• 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25,600
  • 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25,600

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Differences

Panasonic G7 advantages over Panasonic G85

  • Less expensive
    $480 vs $898
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Lighter weight
    542g vs 728g
    Lighter weight
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos

Panasonic G85 advantages over Panasonic G7

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Fast startup
    ~0.80 vs 1.1 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • More telephoto lens reach
    120 mm vs 84 mm
    Capture objects farther away with the kit lens
  • Newer
    2 years vs 3 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos
  • Wider angle kit lens
    24 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene with the included lens
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    9.4 fps vs 8.1 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 240 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    9.6 fps vs 6.6 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    50 vs 16 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Both provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • 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
  • In-camera panoramas
    Both provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • 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

  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • 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
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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Review Excerpt

  • Compact and lightweight for a fully-featured interchangeable-lens camera; Really fast autofocus; Good all-around performance too; Generous buffer depth; Versatile tilt/swivel LCD and high-res viewfinder; Touch-screen controls; Very affordable pricetag

  • Out of the box, colors are muted by consumer standards; Warm white balance under incandescent light; Handgrip is a little shallow for those with larger hands; Wi-Fi is overly complex and has limited range

  • Very good image quality; Very good high ISO performance and dynamic range; Fast and accurate autofocus; Excellent 4K video recording quality and features.

  • OLPF-less sensor is prone to moiré; Electronic viewfinder struggles in low light; Continuous autofocus is limited to 6fps shooting; Below average battery life.

The Competition

Compared to Panasonic G5

Panasonic G7
Panasonic G5
  • $492
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $500
  • 4/3
Panasonic G85
Panasonic G5
  • $898
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $500
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Has anti-aliasing filter

Compared to Panasonic G6

Panasonic G7
Panasonic G6
  • $492
  • 4/3
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Newer
  • $399
  • 4/3
  • NFC
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
Panasonic G85
Panasonic G6
  • $898
  • 4/3
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $399
  • 4/3
  • NFC
  • Lighter weight

Compared to Panasonic GH4

Panasonic G7
Panasonic GH4
  • $492
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $798
  • 4/3
  • Fast startup
  • NFC
Panasonic G85
Panasonic GH4
  • $898
  • 4/3
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $798
  • 4/3
  • NFC
  • Higher effective ISO

Compared to Olympus E-M1 II

Panasonic G7
Olympus E-M1 II
  • $492
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $1599
  • 4/3
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • High resolution composite
Panasonic G85
Olympus E-M1 II
  • $898
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $1599
  • 4/3
  • High resolution composite
  • Higher effective ISO

Compared to Panasonic G9

Panasonic G7
Panasonic G9
  • $492
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $1298
  • 4/3
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • High resolution composite
Panasonic G85
Panasonic G9
  • $898
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $1298
  • 4/3
  • High resolution composite
  • Built-in Bluetooth
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