• 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 12,800
  • 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25,600

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Differences

Panasonic GH3 advantages over Panasonic GX7

  • Longer battery life
    540 vs 350 shots
    Capture more photos
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    24 vs 10 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)

Panasonic GX7 advantages over Panasonic GH3

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Higher-res screen
    346k vs 205k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • Thinner
    54 mm vs 82 mm
    Thinner
  • Newer
    20 months vs 2 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/320 vs 1/160 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Faster shutter
    1/8000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Tiltable Screen
    Both provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Select your focus point more intuitively.
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Professional quality video in a compact body; Still image quality ranks with the best mirrorless models and even some prosumer DSLRs; Fast autofocus; Rugged, weatherized camera build; Reasonably priced for its advanced feature set; Large selection of high quality lenses.

  • Not as compact as most mirrorless cameras; Live View not available during high speed bursts; High ISO image quality and dynamic range not quite as good as top APS-C cameras.

  • Sharp retro design and solid build; High resolution, tiltable electronic viewfinder and LCD touchscreen monitor; Competitive still image quality; Very good video quality, recording Full HD at frame rates up to 60p; Fast autofocusing and all-around performance; Robust Wi-Fi and NFC capabilities, including remote shooting when paired with a smart device

  • Weak built-in flash; No external mic or headphone jack for video recording; Some poor results when shooting in Creative Panorama mode

The Competition

Compared to Olympus E-M5

Panasonic GH3
Olympus E-M5
  • $791
  • 4/3
  • Fast startup
  • Wi-Fi
  • $543
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Panasonic GX7
Olympus E-M5
  • $513
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $543
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Wider angle kit lens

Compared to Panasonic GF6

Panasonic GH3
Panasonic GF6
  • $791
  • 4/3
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Longer battery life
  • $415
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • NFC
Panasonic GX7
Panasonic GF6
  • $513
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $415
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner

Compared to Panasonic G6

Panasonic GH3
Panasonic G6
  • $791
  • 4/3
  • Longer battery life
  • Headphone jack
  • $502
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
Panasonic GX7
Panasonic G6
  • $513
  • 4/3
  • In-camera panoramas
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $502
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • External Mic Jack

Compared to Olympus E-M10

Panasonic GH3
Olympus E-M10
  • $791
  • 4/3
  • Fast startup
  • Longer battery life
  • $445
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
Panasonic GX7
Olympus E-M10
  • $513
  • 4/3
  • Fast startup
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $445
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Newer

Compared to Olympus E-PL7

Panasonic GH3
Olympus E-PL7
  • $791
  • 4/3
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Longer battery life
  • $494
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup
Panasonic GX7
Olympus E-PL7
  • $513
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $494
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup
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