Olympus OM-D E-M1 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7

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Olympus OM-D E-M1
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7

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Reasons For

8 Reasons For
A lot smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Olympus OM-D E-M1 has a minimum aperture of 2.8, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 is a 3.5 minimum aperture digital camera (0.7 larger).
Shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Olympus OM-D E-M1 is a 24mmmm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 4mm shorter than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 (28mmmm).
One more aspheric element Edit
The Olympus OM-D E-M1 is a two aspheric element digital camera, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 only has one aspheric element.
A lot smaller closest focusing distance Edit
The Olympus OM-D E-M1 has a closest focusing distance of 0.2mm, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 is a 0.3mm closest focusing distance digital camera (0.1m larger).
67% higher lens magnification ratio Edit
The Olympus OM-D E-M1 is a 1.48xx lens magnification ratio digital camera. That's 0.98x higher than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 (0.5xx). Read more

The lens magnification ratio is the ratio between the true size of the object being photographed and the size of the object when projected on to the camera's sensor.

A higher lens magnification ratio is important for macro photography as it allows you to focus on very small object very close to the lens.

Bigger eye relief Edit
Olympus OM-D E-M1 is 21mmmm Eye relief, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 is only a 17.5mmmm Eye relief digital camera (3.5mm smaller). Read more

Eye relief (also known as eye point) refers to how far away from the eye piece your eye can be and you can still see the full frame of the image that will be taken.

A larger eye relief distance is useful for people who wear glasses, meaning that they can't put their eye directly on the eye piece.

Cheaper by $339
The Olympus OM-D E-M1 costs $239.95, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 is $578.92.
Better user reviews
The average user review score of the Olympus OM-D E-M1 is 100%, but the average rating of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 is 91% (based on 82 reviews).
9 Reasons For
4mm longer maximum focal length Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 has a maximum focal length of 84mmmm, but the Olympus OM-D E-M1 is only an 80mmmm maximum focal length digital camera (4mm shorter).
Two more diaphragm blades Edit
The number of diaphragm blades on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 is seven, but the Olympus OM-D E-M1 only has five diaphragm blades.
Smaller minimum ISO speed Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 100 smaller than the Olympus OM-D E-M1 (100).
Lighter Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 has a weight of 360gg, but the Olympus OM-D E-M1 is a 443gg digital camera (83g heavier). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

117g lighter lens weight Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 has a lens weight of 265gg, but the Olympus OM-D E-M1 is a 382gg lens weight digital camera (117g heavier).
9mm shorter lens length Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 is a 75mmmm lens length digital camera. That's 9mm shorter than the Olympus OM-D E-M1 (75mmmm).
Slightly smaller lens diameter Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 has a lens diameter of 67mmmm, however the Olympus OM-D E-M1 is a 69.9mmmm lens diameter digital camera (2.9mm bigger).
360 shots shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 is 360 shots, but the Olympus OM-D E-M1 only takes 330 shots shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

2 shops are selling it
A greater number of shops increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera.

Reasons Against

10 Reasons Against
4mm shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Olympus OM-D E-M1 has a maximum focal length of 80mmmm, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 is an 84mmmm maximum focal length digital camera (4mm longer).
Two less diaphragm blades Edit
The Olympus OM-D E-M1 is a five diaphragm blades digital camera, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 only has seven diaphragm blades.
Bigger minimum ISO speed Edit
The Olympus OM-D E-M1 is a 200 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 100 bigger than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 (100).
83g heavier Edit
The Olympus OM-D E-M1 has a weight of 443gg, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 is a 360gg digital camera (83g lighter). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

117g heavier lens weight Edit
The Olympus OM-D E-M1 has a lens weight of 382gg, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 is a 265gg lens weight digital camera (117g lighter).
11% longer lens length Edit
The Olympus OM-D E-M1 is an 84mmmm lens length digital camera. That's 9mm longer than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 (75mmmm).
A bit bigger lens diameter Edit
The Olympus OM-D E-M1 has a lens diameter of 69.9mmmm, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 is a 67mmmm lens diameter digital camera (2.9mm smaller).
Only 330 shots shots per battery charge Edit
The Olympus OM-D E-M1 is a digital camera that takes 330 shots shots per battery charge, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 only takes 360 shots shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

Not as many stockists
The Olympus OM-D E-M1 is only stocked by 3 shops, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 is stocked by 5 retailers. Read more
Fewer numbers of shops reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera.
Older by over one year
The Olympus OM-D E-M1 is 21 months older than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7.
8 Reasons Against
21% larger minimum aperture Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 has a minimum aperture of 3.5, however the Olympus OM-D E-M1 is a 2.8 minimum aperture digital camera (0.7 smaller).
15% longer minimum focal length Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 is a 28mmmm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 4mm longer than the Olympus OM-D E-M1 (28mmmm).
One less aspheric element Edit
The number of aspheric elements on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 is one, but the Olympus OM-D E-M1 only has two aspheric elements.
A lot larger closest focusing distance Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 has a closest focusing distance of 0.3mm, however the Olympus OM-D E-M1 is a 0.2mm closest focusing distance digital camera (0.1m smaller).
0.98x lower lens magnification ratio Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 is a 0.5xx lens magnification ratio digital camera. That's 0.98x lower than the Olympus OM-D E-M1 (0.5xx). Read more

The lens magnification ratio is the ratio between the true size of the object being photographed and the size of the object when projected on to the camera's sensor.

A higher lens magnification ratio is important for macro photography as it allows you to focus on very small object very close to the lens.

20% smaller eye relief Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 has an eye relief of 17.5mmmm, however the Olympus OM-D E-M1 is a 21mmmm Eye relief digital camera (3.5mm bigger). Read more

Eye relief (also known as eye point) refers to how far away from the eye piece your eye can be and you can still see the full frame of the image that will be taken.

A larger eye relief distance is useful for people who wear glasses, meaning that they can't put their eye directly on the eye piece.

More expensive by $339
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 is $338.97 more expensive than the Olympus OM-D E-M1.
User review Rating is Worse
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7's average user score is 91%, however the Olympus OM-D E-M1's is 100% (based on 2 reviews).

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
BEST
 SLR
Megapixel Count
16.3MP 16MP
BEST
Sensor Type
 Live MOS
 Live MOS
Still Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
 2560 x 1920
 1024 x 768
 4592 x 3448
 4592 x 2584
 3424 x 3424
 3840 x 2160
 3232 x 2424
 3232 x 2160
 2416 x 2416
 2272 x 1704
 2272 x 1520
 1712 x 1712
 1824 x 1368
 1824 x 1216
 1920 x 1080
 1824 x 1024
BEST
 4608 x 3456
 2560 x 1920
 1024 x 768
 4592 x 3448
 4592 x 2584
 3424 x 3424
 3840 x 2160
 3232 x 2424
 3232 x 2160
 2416 x 2416
 2272 x 1704
 2272 x 1520
 1712 x 1712
 1824 x 1368
 1824 x 1216
 1920 x 1080
 1824 x 1024
Maximum Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
BEST
 4608 x 3456
Aspect Ratio
 4:3
 4:3
BEST
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
 MPO
 RAW
 JPG
 MPO
Full-Frame Sensor Size
17.3 x 13 17.3 x 13
Total Megapixel Count
16.8MP
BEST
16.84MP
Image Stabilizer
 Lens
 Lens
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 3:4
 1:1
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 3:4
 1:1
Image Sensor Size
 4/3
BEST
 4/3

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black
Maximum Waterproof Depth
Maximum Freezeproof Temperature
10°C Unknown - Click to provide data
Body Material
 Metal
 Metal

Lens System

Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
4x
BEST
Maximum Aperture
22 22
Minimum Aperture
2.8
BEST
3.5
Maximum Focal Length
80mm 84mm
BEST
Minimum Focal Length
24mm
BEST
28mm
Focal Length Range
12 - 40 14 - 42
Lens
 Standard
 Standard
Lens Structure
14/9 12/9
Lens Mount Interface
 Four Thirds
 Micro Four Thirds
 Four Thirds
 Micro Four Thirds
Aspheric Element
2
BEST
1
Diaphragm Blades
5 7
BEST
Filter Size
62mm 52mm

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 spot
 multi point
 flexible spot
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Flexible Spot Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 single
 continuous
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 spot
 multi point
 flexible spot
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Flexible Spot Auto Focus
 Face tracking
Closest Focusing Distance
0.2m
BEST
0.3m
Auto Focus Point
800 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Points Selection
 Manual
 Manual
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
ISO Speed
 160
 1600
 25600
 25
 64
 80
 100
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 3200
 6400
 12800
 160
 1600
 25600
 25
 64
 80
 100
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 3200
 6400
 12800
Maximum ISO Speed
25,600 25,600
Minimum ISO Speed
200 100
BEST
Light Metering Mode
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
Light Exposure Correction
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
BEST
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
60s 60s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Mode
 Fill-in
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Forced on
 Forced off
 Fill-in
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Forced on
 Forced off
Flash Guide
10m Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Sync-Speed
BEST
1s
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
 ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
BEST
Shoe Mounting Point
 Hot
 Hot

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
BEST
JPEG Frame Rate
30fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Format
 AVI
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 AVI
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
BEST
Resolution and Capture Speed
 3840x2160@30fps
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 3840x2160@30fps
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
BEST
HD Type
 Full HD
 4K Ultra HD
 Full HD
 4K Ultra HD

Audio

Audio Format
 PCM
 MP4
 PCM
 MP4
Audio System
 Mono
 Mono

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Internal Memory
Unknown - Click to provide data 128MB
Memory Slot
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Field of View
Unknown - Click to provide data 100%
Display Resolution
1,037,000 pixels 1,040,000 pixels
BEST

Viewfinder

Lens Magnification Ratio
1.48x
BEST
0.5x
Viewfinder
 electrical
 Electronic
BEST
 electrical
 Electronic

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI Connector
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Underwater
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Underwater
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
 Movie
 Auto
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
 Movie
Photo Effect
 Art
 Sepia
 Negative film
 Vivid
 Art
 Sepia
 Negative film
 Vivid
Self-Timer
2,12 2,10
Maximum Playback Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 10x
Image Editing Mode
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
Camera File System
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 Exif 2.3
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
Built-In Processor
TruePic VII Venus Engine
Diopter Adjustment
4 - 2 -4 - 4
Eye Relief
21mm
BEST
17.5mm
Scene Mode
 Beach
 Candlelight
 Children
 Documents
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Pet
 Beach
 Candlelight
 Children
 Documents
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Pet
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 EST
 SLV
 SER
 CZE
 LAV
 UKR
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 SLK
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 JPN
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 EST
 SLV
 SER
 CZE
 LAV
 UKR
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 SLK
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 JPN

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
443g 360g
BEST
Height
93.5mm 86.2mm
Depth
63.1mm 77.4mm
Width
130.4mm 124.9mm
Lens Weight
382g 265g
BEST
Lens Length
84mm 75mm
BEST
Lens Diameter
69.9mm 67mm
BEST
Weight Including Battery
497g 410g
BEST

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,200mAh
Shot Per Battery Charge
330 shots 360 shots
BEST
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 7.2V

Operational Conditions

Relative Humidity Storage Range
10 - 90 Unknown - Click to provide data
Relative Humidity Operating Range
30 - 90 10 - 80
Storage Temperature Range
-20 - 60 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature Range
-10 - 40 0 - 40

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
Unknown - Click to provide data PHOTOfunSTUDIO 9.7 PE, SILKYPIX Developer Studio 4.3 SE, LoiLoScope
Included Cable
 USB
 AC
 USB
 AC

Other Features

Interface
- SD Memory Card USB 2.0,Micro HDMI,External microphone input,Remote input
Dimension
93.5 x 130.4 x 63.1 124.9 x 77.4 x 86.2
Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 14 - 42
Aperture Range
3.5 - 6.3 Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Shutter Speed Range
60 - 1/8000 60 secs - 1/4000th
3D Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data Yes,with compatible lens
USB Cable
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Aspect Ratio
 4:3
 4:3

Technical Details

Magnification
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.25x / 0.50x
Continuous Shooting
Unknown - Click to provide data 8 fps
Continuous Shooting Speed (max)
10 8
3D Shooting
Unknown - Click to provide data Yes,with compatible lens
Display Diagonal
Unknown - Click to provide data 76.2
Battery Life
Unknown - Click to provide data Approx. 350 shots
Built-In WiFi
Unknown - Click to provide data Yes
Other Features
Unknown - Click to provide data Resolution: 1040,000 dots
Audio Recording Format
 MP4
 MP4
Housing Material
 Metal
 Metal
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