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Panasonic GX7

Additional enthusiast-friendly features include tone curve adjustment, 3-level focus peaking, and a whopping seven customizable buttons. So is the GX7 the mirrorless camera that enthusiasts have been waiting for?

Keep reading to find out. If you're new to digital photography you may wish to read the Digital Photography Glossary before diving into this article it may help you understand some of the terms used. Panasonic DMC-GX7 Camera


Images which can be viewed at a larger size have a small magnifying glass icon in the bottom right corner of the image, clicking on the image will display a larger typically VGA image in a new window. We recommend to make the most of this review you should be able to see the difference at least between X,Y and Z and ideally A,B and C. Working in tandem with the tilting electronic viewfinder is the tilting Panasonic DMC-GX7 Camera LCD screen on the back of the GX7.

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Panasonic say that 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", Panasonic DMC-GX7 Camera we'd have to agree - it's one of the best screens that we've used in bright sunlight. The Micro Four Thirds system is now very well-established, with a lot of excellent lenses on offer from Panasonic and Olympus that cover almost Panasonic DMC-GX7 Camera of the popular focal lengths. Just like every other Panasonic compact system camera, optical image stabilisation is supplied via the lens, in this case the mm optic.

But unlike every other Panasonic compact system camera, the GX7 also offers image stabilisation built-in to the camera body too, a surprising but very welcome development. Panasonic were keen to point out that this is of benefit for Leica lens owners, but Panasonic DMC-GX7 Camera it applies to lenses from heir main rival, Olympus, too. When an optically stabilised lens is fitted, the GX7 defers to the lens rather than using the body-based system you can't manually choose between the twowith Panasonic stating that the optical image stabilisation supplied via the lens is still the best system - but crucially no longer the only one. If you fit a non-stabilized lens, you need to enter its focal length from 8mm to mm via the main menu system to benefit from the body Panasonic DMC-GX7 Camera system.

When enabled, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 automatically compensates for camera shake, which is a slight Panasonic DMC-GX7 Camera of the image that typically occurs at slow shutter speeds when the camera is hand held. There are two different modes, Mode 1 is on all the time including image composition, and Mode 2 compensates for Panasonic DMC-GX7 Camera and down movements only which in turn allows you to pan the camera. In practice we found that it does make a noticeable difference. You don't notice that the camera is actually doing anything different when anti-shake is turned on, just that you can use slower shutter speeds than normal and still take sharp photos.

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You can also use GPS data from your smartphone to record the shooting location onto your images. The DMC-GX7 is also one of the first compact system cameras to feature NFC Near Field Communication technology the same technology that's used for mobile paymentswhich allows you to connect Panasonic DMC-GX7 Camera to a compatible internet enabled device or another NFC-enabled camera by simply tapping them together. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 also has a time lapse function in which you can set the time interval and the number of images to take, plus a multi-exposure option that lets you combine up to four exposures in a single frame, while the new Stop Motion Animation mode allows you to create unique stop motion videos.

On the front of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 is a small focus-assist and self-timer indicator lamp, lens release button, metal lens mount and the already mentioned chunky hand-grip. The right-hand side of the camera, looking from the rear, is empty save for the small NFC symbol more on this later. Underneath is a small microphone, with protruding metal eyelets on either side of the body for the supplied camera strap. Unfortunately, Panasonic don't include a HDMI cable as standard in the box, which means that you'll have to purchase one separately to take advantage of this camera's HD connectivity. Despite having so many controls in such a small space, Panasonic have achieved the no mean feat of making the GX7's top-plate feel relatively uncluttered, with only the dedicated button for the Intelligent Auto mode being sacrificed.

The Panasonic GX7 has a dedicated button on the rear for opening the pop-up flash.

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Given the small size of the GX7, fitting a built-in flash was no mean feat, as proven by the double-hinged design which is quite a technical achievement. Although not particularly powerful with a guide number of just 7. The shooting Panasonic DMC-GX7 Camera dial offers the usual selection of Program, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, and Manual for the more experienced photographer.


Front Tilting Viewfinder Intelligent Auto mode tries to make things as easy as possible for the complete beginner. It allows you to point and shoot the camera without having to worry about choosing the right scene mode Panasonic DMC-GX7 Camera settings. Intelligent Auto Mode automatically determines a number of key criteria when taking a picture, including selecting the most appropriate scene mode from 5 commonly used presets and ISO speed, and turning face detection up to 15 facesimage stabilization and quick auto-focus on.

The Intelligent Auto Plus Mode also includes Intelligent Exposure, which increases exposure only in the under-exposed areas of the image, Digital Red-eye, which automatically detects and removes red-eye, and AF Tracking, which Panasonic DMC-GX7 Camera tracks a moving subject and keeps it in focus, without you having to hold the Panasonic DMC-GX7 Camera button halfway down as on most other cameras. More beginner-friendly Scene modes are also available.

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For more advanced users, the GX7 offers a graduation curve which can be used to individually tune the contrast Panasonic DMC-GX7 Camera of the camera. The highlights and shadows can be adjusted via the touchscreen or front and rear control dials to create your own unique look, which can then be stored on one of three custom settings or one of the three presets can be selected.

Additionally there are 3 custom shooting modes which allow you to configure your favourite camera settings and quickly access them via the dedicated Panasonic DMC-GX7 Camera, C2 and C3 modes. The GX7's range of Creative Controls, denoted by an artist's palette, has been greatly expanded from just 8 options on the GX1 to 22 on the GX7 - you can see examples on the Image Quality page. Panasonic's Lumix DMC-GX7 is arguably the company's most enthusiast-focused mirrorless camera yet to hit the market. Back in Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera with mm f/ Lens (Silver) This function pairs with the Panasonic Image App Panasonic DMC-GX7 Camera remote control over camera settings and for instant transference of imagery between the camera and a mobile device.

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