Cheap Photo: The Versatile Panasonic G7 Two Lens Kit Is Just $497.99

If you’re looking for an affordable yet powerful camera for stills and video, the Panasonic G7 is a bargain.

The holiday deals are rolling in thick and fast, and the latest one involves the Panasonic G7. This Micro Four Thirds camera is the perfect starter camera, but don’t be fooled into thinking it’s suitable only for beginners. For just $497.99, you’ll get the Panasonic G7 with two lenses (the 14-42mm and the 45-150mm), and a large accessory kit that includes a tripod, a mic, an extra battery, and an SD card. Find out more about the camera and this great deal after the break. Continue reading…

First Impressions: Panasonic G7

Chris Gampat the Phoblographer Panasonic G7 first impressions images (1 of 7)ISO 4001-80 sec at f - 2.8

It seems like Micro Four Thirds cameras are never really big secrets; at least that’s what Four Thirds rumors seemed to have right on point with the Panasonic G7. This is the company’s latest camera in their G series and is targeted at enthusiasts by combining the best of come of their other cameras and putting it all into this one. The G7 has the sensor of the GF7 and the processor of the GH4, shoots 4K video, and has improved autofocus performance that Panasonic claims works down to -4 EV.

We put a big emphasis on the word claims there; especially since we spent less than five minutes with the prototype that we handled at the company’s headquarters. The big feature that Panasonic seems to be pushing is the new 4K Photo mode that essentially just snaps full 4K video sized photos.

Providing this camera really can perform like this, it’s bound to win awards and drop jaws–but this camera still has some weird ergonomics.

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