Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 Review
Interchangeable lens cameras are extremely popular because they provide a high degree of versatility in the hands of someone who knows what works best in a given situation. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 is one of the cameras which fulfill the given requirements best, and it comes with a wide range of features, as well. First of all, the DMC-G7 is a mirrorless camera, and it is good to know this, even though in the case of this device, it will not matter that much. The miniature-DSLR vibe is really strong upon using the camera for the first time, and it is quite enjoyable. The controls are laid in a manner similar to that of a DSLR camera, and its overall design resembles one, too. From an ergonomic point of view, you will have a great time using the camera.
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 impresses with its 4K features. This resolution standard is slowly establishing itself as the big player on the market, and having a camera which supports the format is a great way to be a pioneer in the field. Ultra High Definition video, shot at 3840 x 2160 resolution, will look better than ever before, even though you will have to settle for 30 fps rates. If you are looking to achieve 60 fps, you will have to tune down the settings to 1080p. The sound recording hardware is quite impressive, as the built-in microphone can reduce to a minimum wind and other disturbances, so audio is just as crisp as the video.
Still photography also benefits from the features introduced to support 4K shooting. With the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 you can shoot burst photography at 30 frames per second. There are some limitations, as the maximum photo resolution is 8MP, and the maximum shooting time is 29 minutes and 59 seconds. There are two other 4K photo shooting modes. One is the Pre-Burst mode, and the other is the Burst mode. The latter is used to extract a single frame out of a video.
The ISO range of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 stands between 100 and 25,600. If you decide to shoot photos with ISO values above 1600, it is recommended to switch to RAW instead of simple JPEG. This way, more processing options are available and the overall quality of the photo can be improved, even if significant noise might be present.
Although the time required to turn on the camera and have it ready to capture images and videos is comparatively long, in practice you only have to wait 0.6 seconds. The other times, such as the focus and processing ones, are significantly better than those achieved by competitors. If you are looking for HDR images, you will be pleased to find out the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 can do such photos on its own, by automatically combining several shots with varying exposures to bring out the shadow and highlight details. This Panasonic camera is also able to take panoramic shots, without requiring you to manually stitch the photos on a PC.
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- The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 is manufactured by Panasonic and was added in June 2015 in the Digital Cameras section
- This product has a rating of 4.5 out of 5
- The best price of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 in Canada is $699.95 at Amazon Canada
- In Canada this product is available in Toronto, Vancouver, Ottawa-Gatineau
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