• 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25600
  • $848 Average Retail $1100 MSRP
  • 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25600
  • $1300 MSRP

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Advantages

Panasonic GX7 over Olympus E-M5

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • 60p
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • 1080p
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • Newer
    12 months vs 2 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • High-res screen
    1037k vs 614k dots
    Better screen fidelity makes you a better photographer
  • 24p
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 20 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (single-shot mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/8000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Olympus E-M5 over Panasonic GX7

  • Wider angle kit lens
    24 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene with the included lens
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    20 vs 13 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (single-shot mode)
  • Kit lens zoom ratio
    4.2x vs 3.0x
    Zooming is easier than walking

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

  • Attractive body design; Well-built, weather-sealed body; Excellent image quality; Excellent image stabilization; Very fast autofocus.

  • Exposure compensation dial changes easily; Small buttons; No in-camera chromatic aberration correction; Bundled flash is weak; Video compression artifacts with rapidly-moving subjects.

The Competition

Compared to Olympus E-M1

Panasonic GX7
Olympus E-M1
  • $848
  • 4/3
  • 60p
  • 24p
  • $1487
  • 4/3
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • External Mic
Olympus E-M5
Olympus E-M1
  • $1300
  • 4/3
  • $1487
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Fast startup

Compared to Panasonic G5

Panasonic GX7
Panasonic G5
  • $848
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Fast startup
  • $490
  • 4/3
Olympus E-M5
Panasonic G5
  • $1300
  • 4/3
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Thinner
  • $490
  • 4/3
  • 60p
  • 1080p

Compared to Nikon V2

Panasonic GX7
Nikon V2
  • $848
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection
  • $814
  • 1 inch
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • Less shutter lag
Olympus E-M5
Nikon V2
  • $1300
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $814
  • 1 inch
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • 60p

Compared to Panasonic G6

Panasonic GX7
Panasonic G6
  • $848
  • 4/3
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Higher max flash sync
  • $748
  • 4/3
  • External Mic
Olympus E-M5
Panasonic G6
  • $1300
  • 4/3
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Thinner
  • $748
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Wi-Fi

Compared to Olympus E-M10

Panasonic GX7
Olympus E-M10
  • $848
  • 4/3
  • Fast startup
  • 60p
  • $784
  • 4/3
  • Bigger RAW buffer
Olympus E-M5
Olympus E-M10
  • $1300
  • 4/3
  • Wider angle kit lens
  • Kit lens zoom ratio
  • $784
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Wi-Fi
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