LCD and Viewfinder
Panasonic GX7 has a Tilting 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.
GX7 has a built-in Electronic viewfinder. The viewfinder has a resolution of 2,765kdots 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.
Max Shutter speed
Panasonic GX7 can shoot continuously at max speed of 5 fps
and has max shutter speed of 1/8000 sec
. GX7 also has an electronic shutter which can shoot silently at max speed of 16000
. One thing to keep in mind is that electronic shutter may cause rolling shutter effects on your images in certain conditions.
GX7 has a built-in flash, and it also has a flash shoe to mount your external flashes too.
Panasonic GX7 features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system. The AF system has 23 points to choose from. Panasonic GX7 also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
With Panasonic GX7, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 at 60p,60i,50p,50i,30p,24p fps and save in MPEG-4 and AVCHD formats. Full HD resolution of Panasonic GX7 will be adequate in most of the situations. But if you are after the highest resolution videos available, see our list of Top Cameras with 4K (Ultra-HD) Video
. You can also consider its successor, the Panasonic GX8
which features 4K video recording.
GX7 has a built-in Stereo microphone and a Mono speaker.
Panasonic GX7 doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a Mirrorless camera with external microphone connectivity, consider Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II or Sony Alpha A7 II in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
Panasonic GX7 features built-in wireless (Wi-Fi)
connectivity ( 802.11b/g/n with NFC) which lets you transfer your photos directly to compatible devices without any physical connection. With its NFC
feature, GX7 can communicate with devices such as smartphones which are also equipped with this technology by simply touching each other.One other feature that we like is the ability to use our smartphone as a remote to control our GX7. You can change camera settings, release shutter, view LCD screen and tranfer files using remote control app.
You can connect GX7 to compatible devices via its HDMI port or USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Panasonic GX7 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 364 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 Semi-Pro Mirrorless Cameras
Sony A6600 with its 810shots is the model with longest battery life among Semi-Pro Mirrorless cameras. Check the comparison of Panasonic GX7 vs Sony A6600 or take a look at Longest Battery Life Mirrorless cameras list.
Panasonic GX7 Features Compared to Main Competitors