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.
The G7 is positioned #33 out of 54 in Advanced Mirrorless cameras and all round #199 out of 1428 for cameras in our collection. You can check out our Advanced camera search to see camera ratings based on your personalized factors.
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.
Panasonic G7 Gallery
You can check the G7 from several angles in the gallery below.
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.
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 16:9.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
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.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
To get an idea of specific aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.
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.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
Down below is a shot of the Panasonic G7 besides a soda to help you have a sense of its scale.
The top view underneath will show you the button arrangement on the G7.
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.
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.
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.
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.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.