Summary

Highly Recommended awardThe Lumix G7 is a very capable mid-range camera that should be considered by anyone wanting a step-up from budget models, whether DSLR or mirrorless. It has well thought-out controls, a large and detailed electronic viewfinder and the flexibility of a fully-articulated touch-screen. It's responsive, focusing quickly even in low light and firing-off bursts up to 8fps at the full resolution. It's feature-packed with built-in Wifi, timelapse, silent shooting up to 1/16000, and up to seven-frame bracketing. It's innovative with 4k video allowing you to capture movies with four times the detail of 1080p, and the chance to grab 8 Megapixel photos from footage at 30fps. Plus as a Micro Four Thirds camera, it enjoys access to the broadest range of native mirrorless lenses. In all these respects it takes the baton of the earlier G6 and runs with it, making it one of the best mid-range cameras around, and one which even treads on the toes of higher-end models. Indeed for many, the video capabilities approach that of the flagship GH4, making it an ideal budget option for film-makers or a backup body for B-roll. It's a lot of camera for the money.

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Panasonic Lumix G7 review

Samples

The following images were taken with a Panasonic Lumix G7 fitted with a Lumix G 14-42mm kit zoom lens; there’s also a couple with the 25mm f1.4 and 42.5mm f1.7. The Lumix G7 was set to its best quality Large Fine mode, capturing 16 Megapixel images with Fine compression. Some were captured using the 4K Photo mode and are labeled as such. In each case I used Auto White Balance and the standardPhoto style unless otherwise stated. Image stabilisation was enabled for hand-held shots and disabled for tripod based shots. All of the images below are JPEGs out-of-camera and are available to download in larger or their original formats for analysis. Click on the desired image to access the files at Flickr.

Above: Model:DMC-G7, Shutter speed:1/2000, Aperture:5.6, ISO Sensitivity:200, Focal length:14.0 mm

 

Above: Model:DMC-G7, Shutter speed:1/1600, Aperture:5.6, ISO Sensitivity:200, Focal length:42.0 mm

 

Above: Model:DMC-G7, Shutter speed:1/640, Aperture:10.0, ISO Sensitivity:200, Focal length:14.0 mm

 

Above: Model:DMC-G7, Shutter speed:1/1300, Aperture:5.6, ISO Sensitivity:200, Focal length:22.0 mm

 

Above: Model:DMC-G7, Shutter speed:1/20, Aperture:5.6, ISO Sensitivity:800, Focal length:42.0 mm

 

Above: Model:DMC-G7, Shutter speed:1/60, Aperture:3.5, ISO Sensitivity:1600, Focal length:14.0 mm

 

Above: Model:DMC-G7, Shutter speed:1/80, Aperture:5.6, ISO Sensitivity:1600, Focal length:14.0 mm

 

Above: Model:DMC-G7, Shutter speed:1/125, Aperture:5.6, ISO Sensitivity:400, Focal length:42.0 mm

 

Above: Model:DMC-G7, Shutter speed:1/4000, Aperture:6.3, ISO Sensitivity:800, Focal length:42.0 mm

 

Above: Model:DMC-G7, Shutter speed:1/4000, Aperture:6.3, ISO Sensitivity:800, Focal length:42.0 mm

 

Above: Model:DMC-G7, Shutter speed:1/4000, Aperture:6.3, ISO Sensitivity:800, Focal length:42.0 mm

 

Above: Model:DMC-G7, Shutter speed:1/4000, Aperture:6.3, ISO Sensitivity:800, Focal length:42.0 mm

 

Above: Model:DMC-G7, Shutter speed:1/400, Aperture:10.0, ISO Sensitivity:200, Focal length:33.0 mm

 

Above: Model:DMC-G7, Shutter speed:1/400, Aperture:9.0, ISO Sensitivity:200, Focal length:31.0 mm

 

Above: Model:DMC-G7, Shutter speed:1/8, Aperture:5.6, ISO Sensitivity:800, Focal length:14.0 mm

 

Above: Model:DMC-G7, Shutter speed:1/250, Aperture:5.6, ISO Sensitivity:400, Focal length:14.0 mm

 

Above: Model:DMC-G7, Shutter speed:1/60, Aperture:5.6, ISO Sensitivity:400, Focal length:42.0 mm

 

Above: Model:DMC-G7, Shutter speed:1/16000, Aperture:1.7, ISO Sensitivity:400, Focal length:43.0 mm

 

Above: Model:DMC-G7, Shutter speed:1/10000, Aperture:1.7, ISO Sensitivity:200, Focal length:43.0 mm

 

Above: Model:DMC-G7, Shutter speed:1/20, Aperture:8.0, ISO Sensitivity:400, Focal length:14.0 mm

 

Above: Model:DMC-G7, Shutter speed:1/16000, Aperture:1.4, ISO Sensitivity:200, Focal length:25.0 mm

 

Above: Model:DMC-G7, Shutter speed:1/1300, Aperture:4.0, ISO Sensitivity:200, Focal length:25.0 mm

 

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