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87
Global
Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
87

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

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Engadget Summary

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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User Reviews

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sjarden
I have a GX1 and a few lenses. I even bought the electronic viewfinder for it....read more
90
nikonian86
I love this camera. As a D800 user at first I did not like the image quality...read more
70
modemjunkie
I talked myself up to this camera when looking at the Sony A 5001 and the A...read more
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Speed (start-up time, lag)

88
 

Image quality

91
 

Durability

83
 

Video quality

87
 

Design and form factor

85
 

Ease of use

80
 

Battery life

80
 

How It Stacks Up

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86
 

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80
 

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How It Stacks Up

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