Panasonic GF7 overview
Panasonic GF7 is Panasonic's Entry-Level Mirrorless camera first revealed on February of 2015. It has a 16 MegaPixel, CMOS Four Thirds size sensor with a maximum resolution of 4592 x 3448.
The GF7 ranks at #57 out of 108 in Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras & all round #289 out of 1422 for cameras in our list. Remember to try out our Smart camera filter to find camera rankings based on your customized factors.
The following is a graph of specific criteria used in the scoring system.
Panasonic GF7 family
The Panasonic GF7 is part of a family of cameras. You can view the detailed list below.
Panasonic GF7 Gallery
You can view the GF7 from different angles in the gallery underneath.
Panasonic GF7 Pros and Cons
Here is a collection of positives and negatives of the Panasonic GF7 based on features that are normally viewed as important in a camera.
Panasonic GF7 Sensor specs
The Panasonic GF7 houses the Venus Engine chip. The spec of the sensor on the Panasonic GF7 is 17.3mm x 13mm (Four Thirds). The 225 mm² sensor is able to resolve 4592 x 3448 pixels with aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
The CMOS sensor has 16 megapixels and has a native ISO range of 200 to 25600. The ISO can be widened electronically to a minimum of 100. RAW format is supported therefore you have more margin for error.
The image below shows the GF7's sensor size when compared to other common sizes. The GF7 sensor has a crop factor of 2.1 and is pointed out in green.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
To get an idea of different aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.
Panasonic GF7 dimensions
Panasonic GF7 is 0.59 pounds (266 gr / 9.38 oz) & the overall size of the camera is 107mm x 65mm x 33mm (4.2" x 2.6" x 1.3"). The weight of normal Entry-Level Mirrorless camera is 323 gr and the Panasonic GF7 is lighter than various rivals.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
The following is a photo of the Panasonic GF7 next to a softdrink so you can get a feel for its size.
The top view directly below will provide the button design on the GF7.
Panasonic GF7 Lens details
The GF7 works with the Micro Four Thirds mount and has 151 lenses available to buy. Here is a few of the lenses we have in our database that will work with the GF7.
Panasonic GF7 Connectivity
The GF7 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- NFC Yes
- HDMI Yes
Cameras that contain NFC and Bluetooth connectivity are able to be used wirelessly through smartphones. You will be able to send pictures and sometimes change camera settings without the hassle of connecting straight with the camera.
A few apps also provide a Liveview and click the shutter if you aren't close to the camera. If the camera comes with a HDMI port, it can easily be attached to an external display. A good number of cameras will allow you to charge the battery using the USB socket.
Panasonic GF7 Video details
The maximum video resolution on the Panasonic GF7 is 1920 x 1080 and you can save in MPEG-4 and AVCHD format. 1080p resolution provides a good balance in quality versus file size but FULL HD will not leave you with any room to downsample. The body doesn't feature a microphone and headphone port which means that you have zero control over the sound. It is probably a better idea to order another camera should you want better sound for your video clips.
Panasonic GF7 Weather Sealing
There is no weather proofing in the Panasonic GF7 so you have to be cautious in rainy and dusty situations.
Panasonic GF7 Display and Viewfinder
The Panasonic GF7 has a 3 inch tilting display screen with a resolution of 1,040 thousand dots.
Additionally the display screen is touch friendly which means you are able to adjust focus point as well as adjust settings by using your fingertips.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
The View Finder specs for Panasonic GF7 are the following:
- ViewFinder None
Viewfinders are very handy in bright outdoor situations which can make the camera display washed out and difficult to see.
Panasonic GF7 Shutter details
Panasonic GF7 is able to shoot continuously at 5.8 frames/s. The highest shutter speed is 1/16000s.
Panasonic GF7 Flash and Hot shoe details
Panasonic GF7 features just built in flash with missing external flash ability.
Panasonic GF7 Autofocusing details
Panasonic GF7 features only Contrast Based Auto Focus & lacks Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection autofocusing is more snappier & precise than Contrast Based autofocusing. The camera has Face detect which makes it valuable for taking photos of people.
The AF system has 23 focus points to pick from. Panasonic GF7 has tap to focus. You can use your fingers to adjust where you focus. It also boasts Tracking Auto Focus for moving things. Panasonic GF7 boasts manual focusing in case it is required in low light occasions or you require more accurate focusing control.
Panasonic GF7 Battery life
The battery in the Panasonic GF7 is designed to last for 230 clicks with respect to the CIPA benchmarks making it less than it's competitors. The general Entry-Level Mirrorless camera battery life is 337. Samsung NX mini comes with the highest possible (650) battery life in this group of cameras.
Following is a collection of Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras with the strongest battery life:
Panasonic GF7 for varying kinds of photography
The following bar chart shows a overview of the Panasonic GF7 for varying kinds of photography. To see more, go to the specific paragraph below.
Panasonic GF7 Portrait photography features
The Panasonic GF7 gets a rating of 66 which is very good, and means the camera is a respectable fit to use for portrait photography. Taking portraits leans greatly towards sensor dimensions, support for RAW photos and potential to utilize external lighting.
Street photography with Panasonic GF7
Having a very high rating of 80, the Panasonic GF7 is a awesome fit to use in street photography. A good street photography camera comes with a good balance of picture quality and portability.
Sports photography with Panasonic GF7
A average sports photography rating of 53 suggests the Panasonic GF7 is relatively suitable for shooting sports. A camera really should have very good tracking and shutter speeds for sports photography.
Panasonic GF7 as a Travel photography camera
Portability is super crucial in buying a camera for travel. All things considered, the Panasonic GF7 gets a very good 71 for a travelling camera which makes it a good option to take on your vacations.
Panasonic GF7 Landscape photography features
When you are looking to buy a camera for landscape photos, the most essential aspect will be image quality. The Panasonic GF7 at it's very good grade of 70 for a landscape camera is a fine fit in the current market.
Panasonic GF7 Vlogging advice
A vlogging camera should posses a articulating display, microphone input and preferably IBIS. Taking everything in to account, the Panasonic GF7 is simply not very good as a vlog camera as it delivers a really bad score of 33.
Panasonic GF7 Alternatives
If you need replacements to the GF7, below is a collection of the top placed cameras that fall within the category of Entry-Level Mirrorless.
The chart down below provides you an overview of the GF7 versus it's top scored rivals suggested earlier.
Following are several cameras you may have a look at as alternate options. To read a complete comparison, visit the "compare" link.