• APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 20.9 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 51,200
  • 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25,600

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Differences

Nikon D7500 advantages over Panasonic G100

  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 4/3
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 4.22 vs 3.34 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • More telephoto lens reach
    120 mm vs 64 mm
    Capture objects farther away with the kit lens
  • Top deck display
    Yes vs No
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Higher extended ISO
    1638400 vs 25600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Panasonic G100 advantages over Nikon D7500

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Less expensive
    $598 vs $1297
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs tilt-only
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Thinner
    54 mm vs 72 mm
    Thinner
  • Newer
    10 months vs 4 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Lighter weight
    419g vs 1197g
    Lighter weight
  • More dots on screen
    1840k vs 922k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/16000 vs 1/8000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Shoot 4K video
    Both provide
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Both provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • External Mic Jack
    Both provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output 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

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility

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  • New carbon fiber body is light, compact and very comfortable; Same excellent image quality as the flagship D500; Quick 8.2 frames per second burst shooting with generous buffer; Very fast, accurate autofocus; Tilting touch-screen display; Very good battery life; Records ultra high-def 4K and 60fps Full HD too.

  • Only a single flash card slot; Doesn't support portrait / battery grip accessories; No rear infrared receiver any more; non-CPU AI lenses will be manual only; 4K video comes with a heavy crop; Movie AF is prone to hunting, Extended ISO sensitivities are a gimmick.

The Competition

Compared to Nikon D7200

Nikon D7500
Nikon D7200
  • $997
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $1097
  • APS-C
  • NFC
  • More telephoto lens reach
Panasonic G100
Nikon D7200
  • $681
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $1097
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Canon 80D

Nikon D7500
Canon 80D
  • $997
  • APS-C
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Fast startup
  • $899
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Panasonic G100
Canon 80D
  • $681
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
  • $899
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • NFC

Compared to Canon 77D

Nikon D7500
Canon 77D
  • $997
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Panasonic G100
Canon 77D
  • $681
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • NFC

Compared to Olympus E-M5 III

Nikon D7500
Olympus E-M5 III
  • $997
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
  • $949
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Panasonic G100
Olympus E-M5 III
  • $681
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $949
  • 4/3
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • High resolution composite

Compared to Olympus E-M10 IV

Nikon D7500
Olympus E-M10 IV
  • $997
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $700
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Panasonic G100
Olympus E-M10 IV
  • $681
  • 4/3
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $700
  • 4/3
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • More telephoto lens reach
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