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Panasonic Lumix GF7 Review

April 7, 2015

Overall Rating:

4

Panasonic Lumix GF7


  • Features:
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Pros:

  • + Tiny size and light weight
  • + Fast focusing and shooting
  • + Compatible with huge range of Micro Four Thirds lenses

Cons:

  • - Playback is slow and low resolution
  • - Cheap-looking design
  • - Image quality lags behind rivals

Manufacturer:

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Price as Reviewed:

£430.00 (with 12-32mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS lens)

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Panasonic Lumix GF7 Review – Resolution

Using the supplied 12-32mm zoom at 25mm f/5.6, the GF7 resolves approximately 2800l/ph in our resolution tests, which is a reasonable result for a 16MP camera. It maintains this at the lower end of the sensitivity range, dropping to 2600l/ph at ISO 1600. At higher settings it falls more rapidly, to 2200l/ph at ISO 25,600.

GF7 ISO 100

Panasonic Lumix GF7 resolution, ISO 100

GF7 ISO 200

Panasonic Lumix GF7 resolution, ISO 200

GF7 ISO 400

Panasonic Lumix GF7 resolution, ISO 400

GF7 ISO 800

Panasonic Lumix GF7 resolution, ISO 800

GF7 ISO 1600

Panasonic Lumix GF7 resolution, ISO 1600

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Panasonic Lumix GF7 resolution, ISO 3200

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Panasonic Lumix GF7 resolution, ISO 6400

GF7 ISO 12800

Panasonic Lumix GF7 resolution, ISO 12800

GF7 ISO 25600

Panasonic Lumix GF7 resolution, ISO 25600

  • Sensor: 16-million-pixel, Four Thirds MOS sensor
  • Output size: 4592 x 3448 pixels
  • Focal length mag: 2x
  • Lens mount: Micro Four Thirds mount
  • Shutter speeds: 60-1/16000sec
  • Sensitivity: ISO 100-25,600 (extended)
  • Metering system: 1728 zones
  • Exposure compensation: ±3EV
  • Drive mode: 5.8fps
  • LCD: 3in, 1.04-million-dot tilting touchscreen
  • Viewfinder: None
  • AF points: Contrast detection with 23 points
  • Video: 1080p at 60fps, MP4 or AVCHD
  • External mic: No
  • Memory card: SD, SDHC, SDXC
  • Power: DMW-BLH7E rechargeable Li- ion
  • Battery Life: 230 shots (CIPA standard)
  • Dimensions: 106.5 x 64.6 x 33.3mm
  • Weight: 266g with battery and card
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