• 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25,600
  • 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 18.4 megapixels
  • ISO 160 - 12,800
  • Detailed specifications
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7
  • Nikon V3
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Predecessor: Panasonic GX1
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Nikon V2
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Successor: Panasonic GX85
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General
Model Number: GX7 V3
Alternate Model Number(s):    
Camera Format: Compact System Camera Compact System Camera
Currently Manufactured: No No
Retail Price: $1099.99 $1199.95
Street Price: $497.00 $1,196.95
Date Available: 2013-09-01 2014-04-15
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 18.8 oz (532 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
14.3 oz (404 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
Size: 4.8 x 2.8 x 2.1 in.
(123 x 71 x 55 mm)
4.4 x 2.6 x 1.3 in.
(111 x 65 x 33 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: Live MOS CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Panasonic  
Effective Megapixels: 16.0 18.4
Sensor Format: 4/3 1 inch
Sensor size: 224.9mm2 (17.30mm x 13.00mm) 116.16mm2 (13.20mm x 8.80mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 3.77 microns 2.52 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 2.0x 2.7x
Aspect Ratio: 4:3 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: Fixed None
Self-Cleaning: Yes Yes
Sensor shift image stabilization: Yes No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No Yes
DxO Sensor Score: 70 52
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 22.6 20.8
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 12.2 10.7
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 718 384
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4592 x 3448 (15.8 MP, 4:3),
4592 x 3064 (14.1 MP, 3:2),
4592 x 2584 (11.9 MP, 16:9),
3424 x 3424 (11.7 MP, 1:1),
3232 x 2424 (7.8 MP, 4:3),
3232 x 2160 (7.0 MP, 3:2),
3232 x 1824 (5.9 MP, Other),
2416 x 2416 (5.8 MP, 1:1),
2272 x 1704 (3.9 MP, 4:3),
2272 x 1520 (3.5 MP, Other),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
1712 x 1712 (2.9 MP, 1:1),
1824 x 1368 (2.5 MP, 4:3),
1824 x 1216 (2.2 MP, 3:2),
1824 x 1024 (1.9 MP, 16:9),
1712 x 1712 (2.9 MP, 1:1)
5232 x 3488 (18.2 MP, 3:2),
3920 x 2616 (10.3 MP, 3:2),
2608 x 1744 (4.5 MP, 3:2),
9600 x 920 (8.8 MP, Other),
4800 x 920 (4.4 MP, Other),
1536 x 4800 (7.4 MP, Other),
1536 x 9600 (14.7 MP, Other)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.3), MPO, RAW, RAW + JPEG JPEG (EXIF 2.3), Compressed 12-bit NEF RAW, RAW+JPG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 10.7 60.0
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (60p/60i/30p/24p)
1280x720 (60p/30p)
640x480 (30p)
1920x1080 (60p/30p)
1280x720 (60p/30p)
1280x720 (120p)
768x288 (400p)
416x144 (1200p)
Movie File Format: AVCHD (Audio format: Dolby Digital 2ch) / MP4 (Audio format AAC 2ch) MOV H.264/MPEG-4 AVC with PCM audio
Composite Video Out: Yes No
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: No n/a
Video Usable as Viewfinder: n/a
HD Video Out: Yes Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Micro Four Thirds Nikon 1
Lens: Panasonic Lumix G VARIO 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 II ASPH. MEGA O.I.S. ( H-FS1442A); 9 elements in 8 groups (2 aspherical lenses) 1 Nikkor 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 VR PD-Zoom
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 28 - 84mm 27 - 81mm
Focal Length (actual): 14 - 42mm 10 - 30mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.00x 3.00x
Aperture Range: f/3.5 (wide) / f/5.6 (tele) - f/22; 7 diaphragm blades (circular) f/3.5 (W)- f/5.6 (T) - f/16 with 7-blade rounded aperture
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range: 20 cm to Infinity
7.9 in to Infinity
20 cm to Infinity
7.9 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:    
Filter Thread: 46.0mm n/a
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes Yes
Digital Zoom: Yes
Digital Zoom Values: 2x, 4x  
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detection: Face detection, AF Tracking, 23-area-focusing, 1-area-focusing, Pinpoint; Quick AF, Continuous AF, AF+MF, Eye Sensor AF, Touch AF/AE Function, Touch Pad AF, Touch shutter, Touch MF Assist Hybrid autofocus (phase detection/contrast-detect AF): Single-point AF: 171 focus areas, the center 105 areas support phase-detection AF; Auto-area AF: 41 focus areas; Subject tracking; Face-priority AF
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: EVF / LCD EVF / LCD
Viewfinder Type: 2.76M-dot eq. field-sequential RGB, 1.39x / 0.7x (35mm eq.) magnification, 17.5mm eyepoint, -4 to +3 diopter, eye sensor Included, detachable DF-N1000 EVF: 0.48-inch, 2359k-dot color TFT LCD, 100% coverage, eye sensor, 16mm eyepoint (-1.0 m-1; from viewfinder eyepiece protective glass), -3 to +1 m-1 diopter adjustment, eye sensor, brightness adjustment
Focus Peaking: Yes No
EVF Resolution: 921,600 dots 2,359,000 dots
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent): 0.70x  
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed): 1.39x  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes Yes
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 1,036,800 dots (345,600 px) 1,036,800 dots (345,600 px)
Touchscreen: Yes Yes
Articulating Screen: Yes Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen: No No
Selfie Screen: No No
Max Playback Zoom: 16.0x  
Top Deck Display: No No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 25600 12800
Minimum ISO (native): 200 160
ISO Settings: Auto, Intelligent ISO, 125 (extended), 200 - 25600; in 1 or 1/3 EV steps Auto, 160, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Incandescent, Flash, White Set 1/2, Color Temperature Setting (2,500-10,000K in 100K steps) Auto, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Direct Sunlight, Flash, Cloudy, Shade, Preset Manual (custom); All except preset manual with fine tuning
Shutter Speed Range: 1/8000 - 60 sec 1/16000 - 30 sec
Bulb Mode: Yes Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: 1728-zone Intelligent Multiple, Center-weighted, Spot Matrix, Center-weighted (4.5mm), Spot (2mm)
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Scene: Clear Portrait, Silky Skin, Backlit Softness, Clear in Backlight, Relaxing Tone, Sweet Child's Face, Distinct Scenery, Bright Blue Sky, Romantic Sunset Glow, Vivid Sunset Glow, Glistening Water, Clear Nightscape, Cool Night Sky, Warm Glowing Nightscape, Artistic Nightscape, Glittering Illuminations, Clear Night Portrait, Soft Image of a Flower, Appetizing Food, Cute Dessert, Freeze Animal Motion, Clear Sports Shot, Monochrome, Panorama; Creative Control: Expressive, Retro, Old Days, High Key, Low Key, Sepia, Monochrome, Dynamic Monochrome, Rough Monochrome, Silky Monochrome, Impressive Art, High Dynamic, Cross Process, Toy Effect, Toy POP, Bleach Bypass, Miniature Effect, Soft Focus, Fantasy, Star Filter, One Point Color, Sun Shine Scene modes (Portrait, Night Landscape, Landscape, Night Portrait, Close-up, Auto); Creative mode (includes creative pallet, HDR, easy panorama, soft, miniature effect, selective color, cross process, and toy camera effect); Best Moment Capture mode (includes Slow View, Active Selection, and Smart Photo Selector); Advanced movie mode (includes HD movie, slow motion, fast motion, jump cut, and 4-second movie); Motion Snapshot
Self Timer: 2, 10, 3 shots in 10 seconds 2, 10 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer): Yes Yes
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync., Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off; 1st. Curtain Sync, 2nd Curtain Sync. Fill flash, fill flash + slow sync, red-eye reduction, red-eye reduction + slow sync, rear-curtain sync, rear curtain + slow sync
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): 5.0 m / 16.4 ft. 5.0 m / 16.4 ft.
Flash Range Description: Lens dependent; GN=7 (ISO 200, m) / 5 (ISO 100, m) Range is lens aperture dependent
Max Flash Sync: Built-in flash:1/320; External:1/250 1/250 (mechanical shutter), 1/60 (electronic shutter)
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps -3 to +1 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: Hot Shoe Nikon 1 Accessory Shoe
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:    
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC microSD / microSDHC / microSDXC
UHS Support: UHS-I UHS-I
Other Memory: UHS-I compliant  
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: Yes Yes
Uncompressed Format: RAW, RAW + JPEG Compressed 12-bit NEF RAW, RAW+JPG
Movie File Format: AVCHD (Audio format: Dolby Digital 2ch) / MP4 (Audio format AAC 2ch) MOV H.264/MPEG-4 AVC with PCM audio
Included Memory: No memory included 0.0 MB
Included Memory Type:    
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: Yes Yes
NFC: No
Bluetooth: No No
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: No Yes
Headphone Jack: No No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: Yes Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: Yes Yes
Remote Control Type: Optional wired or via Wi-Fi Optional ML-L3 IR remote
Connections (extended): Mini HDMI (Type-C), 2.5mm Remote Jack Micro (Type D) HDMI, stereo mini-pin jack (3.5mm)
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 0.47 <0.3
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame): 0.48 <0.3
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames): 13 70
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot): 0.56 <0.3
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 10.7 60.0
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): Unlimited 40
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 8.0 60.0
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames): 9 40
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 8.1 58.7
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames): 8 40
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.19 seconds 0.07 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):    
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.096 seconds 0.049 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash): 0.31 seconds 0.34 seconds
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.081 seconds 0.047 seconds
Shutter Lag (notes): Full Autofocus AF lag, Multi-area AF mode = 0.232s Full AF shutter lag, wide-area AF mode = 0.120s
Startup Time: 0.9 seconds 2.0 seconds
Play -> Record Time: 0.6 seconds 0.6 seconds
Flash cycle time, full power: 4.0 seconds 1.9 seconds
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 350 shots 310 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):    
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary Proprietary EN-EL20a
Usable Battery Types: 7.2v, 1025mAh Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary EN-EL20a Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: Yes Yes
Internal Charging Supported: No No
Software
Included Software: PHOTOfunSTUDIO 9.2 PE, SILKYPIX Developer Studio 3.1 SE, LoiloScope (trial) Nikon ViewNX 2 CD-ROM
OS Compatibility: PHOTOfunSTUDIO and LoiloScope: Windows XP/Vista/7/8; SILKYPIX: Windows XP/Vista/7/8, Mac OS X 10.4-10.8  
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Tiling EVF, Tilting Touchscreen LCD, Sensor-shift Image Stabilization(!), Built-in WiFi (IEEE 802.11 b/g/n) and NFC, Built-in Flash. Available in silver in the USA. (Black also available in some markets.) New 18.4MP CX-format CMOS sensor, EXPEED 4A image processor, 20fps full-res burst mode with AF (up to 60fps with AF locked), 1080p60 Full HD movies, built-in Wi-Fi. New 1 NIKKOR VR 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 PD-Zoom lens, DF-N1000 Electronic Viewfinder and GR-N1010 Grip included in bundle. Available in black only.