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Panasonic - G7 Mirrorless Camera with LUMIX G VARIO 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 II ASPH./MEGA O.I.S. Lens - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 212 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Camera that stays with you.

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    Vlogger111
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    Golden rule of great cameras is that it is the one that is with you everywhere you go. Smartphones rule. My Samsung S7 is amazing including credible 4K video capture included. But hold on a minute. Need a longer focal range, want real soft focus blurred bokeh. You are out of luck. Low light performance is okay, not great. That tiny sensor is the reason there. This camera still to a lesser extent has that issue too. More later. Body and Handling Excellent placement of the programmable buttons, and mode dials of which there are 2. Canon, and Nikon say make do with 1. Tough! Price point folks. The flip screen with tilt is a joy too. Plenty sharp, and easy in most lighting conditions, and color rich. Full touch enable focus, and menu functions, and much much more, make the handling a joy,not a bust unlike my D7100, and other DSLR cameras that bury it all in menus. The light body is a great go everywhere camera for Vloggers your ship has arrived. The grip is great for Gorilla hands like mine. But still small, and light enough for petite hands. The Terrific EVF is a joy to see your image work with, and the playback too! It is well contrasted, and detailed to give you great information on your composition. You cannot do that on a DSLR Pentaprism system. Also the small lens size form factor is great. Though some lenses may approach APS-C size lenses, but I will rarely need those anyway. So no hit there. This is my adventure camera while it will not necessarily be about the far away things for now, it is about sharing my video adventures with my audience, not so much about still images. Coming back to the controls, and buttons, the layout is perfection. Customization buttons allow you to create the just right instant control that is right for your workflow, or preference. Everything is where I expect it even without reading the manual, though I did anyway read it. Image Quality Images in great bright light are excellent, in low light, it will not beat the Sony a6300 or other APS-C cameras, nor did I expect it, but with a Metabones speed adapter, and fast glass, this will not be an issue for long. Color is vibrant, and the white balance accuracy excellent. Detail is quite good. Though I want to get more with primes. The 30mm Sigma Art lens in an f1.7 is next on the list. The Rokinon Cinema glass is next too. Focus is contrast detect, so this is not for real fast sports. It is slower, but I didn't really find it a problem for me. Also note that Micro four thirds has a 2 to 1 crop. So a 30mm lens is really 60mm on this system. Video is outstanding. Couldn't be easier or more fun. The built in microphones are merely adequate just like any camera with built mics, and so so preamplifiers. I use my Tascam DR-100 mk.3 SD audio recorder for the important must have great audio in the videos, and marry in post. The Zebra Pattern, and Focus Peaking, and other unexpected video tools are welcome at this price, and the leveling tool makes setup with my tripod which lacks a spirit level a breeze. Use a Vlog selfie tool, or Joby minipod for your vlog work, and you have the start of a great vlog sharing camera. So who is this camera for? A beginner into an anything do it all camera they want to expand, and grow with. It is for someone who hates big cameras, heavy cameras, and is not likely to take those beasts of burden with them. Or the complexity of DSLRs with their nested menus. This camera fits in my center console easily. Cannot say that with my Nikon D7100, D200, D70s, Pentax K5mk.2, or KS-2. This one is so handy. Also for folks with small hands, for students in school who are doing vlogs for their yearbook, or social pages, and such. Or anyone wanting to do a vlog. This camera comes with a Mic Jack for external Rode mics, or whatever for better sound. So while certainly not perfect, this little camera that can, and does, makes me happy I have it, and don't want a bulky DSLR ever again. The promise of mirrorless delivered perfectly. Color me impressed. You will too! Thanks for reading.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Quality and lightweight system

    Posted
    Leanne

    I received a Panasonic LUMIX G7 camera. All opinions are my own. As someone who has a camera with me at all times, the struggle is always between whether I want quality pictures or I want lightweight options, because up until now there was no real compromise in my eyes. But, in my never-ending search for a lighter weight camera, I earmarked the Lumix G7 because it has interchangeable lenses as well as being mirrorless (which is quite possibly my favorite advance in cameras in the recent years). The fact that it has a touch-enabled screen so it is really user-friendly was the tipping point. But it wasn’t until I tried it that I truly fell in love. The Lumix G7 totally blew me away in the DSLM (M= Mirrorless) category and took away the bulk and weight of traditional DSLRs without sacrificing image quality. In fact, it has so many features that I adore that it’s now my most-used camera because it can do everything I need but can fit easily in my purse or diaper bag for days out without the gear. Some of my favorite features I didn’t even know I needed: · The 4K shooting modes that allow you to shoot Ultra HD Video taken at up to 30 frames-per-second. Once you have your 4K file taken, you can extract individual frames and save them as an 8-megapixel still image right from the back of the camera so you never miss that perfect moment. No more head swapping in Photoshop because everyone blinked or looked away at the wrong moment because the 4K mode takes all the guesswork out of timing the perfect photo. · The Micro 4/3 lens system that makes for some super tiny lenses that pack a big punch. While I don’t adore the lens it came with straight out of the box (14-42), I do love that it’s clear, it has good range, and it is impossibly small. · The touch-enabled monitor will be your best friend. You can change most everything simply by touching the screen back and choosing settings from there, including selecting those 4K images for saving. You can also focus right from the screen so you can simply tap what you want crystal clear and let the camera do the rest. · The iAuto setting that automatically adjusts and selects the correct scene setting so you can get the best picture on the fly. I’ve never tried an Auto setting I liked, even on my super expensive cameras I’ve owned or rented, but I truly love the iAuto setting on the Lumix G7 for life with fast-moving kids. I can simply flip on the camera, set it to iAuto and shoot away and I almost always end up with gorgeous shots. · Built-in Wi-Fi to share all your beautiful photos on the fly. The Lumix G7 allows me to share right to my cell phone or tablet on the fly via the Lumix app. While I could go on and on about all the features I love, in the interest of brevity, I should just say that I adore this camera. It allows me to capture that perfect moment easily, which is perfect for the adventures we go on as a family as well being a great secondary camera for work without adding 10 pounds to my gear. It is so small that it slips easily into my purse or backpack, which means I can always have it with me to grab at a moment’s notice. If you are sick of all the closed eye shots, or pictures where your child is a mere blur across the image but you can’t take a huge DSLR with you everywhere, you will adore this little camera as much as I do.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best camera for photographing children and action!

    Posted
    sgaro

    “I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Influence Central for Panasonic. I received product samples as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.” I recently received a Panasonic LUMIX G7 camera and while I'm still getting comfortable with it, I already know I love it! The 4K feature is key for capturing the good stuff, those quick moments where smile are biggest, eyes are brightest and time has really stood still. The first time I used the camera, I wasn't familiar with how to use the 4K feature. But I loved the photos that I took just the same. The camera is lightweight and easy to take with you on whatever adventures you are setting out on. It's much less intrusive than when I bring my big DSLR camera. It is now the only camera I will take with me on a trip or even just heading out on an outing with my kids. And then I learned a little more about the 4K mode. I'm hooked! Shooting in 4K felt a little odd for me since I'm used to shooting the moment with a click of the shutter. Since we were at the beach, and the kids were playing in the water, I decided to try out the 4K Start/Stop mode. What this means is that you are basically taking short videos where you can then extract the perfect image after the fact! As I sat down with my camera once we got home from that trip, and really started to go through the footage, it became clear that this is THE way to shoot when you are taking picture of active children. I got some amazing shots of the kids in the waves that I would never have gotten in a regular mode. To be able to scroll through these videos, frame by frame, with the touch screen monitor is awesome. I was able to save some truly special moments captured this way. The fact that this camera has wifi and you can share you photos immediately is too cool and I'm beyond excited to play around with the Panasonic Image App which means I can control the camera from my phone! This technology is truly changing photography and how moms capture their kids!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Favorite Camera for Action Shots

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    Carrie

    I received a Panasonic LUMIX G7 camera. All opinions are my own. I've been using a traditional DSLR for the last couple of years now. The Lumix G7 technology is entirely new to me, and at first I was a little bit intimidated by all of the options and having to learn new technology. After a few weeks with this camera, I still feel like I am just scraping the surface of what it can do! I reach for this camera when I want to take action shots of the kids. The 4K mode allows you to take several seconds (or up to 30 minutes) of video. You can break the video down into about 30 frames per second, and pull any of those images from the video without losing any quality. So, I can get a little video of my child jumping and then look at every frame and pick the ones that catch that exact moment I was looking for - which makes for some seriously amazing photos! Also super handy is the Panasonic app that allows you to connect your device to the camera and download the photos of your choice directly to your phone. This makes it super easy to share your pictures online, because you don't need to go through the whole process of downloading them all on to you computer before you can share them (although I have done that, too, for editing purposes). This camera is exciting - it takes my photography to another level and really lets me capture movement in a new way.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic for everyday picture taking.

    Posted
    GeeZ2100
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    This camera makes me want to shoot more pictures more often! It's small and compact yet easy to hold and grip with confidence. It is very light and a bit plastic yet robust and not like a toy at all. Micro 4/3 comes with challenges such as finding a wide enough lens in order to deal with the crop factor. I was able to find a fairly inexpensive 9mm Olympus lens (which seems like a toy) and that becomes a 18mm equivalent as on a full frame sensor camera. Being a mirrorless camera makes it able to adapt many lens types such as old manual Canon FD lenses. Images can look super cool and with a wide open aperture, you can get some very nice "boke" as a result of shallow depth of field. The kit lens does perform well and yes, the auto focus is not super quick like the new Sony cameras. I wouldn't use this to film fast moving subjects or sport events. It does shoot 4K and the images are stunning! The video is very crisp and the color is pleasing. It doesn't have the magenta tint Sony cameras seem to have. It doesn't have the golden richness of the Canon's either. Panasonic is in a nice place in the middle. Of course you can change things in the edit, but it's nice having great color right out of the camera. There are some excellent guides out there that will help you set the camera for "filming" video. This thing is a brilliant little 4K camera that's very affordable compared to its big brothers (G4 and G5, G5s, and G9). May not have all the features as they do but at this price point, it pack a pretty considerable punch with light weight and wide range of adaptability, the G7 is not only super for video but awesome for on-the-go picture taking. The swivel monitor swings out and can be tilted in many directions. So selfies or vlogging is easier than with most other cameras. There a is a con: the battery door. It's on the bottom and can be difficult to place on a tripod because the plate can cover and block the door. Also the SD card is in the same compartment as the battery instead of on the side. This can be cumbersome to switch out a card or battery. Despite the battery door, I love this camera and it just makes picture and video taking more of a joy than any other digital camera I've ever had. Pleasure to use!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Cheapest 4K interchangeable system

    Posted
    Luis
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    I bought this one a whim when it first dropped to $499. I've owned Canon and Sony systems. I do both stills and video. I had heard a lot of misconceptions about m43 systems, such as bad lowlight performance, no shallow depth of field, reduced dynamic range, etc. The same week I bought this I got a generic Nikon focal reducer off eBay. I own a bunch of vintage manual lenses. My favorite combo has been a 35mm Nikkor AI F2, which becomes an effective Super 35 (or APSC) equivalent (yay bokeh). With the focal reducer, I used it at ISO 3200 in a dark club for stills and video. Yes they were a bit noisy, but the 4K files downscaled nicely to 1080p. Some of my favorite pictures have been with this camera and that 35mm lens as well. It’s also very reliable as it’s never overheated on my on long shoots. The autofocus is meh for video. Speakyof which, the included kit lens is light, sharp, has good contrast and color, and it’s stabilized. It’s definitely outgunned by the Olympus 12-40 f2.8 pro in terms of color and highlights but still decent. The 4K files are relatively small and editable even on my mid-2014 15in MacBook Pro using FCPX. The controls are very straight forward and intuitive. There’s a dial or button for everything, as well as a really good touch screen that flips out. The WiFi controls are a lot more useful than even on a Sony as you have full control over all settings, even touch to focus. Battery life for video has averaged around 2hours of continuous shooting. This camera has been of greater use and value to me than I ever expected it to be.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great camera for a beginner

    Posted
    Shellche

    I participated in an Advocate Program on behalf of Panasonic USA. I received product samples as part of my participation. All opinions are my own. When I was asked to participate in this program I was a little nervous. I am a iPhone photographer and have never used a proper camera before. When I received the camera it was slightly heavier then I expected, but the weight makes it feel substantial. It feels good to hold and is comfortable in your hands. It is pretty small though, which makes it easy to cart around and not awkward. One of the things I like most about using my phone is that it's always with me. Having the GX85, was an easy transition to make because of its size. The touchscreen is also something that makes it easy to navigate through the menus. I liked how the screen flipped up and down, making easy to take at different angles and perspectives. I mainly take street photography and the screen made it easy to use quickly when necessary. The camera is very quiet, almost silent which I really liked because it doesn't draw attention. I also found I liked the viewfinder on this camera. It's bright and gives you a clear shot of what you are taking. I also liked how you can see the settings in the viewfinder making them easy to adjust. The pictures are very clear and sharp and the camera has very good capabilities in lowlight, something that my phone is not very good at. I also liked the wifi capabilities. At first I had a bit of trouble connecting to the app, but once I got the hang of it it was convenient. The battery life on the camera is decent, but I found it went from two bars to no bars very quickly. Also, having to charge the battery with the camera is not very convenient. If you are shooting for a long period of time or traveling I would suggest getting an extra battery. For this campaign I focused solely on taking pictures and did not use the 4K video at all. Now that I'm more comfortable with the camera I look forward to seeing what else it can do. Overall, I really enjoyed using the GX85, it was easy to use and took very sharp images. I really liked the size of it and it made the transition into using a mirrorless camera effortless. I would recommend this camera to those who want something on the smaller side, but do not want to sacrifice the quality of the images.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Such A Amazing 4K Video Camera For The Price!

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    dennyordinary
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    everything about this camera is out there on the internet so theres no need for me to explain it in detail in specs wise. but from my personal experience while using it, the g7 Blew my mind in overall quality and performance that i got for what ive paid for it. it was on sale for such a even great price! i have made a vlog using the g7 and uploaded it on youtube if you are curious about the video quality. the video is amazing although you wont get any professional features like the GH5 but for casual user like my self, this camera should be more than enough! Now since i didnt really play around too much with the photo performance i cannot really tell if the g7 is a great camera for pictures or not but ive shot some pictures with it and i was pretty happy with the result. i tried manual then auto both resulting in good pictures as is without post editing. now the cons about this camera to me are only the build quality and the pretty slow auto fucusing when shooting video, but those are not enough reasons for me to not giving this camera 5 star. they say you get what you pay for but for me, i got more then what ive paid for this little amazing camera to be honest. not too long after i purchased the g85 came out! so unfortunatelly i had to exchange it with the g85 ( Thank you best buy for the hassle free return policy that cannot be beat!!) just because of its 5 axis in body stabilization which is AMAZING! Well Now thats going to be another review i suppose!LOL If you can find this camera for a discounted price or on sale and you are looking for your very first camera for mainly video rather than photos get this! if you care so much more about photo than video, well maybe this camera is not for you look for canon or nikon or even sony cameras. good luck and have a great day!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Can’t be beat

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    Buf15368
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    I’ll start by saying I got the open box version during the pre Christmas sale making this only $399. At that price it was no contest as to what camera to buy. I did get this primarily for video. It is extremely strong at providing beautiful video and pretty darn decent low light video. The biggest problem with low light being the autofocus. It can be quite atrocious focusing in low light. Lots of hunting even when what your subject is staying in one focal plane. This can be avoided by focusing once and then switching to manual focus. This won’t cause too much of a problem for me since I will be using it for mostly planned shots of short duration without needing too much autofocus. However in brighter lighting it works much better. And since auto and manual focus can be toggled so easy for t can be worked around in low light as well. As fa as photography, I do not have a lot of experience on that end. Since I went with a mirror less camera instead of a camcorder I plan on getting into it a little more since I have a nice little camera for photography now, but I can’t really say how it performs other than it’s obvioualy much better that any point and shoot if used in the past. At the price this sells at. (Constantly changing between 599 and 799 typically I’d choose this over others in its price range. If you need autofocus to be spot on all the time it sounds like canon has the best in that regards. You will just have to stick to 1080 video then. Which isn’t a problem. I will be outputting everything at 1080 anyway. It’s juat really handy to be able to crop all my shots down to 1/4 size and still retain 1080 resolution to give me ultimate flexibility.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best affordable mirrorless camera for video!

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    ForbiddenPlanet
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    The G7 is the lightest and least expensive of the Panasonic Lumix line of mirrorless cameras in a DSLR-like form factor (as opposed to their rangefinder-like cameras). I bought it for making videos for our YouTube channel, and it's been a complete success at that (more than 50 finished videos so far), plus it makes excellent still photos. PLUSES: Produces pro-level HD and 4K video. VERY light, VERY affordable, but not cheaply made or designed. Will do about 80-90% of what the flagship Panasonic GH5 will do for about 30% of the price (and 50% of the weight). Easy to learn, easy to use, good software, well laid-out controls. Panny is the world leader in mirrorless hybrid photography. MINUSES: Mostly plastic (but high quality plastic), not the diecast alloy chassis of the GH5, G9, GH5s, G85. Not water-sealed/dust-sealed/frostproof/etc. like those more expensive (and heavier) cameras, and certainly not as durable. Doesn't have an audio out jack for monitoring sound as you record, though it does have audio input for an external mic (which I always use). (Not a deal-breaker: NO mirrorless camera in this price range has audio out, but watch your recording levels.) No IBIS, or in-body image stabilization (the lenses are stabilized anyway), but I haven't missed it (and lots of videomakers turn IBIS off anyway). The G7 is a really usable and likable camera, shoots pro-quality video, and it's cheap enough you can fit lots of lenses, lights and mics into the budget.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Coolest Camera I've Ever Owned

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    mcoutts

    "I received a Panasonic LUMIX G7 camera. All opinions are my own.” Like many moms, I’ve been taking my “good” photos with a DSLR and my spur-of-the-moment photos and videos with my phone. But I didn’t always get a get good quality with my phone, didn’t get a great shot with the DSLR, or didn’t want to lug the DSLR around with me in the first place. And I have to say, I was doing it all wrong. This camera, the Panasonic LUMIX G7, is EXACTLY what I’ve needed. I didn’t even know the technology existed and am so excited about being able to use it. I’m still learning all of the features, but everything I’ve played with so far is SO COOL. I essentially just take a video with the 4K setting and can then use it for video and photos. By going back through the video, I can pick out the exact frames that I want for pictures. Clear, amazing pictures, frame after frame after frame. So I never miss the perfect moment when my kids are playing sports or moving quickly. And I get video at the same time. All in a more compact camera than the one I’ve been dragging around for years. It’s seriously awesome! I have more to learn, but am already seriously hooked. I wish I’d gotten this years ago!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    THE Must Have Camera for Moms

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    WhitneyBITM

    I received a Panasonic LUMIX G7 camera. All opinions are my own. I'll admit when I first saw the Panasonic LUMIX G7 camera, I was intimidated. I am comfortable with my DSLR, but it's so heavy and inconvenient to carry around every day. I have my phone, but I was continually missing great photos of my children because they are constantly in motion. The Panasonic LUMIX G7 allows me to capture just the right moment with the 4K feature. Don't know what that is? It's awesome! The camera basically takes a video, and allows you to choose which still from the video you want to save. You save it right on the camera with the touchscreen. It's unlike anything I have ever seen before! You can then send the pictures to your phone via wi-fi and an app from Panasonic. From there you can upload them to your phone and share across social media. As a mom, it's great. As a blogger, it's essential. I LOVE this camera! If you are looking for a lightweight camera that allows you to capture incredible moments even with constantly moving children, and that's easy to share photos, look no further. This is the camera you've been looking for.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Near Perfection

    Posted
    Mianster
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    After doing a fair amount of research (both by camera enthusiasts at BestBuy and from youtube bloggers) I decided it was time to trade in my Nikon 1 J5 towards the G7. I am quite happy with the transition. The camera has a little bit of a learning curve (many functions and customization). Once you nail down what buttons are what, setting up the shot through the electronic viewfinder is a dream. The touchscreen is super fast and responsive. My primary use is videography and night time photography where my previous camera struggled. The G7 does super well in various conditions and I really enjoy its size - just small enough for basic portability, and big enough to do force you to frame your shots. I did get a mic attachment and several magnifier attachments to do macro nature photography. While the body is mostly plastic, the form factor is lightweight yet durable that it strikes a good balance in quality confidence. I've attached a couple of test shots I took.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Camera for Moms

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    AprilC

    I received a Panasonic LUMIX G7 camera. All opinions are my own. Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera with 14-42mm Lens is an easy to use camera and lens combo that you can take anywhere. It is extremely lightweight and user-friendly. There is an intelligent auto setting for video and photos so if you want to let the camera do this work, you can without worrying that you'll miss something. If you prefer manual mode, as I do most of the time, all the important settings like ISO, F-Stop, White Balance and Shutter Speed have their own button or dial. This is important, so you don't have to hunt for an important setting to catch the perfect picture. The 4k is the coolest thing I have ever used! I haven't missed capturing a baby smile since I got this camera. The 4k mode allows you to take 4k video and photos at the same time. All you do is hold down the shutter, and it will keep going. Afterwards, choose the shots you want to save! I've tried to get screen shots of videos on other cameras and it is just blurry and poor quality even with very high-end DSLR cameras. My next fave feature is the WiFi download ability. I can take photos and immediately transfer them to my phone so I can upload them to social media or just email or text them to my family. It's a huge time saver. This is also pretty simple to accomplish as you don't have to put in any password and just pair your phone and camera. You grab the photos from the Panasonic Image App.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Captures Beautiful In The Moment Shots

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    GetFitFamily

    I’m a busy working mom of two sport-loving boys and I wanted a camera that delivered great, in-the-moment shots without compromising quality. The Panasonic LUMIX G7 gives this to me and more. The Panasonic LUMIX G7 is a lightweight, stylish camera with a touch-enabled monitor. I liked having the option of using touch. This is my first mirrorless camera and it was easy to learn on once you learned the different modes. What is new and amazing is the 4K HD modes. My sons play lacrosse and it is a fast-moving sport so catching that right moment can be tough. However with Panasonic LUMIX G7 4K photo modes, my favorite is the pre-burst, I never miss that moment! With the 4K photo modes I am able to catch a succession of clear, beautiful photos and choose the right ones that get that right moment like when my son shoots a goal. Also, the Panasonic Image app is super easy to use and great for when I want to upload and share their pics instantly. I received a Panasonic LUMIX G7 camera. All opinions are my own.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Camera for Moms

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    sgauger

    “I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Influence Central for Panasonic. I received product samples as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.” Calling all Moms! This is going to be your favorite camera of all time. If you are used to getting blurry pics of your kids or missing the best shots, then you have to try this camera! I have been a long time Nikon user so it did take a little time to get used to the new settings. Overall I think it's very user friendly. It has so many neat features that my Nikon does not have. So far I love it! I can't get over how light weight the camera is. It's so easy to bring this in my diaper bag or purse and it does not take up a lot of room. My daughter is a playing soccer and I can't wait to take more pics of her playing. With the burst shooting, I'll be able to take some awesome action shots. So far my favorite feature is the camera app you can get to easily share pictures fast! No more waiting on pics to download to your computer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great camera for my first purchase!

    Posted
    Deon0026YOUTUBE
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    This camera is super light weight! Even comes with lense kit and awesome manual for reference if your a beginner like me. This camer is like the best out there for it's price point. I'm a YouTube guy my channel is Deon 0026 I make fish videos and vlog. The 4K is real! I know you have modern technology, like cell phones... hehe so do I! But. This is like so many more shots per second it intensified ever video and quality was unreal! If you don't believe me check out my channel and look how awesome it's doing ! It's also tons of research and resources on YouTube to help you be a PRO WITH OUT READING THE MANUAL!! Hehe. Sorry I'm not big on instructions I like YouTube. So it's touch screen. Easy to navigate with touch or buttons that's fairly labeled. And it has a decent built in mic so to add one like I did was optional. I recommend this camer to any PRO OR BEGINNER. You have the option to have swivel the 3.5 inch screen any direction you'd like! So selfies just got real haha. It's like 40+ picture modes. Burst shooting etc. now the lense kit come with it is awesome but I think I'm going upgrade to catch bugs on trees without being so close lol. I'm like into photography now. Like my YouTube saying YICKADEE HOLLA

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent camera for beginning filmmaker

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    Havok
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    This camera is amazing. It's extremely lightweight, shoots in 4k, and has an easy to use interface. There's a lot said about the G7 in a hundred different places on the internet, so I'll only reiterate in slight. For the price point, you get a ton of features. The video quality is pretty much the same as the GH4, so if you want to tighten up your budget and get more accessories, go for this one. You'll lose audio out, and v-log, the metal build of the GH4, weather sealing, 96 FPS slow motion shooting, and a few 4k settings, but I have yet to be affected by this. If you're just starting, get this. Worry less about your equipment and pixels and audio and going crazy spending dollars on the best of the best. Worry more about the movie you want to make, your vision.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Camera for Moms on the Go!

    Posted
    CamilleG

    I received a Panasonic LUMIX G7 camera. All opinions are my own. Every mom wants a great camera to help her capture her family's memories. I went from a basic point and shoot to a DSLR as my family has grown. Now I have moved on to the Panasonic Lumix G7 and I love it! I couldn’t believe how lightweight the Lumix is compared to my DSLR. No more lugging around a heavy camera while juggling kids on vacation. The Lumix has a touch screen monitor which makes finding what I need in the menu very easy. The Lumix uses a 4K technology which means it takes a mini video of shots when you take a photo. You can then choose the frames you want out of the video and save as a photo. No more begging kids to stand still for just one second longer while I try to get the perfect shot. They can keep moving and I still great the photos I want. One of my favorite features of the Lumix is the phone app. I can now take an amazing photo on a great camera and then wirelessly send it to my phone to share immediately on social media. No more waiting to get home to download the photos to my computer to then upload them to the internet. If you are a mom looking to upgrade her camera and photography, I highly recommend trying the Panasonic Lumix G7 for a lightweight, high quality option.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Frustrating for beginners

    Posted
    Philbert
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    I read and watched a lot of reviews before buying this camera. I was debating between this and the canon T6i. I was upgrading from a canon T3 which was really showing its age. I thought at less than $500. The G7 was a bargain. The camera has nice build quality and feels nice in the hand. The dial buttons are laid out pretty well. I found the kit lens great, but very awkward to use because it is so small. I found the menu system way too over complicated and the amount of options was a little overwhelming. The video quality was great right out of the box. But I bought it for mainly taking pictures. And for a the most part taking them in auto. For me the pictures were a huge disappointment. I did a few comparison shots with my iPhone 7 plus and canon T3. They were both better than the shots from the G7 . Especially in low light. I ended up returning the camera and getting the T6i which does exactly what I want.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend