LCD and Viewfinder
Panasonic G7 has a Fully Articulated 3 LCD screen with a resolution of 1,040k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
LCD is Touch screen
type, so you can change the settings and set the focus point with your fingertips. For those of you who loves shooting selfies, self or group photos, Panasonic G7 will make your life easier with its Selfie friendly
screen. Another group of users who will take advantage of G7's LCD screen is Vloggers.
G7 has a built-in Electronic viewfinder. The viewfinder has a resolution of 2,360kdots and coverage of 100%. 100% coverage ensures that what you see in the viewfinder while shooting matches exactly what you will get later in your image, helping accurate framing your shots and minimizes the need for cropping images later. The magnification ratio of the viewfinder is 0.7x (35mm equivalent).
Max Shutter speed
Panasonic G7 can shoot continuously at max speed of 7.0 fps
and has max shutter speed of 1/4000 sec
. G7 also has an electronic shutter which can shoot silently at max speed of 1/16000s
. One thing to keep in mind is that electronic shutter may cause rolling shutter effects on your images in certain conditions.
G7 has a built-in flash, and it also has a flash shoe to mount your external flashes too.
Panasonic G7 features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system. The AF system has 49 points to choose from. Panasonic G7 also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
Panasonic G7 has a special Post Focus mode which uses its 4K video and focus bracketing features together to shoot and stack a burst of images into a single image which you can change the focus point on the LCD screen after it is taken. Although the resulting image has only 8 MP resolution, the flexibility this feature gives to the shooter is unmatched.
With Panasonic G7, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 3840 x 2160 at 30,25,24,20 fps with bit rates up to 100 mbps and save in MPEG-4 and AVCHD formats. This means that Panasonic G7 provides 4K (Ultra-HD)
video, highest resolution that is available in the market today. When viewed on a 4K screen, you will be amazed by the level of details and the crispness.
G7 has a built-in Stereo microphone and a Mono speaker. Panasonic G7 also has a port for an external microphone so you can record high quality sound with the help of an external microphone.
4K Photo Mode
Utilizing its 4K Video recording abilities in a creative way, Panasonic G7 sports a 4K Photo Mode where you can capture 8 MP photos from 4K videos.
Using a software such as Adobe Lightroom on your PC or in-camera function, you can review the 4K video frame by frame and extract the image that you like the most.
Connectivity and Storage
Thanks to the built-in wireless (Wi-Fi)
connectivity feature, Panasonic G7 lets you transfer your photos directly to compatible devices without any physical connection. One other feature that we like is the ability to use our smartphone as a remote to control our G7. You can change camera settings, release shutter, view LCD screen and tranfer files using remote control app.
You can connect G7 to compatible devices via its HDMI port or USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Panasonic G7 is powered by a proprietary battery which provides a shooting life of 350 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of Mirrorless type cameras is 365 shots, its battery life is about average in its class but it would still be wise to invest in some spare batteries for long photo trips.
Battery Life Comparison in Advanced Mirrorless Cameras
Sony A6600 with its 810shots is the model with longest battery life among Advanced Mirrorless cameras. Check the comparison of Panasonic G7 vs Sony A6600 or take a look at Longest Battery Life Mirrorless cameras list.
Panasonic G7 Features Compared to Main Competitors