The DMC-GX7 realizes high-quality image recording with real-to-life details through excellent resolution image rendering and color reproduction. Panasonic developed new 16.00-megapixel Digital Live MOS Sensor that achieves both higher resolution and higher sensitivity image recording with less noise in comparison with the predecessor DMC-GX1. The Venus Engine features its advanced noise reduction systems which make it possible to remove large block of noise which was formally hard to detect and helps produce clear, smooth image especially for the nighttime scenery.
The combination of the new Live MOS Sensor and the Venus Engine achieves max. ISO25600.
The LUMIX G adopts Contrast AF for its focus system. Compared with the Phase difference system AF, the Contrast AF boasts higher accuracy especially in shooting with bright lens with small F value. The DMC-GX7 also features high-speed Light Speed AF, making it possible to capture even the fast-moving subject clearly. The camera and the lens exchange the digital signal at max. 240 fps to minimize the time to focus.
The Low Light AF is incorporated making it possible to set focus on the subject more precisely in such as moonlight even without AF assist lamp. It further enhances the performance to work in -4EV lower lit situations, which is as dark as starry sky with no other light source.
The usability of Pinpoint AF is improved by allowing you to set magnification from 3x to 10x enlargement by 0.1x step. Picture-in-picture display is available from 3x to 6x while the frame size can be selectable seamlessly from 1/80 to 1/24, which enables you to set precise focus on the target point while seeing the whole image composition.
* Requires presetting: [AF/AE Lock] > [AF-ON] in custom menu.
Full-area focusing makes it possible to set focus on any point in the field of view. Frame composition is free and intuitive combining the touch-screen operation.
The AFF (AF Flexible) locks on the focus when shutter button is half-pressed, however, if the subject moves, the focusing is reset to get the best results.
* In 1-area-focusing AF mode.
Panasonic has been integrating POWER O.I.S. / MEGA O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) in the digital interchangeable lenses to suppress blur caused by hand-shake. To further enhance usability, the DMC-GX7 incorporates Optical Image Stabilizer in the camera body which works as effectively as the MEGA O.I.S. for the first time in LUMIX DSLM cameras. Not only the digital interchangeable lenses without image stabilizer but also classic lenses can be mounted to enjoy blur-free photography.
For more practical control over focusing, the DMC-GX7 incorporates Focus Peaking function that shows the peak of focus in MF and AF+MF mode. You can see the peaking of focus while monitoring the subject in live view. It can be set to HIGH/LOW/OFF and the color can also be changed to blue, white or orange according to the color of the shooting scene during live view.
You can take advantage of this function when controlling the camera with smartphone / tablet via Wi-Fi® in both photo / video recording.
The Live View function is advanced digitally making it possible to adjust highlight / shadow separately with the front/rear dial. 3 patterns of settings can be customized in addition to 3 patterns of preset.
This mode switches shutter from mechanical to electronic and turns all sound (AF, operation) off while suppress emission of AF assist lamp and flash with just a single setting for special shooting occasions.
Several still images consecutively shot at different exposure levels are overlaid to produce a single composite picture without whiteout (over-exposure) or blackout (under-exposure).
The Touch AE (Auto Exposure) function lets you set the appropriate exposure by simply tapping the subject displayed on the monitor.