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Review for Panasonic Lumix DMC G7 Review

Panasonic Lumix G7 is designed to serve professionals with incredible 4K videos, crisp stills with high resolution so that creative vision can be achieved easily. The 16 megapixel sensor ensures higher performance rate without making any compromise for performance. It is also possible to crop stills from 4K videos and you can avail these stills even while working on faster shutter speed. This advanced camera unit is designed to serve users with higher mobility and versatility so that you can capture great memories during family events.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC G7 Review:

Pros:

  • It comes with eye catching compact design while offering incredible 4K results.
  • Autofocus system is quite decent.
  • Added Wi-Fi control.
  • You will find numbers of still and video options.

Cons:

  • Headphone jack is missing so you cannot monitor audios during recording.
  • Casual users may find it little confusing.

Design:

G7 appears much similar to other cameras of that of G series and it offers features much like the popular mid range miniaturized DSLR cameras. You will find 5 external buttons on this camera unit that are completely customizable whereas flipping big screen offers easy adjustments for five controls. This camera appears tiny enough when it is used in combination with 14 to 45 mm kit zoom. The built in the electronic view finder makes this device more suitable for professional needs and included 2.36m dot LCD assists in better viewing experience. The OLED display makes this unit free from rainbow effect and the bright panel avoids contrast issue with ease. The touch sensitive screen makes positioning much easier so that stuttering can be avoided.

Performance:

Autofocus:

Lumix G7 has advanced autofocus system that assists in better contrast management but at the same time G7 works for improved performance with its depth for defocus tech. The clever sensor mechanism assists in easy object tracking even without any dedicated hardware unit. There is no doubt to say that G7 has strong and faster focus with higher accuracy. It can even provide better results for darker conditions. G7 can focus quickly within 0.07 second so professional rate is faster enough. With 49 focus points, G7 has improved focus on frames and positioning can be maintained with rear controls as well as by using touchscreen based controls.

Photo Quality:

G7 is equipped with 16 megapixel Micro four thirds sensor but the dynamic range of this camera is limited due to sensor size. With ISO 100, you can enjoy best results for dynamic range; during a lab test G7 scored 10/15EV for dynamic range. Even with reasonable price range, Lumix G7 performs better with variation in ISO range. For ISO 800 you can avail 9.27EV and in case of ISO 12,800 it sticks to 6.12EV. Images face some noise up to ISO 800 range but you can avail incredible results for ISO 1600 and 6400. The electronic shutter assists users to enjoy faster shooting range with 1/16000 per second setting. The standard setting for shutter is 1/4000 that works better for most of the conditions.

4K Videos:

You can shoot videos with 4K resolution using G7. Note that for 4K recording, bit rate can be adjusted to 100Mbps with 25p setting. On the other side, for 1920 by 1080 resolution, this camera can work up to 50p and videos are stored in MP4 formats. This camera unit can handle all features that most of professional users often demand. If you wish to record videos for YouTube channel then the UHD recording ability of G7 can provide you efficient results. Low light performance of Lumix G7 still demands little improvement. But people love to record stunning videos with its Zebra Pattern settings that range between 50 to 105 percent. You can also make adjustments for real time histogram, highlight display, three guideline patterns, and horizontal level gauge. But still you will miss guidelines for 4:3 safe area. This camera offers higher touch responsiveness with improved accuracy level for footage recording. You can easily reposition the display elements as like live histogram and focus area weighing. If you want to achieve great performance for zooming then you may have to get zooming lenses and in case if you are working with kit lenses then you may have to adjust zoom settings with sliders, jibs, dollies or by using steadicams. This camera also handles audio signals very well with wireless micro phone system, but the sound quality may drop when operated from larger distance.

Key Features:

  • DMC G7 is designed with 16MP live CMOS type sensor.
  • Venus Engine 9 Image processor included.
  • FD AF system with 4K photo modes.
  • Built in Wi-Fi ability.
  • It works up to 8fps shooting with autofocus ability and ISO range goes up to 25600.
  • 4K USD video recording with 30 fps and 24 fps frame rating.
  • 2.36m Dot OLED type viewfinder.
  • Designed with micro four thirds system.

Conclusion:


Lumix G7 is found to be small enough with lightweight design but it still offers powerful features. You can record 4K videos even by paying reasonable amount but little compromise is required for low light conditions. There are lots of incredible features that make this camera standout against most of high end models. It is one of the top rated camera unit for professionals but lots of control options may appear little confusing to beginners.
Nov 23,2017 14:24 pm
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