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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7

alaTest has collected and analyzed 174 reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Opinions about the price and image quality are generally positive. The usability and portability are also appreciated. Many are negative about the contrast and shutter.

performance, portability, usability, image quality, price

battery, viewfinder, shutter, contrast

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the screen and lens. The performance and image quality are also mentioned favorably, whereas the reliability and durability get mixed reviews. Many are less positive about the battery and shutter.

portability, image quality, performance, lens, screen

price, shutter, battery

86% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7KEB-S Compact System Camera with 180 Degree Tiltable Monitor for Selfie (16 MP, Digital Live MOS Sensor)Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7KEB-S Compact System Camera with 180 Degree Tiltable Monitor for Selfie (16 MP, Digital Live MOS Sensor)

Oct, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 31 user reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Views about the usability and image quality are generally positive. The lens and price are also mentioned favorably. Many are negative about the sensor.

performance, price, lens, image quality, usability

sensor

90% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic DMC-GF7KK Compact System Camera (DSLM) with 12-32 mm Kit LensPanasonic DMC-GF7KK Compact System Camera (DSLM) with 12-32 mm Kit Lens

Oct, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.ca.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic DMC-GF7KK Mirrorless Digital Camera (DSLM) with 12-32 mm Kit Lens DMC-GF7Panasonic DMC-GF7KK Mirrorless Digital Camera (DSLM) with 12-32 mm Kit Lens DMC-GF7

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com.au)

Panasonic boosts its entry-level mirrorless camera, the Lumix GF7

 

Panasonic's update to its entry-level interchangeable-lens camera, the Lumix GF6, incorporates most of the newer tech that's in the tiny GM5. This year's GF7 should have better performance and a more streamlined design, though it loses a couple of...

There's just enough updated here that it doesn't feed like a complete retread of the GF6, and improved performance is never a bad thing. I hate it when manufacturers drop the grip, though.

Jan, 2015

Expert review by (photoreview.com.au)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7

 

A relatively minor update brings some easy self-portraiture functions to Panasonic's entry-level G-series camera.

Snapshooters who habitually used monitor screens for framing shots will probably find the GF7 delivers the combination of compact body size and point-and-shoot functionality that suits them. For these users, the simplified self-portraiture modes could...

Mar, 2015

Expert review by (dpexpert.com.au)

[REVIEW-PANASONICLUMIX DMC-GF7 compact system camera]

 

This 16mp camera with its 12-32mm (24-64 film equivalent) is the entry into Panasonic's range of micro four thirds, interchangeable lens cameras. The stand-our features are the best touch screen in the business; great smartphone connectivity, now made...

As with all Panasonic micro four thirds cameras, which all seem to share the same sensor, the image quality is excellent. The lens is good, if a little unusual in being of shorter focal length than comparable cameras

There is no viewfinder and no way of mounting one. The LCD is fine, with high resolution, but hard to see in bright sunlight

The Panasonic GF7 is marketed as a party camera with the emphasis on selfies, but that is not the limit of its abilities. While it is petite, as well as neat and sweet, it is also an entry point into the micro four thirds system which now embraces...

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:AAC
Audio system:STEREO
Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Wind filter:Y / Yes

Battery

Battery Capacity:680
Battery life (CIPA standard):230
Battery life (max):680
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:7.2
Power source type:Battery

Camera

Camera playback:movie, single image, slide show, thumbnails
Direct printing:Y / Yes
GPS (satellite):N / No
Histogram:Y / Yes
Image editing:Crop, Resizing, Rotating
Languages support:Multi
Live view:Y / Yes
Photo effects:Black&White, Skin tones, Vivid
Playback zoom (max):16
Scene modes:Children, Night, Night portrait, Panorama, Portrait
Self-timer:2,10
Self-timer delay:2,10
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Flash, Shade

Design

Colour of product:Black, Silver / Brown, Silver / Pink, Silver / Silver, White / White
Energy Star certified:N

Display

Display:TFT
Display aspect ratio:3:2
Display diagonal:7.62
Display resolution (numeric):1040000
Field of view:100
Flip-out screen:Y
Second display:N / No
Touchscreen:Y / Yes
Vari-angle LCD display:Y / Yes

Flash

Flash exposure compensation:Y / Yes
Flash exposure correction:±2EV (1/3 EV step)
Flash guide number:5.6
Flash Modes:Auto, Forced off, Forced on, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization
Flash sync-speed:0.02

Focusing

Auto Focus (AF) assist beam:Y / Yes
Auto Focus (AF) lock:Y / Yes
Auto focusing (AF) modes:Centre weighted Auto Focus, Face detection, Single Auto Focus, Tracking Auto Focus / Continuous Auto Focus, Face detection, Single Auto Focus, Tracking Auto Focus
Closest focusing distance:0.2
Focus adjustment:Auto

Lens System

Digital Zoom:4
Filter Size:3.7
Focal length range (f-f):12 - 32 / 12 - 60
Lens mount interface:Micro Four Thirds
Lens structure (elements/groups):8/7
Maximum aperture number:22
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):6.4 / 64
Minimum aperture number:3.5
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):2.4 / 24
Number of diaphragm blades:7

Light exposure

ISO sensitivity:100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600, Auto
ISO sensitivity (max):25600
ISO sensitivity (min):100
Light exposure control:Program AE
Light exposure correction:± 5EV (1/3EV step)
Light exposure modes:Aperture priority AE, Auto, Manual, Shutter priority AE
Light metering:Centre-weighted, Evaluative (Multi-pattern), Spot

Memory

Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC / SD,SDHC,SDXC
Memory slots:1

Networking

Data network:No / Not supported
Near Field Communication (NFC):N / No
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b,802.11g,802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Operational conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40

Other features

Built-in Flash:Y / Yes
USB Connectivity:Y

Packaging Content

Batteries included:N / Y / Yes
Battery charger included:Y / Yes
Bundled software:PHOTOfunSTUDIO 9.6 PE\nSILKYPIX Developer Studio 4.2 SE\nLoiLoScope
Cables included:USB
Hand strap:Y / Yes
Quick start guide:Y

Picture Quality

Camera Type:MILC
Image formats supported:JPG, MPO, RAW / JPG,MPO,RAW
Image sensor size (W x H):17.3 x 13
Image stabilizer:Y / Yes
Image stabilizer location:Lens
Maximum image resolution:4592 x 3448
Megapixel:16
Sensor Type:Live MOS
Still image resolution(s):4592x3448\n3232x2424\n2272x1704\n1824x1368\n4592x3064\n3232x2160\n2272x1520\n1824x1216\n4592x2584\n3840x2160\n1920x1080\n1824x1024\n3424x3424\n2416x2416\n1712x1712 / [4:3] 4592x3448(L) / 3232x2424(M) / 2272x1704(S) / 1824x1368\n\n[3:2] 4592x3064(L) / 3232x2160(M) / 2272x1520(S) / 1824x1216\n\n[16:9] 4592x2584(L) / 3840x2160(M) / 1920x1080(S) / 1824x1024\n\n[1:1] 3424x3424(L) / 2416x2416(M) / 1712x1712(S) / 1712x1712
Supported aspect ratios:1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
Total MegaPixels:16.84

Ports & interfaces

HDMI:Y / Yes
HDMI connector type:Micro
PictBridge:Y / Yes
USB version:2.0

Shutter

Camera shutter type:Electronic
Fastest camera shutter speed:1/16000
Slowest camera shutter speed:60

Technical Details

Self-timer:Y / Yes

Video

Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL / NTSC,PAL
Full HD: Yes
HD type:Full HD
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Resolution at capture speed:1280x720@25fps, 1280x720@30fps, 1920x1080@24fps, 1920x1080@25fps, 1920x1080@30fps, 1920x1080@50fps, 1920x1080@60fps, 640x480@25fps, 640x480@30fps / 1280x720@25fps,1280x720@30fps,1920x1080@24fps,1920x1080@25fps,1920x1080@30fps,1920x1080@50fps,1920x1080@60fps,640x480@25fps,640x480@30fps / 640x480@25fps, 640x480@30fps, 1280x720@25fps, 1280x720@30fps, 1920x1080@24fps, 1920x1080@25fps, 1920x1080@30fps, 1920x1080@50fps, 1920x1080@60fps / 640x480@25fps,640x480@30fps,1280x720@25fps,1280x720@30fps,1920x1080@24fps,1920x1080@25fps,1920x1080@30fps,1920x1080@50fps,1920x1080@60fps
Video formats supported:AVCHD, MP4 / AVCHD,MP4
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video Resolutions:1920 x 1080

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:3.33 / 33.3
Height :6.46 / 64.6
Lens diameter:5.55
Lens length:2.4
Lens weight:70
Weight:236
Weight (including battery):336
Width:10.7 / 106.5