Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 Review

Overall Score

74

Main Features

  • 16 MP Four Thirds CMOS Sensor
  • 100 - 25600 ISO
  • 3" Articulated Screen
  • Electronic Viewfinder
  • 2360k dot Electronic viewfinder
  • 7 fps continuous shooting
  • 4K 3840 x 2160 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 125 x 86 x 77 mm, 410g.
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  • Replaced: Lumix DMC-G6

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 Overview


First introduced in May, 2015, Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 is a 16 MP Mirrorless with a Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm) sized CMOS sensor. Panasonic replaced the older Panasonic G6 with Lumix DMC-G7. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Panasonic G7 with Panasonic G6


Panasonic G7 comes with a 17.3 x 13 mm CMOS sensor, which has a diagonal of 21.64 mm (0.84").

- Full Frame
- Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7

Sensor resolution of Panasonic G7 ~ 4613 x 3468 pixels.

Panasonic G7 has Crop Factor: 2.0

The sensor has a surface area of 224.9 mm².

There are approximate 15,997,884 photosites (pixels) on this area.

Panasonic G7 Series History
Model Year $ Sensor ISO Weight Dimensions
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G95 Panasonic G95 2019 20MP 200 - 25600 536g 130 x 94 x 77mm
Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 Panasonic G9 2017 20MP 200 - 25600 658g 137 x 97 x 92mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 Panasonic G7 2015 16MP 100 - 25600 410g 125 x 86 x 77mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 Panasonic G6 2013 16MP 160 - 25600 390g 122 x 85 x 71mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 Panasonic G5 2012 16MP 160 - 12800 396g 120 x 83 x 71mm

Proc and Cons of Panasonic G7


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 with competitors in semi-pro mirrorless cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
Touch Screen
AF Face Detection
25600 Max Native ISO
7.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Manual Focus
1/4000s Electronic Shutter Speed
Microphone Port
2360k dot Viewfinder Resolution
±5 AE Bracketing Range
Selfie Friendly Screen
Remote Control with a Smartphone
Articulating Screen
External Flash
RAW Support
1040k dots Screen Resolution
1/4000s Max Shutter Speed
Manual Exposure Mode
410g Light Body
Timelapse Recording
49 Focus Points
Flash Sync Port
Focus Bracketing
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Image Stabilization
Low Battery Life: 350 shots
No Articulating Screen
No Environmental Sealing
Type Scores

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 has an Overall Score of 74/100 and ranked #57 out of 195 in Mirrorless cameras, and ranked #105 out of 1201 in all cameras.

Panasonic G7 Scores
Imaging score
53
Features score
83
Value for money score
87
Portability score
84
Overall score
74
Average Scores in Semi-Pro Mirrorless
Imaging Score
53
Features Score
69
Value For Money Score
76
Portability Score
83
Overall score
67

Physical Dimensions of Panasonic G7


Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 weighs 410g and has external dimensions of 125 x 86 x 77mm (4.92 x 3.39 x 3.03"). Considering that the average weight of Semi-Pro Mirrorless cameras is 444g, Panasonic G7 is 34 grams less than the average weight of cameras in this category. Panasonic G7 is less by 1mm more than the average length in Semi-Pro Mirrorless.

Weight Comparison
Semi-Pro Mirrorless Cameras


Panasonic G7
410g
Average weight
444g
Min weight
140g
Max weight
635g

Thickness Comparison
Semi-Pro Mirrorless Cameras


Panasonic G7
77mm
Average Thickness
54mm
Min Thickness
33mm
Max Thickness
93mm

Here is the front and top view image of Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 with the dimensions:

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight Lumix DMC-G7 Dimensions Lumix DMC-G7
Sony Alpha a6000 Sony A6000 344 g 410 g 120 x 67 x 45 mm 125 x 86 x 77 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85 Panasonic G85 505 g 410 g 128 x 89 x 74 mm 125 x 86 x 77 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 Panasonic GX85 426 g 410 g 122 x 71 x 44 mm 125 x 86 x 77 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 Panasonic GH4 560 g 410 g 133 x 93 x 84 mm 125 x 86 x 77 mm
Olympus OM-D E-M10 II Olympus E-M10 II 390 g 410 g 120 x 83 x 47 mm 125 x 86 x 77 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Panasonic GX7 402 g 410 g 123 x 71 x 55 mm 125 x 86 x 77 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 Panasonic GX8 487 g 410 g 133 x 78 x 63 mm 125 x 86 x 77 mm
Sony Alpha a6300 Sony A6300 404 g 410 g 120 x 67 x 49 mm 125 x 86 x 77 mm

Specifications of Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7


General
Brand Panasonic
Model Lumix DMC-G7
Announced May, 2015
Body Type SLR-style mirrorless
Lens
Lens Mount Micro Four Thirds
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 2
Number of Lenses 103
Macro Focus Range n/a
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Articulated
Screen Resolution 1040k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Electronic
Viewfinder Resolution 2360
Viewfinder Coverage 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.7
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 49
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/60 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/4000 sec
Continuous Shooting 7.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 9.30
Flash Modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±5 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size Four Thirds
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 17.3 x 13 mm
Sensor Area 224.9 mm²
Sensor Resolution 16 MP
Max Image Resolution 4592 x 3448
Max Native ISO 25600
Min Native ISO 100
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 3840 x 2160
Video Formats MPEG-4, AVCHD
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 350 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model
Physical
Weight 410 g
Physical Dimensions 125 x 86 x 77 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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