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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 Digital Camera

£449.89
£338.00 £111.89 cheaper than 41 days ago
MILC 16MP Live MOS 4x Jul 2015
Camera Type Megapixel Sensor Type Digital Zoom Release Date
Five industry awards
Supports video recording
Poor battery life
58 Reviews + 5 Awards
01net.com 5 Star Digital Versus 5 Star PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended Ephotozine Highly Recommended
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Power

Poor Battery Life

Five customers mentioned in their reviews that the product did not have a good battery life. Website Wired.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Battery life still brutal, panorama mode useless, screen reflections can make exposure hard to assess (no viewfinder possible”. Two years ago Ephotozine said “230 shot battery life” in their review of this digital camera. Wired.com also mentioned “Comparatively limited battery” in their review.


Reviews

Five Industry Awards

The editors of review sites Ephotozine and PhotographyBlog.com both decided that this Panasonic camera was great and gave it their "Highly Recommended" award.

The editors of three other expert review sites all concluded that this Panasonic digital camera was good. Digital Versus, 01net.com and Les Numeriques.com all gave this Panasonic camera a "5 Star" award.

Expert Reviews Are Good

The average expert rating of this camera is 82 out of 100 based on thirty-five expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, What Digital Camera, Ephotozine and Trusted Reviews.

User Reviews Are Good

On average, people who bought this camera rated it as 84 out of 100. Over 77% of reviewers gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars and 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Panasonic Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

Based on 9,075 owner and expert reviews (including 790 verified purchases), Panasonic has good reviews for its digital cameras. Panasonic also has good reviews specifically within its medium megapixel cameras range compared to other brands. 96% of those that bought a Panasonic digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Price

Price Has Gone Down by £111.89 (25%)

The price has dropped from £449.89 to £338 in the last 41 days. Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. There is a 79% chance that the price will go down further. However the future is never certain and there remains a 21% chance that the price will actually go back up.

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Expensive

After checking the price of 19 cameras of a comparable spec and age they range in price from £57 to £800. We think that this camera looks expensive compared to other cameras of a comparable spec and age.


Other

Released Over a Year Ago

This camera has been on the market since July 2015.


Video

Supports Video Recording

The Lumix DMC-GF7 supports video recording. Most of the other digital cameras that have been available for more than a year also support video recording.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Lumix DMC-GF7 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most common video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels. 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. Across all medium megapixel cameras that were released around the same time as this camera the video resolution ranges from 320 x 240 pixels to 3840 x 2160 pixels.

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Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 supports video capability. Most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to this digital camera also support video capability.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Lumix DMC-GF7 has a built-in flash. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than a year also have a built-in flash.

We compared all the other cameras with a built-in flash to this digital camera and we think because of its better review score, the Nikon Coolpix P900 (£403) is also worth considering.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The Lumix DMC-GF7 supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other digital cameras which support Wi-Fi currently available including the Lumix DMC-GX80 (£429), or the Lumix DMC-G7 (£449.99) both from Panasonic or the Nikon Coolpix P900 (£403) which all of have better reviews.

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Design

Robust

Two owners who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it was well made. Expert review site Wired.com said in their review of this digital camera “Intelligent Auto and solid scene modes make it simple to use for beginners”.

Handy Tilt Screen

Five customers who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was easy to use. Website Wired.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Handy tilt screen”. Bron wrote “Is a pleasure to use”.

Video Quality

Five customers who purchased it thought it was good quality. Ephotozine wrote “Great image quality” in their review of this digital camera. Expert website Pocket-Lint.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Solid image quality in good light”.


Display

Average Display Diagonal

The Lumix DMC-GF7 has a pretty typical display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 3" screen digital cameras currently available including because of their better review scores, the Lumix DMC-G7 (£449.99), or the Lumix DMC-GX80 (£429) both from Panasonic or the Nikon Coolpix P900 (£403).

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Lumix DMC-GF7 has a vari-angle LCD display. Most of the other medium megapixel cameras that came out more than a year ago also have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 has a touchscreen, which is unusual. Most of the other similar spec cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this camera do not have a touchscreen.

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Fairly High Display Resolution (numeric)

At 1,040,000 pixel, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 has a fairly high display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age. Across all the cameras of this age and spec the display resolutions (numeric) range from 230,000 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 730,000 pixels.

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Lens System

Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 has a fairly standard digital zoom compared to most of the other medium megapixel cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 4x digital zoom cameras currently available including the Nikon Coolpix P900 (£403) which has better reviews.

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Fairly Small Maximum Aperture Number

Medium megapixel cameras that have been around for a similar time to this digital camera have maximum aperture numbers of between 3 and 38, and the average maximum aperture number is 11. With a maximum aperture number of 22, the Lumix DMC-GF7 has one of the smaller maximum aperture numbers amongst digital cameras of this age.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera range from 51mm to 2,000mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 550mm. The Lumix DMC-GF7 has one of the shorter maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) (only 64 millimeters) amongst similar spec cameras of this age.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Lumix DMC-GF7 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other medium megapixel cameras that are a comparable age to this camera.

We compared all the other cameras with an image stabilizer to this digital camera and we think because of their better review scores, the Lumix DMC-GX80 (£429), and the Lumix DMC-G7 (£449.99) both from Panasonic or the Nikon Coolpix P900 (£403) are also worth considering.

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Only 1712 X 1712 Still Image Resolution

The Lumix DMC-GF7 has a 1712 x 1712 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most similar spec cameras that were released more than a year ago. Most comparable spec cameras that came out around the same time as it have a 640 x 424 still image resolution(s). In addition, this camera have still image resolution(s) of [4:3] 4592x3448(L) / 3232x2424(M) / 2272x1704(S) / 1824x1368, [3:2] 4592x3064(L) / 3232x2160(M) / 2272x1520(S) / 1824x1216 and [16:9] 4592x2584(L) / 3840x2160(M) / 1920x1080(S) / 1824x1024 and [1:1] 3424x3424(L) / 2416x2416(M) / 1712x1712(S) / 1712x1712. Across all digital cameras that came out more than a year ago the still image resolution ranges from 384 x 480 (worst) to 6016 x 4016 (best).

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Only 4592 X 3448 Pixels Image Resolution

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 has a 4592 x 3448 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than the 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution found on most comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for more than a year.

This camera's image resolution (4592 x 3448 pixels) is actually the worst image resolution across all cameras of this age and type.

A 4896 x 3264 pixels maximum image resolution is the best image resolution across comparable types of camera.

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16 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 16 megapixels digital camera.

We compared all the other 16MP digital cameras to this camera and we think because of its better review score, the Nikon Coolpix P900 (£403) is also worth considering.

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Technical Details

Has a Self-Timer

The Lumix DMC-GF7 has a self-timer. Most of the other medium megapixel cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camera also have a self-timer.

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Flash

Has a Flash Exposure Compensation

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 has a flash exposure compensation, as do most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera.

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Camera

Supports Live View

The Lumix DMC-GF7 supports live view, as do most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to this camera.

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Supports Direct Printing

The Lumix DMC-GF7 supports direct printing, as do most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

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Features Histogram

The Lumix DMC-GF7 features histogram. Most of the other cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera also feature histogram.

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Audio

Has a Wind Filter

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 has a wind filter, as do most of the other cameras of this age and type.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Lumix DMC-GF7 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other cameras of this spec and age also have a built-in microphone.

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Packaging Content

Has a Battery Charger Included

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 has a battery charger included. Most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to this digital camera also have a battery charger included.

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Has a Hand Strap

The Lumix DMC-GF7 has a hand strap, as do most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to this digital camera.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Lumix DMC-GF7 has a batteries included, as do most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were released more than a year ago.

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Focusing

Very Small Closest Focusing Distance

With a closest focusing distance of only 0.2 meters, the Lumix DMC-GF7 has one of the smaller closest focusing distances amongst similar spec cameras of this age. The average closest focusing distance of digital cameras of this age and spec is 1m.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDMI

The Lumix DMC-GF7 has an HDMI, as do most of the other medium megapixel cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

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Supports PictBridge

The Lumix DMC-GF7 supports PictBridge, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Weight & Dimensions

Average Weight

The Lumix DMC-GF7 has a relatively average weight (236 grams) compared to most of the other medium megapixel cameras that were released more than a year ago.

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Compact Size

Six customers mentioned in their reviews that the product was compact. Website Wired.com said in their review of this digital camera two years ago “Compact Size” . Also two years ago Ephotozine gave it a rating of 5 stars out of 5 and wrote “New design with mode compact body”. In the same month expert website Dpexpert.com.au mentioned “While it is petite, as well as neat”.

Two people who purchased the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 agreed that it was a good body shape. Website Bhphotovideo.com said in their review of this digital camera “Nice Body Color”.

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Battery

Only 230 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

Most digital cameras of a comparable type and age to this digital camera take between 190 and 749 battery life (CIPA standard), including the Lumix DMC-GF7 which takes 230 battery life (CIPA standard).

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Light Exposure

Supports Ten ISO Sensitivities

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most digital cameras of this spec and age. The most frequently supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this camera. The ISO sensitivities 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600 and Auto are also supported by this digital camera.

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Fast Focusing and Shooting

Two customers who purchased the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 thought it had a good autofocus. Ephotozine said “Fast operation, focus, shot to shot”. Website Wired.com wrote “Fast focusing and shooting” in their review of this digital camera.

Handy Tilt Screen

Three owners who bought it mentioned that it had a good screen. Website Wired.com said “Touch sensitive screen” in their review of this digital camera. They also mentioned “Bright, crisp display makes composing easy, even in direct sunlight” in their review.

Great Image Quality

Seven people who reviewed the product concluded that it was able to produce good images. Website Bhphotovideo.com scored the product a maximum of 5 stars and wrote in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 review “Good Image Stabilization”. Bron mentioned in their review of this digital camera two years ago “This is a great looking camera which also takes great photos” . Tom in Pelham wrote on expert website Bhphotovideo.com “Images are great” in his review of this digital camera and gave it the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic dmcgf7kebt, panasonic dmcgf7ws, panasonic dmcgf7kp, panasonic dmcgf7kk, panasonic gf7bk
Barcodes 00008478357447, 00009608200583, 00616348083089, 00885170236073, 04984824943001, 05025232650507, 05025232650514, 05025232650545, 05025232819584, 05025232826308, 05025232826315

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 Review Sources

To prepare this Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 review we compared this digital camera to 1,217 other models. For each digital camera that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 311,945 product attributes, 170,936 digital camera reviews and 3,219,200 historical digital camera prices from 0 digital camera retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this digital camera compared to the other models as well as any areas where this digital camera is lacking.

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