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Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GX7 Hands On and ISO Test

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GX7
Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GX7

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GX7 is the newest addition the LUMIX G Digital Single Lens Mirrorless (DSLM) Camera that will be featuring high photographic performance, sleek “Rangefinder” design with a tiltable LVF (Live View Finder). For easy file sharing, the LUMIX DMC-GX7 comes integrated with WiFi connectivity and can be seamlessly paired with NFC enabled smart device by just a tap. The Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GX7 in full diecast magnesium alloy frame will be available in Singapore this September in Black or Silver, with retail price around S$1,700 with a 20mm pancake lens. (Price and release date will be confirmed on a later date)


Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GX7 Key Features

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GX7 Hands On

Hands on with Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GX7 at Fraser Island, Australia


Having played with the new Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GX7 for about a day now, find that the system is very intuitive and easy to control when comes to changing settings using the duel dials during manual mode. Weighing at merely 500 grams, it fits in nicely to my hands and offers a much better & firmer grip when compared to OLYMPUS PEN 5. The sleek retro design and alloy chassis makes you want to compare it with the OLYMPUS OM-D or even a LEICA Rangefinder.

The LCD touchscreen is fast and responsive. The tiltable LVF is super clear and its reproduction does not lose out to the LCD touchscreen. Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GX7 allows user to use the LCD touchscreen to work like a mouse pad for shifting focus point for fast focusing when using the tiltable LVF.

The AF focusing have significantly improved from previous models. The built-in image stabilizer works exceptionally well, that even for night shot at 2 second shutter speed handheld, the picture came out with minimum blurring which is only visible at 100% crop.

The colour reproduction is very close to what we see in real life, not too contrast and over saturated. The image quality at ISO 200 produces great details even at 100% crop. See example below

Panasonic GX7 Image Quality
Panasonic GX7 Image Quality at 100% Crop


If you have enough budget and lole the good looks of Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GX7, it is a decent micro four thirds camera worth investing that comes with good picture quality, light, compact and its flat body design camera that will pop into a small carrier. Photos taken with the Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GX7 is currently being uploaded onto our Flickr account here.



Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GX7 ISO Test

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GX7 ISO Test


ISO noise value is very subjective for individual users. For my case, I think that the Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GX7 noise and graininess is aceeptable till ISO 1600. So look through the images below and judge for yourself or visit our Flickr album for full res images here.

Panasonic GX7 ISO 200 at 100% Crop
Panasonic GX7 ISO 400 at 100% Crop
Panasonic GX7 ISO 800 at 100% Crop
Panasonic GX7 ISO 1600 at 100% Crop
Panasonic GX7 ISO 3200 at 100% Crop
Panasonic GX7 ISO 6400 at 100% Crop
Panasonic GX7 ISO 12800 at 100% Crop
Panasonic GX7 ISO 25600 at 100% Crop
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