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MILC 16MP Live MOS Sep 2015
Camera Type Megapixel Count Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
- Superb DSLM image quality without the bulk and weight of traditional DSLRs- Never miss a photo with three unique 4K Ultra HD Video pause and save 4K Photo Modes- Fast and precise auto focusing... More
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Fourteen Industry Awards

Experts in digital cameras really like this MILC camera and have given it fourteen awards.

The editors of three expert review sites all decided that this Panasonic camera was terrific and gave it their highest award. This camera received an "Editor's Choice" award from Ephotozine, Photoreview.com.au and Reviewed.com.

The writers at PhotographyBlog.com, Ljudochbild.se and Lydogbillede.dk all strongly endorse this digital camera and have given it their "Highly Recommended" award.

This camera received a "Recommended" from Pricerunner.se, Lydogbilde.no and Pocket Lint all of whom decided that this MILC camera was good.

An other three expert review sites endorsed this Panasonic camera. This camera received a DP Review "Silver" award and it received an Expert Reviews "Best Buy" award. This digital camera also received a Digifotopro.nl "Gold" award.

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Good Expert Reviews

On average, based on thirty-two expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, DP Review and CNET.com this camera has an overall expert rating of 86%.

Excellent User Reviews

On average, people who bought this camera rated it as marvellous.

Easy to Use

Thirteen Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 owners who bought it agreed that it was easy to use. A Moreton gave the product a rating of 5 stars and said “The rear wheel (next to on-off button) to be easier to use than the equivalents on the G5” in their review of this digital camera. A.m.boughey said on Amazon in December last year “Have always liked them for ease of use and build quality” in their review and gave it a rating of 5 stars. A.m.boughey also wrote “Tell you that you will need to get faster SD cards to use this feature to it's full potential”.

A number of people mentioned in their reviews that it was comfortable and easy to hold. A Moreton said in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 on Amazon “It is going to take me a while to get comfortable with them all”. This year Sj, Flintshire mentioned in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 review “Lovely to hold, especially for someone with a smaller hand”. Steve wrote on Amazon “The camera is an absolute pleasure to hold and to take anywhere” in his review of this digital camera.

Two Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 reviewers agreed that it was easy to use the menus. R. Tait mentioned on Amazon “The digital menus are delightful, very easy to navigate, simply designed” and rated it as very good. One customer who reviewed it reckoned that it had a touch sensitive screen. Rod H mentioned in his review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 “The monitor screen has touch sensitive operation allowing you to select features”.

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Good Technical Features

Some people wrote in their reviews that it had good features. Amazon Customer gave the product a score of 5 stars and said “Excellent Camera with tons of features, bells and whistles, amazing 4k”. Amazon Customer also said “Lots of really good features well above it's price range”. Enigma said on Amazon “Unless you need all the bells and whistles, this is a perfect alternative to the GH4 (or GX8?”.

Good Product Quality

A few people who reviewed it agreed that it was good quality. A Moreton mentioned “The G5 has a partly metal body” and rated it as excellent. A Moreton also wrote “Picture quality seems very good, slightly better at high ISO than the G5”. In December this year Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “Build quality feels a little cheap” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7.

Good Size

A number of Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 owners thought this digital camera was compact. A.m.boughey mentioned on Amazon “It's small and compact, almost like a mini DSLR” in their review. Last year Doh wrote “Very good camera for those upgrading from point & shoot/compact” in their review of this digital camera. Doh also mentioned “It’s a slightly smaller version of a full size DSLR so is useful being more compact”.

A few customers agreed that this digital camera was a good body shape. This year Client D'amazon wrote “Its cheap plastic body”.

Three Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 reviewers who bought the product reckoned that it was lightweight. M J Clark said “An excellent camera providing all the benefits of the Lumix G range - lightweight, great viewfinder” in their review. Stuff.tv mentioned “It's a lightweight interchangeable lens camera with above average low light performance, lightning-fast autofocus, strong user friendliness” in their review. Expert website Tbreak.ae wrote “Mirrorless cameras have increasingly become popular over the years due to its smaller compact and lightweight body that produces results as good as a full blown DSLR” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7.

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 reviewer reckoned that it was a good weight. Amazon Customer mentioned “Due to light weight non durable plastic housing” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7.

One customer wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was easy to carry around. In December this year Mike Brown scored the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 5 stars and he said “Lens combination that is light and easy to use” in his review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7.

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Reasonably Priced

Fifteen Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 owners mentioned in their reviews that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 was good value for money. A.m.boughey said in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 review last year “Mid range, mid priced and very capable DSLR”. A.m.boughey also said “For the price it's a very capable mid range DSLR, your level of interest”. Edelweiss wrote in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 on Amazon “For this price a very good camera - it's a Mini-GH4”.

Four customers reckoned that it was a bargain for the price. In December Cef wrote on Amazon “While it does have a microphone input, I would suggest recording any integral audio on an external recorder which are many and relatively cheap to come by” in their review and gave the product a score of 80 out of 100.

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Nice Design

Four Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 owners who reviewed the product agreed that it was good looking. A.m.boughey wrote in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 “It's a pretty easy camera to use” and scored this digital camera very highly. Mr. M. Cheung wrote in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 review in December this year “Out of the camera JPG's look pretty clean at ISO 6400” and gave the product an excellent rating. In December Pedro Henrique mentioned in his review “It is stylish, small and light the batteries run for hours”.

One person who purchased the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 concluded that it was a good design. Bluey1976 mentioned on Amazon “I am rather fond of the design on the DMC-G7” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7. One customer said in their reviews that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 was retro. John Boy said “The G7 has a slightly retro look as the integral flash housing looks like it houses a prism” and gave it a score of 5 stars.

One person who bought the product thought it was smooth.

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 reviewer considered that this digital camera was luxurious. Expert review site Expertreviews.co.uk wrote in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 “Improved features make this a significantly more upmarket camera” and scored the product very highly.

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 owner who purchased the product mentioned that it was ergonomic. Expert review site Photoanswers.co.uk gave it a rating of 80 out of 100 and mentioned in their review of this digital camera in December last year “The ergonomic G7 offers a solid AF system”.

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Robust

A number of Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 owners who purchased the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 reckoned that it was well made. Mr. M. Cheung rated it 5 stars and wrote on Amazon a few weeks ago “The solid feel of the dial is so nice I find myself spinning the dials just for fun” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 review. Also a few weeks ago The Review Man scored it 80 out of 100 and wrote in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 review on Amazon “Great 4k video, decent photo, touch screen monitor, unique 4k photo feature, good brand, built in flash is a bonus Cons”. Expert review site Digitalversus.com mentioned “It's well-built, fairly compact” in their review.

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 reviewer who purchased it thought it was strong and durable. One person wrote in their reviews that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 was reliable. Expertreviews.co.uk wrote on expert review site Expert Reviews “In some ways it shares the same reliable, utilitarian spirit as the G6”.

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Good Quality Pictures

A few people said in their reviews that it was able to produce good images. Client D'amazon said in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 on Amazon a few weeks ago “Excellent pictures”. Last year Doh wrote “The obvious down side is the images don’t contain as much detail” in their review of this digital camera. Doh also wrote “The images are decent quality and for most people easily good enough so I don’t see the sensor size as a big problem”.

Several Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 reviewers thought it had a good picture resolution. Ron Plushkis wrote on Amazon “This means UHD has 4 times more pixels” in his review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 and gave it a very good rating. Ron Plushkis also said “HOWEVER, professionals may notice the difference if they are wanting to shooting in HDR to match footage from other equipment”. Expert website Ephotozine.com rated it 5 stars and wrote “A high resolution electronic viewfinder (EVF), rapid performance”.

Several people who reviewed the product thought it was good in low light. Cef rated this digital camera 80 out of 100 and wrote “It actually is apparent that it deals with noise in low light slightly better than it's older brother”. This year Ian Thomas wrote in his Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 review on Amazon “4K video at a "winter lights" event at the Anglesey Abbey National Trust site, shooting hand-held with only natural low light”. S. Pampoukidis wrote on Amazon “Great low light photography, fast autofocus, 4K video, optical view finder, great kit lens, what else to ask for at this price?”.

Two customers who reviewed the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 concluded that it had a good ISO range.

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 reviewer who purchased this digital camera thought it had a good image sensor. Ephotozine.com wrote in December last year “Features a 16 megapixel sensor, 4K video recording, plus a number of improvements over the Panasonic Lumix G6 that it replaces”.

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Good Quality Lens

Ten people who purchased the product considered that it had a good autofocus. Client D'amazon said on Amazon this year “The autofocus impressively fast and smart.”. In December last year John Boy gave it a rating of 5 stars and he said on Amazon “Surprisingly the 14-42 lens has a minimum focusing distance of 20cm; I expected that it would be closer” in his review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7. John Boy also said “I have generally used the 49 segment AF group and focusing has been quick”.

A few Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 reviewers who reviewed the product reckoned that it had a good lens. Ian Thomas said in his Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 review on Amazon “The lens took in enough light to avoid slow exposures”. Ian Thomas also said “The included 14-42mm Panasonic kit lens produces great wide angle shots”. In December this year Mike Brown wrote on Amazon “This is a brilliant camera and lens combination that is light” in his review of this digital camera.

One customer who reviewed the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 said that it had a good zoom.

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Good Video Capture

Several Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 owners reckoned that the product was good for video recording. Bluey1976 said in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 review “Excellent camera with great quality video”. Bluey1976 also mentioned “The resulting files of 4k video are huge and you will fill memory up quick! The quality though was excellent, I have shown many people video clips in 4k”. Doh wrote on Amazon “The big bonus is the 4K video” in their review and rated it 80 out of 100.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

Six Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 reviewers who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it had a good viewfinder. Bluey1976 gave this digital camera a score of 5 stars and wrote “All of the buttons are placed in logical locations, pretty much the same as any camera of this type, I was also impressed with the viewfinder” in their review. Ian Thomas mentioned on Amazon in December “I found myself using the EVF (electronic viewfinder) almost exclusively in bright sunlight, which turns itself on as soon as a sensor detects you're trying to look through it”. Ephotozine.com wrote on expert review site Ephotozine “Features a high-resolution electronic viewfinder (EVF), along with a vari-angle touchscreen, 16 megapixel Micro Four Thirds sensor” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 review.

A few Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 reviewers who purchased it concluded that it had a good screen. Last year A Moreton rated it as excellent and mentioned in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 “The touch screen is more responsive than the sluggish one on the G5”. Doh said in December last year “The fully articulated touch screen is very useful” in their review. John Boy mentioned in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “A sensor on the EVF switches off the excellent fold-out touch screen / monitor when the EVF is used”.

A number of people who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it was mirrorless. Cef wrote on Amazon “Stills provides everything you would expect from a modern mirrorless camera, 4K time-lapse included” and gave it a score of 80 out of 100. Expert review site Cnet.com wrote in their review “A great mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera for families” and scored it 80 out of 100. Expert website Dpreview.com gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100 and said in their review in December last year “The last thing it's trying to be is a mirrorless camera”.

Several Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 reviewers who reviewed the product said that it had an electronic viewfinder. John Boy said in his Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 review on Amazon “The electronic viewfinder (EVF) is bright” and scored it 5 stars. Photoanswers.co.uk wrote on expert website Photo Answers.co.uk “An impressive EVF” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 review.

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Good Support

Five customers who reviewed the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 considered that it had good technical guidance. In December this year Peter Lower wrote “Need to study the instructions to get the best out of it” in his review. Rod H mentioned “A careful read through of the manual provided is enough to get you started with the basics” in his review of this digital camera. Last year Ross Boardman wrote “Then there is a basic operating manual, ideal for me, that covers all the controls” and rated it as excellent.

Acceptable Noise Level

Several Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 owners said in their reviews that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 was quiet. A Moreton mentioned “The camera can shoot silently, with just a barely audible click as the aperture stops down, which is a feature I used a lot on the G5”. John Boy wrote on Amazon “The 45-175 lens has a smooth, quiet power zoom” in his review. This month Mr. M. Cheung gave the product a very good review score and wrote in their review on Amazon “And of course with this being a CSC, Panasonic have given us a truly silent shooting mode”.

Good Brand

We checked 7,426 owner and expert reviews for Panasonic cameras and found that on average Panasonic has good ratings. We also found that Panasonic has good ratings specifically within its MILC digital cameras range.

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Good Battery Life

Some customers wrote in their reviews that it had a good battery life. Ian Thomas said “I did try it just out of curiousity; other than noticing the battery drains quicker” in his Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 review. Last year Ross Boardman mentioned on Amazon “Once a card and the battery was inserted it was very easy to get going” and scored it 5 stars.

Good Connectivity

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 owner considered that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 was good in terms of HDMI connections. Cef mentioned on Amazon “It does have a clean HDMI output, which makes for bypassing the internal 29”. One person reckoned that it was wifi compatible. Doh scored this digital camera 80 out of 100 and said “As is the Wi-Fi for image transfer” in their review.

Good Flash

One customer who reviewed the product reckoned that it had a good flash.

3D Compatible

The Lumix DMC-G7 is 3D compatible. Most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for more than a year are not 3D compatible.

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Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

The Lumix DMC-G7 supports video recording. Most of the other digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-G7 do not support video recording.

We compared all the other digital cameras which support video recording to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Samsung NX500[plb_2747846_price] is also worth considering.

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Supports WiFi Connectivity

The Lumix DMC-G7 supports WiFi connectivity. Most of the other digital cameras of this type and age also support WiFi connectivity.

We compared all the other cameras which support WiFi connectivity to this camera and we think the Sony Alpha A6000[plb_2165999_price], and the Samsung NX500[plb_2747846_price] which has better reviews; or the Canon M3[plb_3907199_price] which is cheaper are also worth considering.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Lumix DMC-G7 supports Full HD video, as do most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been around for more than a year.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras which support Full HD video and we think because of it's better review score, the Sony Alpha A6000[plb_2165999_price], and the Samsung NX500[plb_2747846_price] is also worth considering.

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a Live MOS sensor type, which is typical of many similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Has Three Image Editing Modes

The number of image editing modes found on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 is more than most similar spec digital cameras that came out more than a year ago. This Panasonic digital camera has a Resizing image editing mode, which is the most frequently found image editing mode found on MILC digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-G7. The image editing modes "Crop" and "Rotating" are also found on this digital camera.

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Electronic Camera Shutter

This camera has an Electronic|Mechanical camera shutter, which is the most commonly found camera shutter on similar spec digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Supports Three Image Formats

The Lumix DMC-G7 has a greater number of supported image formats than most digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. This camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-G7. The image formats "MPO" and "RAW" are also supported by this Panasonic camera.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolution

The Lumix DMC-G7 supports a maximum video resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the video resolution of the most common video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). This digital camera also support a video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels and 1280 x 720 pixels. A video resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels is equivalent to 4K Ultra HD video. This has four times the detail of Full HD video.

A 3840 x 2160 pixels video resolution is actually the best supported video resolution amongst all cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Lumix DMC-G7.

Amongst similar types of digital camera the worst supported video resolution is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Quite Long Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

At 60 seconds, the Lumix DMC-G7 has a fairly long maximum camera shutter speed compared to most of the other MILC digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Lumix DMC-G7. Across all the similar spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-G7 the maximum camera shutter speeds range from 0.25s to 60s.

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Quite High Display Resolution

At 1,040,000 pixel, the Lumix DMC-G7 has a quite high display resolution compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-G7. The lowest display resolution of MILC digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-G7 is 460,000 pixels, the highest is 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 940,000 pixels.

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Quite Small Maximum Aperture

The biggest maximum aperture of digital cameras that have been around for more than a year is 4.5 and the smallest is 38. At 22, the Lumix DMC-G7 has a quite small maximum aperture compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-G7.

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Has Six White Balance Modes

The Lumix DMC-G7 has a greater number of white balance modes than most digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. This digital camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on MILC digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Lumix DMC-G7. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Flash", "Incandescent" and "Shade" are also found on this Panasonic digital camera.

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± 5EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 has a wider light exposure correction than most MILC digital cameras that came out more than a year ago. This Panasonic camera has a ± 5EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, whereas most similar spec digital cameras that were released one year ago have a ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction. The best light exposure correction of all cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Lumix DMC-G7 is ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step) and the worst is ± 3EV (1/3EV step).

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The Lumix DMC-G7 has a maximum video resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the video resolution of a 1920 x 1080 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution.

This digital camera's video resolution (3840 x 2160 pixels) is actually the best video resolution amongst all digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the Lumix DMC-G7.

The worst video resolution amongst similar types of digital camera is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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±2EV (1/2, 1/3 EV Step) Flash Exposure Correction

This camera has a ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step) flash exposure correction, which is typical of many similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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3840x2160@30fps Resolution and Capture Speed

The Lumix DMC-G7 has a higher resolution at capture speeds than most digital cameras of this age and type. This digital camera has a 3840x2160@30fps resolution and capture speed, whereas most comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it have a 1920x1080@25fps resolution and capture speed. This Panasonic camera also have resolution and capture speeds of 640x480@30fps, 1280×720@30fps, 1920x1080@30fps and 1920x1080@50fps and 1920x1080@60fps. The resolution at capture speeds of all cameras of a comparable type and age to the Lumix DMC-G7 ranges from 320x240@25fps to 1920x1080@120fps.

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Supports Nine ISO Speeds

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 is more than most digital cameras of this age and spec. This camera supports 25 and 600 ISO speeds, which is the most frequently supported ISO speed supported by digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the Lumix DMC-G7. The ISO speeds "100", "200", "400", "800", "1600", "3200", "6400" and "12800" are also supported by this digital camera.

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LCD Display

This camera has an LCD display, which is the most frequently found display on digital cameras of this age and spec. LCD is the most common display type used in digital cameras. LCD displays are relatively cheap to manufacture but their limitations lie in narrow viewing angles and the displays do not perform well in direct sunlight.

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13 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

Like most of the other similar spec cameras that came out more than a year ago, the Lumix DMC-G7 does not have a built-in flash.

We think you might also be interested in alternative digital cameras which also have a built-in flash including the Sony Alpha A6000[plb_2165999_price], or the Samsung NX500[plb_2747846_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

The Lumix DMC-G7 is not waterproof. Most of the other cameras of this age and spec are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other MILC digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-G7, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 does not have an image stabiliser.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Most similar spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-G7 do not have a GPS. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS.

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Very Low Megapixel Count

Digital cameras that were released more than a year ago have megapixel counts of between 12MP and 43MP. With a megapixel count of only 16 megapixels, the Lumix DMC-G7 has one of the lower megapixel counts amongst MILC digital cameras of this age.

If this Panasonic camera megapixel count is too low for you then you might also want to consider the Canon M3[plb_3907199_price] (24.2MP and cheaper).

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Only Features Five Flash Modes

The Lumix DMC-G7 has a greater number of flash modes than most cameras of a similar age and spec to it. This Panasonic camera features a Red-eye reduction flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-G7. The flash modes "Auto", "Forced off", "Forced on" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this camera.

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Only Has Three Shooting Modes

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 has a greater number of shooting modes than most digital cameras of a similar type and age to it. This camera has an Auto shooting mode, which is the most frequently found shooting mode found on MILC digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-G7. The shooting modes "Manual" and "Movie" are also found on this Panasonic digital camera.

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Only 1712 X 1712 Still Image Resolution

The Lumix DMC-G7 has a 1712 x 1712 still image resolution which is higher than the 5472 x 3648 still image resolution found on most cameras that have been around for more than a year. This camera also have still image resolutions of [4:3] 4592x3448(L) / 3232x2424(M) / 2272x1704(S) / 1824x1368, Still Image [3:2] 4592x3064(L) / 3232x2160(M) / 2272x1520(S) / 1824x1216 and Still Image [16:9] 4592x2584(L) / 3840x2160(M) / 1920x1080(S) / 1824x1024 and Still Image [1:1] 3424x3424(L) / 2416x2416(M) / 1712x1712(S) / 1712x1712. Cameras of this age and type still image resolutions range from 640 x 360 (worst) to 6016 x 4000 (best).

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Only One Aspheric Element

The Lumix DMC-G7 is a one aspheric element digital camera. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Lumix DMC-G7 have between one and four aspheric elements.

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Very Small Eye Relief

The smallest eye relief of MILC digital cameras that were released more than a year ago is 17mm, the biggest is 23mm, and the average eye relief is 20mm. At only 17.5 millimeters, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 has a quite small eye relief compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as the Lumix DMC-G7.

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Only Has Four Playback Modes

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 has a greater number of camera playback modes than most cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This camera has a Slide show playback mode, which is the most frequently found playback mode found on MILC digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Lumix DMC-G7. The playback modes "Movie", "Single image" and "Thumbnails" are also found on this Panasonic camera.

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Very Thick

The depths of cameras that were released more than a year ago range from 28mm to 78mm, and the average depth is 46mm. At 77.4 millimeters, the Lumix DMC-G7 is quite thick compared to most of the other MILC digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-G7.

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Quite Long Minimum Focal Length

At 28 millimeters, the Lumix DMC-G7 has a fairly long minimum focal length compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that came out around the same time as the Lumix DMC-G7. MILC digital cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-G7 have minimum focal lengths of between 10mm and 29mm.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7

Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the Lumix DMC-G7 has a pretty standard screen size compared to most of the other MILC digital cameras that have been on the market for more than a year.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 3" screen cameras currently available including the Sony Alpha A6000[plb_2165999_price], or the Samsung NX500[plb_2747846_price] which has better reviews; or the Canon M3[plb_3907199_price] which is cheaper.

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SD Memory Card

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most frequently supported memory card on cameras that were released around the same time as it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available including the NX500[pl_2747846_price], or the NX500[pl_2747846_price] both from Samsung which has better reviews; or the M3[pl_3907199_price], or the M3[pl_3907199_price] both from Canon which is cheaper.

If you would prefer a camera with a better memory card type then you might also want to look at the Sony Alpha A6000[plb_2165999_price] (MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated).

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Lumix DMC-G7 has a relatively average digital zoom compared to most of the other MILC digital cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-G7.

Alternative 4x digital zoom cameras currently available that you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Sony Alpha A6000[plb_2165999_price].

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Average Weight

The Lumix DMC-G7 has a fairly typical weight (360 grams) compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-G7.

Alternative digital cameras with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Sony Alpha A6000[plb_2165999_price] (285g and higher rated), or the Samsung NX500[plb_2747846_price] (292g and higher rated).

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Specification

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Aspect Ratio
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Colour
Lens System
Focusing
Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
Auto Focus Assist Beam
Closest Focusing Distance
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Auto Exposure Lock
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Flash Sync-Speed
Flash Exposure Correction
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Resolution
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Memory
Memory Card
Display
Screen Size
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Vari-Angle LCD Display
Field of View
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Second Display
Display Aspect Ratio
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
HDMI Port
Microphone in Socket
HDMI Connector
USB Version
Camera
White Balance Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Histogram
Maximum Playback Zoom
Image Editing Mode
Camera File System
Live View
Playback Mode
Direct Printing
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
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Battery Capacity
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Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
Operating System/software
System Requirements
Packaging Content
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Battery Included
Included Battery Charger
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Self-Timer
Networking
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31 December 2015

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8 September 2015

While I certainly wouldn't call £680 dirt cheap, it's not at all bad for what you get with the Panasonic Lumix G7. It's a lightweight interchangeable lens camera with above average low light...

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Reviewed 19 July 2015 by Chostard
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Wanted a small camera to lug around when travelling. Coming from Nikon Dslr I also wanted something with good/better video. This camera is unbeatable for my purpose. Light/small easy to use, great... Read more…

Reviewed 31 August 2015 by Mocee
Mocee would recommend the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7

Have always been faithful to Canon but this little camera has made me change my ways. Incredibly portable, super sharp images, and video capability have made me realize my dslr days are over. I... Read more…

Reviewed 6 July 2015 by MikeyBNguyen
MikeyBNguyen would recommend the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 (Verified Purchase)

This camera is touted as the baby brother to the GH4 and it's right in the ballpark. LCD and EVF is bright and crisp. And like it's bigger sibling, it maintains the CineLike D and CineLike V modes... Read more…

Reviewed 31 August 2015 by Annie
Annie would recommend the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 (Verified Purchase)

I have been a DLSR Nikon user for 8 years. Over time, I have felt the weight in that camera and lenses that it had become harder and harder to carry around. It also began to hurt my back and... Read more…

Reviewed 5 July 2015 by Mar2jeter
Mar2jeter would recommend the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 (Verified Purchase)

This camera might not have all the features the GH4 has but it does add a lot of features for the price. I took some excellent pictures yesterday with my Nocticron 42.5 mm lens and the quality and... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic g7, panasonic g7h, panasonic kit4, panasonic g7hk, panasonic w1442, panasonic kit4k, panasonic dmcg7, panasonic dmcg7e, panasonic w1442m, panasonic dmcg7k, panasonic dmcg7h, panasonic dmcg7ks, panasonic dmcg7hk, panasonic dmcg7eb, panasonic w1442mm, panasonic n135785, panasonic dmcg7kk, panasonic p016208g, panasonic dmcg7ebk, panasonic dmcg7hkg, panasonic n135785w, panasonic lumixdmcg7, panasonic lumixdmcg7e, panasonic lumixdmcg7eb, panasonic lumixdmcg7ebk
Barcodes 00616639702613, 00635131600852, 00840014161713, 00841434102331, 00841434102348, 00841434102355, 00841434102386, 00885170152694, 00885170250710, 00885170250727, 00885170254091, 05025232826513, 05025232826537, 05025232826643, 05025232826674, 05025232826827, 05025232826834, 05025232826841, 05025232826889, 05025232826896, 05025232826902, 05025232826919

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