Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7

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    Highlights

    • 16 MP Micro Four Thirds CMOS Sensor
    • 200 - 25,600 Native ISO
    • 23 Focus Points
    • 3.0" 1,040k dot Tilting Screen
    • 5.8 fps Continuous Shooting
    • 1920 x 1080 Video Shooting
    • 30 min Video Recording Limit
    • Built-in Flash
    • Built-In Wi-Fi
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    Overview

    Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 was announced in 2015 and is a Micro Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm) Mirrorless camera with 16 Megapixel CMOS sensor. Its native ISO ranges from 200 to 25,600 and expands to 100 - 25,600 in boosted mode. The camera has a Tilting 3.0" screen with 1,040k dot resolution.

    Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 can capture video up to 1920 x 1080 resolution.


    Here is the Panasonic -GFx series lineup, where you can view and compare the main specifications of the cameras within the same series.

    Panasonic -GFx series lineup
    Model Date Sensor Native ISO Screen Price
    Image cannot be found Panasonic GF8 February
    2016
    16 MP
    Micro Four Thirds
    200 - 25,600 Tilting 3.0"
    1,040k dot
    Touchscreen
    Image cannot be found Panasonic GF7 February
    2015
    16 MP
    Micro Four Thirds
    200 - 25,600 Tilting 3.0"
    1,040k dot
    Touchscreen
    Image cannot be found Panasonic GF6 April
    2013
    16 MP
    Micro Four Thirds
    160 - 12,800 Tilting 3.0"
    1,040k dot
    Touchscreen
    Image cannot be found Panasonic GF5 April
    2012
    12.1 MP
    Micro Four Thirds
    160 - 12,800 Fixed 3.0"
    920k dot
    Touchscreen
    Image cannot be found Panasonic GF3 August
    2011
    12 MP
    Micro Four Thirds
    160 - 6,400 Fixed 3.0"
    460k dot
    Touchscreen
    Image cannot be found Panasonic GF2 February
    2011
    12 MP
    Micro Four Thirds
    100 - 6,400 Fixed 3.0"
    460k dot
    Touchscreen
    Image cannot be found Panasonic GF1 October
    2009
    12 MP
    Micro Four Thirds
    100 - 3,200 Fixed 3.0"
    460k dot

    You can view their side-by-side comparison here: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF8 vs Lumix DMC-GF7 vs Lumix DMC-GF6 vs Lumix DMC-GF5 vs Lumix DMC-GF3 vs Lumix DMC-GF2.

    Pros and Cons

    In this section we present pros and cons of Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7.

    PROS

    •   Cheap
    •   Video Capture
    •   Touch-to-Focus
    •   Face Detection
    •   Live View Autofocus
    •   Touch Screen
    •   Built-in Flash
    •   HDMI Output
    •   Built-In Wi-Fi
    •   Light - 266 g (0.59 lb / 9.38 oz)
    •   Orientation Sensor

    CONS

    •   Small Sensor
    •   200 Lowest Native ISO
    •   No Image Stabilization
    •   No Viewfinder
    •   Low Max Shutter Speed (Mechanical or 1st Curtain) - 1/500 sec
    •   No External Flash Connectivity
    •   Low Video Resolution - 1920 x 1080
    •   Low Video Recording Limit
    •   No Microphone Input
    •   No Headphone Output
    •   No Built-in GPS
    •   No Built-In Bluetooth
    •   No Environmental Sealing
    •   Short Battery Life - 230 shots

    And here are some specifications which fall into average criteria and are neither in PROs nor in CONs category:

    AVERAGE

    •   Sensor Resolution - 16 Megapixel
    •   25,600 Highest Native ISO
    •   23 Focus Points
    •   Tilting Screen
    •   Screen Size - 3.0"
    •   Screen Resolution - 1,040k dot
    •   Max Shutter Speed (Electronic) - 1/16000 sec
    •   Max Continuous Shooting - 5.8 fps

    Predecessor

    Here we are comparing Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 to its predecessor Lumix DMC-GF6 and displaying the major changes.

    UPGRADES Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6
    Higher Native ISO 25,600 vs 12,800
    Timelapse Recording vs
    Center Autofocus vs
    Higher Max Continuous Shooting 5.8 fps vs 4.2 fps
    Lighter 266 g (0.59 lb / 9.38 oz) vs 323 g (0.71 lb / 11.39 oz)
    DOWNGRADES Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6
    Higher Native ISO 200 vs 160
    Lower Max Shutter Speed (Mechanical or 1st Curtain) 1/500 sec vs 1/4000 sec
    Shorter Battery Life 230 shots vs 340 shots

    For more detailed comparison between the models please visit Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 vs Lumix DMC-GF6.

    Successor

    In 2016 Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 was replaced by Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF8. Let us now have a look at some important differences between Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 and its successor.

    DOWNGRADES Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF8 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7
    Timelapse Recording vs

    For more detailed comparison between the models please visit Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 vs Lumix DMC-GF8.

    Screen

    Tilting Touchscreen

    Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 has a 3.0" Tilting touchscreen with 1,040k dot resolution. Tilting screen makes this camera very useful for photography purposes but not so useful for video shooting.

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    Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 with Tilting screen

    Sensor

    Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 features a 16 megapixel Micro Four Thirds CMOS sensor with dimensions of 17.3 x 13 mm and a total area of 224.9 mm2. Its native ISO range is 200 - 25,600 and expands to 100 - 25,600 in boosted mode.


    Here is a sensor size comparison chart where you can see how Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7's Micro Four Thirds sensor compares with other types of sensors:

    Sensor size chart
    Sensor Dimensions Area Aspect Ratio Crop Factor
    Image cannot be displayedMedium Format44 x 33 mm1452 mm24:30.79x
    Image cannot be displayedFull Frame36 x 24 mm864 mm23:21x
    Image cannot be displayedAPS-H27 x 18 mm486 mm23:21.3x
    Image cannot be displayedAPS-C23.6 x 15.6 mm368.2 mm23:21.5x
    Image cannot be displayedAPS-C (Canon)22.3 x 14.9 mm332.3 mm23:21.6x
    Image cannot be displayedMicro Four Thirds17.3 x 13 mm224.9 mm24:32x
    Image cannot be displayed1-inch13.2 x 8.8 mm116.2 mm23:22.7x
    Image cannot be displayed1/1.7-inch7.44 x 5.58 mm41.5 mm24:34.7x
    Image cannot be displayed1/2.3-inch6.17 x 4.55 mm28.1 mm24:35.6x

    Photography Features

    Camera is equipped with Venus Engine processor and can take pictures up to 4592 x 3448 resolution. It can also take pictures with lower resolutions like 4:3 (3232 x 2424, 2272 x 1704), 3:2 (4592 x 3064, 3232 x 2160, 1824 x 1216), 3:2 (4592 x 2584, 3840 x 2160, 1920 x 1080), 1:1 (3424 x 3224, 2416 x 2416, 1712 x 1712) with 1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9 aspect ratios.


    Lens Mount

    Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 has Micro Four Thirds lens mount. Due to Micro Four Thirds sensor its crop factor (also called lens multiplier) is 2x. This means that a 35mm equivalent focal length of the mounted lens will be equal to its actual focal length times 2.


    No In-Body Image Stabilization

    The camera does not have in-body image stabilization (IBIS) so it needs lenses with optical image stabilization for vibration reduction.

    Check out the cameras which are frequently compared to Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7.

    Connectivity, Battery and Storage

    Built-in Wi-Fi

    Camera has a built-in Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n, 2.4 GHz) which allows to easily transfer photos and videos from the camera to other Wi-Fi-enabled devices, such as smartphones, tablets, printers, or computers. This eliminates the need for cables and allows for quick and convenient media sharing and social media integration. It gives you the ability to control your camera remotely using a smartphone or tablet. This is particularly useful for taking self-portraits, group shots, or capturing images in challenging conditions without having to touch the camera. Firmware updates can also be downloaded and installed wirelessly.
      Check out the cameras in our database that have built-in WiFi.


    NFC

    Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 has Near Field Communication (NFC) technology which simplifies the process of pairing it with other NFC-enabled devices like smartphones or tablets. It allows to quickly transfer photos and videos or remotely control the camera from compatible device. NFC can also be used for authentication and security purposes. It can verify your identity before accessing certain features or transferring sensitive data. It can be used with NFC-enabled accessories as well, such as lenses, flashes and GPS devices.


    USB Input and HDMI Output

    Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 has a USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) input for data transfer. There is a Micro HDMI connector for video signal output.


    External Storage Slots

    The camera has a single SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I) card slot.

    Other Features

    Shutter

    Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7's shutter speed can go up to 1/16000 sec with electronic shutter and up to 1/500 sec with mechanical shutter. Camera can shoot continuously up to 5.8 fps.


    Flash

    Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 has a built-in flash with maximum range of 4.00 m at ISO 100.

    Physical Parameters

    Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 has dimensions of 107 x 65 x 33 mm (4.21 x 2.56 x 1.3"). It weighs 266 g (0.59 lb / 9.38 oz), so it is a lightweight camera.

    107 mm (4.21")

    65 mm (2.56")

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    33 mm (1.3")

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    Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 dimensions

    Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 for Different Types of Photography

    We give scores to the camera for different type of photography based on its features and specifications. Let us see how Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 is suitable for six different types of photography.


    Landscape Photography

    AVERAGE
    66

    Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 gets a score of 66 and is AVERAGE choice for Landscape photography.

    •   Small Sensor
    •   Touch Screen
    •   Screen Resolution - 1,040k dot
    •   No Built-in GPS
    •   No Environmental Sealing

    Sports Photography

    GOOD
    72

    Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 gets a score of 72 and is GOOD choice for Sports photography.

    •   25,600 Highest Native ISO
    •   23 Focus Points
    •   Touch-to-Focus
    •   Face Detection
    •   No Image Stabilization
    •   Touch Screen
    •   Screen Resolution - 1,040k dot
    •   No Viewfinder
    •   Max Continuous Shooting - 5.8 fps
    •   Short Battery Life - 230 shots
    •   Orientation Sensor

    Wildlife Photography

    AVERAGE
    65

    Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 gets a score of 65 and is AVERAGE choice for Wildlife photography.

    •   25,600 Highest Native ISO
    •   23 Focus Points
    •   Touch-to-Focus
    •   No Image Stabilization
    •   Touch Screen
    •   Screen Resolution - 1,040k dot
    •   No Viewfinder
    •   Max Continuous Shooting - 5.8 fps
    •   No Environmental Sealing
    •   Short Battery Life - 230 shots
    •   Orientation Sensor

    Portrait Photography

    GOOD
    78

    Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 gets a score of 78 and is GOOD choice for Portrait photography.

    •   Small Sensor
    •   23 Focus Points
    •   Touch-to-Focus
    •   Face Detection
    •   No Image Stabilization
    •   Touch Screen
    •   Screen Size - 3.0"
    •   Screen Resolution - 1,040k dot
    •   No External Flash Connectivity
    •   Orientation Sensor

    Street Photography

    GOOD
    84

    Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 gets a score of 84 and is GOOD choice for Street photography.

    •   Small Sensor
    •   23 Focus Points
    •   Touch-to-Focus
    •   No Image Stabilization
    •   Tilting Screen
    •   Touch Screen
    •   Screen Resolution - 1,040k dot
    •   No Viewfinder
    •   No Built-in GPS
    •   No Environmental Sealing
    •   Light - 266 g (0.59 lb / 9.38 oz)

    Travel Photography

    GOOD
    84

    Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 gets a score of 84 and is GOOD choice for Travel photography.

    •   No Image Stabilization
    •   Tilting Screen
    •   Touch Screen
    •   Screen Resolution - 1,040k dot
    •   Low Video Resolution - 1920 x 1080
    •   Low Video Recording Limit
    •   No Built-in GPS
    •   No Environmental Sealing
    •   Light - 266 g (0.59 lb / 9.38 oz)
    •   Short Battery Life - 230 shots

    Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 Evaluation

    We evaluate Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 and give score of 62 out of 100. We also give separate scores for 7 different categories according to the available features and specifications some of which are listed below. These evaluations are relative and may change each time a new camera is added to the database.


    OVERALL
    62

    Sensor

    AVERAGE
    57

    We give Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 a score of 57 for Sensor parameters.

    •   Small Sensor
    •   Sensor Resolution - 16 Megapixel
    •   200 Lowest Native ISO
    •   25,600 Highest Native ISO

    Photo

    POOR
    53

    We give Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 a score of 53 for Photo parameters.

    •   No Image Stabilization
    •   Low Max Shutter Speed (Mechanical or 1st Curtain) - 1/500 sec
    •   Max Shutter Speed (Electronic) - 1/16000 sec
    •   Max Continuous Shooting - 5.8 fps
    •   No External Flash Connectivity

    Video

    BAD
    16

    We give Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 a score of 16 for Video parameters.

    •   No Image Stabilization
    •   Low Video Resolution - 1920 x 1080
    •   Low Video Recording Limit

    Focusing

    GOOD
    79

    We give Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 a score of 79 for Focusing parameters.

    •   23 Focus Points
    •   Touch-to-Focus
    •   Face Detection
    •   Live View Autofocus

    Screen and Viewfinder

    GOOD
    79

    We give Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 a score of 79 for Screen and Viewfinder parameters.

    •   Tilting Screen
    •   Touch Screen
    •   Screen Size - 3.0"
    •   Screen Resolution - 1,040k dot
    •   No Viewfinder

    Connectivity

    GOOD
    79

    We give Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 a score of 79 for Connectivity parameters.

    •   HDMI Output
    •   No Microphone Input
    •   No Headphone Output
    •   No Built-in GPS
    •   Built-In Wi-Fi
    •   No Built-In Bluetooth

    Battery, Storage and Physical

    POOR
    42

    We give Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 a score of 42 for Battery, Storage and Physical parameters.

    •   No Environmental Sealing
    •   Light - 266 g (0.59 lb / 9.38 oz)
    •   Short Battery Life - 230 shots


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