Panasonic Lumix G7 review

A 4K mirrorless camera that, thanks to its age, can now be found at a bargain price

Panasonic Lumix G7
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Digital Camera World Verdict

The Panasonic G7 dates way back to 2015 - but this early mirrorless camera is a real survivor. Our review below was compiled back at the launch - but today the camera has become one of the best-value 4K cameras that you can buy. Its age does mean that at a low price you get the chunky DSLR handling that some photographers love, and unlike some other budget mirrorless cameras you get an electronic eyelevel viewfinder, as well as a fold-out screen. Its age, however, means that it doesn't have in-body stabilization - and uses a 16-megapixel sensor that shows its age when shooting stills


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    Budget price

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    4K video

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    Electronic viewfinder, and vari-angle screen


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    No IBIS

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    16MP sensor shows the camera's age

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Replacing the Panasonic G6, the G7 sits beneath the Panasonic GH4 in the company’s line-up of compact system cameras. It has the same 16MP sensor as the GX7, with the processor from the GH4.

A key feature of the G7 is that it’s possible to shoot 8MP images at 30fps (frames per second) using one of the three 4K photo modes in any exposure mode. 

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Angela Nicholson

Angela has been testing camera gear from all the major manufacturers since January 2004 and has been Amateur Photographer’s Technical Editor and Head of Testing for Future Publishing’s photography portfolio (Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-PhotoPractical PhotoshopPhotography Week and Professional Photography magazines, as well as the Digital Camera World and TechRadar websites). She is the founder of SheClicks - a community group that encourages and supports female photographers.