Should I buy a Panasonic G7?

Should I buy a Panasonic G7?
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If you're getting into video, you're probably asking "Should I buy a Panasonic G7?" And with good reason – this is a 4K camera that's less than $500 including a lens, making it immensely appealing for vloggers, videographers and filmmakers. 

Still, since the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 came out in 2015, you may also be asking how the G7 stands up against the best 4K cameras and best cameras for vlogging in 2020. So is it a worthy purchase today? 

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.