Lumix GX7 Review Part 1 – Tech and Design

Discussion in 'Panasonic Cameras' started by gsciorio, Aug 8, 2013.

  1. gsciorio

    gsciorio Mu-43 Top Veteran

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  2. Aldredge

    Aldredge Mu-43 Regular

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    Aldredge
    Great read, thanks for posting.

    Are you allowed to comment at all on the new 20mm and any differences with the old one (mainly AF and banding)?
     
  3. Jonathan F/2

    Jonathan F/2 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 10, 2011
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    Is the new 20mm barrel metal or plastic?
     
  4. fin azvandi

    fin azvandi Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 12, 2011
    South Bend, IN
    Thanks for sharing, looking forward to reading parts 2 and 3.

    And a question - can you tilt the pop-up flash back at all to bounce off the ceiling?
     
  5. audiodrive

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    jef
    Thanks for sharing!
     
  6. MingTyhMaa

    MingTyhMaa Mu-43 Regular

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    Ming-Tyh Maa
    Giulio,
    At the end of the review, can you comment on whether or not you personally will be switching from the GH3 to the GX7? Secondly, do you know if the in-camera buffer is similar to the GH3?
     
  7. DeoreDX

    DeoreDX Mu-43 Veteran

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    Awesome. Took a look at your pictures on Google+ too. Can't wait for parts 2 and 3!
     
  8. brettmaxwell

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    you talk in the review a little about the C1, C2, C3 positions on the dial, but I wonder, can you program exposure settings to those?

    for instance, C1 is aperture priority, auto-iso, f2.8, C2 is manual, f8, 1/500, iso400, C3 is program.
     
  9. Livnius

    Livnius Super Moderator

    Jul 7, 2011
    Melbourne. Australia
    Joe
    Yes...I remember seeing it demonstarted in one of the hands-on preview videos that came out last week.
     
  10. gsciorio

    gsciorio Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Sure can. You can program pretty much anything in those slots.
     
  11. gsciorio

    gsciorio Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Will do. Good question regarding the buffer. I'll have my final version on Sunday AM and will test that out only if the firmware is final however.

    I'd be surprised if the buffer is the same as the GH3. I won't be switching from the GH3 though. The GH3 is my bread and butter assignment camera. I think what will happen is the GX7 will become my main camera for personal work and some assignments but not all assignments.

    Than again I could be wrong! :smile:
     
  12. gsciorio

    gsciorio Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    I do acknowledge that some seen banding with the 20mm but I have not. Was it a high ISO issue? I know that most cameras at high ISO get banding regardless what lens is used.

    The AF in the 20 MKII seems faster but it could have been the AF in the GX7, I'm not sure until I get my 20 MKI back from a friend I loaned it to.
     
  13. gsciorio

    gsciorio Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Metal and it's cold to the touch. :thumbup:
     
  14. gsciorio

    gsciorio Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Tillable for sure although I don't know how useful it would be. What I do in situations like this - small flash or high ISO noise - is to emphasize the issue and make it a feature.

    High ISO for example I'll crank it to 3200, make it a square crop for a grainy B&W or color look. With the flash I'll make it direct and nasty, over expose by a stop and under expose the ambient by a 1 1/2 stops to get a harsh paparazzi style look to it.
     
  15. fin azvandi

    fin azvandi Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 12, 2011
    South Bend, IN
    Thanks, I'm just thinking that on the E-PL1 the ability to bounce the pop-up flash off the ceiling came in handy for informal/family gathering shots, and I miss it on the later PEN models.
     
  16. Armanius

    Armanius Mu-43 All-Pro

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    Thanks for the review Giulio. Looking forward to the rest of it!

    Is there a multi-exposure noise reduction feature in the GX7 like the ones in Sony and some Canon cameras?
     
  17. Al.

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    Alan
    Hi 3 questions I do have,
    1, does it have an anti-alaising filter.
    2. Is it true it has a curves for contrast control of the B and W preset
    3. what is the control for, around the shutter release
    thanks
     
  18. Manu-4Vendetta

    Manu-4Vendetta Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Really its a new sensor?
     
  19. Robstar1963

    Robstar1963 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Robert (Rob)
    The Control Wheel Around the shutter button is for Aperture/Shutter adjustment as this camera has twin control wheels similar to the E-P5
    Regards
    Rob
     
  20. inkista

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    Question: is the tiltable LCD good for selfies like the GF6's? Or is it only good for waist-level and overhead shooting? Keep reading that it only tilts up or down 45-degrees, not 90.