Two new GX7 reviews!

Short break from E-M1 talk. If that camera is too expensive for you then look at the cheaper and brand new alternative, the Panasonic GX7. There are two new reviews praising the camera:

Trustedreviews writes:

The Panasonic Lumix GX7 is a real leap forward in comparison to its predecessor, the GX1. It’s a solidly designed CSC with some real stand-out features, including the tilt-angle viewfinder and exemplary touchscreen LCD, that takes great photos, too.

And Whatdigitalcamera says:

The GX7 is a very polished and well-made camera that not only delivers excellent results, but is also a pleasure to use at the same time. Panasonic has made a bold statement saying that the GX7 is their best Lumix camera to date, and we have to say we fully agree.

GX7 preorder list (Click on store name to open the GX7 price, specs and preorder page):
Silver GX7 body at Amazon US, BHphoto, Adorama, Samys, Wex Deutschland, Wex UK , Amazon JP.
Silver GX7 with 14-42mm lens at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, Samys, Henrys, Wex Deutschland, WexUK, Amazon UK.
Black GX7 body at Henrys, Wex Deutschland, Wex UK, Amazon UK, Amazon Japan.
Black GX7 with 14-42mm lens at Henrys, Wex Deutschland, Wex UK, Amazon UK.
Black GX7 with 20mm lens at Henrys, Wex UKAmazon UK, Amazon Japan.
Silver GX7 with 20mm lens at Henrys, Wex UKAmazon UK, Amazon Japan.

Panasonic Lumix 20mm Vs 20mm II Lens Comparison Review at ePhotozine.

Big question, what’s the difference between the two 20mm pancake versions? ePhotozine (Click here) find it out for you:

The Panasonic Lumix G 20mm f/1.7 II with a redesigned styling and metal parts, and this gives a very slight improvement in resistance to flare, as well as a slight improvement in contrast. The redesign has very slightly improved the position of the surrounding plastic closest to the lens, which results in a very slight improvement in shielding light from hitting the lens at oblique angles.
The improved build quality should make the lens last longer, although unfortunately there has not been an improvement in focus speeds with both the old and new lens giving the same focus speeds in our testing. With the same excellent image quality, reasonable value for money, and compact size, this new model should be just as popular as the original and is an excellent choice for Micro Four Thirds users. The new colour options also better matches the new cameras from Panasonic and Olympus.

Be sure to read the full review at ePhotozine (Click here).

The new version is alreayd in Stock at BHphoto (Click here).

New GX7 test roundup and a “mysterious” contest by Damian McGilliCuddy.


Panasonic LUMIX GX7 Shooting Impression by Bernie DeChant

Before to catch up with some GX7 news here is something strange: Damian Mc Gillicuddy (Click here) launched an intriguing competition. You can win “something” that they can’t say what it is. All they can say is the winner needs an up to date passport and ready to travel sometime after 1st September. Open to anyone though we won’t pay air fares for people out of the UK. My guess is that it’s related to the E-M1 launch…

GX7 news:

Giulio Sciorio posted part two of the ongoing GX7 review at SmallcameraBigpicture:

Cutting through the tech jargon, what you get is a cleaner image and more dynamic range at every ISO which is to be expected when you get a next gen camera. Personally I was not expecting this tech to come until we see the GH3MKII but hey I’m not complaining!

Full GX7 review at Pocket-Lint:

The Lumix GX7 is the package deal. It’s bursting with features, it’s a pleasure to use and it produces some excellent shots. Pro-spec features such as a 1/8000th sec maximum shutter speed and that tilt-angle viewfinder further bolster the package deal that, straight of of the box, is unlike anything else out there on the market.

 

GX7 preorder list (Click on store name to open the GX7 price, specs and preorder page):
Silver GX7 body at Amazon US, BHphoto, Adorama, Samys, Wex Deutschland, Wex UK , Amazon JP.
Silver GX7 with 14-42mm lens at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, Samys, Henrys, Wex Deutschland, WexUK, Amazon UK.
Black GX7 body at Henrys, Wex Deutschland, Wex UK, Amazon UK, Amazon Japan.
Black GX7 with 14-42mm lens at Henrys, Wex Deutschland, Wex UK, Amazon UK.
Black GX7 with 20mm lens at Henrys, Wex UKAmazon UK, Amazon Japan.
Silver GX7 with 20mm lens at Henrys, Wex UKAmazon UK, Amazon Japan.

(UPDATED) Panasonic GX7 Vs GH3 by Blunty. And “naked” GX7 camera.

Here is a roundup of new GX7 tests:

1) Blunty posted that GX7 vs GH3 shootout. Click on play on the video on top to see the it.

2) Dpreview posted the GX7 studio comparison images.

3) ePhotozine (Click here) posted a new Panasonic Lumix GX7 Vs Olympus OM-D E-M5 Comparison Review:

While the cameras use different sensors, with Panasonic using their own sensor, and the Olympus OM-D E-M5 using a Sony sensor, they both produce similar levels of noise, with a slight benefit going to the GX7 at the highest ISO settings of ISO12800 and ISO25600.

4) Dpreview and Fotopolis posted some new full size image samples.

5) Richard posted this set of pictures on Facebook showing a ripped off GX7 body. Looks well made!

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GX7 preorder list (Click on store name to open the GX7 price, specs and preorder page):
Silver GX7 body at Amazon US, BHphoto, Adorama, Samys, Wex Deutschland, Wex UK , Amazon JP.
Silver GX7 with 14-42mm lens at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, Samys, Henrys, Wex Deutschland, WexUK, Amazon UK.
Black GX7 body at Henrys, Wex Deutschland, Wex UK, Amazon UK, Amazon Japan.
Black GX7 with 14-42mm lens at Henrys, Wex Deutschland, Wex UK, Amazon UK.
Black GX7 with 20mm lens at Henrys, Wex UKAmazon UK, Amazon Japan.
Silver GX7 with 20mm lens at Henrys, Wex UKAmazon UK, Amazon Japan.

GX7: test redone at ePhotozine, more RAW files at techradar and first unboxing video.

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This is the very first GX7 unboxing video posted by Smallcamerabigpicture from Goulio Sciorio. He also posted the first part of his ongoing GX7 review (Click here to read).

There were many complaints about the Whte Balance on ePhotozine GX7 review. They have now redone the test shots with manual White Balance (Previously it was auto white balance). You can see them here: http://www.ephotozine.com/article/panasonic-lumix-dmc-gx7-expert-review-22581

And there is another E-P5 vs GX7 RAW file comparison via Techradar: GX7 RAW (Click here) and E-P5 RAW (Click here).

GX7 preorder list (Click on store name to open the GX7 price, specs and preorder page):
Silver GX7 body at Amazon US, BHphoto, Adorama, Samys, Wex Deutschland, Wex UK , Amazon JP.
Silver GX7 with 14-42mm lens at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, Samys, Henrys, Wex Deutschland, WexUK, Amazon UK.
Black GX7 body at Henrys, Wex Deutschland, Wex UK, Amazon UK, Amazon Japan.
Black GX7 with 14-42mm lens at Henrys, Wex Deutschland, Wex UK, Amazon UK.
Black GX7 with 20mm lens at Henrys, Wex UKAmazon UK, Amazon Japan.
Silver GX7 with 20mm lens at Henrys, Wex UKAmazon UK, Amazon Japan.