Reddit Reddit reviews Panasonic Lumix G7 4K Digital Camera, with Lumix G VARIO 14-42mm Mega O.I.S. Lens, 16 Megapixel Mirrorless Camera, 3-Inch LCD, DMC-G7KK (Black)

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Panasonic Lumix G7 4K Digital Camera, with Lumix G VARIO 14-42mm Mega O.I.S. Lens, 16 Megapixel Mirrorless Camera, 3-Inch LCD, DMC-G7KK (Black)
4K video Capture: 4K QFHD video recording (3840 x 2160) with three unique 4K ultra HD video pause and save 4K photo modes extracts individual high resolution Photos from 4K ultra HD video filmed at 30 frames per second to capture split second momentsIntuitive Controls: Easily control aperture and shutter settings with the front and rear dials while making White balance and ISO adjustments on the fly; Assign favorite settings to any of the six function buttons (six on body, five on menu)High Resolution Viewfinder & LCD Display: High resolution (2,360K dot) OLED live view finder and rear touch Enabled 3 inch tilt/swivel LCD display (1,040 dot) are clear even in bright sunlight. Diagonal Angle of View: 75°(W)~29°(T)Connectivity & Ports: 3.5 millimeter external mic port, 2.5 millimeter remote port, USB 2.0 and micro HDMI Type D; Compatible with newer BUS Class UHS I/UHS II SDXC/SDHC SD cards capable of storing high resolution 4K videosProfessional photo & video: Performance: 16 megapixel micro four thirds sensor with no low pass filter to confidently capture sharp images with a high dynamic range and artifact free performance; Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11b/g/n, 2412 MHz 2462 MHz (1 11 ch), Wi Fi / WPA / WPA2, Infrastructure mode
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34 Reddit comments about Panasonic Lumix G7 4K Digital Camera, with Lumix G VARIO 14-42mm Mega O.I.S. Lens, 16 Megapixel Mirrorless Camera, 3-Inch LCD, DMC-G7KK (Black):

u/HybridCamRev · 14 pointsr/videography

/u/Kavazer - with a $700 budget, the best camera you can buy for cinematic narrative and vlogging would be a [Panasonic G7 with the kit lens for $697.99 (on sale, as of this post)] (

No other large sensor, interchangeable lens camera in this price range will give you 4K resolution, 1080/60p slow motion and image quality that looks like this:


u/kabbage123 · 11 pointsr/videography

I'd strongly consider the Panasonic G7. Swivel screen, 4k, and 3.5mm audio jack will make it a very versatile camera for vlogging/travel videos... as well as short films.

u/masondaugherty · 5 pointsr/videography

I know it's been stereotypical to jerk off to the Panasonic G7, but after using it for two years as both a dedicated video and photo camera I've became extremely comfortable using it and can vouch for its superiority. This is the first camera I recommend to family and friends, and at $500 nothing can compare to it.

I'd recommend with the spare cash picking up the 25mm f1.7, its fabulous for the price and produces some amazing results.

Heres my website if you want to check out what I've done with the camera.

u/i_enjoy_lemonade · 5 pointsr/videography

Alright, I guess I'll be "that guy" since one of us has to.

OP, those camcorders are solid. However, as a videographer, I do all of my filming on a Panasonic Lumix G7. You can get one for $600 on Amazon. If you're willing to spend a bit more, you can spring for either the newer Lumix G85 or the GH4 which can be found for around $1200.

These cameras are much more suitable for videography, here's why:

  • Interchangeable lenses. This is huge. As you continue to improve your craft, you will begin to learn about using different lenses to achieve the "look" you're aiming for. You can't change lenses on a camcorder.

  • Removable media. They uses SD cards, whereas some of those camcorders have built-in hard drives. That's fine, but if you ever find yourself "running and gunning" as I do, you will need to use multiple SD cards.

    Here are some of the images you can achieve with the Lumix G7.

    As far as audio goes, I use the Rode VideoMic Go. It's not too glorious, but it gets the job done.

    It should also go without saying that yes, these things take monster still photos as well.

    I personally edit on a Late 2016 MacBook Pro with the 2.6 GHz Intel i7 and Radeon Pro 460 graphics. You will be just fine editing on something much cheaper, like a Mac Mini or iMac.

    If you're looking for something cheaper, check out Apple's Refurbished Mac store. There also is always /r/buildapc. You could build a monster editing PC for ~$800.
u/CallMeByYourDogsName · 5 pointsr/videography

I’m gonna go against the grain here and say that there are plenty of cameras you could’ve gotten that are better for video than the t7i. Not to say that you shouldn’t have bought it, but I will say that you should’ve done your homework. Don’t be spontaneous with your purchases. I did the same thing as you and bought a cheap camera, because I just wanted anything to get myself started.

Here’s a list of cameras I would buy before buying a t7i:

Panasonic G85 - $700

Panasonic G7 w/kit lens - <$500

Sony A6300 - <$800

Used Panasonic Gh4 - $600? Maybe

If you could save a little, I’d go for the GH5 or the BMPCC 4K or the XT-1, or maybe a used Sony.

There’s so many options out there. I’m not trying to get you down or anything. I just think you can do better for the money. You can probably get great footage from the rebel. It is true that you have to have a good eye for film. But it doesn’t hurt to have some nice machines to help along the way. Good luck, friend.

Edit: I like what one of the people in the comments said. Go shoot your videos. It’s only a waste if you don’t use it.

u/provideocreator · 4 pointsr/videography

A lot of people will start off with the Panasonic G7. It's basically the cheapest 4K interchangeable lens camera you can get right now. The quality of the video is really good, and if has a microphone input if you eventually choose to add one of those to your setup. Using a 4K camera will also help you be a little more accurate with your post production when working with a green screen.

For the green screen and lighting, just start with a backdrop kit. The key to green screen is not necessarily using an expensive kit. What you really need, is consistent lighting across the backdrop, and that kit will be a good start to be able to do that.

u/jam6618 · 4 pointsr/videography

u/pastramiswissrye is totally right in that lights, sound, lenses, and media are all more important than the best camera.

My personal favorite camera in that price range is the Panasonic G7 and a good 12-35 lens. The G7 is like the little brother to the GH4 as it does 4k and just is missing some of the more pro features and is $600 for the camera. The lens is another $600 but you could just use the kit lens and upgrade your lens later.

Continuing with what Pastrami said, you should have good audio, lights, and media storage, in addition to the camera and lens. For audio, the rode videomic pro is a good all-around shotgun mic that you can put on a boom pole for good short film on location sound, however you will need someone to help hold your boom pole.

For lights, a good reflector will help you use the sun as a light when shooting outside on location for a short film. If you are in a studio, this four socket CFL light kit will go a long way to help. I personally use one of them and they are great for the price. Just pop in four cfl bulbs and you are good to go. If you would prefer LED lights which are smaller and don't heat up as much, but are pricer, you can get this LED studio light kit.

On the media storage side of things, you are going to want to pick up a few of these 64GB U3 SD cards for use with your G7 or any other new camera you get. Especially if you plan on shooting in 4K.

If you are going to shoot in 4K, your file sizes are going to go way up and you are definitely going to need to get more hard drive space on your computer. You may even have to upgrade your computer to handle 4K video editing. It all depends on what you have and what you want to do.

On the editing side, I personally use Final Cut Pro X on my Mac. It is $300 but a great piece of editing software, used by pros. If you are on a mac but don't want to spend money, just use iMovie, it will probably do what you need it to do unless you edit in 4K. On the windows side, some people use sony vegas, some people use AVID, some people use premiere pro, there is a bunch of them out there and you kind of just have to choose one. (I have never used any of them)

Like he said, there is no canon r6i. I assume you mean T6i, but you still need to do some more research. I hope this helps!

u/mihirpatel14 · 3 pointsr/PanasonicG7

Good find! FWIW, it's same price on Amazon and a bunch of other retailers. In December I was able to snag it for $498 with a $50 gift card at Adorama. Granted, that was part of the holiday sale.

u/dufflecoat · 3 pointsr/Cameras

> I'm interested in a camera that can shoot 1080p-4k video and possibly have autofocus during video.

There aren't any DSLRs that can shoot 4K in your price range, but the Panasonic G7 mirrorless interchangeable lens camera does and it's a bit of a bargain with great image quality and features:

u/DumbQuestion17 · 3 pointsr/photography


Newbie. I'm looking for a good camera to take good pictures & video of my son.

I've read a bit & watched videos on the G7 and I'm leaning towards it.

There are two versions of it on Amazon and both are on sale for just under $600.

  1. This one is the G7KK:

  2. This one is the G7KS:

    I like the second option because it includes a battery, bag, tripod, exc and I have none of these items.

    Is there a drastic difference between the G7KK & the G7KS?

u/maradonuts · 3 pointsr/photography

The Panasonic G7 can shoot 4k video and it's under $600 right now with the 14-42mm lens.

u/SabishiiFury · 3 pointsr/photography

I'm trying to decide on my first camera (mirrorless), any help would be appreciated. These are the options:

[](Lumix DMC-GX7 - Used (body only) 260 Eur) - some kind of a cheap outlier.

PANASONIC LUMIX G7 4K Mirrorless Camera, with 14-42mm MEGA O.I.S. Lens - 540 eur. The lens included has image stabilization, but I'm still a little bit bummed about it not having any stabilization in the body. My always trembling hands are my worst enemy. But then I'm probably exaggerating, it can't be that bad, can it?

OLYMPUS E-M10II (Silver) + 14-42mm IIR (Silver) 579.99 €

This (and a sony 6000 + some fuji) was the only camera I got to hold and I was blown away by the way it (and sony, fuji really sucked) sat in my hand, it was just perfect and the fact that it felt secure when held by just one hand left a good impression on me. However, I didn't try any of its functions, and I don't know how good is the lens. I am thinking about this and the G7 as my first and cheapest options. The main things that I have for olympus is that I can buy it here from a physical store and the ergonomics. The G7 though I would buy because it has more features (as in my list below), but I have no clue how well it's going to be ergonomics-wise and how well will the lack of in-body stabilization work.

Fujifilm X-T20 Silver+XC 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OIS II Black Lens 790 €

This has APS-C (I don't really know if there's much difference between this and 4/3, but still nice), but doesn't have an in-body stabilizer. And only tilting lcd, and that's it? Wait why am I even considering this...

Panasonic Lumix G85 961€

Things that make me consider Lumix G85:

 - Environmental sealing. I Would absolutely love to use my camera in rain and snow. Or can it be done even if there is no sealing? Neither my phone or headphones had ever had any issues, and they're constantly under pouring rain.

 - Fully articulated display. I don't even know why I want this - I'm not a big selfie fan, and I don't film videos, but just the thought of someday wanting to and already being able to do so with the resources already under my possession makes me feel a tad bit "future proof"... I've never had a "real" camera so I don't know what things I could think of doing with it. What if not having such a screen would limit something I'd want to do at some point, for example taking a picture of something on ground level, or stealth mode?

 - Image stabilizer. I've read that having body stabilization is a lot better than having a lens stabilization, and I myself would feel a little bit more secure knowing that I can buy any lens and not be limited to only those that have inner stabilization.

 - Possibility that there are some new technologies in it that you couldn't find in older models (taking still shots from a 4k video, for example, or

 - Battery saving mode)

It's all good, but is it worth paying twice for all of this? 

Is there something else I might be forgetting right now? I'm leaning towards G7 right now.. I'd probably pick sony a6300 if it only had touch screen (navigating through menu with only buttons has been a pain in the ass in my experience)

I want to use it for travel and occasional portrait/landscape photo

u/bigboiahoy · 3 pointsr/DSLR

I have the Canon 80d and like it. It’s a good well rounder and my only complaint is the low light performance (however the lens could have something to do with this). However I will mention this is $1000. An option I see often (never have used myself) and is cheaper ($500-$900) is the Sony A6000 or the Sony A6300 (or a newer model). These are mirrorless and when you look at the viewfinder and make changes, that is what the image will look like. The A6300 might be more future proof with its 4K video if video is of interest. These would be good photo options from what I can tell (but again take that with a grain of salt since I’ve only used the 80d). If you are interested in more video vs photography another cheaper option would be the Panasonic G7 and is 4K. I cannot speak for Nikon, but they seem like good budget cameras, but may be lacking video wise. But overall the glass will make more of a difference than the camera! Any of these options would be a step up from your smartphone!

Camera links (Amazon)
Sony Alpha a6000

Sony Alpha a6300

Panasonic G7

Canon 77D (80D alternative)

Canon 80D

u/InvisibleJiuJitsu · 3 pointsr/videography

I'd go for a G7 or a G85. Do you need to buy a mic etc too, or you already got one? Amazon referral links included

u/bondjaybond · 2 pointsr/videography

Panasonic G7 - $597.99

u/wheresmywonwon · 2 pointsr/Cameras

Just bought this camera myself but in a bundle with lenses because that's what I wanted. Watch some YouTube videos on Panasonic g7 reviews. Might help.

u/nevermore369 · 2 pointsr/Photography_Gear

70% Video 30% Photo: Lumix G7

70% Photo 30% Video: Used Canon T6i

100% Photo: Used Original Sony A7
Sony 28-70

I have used all of these cameras and this is what I feel would be the best way to get started if any of these ratios are relevant to you. One thing to keep in mind is the 100% photo combo goes a bit out of your budget but it’s the cheapest full frame I could find that isn’t 10+ years old. It may not mean much to you now if you are just getting started but if you use that camera and get used to it over years, you’ll be glad it’s full frame once you start to understand the technical things about photography.

Please ask questions, I love answering them.

u/Liquid_Fire_YT · 2 pointsr/Filmmakers

I'll let someone with more experience in those matters answer the first 2 questions, but I think I can really help you with the third question.

If you don't yet have a camera, I would recommend getting one and spending a few weeks getting really familiar with the manual controls and the exposure triangle. Start by filming everything in sight (Nature, People, Cars going by on the road, etc.) and also watching tons of tutorials about exposure / framing / editing / color grading / etc. on Youtube before attempting to shoot anything with a narrative. This is just my personal opinion, and I'm sure some people will disagree with me, but I've found that process worked for me to get the basics down rock solid so when I wanted to shoot my first 2 minute no budget short film with a narrative, I had a much better idea about what to do with Audio / Lights / Framing and was able to pull it off much better because I knew what I was capable of with the Camera. This is just my 2 cents, feel free to jump head first into making a short film first if that's what you are set on.

Here are a few good tutorial videos:



Recording Audio:

There are plenty of other amazing tutorials on youtube and all over the internet. If you have any questions about filmmaking, chances are there is a detailed youtube video explaining it.

As for the Camera itself, I would highly, HIGHLY recommend the Panasonic G7 Mirrorless camera. You can find it here on Amazon:

I currently use it as a beater camera to shoot Youtube with, but that doesn't mean it's a bad camera at all. It's actually a really amazing little device. It is an amazingly sharp and versatile little camera that packs way more punch than a camera of its size should be able to. It shoots extremely crisp 4K video at 100Mbps, and the little lens it comes with is amazing for an included kit lens. Even if you don't have a 4K monitor or plan on delivering content in 4K, it still really helps due to the increased bitrate of the files and the increased clarity and sharpness of 4K video, so when you downsize it to 1080p, it can look really, really good.

Here is the pansonic G7 operating at its very best:

I would probably recommend not getting a consumer camcorder like the one you posted, due to its fixed non removable lens and possible lack of critical manual controls, but I've never used that camera so I can't speak more than that. In my opinion it would be better to go for a real DSLR or Mirrorless camera for film making instead of a consumer camcorder. I haven't used any of the Canon DSLR cameras for filmmaking, but I'm sure any highly rated ones on Amazon or BHPhotoVideo are just fine.

u/zvoidx · 2 pointsr/Panasonic_G80_G85

Same with the G7 and 25mm F1.7

u/CameraRollSoundSpeed · 2 pointsr/videography

I wholeheartedly recommend the Panasonic G7 in that price range. It's not a camcorder, but it records 1080p video continuously (outside of Europe only by default, see /r/PanasonicG7 for a way to enable unlimited 1080p recording with a European model), has full manual control, and even records in 4k (with a time limit of 30min, again there's a workaround over at /r/PanasonicG7). It's also pretty good in low-light, and usually goes for around $500-600 with a lens included if you shop around. Right now, you don't even need to shop around if you live in the U.S., because it's on sale for $597 from Amazon, B&H, Adorama, and all the big camera stores. This is hands-down the best camera you can get for under $750, and is very well recommended around here.

u/sharkie002 · 2 pointsr/videography

Lumix G7 - $500

Won't find a better camera at that price...

u/[deleted] · 2 pointsr/teenagers

Hey man, last I checked I was the only videographer here so feel free to ask me anything and everything you need to know about videography and also feel free to pm me if you want to see some of my work.

it's very hard to give you a good recommendation for what camera you want with this little information. Mostly because I can recommend you a crappy camera or a good camera or a really good and the price will be the main determining factor. Right off the bat, I can recommend the Panasonic G7 for you as it currently stands as the best bang for your buck video camera out there. (Bummer, just checked and it's not on sale rn, best price is $300 cheaper, $200 cheaper is really common) However, there certainly could be reasons for you to not get the G7, but you would need to elaborate for me to know. Things like brand preference, current knowledge, budget, ease of use wanted, and a whole bunch more things. I will tell you that if you live in the US, or B&H Photo are your best options for buying gear.

Lights really depend on where you're shooting, but it would make things way easier just to not deal with them yet. If needed for artistic ways, you could just use an iphone light or normal flashlight.

The proper term is lav mic, lavalier mic, or lapel mic. They look like this and you should keep in mind that some people don't like the look of a lav mic in the video. There's two types, wired and wireless. Wireless costs like $400+ for just one. Wired ones mean that you either need to plug it into your phone, an audio recorder, or the camera. imo you'll probably want to go with an on camera mic like most youtubers do, but you're gonna need to elaborate on what videos you're making and how you're gonna use your camera.

Green screen is good and easy, the key comes to using the footage properly. In order to fully utilize a green screen's capabilities, you will want to learn how to do chroma keying in Adobe After Effects like I've done in one of my videos. None the less, you can still use a green screen the easy way with iMovie, FCPX, or Premiere.

The only other thing I can currently think of would be a tripod, which you in theory can totally get away with just using a cheap ass $20 tripod, but it won't be the most secure thing and you'll definitely not want to use it to pan or tilt. (You should learn those terms too, just cuz)

If you have an questions, feel free to hmu.

u/tclemstudios · 2 pointsr/videography

I live stream podcasts with multiple angles. Someone recently asked me about all the gear I use to do it so I made a list.

Program - This is the program I use to broadcast. You can stream and record at the same time.


Dummy Battery for cameras

Capture cards - These are used to connect the cameras to the PC

HDMI to MICRO HDMI - capture card to camera

Audio Interface


u/AMBULANCES · 1 pointr/PanasonicG7

I just bought one today for $550 over at /r/hardwareswap. I have been checking prices on this camera and it seems like it dips every now and then with the lowest price being $497 on amazon June 10th, 2017.

Check this for prices ->

Try and find a good deal online or wait till it goes on sale! No need to spend $797 for this camera.

u/Balensee · 1 pointr/videography

Because Panasonic sets the price. They regularly put it on sale for limited periods of time.

Here's the price history. It should go on sale again shortly.

You should set a price alert at CamelCamelCamel to be notified when it changes. Be sure to enter the price (499) into the Amazon box, not the 3rd party box. There is also a 3 year warranty extension from Panasonic, but only when purchased from an authorized reseller like Amazon or B&H. When the price drops at Amazon, it also tends to drop at all other authorized resellers, so you can buy from B&H tax free from all states but NY and NJ.

u/fludy7 · 1 pointr/teenagers

message me for more details, but the best bang for buck pro-type camera is this one when on sale and a cheaper one is basically this one. you could go cheaper but it depends.

u/thenotoriousFIG · 1 pointr/videography

Everyone here loves the Panasonic G7 for a budget camera. But the newer version, the G85, is probably the best image quality in terms of a budget camera.

u/abitipie · 1 pointr/Cameras

Well, there are a bunch of questions to go through before we can narrow it down, though the first and most important is: what is it that you want in a camera that your phone can't provide? Be as specific as you can.

Though if you just want the easy answer, the Panasonic G7 is probably the best all-around interchangeable-lens camera for video and stills below $500.

u/jiqqaman · 1 pointr/PanasonicG7

Amazon also has the 14 - 42mm kit on sale.

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-G7KK DSLM Mirrorless 4K Camera, 14-42 mm Lens Kit (Black)

u/moneybagmeisenheimer · 1 pointr/videography

Panasonic g7 PANASONIC LUMIX G7 4K Mirrorless Camera, with 14-42mm MEGA O.I.S. Lens, 16 Megapixels, 3 Inch Touch LCD, DMC-G7KK (USA BLACK)
does 4K at 30fps and 1080 at 60fps lens for this camera come relatively cheap.
You could easily pick up a nice prime lens PANASONIC LUMIX G Lens, 25MM, F1.7 ASPH, MIRRORLESS Micro Four Thirds, H-H025K (USA Black)
this cost $147
Everything can be found cheaper used on eBay and the kit lens will probably work fine for what your doing.
And you can dabble in photography on your free time with this setup no problem

Edit: does have mic input options for this camera if you wanna bump your sound quality up

u/teenagers_SS · 1 pointr/SubredditSimulator

But, I strongly recommend the Panasonic G7 for you and will be really easy in the comments.

u/rayven1lk · 1 pointr/photography

Hi guys I was looking for a new camera and across these 2 options on Amazon:

PANASONIC LUMIX G7 4K Mirrorless Camera, with 14-42mm MEGA O.I.S. Lens, 16 Megapixels, 3 Inch Touch LCD, DMC-G7KK

Sony Alpha a6000 Mirrorless Digital Camera w/ 16-50mm and 55-210mm Power Zoom Lenses

I usually try to shoot some landscape/wide angle shots and want to also try some portrait stuff with great bokeh. Which one do you think would be more suitable?

Open to other options (including something you may recommend besides kit lens) as well as long as they are mirrorless. Budget is around $800. Thanks.