• 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 200.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25,600

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Differences

Sony RX10 advantages over Panasonic G7

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Top deck display
    Yes vs No
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/3200 vs 1/160 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • More pixels
    20.2 vs 16.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.0 fps vs 8.1 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)

Panasonic G7 advantages over Sony RX10

  • Larger sensor
    4/3 vs 1 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Less expensive
    $598 vs $698*
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs tilt-only
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 3.77 vs 2.41 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Fast startup
    ~1.10 vs 2.0 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Thinner
    77 mm vs 102 mm
    Thinner
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    240 vs 21 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    16 vs 10 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/16000 vs 1/3200 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
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-camera panoramas
    Both provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • 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.
  • External Mic Jack
    Both provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • 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
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Smaller than SLR/CSC with comparable lenses; Larger sensor than other bridge cameras; SLR-like body without the hassle of changing lenses; Weather-sealed; Constant f/2.8 maximum aperture; Generous zoom range; Great viewfinder; Swift performance; Plenty of enthusiast-friendly features including raw shooting; Wi-Fi and NFC wireless sharing.

  • Expensive compared to other bridge cameras; Menus respond slowly after burst shooting; Lens doesn't zoom very quickly; High ISO performance doesn't quite match RX100 II.

  • Compact and lightweight for a fully-featured interchangeable-lens camera; Really fast autofocus; Good all-around performance too; Generous buffer depth; Versatile tilt/swivel LCD and high-res viewfinder; Touch-screen controls; Very affordable pricetag

  • Out of the box, colors are muted by consumer standards; Warm white balance under incandescent light; Handgrip is a little shallow for those with larger hands; Wi-Fi is overly complex and has limited range

The Competition

Compared to Panasonic FZ1000

Sony RX10
Panasonic FZ1000
  • $698
  • 1 inch
  • Top deck display
  • Integrated ND filter
  • $748
  • 1 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Shoot 4K video
Panasonic G7
Panasonic FZ1000
  • $598
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
  • $748
  • 1 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • NFC

Compared to Panasonic GH4

Sony RX10
Panasonic GH4
  • $698
  • 1 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $698
  • 4/3
  • Larger sensor
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Panasonic G7
Panasonic GH4
  • $598
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $698
  • 4/3
  • Fast startup
  • NFC

Compared to Leica V-LUX (Typ 114)

Sony RX10
Leica V-LUX (Typ 114)
  • $698
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Integrated ND filter
  • $1147
  • 1 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • More telephoto lens reach
Panasonic G7
Leica V-LUX (Typ 114)
  • $598
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $1147
  • 1 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Higher max flash sync

Compared to Sony RX10 II

Sony RX10
Sony RX10 II
  • $698
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • $998
  • 1 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Higher effective ISO
Panasonic G7
Sony RX10 II
  • $598
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $998
  • 1 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • NFC

Compared to Olympus E-M1 II

Sony RX10
Olympus E-M1 II
  • $698
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $949
  • 4/3
  • Larger sensor
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Panasonic G7
Olympus E-M1 II
  • $598
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $949
  • 4/3
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • High resolution composite
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