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

3 Reasons For
Higher megapixel Edit
The Olympus OM-D E-M1 is a 16.3MP digital camera. That's 0.3MP higher than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 (16MP). 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.

Bigger eye relief Edit
Olympus OM-D E-M1 is 21mm Eye relief, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 is only a 17.5mm 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.

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 90 reviews).
7 Reasons For
More total megapixels Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 is a 16.84MP digital camera. That's 0.039999999999999MP more than the Olympus OM-D E-M1 (16.84MP).
Smaller ISO sensitivity (min) Edit
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 is 100 minimum ISO speed. That's 100 smaller than the Olympus OM-D E-M1 (100).
Higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 is 1,040,000 pixels display resolution. That's 3,000 pixels higher than the Olympus OM-D E-M1 (1,040,000 pixels).
Lighter Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 has a weight of 360g, but the Olympus OM-D E-M1 is a 443g 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.

360.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The number of battery life (CIPA standard)s on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 is 360.00, but the Olympus OM-D E-M1 only takes 330.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s. 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.

Cheaper by $101
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 costs $101.01 less than the Olympus OM-D E-M1.
1 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

8 Reasons Against
Less total megapixels Edit
The Olympus OM-D E-M1 is a 16.8MP digital camera. That's 0.039999999999999MP less than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 (16.84MP).
Bigger ISO sensitivity (min) 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).
Lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Olympus OM-D E-M1 is a 1,037,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 3,000 pixels lower than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 (1,040,000 pixels).
83g heavier Edit
The Olympus OM-D E-M1 has a weight of 443g, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 is a 360g 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.

Only 330.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Olympus OM-D E-M1 is a digital camera that takes 330.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 only takes 360.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s. 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 $101
The Olympus OM-D E-M1 is $101.01 more expensive than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7.
Not as many stockists
The Olympus OM-D E-M1 is only stocked by 2 shops, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 is stocked by 3 stores. 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 eleven months
The Olympus OM-D E-M1 is eleven months older than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7.
3 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 is a 16MP digital camera. That's 0.3MP lower than the Olympus OM-D E-M1 (16MP). 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.

20% smaller eye relief Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 has an eye relief of 17.5mm, however the Olympus OM-D E-M1 is a 21mm 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.

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
16.3MP
BEST
16MP
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 Live MOS
 Live MOS
Still Image Resolution(s)
 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
Image Formats Supported
 RAW
 JPG
 MPO
 RAW
 JPG
 MPO
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
17.3 x 13 17.3 x 13
Total Megapixels
16.8MP 16.84MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer Location
 Lens
 Lens
Supported Aspect Ratios
 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 of Product
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Maximum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 22
Minimum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.5
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 84mm
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 28mm
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Unknown - Click to provide data 14 - 42
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Unknown - Click to provide data 12/9
Lens Mount Interface
 Four Thirds
 Micro Four Thirds
 Four Thirds
 Micro Four Thirds
Number of Aspheric Elements
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Number of Diaphragm Blades
Unknown - Click to provide data 7
Filter Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 52mm

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 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
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Closest Focusing Distance
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.3m
Auto Focus (AF) Points
800 Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection
 Manual
 Manual
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 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 Sensitivity
 50
 160
 250
 500
 1600
 2500
 25
 64
 80
 100
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 3200
 6400
 12800
 25600
 50
 160
 250
 500
 1600
 2500
 25
 64
 80
 100
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 3200
 6400
 12800
 25600
ISO Sensitivity (max)
25,600 25,600
ISO Sensitivity (min)
200 100
BEST
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Light Metering
 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

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
60s 60s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter Type
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

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

Video

Full HD Video
 Full HD video
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
BEST
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
30fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Formats Supported
 AVI
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 AVI
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 3840 x 2160
BEST
Resolution At Capture Speed
 3840x2160@30fps
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280x720@30fps
 3840x2160@30fps
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280x720@30fps
BEST
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 4K Ultra HD
 Full HD
 4K Ultra HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio Formats Supported
 PCM
BEST
 PCM
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio System
 Mono
 Mono
Noise Reduction
 Noise reduction
Unknown - Click to provide data

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Memory Slots
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 3"
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Field of View
Unknown - Click to provide data 100%
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
1,037,000 pixels 1,040,000 pixels
BEST
Second Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Second display

Viewfinder

Magnification
1.48x Unknown - Click to provide data
Viewfinder Type
 electrical
 Electronic
BEST
 electrical
 Electronic

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PictBridge
HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
Microphone in
 Microphone in
 Microphone in
HDMI Connector Type
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0

Camera

3D
 3D
Unknown - Click to provide data
GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
White Balance
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Underwater
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Underwater
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
 Auto
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
Photo Effects
 Sepia
 Negative film
 Vivid
 Sepia
 Negative film
 Vivid
Self-Timer Delay
2,12 2,10
Calendar
 Calendar
Unknown - Click to provide data
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 16x
Dioptre Correction
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Dioptre correction
Anti-Dust Function
 Anti-dust function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Editing
 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
Live View
 Live view
 Live view
Tripod Mountable
 Tripod mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
Multi Burst Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Multi burst mode
Camera Playback
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
Saturation Adjustment
 Saturation adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Direct Printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Direct printing
Built-In Processor
TruePic VII Unknown - Click to provide data
Diopter Adjustment (D-D)
4 - 2 -4 - 4
Eye Relief
21mm
BEST
17.5mm
Scene Modes
 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 (OSD) Languages
 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
Unknown - Click to provide data 265g
Lens Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 75mm
Lens Diameter
Unknown - Click to provide data 67mm
Weight (including Battery)
497g 410g
BEST

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,200mAh
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
330 shots 360 shots
BEST
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 7.2V

Operational Conditions

Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
10 - 90 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
30 - 90 10 - 80
Storage Temperature (T-T)
-20 - 60 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature (T-T)
-10 - 40 0 - 40

System Requirements

Windows Operating Systems Supported
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Windows operating systems supported

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
Unknown - Click to provide data PHOTOfunSTUDIO 9.7 PE/(Windows Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8 / Windows 8.1)/SILKYPIX Developer Studio 4.3 SE/(Windows Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8 / Windows 8.1, Mac OS X v10.5 - v10.10)/LoiLoScope /(Windows Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8 / Windows 8.1)
Cables Included
 USB
 AC
 USB
 AC
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Battery Charger Included
 Battery charger included
 Battery charger included
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data
Data Network
 Not supported
 Not supported

Other Features

USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
 USB 2.0 ports quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Ports Quantity
 HDMI ports quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Connectivity
 USB connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Magnification
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.25x / 0.50x
Self-Timer
 Self-timer
 Self-timer
Lens Cap Included
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
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