• 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25,600
  • 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 10.2 megapixels
  • ISO 160 - 51,200

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Differences

Panasonic G7 advantages over Panasonic GH5S

  • Less expensive
    $598 vs $2498*
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • More pixels
    16.0 vs 10.2 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos

Panasonic GH5S advantages over Panasonic G7

  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 4.51 vs 3.77 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 440 vs 360 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/250 vs 1/160 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Newer
    Brand new vs 3 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More viewfinder magnification
    0.76x vs 0.70x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    12.0 fps vs 8.1 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    600 vs 240 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    12.0 fps vs 6.6 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    80 vs 16 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Higher extended ISO
    204800 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
  • 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
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • External Mic Jack
    Both provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen 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
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera

User reviews

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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

The Competition

Compared to Panasonic G6

Panasonic G7
Panasonic G6
  • $598
  • 4/3
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Newer
  • $499
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • NFC
Panasonic GH5S
Panasonic G6
  • $2498
  • 4/3
  • Bigger pixels
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $499
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Panasonic GH4

Panasonic G7
Panasonic GH4
  • $598
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $998
  • 4/3
  • Fast startup
  • NFC
Panasonic GH5S
Panasonic GH4
  • $2498
  • 4/3
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Bigger pixels
  • $998
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • NFC

Compared to Panasonic GX8

Panasonic G7
Panasonic GX8
  • $598
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Internal flash
  • $898
  • 4/3
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • NFC
Panasonic GH5S
Panasonic GX8
  • $2498
  • 4/3
  • Bigger pixels
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $898
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Panasonic GH5

Panasonic G7
Panasonic GH5
  • $598
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $1798
  • 4/3
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Built-in Bluetooth
Panasonic GH5S
Panasonic GH5
  • $2498
  • 4/3
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Bigger pixels
  • $1798
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Panasonic G9

Panasonic G7
Panasonic G9
  • $598
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $1699
  • 4/3
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • High resolution composite
Panasonic GH5S
Panasonic G9
  • $2498
  • 4/3
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Bigger pixels
  • $1699
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
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