Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Mirrorless Digital Camera Kit with Lumix G Vario 14-42mm/F3.5-5.6 Lens, Silver

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PANASONIC DMC-GX7 SILVER KIT W/14-42MM

What should you expect out of an all-in-one creative camera package? We don’t have enough space to explain it to you, so we might as well show you: you should expect the PANASONIC DMC-GX7 SILVER KIT W/14-42MM, a veritable start-up kit for all of your creative photography impulses.

Product Highlights

  • Fast shutter speed with all of the LUMIX lenses from Panasonic ensure that your Panasonic DMC-GX7 will offer crisp, clear photographs that look above and beyond what any amateur can usually hope to accomplish.
  • Picture quality and video quality is second to none here, thanks to a 16.00-Megapixel Digital Live MOS sensor that will give you high sensitivity and resolution with the lowest amount of noise.
  • The tiltable viewfinder gives you more flexibility in image selection—and it doesn’t hurt that the 3” LCD screen is accurate with both colors and framing.

Want a camera that is less a camera and more paintbrush? Then the Panasonic DMC-GX7 should be your go-to creative outlet.



Learn about the PANASONIC DMC-GX7 SILVER KIT W/14-42MM

The start-up kit. It might work in some cases, and not in others: consider how effective a start-up magic kit might be as opposed to a start-up filmmaking kit. It’s easier to pull off a magic trick than a full-length movie. Despite whether you’re talking about art or science, it’s hard to see how one could simply “start-up” with one single purchase. And then you meet the PANASONIC DMC-GX7 SILVER KIT W/14-42MM, and it all starts to make sense.

The Panasonic DMC-GX7 is something special, in that it gives you everything you need to craft a more artistic style to your photography, whether you’re an amateur or a professional. Featuring everything from tilt-able live viewfinding to seamless 16MP photos and full HD video, this camera is less a camera than it is an “artistic photography start-up kit.” And while that phrase may not have made sense five minutes ago, it’s about to.



  • Viewfinding with a vengeance. Good viewfinding isn’t just about having a neat little screen that makes you look more professional. It’s about setting the stage for your artistic vision—in practical terms. The Panasonic DMC-GX7 offers it thanks to a LUMIX GX7 integrated with a 90-degree tilt-able live view finder. This gives you everything you need to gauge everything from framing to colors, thanks to the 100% color reproduction. Even the GX7 body only option would offer this stunning feature.
  • We at Adorama like creative control, which means that we really like the fact that Panasonic DMC-GX7 features some 22 effects, with creative panorama. This means you can do some amazing things with your camera that you might not have been able to do with other camera purchases in the past, whether it’s overlaying on the previous picture or capturing your image and instantly working on the panoramic filter effects. Spiffy.
  • Stabilization is key when you’re talking about a camera this precise. The in-camera stabilization works as a sort of built-in tripod, allowing you to build all sorts of images without having to worry about the quality of your hand stability. This gives you a more professional look instantly, and allows you some more freedom when it comes to shot selection.
  • Focus accuracy. A good autofocus—or even a manual focus—should be precise. That’s what you’ll get here, with the LUMIX GX7 incorporating focus peaking that shows each focus peak. This allows you to choose a magnification that best suits your artistic purposes.
  • Lenses, lenses, lenses. The LUMIX GX7 is very fast, with a maximum 1/8000 shutter speed. But every Panasonic LUMIX lens is designed for DSLM cameras and utilizing their digital nature to take high-speed shots. Feel free to go crazy on the lenses; we won’t stop you.

There’s no accounting for creativity, but if you want an instrument that fosters your artistic side, the PANASONIC DMC-GX7 SILVER KIT W/14-42MM is likely one of the best bets you’ll find here at Adorama. Note: compare it to the Panasonic DMC -fz47 Lumix for an even better sense of context.

 



From the Manufacturer
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.

The Panasonic DMC-GX7 is commonly used for Family photos, Landscape/scenery, Travel, Video and more.The Panasonic DMC-GX7 is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Photo enthusiast among others.The Panasonic DMC-GX7 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Panasonic DMC-GX7: Compact, Easy to use, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Good image quality, Good in low light, Image stabilization and Large clear LCD

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Fast / accurate auto-focus (11),Good image quality (11),Easy to use (9),Large clear LCD (9),Good in low light (8),Compact (7),Image stabilization (7),Nice body color (5),Short lag time (5),Zoom range/performance (3)
Best Uses:
Family photos (10),Landscape/scenery (10),Travel (10),Video (8),Wildlife (6),Low light (5),Sports/action (4),Weddings (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (9)

Panasonic DMC-GX7 Features

  • Tilt-able Live View Finder with Field Sequential Color Accuracy
  • Seamless 16MP Photos and Full HD Video 1080/60p
  • Find Your Inner Artist Using Creative Control with 22 Effects and Creative Panorama
  • In-Camera Stabilization for Non-Stabilized Lenses
  • Focus Accuracy with Focus Peaking and Magnification Windows
  • Share Instantly with Wi-Fi and One-Touch Device Connection with NFC
  • Expand Your Creativity with a Full Line-Up of Lenses
  • Discover Ultimate Picture Quality
  • Touch Enabled 3.0" Tilt-able LCD
  • Light Weight, Durable Magnesium Alloy Body
  • Precise Focusing with Contrast AF System
  • Premium Body Design with Precision Quality

Panasonic DMC-GX7 Specifications

System
Type: Digital Single Lens Mirrorless camera
Recording Media: SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card
(Compatible with UHS-I standard SDHC / SDXC Memory Cards)
Image Sensor Size: 17.3 x 13.0mm (in 4:3 aspect ratio)
Lens Mount: Micro Four Thirds mount
Lens Mount
Micro Four Thirds
Camera Format
Micro Four Thirds (2x Crop Factor)
Image Sensor
Type: Live MOS Sensor (17.3 x 13 mm)
Total Pixels: 16.84 Megapixels
Camera Effective Pixels: 16.00 Megapixels
Color Filter: Primary color filter
Dust Reduction System: Supersonic wave filter
Image Sensor Shift Type
Recording
Still Image: JPEG (DCF, Exif 2.3), RAW
MPO (When attaching 3D lens in Micro Four Thirds System standard)
Motion Image: AVCHD (Audio format: Dolby Digital 2ch) / MP4 (Audio format AAC 2ch)
Aspect Ratio: 4:3, 3:2, 16:9, 1:1
Image Quality: RAW, RAW+Fine, RAW+Standard, Fine, Standard MPO+Fine, MPO+Standard (When attaching 3D lens in Micro Four Thirds System standard) Color Space: sRGB, Adobe RGB
Still Image Res 4:3
4592x3448(L) / 3232x2424(M) / 2272?1704(S) / 1824x1368(When attaching 3D lens in Micro Four Third System standard)
Still Image Res 3:2
4592x3064(L) / 3232?2160(M) / 2272?1520(S) / 1824x1216(When attaching 3D lens in Micro Four Third System standard)
Still Image Res 16:9
4592x2584(L) / 3232?1824(M) / 1920x1080(S) / 1824x1024(When attaching 3D lens in Micro Four Third System standard)
Still Image Res 1:1
3424?3424(L) / 2416x2416(M) / 1712?1712(S) / 1712x1712(When attaching 3D lens in Micro Four Third System standard)
MP4
NTSC:
[Full HD] 1,920 x 1,080 (sensor output is 30p)
[HD] 1,280 x 720 (sensor output is 30p)
[VGA] 640 x 480 (sensor output is 30p)

MP4 PAL:
[Full HD] 1,920 x 1,080 (sensor output is 25p)
[HD] 1,280 x 720 (sensor output is 25p)
[VGA] 640 x 480 (sensor output is 25p)
AVCHD NTSC
NTSC:
[Full HD] 1,920 x 1,080, 60p (sensor output is 60p) (PSH: 28 Mbps)
[Full HD] 1,920 x 1,080, 60i (sensor output is 60p) (FSH: 17 Mbps)
[Full HD] 1,920 x 1,080, 30p (sensor output is 60p) (FPH: 17 Mbps)
[HD] 1,280 x 720, 60p (sensor output is 60p) (SH: 17 Mbps)
Recordable Time
Continuous: AVCHD with picture quality set to [FSH]: Approx. 140 min with H-FS014042 / Approx. 150 min with H-PS14042 or H-FS45150

Actual: AVCHD with picture quality set to [FSH]: Approx. 70 min with H-FS014042 / Approx. 75 min with H-PS14042 or H-FS45150
WiFi FUNTION
WiFi: IEEE 802.11b/g/n, 2412MHz - 2462MHz (11ch), Wi-Fi / WPA / WPA2, Infrastructure mode
NFC: ISO IEC 18092, NFC-F(Passive Mode)
Viewfinder
Type: Live View Finder (2,764,800 dots equivalent)
Field of View:L Approx.
100% Tilting: Yes
Magnification: Approx. 1.4x / 0.7x (35 mm camera equivalent) with 50 mm lens at infinity; -1.0 m-1
Eye Point: Approx. 17.5 mm from eyepiece lens
Diopter Adjustment: -4.0 - +3.0 (dpt)
Eye Sensor: Yes
Eye Sensor Adjustment: High / Low
Focus
Type: Contrast AF system Focus Mode: AFS (Single) / AFF (Flexible) / AFC (Continuous) / MF AF Mode: Face detection / AF Tracking / 23-area-focusing / 1-area-focusing / Pinpoint
AF Detective Range: EV 0 - 18 (ISO100 equivalent)
AF Lock: Set the Fn button in custom menu to AF lock
Others: Quick AF, Continuous AF (during motion image recording), AF+MF, Eye Sensor AF, Touch AF, Touch Pad AF, Touch shutter, Touch MF Assist
Exposure Control
Light Metering System: 1728-zone multi-pattern sensing system
Light Metering Mode: Multiple / Center Weighted / Spot
Metering Range: EV 0 - 18 (F2.0 lens, ISO100 equivalent) Exposure Mode: Program AE / Aperture Priority AE / Shutter Priority AE / Manual
ISO Sensitivity: Auto / Intelligent ISO / 160 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / 6400 / 12800 / 25600 (Standard Output Sensitivity): (Changeable to 1/3 EV step)
Exposure cont.
Exposure Compensation: 1/3 EV Step, ±5 EV
AE Lock: Set the Fn button in custom menu to AE lock
AE Bracket: 3, 5, 7 frames, in 1/3, 2/3 or 1 EV Step, ±3 EV
White Balance
White Balance: Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Incandescent / Flash / White Set 1, 2 / Color temperature setting
White Balance Adjustment: Blue/amber bias, Magenta/green bias
Color Temperature Setting: 2,500 K - 10,000 K in 100 K
White Balance Bracket: 3 exposures in blue/amber axis or in magenta/green axis
Shutter
Type: Focal-plane shutter
Shutter Speed: Still Images: Bulb (Max. 120 seconds), 1/8,000 - 60
Motion Images: 1/16000 - 1/25 (NTSC area/PAL area)
Scene Guide Still
Clear Portrait / Silky Skin / Backlit Softness / Clear in Backlight / Relaxing Tone / Sweet Child's Face / Distinct Scenery / Bright Blue Sky / Romantic Sunset Glow / Vivid Sunset Glow / Glistening Water / Clear Nightscape / Cool Night Sky / Warm Glowing Nightscape / Artistic Nightscape / Glittering Illuminations / Clear Night Portrait / Soft Image of a Flower / Appetizing Food / Cute Dessert / Freeze Animal Motion / Clear Sports Shot / Monochrome
Scene Guide Motion
Clear Portrait / Silky Skin / Backlit Softness / Clear in Backlight / Relaxing Tone / Sweet Child's Face / Distinct Scenery / Bright Blue Sky / Romantic Sunset Glow / Vivid Sunset Glow / Clear Nightscape / Cool Night Sky / Warm Glowing Nightscape / Artistic Nightscape / Clear Night Portrait / Appetizing Food / Cute Dessert / Freeze Animal Motion / Clear Sports Shot / Monochrome
Burst
Mechanical Shutter - H: 5.0 frames/sec(with AFS), 4.3 frames/sec(with AFC, In 1-area-focusing AF mode), M: 4.0 frames/sec with Live View, L: 2.0 frames/sec with Live View
Electronic Shutter - SH: 40.0 frames/sec, H: 10.0 frames/sec, M: 4.0 frames/sec with Live View, L: 2.0 frames/sec with Live View"
Built in Flash
Type: TTL Built-in Flash, GN7.0 equivalent (ISO 200 ?m), GN5.0 equivalent (ISO 100m) Built-in Pop-up
Flash Mode: Auto, Auto / Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On / Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync., Slow Sync. / Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off
Synchronization Speed: Less than 1/320 second (Built-in Flash) / Less than 1/250 second (External Flash)
Flash synchronization: 1st. Curtain Sync, 2nd Curtain Sync.
LCD Monitor
Type: Tilt Static LCD with Touch Monitor
Monitor size: 3.0inch (7.5cm)/ 3:2 Aspect / Wide-viewing angle

Pixels: Approx. 1040K dots
Field of view: Approx. 100%
Monitor adjustment: Brightness, Contrast and Saturation, Red tint, Blue tint
Live View Digital Zoom
2x, 4x
Live View Extra Tele Conversion
Still image: Max.2x (Aspect ratio sets at 4:3. Not effective with L size recording. Magnification ratio depends on the recording pixels and aspect ratio.)
Motion image: 2.4x (FHD/60p, FHD/60i, FHD/30p, FHD/24p in NTSC area / FHD/50p, FHD/50i, FHD/25p, FHD/24p in PAL area), 3.6x (HD/60p, HD/30p in NTSC area / HD/50p, HD/25p in PAL area), 4.8x (VGA/30p in NTSC area / VGA/25p in PAL area)
Live View Other functions
Guide Lines (3 patterns)
Real-time Histogram
Level Gauge
Yes (Built-in 3 shaft accelerometer sensor)
Direction Detection
Yes
Function Buttons
WiFi / Q.MENU / LVF/Monitor Switch / AF/AE LOCK / AF-ON / One Push AE / Touch AE/ Preview / Level Gauge / Focus Area Set / Zoom Control / Photo Style / Aspect Ratio / Picture Size / Quality / Metering Mode / Highligt Shadow / i.Dynamic / i.Resolution / HDR / Electronic Shutter / Flash Mode / Ex. Tele Conv. / DigitalZoom / Stabilizer / Sensitivity / White Balance / AF Mode / Drive Mode / Restore to Default / Motion Pic. Set / Picture Mode / Silent Mode / AFS/AFF/AFC / Peaking / Histogram
Function Lever
No
Still Image Control
Expressive / Retro / Old Days / High Key / Low Key / Sepia / Monochrome / Dynamic Monochrome / Rough Monochrome / Silky Monochrome / Impressive Art / HighDynamic / Cross Process / Toy Effect / Toy POP / Bleach Bypass / Miniature Effect / Soft Focus / Fantasy / Star Filter / One Point Color / Sun Shine
Motion Image Control
Expressive / Retro / Old Days / High Key / Low Key / Sepia / Monochrome / Dynamic Monochrome / Impressive Art / High Dynamic / Cross Process / Toy Effect / Toy POP / Bleach Bypass / Miniature Effect / Fantasy / One Point Color
Playback Mode
Normal playback, 30-thumbnail display, 12-thumbnail display, Calendar display, Zoomed playback (Max. 16x), Slideshow (duration & effect is selectable), Playback Mode (Normal / Picture / Video / 3D Play / Category / Favorite), Title Edit, Text Stamp, Video Divide, Resize, Cropping, Rotate, Favorite, DPOF Print Set, Protect, Face Recognition Edit
Image Protection
Protection: Single / Multi, Cancel
Erase: Single / Multi / All / Except Favorite
Direct Print
PictBridge compatible
USB
USB 2.0 High Speed
HDMI
miniHDMI TypeC / VIERA Link
Video: Auto / 1080p / 1080i / 720p / 480p (576p in PAL system)
Audio: Stereo
Audio Video Output
Monaural Type, NTSC/PAL, NTSC only for North America
Microphone
Stereo
OSD Language
English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Russian, Chinese (Traditional), Chinese (Simplified), Dutch, Thai, Korean, Turkish, Portuguese, Arabic, Persian, Japanese, Swedish, Danish, Finnish, Greek, Vietnamese
Battery
Li-ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 1,200mAh) (Included) Battery Charger
Battery Life
Approx. 320 images with H-FS014042
Approx. 350 images with H-PS14042 or H-FS45150
Environment
Operating Temperature: 0 °C to 40 °C (32 °F to 104 °F)
Operating Humidity: 10%RH to 80%RH
Software
PHOTOfunSTUDIO 9.2 PE (Windows XP/Vista/7/8)
SILKYPIX® Developer Studio 3.1 SE (Windows XP/Vista/7/8, Mac OS X v10.4/v10.5/v10.6/v10.7/v10.8)
LoiLoScope 30 day full trial version (Windows XP/Vista/7/8)"
Dimensions WxHxD
122.60x 70.7 x 54.6 mm / 4.83 x 2.78 x 2.15 inch
Weight
Approx. 402g / 0.89 lb SD card, Battery, Body)
Approx. 360g / 0.79 lb Body only)
Approx. 489g / 1.08 lb SD card, Battery, H-H020A lens included
Approx. 512g / 1.13 lb (SD card, Battery, H-FS1442A lens included)

Panasonic DMC-GX7 Reviews

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4.5

(based on 13 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Excellent camera

I've had this camera for 24 hours now and have been using it non-stop. Let me start off by saying that this doesn't replace my GH3. The GH3 still has a few big advantages: much better batter life, more flexible LCD display, better video compression, and a much more solid and tough body. Having said that, this is a fantastic little camera. The new sensor does give me better stills, although I mainly use this for video. And the low light performance for both video and pictures is a bit of an im...

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I've had this camera for 24 hours now and have been using it non-stop. Let me start off by saying that this doesn't replace my GH3. The GH3 still has a few big advantages: much better batter life, more flexible LCD display, better video compression, and a much more solid and tough body. Having said that, this is a fantastic little camera. The new sensor does give me better stills, although I mainly use this for video. And the low light performance for both video and pictures is a bit of an improvement over the GH3. The LCD displace is much sharper and the focus peaking is great which is something I was really hoping they would add to the GH3. Overall, the images and video that come off this very compact camera are fantastic and I'm even impressed with the stock lens. The focusing is quite fast too.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Disappointed

The HDR function is nice, and the manual focus peaking comes in handy. However, the lens issues have been a serious problem. The diaphragm is not circular, but is an egg / trapezoid shape. Getting anything useful out of the Panasonic service department has been impossible. Panasonic needs to get a real service department and a quality control department. I could not recommend this camera to anyone else. I am extremely disappointed.

Reviewed by 13 customers

 
4.0

One of the Best

By

from Northern Georgia, USA  -  Photo Enthusiast

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.

 
5.0

Great images anywhere

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from Sao Paulo, Brazil  -  Photo Enthusiast

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!

 
5.0

Excellent Camera! Great Quality!

By

from San Ysidro CA  -  Photo Enthusiast

Excellent Camera! Great Quality! Great Photos RAW and JPGs Great HD Video

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

The Future of Photography

By

from atlanta ga.  -  Pro Photographer

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.

 
5.0

Glad to be back with Panasonic

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from Owings Mills, MD  -  Photo Enthusiast

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.

 
4.0

I'm Impressed

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from Coos Bay, OR  -  Photo Enthusiast

This camera focused quickly and easily. Takes great photos. Low light was super fast and without all the fuss of repetitive effort at getting a focus. Rarely need flash. It holds steady even dark nights photographing lights, hand held with little or no blur. I am quite amazed at how fast, slick, and quick this little camera is. It takes my Olympus lenses without a hitch. My only gripe is the buttons on the back. Sometimes I have to hold the camera one handed and the grip is fine but the palm of my hand inadvertently rests on the buttons and selects them messing up my shot since it will sometimes stop the shot for menu choices, etc. Very frustrating. Other than that, so far, so good and I'd rather have this little great camera than any other I've seen.

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5.0

A professional lightweight camera

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from Salt Lake City, UT  -  Semi-pro Photographer

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.

 
5.0

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7

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from Minneapolis MN  -  Photo Enthusiast

A fabulous little device! I had read various reviews of this product before buying it and I found none of the negative comments to be valid. The tiltable viewfinder is perfect for macro shots of insects. The controls are well thought out, conveniently located, and often customizable. It would have been nice if the LCD screen had a greater range of positions, but for my purposes that's not an issue. I almost always use the EVF which is bright and clear. That it can be tilted is a stroke of genius! Image quality is excellent. It captures RAW + jpegs very quickly. It feels nice and solid and is easy to hold. All around, I'd give it the highest rating I could.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

bokeh isn't bad

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from midwest  -  Photo Enthusiast

This camera has decent bokeh. The attached pic is a flower taken with the stock lens. I also have the 25/1.4 Summilux lens and it is, obviously, even better. So don't be too worried if you hear that M4/3 cameras don't have bokeh. Maybe not as good as a monster DSLR, but good enough for most folks. I've had a few pics come in with poor exposure when using auto mode. However, most pics I shoot are in manual mode, and I have not been disappointed in the image quality of those pics. This is a great camera if you like shooting in manual mode. With a pancake lens, it will easily fit in a jacket pocket.

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5.0

Valued addition

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from Georgia  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I've had this camera for about a month now. So far I haven't had any problems with it. The focus assist threw me off, until I read the manual. I prefer not to use it. I use multiple lenses on this camera (Leica-R, Nikon, Contax and Panasonic. There have been times that the images seem better than my GH3 camera's images. I use the GX7 as a second camera to my Panasonic GH3. It's almost like using the rangefinder Leicas. I really enjoy using this camera. I am a retired cameraman and this camera is much better than lugging around the big movie cameras. The most important thing is the excellent quality of the images.

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Shopper  can this camera be used with an external monitor?
FRANCIS K  The camera comes with a USB cable, which is really only good for transferring pictures, as the computer recognizes it as external storage (I normally use a USB3 SD card reader for the purpose of file transfer as it's much faster). I did connect the camera to a TV via an HDMI cable, and this allows playback (and playback menu) on the monitor (TV), but when in recording (picture-taking) mode, there is no display on the monitor. I also connected a composite cable (from Pentax) to the USB port on the camera and same story, it displayed playback output to the monitor (although in a 4:3 format), but no display in recording mode. I did wirelessly connect the camera to my Nexus 7 tablet using NFC and Panasonic's Image App. That process does allow you to monitor the camera and take pictures with the camera wirelessly and remotely (although I did lose signal after about twenty feet distance and around a corner). You can also view pics on the tablet and save pics to the tablet, although that process is a bit laborious - hopefully Panasonic will make it more useful in a future update. Unfortunately, I cannot use my phone with the app as it is a BB10 device and Panasonic has not ported the app to that OS, nor have they allowed third-party porting/sideloading, that I am aware of. There is also a port on the camera for wired remote. I have not used this feature.
wai l  is it include internal flash or either flash with the kit? if not , which flash would be right for it?
JAMES V  i never actually received it to test it out but it does have an internal flash. I suppose an external flash would be a great benefit if it came with one, but i dont know how well the flash is on this device is. my guess is it would just be so so.
Shopper  Does it come with worldwide warranty?
Andrew R  Unfortunately the warranty period and coverage have not been specified in the currently available literature. Bear in mind that this camera has not been released, some details may not be available until this unit becomes available from the manufacturer.
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