Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Review

5.0
September 3, 2013 | Mark Goldstein |

Specifications

TYPE

Type Digital Single Lens Mirrorless camera
Recording media SD memory card, SDHC memory card, SDXC memory card (Compatible with UHS-I standard SDHC/SDXC memory cards)
Image sensor size 17.3 x 13.0 mm (in 4:3 aspect ratio)
Lens Mount Micro Four Thirds mount

IMAGE SENSOR

Type Live MOS Sensor
Total pixels 16.84 Megapixels
Camera effective pixels 16.00 Megapixels
Colour filter Primary color filter
Dust reduction system Supersonic wave filter

IMAGE STABILIZATION SYSTEM

Image Stabilization System Image Sensor Shift Type

RECORDING SYSTEM

Recording file format Still Image: JPEG(DCF, Exif 2.3), RAW, MPO (When attaching 3D lens in Micro Four Thirds standard) / Motion Image: AVCHD (Audio format: Dolby Digital 2ch) / MP4 (Audio format AAC 2ch)
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2, 16:9, 1:1
Image quality RAW, RAW+Fine, RAW+Standard, Fine, Standard, MPO+Fine, MPO+Standard (When attaching 3D lens in Micro Four Thirds System standard)
Color Space sRGB, Adobe RGB
File size(Pixels)
Still Image [4:3] 4592x3448(L) / 3232x2424(M) / 2272x1704(S) / 1824x1368(When attaching 3D lens in Micro Four Third System standard) / [3:2] 4592x3064(L) / 3232x2160(M) / 2272x1520(S) / 1824x1216(When attaching 3D lens in Micro Four Third System standard) / [16:9] 4592x2584(L) / 3232x1824(M) / 1920x1080(S) / 1824x1024(When attaching 3D lens in Micro Four Third System standard) / [1:1] 3424x3424(L) / 2416x2416(M) / 1712x1712(S) / 1712x1712(When attaching 3D lens in Micro Four Third System standard)
Motion Image*1 (MP4*2 : NTSC area) [Full HD]1920×1080, 60fps (sensor output is 60p, 28Mbps) / [Full HD]1920x1080, 30fps (sensor output is 30p, 20Mbps) / [HD]1280x720, 30fps (sensor output is 30p, 10Mbps) / [VGA] 640x480, 30fps (sensor output is 30p, 4Mbps)
Motion Image*1 (MP4*2 : PAL area) [Full HD] 1920×1080, 50fps (sensor output is 50p, 28Mbps) / [Full HD]1920x1080, 25fps (sensor output is 25p, 20Mbps) / [HD] 1280x720, 25fps (sensor output is 25p, 10Mbps) / [VGA] 640x480, 25fps (sensor output is 25p, 4Mbps)
Motion Image (AVCHD Progressive : NTSC area) [Full HD]1920×1080, 60p (sensor output is 60p, 28Mbps)
Motion Image (AVCHD Progressive : PAL area) [Full HD] 1920×1080, 50p (sensor output is 50p, 28Mbps)
Motion Image*1 (AVCHD*2 : NTSC area) [Full HD] 1920x1080, 60i (sensor output is 60p, 17Mbps) / [Full HD] 1920×1080, 60i (sensor output is 30p, 24Mbps) / [Full HD] 1920×1080, 24p (sensor output is 24p, 24Mbps) / [HD] 1280 x 720, 60p (sensor output is 60p, 17Mbps)
Motion Image*1 (AVCHD*2 : PAL area) [Full HD] 1920x1080, 50i (sensor output is 50p, 17Mbps) / [Full HD] 1920x1080, 50i (sensor output is 25p, 24Mbps) / [Full HD] 1920x1080, 24p (sensor output is 24p, 24Mbps) / [HD] 1280 x 720, 50p (sensor output is 50p, 17Mbps)
Continuous recordable time (Motion images)*1 AVCHD : Approx. 140 min with H-FS1442A / AVCHD : Approx. 130 min with H-H020A
Actual recordable time (Motion images) AVCHD : Approx. 70 min with H-FS1442A / AVCHD : Approx. 65 min with H-H020A
Flicker reduction [1/50] / [1/60] / [1/100] / [1/120] / OFF

WiFi FUNCTION

WiFi IEEE 802.11b/g/n, 2412MHz - 2462MHz (11ch), Wi-Fi / WPA / WPA2, Infrastructure mode
NFC ISO/IEC 18092, NFC-F(Passive Mode)

VIEWFINDER

Tilting Yes
Type LCD Live View Finder (2,764,800 dots equivalent)
Field of view Approx. 100%
Magnification Approx. 1.39x / 0.7x (35mm camera equivalent) with 50mm lens at infinity; -1.0 m -1
Eye point Approx.17.5mm from eyepiece lens
Diopter adjustment -4.0~+3.0(dpt)
Eye sensor Yes
Eye sensor adjustment High / Low

FOCUS

Type Contrast AF system
Focus mode AFS (Single) / AFF (Flexible) / AFC (Continuous) / MF
AF mode Face detection / AF Tracking / 23-area-focusing / 1-area-focusing / Pinpoint
AF detective range EV -4 - 18 (ISO100 equivalent)
AF assist lamp YES
AF lock Set the Fn button in custom menu to AF lock
Others Quick AF, Continuous AF (during motion image recording), AF+MF, Eye Sensor AF, Touch AF/AE Function, Touch Pad AF, Touch shutter, MF Assist, Touch MF Assist, One Shot AF,

EXPOSURE CONTROL

Light metering system 1728-zone multi-pattern sensing system
Light metering mode Multiple / Center Weighted / Spot
Metering range EV 0 - 18 (F2.0 lens, ISO100 equivalent)
Exposure mode Program AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE, Manual,
ISO sensitivity (Standard Output Sensitivity) Auto / Intelligent ISO / 125(Extended) / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / 6400 / 12800 / 25600 (Changeable to 1/3 EV step)
Exposure compensation 1/3EV Step ±5EV
AE lock Set the Fn button in custom menu to AE lock
AE bracket 3,5,7 frame, in 1/3 or 2/3 or 1EV Step, Max.±3 EV

WHITE BALANCE

White balance Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Incandescent / Flash / White Set 1, 2 / Color temperature setting
White balance adjustment Blue/amber bias, Magenta/green bias
Color temperature setting 2500-10000K in 100K
White balance bracket 3 exposures in blue/ amber axis or in magenta/ green axis

SHUTTER

Type Focal-plane shutter
Shutter speed Still Images: Bulb (Max.2min), 1/8000 ~ 60 / Motion image: 1/16000 ~ 1/25 (NTSC area/PAL area)
Self timer 10sec, 3 images/ 2sec / 10sec

SCENE GUIDE

Still image Clear Portrait / Silky Skin / Backlit Softness / Clear in Backlight / Relaxing Tone / Sweet Child's Face / Distinct Scenery / Bright Blue Sky / Romantic Sunset Glow / Vivid Sunset Glow / Glistening Water / Clear Nightscape / Cool Night Sky / / Warm Glowing Nightscape / Artistic Nightscape / Glittering Illuminations / Clear Night Portrait / Soft Image of a Flower / Appetizing Food / Cute Dessert / Freeze Animal Motion / Clear Sports Shot / Monochrome / Panorama
Video Clear Portrait / Silky Skin / Backlit Softness / Clear in Backlight / Relaxing Tone / Sweet Child's Face / Distinct Scenery / Bright Blue Sky / Romantic Sunset Glow / Vivid Sunset Glow / Clear Nightscape / Cool Night Sky / / Warm Glowing Nightscape / Artistic Nightscape / Clear Night Portrait / Appetizing Food / Cute Dessert / Freeze Animal Motion / Clear Sports Shot / Monochrome

BURST SHOOTING

Number of recordable images 9 images (when there are RAW files with the particular speed) / Unlimited consecutive shooting (when there are no RAW files) / (depending on aspect ratio, memory card size, picture size, and the setting for the quality)
Burst speed Mechanical Shutter - H: 5.0 frames/sec(with AFS), 4.3 frames/sec(with AFC, In 1-area-focusing AF mode), M: 4.0 frames/sec with Live View, L: 2.0 frames/sec with Live View / Electronic Shutter - SH: 40.0 frames/sec, H: 10.0 frames/sec, M: 4.0 frames/sec with Live View, L: 2.0 frames/sec with Live View

BUILT-IN-FLASH

Type TTL Built-in Flash, GN7.0 equivalent (ISO 200 ・m), GN5.0 equivalent (ISO 100 ・m), Built-in Pop-up
Flash Mode Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync., Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off
Synchronization speed Less than 1/320 second (Built-in Flash) / Less than 1/250 second (External Flash)
Flash synchronization 1st. Curtain Sync, 2nd Curtain Sync.

LCD MONITOR

Type Tilt Static LCD with Touch Monitor
Monitor size 3.0inch (7.5cm)/ 3:2 Aspect / Wide-viewing angle
Pixels Approx. 1040K dots
Filed of view Approx. 100%
Monitor adjustment Brightness, Contrast and Saturation, Red tint, Blue tint

LIVE VIEW

Digital zoom 2x, 4x
Extra Tele Conversion Still image: Max.2x (Aspect ratio sets at 4:3. Not effective with L size recording. Magnification ratio depends on the recording pixels and aspect ratio.) / Motion image: 2.4x (FHD/60p, FHD/60i, FHD/30p, FHD/24p in NTSC area / FHD/50p, FHD/50i, FHD/25p, FHD/24p in PAL area), 3.6x (HD/60p, HD/30p in NTSC area / HD/50p, HD/25p in PAL area), 4.8x (VGA/30p in NTSC area / VGA/25p in PAL area)
Other functions Guide Lines (3 patterns) / Real-time Histogram

LEVEL GAUGE

Level Gauge Yes

DIRECTION DETECTION FUNCTION

Direction Detection Function Yes

FUNCTION BUTTON

Fn1, Fn2, Fn3, Fn4, Fn5, Fn6, Fn7, Fn8, Fn9 WiFi / Q.MENU / LVF/Monitor Switch / AF/AE LOCK / AF-ON / One Push AE / Touch AE / Preview / Level Gauge / Focus Area Set / Zoom Control / Photo Style / Aspect Ratio / Picture Size / Quality / Metering Mode / Highligt Shadow / / i.Dynamic / i.Resolution / HDR / Electronic Shutter / Flash Mode / Ex. Tele Conv. / Digital Zoom / Stabilizer / Sensitivity / White Balance / AF Mode / Drive Mode / Restore to Default / Motion Pic. Set / Picture Mode / Silent Mode / AFS/ / AFF/AFC / Peaking / Histogram / Guide Line / Rec Area / Step Zoom / Zoom Speed

CREATIVE CONTROL

Still image Expressive / Retro / Old Days / High Key / Low Key / Sepia / Monochrome / Dynamic Monochrome / Rough Monochrome / Silky Monochrome / Impressive Art / / High Dynamic / Cross Process / Toy Effect / Toy POP / Bleach Bypass / Miniature Effect / Soft Focus / Fantasy / Star Filter / One Point Color / Sun Shine
Video Expressive / Retro / Old Days / High Key / Low Key / Sepia / Monochrome / Dynamic Monochrome / Impressive Art / High Dynamic / Cross Process / Toy Effect / Toy POP / Bleach Bypass / Miniature Effect / Fantasy / One Point Color

FUNCTION LEVER

Function Lever No

CREATIVE VIDEO MODE

Exposure Mode Program AE/ Aperture-Priority / Sutter-Priority / Manual Exposure

PHOTO STYLE

Still image and Video Standard / Vivid / Natural / Monochrome / Scenery / Portrait / Custom

PLAYBACK

Playback mode Normal playback, 30-thumbnail display, 12-thumbnail display, Calendar display, Zoomed playback (16x Max.), Slideshow (duration & effect is selectable), / Playback Mode (Normal/Picture/Video/3D Play/Category/Favorite), Title Edit, Location Logging, Clear Retouch, Text Stamp, Video Divide, Stop Motion Video, / Time Lapse Video, Resize, Cropping, Rotate, Favorite, Print set, Protect, Face Recognition Edit

IMAGE PROTECTION / ERASE

Protection Single / Multi, Cancel
Erase Single / Multi / All / Except Favorite

PRINT

Direct Print PictBridge compatible

INTERFACE

USB USB 2.0 High Speed Multi
HDMI miniHDMI TypeC / VIERA Link / Video: Auto / 1080p / 1080i / 720p / 480p (576p in PAL system) / Audio: Stereo
Audio video output Monaural Type, NTSC/PAL, NTSC only for North America / *Check the website of the Panasonic sales company in your country or region for details on the products that are available in your market.
Microphone Stereo
Remote input φ2.5mm for Remote
Speaker Monaural
External microphone input No

LANGUAGE

OSD language Japanese, English, German, French, Italian, Spanish

POWER

Battery Li-ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 1025mAh) (Included) / Battery Charger
Battery life (CIPA standard) Approx. 320 images with H-H020A / Approx. 350 images with H-FS1442A

DIMENSIONS / WEIGHT

Dimensions (W x H x D) 122.60x 70.7 x 54.6 mm / 4.83 x 2.78 x 2.15 inch
Weight Approx. 402g / 0.89 lb (SD card, Battery, Body) / Approx. 360g / 0.79 lb (Body only) / Approx. 489g / 1.08 lb (SD card, Battery, H-H020A lens included) / Approx. 512g / 1.13 lb (SD card, Battery, H-FS1442A lens included)

OPERATING ENVIRONMENT

Operating temperature 0℃ to 40℃ (32°F to 104°F)
Operating humidity 10% RH to 80% RH

STANDARD ACCESSORIES

Software PHOTOfunSTUDIO 9.2 PE (Windows XP/Vista/7/8) / SILKYPIX® Developer Studio 3.1 SE (Windows XP/Vista/7/8, Mac OS X v10.4/v10.5/v10.6/v10.7/v10.8) / LoiLoScope 30 day full trial version (Windows XP/Vista/7/8)
Standard accessories Battery pack, Battery Charger, Body Cap, Lens Cap, Lens Hood, Lens Rear Cap, / USB Connection Cable, Shoulder Strap, CD-ROM / * Lens Hood of H-H020A lens is not included for DMC-GX7C kit

INTERCHANGEABLE LENS-1

Lens Name LUMIX G 20mm / F1.7 Ⅱ ASPH.
Lens Construction 7 elements in 5 groups (2 Aspherical lenses)
Mount Micro Four Thirds mount
Optical Image Stabilizer No
Focal Length f=20mm (35mm camera equivalent 40mm)
Aperture Type 7 diaphragm blades / Circular aperture diaphragm
Aperture F1.7
Minimum Aperture F16
Closest Focusing Distance 0.2m / 0.66ft
Maximum magnification Approx. 0.13x / 0.25x (35mm camera equivalent)
Diagonal Angle of View 57°
General
Filter Size φ46mm / 1.81 in
Max. Diameter φ63mm / 2.48 in
Overall Length Approx. 25.5mm / 1.00 in (from the tip of the lens to the base side of the lens mount)
Weight [g] Approx. 87g (excluding lens cap and lens rear cap)
Weight [oz] Approx. 3.07oz (excluding lens cap and lens rear cap)

Further Specifications

NOTE *1 Videos can be recorded continuously for up to 29 min 59 sec in Europe and some Asia areas. Continuous recording exceeding 4GB or 29 min 59 sec is not possible when recording MP4. For Full HD in MP4, the recordable time will drop below 29 min 59 sec. / *2 Use a card with SD Speed Class with "Class4" or higher

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