3840 pixel long in 3/2 = 1,91x crop factor in 16/9 4K UHD video mode. Personally speaking I prefer having the quick Single AF and low light performance. If you want to know the equivalent aperture for Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7, take the aperture of the lens you're using and multiply it with crop factor. The G7 has a resolution of 15.8 megapixels, whereas the G9 provides 20.2 MP. Offering true recording versatility, the silver Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 is a true hybrid mirrorless camera that blends 4K UHD video with advanced still capture and burst shooting capabilities. As always, the Single AF modes are the highlight of the Lumix G focusing experience. Nikon Z TC-1.4x TC-2.0x teleconverter review. With 4K Ultra HD video at 30 frames per second, you’ll never miss a photo again. … The DMW-BLC12E Lithium Ion battery pack is recharged externally in a supplied AC unit and Panasonic quotes around 360 shots per charge under CIPA conditions. Moving on, the G7 is equipped with Wifi for wireless image transfer and remote control with Andoid and iOS smartphones. So while the exposure mode, drive mode and AF mode still have to be adjusted on-camera, the app lets you set the photo and video quality, aperture, shutter, ISO, white balance, exposure compensation and AF area. 313. Sadly the NFC capabilities of the earlier G6 have been removed, no doubt as a cost-saving exercise – a shame since I enjoy the geeky aspect of initiating a smartphone connection with a tap, but it has to be said scanning a QR code isn’t actually any harder or slower. It is in short the best quality small, budget kit zoom I’ve used. Now the G7 has become more traditional with two control dials, one around the shutter release at the front for your index finger and one at the rear for your thumb (with one of the custom function buttons in the middle). Measuring 125x86x77mm and weighing 410g with battery, it’s roughly the same width and height as the Olympus OMD EM5 II, although a little lighter and thicker thanks to a chunkier grip. /u/PastramiSwissRye answered my question here: https://www.reddit.com/r/PanasonicG7/comments/3zfu0f/crop_factor_for_4k_video/cym5c9j, New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast, Press J to jump to the feed. Thanks in advance! In mirrorless terms, the flat-topped Sony A6000 is more compact at 120x67x45mm and lighter too at 344g with battery, although the G7 is still comfortably smaller and lighter than most DSLRs. I’ll cover each in turn. It was overexposed because I went out into the sunlight from a dark concert room. Like the G6 before it, the light but mid-sized body gives the G7 a less dense feeling in your hands compared to models from Sony and especially Olympus, but it’s still a solid and well-built camera. The lens was the Lumix Leica 25mm f1.4, set to f1.4 in Manual Movie mode. Also see my Lumix G7 4k UHD CineLike D sample movie. This section is not written yet. Iain Anderson puts this popular camera to the test. For 4K video, however, the Lumix G7 is mighty impressive at this level. Tilting LCD screens have become a staple of interchangeable Lumix cameras and the G7 and GX85 are no exception. Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 : Tests and Reviews Specifications COMPARISON SELECTION (3 selected items max.) I ended up using the Burst mode more often than not. Like other kit zooms, the f3.5-5.6 focal ratio means you won’t be achieving very shallow depth-of-field effects, a fact accentuated by the smaller Micro Four Thirds format. Above:Â 1/10000, f1.7, 200 ISO, 42.5mm (85mm equiv), Above:Â 1/16000, f1.4, 200 ISO, 25mm (50mm equiv). Announced in May 2015 it replaces the two year old Lumix G6, slotting between the existing GF7 and GH4. The 2360k dot resolution is also a key benefit the G7 has over the Sony A6000 which, as an older mid-range model, employs a 1440k dot panel. So the horizontal field of view when filming in 1080 is identical to shooting stills, but of course the uneven scaling factor means there’s also artefacts to deal with. You can also use the app to copy videos to your phone, although only up to 1080p quality. Above: Download the original file (Registered members of Vimeo only). Perfect for the amateur photographer wanting to produce professional quality images, the 16-megapixel LUMIX DMC-G7 is designed for ease-of-use without compromising on performance. The viewfinder and screen deliver bright, large and detailed images with a wealth of optional shooting information and guides; it’s great have focus peaking and zebra patterns in addition to the usual leveling gauge, alignment grid and histogram. As with earlier 4k Lumix cameras, the G7 makes it easy to grab 8 Megapixel still photos from video, effectively giving you 30fps burst shooting. Perfect for the amateur photographer wanting to produce professional quality images, the 16-megapixel LUMIX DMC-G7 is designed for ease-of-use without compromising on performance. Below you can see the front view size comparison of Canon M50 and Panasonic G7. Set the G7’s focus dial to MF and you can manually focus the lens with a wealth of visual assistance. Lumix DMC-G7: With sophisticated ... superb controls and 4K video capture, the Panasonic G7 packs a serious punch. Note the minor crop incurred when the camera assembles the images itself. Here’s an example of the Miniature Tilt / Shift effect applied to a 1080 / 50p movie. Above:Â Lumix G7 HDR disabled (left), enabled with 3EV range (right), Above:Â Lumix G7 Histogram with HDR disabled (left), enabled with 3EV range (right). You can’t save RAW files in the 4K Photo mode, but you can choose the aspect ratio prior to capture along with having full control over the focus, exposure mode, aperture, shutter and ISO. Two more interesting 4K features are Post Focus and 4K Live Crop. GH4 4k UHD crop indicated by inner edge . Like other single-digit G models, the G7 is equipped with an electronic viewfinder and a fully-articulated touchscreen for composition. If focus peaking is enabled, the edges of objects are highlighted when they’re in focus, which offers additional confirmation; this works particularly well in conjunction with the magnified view. The lens was the Lumix Leica 25mm f1.4, set to f1.4 in Manual Movie mode. With 4K Ultra HD video at 30 frames per second, you’ll never miss a photo again. Either way the G7 viewfinder is one of the highlights of the camera. Below left is the G7 and below right is the GH4, both filming in 4k UHD. Burst shooting has accelerated to 8fps or 6fps with continuous AF, versus 7 or 5fps on the earlier G6. This makes it very easy to jog back and forth before selecting the perfect moment, after which a press of the Menu / Set button saves the frame as a new JPEG with 8 Megapixel resolution. The composition includes many areas of fine horizontal lines, particularly on the various doors and shutters by the beach. The Lumix G7’s main exposure dial offers the usual PASM modes, along with Creative Movie mode (unlocking all the video options), Panorama, Custom, Creative (with the choice of 22 effects), Scene (with 24 presets including Cute Desert and Appetising Food in addition to the usual suspects), and the foolproof Intelligent Auto. You can tap your way through all the menus, drag alignment guides and the live histogram around, swipe through images and pinch-to-zoom in playback, and of course tap to reposition the AF area. But 3:2 is a good compromise for the screen as it means the wider shape of 16:9 movies aren’t displayed too small, and of course you can always shoot photos in the 3:2 shape if you’re willing to accept a minor crop and loss of resolution. While roughly comparable in size and detail to other new mirrorless cameras of its class, the G7’s viewfinder delivers a considerably larger view than rival DSLRs. You can also choose a lower frame rate to stretch your movie length and choose whether to run through the sequence forwards or backwards. As these approach the resolving power of a camera, there’s inevitably issues with moire, and indeed when I played the footage back on the 4k TV, I noticed tell-tale shimmering in some of these areas. See my Lumix G7 dolly CAF 14-42mm movie. The lens was the Lumix Leica 25mm f1.4, set to f1.4 in Manual Movie mode. 4K UHD video is available at 24p and either 25p or 30p depending on region, all at 100Mbit/s. The LUMIX G7 features exclusive 4K Ultra HD* video technology you can use to pause and extract that perfect photo moment in time as a high resolution photo [up to 8 megapixel]. Like previous Lumix G bodies, the G7 employs a 100% contrast-based AF system with Panasonic once again resisting embedded phase-detect points on the sensor; in this respect Micro Four Thirds bodies, with the exception of the OMD EM1, differ from the vast majority of new mirrorless cameras which employ hybrid AF systems. You can start and stop video recordings of any quality via the app, and also tap the phone screen to pull-focus while filming. The Lumix G 12-60mm 3.5-5.6 objective lens is perfect for mirrorless devices. There’s also plenty of control over the way the camera processes images, including the chance to adjust tone curves, again taking it beyond most rivals at this price-point. The Panasonic Lumix DC-S1R is the company's 47MP high-res full-frame mirrorless camera. Three exclusive 4K Photo functions are newly integrated into the LUMIX DMC-G7: 4K Burst Shooting, 4K Burst (Start/Stop) and 4K Pre-burst; all of which help allow you to capture and record that perfect picture by cropping the exact frame you want out of your 4K video footage. With the mode dial set to Creative you can choose from 22 effects on-screen with a preview of how they’ll look applied to the live image. Not only does it let you record in stunning, cinematic detail – it allows you to go back through your footage and select high quality 8 megapixel stills from your clips – making it the one that captures every moment. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts, https://www.reddit.com/r/PanasonicG7/comments/3zfu0f/crop_factor_for_4k_video/cym5c9j. You can adjust the shooting interval between one second and a second shy of 100 minutes, and for between one and 9999 frames; you can also delay the start to a set time up to 24 hours in advance. The LUMIX G85 includes a new electromagnetic drive in the shutter unit. Sony’s A6000 remains top-dog in this price bracket for continuous shooting, especially since it can rattle-off 11fps with continuous AF, but it’s revealing to note the DSLRs from Canon and Nikon at this price point both shoot at a relatively modest 5fps regardless of AF mode. The Panasonic Lumix DC-G100 (called Panasonic G110 in some regions) and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 are two digital cameras that were revealed to the public, respectively, in June 2020 and May 2015. Meanwhile an exact 3840×2160 crop (as recorded by the GH4) is indicated by the inside edge of the red frame, and as you can see while the 1:1 crop definitely loses more coverage, it’s not much to pay for a potential reduction in artefacts. The drive mode dial is also where you’ll find a dedicated option for 4K Photo. I found the default mid-brightness level was mostly fine for shooting outdoors, although benefitted from a boost in very bright conditions. Thanks! So while I commend Canon and Nikon for equipping these DSLRs with fully-articulated touch-screens, I feel the G7 delivers a preferable compositional experience overall. This uses the accelerometer in your phone to trigger the shutter remotely as you jump in the air. Editing a 4k frame from a burst and editing too much base noise on a 4k video? Tilting LCD screens have become a staple of interchangeable Lumix cameras and the G7 and GX85 are no exception. Editing a 4k frame from a burst and editing too much base noise on a 4k video? I’ll discuss the AF performance more in a moment. Being able to quickly reposition the AF area by simply tapping is a boon and something I really miss on cameras without touch-screens. I’m pleased however to report the Lumix 14-42mm kit zoom, pictured on the G7 below, performs very well for its size. You can control pretty much any aspect of the camera with the touch-screen and Q.Menu interface, although to adjust either the exposure, drive or focusing modes, you’ll need to turn their dedicated respective dials. I set the camera to shoot 8 Megapixel JPEGs in the 16:9 shape, and also set the focus to manual to avoid hunting during the sequence. At this point many of you may be wondering how the G7 compares to the flagship GH4 for video. A prime lens was out of the question for this comparison due to the different crops taken by each camera, so I switched to the Olympus 7-14mm f2.8, set to f4 for the best quality and adjusted between 12 and 14mm to deliver the same field of view for each mode and each camera. Many kit zooms represent an entry-point to a system – something to get you started before you upgrade to a more capable lens. You can start recording in any exposure mode by simply pressing the red record button, but for the most control and options you should turn the mode dial to Creative Video which lets you film in PASM modes with full control over exposure. Perfect for the amateur photographer wanting to produce professional quality images, the 16-megapixel LUMIX DMC-G7 is designed for ease-of-use without compromising on performance. I know the GH4 is 2.3 in 4k. Panasonic Lumix G7 4K Digital Camera, with Lumix G VARIO 14-42mm Mega O.I.S. When capturing the frames, be careful to choose a photo aspect ratio that matches the shape of the desired video, which in most cases will be 16:9, otherwise you may end up with 4:3 shaped video letter-boxed in a 16:9 frame. I’ve made a composite above (using actual footage I filmed) of a still photo, overlayed by the G7’s 4k video crop, indicated by the outside edge of the red frame. Although both have a 3-inch 1040K-dot monitor, the G7’s screen is a free-angle type, making it better suited to serious video work, while that of the GX85 only tilts up 90 degrees and down 45 degrees. G7 4k UHD crop indicated by outer edge of red frame. It’s large, bright, detailed and can display a wealth of information and shooting aids including effect previews, a live histogram, magnified assistance, leveling gauge, focus peaking, zebra patterns and a variety of alignment guides; as an electronic viewfinder, you can also use it for shooting movies or playing-back files. Stereo level meters can be displayed and the level adjusted in fine increments, but there’s no headphone jack. It’s a really fun way to exploit the technology in your pocket. The GH4 has a 2.4 4K crop while the G7 and GX85 has a 2.2 4K crop. Although both have a 3-inch 1040K-dot monitor, the G7’s screen is a free-angle type, making it better suited to serious video work, while that of the GX85 only tilts up 90 degrees and down 45 degrees. Above: Download the original file (Registered members of Vimeo only). The camera’s more customisable too with 11 custom function buttons (six physical and five soft versus five and two on the G6), and each of the G7’s function buttons can be configured from no less than 14 pages of options. Like earlier single-digit G-series models, it’s styled like a mini DSLR, although the organic curves of the previous G6 have been switched for a more angular appearance and there’s changes to the controls I’ll cover in a moment. Here’s an example I tagged of Brighton’s Royal Pavilion, using a GPS log made in my Galaxy S6. Arguably the biggest change from a usage point-of-view though are the control wheels. Below these are 100% crops from the area in the middle of the frame where it’s clear the Extra Teleconverter option is delivering genuinely greater detail rather than just cropping and enlarging. There’s also built-in Wifi for wireless communications which I’ll discuss later in the review. This exploits the fact that 4K video actually contains 8 Megapixels worth of information on every frame, so why not use it for capturing stills at high frame rates? There’s three options: Burst (which records video while the shutter button is pressed), Burst S / S (which starts recording with one press and stops with another), and 4K Pre-burst (which keeps a rolling buffer to avoid unwieldy clips to store and go through). Above: 4K UHDÂ video coverage with 25mm lens, Lumix G7Â (left) and Lumix GH4Â (right). Two more interesting 4K features are Post Focus and 4K Live Crop. See my Canon EOS 760D / T6s review and Nikon D5500 review for more details. Of course the GH4 has many other advantages over the G7, but for video quality the new body is punching above its weight. Now here’s a selection of other clips to demonstrate the G7’s video performance in various conditions. In terms of controls, Panasonic has made quite a few changes on the Lumix G7 compared to the G6. Lens, 16 Megapixel Mirrorless Camera, 3-Inch LCD, DMC-G7KK (Black) 4.6 out of 5 stars 622 $497.99 $ 497 . Above:Â 4k Photo Grab, 1/16000, f1.7, 400 ISO, 42.5mm (85mm equiv), Above:Â 4k Photo Grab, 1/4000, f6.3, 800 ISO, 14-42mm at 42mm (84mm equiv). I do however feel Panasonic could have made its various buttons larger or travel further. I like the opportunity to top-up a depleting battery while I’m out and about without having to remember to bring the charger and find an AC outlet. A variety of processing parameters can be adjusted within the Photo Styles, including sharpness, contrast, saturation and noise reduction. It is of course personal but I don’t see why so many cameras employ tiny buttons when there’s room for larger ones that are easier and more comfortable to operate. Set to Continuous, the G7 will shoot at 8fps in Single AF or 6fps with Continuous AF and Live View, both up by one frame per second over its predecessor. I’ve made a composite above (using actual footage I filmed) of a still photo, overlayed by the G7’s 4k video crop, indicated by the outside edge of the red frame. I’d also recommend reducing the image quality to ensure you don’t run out of space. If you desire a nice portrait lens, I can highly recommend Panasonic’s Lumix G 42.5mm f1.7 or the Olympus 45mm f1.8. I did some calcs based on the info given and if I did it right, it seems to be about 2.144. Since the G7 actually manages to roughly match this for continuous AF and exceed it for single AF, I’d say that’s a good result for the camera as continuous AF in burst shooting was traditionally an aspect where DSLRs lead. Like the Olympus OMD EM5 II, the twin dials have been carefully positioned to allow easy adjustment of either even when holding the camera with one hand. Bridging the gap between stills and video, the Lumix DMC-G7 pairs these two high-resolution mediums with refined focusing and shooting controls for the utmost in shooting versatility. VisiHow QnA. Above: Lumix G7 video qualityÂ with 7-14mm lens, 100% crops from 4K UHD (left) and 1080p (right). Also if anybody is considering a Metabones speedbooster for this camera, I just purchased the ULTRA version, which has a focal reduction factor of 0.71, along with a Sigma 18-35mm 1.8. The app also lets you record a GPS log for later syncing with images in the camera, a process that involves wirelessly copying a log to the camera, before using the camera’s playback menus to apply it to relevant images in that timeframe. The video resolutions include VGA, 720p, 1080p (at up to 50p / 60p) and even 4k (at 24 or 25 or 30p depending on region). I’ll start with the G7 in 4k UHD below left and in 1080p below right, and it’s pretty clear how recording in 4k is resolving considerably greater detail. Both Canon’s EOS 750D / T6i and Nikon’s D5500 feature fully-articulated touchscreens, and the latter boasts the biggest panel of the bunch at 3.2in. The lens was the Lumix 14-42mm kit zoom in Manual Movie mode. As a 100% contrast-based system, the Lumix G7 is never going to perform as well as hybrid systems when it comes to continuous AF. The Panasonic Lumix G7 takes the classic G-series mid-range accessibility and bolts-on some of the higher-grade video skills of the Panasonic GH4. Does anybody know the exact difference in crop? I was reading around, and saw that the crop factor is slightly different on the G7, as it grabs a larger amount of the sensor, then scales it down to 4k. Electronic shutters aren’t however perfect. The sensitivity for movies is selectable between 200 and 6400 ISO, and there’s an Auto ISO option too, although sadly not when shooting in full Manual mode. The 8 Megapixel resolution is sufficient to generate 4k video and unless you intend to manipulate the frames later, you probably don’t need to record RAW either. Like its predecessor, the Lumix G7 offers in-camera Timelapse capabilities with the opportunity to encode the frames into a movie afterwards, in 4K resolution if desired. In my tests it was generally fine for kids or pets playing around, but not up to sports played at a high level. This item PANASONIC LUMIX G7 4K Mirrorless Camera, with 14-42mm MEGA O.I.S.