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

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Differences

Panasonic GX7 advantages over Olympus E-M10

  • Fast startup
    ~0.90 vs 1.3 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • More viewfinder magnification
    0.70x vs 0.58x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 19 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/8000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Olympus E-M10 advantages over Panasonic GX7

  • Higher effective ISO
    884 vs 718 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • Newer
    16 months vs 2 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    15 vs 10 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    8.1 fps vs 5.0 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode

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
  • 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
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • 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

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • 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
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • 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

  • Great image quality especially from RAW files; Excellent dynamic range for a Four Thirds sensor; Very good high ISO performance; Realistic colors and excellent hue accuracy; Built-in Wi-Fi with remote control and sharing features; Improved HD video; Lightweight and very portable; Built-in pop-up flash; Minimal EVF lag time.

  • Contrast-Detect AF struggles with small and low-contrast subjects; Mediocre battery life; No external microphone or headphone jack; Mediocre burst speed with continuous AF; No weather sealing; Heavy-handed high ISO noise reduction.

The Competition

Compared to Panasonic G3

Panasonic GX7
Panasonic G3
  • $543
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Fast startup
  • $700
  • 4/3
Olympus E-M10
Panasonic G3
  • $493
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $700
  • 4/3
  • Shoots 60p video
  • More viewfinder magnification

Compared to Panasonic G5

Panasonic GX7
Panasonic G5
  • $543
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Fast startup
  • $457
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
Olympus E-M10
Panasonic G5
  • $493
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $457
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Shoots 60p video

Compared to Panasonic GF6

Panasonic GX7
Panasonic GF6
  • $543
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $446
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner
Olympus E-M10
Panasonic GF6
  • $493
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $446
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • NFC

Compared to Panasonic G6

Panasonic GX7
Panasonic G6
  • $543
  • 4/3
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Higher effective ISO
  • $500
  • 4/3
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Less expensive
Olympus E-M10
Panasonic G6
  • $493
  • 4/3
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Higher effective ISO
  • $500
  • 4/3
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Less expensive

Compared to Olympus E-PL7

Panasonic GX7
Olympus E-PL7
  • $543
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $473
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup
Olympus E-M10
Olympus E-PL7
  • $493
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $473
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup
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