Capture special moments in stunning 4K resolution with this Panasonic LUMIX Micro Four Thirds mirrorless camera. The 4K burst mode lets you take a series of photos in quick succession to capture the best possible shot, while high-speed auto focus technology increases stability when shooting video. This Wi-Fi enabled Panasonic LUMIX Micro Four Thirds mirrorless camera features an OLED display to preview your pictures easily.
14-42mm and 45-150mm lenses provide versatility
Great for everyday shots, including everything from gorgeous landscapes to exceptional close-ups.
16-megapixel Live MOS sensor delivers vividly detailed high-resolution images
Captures high-resolution images.
ISO 100 - 25,600
Enjoy crisp, clean images over a broad spectrum of lighting conditions, even capturing great shots just before dawn and at dusk, when available light is often beautiful but scarce.
Never miss a shot with ultrafast 40 fps (frames per second)
Shoots up to 40 fps, giving you the capability to capture fast-action shots with breathtaking clarity.
49-point autofocus quickly tracks and locks onto your subject
Face-priority AF, Subject-tracking AF and Touch Area AF provide impressive autofocus performance with accurate results.
Capture spectacular movies in 4K HD
Easily connect your camera to an HDTV for movie playback using the HDMI type-D output. HDMI cable required, sold separately.
Built-in Wi-Fi to instantly share your pictures
Upload, e-mail or text photos from your camera through your smartphone or tablet.* Your smart device can also act as a second monitor as well as remote control. Smart device not included.
PictBridge compatibility lets you print photos without a PC
Compatible printer required, not included.
3" LCD monitor makes it easy to frame the shot
Features 75° viewing, and renders bright, crisp images.
Venus Engine image-processing engine delivers speed and performance
The processing power you need to make gorgeous, engaging images, in a variety of formats.
Preview the shot before taking it with the OLED viewfinder
Bright, high-contrast viewfinder lets you see the results before you shoot.
TTL (Through the Lens) autofocus
Ensures image sharpness by illuminating people's faces in relation to their surrounding brightness, using either the pop-up flash or an external hot-shoe flash (not included).
White balance controls deliver accurate, natural tones, regardless of lighting conditions
Settings include custom, automatic, presets (incandescent, cloudy, flash, daylight, shade, 2500K - 10000K) and bracketing.
Pop-up flash for proper illumination
Features fill-in mode, rear curtain sync, slow synchro, auto mode, flash OFF mode and red-eye reduction.
Multiformat memory slot for storing or transferring data
Accepts SD, SDXC, SDHC, SDHC UHS-I and SDXC UHS-I cards. Memory cards not included.
*Requires high-speed Internet service.
Panasonic Lumix G DMC-G7W
14-42mm and 45-150mm lenses
Lens hood, battery charger, dust cap, body cap, lens cap, shoulder strap, USB cable
I am not a professional photographer/videographer. I have used a Sony A200 for pictures and a Sony HDR-UX10 for video for the last 10 years or so. It got to the point where I felt that the pictures and video on my Galaxy phone were of similar quality to my dslr/handycam...so I started looking for a new interchangeable lens camera that shoots video. I was drawn towards a mirrorless camera becaue of its size and the fact it had a hot shoe and microphone port. I will admit that the ability to shoot 4K video was a key factor that motivated me to purchase the Lumix G7 with 2 lens kit.
I am not going to try and describe or critique all of the features of the camera as I would be talking out my backside. What I will do is highlight the things I really like about the G7 and what I wish I had known before I bought the camera.
What I wish I had known...
I whish I had known that the camera was not splash/dust proof.
I wish I was aware that the G7 does not have a 5 Axis stabilization.
I wish this camera had built it geotagging (You can geo tag by creating a gps log on your phone and then matching it to the pictures on the camera, but I have tried multiple times and so far I have not been successful in getting the data matched...screen says it completed, but the geo tagged data does not appear to be attached to the images).
I wish I head read more about the G7 autofocus abilities. The autofocus is slow...I cannot sugar coat it. I am having terrible issues while shooting videos keeping things in focus...things go in and out of focus and sometimes it is PAINFULLY long for the focus to be reacquired. After doing more research I found this to be a very common complaint with the G7...especially if the user is attempting to zoom in. Combine that with the stabilization issues and the video is not that great unless I have mounted the camera on a mono/tripod.
The last thing which is not a huge issue, but I wish I had known has to do with video length...the video length is limited to 30 minutes.
On to the good: I like the feel of the G7, it is much lighter than my Alpha.
The G7 feels as if it is constructed well.
The buttons and nobs appear well placed.
The photographs are decent, but I would say thay are on par with my Alpha, not really an improvement.
I tend to shoot a lot of interview style videos, which is where the 30 minute limit has hit me, and the camera mic is pretty good. I have ordered a new Rode mic which will utilize the shoe and the mic in port.
My takeaway, the G7 was launched in 2015, and the technology is reminicent of its age. As I started second guessing my purchase I found multiple options that contained all of those features that I wish the G7 had...but at the same or minimally higher price points. What prompted me to write the review today is the multiple hours I have invested into trying to fix the autofocus issues in my videos and the simple fact that it appears to the camera driving them.
3 out of 5
2 out of 5
Ease of Use
2 out of 5
No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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Using an algorithm based on product age, reviewers ratings history, popularity, product category expertise and other factors, this product gets an alaTest Expert Rating of 74/100 = Good quality.
PCMagRating, 3.5 out of 53.5Jim Fisher on July 16, 2012
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