• 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25600
  • $1098 Average Retail $1100 MSRP
  • APS-C 369.7mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25600
  • $1000 MSRP

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Advantages

Panasonic GX7 over Sony NEX-6

  • Lens selection
    Excellent vs Good
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Fast startup
    0.90 vs 2.00 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
  • Newer
    12 months vs 2 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • 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 NEX-6 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
  • Wider angle kit lens
    24 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene with the included lens

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

  • Very good image quality; More consumer-friendly control setup than NEX-7 but more advanced (actual Mode dial) than step-down models; OLED EVF and 3-inch tilting LCD monitor provide viewfinder flexibility; Fast and decisive AF on stationary subjects, and good continuous AF on normal moving subjects; Full HD 1080p video recording at up to 60p.

  • Hybrid AF system speed and accuracy still lags somewhat behind higher-end DSLRs; Wi-Fi features still rudimentary (join the club); LCD is not a touchscreen; User interface foibles.

The Competition

Compared to Panasonic G5

Panasonic GX7
Panasonic G5
  • $1098
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Fast startup
  • $800
  • 4/3
Sony NEX-6
Panasonic G5
  • $1000
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $800
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup

Compared to Nikon V2

Panasonic GX7
Nikon V2
  • $1098
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection
  • $804
  • 1 inch
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • Less shutter lag
Sony NEX-6
Nikon V2
  • $1000
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection
  • $804
  • 1 inch
  • Higher max flash sync
  • Less shutter lag

Compared to Panasonic G6

Panasonic GX7
Panasonic G6
  • $1098
  • 4/3
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Higher max flash sync
  • $648
  • 4/3
  • External Mic
Sony NEX-6
Panasonic G6
  • $1000
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $648
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Samsung Galaxy NX

Panasonic GX7
Samsung Galaxy NX
  • $1098
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $1286
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • GPS
Sony NEX-6
Samsung Galaxy NX
  • $1000
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $1286
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • GPS

Compared to Olympus E-M10

Panasonic GX7
Olympus E-M10
  • $1098
  • 4/3
  • Fast startup
  • 24p
  • $779
  • 4/3
  • Bigger RAW buffer
Sony NEX-6
Olympus E-M10
  • $1000
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $779
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
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