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Mega savings: Panasonic Lumix G7 4K camera twin lens kit for just AU$850

Panasonic Lumix G7
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It might be getting on in age, but the five-year-old Panasonic Lumix G7 is still a great camera, particularly if you're getting into video-making for the first time. Its age is also what makes it affordable now, with the body alone retailing at full price in Australia for AU$899 (although it can very often be found for less).

So, when you can get two lenses and the camera itself for less than that aforementioned price tag, it's an absolute steal! A 4K Micro Four Thirds (MFT) camera bundled with a 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 and 45-150mm f/4.0-5.6 means you're getting covered for a huge focal length range – and all for just AU$849.95.

All you need to do to snag this two-lens kit is to head to Ted's Cameras (opens in new tab) and add it to your cart. And, if you (or your child) have signed up for a photography course, this is actually a great back-to-school camera option.

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Panasonic Lumix G7 twin lens kit (opens in new tab) | AU$1,099 AU$849.95 at Ted's Cameras (save AU$249)

This bundle usually retails for AU$1,099 but Ted's Cameras has it listed for less. Pile on the additional discount that's being offered and you can get a really capable camera with two lenses for a really great price of just AU$850. How often can you snag a 4K camera twin lens kit for such a low price?

So, should you buy a camera that was launched in 2015?

Admittedly the G7 isn't going to be able to keep up with newer cameras and their cutting-edge specs, but it is still a very capable camera – especially for video. 

It offers 4K recording at up to 30fps and 1080p up to 60fps (ideal for fast action or slow-motion), useful functions like timelapse and focus peaking and, of course, it has a fully articulating touchscreen for easy composition.

If you're more into stills photography than video-making, the G7 features a 16MP Micro Four Thirds image sensor that's very modest in contemporary terms, but it will still deliver rich and detailed images. 

And, if you're worried about the MFT sensor, don't be. While MFT sensors are about half the size of full-frame 35mm ones, that can be a benefit as it means the camera bodies, and lenses, can be smaller too, and reducing the bulk and weight you need to lug around. A MFT sensor means you'll get a 2x crop factor, but that's a good thing. This doubles the focal length of the lens you're using – so a 100mm lens will give you a 200mm focal length, and that's great for sports and wildlife.

While it might feel aged and slow compared to fresher cameras, the Lumix G7 is still a great all-rounder and a wonderful choice for a beginner vlogger.

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Sharmishta Sarkar
Managing Editor (APAC)

In addition to looking after they day-to-day functioning of Digital Camera World in Australia, Sharmishta is the Managing Editor (APAC) for TechRadar as well, and helps produce two of Future's photography print magazines Down Under. Her passion for photography started when she was wandering the wilds of India studying monkeys (yes, life took a sharp turn somewhere along the way) and is entirely self-taught. That puts her in the unique position of understanding what a beginner or enthusiast is looking for in a camera or lens, and writes to help those like her on their path to developing their skills or finding the best gear. While she experiments with quite a few genres of photography, her main area of interest is nature photography – wildlife, landscapes and macro. She still prefers an optical viewfinder but is utterly fascinated with what mirrorless technology has been able to achieve. 

With an ear to the ground in the Asia-Pacific territory, she is constantly on top of camera news and breaking developments in the Australian region, in addition to sourcing local deals during big retail events like Amazon Prime Day and Black Friday / Cyber Monday. 

She’s also a skilled stargazer, always eager to share astrophotography tips such as photographing the blood moon without even using a tripod!