Panasonic GF7

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Sixth in the line of entry m4/3 cameras from Panasonic, this new model is yet another rethink, this time moving the style a bit more retro and less curvy.

  • Sensor: 16mp Panasonic CMOS sensor, 17.3 x 13mm (2x crop)
  • Mount:Micro 4/3 (m4/3)
  • Images:4592 x 3448 JPEG or 12-bit raw maximum, 5.8 fps max (5 fps with focus, 40 fps with reduced resolution)
  • Video: 1080P/60/50/30/25, 720P/60/50/30/25, 480P/30/25 (wide and normal), AVCHD (28Mbps) or .MP4 video files with mono PCM audio; 24fps can only be recorded with .MP4. Note: there are separate NTSC and PAL models, and frame rates are specific to the model
  • Shutter: mechanical to 1/500, electronic 60 sec to 1/16,000 sec, bulb
  • Exposure:multi, center-weighted, spot metering, -5 to +5EV exposure compensation, 5 white balance settings (plus Auto and Custom), ISO 200-25600 plus faux 100, AUTO ISO
  • Focus:23 point contrast detect, single point, multi-area, face detect, tracking, manual focus override, focus to -4EV
  • Display:3" 1.04m dot tilting (180 flip) touchscreen LCD
  • Flash:pop-up flash included (4m ISO 100 GN), 1/50 flash sync, red-eye reduction, slow sync
  • Remote:none
  • Other Notable Features:19 filter effect modes, WiFi with QR code (no NFC)
  • Cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC
  • Battery: ?(230 shots CIPA)
  • Size:4.2 x 2.5 x 1.3" (107 x 65 x 33mm) wide, tall, deep
  • Weight: 11.9 ounces (336g)
  • Colors:Silver, Brown, Pink
  • Price: US$600 with new compact kit PZ lens
  • Current Firmware: version 1.0
  • Announced:January 20, 2015

Note: a version of this camera called the GF8 was announced February 15, 2016 for SE Asian markets, and features some additional selfie and “beauty” features, and also offers a new orange color.

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