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The Panasonic GX7 with 14-42mm lens is aimed at the enthusiast photographer & is Panasonic’s latest addition to its G-series line-up of intuitive compact system cameras.The GX7 features a 16.0-megapixel Live MOS sensor, a newly designed Venus Engine 8 processor, a neat pop-up flash and built-in Wi-Fi & NFC (Near Field Communication) connectivity. Compose shots the way you like, the GX7 offers a 90-degree tiltable Electronic Viewfinder and a 3.0” tiltable LCD touch screen, both of which offer approximately 100% field of view. With the Wi-Fi & NFC technology, you can connect the camera to your smartphone/tablet anywhere with one-touch, which makes sharing images much easier. The LUMIX DMC-GX7 is an advanced ‘take anywhere’ camera with all the functionality & manual control you get from a DSLR, with the additional benefit of an array of lightweight Micro Four Thirds lenses to compliment your shooting style. More
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Ultimate Picture Quality
The DMC-GX7 realizes high-quality image recording with real-to-life details through excellent resolution image rendering and color reproduction. Panasonic developed new 16.00-megapixel Digital Live MOS Sensor that achieves both higher resolution and higher sensitivity image recording with less noise in comparison with the predecessor DMC-GX1. The Venus Engine features its advanced noise reduction systems which make it possible to remove large block of noise which was formally hard to detect and helps produce clear, smooth image especially for the nighttime scenery. The combination of the new Live MOS Sensor and the Venus Engine achieves max. ISO25600.
2764K-dot Equivalent High Resoultion Tiltable Live Viewfinder
The newly integrated 90-degree tiltable LVF (Live View Finder) boasts 2764K-dot equiv. high resolution for more free composition and higher visibility. The LVF of the DMC-GX7 uses a display device based on the field sequential system to achieve a high color reproduction of approximately 100%* using AdobeRGB as a reference. By more faithfully reproducing the primary colors, it is able to display beautiful hues that are extremely close to nature, such as deep red roses, vibrant hibiscuses, and ripe, colorful fruit. For this viewfinder, Eyecup DMW-EC1 made of elastic material is sold separately to enhance comfort in viewing either with naked eye or with glasses.
Fast and Accurate Light Speed AF
The LUMIX G adopts Contrast AF for its focus system. Compared with the Phase difference system AF, the Contrast AF boasts higher accuracy especially in shooting with bright lens with small F value. The DMC-GX7 also features high-speed Light Speed AF, making it possible to capture even the fast-moving subject clearly. The camera and the lens exchange the digital signal at max. 240 fps to minimize the time to focus.
Change the Lenses - Image Stabiliser in Camera Body
Panasonic has been integrating POWER O.I.S. / MEGA O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabiliser) in the digital interchangeable lenses to suppress blur caused by hand-shake. To further enhance usability, the DMC-GX7 incorporates Optical Image Stabiliser in the camera body which works as effectively as the MEGA O.I.S. for the first time in LUMIX DSLM cameras. Not only the digital interchangeable lenses without image stabiliser but also classic lenses can be mounted to enjoy blur-free photography.
1920 x 1080p Full-HD Video Recording in AVCHD and MP4
The DMC-GX7 also features full HD 1920 x 1080, 60p (60 Hz) / 50p (50 Hz) smooth, high quality video recording in AVCHD Progressive and MP4 with stereo sound. The practical full-time AF and tracking AF is available in video recording, too. The cinema-like 24p video with the bit rate of max. 24 Mbps or P/A/S/M mode provide richly expressive afterimage with overwhelming image quality. The motion picture quality is greatly improved thanks to the new Digital Live MOS Sensor, too.
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Pleased with Panasonic GX7
About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Comments about Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GX7 Digital Camera with 14-42mm Lens - Silver:
I've been using Canon gear for decades, main camera just now is the 650d but wanted something smaller and lighter for travel and everyday usage. Also, I enjoy snapping my young grandchildren. I found the results with the Canon G11 which I had bought for that purpose were very hit and miss, mainly miss! By the time the camera had focused and fired the kids had turned away. Last year I bought the Canon G1x expecting faster focusing and less shutter lag but for quick moving subjects it was only marginally better. I decided about one month ago to buy the Panasonic GX7 and I have not regretted my decision. It came with a kit zoom (14-42 I think) but I was also within the time frame for Panaasonic's free lens promotion so I also got the 20mm f1.7. So far I have been very pleased with the camera. It is much more responsive than the Canon quality compacts. The 40 frames per second is amazing for capturing the kids playing, eg. Yesterday sliding down a Shute into a paddling pool, the video is great and the controls, once you are accustomed to them, are very good and tactile. Also the EVF is a big improvement on the tiny ones on the Canon compacts. I am still learning what this camera can do. Image quality I would put on a par with the Canon 650d. The only area where I have been a little disappointed is in the flash performance with the matching mid-range Panasonic flash I bought to go with camera. It's better/quicker than the equivalent Canon G1x/Canon flash pairing but a little less pleasing than against the Canon 650d/Canon flash combination - a little flatter, less saturated results (when the flash is bounced for informal people pictures). My overall assessment is that the Pansonic GX7 is an excellent camera. Recommended!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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