Updated 25 Oct 2017

Panasonic

Lumix DMC-G7K (with 14-42mm lens)

Snapshot: The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7K (with 14-42mm lens) compact system camera has an 4/3" Live CMOS sensor, can shoot 4k/uHD video, and has an electronic viewfinder. But how's the image quality?

Lumix DMC-G7K (with 14-42mm lens)
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$1096

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Test results

Overall score
72
Image quality
?/10
Ease of use
?/10
Screen
?/10
Video quality
?/10
Flash
?/10

Good points

  • OK image quality.
  • Excellent screen.
  • Very good viewfinder.
  • Good video quality.
  • OK flash.
  • Has a high resolution articulated monitor.
  • Can shoot full-HD video and manually focus.

But

No obvious bad points.

How we test

Overall score includes:

Image quality (40%): Unless otherwise stated the cameras are set to full automatic function – including exposure, white balance and focus – with maximum resolution and image quality setting in JPEG.
Ease of use (40%): An evaluation of the manual, viewfinder, monitor, data transfer, shutter delay, inserting/removing memory, changing settings, controls and batteries.
Screen (10%): A rating of image quality of the screen, and the difference between the height and width displayed and what is recorded on the final image.
Video quality (10%): A rating of the quality of short video clips.

Prices are from a June 2018 survey.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$1096

Specifications

Battery type
Lithium-ion
Megapixels (MP)
16
Sensor
4/3" Live CMOS
ISO range
200 - 25600
Optical zoom
3
Aperture range
3.5 - 5.6
Zoom range
29 - 82
Shutter range
1/16000 - 60
Dimensions (cm)
132 x 76 x 86
Weight (g)
456
Depth (mm)
76

Features

Water resistant
No
Raw support
Yes
GPS tagging
No
PASM modes
Yes
Manual focus option
Yes

Monitor

Size (inches)
2.9
Monitor pixels
1,040,000
Touchscreen
Yes
Articulated monitor
Yes

Viewfinder

Viewfinder type
Electronic
Viewfinder pixels
2,360,000

Video

Video
3840 x 2160
Microphone input
Yes

Memory

Memory card
SDHC, SDXC

Flash

Flash type
Switch on by hand
Connection for external flash
Yes

More info

Notes

Tested with a Lumix G Vario 14-42mm / 1:3.5-5.6 II ASPH. MEGA O.I.S. lens. Optical zoom and closest focal distance varies, depending on the lens.