• 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25,600
  • APS-C 368.2mm2
  • 16.3 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 6400

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Differences

Panasonic GX7 advantages over Fujifilm X-T1

  • Lens selection
    Excellent vs Good
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Less expensive
    $548 vs $1699
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Fast startup
    ~0.90 vs 1.4 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Select your focus point more intuitively.
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/320 vs 1/180 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Lighter weight
    532g vs 771g
    Lighter weight
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 30 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

Fujifilm X-T1 advantages over Panasonic GX7

  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 4/3
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 4.82 vs 3.77 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    23 vs 10 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Doesn't require an AA filter
    Yes vs No
    A unique sensor design provides sharp photos without moiré
  • Faster RAW shooting
    8.2 fps vs 5.0 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Higher extended ISO
    51200 vs 25600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility
  • Faster shutter
    1/32000 vs 1/8000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tiltable Screen
    Both provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-camera panoramas
    Both provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • 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
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • 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

  • 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

  • Excellent image quality; Solid, weather-sealed body; Retro design that actually makes sense in a digital camera; Very low viewfinder lag for single-servo shooting; Fast burst shooting with great buffer depths; In-camera Wi-Fi connectivity

  • Exposure compensation dial is easily bumped; Four-way controller buttons are hard to press; Significant viewfinder lag for burst shooting; No raw files above ISO 6,400; Default settings strongly limit JPEG dynamic range

The Competition

Compared to Panasonic G3

Panasonic GX7
Panasonic G3
  • $498
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Fast startup
  • $700
  • 4/3
Fujifilm X-T1
Panasonic G3
  • $1219
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $700
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Fujifilm X-E1

Panasonic GX7
Fujifilm X-E1
  • $498
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Lens selection
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Fujifilm X-T1
Fujifilm X-E1
  • $1219
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Fast startup
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Internal flash

Compared to Panasonic G6

Panasonic GX7
Panasonic G6
  • $498
  • 4/3
  • In-camera panoramas
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $497
  • 4/3
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • External Mic Jack
Fujifilm X-T1
Panasonic G6
  • $1219
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $497
  • 4/3
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Less expensive

Compared to Samsung Galaxy NX

Panasonic GX7
Samsung Galaxy NX
  • $498
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Lens selection
  • $1026
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Higher effective ISO
Fujifilm X-T1
Samsung Galaxy NX
  • $1219
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $1026
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Olympus E-M10

Panasonic GX7
Olympus E-M10
  • $498
  • 4/3
  • Fast startup
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $587
  • 4/3
  • Higher effective ISO
  • Newer
Fujifilm X-T1
Olympus E-M10
  • $1219
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $587
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
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