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Product Overview

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7

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LCD viewfinder:


  • + 4K video and 4K Photo modes
  • + Electronic shutter enables silent operation
  • + Twin control dials for independent aperture and shutter speed control
  • + Superb 2,36-million-dot electronic viewfinder


  • - Operational speed in 4K Photo modes needs to be faster
  • - Top plate, dials and buttons have a plasticky feel
  • - Low resolution previews via EVF in 4K burst photo mode


Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 Review



Full Specification


Sensor:16-million-pixel Live MOS
Output Size:4592x3448 pixels
Focal Length mag:2x
Lens Mount:Micro Four Thirds mount
File Format:JPEG, Raw, JPEG&Raw
Shutter speeds:60secs-1/4000sec (up to 1/16000sec with electronic shutter)
ISO:200-25,600 (expandable to ISO 100)
Exposure Modes:PASM, Intelligent Auto, Scene, Panorama
Exposure comp:+/-5EV in 1/3EV (+/-3EV for video)
Metering:1728-zone multi-pattern metering system
Movie:4K (3840x2160pixels)@24/25p, Full HD (1920x1080pixels) @ 30, 25fps
Display:3in, 1.04-million-dot free-angle touchscreen
Focusing:49-area autofocus system
Memory Card:SD, SDHC, SDXC
Dimensions :124.9 x 86.2 x 77.4mm
Weight:410g (body only)
  1. 1. Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 Review – Features
  2. 2. Build & Handling
  3. 3. Performance
  4. 4. Image Quality
  5. 5. Dynamic range
  6. 6. Noise
  7. 7. Verdict
  8. 8. Full Specification
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