I tried the Lumix Image App on my Samsung Galaxy S6. Remember, the 1080p coverage from both cameras is the full width of the image above without cropping. I do however wish Panasonic would offer USB charging in-camera for its mirrorless cameras. As always, the Single AF modes are the highlight of the Lumix G focusing experience. The optical viewfinders of Canon’s EOS 750D / T6i and Nikon’s D5500 are roughly three quarters of the size, won’t show the full coverage of the frame and miss out on the variety of shooting aids. The new electronic shutter option also allows the camera to shoot in silence at shutter speeds up to 1/16000, beyond the 1/4000 fastest mechanical shutter – this is great for shooting at large apertures in bright conditions. In short there’s little you can’t do with the touch-screen, although the wealth of physical controls provide a more traditional alternative if you prefer. See my Lumix G7 dolly CAF 14-42mm movie. 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. 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 also like to use them during timelapse sequences to avoid the constant sound of the mechanical shutter clicking, and I have an example of this later in this section. 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. 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. Two more interesting 4K features are Post Focus and 4K Live Crop. Panasonic’s Lumix G 14-42mm however is an exception: a lens which may not collapse, but is very compact none-the-less and which importantly delivers much better quality than you’d think for the money, including surprisingly sharp corners. 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. This means the G7 shares the same panel technology and resolution as the flagship GH4; indeed Panasonic told me the G7 viewfinder was the same as the GH4, although the official specs quote the GH4 magnification as fractionally lower. Both the G100 and the G7 are mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras that are equipped with a Four Thirds sensor. The camera was set to 1600 ISO, the Standard Photo profile (0, 0, 0, 0) and the Luminance Level of 16-255. To do so you’ll first need to sign-up for Panasonic’s Lumix Club and grant it permission to post on your behalf – so when sharing to, say, Twitter, the camera sends the image via the Lumix Club. Panasonic even lets you tap the screen to configure the AF area when you’re composing through the viewfinder, a job that’s easiest to do with the screen flipped-out to the side. The new 4K Photo feature allows you to crop individual frames from 4K video footage, so it no longer matters if you didn't press the shutter at quite the right time. Anybody know if that's correct? Burst shooting has accelerated to 8fps or 6fps with continuous AF, versus 7 or 5fps on the earlier G6. Lumix DMC-G7: With sophisticated ... superb controls and 4K video capture, the Panasonic G7 packs a serious punch. The camera was set to 200 ISO, the Standard Photo profile (0, 0, 0, 0) and the Luminance Level of 16-255. 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. Panasonic’s engineers have worked hard to profile the out-of-focus characteristics of Lumix lenses to better guess where to focus and when to stop, but while this ‘Depth by Defocus’ process is indeed faster than older Lumix G bodies, there’s still visible hunting. Like its predecessor the G7 offers a generous grip with plenty to wrap your fingers around – indeed much more than most mirrorless cameras of its class. 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. At its widest, the lens vignette's very slightly in 4:3 photo mode due to the small image circle of the lens. Nikon Z TC-1.4x TC-2.0x teleconverter review. In each case you can use the touch-screen to reposition AF areas or select subjects, a feature that I really miss on cameras which neglect to offer touch-screens. GH4 4k UHD crop indicated by inner edge. The GH4 has a 2.4 4K crop while the G7 and GX85 has a 2.2 4K crop. Above: Download the original file (Registered members of Vimeo only). 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. It all adds up to one of the best-featured mid-range cameras around, but does it make it one of the best in practice? Now let’s see how the G7’s coverage for 4k compares to the GH4, again when both are fitted with the same 25mm f1.4 lens. The one introducing 4K to everyone. Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users. This in turn can’t help but reduce the success rate when shooting in Continuous AF, especially as the subject moves more quickly. 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. 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). Again the crops are from the middle of the frame and shown here at 100%. 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. I did some calcs based on the info given and if I did it right, it seems to be about 2.144. Of the competition, the best mirrorless cameras I’ve tested for effective continuous AF at high burst speeds are Sony’s A6000 and A5100, but it’s important to mention neither of them offer Single AF that’s as quick or that works in as low light as the G7. This is roughly the same as Sony quotes for the A6000 but falls short of the 440 or 820 shots per charge that Canon and Nikon quote for their EOS 750D / T6i and D5500 respectively, although remember that’s when using their optical viewfinders; switch them into Live View and their batteries are depleted much faster. Interestingly the GH4 wasn’t immune to this effect, and while it suffered a little less than the G7, it really was only by a small amount in this particular composition. Note the minor crop incurred when the camera assembles the images itself. Like earlier models, Panasonic makes good use of the touch-sensitive capabilities of the screen. There’s also built-in Wifi for wireless communications which I’ll discuss later in the review. Find out in my in-depth review where I’ve compared its quality and handling against rival mirrorless and DSLR cameras, paying particular attention to differences with the flagship Lumix GH4! Most mirrorless cameras feature an APS-C or full frame sensor, but the Lumix G9 gets a micro four thirds sensor. It allows V-log L video recording in 4K and comes with a 4K 24/30P video capture feature and a 12-stop dynamic range. There’s a hotshoe for external flashguns. 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. Tapping the screen also pops-out a tray of controls, allowing you to silently adjust the aperture, shutter speed, ISO, exposure compensation or microphone level all while filming, depending on the mode. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 and the Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 are two digital cameras that were revealed to the public, respectively, in May 2015 and November 2017. 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. Above: Download the original file (Registered members of Vimeo only). I also have a version filmed with the 14-42mm kit zoom at 42mm f5.6. Can I edit a 4k frame taken from a Lumix G7 after the fact? To further illustrate the differences in coverage for video, here’s two screengrabs from the G7 fitted with the 25mm f1.4 lens for 4k UHD on the left and 1080p on the right; it’s clear how filming in 1080p captures broader coverage. Here’s one I filmed of a tasty Thali lunch at Brighton’s Chilli Pickle restaurant, composed of 1200 frames at one second intervals and encoded at 25fps – so a 20 minute period compressed into 48 seconds. See my Lumix G7 CAF 14-42mm movie. Panasonic G100 vs G7. Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 : Tests and Reviews Specifications COMPARISON SELECTION (3 selected items max.) The touchscreen is well-used for movies: it’s possible to tap to pull-focus between subjects when filming, either automatically if Continuous AF is enabled, or as soon as you half-press the shutter release if it’s disabled. Sample movie filmed with the Panasonic Lumix G7 in its 4k UHD / 25p mode. The camera focuses quickly and confidently even if the AF area is dialed-down to its smallest size, and impressively in very low light too. 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. 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. I ended up using the Burst mode more often than not. On the other hand, Panasonic G7 has a 16.0MP Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm ) sized CMOS sensor . I’d expected to recommend the GH4 in this situation, but was surprised to find them very close in quality. 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? I also wanted to see how much more detail was possible with 4k compared to 1080p, but to put them on a level playing field I also needed them to start off capturing exactly the same field of view. 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. I also have a version filmed in 1080 / 25p – see my Lumix G7 low light 1080p movie. I filmed some comparisons and measured the original crop for 4k on the G7 as around 4120×2318 pixels. 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. 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. Sample movie filmed with the Panasonic Lumix G7 in its 4k UHD / 25p mode. At this point many of you may be wondering how the G7 compares to the flagship GH4 for video. Above: Panasonic Lumix G7 coverage for 4k video. Above: 4K UHDÂ video coverage with 25mm lens, Lumix G7Â (left) and Lumix GH4Â (right). But it’s also surprisingly useful for portraits, especially of kids, where an expression can change between frames. Alternatively you can choose the Stop Motion option which relies on you pressing the shutter for each frame when you’re ready – great for making films with toys. 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). Above: Panasonic Lumix G7 coverage for 4k video. That said, I actually managed comfortably more than 360 shots from the G7: on one charge I shot 345 images with the mechanical shutter, along with a further 1800 using the electronic shutter across two Timelapse sequences, not to mention several minutes worth of 4k and 1080p video. Fitted with a UHS-1 card and with the camera set to capture Fine JPEGs only with AFS, I fired-off 87 frames in 9.81 seconds for a rate of 8.9fps, after which the camera slowed its speed. Above: Lumix G7 Expressive effect (left) and Retro effect (right), Above: Lumix G7 Dynamic MonoÂ effect (left) and Silky MonoÂ effect (right), Above: Lumix G7 Cross ProcessÂ effect (left) and Toy PopÂ effect (right). 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. Below left is the G7 and below right is the GH4, both filming in 4k UHD. The Lumix G7 is equipped with a lens mount that’s compatible with the Micro Four Thirds standard. In this clip I tested the continuous AF capabilities of the camera by pointing it between near and far subjects. I used a large Panasonic 4k TV and played the respective clips via a laptop connected over HDMI. This uses the accelerometer in your phone to trigger the shutter remotely as you jump in the air. Above:Â 1/10000, f1.7, 200 ISO, 42.5mm (85mm equiv), Above:Â 1/16000, f1.4, 200 ISO, 25mm (50mm equiv). One of the other highlights of shooting with a single-digit G-series camera is the fully-articulated touch-screen that can flip and twist to any angle. The new 4K Photo feature allows you to crop individual frames from 4K video footage, so it no longer matters if you didn't press the shutter at quite the right time. The lens was the Lumix Leica 25mm f1.4, set to f1.4 in Manual Movie mode. Thanks in advance! First test of the Panasonic G7 4K video and I'm really impressed! 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 do however feel Panasonic could have made its various buttons larger or travel further. Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85 16.00 MP Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera with 14-42mm Lens (Black) 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. Having reviewed the 24MP S1, we are progressing with the S1R and have taken a preliminary look at its video capabilities. The maximum recording time on all models, whether in Europe or not is 29:59. So in single AF with JPEGs, the G7’s burst shooting slightly exceeded the specifications and in continuous AF it was slightly slower. 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. Together with the use of a new solid magnesium front panel, shutter shock is reduced by approximately 90% compared with the LUMIX G7. Whether you’re shooting cityscapes at night or exploiting the excellent face and eye detection to capture events, the G7’s AF system feels very confident. 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. Above: Download the original file (Registered members of Vimeo only). I’ll cover each in turn. Panasonic Lumix G9 Review Wrap Up. The 4k footage also responds well to down-sampling to 1080p, and I’d recommend trying it out. PANASONIC Lumix G7 4K Digital Mirrorless Camera Bundle with Lumix G Vario 14-42mm and 45-150mm Lenses, 16MP, 3-Inch Touch LCD, DMC-G7WK (USA Black) $597.99 Get the deal Hi there posted this on the Lumix subreddit, but then I found this one and thought it might be better here: The g7 handles 4k a bit differently than the GH4, in that it grabs a wider FOV, and then downsamples to 4k resolution. It was overexposed because I went out into the sunlight from a dark concert room. You can also use the app to copy videos to your phone, although only up to 1080p quality. Looking at the screengrabs, there’s little if anything to choose between the two bodies. 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. The 8-megapixel image is a crop … Being the more advanced video camera of the two, the GH5 comes with three picture profiles: Cine-Like D, Cine-Like V and the Like 709 profile for compatibility with HDTV. Above: Download the original file (Registered members of Vimeo only). Panasonic lumix g7 4k digital camera, with lumix g vario 14-42mm mega o.I.S. Panasonic Lumix G7 final verdict. Menawarkan fleksibilitas recording yang sebenarnya, Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 Kit 14-42mm F/3.5-5.6 OIS adalah kamera mirrorless hybrid sejati yang memadukan video 4K UHD dengan kemampuan pengambilan gambar yang canggih serta kemampuan burst. JPEGs can be copied onto the phone over Wifi, but not RAW files. Panasonic LUMIX G7 price in India starts at Rs. Equally there’ll be other situations when the difference will reduce or even disappear. This would seem like a fantastic result for the G7, but it’s important to also compare the actual moving footage on a native 4k display. To trigger a Timelapse you’ll need to turn the dedicated Drive mode dial to the final option. On the GH4, the 4k modes simply took 3840×2160 or 4096×2160 crops (for UHD or Cinema 4k respectively) direct from the middle of the sensor and recorded them without scaling. 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. Above: Download the original file (Registered members of Vimeo only). This section is not written yet. The video resolutions include VGA, 720p, 1080p (at up to 50p / 60p) and even 4k (at 24 or 25 or 30p depending on region). Moving on, the G7 is equipped with Wifi for wireless image transfer and remote control with Andoid and iOS smartphones. It’s an important capability that makes the G7 very usable across a wide range of lighting conditions. Since they were crops, there was a reduction in the field of view, but since there was also no scaling, there was minimal moire to worry about. I know the GH4 is 2.3 in 4k. For 4K video, however, the Lumix G7 is mighty impressive at this level. Above: Lumix G7 14-42mmÂ kit zoom coverage at 14mmÂ (left) and 42mmÂ (right). Once you’ve captured the desired number of frames, the camera offers to encode them into a movie; if preferred you can trigger this process during playback later. Lumix DMC-G7: With sophisticated ... superb controls and 4K video capture, the Panasonic G7 packs a serious punch. Just in case anybody was looking in to these. 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