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Panasonic DMC-GX7 + G VARIO 14-42mm

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A multi award winning and fully featured 16 megapixel 1.39 times zoom factor digital camera
MILC 16MP 1.39x Live MOS Dec 2014
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Sensor Type Release Date

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Panasonic DMC-GX7 + G VARIO 14-42mm Review

With excellent reviews but mediocre features, we have scored the Panasonic DMC-GX7 + G VARIO 14-42mm as follows for Summary.
100
139 Reviews + 25 Awards
1
Not Currently for Sale
50
Good Features
Overall Score
41
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 42?

It has great expert reviews and marvellous user reviews with 50% of buyers recommending this camera to others.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2017.
Customers report good picture quality, it is a good size and good product quality. However they also report poor battery life.
This Panasonic digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Very large display diagonal
Has a built-in flash
Very small optical zoom
Only two aspherical lenses

Panasonic DMC-GX7 + G VARIO 14-42mm In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

26 Industry Awards

Amongst cameras, this camera is one of the most highly awarded.

The writers at review sites Smartson.se, Digitallife.se, Camera Labs, Hardwarezone.com.ph, Akam.no, Focus-Numerique.fr, Pocket Lint, Trusted Reviews and Fotovideo.nu all thought that concluded that they would endorse this Panasonic camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

The authors at six more expert review sites all said that this camera was superb and gave it their highest award. This Panasonic camera received an "Editor's Choice" award from Cnetfrance.fr, Photoreview.com.au, CNET.com.au, Macworld.co.uk, Reviewed.com and Ephotozine.

The experts at three additional expert review sites thought that this Panasonic digital camera was very good. This camera received a DP Review "Silver" award and the editor of website Lydogbillede.dk conluded that they would definitely endorse it and gave it an "Especially Recommended 6 Star" award. This Panasonic camera also received a "Gold" award from review website What Digital Camera who concluded it was outstanding.

The editor of one other expert review site said that this camera was very good. This Panasonic digital camera received "" award from Pcauthority.com.au.

Fotomaniak.pl and Ljudochbild.se both gave this Panasonic camera a "5 Star" award and Imaging Resource.com gave it a "Dave's Pick" award.

Good Expert Reviews

On average, based on 57 expert reviews from sites including DP Review, PhotographyBlog.com, What Digital Camera and Trusted Reviews this Panasonic camera has an overall expert rating of 87%. If all the cameras are ranked by average expert review score then this camera is in the top 9%.

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User Reviews Are Excellent

People who bought this Panasonic digital camera rated this camera as fantastic on average. Over 75% of reviewers gave this camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 50% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Customers Report Sub-Standard Battery Life

Two owners who reviewed it agreed that it did not have a good battery life.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

17 customers wrote that this digital camera was able to produce good images.

  • Offering a winning combination of outstanding image quality, excellent performance, deep feature-s…
    Photographyblog.com September 2013
  • An overdose of features, wireless connectivity, great image quality and so on…
    Firstpost.com January 2014
  • A very good camera for photographers…
  • Excellent camera which produces high quality pictures due to the ability to attach better quality lens than that on a "super zoom " camera…
  • The display initially looked a bit washed out and lacking in both contrast and colour saturation and is fairly critical in the angle of the screen when viewing to get the best picture…
  • The pictures are very sharp…
  • This is a huge step up and has really lifted my love of photography…
  • There are simple shooting modes available if you wish…
  • Well made high spec camera ideal as a walkabout camera, images very good quality with this kit lens…
  • The micro 4/3 sensor does a stellar job, at reproducing images that are sharp…
    Baxy85 (Amazon.co.uk) - September 2014

Users Report it is a Good Size

12 people considered that this digital camera was compact.

Users Report Excellent Product Quality

15 owners wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was good quality.

Very Good Brand

Based on 11,202 expert and user reviews (including 2,725 verified purchases), Panasonic has very good reviews for its cameras. Panasonic also has very good reviews specifically for its cameras compared to other manufacturers. 95% of those that bought a Panasonic digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report Superior Technical Features

10 owners who reviewed it thought it had good features.

Users Report That it is Reasonably Priced

Seven owners wrote in their reviews that the Panasonic DMC-GX7 + G VARIO 14-42mm was good value for money.

Users Report Good Lens Quality

Four owners who reviewed it reckoned that it had a good lens, three owners thought it had a good autofocus and two people said in their reviews that it had a good zoom.

Customers Report it is Robust

Five owners who reviewed this digital camera thought it was well made and two people who bought the product concluded that it was strong and durable.

Users Report Excellent Technical Guidance

Two customers considered that the Panasonic DMC-GX7 + G VARIO 14-42mm had good technical guidance.

  • Getting used to the multiple setting options after some serious study of the advanced operating instructions…
  • The camera is so packed with features so you may want to read the advanced instructions…
    Jonix (Amazon.co.uk) - December 2014

Users Report it is Easy to Use

Nine customers who bought the Panasonic DMC-GX7 + G VARIO 14-42mm agreed that it was easy to use.

Users Report Nice Design

Four customers reckoned that it was good looking.

Customers Report Good Video Capture

Four customers said in their reviews that this digital camera was good for video recording.

Users Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Four people who reviewed it considered that it had a good screen and two owners reckoned that it had a good viewfinder.


Features

Average Megapixel

With a megapixel of 16 megapixels, the DMC-GX7 + G VARIO 14-42mm has a pretty standard megapixel compared to most of the other cameras.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 360 grams, the DMC-GX7 + G VARIO 14-42mm has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other cameras.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

At only 1.39 times zoom factor, the DMC-GX7 + G VARIO 14-42mm has a quite small optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras. The smallest optical zoom of digital cameras is 0.34x, the biggest is 83x, and the average optical zoom is 12x.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Panasonic DMC-GX7 + G VARIO 14-42mm has a built-in flash, as do most of the other digital cameras.

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Very Large Display Diagonal

The average display diagonal of digital cameras is 2.9", and the display diagonals range from 0.5" to 9". The display diagonal of the Panasonic DMC-GX7 + G VARIO 14-42mm of 6 inches is one of the largest amongst digital cameras.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Panasonic DMC-GX7 + G VARIO 14-42mm features contrast adjustment, as do most of the other digital cameras.

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Features Smile Detection

The Panasonic DMC-GX7 + G VARIO 14-42mm features smile detection. Most of the other digital cameras also feature smile detection.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Panasonic DMC-GX7 + G VARIO 14-42mm has a vari-angle LCD display. Most of the other digital cameras also have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Has a Touchscreen

The DMC-GX7 + G VARIO 14-42mm has a touchscreen, unlike most of the other cameras which do not have a touchscreen.

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Has a Wrist Strap

The Panasonic DMC-GX7 + G VARIO 14-42mm has a wrist strap, as do most of the other digital cameras.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The DMC-GX7 + G VARIO 14-42mm features brightness adjustment. Most of the other cameras also feature brightness adjustment.

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Has an HDMI Port

The DMC-GX7 + G VARIO 14-42mm has an HDMI port. Most of the other cameras also have an HDMI port.

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Features Bluetooth

The DMC-GX7 + G VARIO 14-42mm features bluetooth. Most of the other cameras do not feature bluetooth.

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Has an External Flash Connector

The DMC-GX7 + G VARIO 14-42mm has an external flash connector, as do most of the other cameras.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the DMC-GX7 + G VARIO 14-42mm is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by cameras. 1280 x 720 pixels is also supported by this camera. In addition, this Panasonic camera supports a video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail. Across all cameras the best video resolution is 4096 x 2160 pixels and the worst is 320 x 120 pixels.

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Quite Large Maximum Aperture Number

With a maximum aperture number of 22, the Panasonic DMC-GX7 + G VARIO 14-42mm has one of the larger maximum aperture numbers amongst cameras of this age. The average maximum aperture number of cameras is 11, and the maximum aperture numbers range from 1.8 to 130.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Panasonic DMC-GX7 + G VARIO 14-42mm supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other digital cameras.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The DMC-GX7 + G VARIO 14-42mm has an image stabilizer. Most of the other digital cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Features Multi Burst Mode

The DMC-GX7 + G VARIO 14-42mm features multi burst mode. Most of the other digital cameras also feature multi burst mode.

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Only Two Aspherical Lenses

Most cameras have between 1 and 14 aspherical lenses, including the DMC-GX7 + G VARIO 14-42mm which has two aspherical lenses.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

When compared to other cameras that we have checked, the DMC-GX7 + G VARIO 14-42mm's minimum aperture number of only 1.7 is one of the smallest. Across all the cameras the minimum aperture numbers range from -2 to 22, and the average minimum aperture number is 3.4.

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Fairly Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At 28 millimeters, the DMC-GX7 + G VARIO 14-42mm has a fairly long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other digital cameras. Cameras have minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of between 2.3mm and 75mm.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many cameras.

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Features Multi-Shot Function

The Panasonic DMC-GX7 + G VARIO 14-42mm features multi-shot function. Most of the other digital cameras also feature multi-shot function.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the DMC-GX7 + G VARIO 14-42mm has a pretty average digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras.

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4592 X 3448 Still Image Resolution

The DMC-GX7 + G VARIO 14-42mm has a 4592 x 3448 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most digital cameras. This camera also have still image resolution(s) of 4592 x 2584, 3424 x 3424, 3232 x 2424, 3232 x 2160, 3232 x 1824, 2416 x 2416, 2272 x 1704, 2272 x 1520, 1712 x 1712, 1824 x 1368, 1824 x 1216 and 1920 x 1080 and 1824 x 1024. The worst still image resolution of all digital cameras is S: (3:2) 2496 x 1664 / (16:9) 2496 x 1408 / (1:1) 1664 x 1664 and the best is 6016 x 4000.

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The DMC-GX7 + G VARIO 14-42mm has a tripod mountable, as do most of the other cameras.

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Fairly High Display Resolution (numeric)

With a display resolution (numeric) of 1,040,000 pixel, the DMC-GX7 + G VARIO 14-42mm has a quite high display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other digital cameras. The lowest display resolution (numeric) of cameras is 3 pixels and the highest is 16,000,000 pixels.

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The DMC-GX7 + G VARIO 14-42mm features saturation adjustment. Most of the other digital cameras also feature saturation adjustment.

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Supports Dioptic Correction

The DMC-GX7 + G VARIO 14-42mm supports dioptic correction, as do most of the other cameras.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Panasonic DMC-GX7 + G VARIO 14-42mm has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other cameras also have a built-in speaker(s).

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The DMC-GX7 + G VARIO 14-42mm supports Near Field Communication (NFC). Most of the other cameras also support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Supports Live View

The DMC-GX7 + G VARIO 14-42mm supports live view. Most of the other cameras also support live view.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

This digital camera was released in December 2014.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

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Barcodes:

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