• 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25,600
  • 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 72.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Panasonic GX7 advantages over Panasonic LX10

  • Larger sensor
    4/3 vs 1 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 3.77 vs 2.41 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Fast startup
    ~0.90 vs 3.2 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 350 vs 260 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 80 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)

Panasonic LX10 advantages over Panasonic GX7

  • Less expensive
    $498* vs $648
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Thinner
    42 mm vs 54 mm
    Thinner
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/4000 vs 1/320 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Newer
    3 years vs 6 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More pixels
    20.1 vs 16.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Faster RAW shooting
    9.3 fps vs 8.0 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    14 vs 9 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • 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

  • Rear display
    Both provide
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Both provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Both provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • 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

  • Sharp retro design and solid build; High resolution, tiltable electronic viewfinder and LCD touchscreen monitor; Competitive still image quality; Very good video quality, recording Full HD at frame rates up to 60p; Fast autofocusing and all-around performance; Robust Wi-Fi and NFC capabilities, including remote shooting when paired with a smart device

  • Weak built-in flash; No external mic or headphone jack for video recording; Some poor results when shooting in Creative Panorama mode

  • Very good image quality for its class; Compact, sleek camera body; Excellent touchscreen and user interface; Fast built-in lens; 4K UHD recording and 4K Photo.

  • Continuous autofocus performance is spotty; Shallow RAW buffer depth; No built-in electronic viewfinder; No hot shoe; Slow start-up time.

The Competition

Compared to Samsung EX2F

Panasonic GX7
Samsung EX2F
  • $497
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $479
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Integrated ND filter
  • Thinner
Panasonic LX10
Samsung EX2F
  • $498
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $479
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Fast startup

Compared to Panasonic LX7

Panasonic GX7
Panasonic LX7
  • $497
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $297
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Integrated ND filter
Panasonic LX10
Panasonic LX7
  • $498
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $297
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Olympus E-M10

Panasonic GX7
Olympus E-M10
  • $497
  • 4/3
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Fast startup
  • $409
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Higher effective ISO
Panasonic LX10
Olympus E-M10
  • $498
  • 1 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $409
  • 4/3
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Olympus E-M5 II

Panasonic GX7
Olympus E-M5 II
  • $497
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $799
  • 4/3
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • High resolution composite
Panasonic LX10
Olympus E-M5 II
  • $498
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $799
  • 4/3
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Olympus E-M10 II

Panasonic GX7
Olympus E-M10 II
  • $497
  • 4/3
  • In-camera panoramas
  • More viewfinder magnification
  • $424
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Higher effective ISO
Panasonic LX10
Olympus E-M10 II
  • $498
  • 1 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $424
  • 4/3
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
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