With a new 16-million-pixel sensor and a clever tiltable electronic viewfinder, the GX7 could be one of the best system cameras we’ve seen, says Phil Hall. Read the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 review...

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 review – White balance and colour

For the majority of my time shooting with the GX7, I left it in standard colour mode and auto white balance. Colour output was good, with blue skies recorded faithfully, though as we’ve seen in the past with other G-series cameras, colours can be a little undersaturated for some tastes. If you’re intending to use images straight out of the camera, the vivid mode provides a little more punch if desired. As well as a standard mono mode, the GX7 also offers rough and silky mono effects via the GX7’s creative control filters, with a total of 22 filter effects to choose from.

I found that the GX7’s AWB setting coped well under a range of lighting conditions, but under tungsten or fluorescent light it was perhaps a little too successful, where slightly warmer results would have better reflected the scene. A selection of white balance presets accompany AWB, as well as Kelvin temperatures and customization modes.

  1. 1. Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 at a glance:
  2. 2. Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 review - Stabilisation system
  3. 3. Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 review - Build and handling
  4. 4. Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 review - Metering
  5. 5. Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 review - Dynamic range
  6. 6. Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 review - Autofocus
  7. 7. Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 review - White balance and colour
  8. 8. Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 review - Noise, resolution and sensitivity
  9. 9. Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 review - Viewfinder, live view, LCD and video
  10. 10. Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 review - The competition
  11. 11. Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 review - Our verdict
  12. 12. First look
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