• 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25600
  • APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 24.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25600

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Advantages

Panasonic GX7 over Sony A6000

  • Lens selection
    Excellent vs Good
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Fast startup
    0.90 vs 2.20 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Love or hate them, they can be useful
  • 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
  • Longer shutter
    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 over Panasonic GX7

  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 4/3
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Might improve live view and video AF performance
  • More pixels
    24.3 vs 16.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Wider angle kit lens
    24 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene with the included lens
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    Unlimited vs 13 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (single-shot mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    51200 vs 25600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light 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

  • 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 performance; No touch-screen display; Wi-Fi can be a bit frustrating to use

The Competition

Compared to Nikon V2

Panasonic GX7
Nikon V2
  • $498
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection
  • $598
  • 1 inch
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • Less shutter lag
Sony A6000
Nikon V2
  • $448
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection
  • $598
  • 1 inch
  • Higher max flash sync
  • Less shutter lag

Compared to Panasonic G6

Panasonic GX7
Panasonic G6
  • $498
  • 4/3
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Higher max flash sync
  • $580
  • 4/3
  • External Mic
Sony A6000
Panasonic G6
  • $448
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $580
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Sony A5000

Panasonic GX7
Sony A5000
  • $498
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
  • $298
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • More pixels
Sony A6000
Sony A5000
  • $448
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $298
  • APS-C

Compared to Olympus E-M10

Panasonic GX7
Olympus E-M10
  • $498
  • 4/3
  • Fast startup
  • 60p
  • $599
  • 4/3
  • Bigger RAW buffer
Sony A6000
Olympus E-M10
  • $448
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $599
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup

Compared to Sony A5100

Panasonic GX7
Sony A5100
  • $498
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
  • $348
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • On-sensor phase detect
Sony A6000
Sony A5100
  • $448
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Higher-res screen
  • $348
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
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