• 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25600
  • 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 14.2 megapixels
  • ISO 160 - 6400

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Advantages

Panasonic GX7 over Nikon V2

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Lens selection
    Excellent vs Limited
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Larger sensor
    4/3 vs 1 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Fast startup
    0.90 vs 2.10 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 3.77 vs 2.86 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Love or hate them, they can be useful
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Newer
    14 months vs 2 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • 24p
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Longer shutter
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Nikon V2 over Panasonic GX7

  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Might improve live view and video AF performance
  • Less shutter lag
    0.072 vs 0.192 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • 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)
  • Faster shutter
    1/16000 vs 1/8000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

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

The Competition

Compared to Sony NEX-5R

Panasonic GX7
Sony NEX-5R
  • $698
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $394
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Nikon V2
Sony NEX-5R
  • $772
  • 1 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Higher max flash sync
  • $394
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection

Compared to Panasonic G6

Panasonic GX7
Panasonic G6
  • $698
  • 4/3
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Higher max flash sync
  • $648
  • 4/3
  • External Mic
Nikon V2
Panasonic G6
  • $772
  • 1 inch
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • Higher max flash sync
  • $648
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection

Compared to Olympus E-M10

Panasonic GX7
Olympus E-M10
  • $698
  • 4/3
  • Fast startup
  • 60p
  • $699
  • 4/3
  • Bigger RAW buffer
Nikon V2
Olympus E-M10
  • $772
  • 1 inch
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • 60p
  • $699
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection

Compared to Sony A6000

Panasonic GX7
Sony A6000
  • $698
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
  • $548
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • On-sensor phase detect
Nikon V2
Sony A6000
  • $772
  • 1 inch
  • Higher max flash sync
  • Less shutter lag
  • $548
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection

Compared to Nikon V3

Panasonic GX7
Nikon V3
  • $698
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection
  • $1197
  • 1 inch
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • External Mic
Nikon V2
Nikon V3
  • $772
  • 1 inch
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • Bigger RAW buffer
  • $1197
  • 1 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Touchscreen
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