Panasonic GX7

The Panasonic Lumix GX7 is a premium mirrorless Micro Four Thirds interchangeable lens digital camera from Panasonic, that comes with a new 16 MP Micro Four Thirds Live MOS sensor. This new sensor works together with the Venus Engine image processor to produce high-resolution imagery with very good details, clarity and overall impressive image quality.

The GX7 has a tilting electronic viewfinder and a tilting touchscreen LCD monitor that both are integrated into the camera’s design. The EVF (also named LVF – Live View Finder) has 2,764k-dot resolution, a 90° upward tilting mechanism and features 100% color reproduction using the field sequential system. The 3.0″ LCD monitor has 1,040k-dot resolution and can be tilted 45° upward and 80° downward for working from low and high angles.

The sensor allows GX7 to record full HD 1080p video in both 60 and 24 fps at a maximum bit rate of 24 Mbps. Videos can be saved in the high-quality AVCHD format or in the internet-friendly MP4 format. Also present on the GX7 is the Mega O.I.S. in-camera image stabilization system that helps to minimize the appearance of camera shake. Wireless connectivity is integrated into the Panasonic GX7, and the NFC (Near Fiels Communication) technology allows connecting the camera to a mobile device.

With a magnesium alloy body and a well shaped rubberized grip, the Panasonic GX7 offers a good weight but also rigidity, durability and greater stability.

Panasonic Lumix GX7 mirrorless camera

Panasonic Lumix GX7


Panasonic GX7 specifications:

  • Sensor: 16.00 MP, 17.3×13.0 mm Live MOS sensor
  • Storage: SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card
  • File format: Still image – JPEG, RAW, MPO; Motion image – AVCHD, MP4
  • Viewfinder: LCD Live View Finder 100% field of view, with eye sensor
  • Focus: Contrast AF system
  • Monitor: 3.0″ Tilt Static LCD with Touch Monitor, 1040k dots, 100% field of view
  • Interface: USB 2.0 High Speed Multi; MiniHDMI Type C; Monaural audio video output
  • Sensitivity: ISO 100 – 25600
Panasonic GX7 with tiltable EVF and built-in flash

Panasonic GX7


Panasonic GX7 reviews:

With its body made of a magnesium alloy, the GX7 looks like a $1000 camera. The GX7 is an enthusiast mirrorless camera and it is a lot smaller that any of its DSL rivals. You can read more about these things on website, that concludes:

 We like the photo and video quality, performance, customizable controls, and silent shooting mode. That said, the limitations on the in-body IS system, the tendency to close down the aperture in Program mode, and lack of in-camera Raw processing keep the GX7 from earning our highest recommendation.

The Panasonic Lumix GX7 produces noise-free images at ISO 100 to 1600 with limited noise starting to appear at ISO 3200. The night photograph is excellent with the maximum shutter speed of 60 seconds allowing you to capture plenty of light. You can find more on the Panasonic GX7 review from, that concludes:

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 is the best Panasonic compact system camera to date, and one of the best interchangeable lens cameras that we’ve ever reviewed. Offering a winning combination of outstanding image quality, excellent performance, deep feature-set and great design, the new GX7 deserves to be a run-away success.

Also, you can find a lot of sample images and results of various tests on website.

Another GX7 review comes from, where you can find more details about Panasonic GX7.

Panasonic GX7 with tilting touchscreen LCD monitor

Panasonic GX7

Lumix GX7 from Panasonic


The buttons of the Panasonic GX7

Panasonic DMC-GX7

Panasonic GX7 body

Panasonic GX7 body

Panasonic GX7 with lens photo

Lumix GX7


Pentax Q7

The Pentax Q7 is one of the lightest and smallest mirrorless interchangeable lens camera and it has the largest sensor of any the cameras in the Q range, a 12.4 MP 1/1.7″ Backlit CMOS sensor. This sensor produces high resolution low-noise images in both JPEG and 12-bit RAW formats.

The Pentax Q7 has a small rubberized body (the same body design as its predecessor) and delivers SLR-like performance and image quality. The Q7 can easily capture quick action with Fast Autofocus (with the shooter speeds of up to 1/8000 seconds) and with continuous shooting of 5 fps in full resolution. The Q7 can also record videos in 1080p Full HD resolution in the MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 format. A built-in microphone is present to record sound for videos.

Also present on the Pentax Q7 is a 3.0″ TFT LCD monitor with a 100% field of view and 460k-dot resolution. The autofocus and the manual focus are available. Also, the Q7 has the Auto and the Manual Exposure mode which allows the user to use traditional DSLR exposure modes, such as Av (Aperture priority), P (Program), Tv (Shutter priority) and M (manual). The in-camera Sensor-shift Shake Reduction operates independently of the camera’s lenses and stabilizes images for clear, blur-free quality even in low-light conditions. A built-in retractable P-TTL flash unit completes the features list of the Pentax Q7.

The Pentax Q7 is available in the three standard colors (silver, yellow and black) but, in addition, consumers can make no less than 120 color combinations.

Pentax Q7 with lens

Pentax Q7


Pentax Q7 key features:

  • Sensor: 1/1.7-inch CMOS sensor with a primary color filter
  • Sensitivity: ISO 100 to 12800
  • Image Stabilizer: Sensor Shift Shake Reduction
  • File formats: still images – RAW, JPEG; movies – MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
  • Storage media: SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card
  • Monitor: 3.0″ TFT LCD monitor with 100% field of view
  • Autofocus: contrast detection AF
  • Interfaces: USB 2.0 High-Speed; HDMI Type D; AV output terminal
The built-in retractable flash unit of Pentax Q7

built-in retractable flash of Q7


Pentax Q7 reviews:

The Pentax Q7 has a total of 17 “Digital Filters” that are familiar to anyone who has used a compact camera or a smartphone. 11 of these filters can be applied while shooting and six can be added post-capture. More details you can find on website, that concludes:

The new 1/1.7″ sensor has definitely served the camera well, loads of advanced features and customization options give it a little more enthusiast appeal, and it’s just so darn small. JPEG images from the camera display very good color rendition and exposure, all things considered, and there are great gains to be made in image quality by taking advantage of the Q7’s Raw shooting capabilities.

Another Pentax Q7 review comes from Photography Blog, that concludes:

In terms of picture quality this is where the Q7, whilst by no means terrible, nevertheless falls down, being neither a match for fellow CSC’s in this price bracket nor entry level digital SLRs it might offer an alternative to, As it is, we would neither suggest it as a replacement for or alternative to a DSLR.

The Pentax Q7 has a basic body style that can easily be compared to a plethora of point and shoot cameras. Its box-like structure has a small but useful hand grip. More details about built, design and controls of the Pentax Q7 you can read on website.

The Q7’s default image processing produces very natural tones, accurately reproducing the scene even in questionable lighting. Exposure metering is also generally accurate in good light. More about the image quality you can read on Pentax Q7 review by, whose verdict is:

The Pentax Q7, and by extension the whole of the Q system, is a difficult thing to summarise. On the one hand you have a surprisingly capable little camera with a good range of features, excellent build quality, performance and handling, and image quality that compares well to most high-end compacts. It’s a genuinely nice camera to use, and its compact size means you can take it anywhere, and the best camera in the world is the camera you have with you when you need to take a picture.


Pentax Q7 photo

Pentax Q7

Pentax Q7 body

Pentax Q7

Q7 LCD monitor

Q7 LCD monitor

Pentax Q7 controls detail

Pentax Q7

Q7 digital camera from Pentax

Pentax Q7


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