• 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 12800
  • 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25600

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Advantages

Panasonic GH3 over Panasonic GX7

  • External Mic
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    Unlimited vs 13 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (single-shot mode)

Panasonic GX7 over Panasonic GH3

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • 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
  • Newer
    15 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

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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 Nikon V2

Panasonic GH3
Nikon V2
  • $698
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $598
  • 1 inch
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • Higher-res screen
Panasonic GX7
Nikon V2
  • $484
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection
  • $598
  • 1 inch
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • Less shutter lag

Compared to Panasonic G6

Panasonic GH3
Panasonic G6
  • $698
  • 4/3
  • Headphone jack
  • Slow-motion videos
  • $498
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Higher-res screen
Panasonic GX7
Panasonic G6
  • $484
  • 4/3
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Higher max flash sync
  • $498
  • 4/3
  • External Mic

Compared to Samsung Galaxy NX

Panasonic GH3
Samsung Galaxy NX
  • $698
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $1019
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Panasonic GX7
Samsung Galaxy NX
  • $484
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $1019
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • GPS

Compared to Olympus E-M10

Panasonic GH3
Olympus E-M10
  • $698
  • 4/3
  • Fast startup
  • Longer battery life
  • $599
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Panasonic GX7
Olympus E-M10
  • $484
  • 4/3
  • Fast startup
  • 60p
  • $599
  • 4/3
  • Bigger RAW buffer

Compared to Sony A6000

Panasonic GH3
Sony A6000
  • $698
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
  • $448
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Panasonic GX7
Sony A6000
  • $484
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
  • $448
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • On-sensor phase detect
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