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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 test shots and first look

Discussion in 'Panasonic Chat' started by Damien_Demolder, Aug 1, 2013.

  1. Damien_Demolder

    Damien_Demolder Well-Known Member

  2. spinno

    spinno Well-Known Member

    Looks good.Features aplenty.
    I notice Damien that you like the idea of "software" in the camera - I can't remember if you've had a play with the Samsung Galaxy NX yet?
  3. P_Stoddart

    P_Stoddart Well-Known Member

    Colour looks abit weak?

    But it reads this is a newer sensor and seems to come out with very clean sharp results.
  4. Damien_Demolder

    Damien_Demolder Well-Known Member

    Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 by damien_demolder, on Flickr

    The colour is fine actually. It was an overcast day, and the rhino have enjoyed some enforced desaturation. The monkeys above are 'as is' - having passed through Flickr
  5. Damien_Demolder

    Damien_Demolder Well-Known Member

    Not absolutely sure what you mean here, but I did use lenses with the camera, yes. I had the 100-300mm, as well as the 2 X series zooms. The animals were shot with the 100-300mm, and the human with the 35-100mm

    There's a small sample gallery here:

  6. Damien_Demolder

    Damien_Demolder Well-Known Member

    is this the kind of camera you think Panasonic should be producing? Does it appeal to you, or are you looking for something quite different from micro four thirds?
  7. Fen

    Fen Well-Known Member

    Having seen various reviews and looked closely at the photographs, it seems a very nice little camera. One that you could carry around with you just about anywhere and actually want to use :)

    My only problem is the cost. No way a student like me could afford it :(

    Have you had to send the 'review' one back? ;) ;)
  8. Damien_Demolder

    Damien_Demolder Well-Known Member

    lol - I'm afraid so!

    It is quite costly, isn't it? But at the moment I don't think it's over priced. It will come down too, but probably not by much.
  9. RogerMac

    RogerMac Well-Known Member

    It looks very attractive, especially if it can handle four thirds lenses reasonably well. I already have the adaptor and lenses but am in no hurry to buy yet another camera! so it will have to go to the back of the queue for the moment.

    I will have to see how it compares with whatever Oly announce this autumn.

    Last edited: Aug 2, 2013
  10. lfc1892

    lfc1892 Well-Known Member

    Seems like a cracker. Sure, the cost will come down, and rather quickly I would think as there are plenty of alternatives out there such as the Olympus and Sony units.
    I use a g3 when not using my nikon slr and have to say the g3 is a joy to use, especially with the tilting screen, which is great for street photography.
    The body stabilisation, better sensor and tilting viewfinder will be welcome features.
    Interesting that Panasonic claim better signal to noise ratio than on the top Olympus rivals, which were already great to begin with. I'm not saying that my nikon is redundant, far from it, but I can see myself using such smaller cameras more often, and possibly using the bigger nikon for more specialist uses.
  11. BikerMike

    BikerMike Well-Known Member

    As a GF1 user, this looks like the camera I've been waiting for. Higher specs all round, including faster AF, but in particular the built-in swivel EVF will now allow the use of the hot shoe and the EVF simultaneously, and the silent mode will be a life-saver for my wildlife photography. Much as I love my GF1, it has a very loud "clack" which has cost me many a shot.

    I don't know about the effectiveness of in-body stabilisation, but presumably it means the GX7 can now use slightly smaller, lighter lenses without OIS?

    Can't wait to see what it is like, but I will probably wait for the price to drop.

    Regards, Mike
    Last edited: Aug 4, 2013
  12. Fen

    Fen Well-Known Member

    Is it just me, or do others have to remind themselves that GF1 doesn't stand for GirlFriend #01
  13. lfc1892

    lfc1892 Well-Known Member

  14. BikerMike

    BikerMike Well-Known Member

    Just had a look at your link to your three sets.

    There are a lot of very good shots there - difficult to know where to begin, but all of them are interesting, well-composed, with good lighting and great colours. You clearly have an eye for it - and the technical know-how.

    My compliments to you - there are very few in your three sets that I don't like, and that only because of my own particular tastes.

    Regards, Mike
  15. IvorETower

    IvorETower Little Buttercup

    WHAT ?????

    It is, IMHO, severely over-priced just like the OM-D, E-PL5 and almost all micro-four-thirds "stuff". There may be a price to be paid for convenience (small size etc), but £700-and-something isn't it. You can buy a much better specified DSLR for that money, and that will come with access to a far greater range of lenses and accessories
  16. lfc1892

    lfc1892 Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the very kind complimentary words, Mike. Not surprised you found it hard to know where to begin as I really need to sort out my Flickr and separate and organise my shots better.
    Thanks again for the kind words.
  17. BikerMike

    BikerMike Well-Known Member

    I hear what you are saying, but prices are determined by what the market will bear - not by what we think of them. Clearly, given the increasing popularity of m4/3, they know that they can demand these prices.

    I would never buy a DSLR simply because it is cheaper. I have a range of m4/3 lenses and other Panasonic specific equipment so I would need to change my whole kit - that would be much more expensive than upgrading to a GX7.

    I shall just wait for the price to drop - as it always does.

    Regards, Mike
  18. lfc1892

    lfc1892 Well-Known Member

    I think m43 gear can be great to use. In fact, I use my g3 more than my nikon now as it's so much less conspicuous for candid and street stuff, and it looks less expensive and so is less likely to get stolen whilst you are using it. Not nice.
    The results have get from the 20 mm 1.7 prime are outrageously sharp and with the exception of slightly more noise and slightly less dynamic range, can easily rival and sometimes better the quality I get from an slr.
    I'm not surprised it costs a fair bit. It's great gear and as Mike says, there's a good demand for it.

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