• 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25,600
  • APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600

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Differences

Panasonic GX7 advantages over Sony NEX-5T

  • Lens selection
    Excellent vs Good
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/320 vs 1/160 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 11 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/8000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Sony NEX-5T advantages over Panasonic GX7

  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 4/3
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Less expensive
    $448* vs $648
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 4.78 vs 3.77 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Higher effective ISO
    1,015 vs 718 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Thinner
    38 mm vs 54 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    392g vs 532g
    Lighter weight
  • Wider angle kit lens
    24 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene with the included lens

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
  • In-camera panoramas
    Both provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Both provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • 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

  • 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

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

The Competition

Compared to Sony NEX-3N

Panasonic GX7
Sony NEX-3N
  • $497
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $500
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
Sony NEX-5T
Sony NEX-3N
  • $448
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $500
  • APS-C
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Internal flash

Compared to Fujifilm X-A1

Panasonic GX7
Fujifilm X-A1
  • $497
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $450
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
Sony NEX-5T
Fujifilm X-A1
  • $448
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $450
  • APS-C
  • Internal flash
  • Bigger JPEG buffer

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
Sony NEX-5T
Olympus E-M10
  • $448
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
  • $434
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • 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
Sony NEX-5T
Olympus E-M5 II
  • $448
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
  • $799
  • 4/3
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Lens selection

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
Sony NEX-5T
Olympus E-M10 II
  • $448
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $442
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Eye-level viewfinder
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