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Mirrorless photo-video equipment can be a hard and tricky category of products to purchase. Compare to their D-SLR competition there are expensive, distinctive but not always intuitive to operate and their starting evolution was fast and decisive.
|Fujifilm X-E2 is a very attractive model that can be
upgraded and perform almost as the newest XT-1/10
|Panasonic GX7 / 20mm F1.7 at $639US !|
|Olympus EP-3 / 14-42mm: A very fine deal at $399US two years ago!|
Managing cost evolution.
|Olympus OM-D E-M5/14-42mm at $499US !|
|Table Top Wall Stripes|
Digital compact camera offers handling advantages in term of small dimensions and low weight. But because of the multiple function buttons seen on many very diminutive models like the Lumix GM1 or GM5 we have reached a point that the compactness is inducing a lot of involuntary finger touch manipulations. The Panasonic Lumix GX7 can be classified as a mid-size compact camera with interchange lens option. It is not a subcompact (GM5 class) but combined with many Lumix G lenses it stays a small package.
With user experiences you can memorize most of the main function buttons and operating reels. As usual I have found there is too many options available to really mastermind their utility on picture taking situations with fast rate shooting. By keeping it simple you will better optimize your photographic results.
The viewing system that offers a LCD screen and an electronic viewfinder (EVF) is very distinctive of camera design inspired by the ancient rangefinder cameras. It is a compact camera but not as a subcompact or a miniature like the Panasonic Lumix GM5. In that sense the handling of the GX7 is more secure partly because of the larger dimension of the body of the camera. Face strong front day lighting the EVF will generate a more contrast picture that doesn’t really help to evaluate the fine details of your composition. In those cases you have to guess first and check the result over the LCD screen.
The images preserved from the fine quality JPEG file option are generally very exploitable for web uses and mid-sized printout. As usual a basic RAW file will give the full opportunity to more deeply post-treat the taken image. The default contrast rendering is on the high side and you may have to use some of the softer rendering picture taking options to counteract this effect. The color rendering is mainly natural but artificial lightning can generate some misinterpretation of the white balance auto setting function.
|Native JPEG Outdoor color rendering is very accurate|
|Spontaneous close-up photography is easy by using larger aperture prime lenses such as the Panasonic Lumix G 20mm f1.7|
As I have pointed out with many other camera models of the same features like EVF, it is very recommendable to bring extra batteries to prevent abrupt photo session finales.
|BNC Tower over De la Commune, Old-Montreal|
It is a common say in the photo channel to qualify the Panasonic Lumix G 42.5mm F1.7 OIS lens as a “portrait” lens. Mainly because of its narrowed angle of view and its relatively large maximum aperture, the Lumix G 42.5mm (as for the Olympus Zuiko 45mm F1.8 counterpart) is mainly assimilated to that specific subject.