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Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7

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MILC 16MP Live MOS Silver Jun 2015
Camera Type Megapixel Sensor Type Colour Release Date
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 Review

Our Verdict:
A Great Value for Money 16 Megapixel Digital Camera, Great for Everyday Photography
, we have ranked the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 number 25 across all digital cameras.
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500 Reviews + 17 Awards
98
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30 Great Features
69
2 Years Old
Overall Score
85
Very Good

Why Has it Scored This?

It has great expert reviews and terrific user reviews with 94% of buyers recommending this camera to others. This digital camera has received 17 awards including a "Highly Recommended" award from review websites PhotographyBlog.com, Camera Labs, Ljudochbild.se and Lydogbillede.dk, a "Recommended" award from websites Digitallife.se, Pricerunner.se, Lydogbilde.no and Pocket Lint and an "Editor's Choice" award from websites Ephotozine, Photoreview.com.au and Reviewed.com.
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Very Good

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

17 Industry Awards

This Panasonic digital camera has received 17 awards from camera experts.

The experts at review websites PhotographyBlog.com, Camera Labs, Ljudochbild.se and Lydogbillede.dk all strongly endorse this medium megapixel camera and have given it their "Highly Recommended" award.

This camera received a "Recommended" award from websites Digitallife.se, Pricerunner.se, Lydogbilde.no and Pocket Lint all of whom concluded that this Panasonic camera was very good.

This digital camera received an "Editor's Choice" award from websites Ephotozine, Photoreview.com.au and Reviewed.com all of whom concluded that this medium megapixel camera was terrific.

An additional three expert review sites all liked this camera. Review website Digifotopro.nl gave this medium megapixel camera a "Gold" award and said it was brilliant and it received a "Best Buy" award from website Expert Reviews. This digital camera also received a DP Review "Silver" award.

The experts at three more expert review sites all concluded that this camera was very good. Digital Versus and 01net.com both gave this Panasonic camera a "5 Star" award and EISA.eu gave it an "EISA Best Product" award.

Good Expert Reviews

This medium megapixel camera has an average expert rating of 85 out of 100 based on 39 expert reviews from sites including DP Review, PhotographyBlog.com, What Digital Camera and CNET.com. If all the latest medium megapixel digital cameras are ranked by average expert review score then this camera is in the top 10%.

Excellent Owner Reviews

Lumix DMC-G7 owners on average rated this camera as exceptional. 200 reviewers (74% of all reviewers) gave this camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 94% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Panasonic Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

Based on 9,717 expert and user reviews (including 1,178 verified purchases), Panasonic has good ratings for its cameras. Panasonic also has good ratings specifically for its medium megapixel digital cameras compared to other manufacturers. 96% of those that bought a Panasonic digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Features

Supports Video Recording

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 supports video recording. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this digital camera also support video recording.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 has a fairly typical display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other similar spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as this camera, the Lumix DMC-G7 does not have a GPS (satellite).

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Lumix DMC-G7 supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera.

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Supports Full HD Video

The Lumix DMC-G7 supports Full HD video. Most of the other new medium megapixel digital cameras also support Full HD video.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to this camera also have an image stabilizer.

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the Lumix DMC-G7 has a fairly standard digital zoom compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera.

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Average Weight

The Lumix DMC-G7 has a relatively average weight (360 grams) compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Has a Microphone in

The Lumix DMC-G7 has a microphone in. Most of the other latest medium megapixel digital cameras also have a microphone in.

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Very High Playback Zoom (max)

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 has a very high playback zoom (max) (16 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to this camera. Medium megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera have playback zoom (max) of between 1x and 16x, and the average playback zoom (max) is 10x.

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Has a Self-Timer

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 has a self-timer. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera also have a self-timer.

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Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The Lumix DMC-G7 has a shoe mounting point, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Supports Direct Printing

The Lumix DMC-G7 supports direct printing. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera also support direct printing.

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Supports Dioptic Correction

The Lumix DMC-G7 supports dioptic correction, as do most of the other cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Lumix DMC-G7 has a vari-angle LCD display, as do most of the other new medium megapixel digital cameras.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolution

The Lumix DMC-G7 supports a maximum video resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over 108 times the video resolution of a 320 x 240 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by new comparable spec digital cameras. In addition, this camera support video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels and 1280 x 720 pixels and 1920 x 1080 pixels. A video resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels is equivalent to 4K Ultra HD video. This has four times the detail of Full HD video. Across all similar spec digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this camera the best video resolution is 4096 x 2160 pixels and the worst is 320 x 176 pixels.

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The Lumix DMC-G7 features saturation adjustment, as do most of the other latest medium megapixel digital cameras.

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Features Multi Burst Mode

The Lumix DMC-G7 features multi burst mode. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera also feature multi burst mode.

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Quite High Display Resolution (numeric)

The display resolutions (numeric) of medium megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera range from 230 pixels to 16,000,000 pixels. At 1,040,000 pixel, the Lumix DMC-G7 has a quite high display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Lumix DMC-G7 features brightness adjustment. Most of the other new medium megapixel digital cameras also feature brightness adjustment.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Lumix DMC-G7 features contrast adjustment, as do most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera.

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Supports Live View

The Lumix DMC-G7 supports live view. Most of the other latest medium megapixel digital cameras also support live view.

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Has a Flash Exposure Compensation

The Lumix DMC-G7 has a flash exposure compensation. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera also have a flash exposure compensation.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 has a touchscreen. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera do not have a touchscreen.

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Quite Large Maximum Aperture Number

The smallest maximum aperture number of digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to this digital camera is 2.7, the largest is 87, and the average maximum aperture number is 11. With a maximum aperture number of 22, the Lumix DMC-G7 has a quite large maximum aperture number compared to most of the other similar age cameras.

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Features Histogram

The Lumix DMC-G7 features histogram, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera.

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Has an HDMI

The Lumix DMC-G7 has an HDMI, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera.

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Has a Battery Charger Included

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 has a battery charger included, as do most of the other new medium megapixel digital cameras.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum video resolution on digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it.

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Supports PictBridge

The Lumix DMC-G7 supports PictBridge. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera also support PictBridge.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Lumix DMC-G7 has a batteries included, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera.

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360 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 is a camera that takes 360 shots battery life (CIPA standard).

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Lumix DMC-G7 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Supports 100, 200 and 13 More ISO Sensitivities

The Lumix DMC-G7 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most medium megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. The most commonly supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this Panasonic digital camera. The ISO sensitivities 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800 and 25600 are also supported by this camera.

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Only 4592 X 3448 Pixels Image Resolution

The Lumix DMC-G7 has a 4592 x 3448 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than the 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution found on most digital cameras that are a comparable age to it.

This camera's image resolution (4592 x 3448 pixels) is actually the worst image resolution amongst all similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera.

Amongst similar types of camera the best image resolution is 4896 x 3672 pixels.

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Very Low Magnification

The magnifications of latest medium megapixel digital cameras range from 0.15x to 32x. At only 0.5 times zoom factor, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 has a fairly low magnification compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camera.

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Fairly Large Minimum Aperture Number

At 3.5, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 has a quite large minimum aperture number compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera. The minimum aperture numbers of comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera range from 1.7 to 22, and the average minimum aperture number is 3.3.

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Fairly Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At 28 millimeters, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 has a fairly long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera. The shortest minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camera is 4.5mm and the longest is 36mm.

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16 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 16 megapixels camera.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

This Panasonic camera has been on the market since June 2015.


Reviews
97
500 Reviews + 17 Awards
Value for Money
98
Features for Portrait...
81
Very Good
Age
69
2 Years Old
Overall Score for Port...
79
Good
53
4592 X 3448 Pixels
Yes
Yes
Features for Portrait...
81
Very Good

Maximum Image Resolution

only 4592 x 3448 pixels image resolution


Image Stabilizer

has an image stabilizer


Self-Timer

has a self-timer


Optical Sensor Size

optical sensor size


Pre-Flash

pre-flash


Smile Detection

smile detection


Handheld Remote Control

handheld remote control


Reviews
97
500 Reviews + 17 Awards
Value for Money
98
Features for Landscape...
65
Average
Age
69
2 Years Old
Overall Score for Land...
71
Good
53
4592 X 3448 Pixels
68
360g
75
360 Shots
Features for Landscape...
65
Average

Optical Zoom

optical zoom


Maximum Image Resolution

only 4592 x 3448 pixels image resolution


Weight

average weight


Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

360 battery life (CIPA standard)


GPS (satellite)

does not have a GPS (satellite)


Optical Sensor Size

optical sensor size


Waterproof

waterproof


Electronic Compass

electronic compass


Anti-Dust Function

anti-dust function


Dustproof

dustproof


Reviews
97
500 Reviews + 17 Awards
Value for Money
98
Features for Everyday...
85
Very Good
Age
69
2 Years Old
Overall Score for Ever...
80
Very Good
68
360g
75
360 Shots
Yes
Yes
Features for Everyday...
85
Very Good

Weight

average weight


Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

360 battery life (CIPA standard)


Image Stabilizer

has an image stabilizer


Vari-Angle LCD Display

has a vari-angle LCD display


Optical Sensor Size

optical sensor size


Face Detection

face detection


Reviews
97
500 Reviews + 17 Awards
Value for Money
98
Features for Sport Pho...
82
Very Good
Age
69
2 Years Old
Overall Score for Spor...
79
Good
100
1s
Yes
Yes
28
100, 200, 400, 80, 800, 160, 1,600,...
75
360 Shots
Features for Sport Pho...
82
Very Good

Multi Burst Mode

features multi burst mode


Image Stabilizer

has an image stabilizer


ISO Sensitivities

supports 100, 200 and 13 more ISO sensitivities


Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

360 battery life (CIPA standard)


Camera Shutter Speed

camera shutter speed


Waterproof

waterproof


Flash Recharging Time

flash recharging time


Product Identifiers

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