I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Influence Central for Panasonic. I received product samples as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.

Summer is for being on the go! Capture memories this summer with the Panasonic Lumix G7 with 4K ultra HD capabilities so you will never miss a moment again.

One of the first major purchases my husband and I made after our daughter was born was a camera.  Before then a camera wasn’t really all that important to us.  But moms are usually the Chief Memory Keeping Officers of our families and like most new moms, I used that camera on a daily basis.  Another kid and a few years later I upgraded to a DSLR camera and rarely took it out of the house. While the DSLR takes amazing photos, it’s really heavy, clunky and bulky.  It’s not exactly the best camera for trying to catch photos of kids on the move while juggling strollers, diaper bags, and purses.

Miles Close Up

I am really excited to be a Panasonic Lumix Ambassador and to share my experiences with the Panasonic Lumix G7 camera over the next few months.   So what makes the Lumix different? The Lumix  is DSLM (M= Mirrorless) image quality camera without the bulk and weight of traditional DSLRs.  This camera is light! I barely even notice it in my bag unlike my DSLR which feels like I’m carrying another kid around.

Casting

The Lumix uses 4K Ultra HD Video taken at up to 30 frames-per-second. Basically when you take a photo, the camera takes a min video making it easy to catch your kids on the move. Then you can go through and extract 8-megapixel still images from the video.  This is perfect for toddlers who absolutely refuse to sit still for photos.  I took the photo above of my daughter casting out her line while fishing using the 4K setting. I extracted this frame out of the video.  She wasn’t standing still waiting for me to take the photo. I was able to capture the moment as it happened and then pick out a frame I liked.

Fishing Trip

Probably one of the biggest downfalls to using a camera and not your phone to take photos is the ability to share the photos.  You take photos on your DSLR and then you have to download them to your computer and upload them to your social media. All the while your mother is driving you crazy asking for more photos of her grandkids.  The Lumix, however, has bulit in Wi-Fi so  you can share photos instantly via an app on your phone.  This is probably my favorite feature of the Lumix.  I can take high quality photos and still share them quickly and easily online.

Fishing with kids

But how are the photos? Amazing! We took our kids fishing one morning this summer and I took the Lumix with us to test it out.  Fishing is a fairly stationary past time, but they kids were casting and moving to find a better fishing spot. I love the photos I was able to capture.

Geese

Aside from fish, we also ran in to a lot of geese and other water fowl.  I captured quite a few shots of the birds that day, too.

Peacock

The park we visited also has peacocks. Unlike the geese who chased us down for food, the peacocks ran from us as we approached. I used the 4K to capture a video and extract stills.  I love this one I was able to extract as this male peacock high tailed it away from us.

B & W Fishing

The Lumix also has a number of photo effects you can use.  The one of my son squatting above was taken with an old fashioned filter. I loved how this black and white photo turned out.

I’ll be using the Lumix to capture my family’s memories over the next 4 months.  Make sure to check back to find out more about the Lumix and see what we’ve been up to.

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