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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7


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£999.00

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 – The competition

Perhaps the closest rivals to the GX7 are the Olympus OM-D E-M5 and the Fujifilm X-E1. Both cameras fall into the same price range as the GX7, while all three models offer virtually an identical resolution of around 16 million pixels.

The Fujifilm X-E1 has the luxury of the larger APS-C-sized sensor featuring the firm’s clever X-Trans technology, to deliver some of the best results we’ve seen from a sensor of that size. However, it lacks a tiltable touch-sensitive display and the snappy AF of the GX7.

While the Olympus Pen E-P5 may appear to be the more natural competitor for the GX7, its lack of integrated viewfinder means that the flagship Olympus OM-D EM-5 may offer more competition as it delivers a comparable performance.

  • Video: Full HD 1920 x 1080 pixels, 60i AVCHD 60fps (PAL), 1920 x 1080-pixel MPEG-4 (30fps)
  • White Balance: Auto, 5 presets, 2 custom, Kelvin, all with fine-tuning
  • Built-in Flash: Yes, GN 5m @ ISO 100
  • Shutter Type: Focal-plane shutter
  • Memory Card: SD, SDHC, SDXC
  • Viewfinder Type: 2,764,800-million-dot articulated EVF
  • LCD: 3in, 1.04-million-dot touchscreen LCD
  • AF Points: 23-area and touch-focus anywhere in the frame
  • Output Size: 4592 x 3448 pixels (15.8 million pixels)
  • Field of View: 100%
  • Max Flash Sync: 1/320sec (internal) 1/250sec (external)
  • White Balance Bracket: 3 frames
  • Sensor: 16-million-effective-pixel Live MOS
  • Focal Length Mag: 2x
  • Exposure Modes: Program, aperture priority, shutter priority, manual, iA+, 25 scene modes
  • Power: Rechargeable Li-Ion
  • Weight: 360g (body only)
  • File Format: JPEG, RW2 (raw), raw + JPEG, MPO (when attaching 3D lens in micro four thirds-system standard), AVCHD, MPEG-4
  • Shutter Speeds: 60-1/8000sec, bulb
  • Drive Mode: Up to 5.0 fps (with AFS), 4.3fps (with AFC, in 1-area-focusing AF mode) for 9 continuous shots in raw, unlimited JPEGs
  • Colour Space: Adobe RGB, sRGB
  • Lens Mount: Micro four thirds
  • ISO: 125-25,600
  • Focusing Modes: Contrast AF, single, continuous, manual, face detection, AF tracking, 23-area, 1-area, pinpoint, touch
  • DoF Preview: Yes, with shutter speed simulation
  • Dimensions: 122.60x 70.7 x 54.6 mm
  • Metering System: 1,728-zone, multi-pattern sensing system with options for intelligent multiple, centreweighted, spot
  • Compression: 2-stage JPEG
  • Connectivity / Interface: Mini HDMI, digital/video out, remote release
  • Exposure Comp: ±5EV in 1/3 steps
  • RRP: £986.99 (body only)
  • Tested as: Enthusiast CSC

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