Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Review

Overall Score

76

Main Features

  • 16 MP Four Thirds CMOS Sensor
  • 125 - 25600 ISO
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • Electronic Viewfinder
  • 2765k dot Electronic viewfinder
  • 5 fps continuous shooting
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 123 x 71 x 55 mm, 402g.
  • Price Category:
  • Replaced: Lumix DMC-GX1
  • Replaced by: Lumix DMC-GX8

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Overview


First introduced in November, 2013, Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 is a 16 MP Mirrorless with a Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm) sized CMOS sensor. Panasonic replaced the older Panasonic GX1 with Lumix DMC-GX7. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Panasonic GX7 with Panasonic GX1

Panasonic replaced Lumix DMC-GX7 with Panasonic GX8. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Panasonic GX7 with Panasonic GX8


Panasonic GX7 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-GX7

Sensor resolution of Panasonic GX7 ~ 4613 x 3468 pixels.

Panasonic GX7 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 GX7 Series History
Model Year $ Sensor ISO Weight Dimensions
Panasonic Lumix DC-GX9 Panasonic GX9 2018 20MP 200 - 25600 407g 124 x 72 x 47mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX850 Panasonic GX850 2017 16MP 200 - 25600 269g 107 x 65 x 33mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 Panasonic GX85 2016 16MP 200 - 25600 426g 122 x 71 x 44mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 Panasonic GX8 2015 20MP 200 - 25600 487g 133 x 78 x 63mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Panasonic GX7 2013 16MP 125 - 25600 402g 123 x 71 x 55mm

Proc and Cons of Panasonic GX7


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 with competitors in semi-pro mirrorless cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
Touch Screen
AF Face Detection
25600 Max Native ISO
5.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Manual Focus
1/8000s Electronic Shutter Speed
Timelapse Recording
23 Focus Points
Flash Sync Port
Remote Control with a Smartphone
NFC Connectivity
Tilting Screen
External Flash
RAW Support
1040k dots Screen Resolution
1/8000s Max Shutter Speed
Manual Exposure Mode
402g Light Body
2765k dot Viewfinder Resolution
5 AE Bracketing Range
Focus Bracketing
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Environmental Sealing
No Articulating Screen
Low Battery Life: 350 shots
Type Scores

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 has an Overall Score of 76/100 and ranked #63 out of 214 in Mirrorless cameras, and ranked #98 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Panasonic GX7 Scores
Imaging score
52
Features score
85
Value for money score
88
Portability score
88
Overall score
76
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 GX7


Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 weighs 402g and has external dimensions of 123 x 71 x 55mm (4.84 x 2.8 x 2.17"). Considering that the average weight of Semi-Pro Mirrorless cameras is 444g, Panasonic GX7 is 42 grams less than the average weight of cameras in this category. Panasonic GX7 is less by 3mm more than the average length in Semi-Pro Mirrorless.

Weight Comparison
Semi-Pro Mirrorless Cameras


Panasonic GX7
402g
Average weight
444g
Min weight
140g
Max weight
635g

Thickness Comparison
Semi-Pro Mirrorless Cameras


Panasonic GX7
55mm
Average Thickness
54mm
Min Thickness
33mm
Max Thickness
93mm

Here is the front and top view image of Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 with the dimensions:

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight Lumix DMC-GX7 Dimensions Lumix DMC-GX7
Sony Alpha a6000 Sony A6000 344 g 402 g 120 x 67 x 45 mm 123 x 71 x 55 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 Panasonic GX8 487 g 402 g 133 x 78 x 63 mm 123 x 71 x 55 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 Panasonic G7 410 g 402 g 125 x 86 x 77 mm 123 x 71 x 55 mm
Olympus OM-D E-M10 Olympus E-M10 396 g 402 g 119 x 82 x 46 mm 123 x 71 x 55 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 Panasonic GF7 266 g 402 g 107 x 65 x 33 mm 123 x 71 x 55 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 Panasonic GX85 426 g 402 g 122 x 71 x 44 mm 123 x 71 x 55 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 Panasonic GM5 211 g 402 g 99 x 60 x 36 mm 123 x 71 x 55 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 Panasonic GX1 318 g 402 g 116 x 68 x 39 mm 123 x 71 x 55 mm

Specifications of Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7


General
Brand Panasonic
Model Lumix DMC-GX7
Announced November, 2013
Body Type Rangefinder-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 Tilting
Screen Resolution 1040k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Electronic
Viewfinder Resolution 2765
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 23
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/60 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/8000 sec
Continuous Shooting 5.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 7.00
Flash Modes Auto, Auto & Red-eye reduction, Fill-in flash, Slow sync, Slow sync w/red-eye reduction, off
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 125
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
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 402 g
Physical Dimensions 123 x 71 x 55 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC card
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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