New Panasonic Lumix GF7- A Perfect Camera for Selfie Loversby Abhishek P February 23, 2015 0 comments
Why need a camera when your smartphone lets you take a perfect selfie? No doubt, you probably won’t need one. But, what if the camera is specifically meant for selfie lovers? Recently, Panasonic launched the Lumix GF7, a camera with an automatic selfie mode, featuring a 16MP MOS sensor. Still not impressed? Well, there a lot more to it. Just hang in there.
With an intention to keep up with the modern-day smartphones, digital camera makers have adopted features such as a built-in wi-fi, touchscreen controls and pre-installed software applications for photo-effects. And that’s exactly what the new Panasonic Lumix GF7 plans to offer – a little bit of everything, with automatic selfie mode turning out to be an added bonus.
The GF7 sports a 3-inch touch display that can flip 180 degree letting you take a perfect selfie. The camera automatically enters the selfie mode when the screen is flipped up. It comes with the face shutter that shoots a photo when you wave your hand. The camera also features a buddy shutter mode which fires a shot when you squeeze in together with your buddy.
What’s more interestingly is fact that the Lumix GF7 comes with something known as a “Jump Snap” mode which goes ‘click’ once you have reached the apex of your jump. And off course, it has a built-in Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity that lets you pair it up with your smartphone.
The Lumix GF7 is capable of taking up to 6 selfies per second with autofocus mode enabled. Turn the mode off and you get 40 selfies but at a comparatively lower resolution.
The camera can record videos at 1080p/60fps in MP4 or AVCHD format. It also lets you transit between focus points while recording a video.
Here is a quick comparison of the GF7 with 2 others that seem to walk hand-in-hand in terms of features:
|Specifications||Panasonic Lumix GF7||Olympus PEN E-PL7||Sony Alpha A5100|
|Sensor||16 MP Live MOS||16.1 MP Live MOS||24.3MP Exmor HD CMOS|
|Maximum best-quality recording time||29.59 minutes||22 minutes||29 minutes|
So, should you go for it?
Now, if you are looking for a heavy-duty DSLR, the Lumix GF7 might not be the right choice for you. However, if you are someone who loves capturing a few good moments here and there, you can surely bet your money on this one.
In terms of design, the camera definitely won’t disappoint you. Above all, it is much lighter compared to the other models built with similar specifications.
The Panasonic Lumix GF7 is priced at $600 in the U.S. which should probably cost somewhere around Rs. 37000. However, there is no word yet on its pricing in India.
With all that being said, the GF7 truly turns out to be a perfect pick for those in search of a camera meant for a perfect high-quality selfie.