Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7

Released September, 2013
  • 16 MP
  • Four Thirds 17.3 x 13 mm LiveMOS
  • 3" LCD
Dynamic Monochrome mode is a great choice for some subjects, but as with all 22 Creative Control modes it can be used when shooting raw and JPEG shots so if you don' like the result you still have a full-colour file to work with.
by TechRadar (Aug, 2013)
8.9 Out of 10

Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7

Image Quality

RAW image quality independent of lens

Lumix DMC-GX7
8.5
OM-D E-M5
8.8
DxOMark Low light, DxOMark Color depth and DxOMark Dynamic range

Focusing

How fast and easily does the camera nail focus

Lumix DMC-GX7
8.0
OM-D E-M5
7.1
Focus lag and focus points

Responsiveness

How much delay is there between you and your photo?

Lumix DMC-GX7
9.3
OM-D E-M5
8.7
Focus lag, continuous shooting and Startup delay

Reviews

What do the experts think?

Lumix DMC-GX7
9.1
OM-D E-M5
9.4
Reviews from 43rumors.com, dpreview.com, 1001noisycameras.com, techradar.com and 3 more

8.9

Camera Rocket Score

Image Quality, Focusing, Responsiveness and Reviews

Lumix DMC-GX7
8.9
OM-D E-M5
8.9

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7

Low light image quality Highest ISO setting that still achieves great image quality

Lumix DMC-GX7
718 ISO
Alpha A6000
1,347 ISO
Alpha NEX-6
1,018 ISO

Focus lag Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Lumix DMC-GX7
192 ms
OM-D E-M5
277 ms
Lumix DMC-GF6
267 ms

Shutter lag Delay to take a photo when prefocused

Lumix DMC-GX7
81 ms
Alpha A6000
22 ms
Alpha NEX-6
23 ms

Startup delay Delay from power on to first photo

Lumix DMC-GX7
900 ms
Alpha NEX-6
2,000 ms
OM-D E-M5
1,100 ms

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Lumix DMC-GX7
5 fps
Alpha A6000
11 fps
Alpha NEX-6
10 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

Lumix DMC-GX7
320 photos
OM-D E-M5
500 photos
Alpha A6000
420 photos

Photo Gallery Wallpaper quality closeups of the camera

Reviews Word on the street for the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7


7.9

8.5
Despite the bright light shining directly into the lens, the Panasonic GX7 managed to focus on the subject and produce a good exposure.

Overall

8.2 Out of 10

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Lens

Depth of field can be controlled nicely, especially when using Panasonic's updated 20mm f/1.7 lens.
by TechRadar (Aug, 2013)
It even managed to produce a correctly exposed subject when powerful stage lights were shining directly into the lens.
by TechRadar (Aug, 2013)
In fairness this is an extreme test that would challenge many DSLRs, and it's the type of situation where photographers would use top-end DSLRs with fast, high quality lenses.
by TechRadar (Aug, 2013)

Sensor

Noise is controlled well up to about ISO 6400, although speckling starts to become noticeable in images viewed at 100% from around ISO 800.
by TechRadar (Aug, 2013)
According to Panasonic this EVF's colour reproduction is a close match for the Adobe RGB colour space, so it should replicate what the sensor captures pretty accurately.
by TechRadar (Aug, 2013)
These can be used when shooting raw and JPEG images, and, although there's full control over exposure, it's possible to adjust aperture and exposure compensation.
by TechRadar (Aug, 2013)

Screen

Its video-relevant specs look especially good, with the binning promising better-than-average quality, the tilting EVF offering extra shooting flexibility, and the low-reflectance LCD potentially improving usability.
by c|net (Jul, 2013)
The screen's touch control provides a quick way of navigating through menus, making settings selections and adjustments and scrolling through images in review mode and zooming in and out to check details.
by TechRadar (Aug, 2013)
A bright subject in a bright blue sky, but no exposure compensation was required for this.
by TechRadar (Aug, 2013)

Viewfinder

The most significant of these for many photographers is likely to be the addition of an electronic viewfinder.
by TechRadar (Aug, 2013)
One issue is that despite turning the auto review off, the image is fractionally frozen in the viewfinder, and this can make it hard to follow a fast moving subject.
by TechRadar (Aug, 2013)
The viewfinder's refresh rate also needs to be improved to make it easier to follow moving subject.
by TechRadar (Aug, 2013)

Focus

The AF system performs well, locking onto subjects with consistent accuracy, even when presented with low-contrast and/or low-light scenes.
by TechRadar (Dec, 2011)
This fiddle player was moving quite quickly, but the camera managed to keep up and get her in sharp focus in most shots.
by TechRadar (Aug, 2013)
Panasonic claims its autofocus (AF) system is the fastest in any current CSC - just 0.09 seconds - but the same has been said from several other manufacturers regarding their own models, so we'll reserve judgment until we see some official figures from them all.
by TechRadar (Dec, 2011)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

Type LiveMOS
Megapixels 16 MP
Resolution 4616 x 3464
Size Four Thirds
Area 17.3 x 13 mm
Crop factor 2.1x
Pixel size 14.1 microns
Light sensitivity 200 ISO to 25,600 ISO
Light sensitivity (Boost) 125 ISO to 25,600 ISO
Codecs
  1. RAW
  2. JPEG
Self cleaning sensor Yes

focus system

Type Contrast detection
Focus points 23
Supports continuous Yes

viewfinder

Viewfinder mirror None
Viewfinder Viewfinder
Type Electronic
Coverage 100%
Magnification 1.39x
Viewfinder size 0.67x
Display type LCD
Display resolution 2,764 k dots

performance

Max continuous shooting 5 fps
Battery life 320 photos
Continuous shooting 5 fps
Focus lag 192 ms
Shutter lag 81 ms
Startup delay 900 ms

video

Video 1920 x 1080 @ 60 fps (17 Mbps, Quicktime)
Shoots video in 24p Yes
Shoots high speed video No
External mic jack None
Autofocus while shooting video Contrast detection
Autofocus type Contrast detection
Autofocus supports continuous Yes

display

Type LCD
Size 3"
Resolution 1,040 k dots
Has a touch screen Yes
Has a flip out screen Yes
Supports live view Yes

shutter

Min 60 s
Max 1/8000 s

form factor

Size 123 x 71 x 55 mm
Thickness 55 mm
Weight 402 g
Is weather sealed No

features

Includes a GPS No
Supports HDR Yes
WiFi Yes
Automatic panorama Yes
Image stabilization Sensor shift
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