- 16MP - Four Thirds Sensor
- 3" Tilting Screen
- ISO 125 - 25600
- Sensor based Image Stabilization
- 1/8000s Max Shutter
- 1920 x 1080 video
- Micro Four Thirds Mount
- 402g - 123 x 71 x 55mm
- Introduced November 2013
- Superseded the Panasonic GX1
- Refreshed by Panasonic GX8
- Read full specs
- Size Comparison
Panasonic GX7 summary
Panasonic GX7 is Panasonic's Advanced Mirrorless digital camera first released on November of 2013. It has got a 16 MegaPixel, CMOS Four Thirds sized sensor and has a full resolution of 4592 x 3448.
Panasonic brought out this model to replace the earlier Panasonic GX1 (Read Full Comparison) and then brought out the newer Panasonic GX8 (Read Full Comparison) in an effort to update this model.
The GX7 is ranked #46 out of 61 in Advanced Mirrorless cameras and over all #273 out of 1459 for digital cameras in our collection. Please try our Advanced camera finder to find camera results based on your customized requirements.
Here is a graph of multiple factors used in the rating system.
Panasonic GX7 history
The Panasonic GX7 comes with a history of related digital cameras. Down below, you can look at all past and current models along with main specs.
GX7 vs G9520.3MPFour Thirds9.0 fps2019
GX7 vs GX920MPFour Thirds9.0 fps2018
GX7 vs GX85016MPFour Thirds10.0 fps2017
GX7 vs G8516MPFour Thirds9.0 fps2016
GX7 vs GX8516MPFour Thirds8.0 fps2016
GX7 vs GF816MPFour Thirds5.8 fps2016
GX7 vs GX820MPFour Thirds12.0 fps2015
GX7 vs G716MPFour Thirds7.0 fps2015
GX7 vs GF716MPFour Thirds5.8 fps2015
GX7 vs GM516MPFour Thirds5.8 fps2014
GX7 vs GM116MPFour Thirds5.0 fps2013
GX7 vs GF616MPFour Thirds4.0 fps2013
GX7 vs GH316MPFour Thirds20.0 fps2012
GX7 vs GF512MPFour Thirds4.0 fps2012
GX7 vs GX116MPFour Thirds4.0 fps2012
GX7 vs GF312MPFour Thirds3.0 fps2011
GX7 vs GH216MPFour Thirds3.0 fps2011
GX7 vs GF212MPFour Thirds3.0 fps2011
GX7 vs GF112MPFour Thirds3.0 fps2009
GX7 vs GH112MPFour Thirds3.0 fps2009
Panasonic GX7 Gallery
You can check the GX7 from various angles in the gallery here.
Panasonic GX7 Pros and Cons
Below is a shortlist of pluses and minuses of the Panasonic GX7 based on things which are typically regarded as useful in a digital camera.
Panasonic GX7 Sensor specifications
The Panasonic GX7 is run by the Venus Engine processor chip. The size of the sensor on the Panasonic GX7 is 17.3mm x 13mm (Four Thirds). The 225 mm² sensor has the ability to capture 4592 x 3448 pixels and aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera includes Image Stabilization (Sensor based). Optical stabilization is more desirable than digital stabilization since the latter can easily cause cropping.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
The CMOS sensor boasts 16 megapixels and provides a standard ISO range of 125 to 25600. RAW photos are saved therefore the user has wider room to maneuver in post.
The image underneath displays the GX7's sensor dimensions compared to other popular sizes. The GX7 sensor comes with a crop factor of 2.1 and is outlined in green.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
To get a sense of various aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.
Panasonic GX7 dimensions
Panasonic GX7 weighs in at 0.89 lbs (402g / 14.18 ounces) and the measurement of the camera is 123mm x 71mm x 55mm (4.8" x 2.8" x 2.2"). The weight of average Advanced Mirrorless camera is 453g and the Panasonic GX7 is less heavy when compared to various rivals.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
Here is a image of the Panasonic GX7 with a soft drink to help you have a sense of its scale.
The top view just below will illustrate the button design on the GX7.
Panasonic GX7 Lens specifications
The GX7 uses the Micro Four Thirds mount and has 162 lenses available on the market. Below is a few of the lenses we have in our collection which will fit the GX7.
Panasonic GX7 Connectivity
The GX7 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- NFC Yes
- HDMI Yes
Digital cameras that feature NFC and Bluetooth support can easily be used wirelessly with smartphones. You can send files and usually adjust settings with no need to connect physically to the camera.
Some applications even allow a Liveview and release the shutter if you are not near the camera. If the camera comes with a HDMI out, it could be hooked up to an external screen. The majority of cameras enable you to recharge the battery pack through the USB port.
Panasonic GX7 Video specifications
The highest possible video resolution on the Panasonic GX7 is 1920 x 1080 and it can shoot in MPEG-4 and AVCHD file format. 1080p resolution gives you an excellent balance for video quality vs file sizes but 1080p isn't going to give you much room to downsample. The camera does not offer a mic and headphone port which means that you get little control over your audio. It is perhaps a better idea to find a different model if you want good audio in your videos.
Panasonic GX7 Weather Sealing
Panasonic GX7 does not include environment sealing so damp conditions might damage the camera.
Panasonic GX7 Screen and Viewfinder
The Panasonic GX7 has got a 3 inch tilting display screen supporting a resolution of 1,040 thousand dots.
Additionally the display screen is touch friendly which means you can easily set focus points plus change settings using your finger.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The View Finder specs regarding Panasonic GX7 are the following:
- ViewFinder Electronic
- ViewFinder Resolution 2,765 thousand dots
- ViewFinder Coverage 100%
- ViewFinder Magnification 0.7x
In those sunny outdoor situations which make the camera displays washed out and difficult to view, viewfinders can be quite helpful.
Panasonic GX7 Shutter specifications
Panasonic GX7 continuous shooting rate is 5.0 fps. The max shutter speed is 1/8000 seconds. The camera also includes silent electronic shutter of 1/16000 seconds. Beware that the electronic shutter may cause "rolling shutter" in certain conditions.
Panasonic GX7 Flash and Hot shoe specifications
Panasonic GX7 includes both built in flash and also external flash support. The highest flash sync is 1/320 seconds.
Panasonic GX7 Autofocus specifications
Panasonic GX7 includes just Contrast Detect Auto Focus and does not have Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection focusing is more faster & accurate when compared to Contrast Detect focusing. The camera has got Face detection which is useful for people photography.
It has got 23 focus points to choose from. Panasonic GX7 has touch to focus. You are able to use your fingers to switch focus. It also comes with Tracking Auto Focus for moving things. Panasonic GX7 has got manual focus if needed for low light conditions or you require more accurate focus control.
Panasonic GX7 Battery life
The battery life on the Panasonic GX7 is made to last for 350 shots with respect to the CIPA specifications which is comparable with its competition. The average Advanced Mirrorless camera battery life is 386. Sony A6600 has got the best (810) battery life for this range of cameras.
Following is a listing of Advanced Mirrorless cameras that have the best battery life:
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Panasonic GX7 for specific types of photography
The following diagram displays a summary of the Panasonic GX7 for specific types of photography. To learn more, browse to the specific section underneath.
Panasonic GX7 Portrait photography factors
The Panasonic GX7 gets a rating of 72 which is above average, meaning that it is a fine option to use for portrait photos. Shooting portrait photos leans heavily to sensor dimension, support for RAW photos along with the option to utilize external flash.
Panasonic GX7 as a Street photography camera
Getting a excellent rating of 82, the Panasonic GX7 is a outstanding pick to use in street photography. A decent street photography camera provides a perfect balance of picture quality and portability.
Panasonic GX7 Sports photography information
A nice sports photography points tally of 64 indicates the Panasonic GX7 is a fine choice for photographing sports. A camera must have very good focusing plus continuous shooting for sports photography.
Panasonic GX7 Travel photography details
Size is very crucial in picking a camera for travel. In general, the Panasonic GX7 gets a nice 73 for a travel camera which makes it a respectable fit to purchase for your holidays.
Panasonic GX7 Landscape photography advice
If you are looking to purchase a camera for landscape pictures, the most critical aspect is going to be image quality. The Panasonic GX7 with it's terrific grade of 79 as a landscape camera is a superb option in the current market.
Panasonic GX7 Vlogging features
A vlogging camera ought to have a moving screen, microphone port and ideally image stabilization. Considering all things, the Panasonic GX7 is not really very good for vlogging as it receives a really bad rating of 34.
Panasonic GX7 Alternatives
If you need alternatives to the GX7, here is a number of the highest rated cameras which fall into the family of Advanced Mirrorless.
The line graph just below provides you an overview of the GX7 versus it's top ranked rivals mentioned earlier.
There are more cameras you might view as alternate options. To go through a full comparison, simply click the "compare" link.