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...
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.