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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 Digital Camera

$599.99
MILC 16MP Live MOS 4x Jul 2015
Camera Type Megapixel Sensor Type Digital Zoom Release Date
Five industry awards
Poor battery life
Clunky manual controls
59 Reviews + 5 Awards
01net.com 5 Star Digital Versus 5 Star PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended Ephotozine Highly Recommended
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Reviews

Five Industry Awards

This Panasonic digital camera was given a "Highly Recommended" award by both websites Ephotozine and PhotographyBlog.com, both of which decided that this camera was very good.

This camera received a "5 Star" award from Digital Versus, 01net.com and Les Numeriques.com.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

This Panasonic digital camera has an average expert rating of 82% based on thirty-five expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, Trusted Reviews and Ephotozine.

Good User Reviews

Based on 15 user reviews the average user rating of this camera is 84%. 6 reviewers gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars and 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Panasonic Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

Based on 8,853 expert and user reviews (including 765 verified purchases), Panasonic has good ratings for its cameras. Panasonic also has good ratings specifically for its medium megapixel digital cameras compared to other brands. 96% of those that bought a Panasonic camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Flash

Has a Flash Exposure Compensation

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 has a flash exposure compensation, as do most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to this digital camera.

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Battery

Only 230 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 is a digital camera that takes 230 shots battery life (CIPA standard). Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as this camera take between 190 and 749 battery life (CIPA standard).

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Support

Clunky Manual Controls

Three owners said in their reviews that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 did not have good technical guidance. Wired.com said “Clunky manual controls”. Two years ago Miss J R Banks mentioned in her Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 review “No UK plug and no UK instructions which is fairly annoying”.


Power

Poor Battery Life

Six owners who bought it considered that it did not have a good battery life. Two years ago Wired.com wrote “Poor battery life”. Wired.com also said “Comparatively limited battery” in their review. Wired.com also wrote “Battery life still brutal, panorama mode useless, screen reflections can make exposure hard to assess (no viewfinder possible” in their review.


Weight & Dimensions

Compact Size

Nineteen people said in their reviews that the product was compact. Wired.com mentioned “Compact size and ease of use”. Ephotozine wrote “New design with mode compact body” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 but in spite of that they scored it 19.4 out of 100. Wired.com also said “Zeer compact” in their review.

Four customers who reviewed it reckoned that it was a good body shape. Wired.com wrote “Small body” in their review of this digital camera. Wired.com also said “Compacte, lichte body, kantelbaar touchscreen, filmen in 1080p tot 60 bps, snelle autofocus, wifi smartdevice wifi app” in their review. Expert review site Ephotozine.com said “Along with a redesigned body, features a 16 megapixel sensor, 3inch tilting touch screen”.

One customer who purchased it thought it was heavy and bulky. Expertreviews.co.uk gave it a rating of 6 stars and mentioned on Expert Reviews “It's hard to imagine anyone rejecting it because it's too bulky” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7.

One person wrote in their reviews that the product was lightweight. Awa gave this digital camera a score of 7 stars and said on Bhphotovideo.com “It's small and lightweight” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 236 grams, the Lumix DMC-GF7 has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to this digital camera.

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Light Exposure

Supports Ten ISO Sensitivities

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Lumix DMC-GF7 is more than most similar spec cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. The most commonly supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this camera. The ISO sensitivities 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600 and Auto are also supported by this digital camera.

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Lens System

Fairly Small Maximum Aperture Number

Digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to this digital camera have maximum aperture numbers of between 3 and 38, and the average maximum aperture number is 12. The Lumix DMC-GF7 has a fairly small maximum aperture number (22) compared to most of the other cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camera.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 has a quite short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) (only 64 millimeters) compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type. Across all the medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera the maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 51mm to 2,000mm.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Lumix DMC-GF7 has a relatively typical digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera.

We compared all the other 4x digital zoom digital cameras to this digital camera and we think the Coolpix P530 ($240.00), and the Coolpix P610 ($459.88) both from Nikon or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 ($894.00) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Samsung MV800 (5x and higher rated).

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Focusing

Very Small Closest Focusing Distance

The closest focusing distances of cameras that were launched more than a year ago range from 0.01m to 5m, and the average closest focusing distance is 1m. The Lumix DMC-GF7 has a fairly small closest focusing distance (only 0.2 meters) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to this digital camera.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDMI

The Lumix DMC-GF7 has an HDMI. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for more than a year also have an HDMI.

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Supports PictBridge

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 supports PictBridge. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this digital camera also support PictBridge.

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Audio

Has a Wind Filter

The Lumix DMC-GF7 has a wind filter. Most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to this camera also have a wind filter.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Lumix DMC-GF7 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Display

Has a Touchscreen

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 has a touchscreen, unlike most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for more than a year which do not have a touchscreen.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Lumix DMC-GF7 has a vari-angle LCD display. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for more than a year also have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Quite High Display Resolution (numeric)

With a display resolution (numeric) of 1,040,000 pixel, the Lumix DMC-GF7 has a fairly high display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this camera. The lowest display resolution (numeric) of comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera is 230,000 pixels, the highest is 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 730,000 pixels.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 has a pretty average display diagonal compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for more than a year.

We compared all the other 3" screen digital cameras to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Pentax K-50 ($349.95), the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 ($894.00), and the Nikon Coolpix P530 ($240.00) is also worth considering.

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Good Video Capture

Two people wrote in their reviews that the product was good for video recording.

Handy Tilt Screen

Ten owners mentioned that it had a good screen. Wired.com said “Selfiefriendly screen” . Wired.com also said “Frontfacing LCD screen” in their review. Expert review site Pocket-Lint.com said “The Panasonic Lumix GF7 is the follow-up to 2013's GF6, complete with flip-forward screen for taking those delightfully pouty shots” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 and gave it a score of 6 stars.

Two people who reviewed it agreed that it was mirrorless. Reviewed.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Panasonic has taken the concept of a compact mirrorless cameras to the extreme with its GM1” .

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Razendsnelle Autofocus

Eight owners wrote in their reviews that this digital camera had a good autofocus. Wired.com wrote “Decent autofocus system and performance” . Wired.com also said “Fast focusing and shooting” in their review. Ephotozine wrote “Fast operation, focus, shot to shot” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7.

One person said that it had a good image stabiliser. Bhphotovideo.com said “Good Image Stabilization” in their review of this digital camera but despite that they only rated it 1 stars. One person wrote in their reviews that it had a good lens. Paul he wrote on Bhphotovideo.com two years ago “Love the lens”.

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Qualit D'image Jusqu' 6400 ISO

Seventeen customers who reviewed it concluded that it was able to produce good images. Techradar.com said in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Techradar two years ago “Familiar fantastic Panasonic image quality in a fun, light”. Techradar.com also wrote “Panasonic's GF series compact system cameras are aimed at novice photographers.” in their review. Expert review site Cameralabs.com scored the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 5 stars and wrote in the same month “The GF7 switches into Self Shot mode, making it easy to grab photos of yourself, with new optional slimming, def”.

Three customers who reviewed this digital camera thought it had a good ISO range. Two years ago Wired.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Qualit d'image jusqu' 6400 ISO”. Wired.com also mentioned “Auch hohe ISOWerte bis ISO 3.200 noch gut nutzbar” in their review. Wired.com also mentioned “Gute bis sehr gute Bildqualitt (bis ISO 800” in their review.

Two owners agreed that the product had a good picture resolution. Ephotozine said “High resolution tilting touchscreen” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 review. One owner reckoned that it had a good image sensor.

One owner who reviewed the product considered that it was good in low light. Bhphotovideo.com mentioned “Good in Low Light” however they gave it a score of 1 stars.

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No Flash Hotshoe

One customer thought the product did not have a good flash. Ephotozine said “No flash hotshoe”.


Packaging Content

Has a Battery Charger Included

The Lumix DMC-GF7 has a battery charger included. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and type also have a battery charger included.

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Has a Hand Strap

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 has a hand strap, as do most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that came out more than a year ago.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Lumix DMC-GF7 has a batteries included. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera also have a batteries included.

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Technical Details

Has a Self-Timer

The Lumix DMC-GF7 has a self-timer. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that came out around the same time as this camera also have a self-timer.

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Camera

Supports Direct Printing

The Lumix DMC-GF7 supports direct printing, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera.

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Supports Live View

The Lumix DMC-GF7 supports live view, as do most of the other digital cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera.

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Features Histogram

The Lumix DMC-GF7 features histogram. Most of the other similar spec cameras that were launched more than a year ago also feature histogram.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera also have an image stabilizer.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including because of it's better review score, the Coolpix P610 ($459.88), or the Coolpix S9900 ($679.88) both from Nikon or the Samsung MV800.

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Only 1712 X 1712 Still Image Resolution

The Lumix DMC-GF7 has a higher still image resolution than most digital cameras of this spec and age. This camera has a 1712 x 1712 still image resolution(s), whereas most digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it have a 2560 x 1920 still image resolution(s). In addition, this Panasonic digital camera have still image resolution(s) of [4:3] 4592x3448(L) / 3232x2424(M) / 2272x1704(S) / 1824x1368, [3:2] 4592x3064(L) / 3232x2160(M) / 2272x1520(S) / 1824x1216 and [16:9] 4592x2584(L) / 3840x2160(M) / 1920x1080(S) / 1824x1024 and [1:1] 3424x3424(L) / 2416x2416(M) / 1712x1712(S) / 1712x1712. The best still image resolution of all comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera is 6016 x 4016 and the worst is 384 x 480.

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Only 4592 X 3448 Pixels Image Resolution

The Lumix DMC-GF7 has a higher image resolution than most medium megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to it. This Panasonic digital camera has a 4592 x 3448 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution.

A 4592 x 3448 pixels maximum image resolution is in fact the worst image resolution across all comparable spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera.

A 4896 x 3264 pixels maximum image resolution is the best image resolution amongst similar types of camera.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The Lumix DMC-GF7 supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera also support Wi-Fi.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other digital cameras which support Wi-Fi currently available including the Coolpix P610 ($459.88), the Coolpix S9900 ($679.88), or the Coolpix P900 ($516.95) all from Nikon which has better reviews.

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Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Lumix DMC-GF7 supports video capability. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to this digital camera also support video capability.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras which support video capability and we think because of it's better review score, the Samsung MV800, and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 ($894.00) is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Lumix DMC-GF7 has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camera also have a built-in flash.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative cameras with a built-in flash currently available including because of it's better review score, the Coolpix P610 ($459.88), or the Coolpix S9900 ($679.88) both from Nikon or the Samsung MV800.

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Smart TV

Fi Connectivity

Three owners who reviewed the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 thought it was good in terms of connectivity. Wired.com said “Fi connectivity” in their review of this digital camera yet they scored this digital camera 1 stars.


Design

WiFi Built in Remote Operation

Eight people who reviewed it considered that it was well made. Ephotozine said two years ago “WiFi built in remote operation”. Also two years ago Pocket-Lint.com wrote in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 on expert website Pocket Lint “Solid image quality in good light” and gave it a score of 6 stars. Expert website Cybershack.com.au said “Panasonic's Lumix GF7 is a solid point-and-shoot camera that provides good value for money”.

One customer who reviewed this digital camera considered that it was reliable. Expertreviews.co.uk wrote on Expert Reviews two years ago “Dependable and feature-rich.” and scored it 7 stars.

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Handliches Design

Three customers who bought it concluded that it was good looking. Expert website Stuff.tv said “Occasionally it throws up something pretty amazing”. Digitalversus.com wrote on Digital Versus “Compact, well-built, stylish, ultra-responsive, great pictures up to ISO 6400, excellent video, connected, 180° tiltable touchscreen” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 review. Photographyblog.com wrote on expert review site PhotographyBlog.com “The Panasonic Lumix GF7 is a small and stylish compact system camera designed to take better “selfies”” in their review of this digital camera.

Two customers who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it was well designed. Wired.com wrote in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 review “Handliches Design”. One person who purchased it concluded that it was neat. Two years ago expert review site Dpexpert.com.au said in their review of this digital camera “While it is petite, as well as neat and sweet”.

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Handy Tilt Screen

Five customers who reviewed the product considered that it was easy to use. Two years ago Wired.com said in their review of this digital camera “Handy tilt screen” yet they only rated this digital camera 14 out of 100. Wired.com also mentioned “Intelligent Auto and solid scene modes make it simple to use for beginners” in their review. Bron wrote “Is a pleasure to use” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7.

Three people mentioned in their reviews that the product was easy to use the menus. Dpreview.com said two years ago “Providing mass market point-and-shoot appeal while giving photographers the option to fully control settings should th” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 review and gave the product a rating of 4 stars. Bron wrote “A great quick menu system, enough controls”.

One owner said in their reviews that the product had a touch sensitive screen. Wired.com said “Touch sensitive screen” in their review of this digital camera.

One owner who purchased it wrote that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Expert website Dpreview.com said “After several iterations, Panasonic's GF compact mirrorless camera line has gradually settled into a comfortable position in the market” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7.

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Video Quality

Ten owners agreed that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 was good quality. Wired.com wrote “Video quality” but despite that they gave it a score of 14 out of 100. Wired.com also wrote “Picture quality below ISO 6400” in their review. Wired.com also wrote “Decent image quality” in their review.


Features

Selfie Features Are Quite

Three people mentioned in their reviews that the product had good features. Ephotozine wrote “Selfie features are quite”. Dpexpert.com.au wrote “The stand-our features are the best touch screen in the business; great smartphone connectivity, now made eas” in their review of this digital camera.


Video

Supports Video Recording

The Lumix DMC-GF7 supports video recording, 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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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Lumix DMC-GF7 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most common video resolutions of 1280 x 720 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. The worst video resolution of all cameras of a similar spec and age to this camera is 320 x 240 pixels and the best is 3840 x 2160 pixels.

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Other

Released Over a Year Ago

It was April 2017 when this medium megapixel camera was released.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic dmcgf7kebt, panasonic dmcgf7ws, panasonic dmcgf7kp, panasonic dmcgf7kk, panasonic gf7bk
Barcodes 00008478357447, 00009608200583, 00616348083089, 00885170236073, 04984824943001, 05025232650507, 05025232650514, 05025232650545, 05025232819584, 05025232826308, 05025232826315

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