Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7
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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
2x bigger digital zoom Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 has a digital zoom of 4xx, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is only a 2xx digital zoom digital camera (2x smaller). Read more

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

21% lighter Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 is a 360gg digital camera. That's 75g lighter than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 (435gg). 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.

Moderately narrower Edit
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 is 124.9mmmm wide, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is a 133.2mmmm wide digital camera (8.3mm wider).
Thirty more shots per battery charge Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 takes 360 shots shots per battery charge, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 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.

$385 cheaper
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 is $384.97 cheaper than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8.
Three more awards
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 has 14 awards, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 has 11 awards.
9 Reasons For
Higher megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is a 20.3MPMP digital camera. That's 4.3MP higher than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 (20.3MPMP). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

23% more total megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is a 21.77MPMP digital camera. That's 4.93MP more than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 (21.77MPMP).
Two more aspheric elements Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 has three aspheric elements, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 only has one aspheric element.
Higher lens magnification ratio Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is a 1.54xx lens magnification ratio digital camera. That's 1.04x higher than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 (1.54xx). 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.

3.5mm bigger eye relief Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is a 21mmmm Eye relief digital camera, whereas 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.

11% shorter Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 has a height of 77.9mmmm. That's 8.3mm shorter than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 (77.9mmmm).
Thinner Edit
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is 61.3mmmm deep. That's 16.1mm thinner than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 (61.3mmmm).
3 shops are selling it
A greater number of sellers increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also increases the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock.
Better user reviews
Based on 12 reviews, the average user review score of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is 100%, whereas the average rating of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 is 91% (based on 82 reviews).

Reasons Against

10 Reasons Against
A lot lower megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 has a megapixel count of 16MPMP, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is a 20.3MPMP digital camera (4.3MP higher). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

A lot less total megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 has a total megapixel count of 16.84MPMP, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is a 21.77MPMP digital camera (4.93MP more).
Only one aspheric element Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 has one aspheric element, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 only has three aspheric elements.
Significantly lower lens magnification ratio Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 has a lens magnification ratio of 0.5xx, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is a 1.54xx lens magnification ratio digital camera (1.04x higher). 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.

3.5mm smaller eye relief Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 is a 17.5mmmm Eye relief digital camera. That's 3.5mm smaller than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 (21mmmm). 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.

8.3mm taller Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 has a height of 86.2mmmm, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is a 77.9mmmm tall digital camera (8.3mm shorter).
Thicker Edit
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 is 77.4mmmm deep, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is a 61.3mmmm deep digital camera (16.1mm thinner).
Fewer sellers
Only 11 retailers sells the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7, but 14 retailers sell the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8. Read more
The smaller the number of stores that stock this digital camera, the lower the competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
One year older
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 is older than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 by one year.
Lower user review Score
The average user rating of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 is 91%, whereas the average user rating of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is 100% (based on 12 reviews).
6 Reasons Against
2x smaller digital zoom Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is a 2xx digital zoom digital camera. That's 2x smaller than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 (2xx). Read more

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

18% heavier Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 has a weight of 435gg, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 is a 360gg digital camera (75g 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.

7% wider Edit
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is 133.2mmmm wide. That's 8.3mm wider than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 (133.2mmmm).
Only 330 shots shots per battery charge Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 takes 330 shots shots per battery charge, however 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.

More expensive by $385
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is $384.97 more expensive than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7.
Three less awards
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 has only received 11 awards, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 has received 14 awards.

Awards

14 Awards
01net.com: 5 Star
digifotopro.nl: Gold
Digital Versus: 5 Star
DP Review: Silver
Ephotozine: Editor's Choice
Expert Reviews: Best Buy
ljudochbild.se: Especially Recommended
Lydogbilde.no: Especially Recommended
lydogbillede.dk: Especially Recommended 5 Star
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
photoreview.com.au: Editor's Choice
Pocket Lint: Recommended
pricerunner.se: Recommended
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice
11 Awards
01net.com: 5 Star
Digital Versus: 5 Star
dkamera.de: Recommended
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
ljudochbild.se: Especially Recommended
Lydogbilde.no: Especially Recommended
lydogbillede.dk: Especially Recommended 5 Star
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
photoreview.com.au: Editor's Choice
Pocket Lint: Recommended
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

19 months Ago 7 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 MILC
 MILC
Megapixel Count
16MP 20.3MP
BEST
Sensor Type
 Live MOS
 Live MOS
Still Image Resolution
 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
 5184 x 3456
 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
 5184 x 3456
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 5184 x 3888
 5184 x 3888
BEST
Aspect Ratio
 4:3
 4:3
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
 MPO
 RAW
 JPG
 MPO
Full-Frame Sensor Size
17.3 x 13 17.3 x 13
Total Megapixel Count
16.84MP 21.77MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Lens
 Lens
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
Image Sensor Size
 4/3
 4/3
BEST

Design

Colour
 Silver
 Silver
Maximum Waterproof Depth
Body Material
 Metal
 Magnesium
 Metal
 Magnesium
Protection Feature
 Dust resistant
 Splash proof
 Dust resistant
 Splash proof

Lens System

Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
4x
BEST
2x
Maximum Aperture
22 22
Minimum Aperture
3.5 3.5
Maximum Focal Length
84mm
BEST
280mm
Minimum Focal Length
28mm 28mm
Focal Length Range
14 - 42 14 - 140
Lens Structure
12/9 14/12
Lens Mount Interface
 Four Thirds
 Micro Four Thirds
 Four Thirds
 Micro Four Thirds
Aspheric Element
1 3
BEST
Diaphragm Blades
7 7
Filter Size
52mm 58mm

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 spot
 multi point
 flexible spot
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Flexible Spot Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 single
 continuous
 spot
 multi point
 flexible spot
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Flexible Spot Auto Focus
 Face tracking
Closest Focusing Distance
0.3m 0.3m
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 Auto
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 Auto
ISO Speed
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
 Auto
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
 Auto
Maximum ISO Speed
25,600 25,600
Minimum ISO Speed
100 100
Light Metering Mode
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 5EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 5EV (1/3EV 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
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Forced on
 Forced off
 Second curtain synchro
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Forced on
 Forced off
 Second curtain synchro
 Flash off
Flash Sync-Speed
1s 1s
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
BEST
 ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
Shoe Mounting Point
 Hot
 Hot

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
Video Format
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
Resolution and Capture Speed
 3840x2160@30fps
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 3840x2160@25fps
 3840x2160@30fps
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 3840x2160@25fps
BEST
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD

Audio

Audio Format
 MP4
 AAC++
BEST
 MP4
 AAC++
Audio System
 Mono
 Mono

Memory

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

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 OLED
 OLED
BEST
Field of View
100% 100%
Display Resolution
1,040,000 pixels 1,040,000 pixels

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 3"
Lens Magnification Ratio
0.5x 1.54x
BEST
Viewfinder
 Electronic
 Electronic

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI Connector
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 ATW
 Halogen
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 ATW
 Halogen
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Movie
 Manual
 Auto
 Movie
 Manual
Photo Effect
 Negative film
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Sepia
 Negative film
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Sepia
Self-Timer
2,10 2,10
Maximum Playback Zoom
10x Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Editing Mode
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
 RAW
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
 RAW
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
Start-Up Time
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,000ms
Built-In Processor
Venus Engine Venus Engine
Diopter Adjustment
-4 - 4 -4 - 3
Eye Relief
17.5mm 21mm
BEST
Scene Mode
 Children
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Children
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 CZE
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 CZE
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
360g
BEST
435g
Height
86.2mm 77.9mm
BEST
Depth
77.4mm 61.3mm
BEST
Width
124.9mm
BEST
133.2mm
Lens Weight
265g 265g
Lens Length
75mm 75mm
Lens Diameter
67mm 67mm
Weight Including Battery
410g
BEST
487g

Battery

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

Operational Conditions

Relative Humidity Operating Range
10 - 80 10 - 80
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 0 - 40

Packaging Content

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

Other Features

Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.44kg
Interface
USB 2.0,Micro HDMI,External microphone input,Remote input USB 2.0,HDMI,Audio video output,Remote input,External microphone input
Dimension
124.9 x 77.4 x 86.2 77.9 x 63.1 x 133.2
Focal Length
14 - 42 Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Shutter Speed Range
60 secs - 1/4000th 60 secs - 1/8000th
Remote Release Terminal
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
3D Mode
Yes,with compatible lens Yes
USB Cable
1 1
Aspect Ratio
 4:3
 4:3

Technical Details

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