Panasonic G7

 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 front
 
  • 16MP - Four Thirds Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Screen
  • ISO 100 - 25600
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • Micro Four Thirds Mount
  • 410g - 125 x 86 x 77mm
  • Revealed May 2015
  • Old Model is Panasonic G6
  • Read full specs
  • Alternatives
Portability
71
Imaging
56
Features
83
Overall
66

Panasonic G7 overview

Panasonic G7 is Panasonic's Advanced Mirrorless digital camera initially released on May of 2015. It has a 16 MegaPixel, CMOS Four Thirds sized sensor and has a peak resolution of 4592 x 3448.

Panasonic introduced this model in order to upgrade the older Panasonic G6 (Read Full Comparison)

The G7 is positioned #34 out of 54 in Advanced Mirrorless cameras and all round #201 out of 1422 for cameras in our collection. You can check out our Advanced camera search to see camera ratings based on your personalized factors.

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The following is a graph of specific criteria used in the scoring system.

Panasonic G7 history

The Panasonic G7 is part of a family of digital cameras. You can see the detailed range underneath.

ModelVisualizeResolutionSensor SizeMax fpsReleased
Panasonic-Lumix-DC-G100 front thumbnailPanasonic G100
G7 vs G100
20MPFour Thirds10.0 fps2020
Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-G95 front thumbnailPanasonic G95
G7 vs G95
20.3MPFour Thirds9.0 fps2019
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Panasonic-Lumix-DC-GX9 front thumbnailPanasonic GX9
G7 vs GX9
20MPFour Thirds9.0 fps2018
Panasonic-Lumix-DC-GH5S front thumbnailPanasonic GH5S
G7 vs GH5S
10MPFour Thirds12.0 fps2018
Panasonic-Lumix-DC-G9 front thumbnailPanasonic G9
G7 vs G9
20MPFour Thirds20.0 fps2017
Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-GH5 front thumbnailPanasonic GH5
G7 vs GH5
20MPFour Thirds12.0 fps2017
400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-G85 front thumbnailPanasonic G85
G7 vs G85
16MPFour Thirds9.0 fps2016
Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-GX85 front thumbnailPanasonic GX85
G7 vs GX85
16MPFour Thirds8.0 fps2016
Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-GX8 front thumbnailPanasonic GX8
G7 vs GX8
20MPFour Thirds12.0 fps2015
Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-G7 front thumbnailPanasonic G716MPFour Thirds7.0 fps2015
Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-GH4 front thumbnailPanasonic GH4
G7 vs GH4
16MPFour Thirds12.0 fps2014
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Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-GX7 front thumbnailPanasonic GX7
G7 vs GX7
16MPFour Thirds5.0 fps2013
Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-G6 front thumbnailPanasonic G6
G7 vs G6
16MPFour Thirds7.0 fps2013
Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-GH3 front thumbnailPanasonic GH3
G7 vs GH3
16MPFour Thirds20.0 fps2012
Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-G5 front thumbnailPanasonic G5
G7 vs G5
16MPFour Thirds6.0 fps2012
Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-G3 front thumbnailPanasonic G3
G7 vs G3
16MPFour Thirds4.0 fps2011
Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-GH2 front thumbnailPanasonic GH2
G7 vs GH2
16MPFour Thirds3.0 fps2011
Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-G10 front thumbnailPanasonic G10
G7 vs G10
12MPFour Thirds3.0 fps2010
Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-G2 front thumbnailPanasonic G2
G7 vs G2
12MPFour Thirds3.0 fps2010
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Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-GH1 front thumbnailPanasonic GH1
G7 vs GH1
12MPFour Thirds3.0 fps2009
Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-G1 front thumbnailPanasonic G1
G7 vs G1
12MPFour Thirds3.0 fps2009

Panasonic G7 Pros and Cons

Below is a shortlist of benefits and drawbacks of the Panasonic G7 based on features which are normally seen as useful in a digital camera.

above average ISO range (25,600)
above average min ISO (100)
boasts touch focus
change lenses (Micro Four Thirds mount)
decent MP (16MP)
exports RAW files
flash built-in
has face detection autofocus
has tracking autofocus
high quality video (3840 x 2160 pixels)
includes external microphone socket
includes HDMI socket
manual focus
screen can move to multiple angles
screen has good resolution (1,040 thousand dots)
screen is a decent size (3")
selfie friendly display
sensor size is nice (Four Thirds)
silent mode (1/16,000 seconds)
touchscreen
doesn't have headphone socket
lack of image stabilization
no phase detect autofocus
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Panasonic G7 Sensor specifications

The sensor specification in the Panasonic G7 is 17.3mm x 13mm (Four Thirds). The 225 mm² sensor has the ability to resolve 4592 x 3448 pixels and aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9.

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The CMOS sensor boasts 16MP and has a standard ISO range of 100 - 25600. RAW format is supported which means that the user has wider room to maneuver in post.

The picture underneath shows the G7's sensor dimensions compared to other popular sizes. The G7 sensor comes with a crop factor of 2.1 and is pointed out in green.

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To get an idea of specific aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Panasonic G7 dimensions

Panasonic G7 weighs 0.90 lbs (410g / 14.46 ounces) and the volume of the camera is 125mm x 86mm x 77mm (4.9" x 3.4" x 3.0"). The weight of general Advanced Mirrorless camera is 437g so the Panasonic G7 is very similar when compared with its competitors.

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Down below is a shot of the Panasonic G7 besides a soda to help you have a sense of its scale.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 dimensions scale

The top view underneath will show you the button arrangement on the G7.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 topview buttons dials

Panasonic G7 Lens specifications

The G7 works with the Micro Four Thirds mount and has 151 lenses to choose from. Below is a small number of the lenses we have in our collection which will work with the G7.

ModelVisualizeFocal LengthApertureStabilizedWeight
Olympus-9mm-F8-Fish-Eye-Body-Cap-Lens lensOlympus 9mm F8 Fish-Eye Body Cap Lens9mmf/8.0 30g
Panasonic-Lumix-G-Vario-100-300mm-F4-5.6-II-Power-OIS lensPanasonic Lumix G Vario 100-300mm F4-5.6 II Power OIS100-300mmf/4-5.6 520g
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Sigma-30mm-F1.4-EX-DC-HSM-Four-Thirds lensSigma 30mm F1.4 EX DC HSM30mmf/1.4 430g
Voigtlander-Nokton-42.5mm-F0.95-Micro-Four-Thirds lensVoigtlander Nokton 42.5mm F0.9543mmf/0.95 571g
Venus-Laowa-4mm-F2.8-Fisheye-MFT lensVenus Laowa 4mm F2.8 Fisheye MFT4mmf/2.8135g
Voigtlander-Nokton-25mm-F0.95-Micro-Four-Thirds lensVoigtlander Nokton 25mm F0.9525mmf/0.95 410g
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Panasonic-Leica-DG-Vario-Elmarit-50-200mm-F2.8-4.0-ASPH-Power-OIS lensPanasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 50-200mm F2.8-4.0 ASPH Power OIS50-200mmf/2.8-4 655g
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Panasonic G7 Connectivity

The G7 has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes
  • Wireless Yes
  • HDMI Yes

Cameras which have NFC or Bluetooth connectivity are able to be used wirelessly by smartphones. You are able to transfer images and sometimes adjust settings without the hassle of connecting directly to the camera.

A few applications even stream a Liveview and press the shutter whenever you aren't near the camera. If the camera contains a HDMI out, it can easily be hooked up to an external screen. Most cameras enable you to recharge the battery using the USB port.

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Panasonic G7 Video specifications

The highest video resolution in the Panasonic G7 is 3840 x 2160 and it can shoot in MPEG-4 and AVCHD file format. 2160p will provide a fantastic resolution for video recording. You will be able to crop to Full HD in order to get improved results. Be mindful of the huge file sizes and ensure you have got high quality SD cards that have fast write speeds. Even though the camera features a microphone socket, it is sadly lacking a headphone socket which means that you won't have the ability to keep an eye on your audio levels.

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Panasonic G7 Weather Sealing

There is no weather sealing in the Panasonic G7 so you need to be cautious in wet or dusty situations.

Panasonic G7 Screen and Viewfinder

The Panasonic G7 has a 3 inch fully articulated display supporting a resolution of 1,040 thousand dots.

It includes a selfie friendly screen to get self portraits and group shots when necessary. Moreover the display is touch friendly which means that you will be able to shift focus points and change settings by using your finger.

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The View Finder specs regarding Panasonic G7 are as follows:

  • ViewFinder Electronic
  • Resolution 2,360 thousand dots
  • Coverage 100%
  • Magnification 0.7x

In those sunny outdoor situations which make the camera screens washed out and challenging to view, viewfinders are particularly valuable.

Panasonic G7 Shutter specifications

Panasonic G7 continuous shooting rate is 7.0 fps. The max shutter speed is 1/4000 seconds. The camera also features silent electronic shutter of 1/16000 seconds. Beware that the electronic shutter could result in "rolling shutter" in certain lighting conditions.

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Panasonic G7 Flash and Hot shoe specifications

Panasonic G7 boasts both integrated flash and external flash ability.

Panasonic G7 Autofocusing specifications

Panasonic G7 boasts just Contrast Detect Autofocus and is missing Phase Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection focusing is a lot snappier & accurate in comparison with Contrast Detect focusing. The camera has Face detection making it helpful for taking portraits of people.

The AF system has 49 focus points to select from. Panasonic G7 has touch to focus. You can use your fingers in order to change where you focus. It also features Tracking Autofocus for subjects on the move. Panasonic G7 supports manual focus in case it is needed in low light or you want more exact control on focus.

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Panasonic G7 Battery life

The battery power in the Panasonic G7 is built to last for 350 photographs as per the CIPA standards making it about average when compared to its rivals. The typical Advanced Mirrorless camera battery life is 366. Sony A6600 offers the highest (810) battery life in this category of cameras.

Listed below is a listing of Advanced Mirrorless cameras having the strongest battery life:

ModelVisualizeBattery LifeRAWNFCBluetooth
Sony-Alpha-a6600 front thumbnailSony A6600
G7 vs A6600
810 yesyesyes
Sony-Alpha-A7c front thumbnailSony A7c
G7 vs A7c
740 yesyesyes
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Nikon-Z5 front thumbnailNikon Z5
G7 vs Z5
470 yesnoyes

Panasonic G7 for varying forms of photography

The following illustration presents a summation of the Panasonic G7 for varying forms of photography. To look at more, scroll to the specific paragraph underneath.

Portrait photography with Panasonic G7

The Panasonic G7 receives a score of 73 which is above average, and means the camera is a good fit to use for portrait photography. Taking portraits leans greatly towards sensor size, RAW support and option to utilize off-camera lighting.

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focusing manually
good megapixels (16 megapixels)
sensor size is decent (Four Thirds)
features face detect focus
delivers RAW files

Street photography with Panasonic G7

With a above average points tally of 72, the Panasonic G7 is a respectable pick to use in street photography. A good street photography camera has a good balance of picture quality plus portability.

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fully articulated screen
decent sensor size (Four Thirds)
saves RAW formats
provides focus by touch
very good high ISO (25,600)
lack of image stabilization

Panasonic G7 Sports photography advice

A nice sports photography score of 61 suggests the Panasonic G7 is a good choice for photographing sports. A camera must have fantastic focusing plus fast continuous shooting for sports photography.

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silent shutter (1/16,000 seconds)
sensor resolution is decent (16 megapixels)
nice sensor size (Four Thirds)
includes tracking focus
lack of image stabilization
doesn't have phase detect auto focus

Panasonic G7 Travel photography information

Size is pretty important when choosing a camera for travel. In general, the Panasonic G7 gets a brilliant 79 as a travelling camera which is a brilliant fit to purchase for your vacations.

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features focus by touch
good resolution (16MP)
flash built-in
selfie friendly screen

Panasonic G7 Landscape photography features

If you're planning to buy a camera for landscape photography, the most significant aspect will no doubt be image quality. The Panasonic G7 and it's very good score of 73 as a landscape camera is a respectable option compared to its competitors.

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manual focus
interchangeable lenses (Micro Four Thirds mount)
good sized screen (3 inches)
resolution is good (16MP)
sensor size is nice (Four Thirds)
above average ISO range (25,600)
saves RAW formats
no image stabilization

Panasonic G7 Vlogging factors

A camera for vlogging should offer a articulating display screen, microphone input and if possible image stabilization. Taking everything in to account, the Panasonic G7 is a respectable option for vlogging as it gets a very good score of 72.

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screen is selfie friendly
touchscreen functionality
comes with face detect focusing
video resolution high (3840 x 2160 resolution)
does have mic socket
does not have image stabilization

Panasonic G7 Alternatives

If you are shopping for alternatives to the G7, below is a collection of the top placed cameras that fall in to the category of Advanced Mirrorless.

The line chart below will give you an overview of the G7 compared to it's top scoring competitors listed previously.

These are some more cameras you may take into account as alternative options. To review a thorough comparison, just click on the "compare" link.

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Specifications

General Information
Company
Panasonic
Model
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7
Class
Advanced Mirrorless
Revealed
2015-05-19
Physical type
SLR-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Sensor type
CMOS
Sensor size
Four Thirds
Sensor measurements
17.3 x 13mm
Sensor area
224.9mm²
Sensor resolution
16MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio
1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Maximum resolution
4592 x 3448
RAW support
Maximum native ISO
25600
Min native ISO
100
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Autofocus touch
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Number of focus points
49
Lens
Lens mounting type
Micro Four Thirds
Number of lenses
107
Focal length multiplier
2.1
Screen
Type of screen
Fully Articulated
Screen size
3"
Resolution of screen
1,040 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder
Electronic
Viewfinder resolution
2,360 thousand dots
Viewfinder coverage
100%
Viewfinder magnification
0.7x
DXO scores
DXO All around score
not tested
DXO Color Depth score
not tested
DXO Dynamic range score
not tested
DXO Low light score
not tested
Features
Lowest shutter speed
60s
Highest shutter speed
1/4000s
Highest silent shutter speed
1/16000s
Continuous shooting rate
7.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation
Yes
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range
9.30 m
Flash options
Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync
Hot shoe
AEB
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions
3840 x 2160 (30, 25, 24, 20fps) 1920 x 1080 (60, 50, 30, 25fps) 1280 x 720 (60, 50, 30, 25fps), 640 x 480 (30, 25fps
Maximum video resolution
3840x2160
Video data format
MPEG-4, AVCHD
Microphone port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless
Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS
None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight
410g (0.90 lb)
Physical dimensions
125 x 86 x 77mm (4.9" x 3.4" x 3.0")
Other
Battery life
350 shots
Style of battery
Battery Pack
Self timer
Yes (2 or 10 sec, 10 sec (3 images))
Time lapse feature
Storage type
SD/SDHC/SDXC
Card slots
Single
Launch price
$800