The New Panasonic GF7 Follows the Selfie Trend


Check out the new Panasonic GF7 and say cheese while you’re at it–or just make duck lips because they totally work too. Yes folks, the brand new Panasonic GF7 is the latest entry into the company’s mirrorless interchangeable lens camera lineup and has a big emphasis on taking selfies–like many other cameras as of recent. The GF7 has a big 3 inch touch LCD screen and a 16MP Live MOS sensor. That sensor can record 1080p 60p video, can shoot 5.8 frames per second, and comes with the 12-32mm f3.5-5.6 kit lens.

The camera also shoots at up to ISO 25,600, has dual shutter buttons, built in WiFi, and has a Venus engine processor.

For $599.99, the GF7 can be yours in pink or black. More images and tech specs are after the jump.






Lens Mount Micro Four Thirds
Camera Format Micro Four Thirds (2x Crop Factor)
Pixels Actual: 16.84 Megapixel
Effective: 16.00 Megapixel
Max Resolution 4592 x 3448
Aspect Ratio 1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
Sensor Type / Size MOS, 17.3 x 13.0 mm
File Formats Still Images: JPEG, MPO, RAW
Movies: AVCHD Ver. 2.0, MP4
Audio: AAC, Dolby Digital 2ch
Dust Reduction System Yes
Memory Card Type SD
AV Recording
Video Recording Yes, NTSC
Video Format High Definition
1920 x 1080p / 60 fps (28 Mbps)
1920 x 1080i / 60 fps (17 Mbps)
1920 x 1080i / 30 fps (24 Mbps)
High Definition
1920 x 1080p / 24 fps (24 Mbps)
High Definition
1920 x 1080p / 60 fps (28 Mbps)
1920 x 1080p / 30 fps (20 Mbps)
1280 x 720p / 30 fps (10 Mbps)
Standard Definition
640 x 480p / 30 fps (4 Mbps)
Aspect Ratio 4:3, 16:9
Video Clip Length Up to 40 Minutes
Focus Control
Focus Type Auto & Manual
Focus Mode Continuous-servo AF (C), Flexible (AFF), Manual Focus (M), Single-servo AF (S)
Viewfinder Type None
Display Screen 3″ Rear Screen Tilting Touchscreen LCD (1040)
Screen Coverage 100%
Exposure Control
ISO Sensitivity 200-25600 (Extended Mode: 100-25600)
Shutter Type: Electronic & Mechanical
Speed: 60 – 1/16000 second in  Auto Mode
1/25 – 1/16000 second in  Movie Mode
Metering Method Center-weighted average metering, Multiple, Spot metering
Exposure Modes Modes: Aperture Priority, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
Metering Range: EV 0.0 – EV 18.0
Compensation: -5 EV to +5 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
White Balance Modes Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Daylight, Flash, Incandescent, Shade, White Set 1, White Set 2
Burst Rate Up to 5.8 fps at 16 MP for up to 7 frames
Flash Modes Auto
Auto/Red-eye Reduction
Forced On
Forced On/Red-eye Reduction
Slow Sync
Slow Sync/Red-eye Reduction
Built-in Flash Yes
Guide No. 13.12′ (4 m) ISO100
Flash Compensation -2 EV to +2 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
Continuous Shooting Up to 39 fps
Self Timer 10 seconds, 2 seconds
Number of Shots: 1-3
Interval Recording Yes
Connectivity AV Output, HDMI D (Micro), USB 2.0
Wi-Fi Capable Yes
Software System Requirements Windows: Vista, 7, 8, 8.1
Mac: OS X 10.5 or later
Battery 1x Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 7.2 VDC, 680 mAh
Operating/Storage Temperature Operating
32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Humidity: 10 – 80%
Dimensions (WxHxD) 4.2 x 2.6 x 1.3″ / 10.7 x 6.6 x 3.3 cm
Weight 11.85 oz / 336 g SD card, battery, kit lens installed
Kit Lens
Focal Length 12 – 32mm
Comparable Four Thirds and Micro 4/3 Focal Length: 24 – 64 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/3.5 – 5.6
Minimum: f/22
Angle of View 84° 37′
Minimum Focus Distance 7.87″ (19.99 cm)
Magnification 0.13x
Elements/Groups 8/7
Diaphragm Blades 7
Autofocus Yes
Image Stabilization Yes
Filter Thread Front:37 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.20 x 0.94″ (5.59 x 2.39 cm)
Weight 2.47 oz (70 g)

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