Panasonic calls it ‘the one that loves a selfie’, but is the GF7 a camera for serious photographers too? Andy Westlake finds out in our Panasonic Lumix GF7 review

Product Overview

Overall rating:

Panasonic Lumix GF7

AWB Colour:
Dynamic Range:
LCD viewfinder:


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


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


Panasonic Lumix GF7 Review


Price as reviewed:

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

Panasonic Lumix GF7 Review – Noise

The GF7 gives nice clean images at ISO 100, with noise increasing visibly as soon as the sensitivity is raised. But the in-camera processing does a good job at higher settings, suppressing chroma noise without losing overall colour. Images get visibly very noisy at ISO 3200 and above, with increasingly muddy shadows, and the top two settings of ISO 12800 and ISO 25,600 are just barely acceptable.

GF7 ISO 100

Panasonic Lumix GF7, ISO 100

GF7 ISO 200

Panasonic Lumix GF7, ISO 200

GF7 ISO 400

Panasonic Lumix GF7, ISO 400

GF7, ISO 800

Panasonic Lumix GF7, ISO 800

GF7 ISO 1600

Panasonic Lumix GF7, ISO 1600

GF7 ISO 3200

Panasonic Lumix GF7, ISO 3200

GF7 ISO 6400

Panasonic Lumix GF7, ISO 6400

GF7 ISO 12800

Panasonic Lumix GF7, ISO 12800

GF7 ISO 25600

Panasonic Lumix GF7, ISO 25600

  1. 1. Panasonic Lumix GF7 Review: Introduction
  2. 2. Panasonic Lumix GF7 Review - Features
  3. 3. Panasonic Lumix GF7 Review - Build and handling
  4. 4. Panasonic Lumix GF7 Review - Performance
  5. 5. Panasonic Lumix GF7 Review - Resolution
  6. 6. Panasonic Lumix GF7 Review - Dynamic range
  7. 7. Panasonic Lumix GF7 Review - Noise
  8. 8. Panasonic Lumix GF7 Review - Verdict
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