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Panasonic DMC-GX7 + G VARIO 14-42mm

Trusted Reviews Recommended DP Review Silver PhotographyBlog.com Essential What Digital Camera Gold
A multi award winning MILC camera with good features
MILC 16MP 1.39x Live MOS Dec 2014
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Sensor Type Release Date

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Panasonic DMC-GX7 + G VARIO 14-42mm Review

With excellent reviews and very good features, we have ranked the Panasonic DMC-GX7 + G VARIO 14-42mm number 445 across all digital cameras.
89
212 Reviews + 38 Awards
76
Good Features
55
2 Years Old
Overall Score
57
Average

Why Has it Scored 57?

It has great expert reviews and great user reviews with 80% of buyers recommending this camera to others. This digital camera has received 39 awards including a "Recommended" award from Lydogbilde.no plus 11 other sites and an "Editor's Choice" award from Cnetfrance.fr plus eight other sites. Canon cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However this Panasonic digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2017.
Customers report good picture quality, it is a good size and excellent product quality. However they also report sub-standard battery life.
The DMC-GX7 + G VARIO 14-42mm has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution
Very small digital zoom
Wide range of closest focusing distances depending on lens used

Panasonic DMC-GX7 + G VARIO 14-42mm In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

39 Industry Awards

Digital camera experts really like this digital camera and have given it 39 awards.

The editors of review websites Lydogbilde.no, Camera Labs, Trusted Reviews, Smartson.se, Digitallife.se, Hardwarezone.com.ph, Akam.no, Focus-Numerique.fr, Fotovideo.nu, M3.idg.se, Digitaltrends.com and Hi-Tech.mail.ru/ all endorse this camera and have given it their "Recommended" award.

This Panasonic camera was given an "Editor's Choice" award by review sites Cnetfrance.fr, Log.com.tr, CNET.co.uk, Photoreview.com.au, CNET.com.au, Macworld.co.uk, Reviewed.com, Ephotozine and Ferra.ru all of whom thought that this camera was exceptional.

Two more expert review sites both concluded that this digital camera was very good. PhotographyBlog.com gave this camera a "Highly Recommended" award and it received an "Especially Recommended 6 Star" award from Lydogbillede.dk.

Three additional expert review sites all thought that this camera was very good. The writer at review website Expert Reviews concluded that this digital camera was very good and gave it a "Best Buy" award and the editor of website What Digital Camera gave it a "Gold" award and thought it was exceptional. Also, the writer at website DP Review gave this camera a "Silver" award and said it was very good.

The editors of two more expert review sites thought that this Panasonic digital camera was very good. The expert at review website Pcauthority.com.au gave this digital camera "" award and said it was very good and the writer at website Buy-N-Shoot.com gave it a "Platinum" award and thought it was superb.

Expert Reviews Are Good

Based on 89 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, What Digital Camera, DP Review and CNET.com the average expert rating of this digital camera is 84 out of 100. That puts this camera in the top 18% of all the digital cameras.

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User Reviews Are Good

Based on 123 user reviews this Panasonic camera has an average user rating of 89%. 82 reviewers (87% of all reviewers) gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars and 80% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Customers Report Sub-Standard Battery Life

Two customers wrote in their reviews that this digital camera did not have a good battery life.

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

28 owners who bought the product agreed that it was able to produce good images and three people said in their reviews that it had a good picture resolution.

  • An overdose of features, wireless connectivity, great image quality and so on…
    Firstpost.com January 2014
  • Offering a winning combination of outstanding image quality, excellent performance, deep feature-s…
    Photographyblog.com September 2013
  • Those wanting a premium compact camera with higher resolution sensor and high quality video…
  • The only criticisms are the new power zoom lens is slow and the image quality, while decent, won’t outs…
  • This clearly wants to be a photographer’s camera; it’s not easy enough to use to be anything else…
    Techcrunch.com February 2012
  • Its superb build quality and ergonomics are matched with speedy performance and excellent image quality…
  • Overall a superb combination of image and build quality that works so well…
    SO8 (Amazon.co.uk) - September 2012
  • Image quality is superb…
    SO8 (Amazon.co.uk) - September 2012
  • Excellent camera which produces high quality pictures due to the ability to attach better quality lens than that on a "super zoom " camera…
  • Can't beat the large sensor and great quality lenses…

Customers Report it is a Good Size

23 customers thought it was compact, two owners agreed that the product was a good body shape and two customers who reviewed this digital camera considered that it was a good size.

  • Compact system cameras have grown vastly popular…
    Firstpost.com June 2012
  • It's designed to be compact and comfortable to use…
  • A very fine compact system camera, with a host of useful features…
  • Those wanting a premium compact camera with higher resolution sensor…
  • With a more compact build…
    Asia.cnet.com November 2011
  • This amazingly quick compact delivers in almost every aspect…
    Stuff.tv February 2012
  • Compact and rugged design slightly…
    Tech-boom.com December 2014
  • If you want the twin benefits of a compact camera body plus the ability to swap lenses…
    T3.com March 2012
  • Every area of the camera has been improved, resulting in one of the best compact system cameras available for serious photographers look…
  • A beautiful camera that delivers on many of the promises the Compact System Camera category offers…
    Macworld.com.au October 2012

Users Report Good Product Quality

29 owners considered that the product was good quality.

  • An overdose of features, wireless connectivity, great image quality and so on…
    Firstpost.com January 2014
  • Offering a winning combination of outstanding image quality, excellent performance, deep feature-s…
    Photographyblog.com September 2013
  • Those wanting a premium compact camera with higher resolution sensor and high quality video…
  • The only criticisms are the new power zoom lens is slow and the image quality, while decent, won’t outs…
  • With a metal body…
    Macworld.com.au October 2012
  • Its superb build quality and ergonomics are matched with speedy performance…
  • The camera in black is a gem to behold, well made with a nice feel to it…
  • It feels reassuringly solid and is really well made…
    SO8 (Amazon.co.uk) - September 2012
  • Image quality is superb and with the two X lenses is a formidable camera…
    SO8 (Amazon.co.uk) - September 2012
  • Excellent camera which produces high quality pictures due to the ability to attach better quality lens than that on a "super zoom " camera…

Customers Report Good Technical Features

14 people who reviewed the Panasonic DMC-GX7 + G VARIO 14-42mm reckoned that it had good features.

Panasonic Cameras Have Very Good Reviews

Based on 11,275 expert and user reviews (including 2,753 verified purchases), Panasonic has very good ratings for its cameras. Panasonic also has very good ratings specifically within its digital cameras range compared to other manufacturers. 95% of those that bought a Panasonic camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report Excellent Design

Seven people wrote in their reviews that it was good looking and two people reckoned that this digital camera was ergonomic.

Users Report it is Easy to Use

17 people who purchased it considered that it was easy to use, four customers mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was comfortable and easy to hold and two customers said in their reviews that the product was easy to use the menus.

Customers Report Good Video Capture

Six owners who reviewed the Panasonic DMC-GX7 + G VARIO 14-42mm thought it was good for video recording.

Users Report Helpful Technical Guidance

Three people said in their reviews that the product had good technical guidance.

  • The other is an instruction about advanced techniques that are not in the printed manual, whIch in itself is comprehensive…
  • The camera is so packed with features so you may want to read the advanced instructions…
    Jonix (Amazon.co.uk) - December 2014
  • Getting used to the multiple setting options after some serious study of the advanced operating instructions…

Customers Report That it is Reasonably Priced

Eight owners wrote in their reviews that the Panasonic DMC-GX7 + G VARIO 14-42mm was good value for money.

Customers Report Good Lens Quality

Six customers who purchased it reckoned that it had a good lens, three owners thought the product had a good autofocus and two owners who reviewed it agreed that it had a good zoom.

Users Report it is Robust

16 people who purchased this digital camera thought it was well made and three owners said in their reviews that it was strong and durable.

Customers Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Five owners mentioned in their reviews that the product had a good screen and two people mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera had a good viewfinder.


Features

Average Megapixels

The megapixels of the DMC-GX7 + G VARIO 14-42mm of 16MP is fairly typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lowest 1% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Wide Range of Optical Zooms Depending On Lens Used

This Panasonic digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the optical zoom depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of optical zooms are possible with this camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found resolution on digital cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 is known as "Full HD".

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Fairly High ISO Sensitivity (max)

The ISO sensitivity (max) of the DMC-GX7 + G VARIO 14-42mm of 25,600 is in the highest 13% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature. Cameras have ISO sensitivities (max) of between 200 and 820,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 14,000.

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Wide Range of Minimum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum aperture numbers are possible with this camera.

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Optical Image Stabilisation May Be Available With Some Lenses

This Panasonic digital camera has interchangeable lenses so whether this camera has an image stabilizer depends on the lens being used.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Panasonic DMC-GX7 + G VARIO 14-42mm has a built-in flash. 66% of cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Average Weight

The Panasonic DMC-GX7 + G VARIO 14-42mm's weight of 360g is relatively standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lightest 1% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Wide Range of Maximum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the maximum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of maximum aperture numbers are possible with this camera.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Panasonic DMC-GX7 + G VARIO 14-42mm features contrast adjustment, which is unusual. 83% of cameras do not feature contrast adjustment.

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Has an HDMI Port

The DMC-GX7 + G VARIO 14-42mm has an HDMI port, which is unusual. 71% of digital cameras do not have an HDMI port.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Panasonic DMC-GX7 + G VARIO 14-42mm features brightness adjustment. 79% of digital cameras do not feature brightness adjustment.

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The DMC-GX7 + G VARIO 14-42mm features saturation adjustment, which is unusual. 88% of digital cameras do not feature saturation adjustment.

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Features Bluetooth

The Panasonic DMC-GX7 + G VARIO 14-42mm features bluetooth, which is unusual. 96% of digital cameras do not feature bluetooth.

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Very Large Display Diagonal

The display diagonals of cameras range from 0.5" to 9", and the average display diagonal is 2.9". The display diagonal of the Panasonic DMC-GX7 + G VARIO 14-42mm of 6" is in the largest 1% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Panasonic DMC-GX7 + G VARIO 14-42mm supports Wi-Fi. 72% of cameras do not support Wi-Fi.

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Features Multi Burst Mode

The DMC-GX7 + G VARIO 14-42mm features multi burst mode, unlike 87% of cameras which do not feature multi burst mode.

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Has a Tripod Mount

The Panasonic DMC-GX7 + G VARIO 14-42mm has a tripod mount, unlike 75% of cameras which do not have a tripod mount.

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Wide Range of Aspherical Lenses Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the aspherical lens depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of aspherical lenses are possible with this camera.

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Supports Dioptic Correction

The DMC-GX7 + G VARIO 14-42mm supports dioptic correction. 90% of digital cameras do not support dioptic correction.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The digital zoom of the Panasonic DMC-GX7 + G VARIO 14-42mm of only 4x is fairly small compared to most other cameras. It is in the smallest 24% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. The smallest digital zoom of digital cameras is 0.72x, the biggest is 810x, and the average digital zoom is 11x.

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Supports Live View

The DMC-GX7 + G VARIO 14-42mm supports live view, which is unusual. 84% of digital cameras do not support live view.

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Wide Range of Maximum Focal Lengths (35mm Film Equiv) Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) are possible with this camera.

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Features Smile Detection

The Panasonic DMC-GX7 + G VARIO 14-42mm features smile detection. 89% of cameras do not feature smile detection.

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Has an External Flash Connector

The Panasonic DMC-GX7 + G VARIO 14-42mm has an external flash connector, which is unusual. 87% of cameras do not have an external flash connector.

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Wide Range of Closest Focusing Distances Depending On Lens Used

This Panasonic camera has interchangeable lenses so the closest focusing distance depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of closest focusing distances are possible with this camera.

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4592 X 3448 Pixels Still Image Resolution

The DMC-GX7 + G VARIO 14-42mm supports a maximum still image resolution of 4592 x 3448 pixels. That's 1% lower still image resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by digital cameras. This digital camera also supports still image resolutions of 4592 x 2584 pixels, 3424 x 3424 pixels, 3232 x 2424 pixels plus 10 more values. Across all digital cameras the resolution ranges from 384 x 480 pixels (worst) to 6016 x 4016 pixels (best).

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Has a Wrist Strap

The Panasonic DMC-GX7 + G VARIO 14-42mm has a wrist strap. 93% of digital cameras do not have a wrist strap.

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Has a Touchscreen

The DMC-GX7 + G VARIO 14-42mm has a touchscreen. 84% of cameras do not have a touchscreen.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The DMC-GX7 + G VARIO 14-42mm supports Near Field Communication (NFC), which is unusual. 88% of cameras do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The DMC-GX7 + G VARIO 14-42mm has a vari-angle LCD display. 84% of cameras do not have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Features Multi-Shot Function

The DMC-GX7 + G VARIO 14-42mm features multi-shot function, which is unusual. 91% of digital cameras do not feature multi-shot function.

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Quite High Display Resolution

Digital cameras have display resolutions of between 3 pixels and 16,000,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 590,000 pixels. The DMC-GX7 + G VARIO 14-42mm's display resolution of 1,040,000 pixels is quite high compared to most other cameras. It is in the highest 7% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080|1280 x 720|640 x 480 pixels, which is the most frequently supported resolution on digital cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Panasonic DMC-GX7 + G VARIO 14-42mm has a built-in speaker(s), unlike 92% of cameras which do not have a built-in speaker(s).

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

This camera was released in December 2014.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic 5025232754700, panasonic dmcgx7ckbdl, panasonic dmcgx7ebk, panasonic dmcgx7ks, hfs14140k, dmcgx7kes, dmcgx7kek, hh020a
Barcodes 00000001614319, 00017856326895, 00616348050647, 00617689589544, 00885170153936, 04010869238960, 04010869247443, 05025232654161, 05025232754236, 05025232754243, 05025232754267, 05025232754274, 05025232754281, 05025232754342, 05025232754359, 05025232754366, 05025232754373, 05025232754380, 05025232754496, 05025232754502, 05025232754519, 05025232754533, 05025232754557, 05025232754564, 05025232754571, 05025232754588, 05025232754694, 05025232754700, 05054230950395

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