• 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

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs tilt-only
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Higher effective ISO
    812 vs 718 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • Longer battery life
    More info 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
  • 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

  • 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
  • Built-in 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

  • Built-in 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
  • $675
  • 4/3
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Fast startup
  • $505
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Panasonic GX7
Olympus E-M5
  • $515
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $505
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Higher effective ISO

Compared to Panasonic G5

Panasonic GH3
Panasonic G5
  • $675
  • 4/3
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Fast startup
  • $390
  • 4/3
  • Higher-res screen
Panasonic GX7
Panasonic G5
  • $515
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Fast startup
  • $390
  • 4/3

Compared to Panasonic G6

Panasonic GH3
Panasonic G6
  • $675
  • 4/3
  • Higher effective ISO
  • Longer battery life
  • $504
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
Panasonic GX7
Panasonic G6
  • $515
  • 4/3
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Higher effective ISO
  • $504
  • 4/3
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Less expensive

Compared to Olympus E-M1

Panasonic GH3
Olympus E-M1
  • $675
  • 4/3
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Less expensive
  • $1267
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Panasonic GX7
Olympus E-M1
  • $515
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $1267
  • 4/3
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • External Mic Jack

Compared to Olympus E-M10

Panasonic GH3
Olympus E-M10
  • $675
  • 4/3
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Less expensive
  • $596
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Panasonic GX7
Olympus E-M10
  • $515
  • 4/3
  • Fast startup
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $596
  • 4/3
  • Higher effective ISO
  • Bigger RAW buffer
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