This week on DDTV, Blunty reviews The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera is a compact digital camera that includes a 16 megapixel Micro Four Thirds Digital Live MOS sensor and Venus Engine image processor to produce high resolution images with excellent low-light sensitivity to ISO 25600
Tests and sample images and video were taken with the new 20mm f1.7 Mark II Lens (which is a Kit lens option) and the Panasonic Lumix G X Vario 12-35mm f/2.8 Asph. Lens
The combination of these two technologies offers fantastic image quality and also supports full HD 1080p video capture at 50 or 25 fps in AVCHD or MP4 formats. Both a tilting electronic viewfinder and a tilting touchscreen LCD monitor are integrated into the camera’s design for working from a variety of angles. The EVF has a 2,764k-dot resolution and supports tilting 90° upward while the 3.0″ 1,040k-dot LCD monitor is capable of tilting 45° upward and 80° downward. Its touchscreen functionality enables more intuitive playback and menu navigation for employing a host of camera settings and features, including control over the built-in wireless connectivity. This function pairs with the Panasonic Image App for remote control over camera settings and for instant transferring of imagery between the camera and a mobile device.
Other important features housed within the GX7 is in-camera MEGA O.I.S. image stabilisation, which helps to minimise the appearance of camera shake with any lens. Also benefiting image sharpness and clarity is the Light Speed AF system that utilises a contrast-detection method for acquiring focus in a precise and fast manner, making it ideal for working with moving subjects. If working with manual focus, focus peaking is available as an aid for determining focus based on edges of contrast within the scene.
– 16MP Digital Live MOS Sensor
– Venus Engine Image Processor
– Micro Four Thirds System
– 3.0″ 1,040k-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD
– 90° Tilting 2,764k-Dot EVF
– Full HD 1080p AVCHD Video at 50 fps
– MEGA O.I.S. In-Body Image Stabilization
– Built-In Wireless and NFC Connectivity
– Focus Peaking and Magnification Windows
– Magnesium Alloy Body Construction
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