• 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25,600
  • APS-H 476.1mm2
  • 25.6 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 6400

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Differences

Panasonic GX7 advantages over Sigma sd Quattro H

  • Lens selection
    Excellent vs Limited
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Less expensive
    $648 vs $1099*
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Thinner
    54 mm vs 90 mm
    Thinner
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/320 vs 1/180 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster RAW shooting
    8.0 fps vs 4.4 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Faster shutter
    1/8000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Sigma sd Quattro H advantages over Panasonic GX7

  • Larger sensor
    APS-H vs 4/3
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Newer
    2 years vs 5 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More dots on screen
    1620k vs 1037k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • More viewfinder magnification
    0.84x vs 0.70x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder
  • More pixels
    25.6 vs 16.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Doesn't require an AA filter
    Yes vs No
    A unique sensor design provides sharp photos without moiré

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • 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

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

  • 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

The Competition

Compared to Olympus E-M10

Panasonic GX7
Olympus E-M10
  • $497
  • 4/3
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Fast startup
  • $434
  • 4/3
  • Higher effective ISO
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
Sigma sd Quattro H
Olympus E-M10
  • $1099
  • APS-H
  • Larger sensor
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $434
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive

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
Sigma sd Quattro H
Olympus E-M5 II
  • $1099
  • APS-H
  • Larger sensor
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $799
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive

Compared to Olympus E-M10 II

Panasonic GX7
Olympus E-M10 II
  • $497
  • 4/3
  • In-camera panoramas
  • More viewfinder magnification
  • $442
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Higher effective ISO
Sigma sd Quattro H
Olympus E-M10 II
  • $1099
  • APS-H
  • Larger sensor
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $442
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Lens selection

Compared to Sigma sd Quattro

Panasonic GX7
Sigma sd Quattro
  • $497
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Sigma sd Quattro H
Sigma sd Quattro
  • $1099
  • APS-H
  • Larger sensor
  • More viewfinder magnification
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger RAW buffer

Compared to Fujifilm X-H1

Panasonic GX7
Fujifilm X-H1
  • $497
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Lens selection
  • $1599
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Shoot 4K video
Sigma sd Quattro H
Fujifilm X-H1
  • $1099
  • APS-H
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
  • $1599
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
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