Panasonic LUMIX GX7 Brief Review

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Specifications

  • 16 megapixel Micro Four Thirds sensor
  • Tiltable live view finder (LVF) and monitor
  • Full HD Video1080/60p
  • Compact, flat design
  • Creative control with 22 filter effects
  • Wi-Fi and NFC (Near Field Communication)
  • Manual modes
  • RAW
  • Max. shutter speed 1/8000
  • Contrast and high speed autofocus system
  • Magnesium alloy frame
  • 5 fps with autofocus
  • Release Date: 2013-09-27
  • Final Grade: 96 4.8 Star Rating: Recommended

4.8 Star Rating: Recommended
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Panasonic LUMIX GX7
16 megapixel Micro Four Thirds sensor; Tiltable live view finder (LVF) and monitor; Full HD Video1080/60p; Compact, flat design; Creative control with 22 filter effects; Wi-Fi and NFC (Near Field Communication); Manual modes; RAW; Max. shutter speed 1/8000; Contrast and high speed autofocus system; Magnesium alloy frame; 5 fps with autofocus
By , Last updated on: 6/21/2014

Dubbed a "street camera" by Panasonic, the GX-7 is a sleek Micro-Four Thirds mirrorless model with plenty of creative control all wrapped up in a retro styled body. An upgrade to the 2011 GX-1, the GX-7 has the same size sensor, but through an upgrade to the photodiodes within the sensor, is said to achieve better saturation and reduced noise. With a built in tiltable viewfinder and LCD screen, the GX-7 is versatile. Video can be taken in full 1080p HD at 24 Mbps using tracking focus and P/A/S/M modes. Panasonic also upgraded with an in-camera stabilization system for use with lenses without a stabilization system. Extra features include wi-fi and Near Field Communication, 22 filter effects, focus peaking and a 3" touchscreen. The kit includes a 14-42 mm lens.

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