Lumix GF7 Hands on By TCS

Discussion in 'Panasonic Cameras' started by val, Mar 7, 2015.

  1. val

    val Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Dec 19, 2013

    If you want a summary for whatever reason.

    1. no hot shoe or DFD and plasticky build clearly shows that it's aimed at more casual users.
    2. selfie screen has a few gimmicks but they work well. Jump shot uses smartphone's hardware to know when you have jumped.
    3. Same IQ from the other G cameras. 1080p 30 fps.
    4. AF works as advertised, definitely good to point out to potential buyers especially live music/nightlife people.
    5. small yet easy to use so it's a positive user experience except no EVF and no wheel from the GM5.
    6. Panasonic's smartphone app has lots of functionality.
    7. Chris liked it but didn't say whether he would replace his GM1 with the GF7.
    I think it looks appealing and after using the TZ70, it's clear that Panasonic are working on their UI and it's a definite improvement. I don't doubt that the GF7 will sell better than the GF6 and the current price of $635 AUD is reasonable.
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  2. hazwing

    hazwing Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 25, 2012
    Does anyone know if the jump shot + smart phone app works with the GM1/GM5? Or only limited to GF7.
    Also the GF7 is able to focus down to -4EV... is this the same with GM1/GM5?
  3. hazwing

    hazwing Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 25, 2012
    Also selfie-face slimming mode is awesome... my wife would love it