera. I would encourage any level of photographer or videographer to purchase this camera.