Recently among mirrorless compact cameras new model was released : Panasonic Lumix DMC GF7 its name with ultra modern technologies in retro body. It has 16 MP 4/3″ Live MOS sensor, Micro Four Thirds bayonet for interchangeable lenses, Venus Engine graphical processor and optical image stabilization with lenses, that support it. Camera makes photos with 4592 x 3448 pixels maximal resolution and saves them in JPEG ( DCF, Exif 2.3 ), RAW, JPEG+RAW and MPO formats; records videos in Full HD 1920 x 1080 60p/30p, HD 1280 x 720 30p and VGA 640 x 480 30p modes, saving them in MP4 or AVCHD formats with stereo sound in AAC or Dolby Digital 2ch formats, recorded via built in microphones. Camera supports sRGB and AdobeRGB color spaces; ISO sensitivity levels are in 100 – 25600 range; it has built-in flash and has no built-in viewfinder, its 3″ touch TFT LCD screen has 1.04 M dots resolution and can be tilted under different angles.
Panasonic Lumix DMC GF7 saves photos and videos on SD, SDHC and SDXC ( with UHS-I support ) flash memory cards; and can establish wireless Wi-Fi connections ( IEEE 802.11b/g/n, WPA, WPA2 ) for remote data transfer and communication with other devices with QR code connection support; it can not establish NFC connections. Camera supports automatic and manual focus, diaphragm and exposure settings and can be used for astronomical photos making via T mount adapter. Following connectors are placed on it : USB 2.0 for connection with computer and HDMI Micro Type D; it has no Hot Shoe connector, speaker is only one, playing mono sound; 680 mAh charge of Li-ion battery is enough for 230 photos ( this is a small value for devices of such type ). Its sizes are 106.5 ( width ) x 64.6 ( height ) x 33.3 ( depth ) mm and mass is 236 g ( only camera without lens, battery and memory card ); operating conditions are temperature in 0 – 40 degrees on Celsius range and relative air humidity level in 10 – 80 % range.
Package contains : Panasonic Lumix DMC GF7 camera itself, Li-ion battery, recharger, USB cable, DVD-ROM disk with PHOTOfunSTUDIO 9.6 PE, SILKYPIX Developer Studio 4.2 SE and LoiLoScope trial version programs, power adapter cable, shoulder strap, bayonet cap, warranty card and user’s guide; there are also kits with included lenses and caps. Camera is very good, giving great quality photos and videos, it has weak sides and differs not much from other Panasonic Lumix DMC GF cameras, so, when one of them is being chosen, there is need to look on their prices, needed functions and capabilities of specific models.