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

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Advantages

Panasonic GX7 over Olympus E-P5

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs rear LCD only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • 60p
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • 24p
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Wider angle kit lens
    28 mm vs 34 mm
    Capture more of the scene with the included lens
  • Kit lens zoom ratio
    3.0x vs 1.0x
    Zooming is easier than walking

Olympus E-P5 over Panasonic GX7

  • Bigger RAW buffer
    Unlimited vs 13 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (single-shot mode)

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

  • Handsome retro styling; Very good image quality and dynamic range, with competitive high ISO performance; Lightning fast autofocusing; Excellent burst speeds (nearly 10fps at full res); Top shutter speed of 1/8000 second; Sharp, bright 17mm f/1.8 kit lens; 3-inch tilting touchscreen LCD with 1.04M dots of resolution.

  • Heavier than some mirrorless models; Weak flash; Below average battery life; No built-in viewfinder (but EVF available in a kit or for separate purchase); A bit pricey compared to the similar E-M5, which offers a built-in EVF and weather sealing at about the same price.

The Competition

Compared to Pentax K-01

Panasonic GX7
Pentax K-01
  • $698
  • 4/3
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Fast startup
  • $520
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Olympus E-P5
Pentax K-01
  • $999
  • 4/3
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Fast startup
  • $520
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Fujifilm X-E1

Panasonic GX7
Fujifilm X-E1
  • $698
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $566
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Olympus E-P5
Fujifilm X-E1
  • $999
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $566
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Nikon V2

Panasonic GX7
Nikon V2
  • $698
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection
  • $772
  • 1 inch
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • Less shutter lag
Olympus E-P5
Nikon V2
  • $999
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $772
  • 1 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • On-sensor phase detect

Compared to Panasonic G6

Panasonic GX7
Panasonic G6
  • $698
  • 4/3
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Higher max flash sync
  • $648
  • 4/3
  • External Mic
Olympus E-P5
Panasonic G6
  • $999
  • 4/3
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Thinner
  • $648
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Olympus E-M10

Panasonic GX7
Olympus E-M10
  • $698
  • 4/3
  • Fast startup
  • 60p
  • $699
  • 4/3
  • Bigger RAW buffer
Olympus E-P5
Olympus E-M10
  • $999
  • 4/3
  • Fast startup
  • Faster shutter
  • $699
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
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