Panasonic Lumix G7

The Panasonic Lumix G7 was released in 2015 and remains a popular model. The camera is loaded with features that are absent from similarly priced camreas. Things like 4k video, clean HDMI out, zebra strips, focusing peaking, and flip screen.

Contrast Detect autofocus is the only major con of the camera. This form of autofocus is not as fast or accurate as other systems. Fast action and low light photography is not the G7’s strong suit.

Alternative Cameras

Comparable competitive camera models at the time of release would have been:

  • Canon Rebel T6i
  • Canon Rebel SL1
  • Olympus E-M10
  • Sony A6000
  • Nikon D3300


The latest firmware version for the G7 is Ver.2.2 released on Jul. 20, 2016. The firmware, along with upgrade instructions, can be found on the Panasonic support download page.


Panasonic G7 Specs

Panasonic Lumix G7 SD Card


Type Digital Single Lens Mirrorless camera
Recording media SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card (Compatible with UHS-I / UHS-II UHS Speed Class 3 standard SDHC / SDXC Memory Cards)
Image sensor size 17.3 x 13.0 mm (in 4:3 aspect ratio)
Lens mount Micro Four Thirds mount

Panasonic G7 Memory Card Compatibility

Image Sensor

Type Live MOS Sensor
Camera effective pixels 16.00 Megapixels
Color filter Primary color filter
Dust reduction system Supersonic wave filter

File Formats

Still image JPEG (DCF, Exif 2.3), RAW, MPO (When attaching 3D lens in Micro Four Thirds system standard)
Motion picture AVCHD (Audio format: Dolby Digital 2ch), MP4 (Audio format AAC 2ch)
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2, 16:9, 1:1
Image quality RAW, RAW+Fine, RAW+Standard, Fine, Standard
Image quality MPO+Fine / MPO+Standard (with 3D lens in Micro Four Thirds system standard)
Color Space sRGB, AdobeRGB

Image File Sizes

[4:3] 4592x3448(L) / 3232x2424(M) / 2272x1704(S) / 1824x1368 (When attaching 3D lens in Micro Four Third system standard) [3:2] 4592x3064(L) / 3232x2160(M) / 2272x1520(S) / 1824x1216 (When attaching 3D lens in Micro Four Third system standard) [16:9] 4592x2584(L) / 3840x2160(M) / 1920x1080(S) / 1824x1024 (When attaching 3D lens in Micro Four Third system standard) [1:1] 3424x3424(L) / 2416x2416(M) / 1712x1712(S) / 1712x1712 (When attaching 3D lens in Micro Four Third system standard)

Video Formats

[4K] 3840x2160:4K/30p 100Mbps, 4K/24p 100Mbps [Full HD] 1920x1080:FHD/60p 28Mbps, FHD/30p: 20Mbps [HD] 1280x720:HD/30p 10Mbps [VGA] 640x480:VGA/30p 4Mbps [4K] 3840x2160:4K/25p 100Mbps, 4K/24p 100Mbps [Full HD] 1920x1080:FHD/50p 28Mbps, FHD/25p: 20Mbps [HD] 1280x720:HD/25p 10Mbps [VGA] 640x480:VGA/25p 4Mbps [Full HD] 1920x1080:FHD/60p 28Mbps, 60p recording [Full HD] 1920x1080:FHD/60i 17Mbps, 60i recording [Full HD] 1920x1080:FHD/30p 24Mbps, 60i recording (sensor output is 30fps) [Full HD] 1920x1080:FHD/24p 24Mbps [Full HD] 1920x1080:FHD/50p 28Mbps, 50p recording [Full HD] 1920x1080:FHD/50i 17Mbps, 50i recording [Full HD] 1920x1080:FHD/25p 24Mbps, 50i recording (sensor output is 25fps) [Full HD] 1920x1080:FHD/24p 24Mbps


WiFi IEEE 802.11b/g/n, 2412 MHz - 2462 MHz (1-11 ch), Wi-Fi / WPA / WPA2, Infrastructure mode
QR Code Connection Yes
Password-less connection Yes (ON / OFF selectable)


Type OLED Live View Finder (2,360k dots)
Field of view Approx. 100%
Magnification Approx. 1.4x / 0.7x (35mm camera equivalent) with 50 mm lens at infinity; -1.0 m-1
Eye point Approx. 17.5 mm from eyepiece lens
Diopter adjustment -4.0 - +4.0 (dpt)
Eye sensor Yes
Eye sensor adjustment High / Low


Type Contrast AF system
DFD technology Yes
Focus mode AFS (Single) / AFF (Flexible) / AFC (Continuous) / MF
AF mode Face/Eye Detection / Tracking / 49-Area / Custom Multi / 1-Area / Pinpoint
AF mode (Full area touch is available)
AF detective range EV -4 - 18 (ISO100 equivalent)
Starlight AF Yes
AF assist lamp Yes
AF lock Yes (AF/AE LOCK button)
Others One Shot AF, Shutter AF, Half Press Release, Quick AF, Continuous AF (during motion picture recording), Eye Sensor AF, AF+MF, MF Assist, Touch MF Assist, Focus Peaking, Touch AF/AE Function, Touch Pad AF, Touch Shutter

Exposure Control

Light metering system 1728-zone multi-pattern sensing system
Light metering mode Multiple / Center Weighted / Spot
Metering range EV 0 - 18 (F2.0 lens, ISO100 equivalent)
Exposure mode Program AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE, Manual,
ISO sensitivity (Standard Output Sensitivity) Auto / Intelligent ISO / 100 (Extended) / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / 6400 / 12800 / 25600 (Changeable to 1/3 EV step)
ISO sensitivity (Standard Output Sensitivity) (Up to ISO6400 in motion picture recording) (ISO Auto in M mode)
Exposure compensation 1/3 EV step ±5EV (±3EV for motion picture)
AE lock Yes (AF/AE LOCK button)
AE bracket 3, 5, 7 frames in 1/3, 2/3 or 1 EV Step, Max. ±3 EV, single/burst

White Balance

White balance Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / incandescent / Flash / White Set 1, 2, 3, 4 / Color temperature setting
White balance adjustment Blue/Amber bias, Magenta/Green bias
Color temperature setting 2500-10000K in 100K
White balance bracket 3 exposures in blue/amber axis or in magenta/green axis


Type Focal-plane shutter
Shutter speed Still image: Bulb (Max. 2 minutes), 1/4,000 - 60
Shutter speed Motion picture: 1/16,000 - 1/25
Shutter speed Electronic shutter: 1/16,000 - 1
Self timer 10sec, 3 images / 2sec / 10sec
Remote control Remote control with Bulb function by DMW-RSL1 (Optional)


Battery Li-ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 1200mAh, 8.7Wh) (Included)
Battery Battery Charger
Battery life (CIPA standard) Approx. 360 images with H-FS1442A (TBD)
Battery life (CIPA standard) Approx. 350 images with H-FS14140 (TBD)
Battery life (CIPA standard) Approx. 350 images with H-FS45150 (TBD)

Dimensions and Weight

Dimensions (W x H x D) 124.9 x 86.2 x 77.4 mm / 4.92 x 3.39 x 3.05 inch (excluding protrusions)
Weight Approx. 415g / 0.91 lb (SD card, Battery, Body) (TBD)
Weight Approx. 365g / 0.80 lb (Body only) (TBD)
Weight Approx. 525g / 1.16 lb (SD card, Battery, H-FS1442A lens included) (TBD)
Weight Approx. 680g / 1.50 lb (SD card, Battery, H-FS14140 lens included) (TBD)
Weight Approx. 615g / 1.36 lb (SD card, Battery, H-FS45150 lens included) (TBD)
Weight Approx. 725g / 1.61 lb (SD card, Battery, H-FS1442A + H-FS45150 lenses included) (TBD)