• 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 Panasonic GH4

  • Less expensive
    $648 vs $1498
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Thinner
    54 mm vs 83 mm
    Thinner

Panasonic GH4 advantages over Panasonic GX7

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs tilt-only
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (DCI) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Higher effective ISO
    791 vs 718 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 530 vs 350 shots
    Capture more photos
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    12.8 fps vs 5.6 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    11.8 fps vs 5.0 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    21 vs 10 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • 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

  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • 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
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility

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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 still image quality for its class; Fantastic, highly-detailed video quality; Superior video recording chops with 4K video (both Cinema 4K and Ultra HD); Responsive all-around performer with great AF performance and burst shooting; Rolling shutter is minimal with 60p and 30p video; Splash- and dust-proof magnesium alloy body; Built-in Wi-Fi with NFC.

  • High ISO performance not as good as some APS-C models (IQ drops quickly past ISO 3200); Overall still image quality not significantly better than the GH3; Sluggish buffer clearing with RAW files; Rolling shutter noticeable on 4K video; Not as compact as most mirrorless cameras.

The Competition

Compared to Olympus E-M5

Panasonic GX7
Olympus E-M5
  • $648
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
  • $874
  • 4/3
  • Higher effective ISO
  • More telephoto lens reach
Panasonic GH4
Olympus E-M5
  • $1498
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $874
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Panasonic GH3

Panasonic GX7
Panasonic GH3
  • $648
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
  • $1349
  • 4/3
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Higher effective ISO
Panasonic GH4
Panasonic GH3
  • $1498
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $1349
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive

Compared to Olympus E-M1

Panasonic GX7
Olympus E-M1
  • $648
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $1099
  • 4/3
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • External Mic Jack
Panasonic GH4
Olympus E-M1
  • $1498
  • 4/3
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $1099
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Olympus E-M10

Panasonic GX7
Olympus E-M10
  • $648
  • 4/3
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Fast startup
  • $524
  • 4/3
  • Higher effective ISO
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
Panasonic GH4
Olympus E-M10
  • $1498
  • 4/3
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $524
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Olympus E-M5 II

Panasonic GX7
Olympus E-M5 II
  • $648
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $899
  • 4/3
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • High resolution composite
Panasonic GH4
Olympus E-M5 II
  • $1498
  • 4/3
  • Shoot 4K video
  • NFC
  • $899
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
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