87

conclusion:We like it

87

Even though it may have average battery life, Panasonic has put together a winner in the GX7 by combining excellent photo quality, above-average video quality, and swift autofocus. In fact, Pocket-Lint calls the autofocus "super fast" and TrustedReviews says it's impressive "even in difficult and low light conditions." This definitely helps the camera achieve what Photography Blog calls the "best image quality of any Panasonic CSC." And the video quality on the GX7 is also far from shabby, with Digital Versus calling it "incredibly good." The one downside might be the GX7's battery, coming in at a "so-so at best" 320 shots according to Pocket-Lint, though they note that the built-in WiFi can be a real "battery drainer." However, look past the battery life and you'll find the GX7 is a stylish camera that delivers excellent image and video quality with snappy autofocus speeds.

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Critic reviews

8.5
14 reviews
  • Image quality
    9.0
  • Video quality
    8.5
  • Battery life
    7.8
  • Design and form factor
    8.5
  • Durability
    8.2
  • Speed (start-up time, lag)
    8.8
  • Ease of use
    8.0

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9.0
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8.0
PC Mag Jul 8, 2014

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 is a mirrorless camera that delivers excellent images, but it doesn't quite earn Editors' Choice honors.

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9.0
Pocket-Lint Aug 15, 2013

It feels luxury, it feels exciting and it definitely feels worthy of the hype. There are shortcomings as we've detailed, including so-so battery life, but considering the feature set and the price-point the Lumix GX7 is up there among the compact system camera greats.

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7.0
PC World Australia Aug 26, 2013

Panasonic’s LUMIX GX7 is the most feature-packed compact camera we’ve seen. All of these features are useful to varying degrees, but the overall package is a versatile one.

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10
Digital Versus Sep 17, 2013

Once it's in your hands ... this camera's responsiveness, advanced custom options, silent-shooting mode and top-end picture quality will win over fans of street photography, photojournalism or anyone looking for a sound, lightweight snapper with no need to compromise on quality.

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9.0
TrustedReviews Aug 20, 2013

The Panasonic Lumix GX7 is a real leap forward in comparison to its predecessor, the GX1. It’s a solidly designed CSC with some real stand-out features, including the tilt-angle viewfinder and exemplary touchscreen LCD, that takes great photos, too.

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9.0
TechRadar Aug 27, 2013

The Panasonic GX7 is a very nicely constructed camera that should meet the needs of experienced photographers looking for a small camera that accepts interchangeable lenses and enables plenty of control. It's a good alternative to a DSLR.

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9.0
What Digital Camera Aug 16, 2013

The GX7 is a very polished and well-made camera that not only delivers excellent results, but is also a pleasure to use at the same time. Panasonic has made a bold statement saying that the GX7 is their best Lumix camera to date, and we have to say we fully agree.

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8.0
T3 Aug 29, 2013

Yes it looks expensive unless you're directly comparing it with rivals, but weighing up the inherent restrictions and advantages of the Micro Four Thirds format, we'd be so bold as to say that the GX7 is the best G-series compact camera Panasonic has produced to date.

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8.0
Camera Labs Oct 14, 2013

Ultimately there's a great deal to like about the GX7 and I very much enjoyed using it during my test period. As such it's a camera I can easily Recommended to anyone who wants a compact but powerful system camera.

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9.0
Neocamera Dec 3, 2013

The GX7 is no doubt the best Panasonic mirrorless and a major step towards mirrorless digital cameras as professional tools. The 2.8 megapixel EVF puts user more in touch with the scene with such brilliant details and class-leading color-rendition.

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8.0
Expert Reviews Sep 12, 2013

While it's not quite strong enough to warrant another five-star review, the GX7 is yet another superb addition to the Lumix G family.

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10
Photography Blog Sep 3, 2013

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.

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First Looks

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CNET Jul 31, 2013

The sensor improvements sound good and I think the GX7 will give the E-P5 some decent competition; the power to use lenses with or without OIS and still have stabilization is a real competitive advantage.

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PC Mag Aug 1, 2013

After a brief hands on with a pre-production model, our early impression is that the company has designed an impressive camera.

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Pocket-Lint Jul 31, 2013

Overall we're impressed. The aforementioned Olympus E-P5 is much the same price, but doesn't include the built-in viewfinder. That, surely, gives Panasonic the upper hand and makes this luxury interchangeable lens compact system one of the most desirable forthcoming cameras.

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Imaging Resource Aug 29, 2013

So how does the GX7 and its new sensor perform? Suffice to say, we like what we've seen from our initial test shots but we still have more work to complete before we finish our review.

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TechRadar Aug 1, 2013

Our initial impression of the Panasonic GX7 is very good. It seems like a very nicely constructed camera that should meet the needs of experienced photographers looking for a small camera that accepts interchangeable lenses and enables plenty of control.

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TrustedReviews Aug 1, 2013

On first impressions the Panasonic Lumix GX7 is a mighty impressive camera, mainly thanks to a fantastic 2740k-dot electronic viewfinder, brand new 16MP sensor and plenty more besides.

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9.0
sjarden sjarden

I have a GX1 and a few lenses. I even bought the electronic viewfinder for it. The GX7 has everything the old one had but 100 times better. The viewfinder is stunning with excellent color and easy of use. It was great to be able to use my familiar lenses on a similar body but so much more advanced.

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9.0
nikonian86 nikonian86

I love this camera. As a D800 user at first I did not like the image quality and dynamic range. But after purchasing some quality glass (starting with 35-100 f2.8 Panasonic) I was amazed with the results. You would not believe how much of a difference good lens makes in M4/3. it is not just...

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