hands-on of Panasonic's new high-end compact Micro Four Third camera, complete with ISO comparison image samples.
"The system is intuitive and easy to control when comes to changing settings using the dual dials in manual mode. Weighing 500 grams, it fits in nicely to my hands and offers a much better & firmer grip when compared to OLYMPUS PEN 5. The sleek retro design and alloy chassis makes you want to compare it with the Olympus OM-D or even a Leica Rangefinder."
"The LCD touchscreen is fast and responsive. The tiltable LVF is super clear and its reproduction does not lose out to the LCD touchscreen. Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GX7 allows user to use the LCD touchscreen to work like a mouse pad for shifting focus point for fast focusing when using the LVF."
"The AF focusing have significantly improved from previous models. The built-in image stabilizer works exceptionally well, that even for night shot at 2 second shutter speed handheld, the picture came out with minimum blurring which is only visible at 100% crop."
"The colour reproduction is very close to what we see in real life, not too contrasty and over saturated. The image quality at ISO 200 produces great detail even at 100% crop."