• 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25,600
  • APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 24.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600

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Differences

Panasonic GF7 advantages over Canon EOS M200

  • Lens selection
    Excellent vs Limited
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    11.1 fps vs 6.1 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/16000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Canon EOS M200 advantages over Panasonic GF7

  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 4/3
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 315 vs 230 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/200 vs 1/50 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Newer
    Brand new vs 5 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More pixels
    24.1 vs 16.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Tiltable Screen
    Both provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • 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
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Very good image quality for its size; Fast AF for its class; 10fps burst mode with electronic shutter; Lightweight, yet well-built, compact design; Great value for the money.

  • Continuous AF is not reliable; Shallow buffer with RAW; Below average battery life; No EVF; Maximum mechanical shutter speed of only 1/500s.

The Competition

Compared to Olympus E-PM2

Panasonic GF7
Olympus E-PM2
  • $590
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $448
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Canon EOS M200
Olympus E-PM2
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $448
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Panasonic GM5

Panasonic GF7
Panasonic GM5
  • $590
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $898
  • 4/3
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Hot shoe
Canon EOS M200
Panasonic GM5
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $898
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Panasonic GX850

Panasonic GF7
Panasonic GX850
  • $590
  • 4/3
  • Fast startup
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
  • $498
  • 4/3
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Newer
Canon EOS M200
Panasonic GX850
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $498
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive

Compared to Canon EOS M100

Panasonic GF7
Canon EOS M100
  • $590
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $449
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • NFC
Canon EOS M200
Canon EOS M100
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Newer
  • $449
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • NFC

Compared to Fujifilm X-A7

Panasonic GF7
Fujifilm X-A7
  • $590
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Lighter weight
  • $700
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Larger sensor
Canon EOS M200
Fujifilm X-A7
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $700
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
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