Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7
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Reasons For

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

Thirty more battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 takes 360.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 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.

$102 cheaper
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 is $101.96 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.
7 Reasons For
Higher megapixel Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is a 20.3MP digital camera. That's 4.3MP higher than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 (20.3MP). 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 megapixels Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is a 21.77MP digital camera. That's 4.93MP more than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 (21.77MP).
Vastly longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 has a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 280mm, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 is only an 84mm maximum focal length digital camera (196mm shorter).
Two more number of aspheric elementss Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 has three number of aspheric elementss, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 only has one number of aspheric elements.
3.5mm bigger eye relief Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is a 21mm Eye relief digital camera, whereas 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.

Near Field Communication (NFC) Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 supports near Field Communication (NFC), whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 does not support near Field Communication (NFC).
Better user reviews
Based on 14 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 90 reviews).

Reasons Against

8 Reasons Against
A lot lower megapixel Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 has a megapixel of 16MP, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is a 20.3MP 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 megapixels Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 has a total megapixels of 16.84MP, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is a 21.77MP digital camera (4.93MP more).
3x shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 has a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 84mm. That's 196mm shorter than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 (280mm).
Only one number of aspheric elements Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 has one number of aspheric elements, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 only has three number of aspheric elementss.
3.5mm smaller eye relief Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 is a 17.5mm Eye relief digital camera. That's 3.5mm smaller than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 (21mm). 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.

Does not support near Field Communication (NFC) Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 does not support near Field Communication (NFC), however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 supports near Field Communication (NFC).
Two months older
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 is older than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 by two months.
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 14 reviews).
4 Reasons Against
18% heavier Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 has a weight of 435g, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 is a 360g 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.

Only 330.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 takes 330.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s, however 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 $102
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 is $101.96 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

21 months Ago 19 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 MILC
 MILC
Megapixel
16MP 20.3MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 Live MOS
 Live MOS
Still Image Resolution(s)
 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
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
16.84MP 21.77MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer Location
 Lens
 Lens
Supported Aspect Ratios
 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 of Product
 Silver
 Silver
Dustproof
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Dustproof
Splash Proof
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Splash proof

Lens System

Maximum Aperture Number
22 22
Minimum Aperture Number
3.5 3.5
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
84mm 280mm
BEST
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
28mm 28mm
Focal Length Range (f-F)
14 - 42 14 - 140
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
12/9 14/12
Lens Mount Interface
 Four Thirds
 Micro Four Thirds
 Four Thirds
 Micro Four Thirds
Number of Aspheric Elements
1 3
BEST
Number of Diaphragm Blades
7 7
Filter Size
52mm 58mm

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 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
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Closest Focusing Distance
0.3m 0.3m
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 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 Sensitivity
 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
ISO Sensitivity (max)
25,600 25,600
ISO Sensitivity (min)
100 100
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Light Metering
 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

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

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Forced on
 Forced off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Flash off
 Second curtain synchro
 Auto
 Forced on
 Forced off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Flash off
 Second curtain synchro
Flash Sync-Speed
1s 1s
External Flash Connector
Unknown - Click to provide data
 External flash connector
Flash Exposure Compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
BEST
 ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
Shoe Mounting Point
 Shoe mounting point
 Shoe mounting point
Shoe Mounting Point Type
 Hot
 Hot

Video

Full HD Video
 Full HD video
Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Video Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
Video Formats Supported
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolutions
 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 At Capture Speed
 3840x2160@30fps
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280x720@30fps
 3840x2160@25fps
 3840x2160@30fps
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280x720@30fps
 3840x2160@25fps
BEST
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Wind Filter
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wind filter
Audio System
 Mono
 Mono

Memory

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

Display

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

Viewfinder

Magnification
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.54x
Viewfinder Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
Microphone in
 Microphone in
 Microphone in
HDMI Connector Type
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0

Camera

GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
White Balance
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 ATW
 Halogen
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 ATW
 Halogen
Photo Effects
 Negative film
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Sepia
 Negative film
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Sepia
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 2,10
Multi-Shot
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Multi-shot
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
16x Unknown - Click to provide data
Dioptre Correction
 Dioptre correction
 Dioptre correction
Custom Colour
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Custom colour
Image Editing
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
 RAW
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
 RAW
Live View
 Live view
 Live view
Multi Burst Mode
 Multi burst mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Playback
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
Saturation Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Saturation adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Contrast adjustment
Direct Printing
 Direct printing
 Direct printing
Brightness Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Brightness adjustment
Diopter Adjustment (D-D)
-4 - 4 -4 - 3
Eye Relief
17.5mm 21mm
BEST
Scene Modes
 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 (OSD) Languages
 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
Depth
77.4mm 61.3mm
Width
124.9mm 133.2mm
Lens Weight
265g 265g
Lens Length
75mm 75mm
Lens Diameter
67mm 67mm
Weight (including Battery)
410g
BEST
487g

Battery

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

Operational Conditions

Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
10 - 80 10 - 80
Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 0 - 40

System Requirements

Windows Operating Systems Supported
 Windows operating systems supported
 Windows operating systems supported

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
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) Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
 USB
 AC
 USB
 AC
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Battery Charger Included
 Battery charger included
 Battery charger included
Hand Strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Hand strap

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
BEST
Data Network
 Not supported
 Not supported

Technical Details

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