Pana­sonic Lu­mix DMC-G7

A light body yet heavy on fea­tures

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The G7 is aimed at en­thu­si­ast pho­tog­ra­phers who want some­thing smaller and lighter than a tra­di­tional DSLR, but with pic­ture qual­ity that’s nearly as good. Its 16-megapixel (MP) sen­sor res­o­lu­tion is backed by a new sen­sor. This is cou­pled with the Venus En­gine 9 pro­cess­ing en­gine, en­abling a na­tive sen­si­tiv­ity range of ISO 200-25,600, with a low ex­pan­sion set­ting of ISO 100. There’s also a quad-core CPU, en­abling full-res­o­lu­tion con­tin­u­ous shoot­ing at an im­pres­sive 8fps (frames per sec­ond) in Sin­gle-AF (aut­o­fo­cus) mode, or 6fps in Con­tin­u­ous AF mode.

Shoot­ing at a faster rate means drop­ping the im­age size to 8MP and us­ing the 4K Photo modes to shoot at 30fps; you can ex­tract the still images from the footage in-cam­era. The G7 can also record 4K MP4 movies at 100Mbps at up to 30fps in NTSC, or 25fps in PAL. 1080p footage can be shot in MP4 or AVCHD for­mats, at var­i­ous frame rates.

While the G7 is fairly light­weight and feels like an en­try-level cam­era, its plethora of but­tons and di­als make it more suited to use by ex­pe­ri­enced pho­tog­ra­phers – and it has an OLED viewfinder.

The me­ter­ing and white bal­ance sys­tems are im­pres­sive, and on the whole the Multi Me­ter­ing sys­tem copes very well. Thanks to the Depth from De­fo­cus sys­tem, aut­o­fo­cus­ing is also pleas­ingly fast in nearly all con­di­tions. An­gela Ni­chol­son

Pana­sonic claims the G7’s sen­sor de­liv­ers the best im­age qual­ity of any of its cam­eras.

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