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Panasonic GX7 review

The best image quality from a G-series camera

As part of our image quality testing for the Panasonic GX7, we've shot our resolution chart.

If you view our crops of the resolution chart's central section at 100% (or Actual Pixels) you will see that, for example, at ISO 125 the Panasonic GX7 is capable of resolving up to around 24 (line widths per picture height x100) in its highest quality JPEG files.

For a full explanation of what our resolution charts mean, and how to read them, check out our full explanation of our camera testing resolution charts.

Examining images of the chart taken at each sensitivity setting reveals the following resolution scores in line widths per picture height x100:

JPEG

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Full ISO 125 image, see the cropped (100%) versions below.

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ISO 125, score: 24 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

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ISO 200, score: 24 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

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ISO 400, score: 24 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

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ISO 800, score: 24 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

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ISO 1600, score: 22 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

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ISO 3200, score: 22 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

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ISO 6400, score: 20 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

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ISO 12800, score: 16 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

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ISO 25600, score: 14 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Raw

Panasonic GX7 review

ISO 125, score: 24 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Panasonic GX7 review

ISO 200, score: 24 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Panasonic GX7 review

ISO 400, score: 24 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Panasonic GX7 review

ISO 800, score: 24 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Panasonic GX7 review

ISO 1600, score: 22 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Panasonic GX7 review

ISO 3200, score: 22 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Panasonic GX7 review

ISO 6400, score: 20 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Panasonic GX7 review

ISO 12800, score: 16 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Panasonic GX7 review

ISO 25600, score: 14 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Tech Specs

Product TypeMirrorless Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Green CompliantYes
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
TouchscreenYes
Effective Camera Resolution16 Megapixel
GPSNo
USBYes
PictBridgeYes
Product FamilyLumix G
Image StabilizationOptical
ColourBlack
Digital Zoom4x
Brand NamePanasonic
FeaturesFace Detection, Live View, Continuous Shooting Mode, Orientation Sensor
Screen Size7.6 cm (3")
Video FormatsAVCHD, MPEG-4
Viewfinder TypeElectronic
Weight (Approximate)360 g
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityREACH
Maximum Image Resolution4592 x 3448
Maximum Frame Rate60 fps
Number of Batteries Supported1
Battery Built-inNo
Battery RechargeableYes
Battery IncludedYes
Display Screen TypeLCD
Image Sensor TypeLive MOS
Total Camera Resolution16.8 Megapixel
HDMIYes
Camera AssemblyBody Only
HD Movie ModeYes
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC UHS-I), Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC UHS-I), Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card
Height70.6 mm
Width122.7 mm
Depth54.6 mm
Autofocus Points23
Product SeriesG
Image FormatsJPEG, MPO, RAW
Audio FormatsAAC
Flash ModesAuto Flash, Flash ON, Flash OFF, Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync
Focus ModesAuto, Manual
ManufacturerPanasonic
Product ModelDMC-GX7
Product NameDMC-GX7 Compact System Camera
Product LineLumix
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part NumberDMCGX7EBK
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.panasonic.co.uk
Marketing Information

LUMIX G Compact System Camera GX7 - The Ultimate DSLM Camera in Premium Flat Body - Packing a Host of Creative Functions for Photography Enthusiasts

The DMC-GX7 realizes high-quality image recording with real-to-life details through excellent resolution, image rendering and color reproduction. Taking full advantage of newly developed 16.00-megapixel Digital Live MOS sensor and Venus Engine, images are rendered with highly sharp resolution even shot in low-lit situations. In addition, the limit resolution is enhanced thanks to the precise detail reproduction and advanced Intelligent D-range Control ensures beautiful gradation with wider dynamic range than ever.

The Contrast AF System of DMC-GX7 excels in both speed and accuracy by exchanging digital signal between the camera and the lens at max. 240 fps. A variety of extensive AF functions enhances usability to comply with wide-ranging shooting situations. The Low Light AF makes it possible to set focus on the subject more precisely in -4EV situations, which is as dark as starry sky. The Pin-point AF allows you to set magnification from 3x to 10x enlargement by 0.1x step. The One-shot AF enables using AF in MF mode to set rough focus on the subject.

The DMC-GX7 newly integrates 90-degree tiltable LVF with 2760K equive. high resolution and approx. 100% color reproduction. The LVF allows photographers to look down the camera, which lets them shoot enables bust or low angle shot casually. The new large, 1040K-dot high resolution static-type touch monitor with approx. 100% of field of view tilts up and down. The front panel is directly attached to the new In Cell Touch LCD without containing air layer in between. The result is that the reflection of external light is dramatically suppressed.

The DMC-GX7 allows you to use max. 1/8000 fast shutter speed for more impressive expression with high speed lens. The Optical Image Stabilizer (as effective as the MEGA O.I.S. in the conventional DSLM lenses) is built in the camera body, which makes it more enjoyable to mount old lenses of your lens property. The DMC-GX7 is also compatible with Focus Peaking for more precise control of focusing. Dressed in magnesium alloy full diecast frame, the DMC-GX7 is a high quality camera in every aspect that has been awaited long by the photographers.

The DMC-GX7 records full HD 1920 x 1080, 50p (50Hz) smooth, high quality video in AVCHD Progressive and MP4 with stereo sound. The practical full-time AF and tracking AF is available in video recording. The cinema-like 24p video with the bit rate of max. 24Mbps or P/A/S/M mode provide richly expressive afterimage with overwhelming image quality. The motion picture quality is greatly improved thanks to the new Digital Live MOS Sensor, too. With the Wi-Fi® connectivity, remote shooting is available by using the smartphone/tablet.

Battery Life350 Shot
Package Contents
  • DMC-GX7 Compact System Camera
  • Battery Pack
  • Battery Charger
  • Body Cap
  • Lens Cap
  • Lens Hood
  • Lens Rear Cap
  • USB Connection Cable
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Software CD-ROM
Display Resolution1040000 Pixel
Limited Warranty1 Year
Built-in DevicesMicrophone, Speaker