• 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25,600
  • APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 24.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600

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Differences

Panasonic GX7 advantages over Sony A6000

  • Lens selection
    Excellent vs Good
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Fast startup
    ~0.90 vs 2.2 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Select your focus point more intuitively.
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/320 vs 1/160 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 47 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster shutter
    1/8000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Sony A6000 advantages over Panasonic GX7

  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 4/3
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • More pixels
    24.3 vs 16.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Newer
    13 months vs 20 months old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Wider angle kit lens
    24 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene with the included lens
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    11.1 fps vs 5.6 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    22 vs 10 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    11.1 fps vs 5.0 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Higher extended ISO
    51200 vs 25600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

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
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-camera panoramas
    Both provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • 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

  • GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • 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

  • Amazing image quality for the price; Blazing-fast hybrid autofocus; Swift burst shooting with generous buffer depths; Good battery life with LCD monitor; More compact than a DSLR; In-camera Wi-Fi wireless networking

  • Continuous autofocus can't match its burst rate; High-ISO JPEGs can look overprocessed; Sluggish startup; No touch-screen display; Wi-Fi can be a bit frustrating to use

The Competition

Compared to Olympus E-M5

Panasonic GX7
Olympus E-M5
  • $513
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $543
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Wider angle kit lens
Sony A6000
Olympus E-M5
  • $543
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $543
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Lens selection

Compared to Olympus E-M10

Panasonic GX7
Olympus E-M10
  • $513
  • 4/3
  • Fast startup
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $445
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Newer
Sony A6000
Olympus E-M10
  • $543
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • NFC
  • $445
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Lens selection

Compared to Sony A5100

Panasonic GX7
Sony A5100
  • $513
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
  • $345
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Less expensive
Sony A6000
Sony A5100
  • $543
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Less shutter lag
  • $345
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Olympus E-PL7

Panasonic GX7
Olympus E-PL7
  • $513
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $494
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup
Sony A6000
Olympus E-PL7
  • $543
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $494
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Lens selection

Compared to Samsung NX500

Panasonic GX7
Samsung NX500
  • $513
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
  • $790
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Shoot 4K video
Sony A6000
Samsung NX500
  • $543
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $790
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Touchscreen
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