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Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 / DMC-G70

alaTest has collected and analyzed 694 reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 / DMC-G70. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People are impressed by the image quality and price. The portability and performance are also appreciated. There are some mixed views about the sensor and focus, while many are critical about the memory and color.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 / DMC-G70 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 / DMC-G70

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 25 user reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 / DMC-G70 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk.

96% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic DMC-G7 Compact System Camera (16 MP, MOS Sensor, 14 - 42 mm Lens)Panasonic DMC-G7 Compact System Camera (16 MP, MOS Sensor, 14 - 42 mm Lens)

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 / DMC-G70

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 146 user reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 / DMC-G70 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Views about the size and performance are overall positive. The usability and portability are also mentioned favorably.

price, portability, usability, performance, size

97% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic DMC-G7KK Digital Single Lens Mirrorless Camera 14-42 mm Lens Kit, 4KPanasonic DMC-G7KK Digital Single Lens Mirrorless Camera 14-42 mm Lens Kit, 4K

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 / DMC-G70

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 / DMC-G70 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.ca.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic DMC-G7KK Digital Single Lens Mirrorless Camera 14-42 mm Lens Kit, 4KPanasonic DMC-G7KK Digital Single Lens Mirrorless Camera 14-42 mm Lens Kit, 4K

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Josh Fate (steves-digicams.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7

 

The Panasonic Lumix G7 is a compact, powerful and affordable ILC. It is the perfect camera for anyone looking to be ready for any situation, either shooting stills or 4K video. Coming in well under $1,000, it is a must see for anyone looking for an ILC...

iAuto and Program shooting modes are accurate and easy in all situations ; Dedicated Video Capture Button is always ready to record ; Outstanding image quality for both still images and video ; Excellent performance ; Mega O.I.S. on the included kit...

Lacks internal image stabilization that has been noticeably more effective that being built into the lenses ; Higher ISO settings are way to noisy to be used ; No NFC for quick connections to smartphones

The Panasonic Lumix G7 is a compact, powerful and affordable ILC. It is the perfect camera for anyone looking to be ready for any situation, either shooting stills or 4K video. Coming in well under $1,000, it is a must see for anyone looking for an ILC...

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7

 

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7's excellent 4K capture will appeal to you if video is a priority, but its plastic body may be a turnoff.

4K video. Built-in EVF. Vari-angle touch LCD. Dual control dials. Speedy performance. 4K Photo and Post Focus modes. Built-in flash.

Tracking focus slows burst rate. Not available as a body only. Plastic build.

Conclusions The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 is one of the better mirrorless cameras you can buy. Even though it lacks the stellar build quality of the Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II, its image quality is just a step behind APS-C models at high ISOs, and the...

Dec, 2015

Expert review by: Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 review

 

I liked the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 a lot more than I expected. The G7 brings the company's midrange line of enthusiast and family-oriented interchangeable-lens models up to date with features like 4K/UHD (ultra high definition) video and the company's...

For the money, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 delivers great photo and video, excellent performance and a broad feature set.

It's another in a long line of Panasonic cameras with proprietary USB connectors and some people might find it too complicated.

A great mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera for families and travelers, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 is a compelling alternative to similarly priced dSLRs.

Aug, 2015

Expert review by: (cnet.com)

Panasonic Lumix G7 (body only, black)

 

The G7 comes in solid black or a two-tone graphite and black, in a variety of kits worldwide: one with a 14-42mm lens ($800, £680, AU$1,000), one with a 14-140mm lens ($1,100, £850, AU$1,500), one with both lenses (AU$1,200), and body only (£600,...

For the money, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 delivers great photo and video, excellent performance and a broad feature set.

It's another in a long line of Panasonic cameras with proprietary USB connectors and some people might find it too complicated.

A great mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera for families and travelers, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 is a compelling alternative to similarly priced dSLRs.

Aug, 2015

Expert review by: (dpreview.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 Review

 

The Panasonic G7 is a direct descendant of the first ever mirrorless camera. Yet, despite this, the last thing it's trying to be is a mirrorless camera. Instead it's trying to be a non-specific interchangeable lens camera: a camera where you don't have...

Jul, 2015

SILVER AWARD!

Expert review by: Andy Westlake (dpreview.com)

Panasonic Lumix G 7-14mm F4 Lens Review

 

The Lumix G Vario 7-14mm F4 ASPH was the third lens Panasonic announced for its fledgling Micro Four Thirds system, back in March 2009. It certainly created a significant buzz on release, with the company taking advantage of the short back focus of the...

Extraordinarily small for such a wide lens ; Very good image quality ; Extremely fast, practically silent autofocus with minimal 'breathing ; Impressively resistant to flare

Does not accept filters ; Fairly strong lateral chromatic aberration at the widest settings when used on Olympus bodies ; High price (much more expensive than Olympus 9-18mm F4-5.6)

The Panasonic Lumix G Vario 7-14mm F4 is a remarkable lens - it may not be the widest angle zoom currently made (an honor held jointly by Sigma's 12-24mm for full frame and 8-16mm for APS-C), but its combination of ultra-wide view and compact size is...

May, 2010

Highly Recommended

Expert review by: Mark Goldstein (photographyblog.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 Review

 

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 is a new Micro Four Thirds compact system camera that integrates 4K video recording capability with a variety of 4K Photo functions. The G7 can record 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) video with either 30p or 24p frames rates at 100Mbps...

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 is the fifth Panasonic stills camera to offer 4K video and photo shooting, following in the footsteps of the GH4, LX100, FZ1000 and CM1 models. "Introducing 4k to everyone" is the marketing angle that Panasonic are taking...

Jun, 2015

Expert review by: Mike Tomkins (imaging-resource.com)

Panasonic G7 Review

 

With the Panasonic G7, the company offers up a whole lot of camera at a really great price. Ostensibly a camera aimed at the family documentarian, the Lumix G7 is also a whole lot more than just a family camera, with great features like super-swift...

Compact and lightweight for a fully-featured interchangeable-lens camera; Really fast autofocus; Good all-around performance too; Generous buffer depth; Versatile tilt/swivel LCD and high-res viewfinder; Touch-screen controls; Very affordable pricetag

Out of the box, colors are muted by consumer standards; Warm white balance under incandescent light; Handgrip is a little shallow for those with larger hands; Wi-Fi is overly complex and has limited range

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Dec, 2015

Expert review by: Eric Reagan (photographybay.com)

Deal: Panasonic G7 Kit for $597 & Get $100 B&H Gift Card

 

B&H has the Panasonic Lumix G7 kit with 14-42mm lens for $597.99 (reg. $797.99). Plus you also get a free $100 B&H Gift Card while supplies last. The G7 features a 16MP Micro Four Thirds se…

B&H has the Panasonic Lumix G7 kit with 14-42mm lens for $597.99 (reg. $797.99). Plus you also get a free $100 B&H Gift Card while supplies last. The G7 features a 16MP Micro Four Thirds sensor and captures 4K video. Check it out here at B&H Photo.

Apr, 2016

Expert review by: Sam Khan (4k.com)

Panasonic Lumix G7 Review – DSLM Mirrorless 4k Camera DMC-G7

 

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 camera has 16 megapixel Digital Live MOS sensor in combination with the newly developed and reconfigured Venus Engine which means incredibly high quality image capture with super-fast signal processing. This combination of...

4K UHD Video Capture ; Fast & Accurate Auto-Focus System ; 1040K Tiltable Screen ; Intuitive Manual Control System

Plastic Like Feel ; Main Dial Issues ; Average Dynamic Range ; Slow Wake-Up-To-Shoot Time

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 has a 16 megapixel Digital Live MOS sensor in combination with the newly developed and reconfigured Venus Engine which means it provides a combination of really high quality image capture with super-fast signal processing....

Jan, 2016

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Mono
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Voice recording: Yes

Battery

Battery Capacity:1200
Battery life (CIPA standard):360
Battery performance:1200
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:7.2
Power source type:Battery

Camera

Brightness adjustment: Yes
Camera file system:DCF, Exif 2.3
Camera playback:Movie, Single image, Slide show, Thumbnails / Single image, Thumbnails, Movie, Slide show
Contrast adjustment: Yes
Diopter adjustment (D-D):-4 - 4 / 4 - 4
Dioptre correction: Yes
Direct printing: Yes
Eye Relief:0.689
GPS: No
GPS (satellite):N
Histogram: Yes
Image editing:Crop, Resizing, Rotating
Languages support:Multi
Live view: Yes
Multi burst mode: Yes
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:CZE, DAN, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FIN, FRE, GRE, HUN, ITA, JPN, POL, POR, SWE, TUR
Photo effects:Black&White, Sepia / Black&White, Vivid / Negative film, Vivid / Vivid, Negative film
Playback zoom:10 / 16
Playback zoom (max):10 / 16
Saturation adjustment: Yes
Scene modes:Children, Flower, Food, Night, Night landscape, Night portrait, Portrait, Sports, Sunset / Children, Night landscape, Night portrait, Panorama, Pet, Portrait, Sports, Sunset / Landscape, Panorama, Portrait / Pet, Sunset, Portrait, Night landscape, Children, Night portrait, Sports, Panorama
Self-timer:2,10
Self-timer delay:2,10
Shooting modes:Auto, Manual, Movie
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Flash, Incandescent, Shade / auto, Cloudy, daylight, flash, Shade, Tungsten / Incandescent, Auto, Flash, Shade, Cloudy, Daylight

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Silver / Black, Silver, Titanium / Silver

Display

Display:LCD
Display aspect ratio:3:2
Display Diagonal:3
Display resolution (numeric):1040000
Field of view:100
Flip-out screen:Y
Second display:N
Second LCD screen: No
Touch screen: Yes
Touchscreen:Y
Vari-angle LCD display: Yes

Flash

Flash exposure compensation: Yes
Flash exposure correction:±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step) / ±3EV (1/3 EV step)
Flash modes:Auto, Flash off, Flash on, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization / Auto, Forced off, Forced on, Red-eye reduction, Second curtain synchro, Slow synchronization / Auto, Forced off, Forced on, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization / Auto, Forced off, Forced on, Slow synchronization, Red-eye reduction / Flash off, Flash on, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization
Flash sync-speed:0.00625 / 1/160
Shoe mounting point:Y
Shoe mounting point type:Hot

Focusing

Auto Focus (AF) assist beam: Yes
Auto Focus (AF) lock: Yes
Auto Focus (AF) points:49
Auto focusing (AF) modes:Continuous Auto Focus, Contrast Detection Auto Focus, Flexible Spot Auto Focus, Single Auto Focus / Continuous Auto Focus, Face tracking, Flexible Spot Auto Focus, Multi Point Auto Focus, Single Auto Focus / continuous auto focus, flexible spot auto focus, single auto focus / Contrast Detection Auto Focus, Face detection / Multi Point Auto Focus, Single Auto Focus, Face tracking, Continuous Auto Focus, Flexible Spot Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance:11.8 / 7.87
Focus adjustment:Auto / Auto/Manual

Lens System

Digital Zoom:2 / 4
Filter size:1.81 / 2.05 / 2.28
Focal length range (f-f):0.472 - 2.36 / 0.551 - 1.65 / 0.551 - 5.51
Lens mount interface:Micro Four Thirds
Lens structure:11/9 / 12/9 / 14/12 / 9/8
Lens structure (elements/groups):11/9 / 12/9 / 14/12 / 9/8
Lens Type:Standard zoom
Maximum aperture number:22
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):11 / 3.31 / 4.72
Minimum aperture number:22 / 3.5
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):0.945 / 1.1
Number of aspheric elements:1 / 3
Number of diaphragm blades:7

Light Exposure

Auto Exposure (AE) lock: Yes
ISO sensitivity:100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800 / 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600 / 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600, Auto / 1600, 400, 12800, 100, 3200, 800, 200, 6400
ISO sensitivity (max):25600
ISO sensitivity (min):100
Light exposure control:Program AE
Light exposure correction:± 5EV (1/3EV step)
Light exposure modes:Aperture priority AE, Auto, Manual, Shutter priority AE / Aperture priority AE, Manual, Auto, Shutter priority AE / Aperture priority AE, Manual, Shutter priority AE / Auto, Manual
Light metering:Centre-weighted, Evaluative (Multi-pattern) / Centre-weighted, Evaluative (Multi-pattern), Spot

Memory

Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC
Memory slots:1

Networking

Bluetooth: No
Data network: No
Near Field Communication (NFC):No / Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 40

Other features

Software CD:Y

Other Features

USB connectivity: Yes

Packaging Content

Batteries included: Yes
Battery charger: Yes
Battery charger included:Y
Bundled software:PHOTOfunSTUDIO 9.7 PE / PHOTOfunSTUDIO 9.7 PE, SILKYPIX Developer Studio 4.3 SE, LoiLoScope / PHOTOfunSTUDIO 9.7 PE/(Windows Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8 / Windows 8.1)/SILKYPIX Developer Studio 4.3 SE/(Windows Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8 / Windows 8.1, Mac OS X v10.5 - v10.10)/LoiLoScope /(Windows Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8 / Windows 8.1)
Cables included:AC, USB / USB
Carrying case: Yes
Hand strap: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Picture Quality

Camera Type:MILC / MILC Body
Image formats supported:JPG, MPO, RAW
Image sensor size (W x H):0.681 x 0.512
Image Stabilizer:No / Yes
Image stabilizer location:Lens
Maximum image resolution:4592 x 3448
Megapixel:16 / 16.00 / 16.4
Sensor Type:Live MOS
Still image resolution(s):- 4592 x 3448 \n- 3232 x 2424 \n- 2272 x 1704 \n- 1824 x 1368 / - 4592 x 3448\n- 3232 x 2424\n- 2272 x 1704\n- 1824 x 1368 / 4592 x 3448, 3232 x 2424, 2272 x 1704, 1824 x 1368, 4592 x 3064, 3232 x 2160, 2272 x 1520, 1824 x 1216, 4592 x 2584, 3840 x 2160, 1920 x 1080, 1824 x 1024, 3424 x 3424, 2416 x 2416, 1712 x 1712, 1712 x 1712 / 4592x3448, 3232x2424, 2272x1704, 1824x1368, 4592x3064, 3232x2160, 2272x1520, 1824x1216, 4592x2584, 1920x1080, 1824x1024, 3424x3424, 2416x2416, 1712x1712, 1712x1712 / José van Santen / [4:3] 4592x3448(L) / 3232x2424(M) / 2272x1704(S) / 1824x1368\nStill Image [3:2] 4592x3064(L) / 3232x2160(M) / 2272x1520(S) / 1824x1216\nStill Image [16:9] 4592x2584(L) / 3840x2160(M) / 1920x1080(S) / 1824x1024\nStill Image [1:1] 3424x3424(L) / 2416x2416(M) / 1712x1712(S) / 1712x1712 / [4:3] 4592x3448(L) / 3232x2424(M) / 2272x1704(S) / 1824x1368\n[3:2] 4592x3064(L) / 3232x2160(M) / 2272x1520(S) / 1824x1216\n[16:9] 4592x2584(L) / 3840x2160(M) / 1920x1080(S) / 1824x1024\n1:1] 3424x3424(L) / 2416x2416(M) / 1712x1712(S) / 1712x1712
Supported aspect ratios:1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9 / 1:1, 4:3 / 1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
Total megapixels:16.84

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
HDMI: Yes
HDMI connector type:Micro
Microphone in: Yes
PictBridge: Yes
USB version:2.0

Shutter

Camera shutter type:Electronic, Mechanical
Fastest camera shutter speed:1/16000 / 1/25 / 1/4000
Slowest camera shutter speed:120 / 60

System Requirements

Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite, Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks
Windows operating systems supported:Windows 7 Enterprise, Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Windows 8 Enterprise, Windows 8 Enterprise x64 / Yes

Technical Details

Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Lens cap included:Y
Self-timer: Yes

Video

Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL
Full HD: Yes
HD type:4K Ultra HD
Maximum video resolution:3840 x 2160
Motion JPEG frame rate:50
Resolution at capture speed:1280x720@30fps, 1920x1080@30fps, 1920x1080@50fps, 1920x1080@60fps, 3840x2160@30fps, 640x480@30fps / 640x480@25fps, 1280x720@25fps, 1920x1080@30fps, 1920x1080@50fps, 3840x2160@25fps / 640x480@30fps, 1280×720@30fps, 1920x1080@30fps, 1920x1080@50fps, 1920x1080@60fps, 3840x2160@30fps
Video compression format:AVCHD / AVCHD, MP4
Video formats supported:AVCHD / AVCHD,MP4
Video Frame Rate:50
Video recording: Yes
Video Resolutions:1920 x 1080,1280 x 720,3840 x 2160,640 x 480 / 640 x 480,1280 x 720,1920 x 1080,3840 x 2160

Viewfinder

Camera viewfinder:Electronic
Magnification:0.25 / 0.5 / 1.4
Viewfinder screen size:0.24
Viewfinder type:Electronic

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:3.05
Height:3.39
Lens diameter:2.2 / 2.39 / 2.64
Lens length:1.93 / 2.5 / 2.95
Lens weight:3.88 / 5.82 / 9.35
Weight:12.7
Weight (including battery):14.5 / 18.3 / 23.8
Width:4.92