Updated (September 2012): Compare the Canon EOS 7D vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3

Canon EOS 7D vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3

Winner
Canon EOS 7D

53

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3

45

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 7D

Many lenses available
Lens availability
220 lenses
Great battery life
Battery life
800 shots
Phase detection autofocus
Badge
fast and accurate
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 60fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies

galleries

Explore our gallery of 43 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 7D.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3.

competitors

Canon EOS 7D Competitors

Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D

Pro DSLR

$1,877 with 18-135mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Viewfinder coverage Much less viewfinder coverage
Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$999 - $1,499 body only

$1,330 - $1,899 with 24-105mm lens

GPS Has a GPS
Battery life Significantly longer battery life
Viewfinder coverage Much less viewfinder coverage
Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Pro DSLR

$949 - $1,399 body only

$1,275 - $1,799 with 18-135mm lens

GPS Has a GPS
Storage slots Has more storage slots
Battery life Shorter battery life

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 Competitors

Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$602 body only

Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
Lens availability Much more lenses available
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$864 with 14-42mm lens

Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Supports 24p No 24p support
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Size Smaller
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen

discussion

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Avatar for Radu Tutuianu Radu Tutuianu (10:13 AM, September 18, 2013)
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code (10:05 PM, July 11, 2013)
This is quite a silly review. I wouldn't recommend using this review for deciding which camera to purchase. GH3 is capably os using so many more lenses since its mirrorless creating the proper space between the sensor and lenses with the use of a lens adapter. as well as the old sensor that are still in 7Ds. 2 processors vs 4 processors in the GH3. It all depends what you would want to use the camera for. GH3 for video destroys the 7D.
 
Steve Rawls (3:46 AM, May 16, 2013)
These reviews/comparisons are sooooo biased.... The reviewer fails to mention so many advantages of the Lumix GH3 and other Lumix camera models when compared to Canon and Nikon DSLR's. Such as the fact that the 7D can only record video for 12 minutes and sometimes becomes too hot to continue recording video and shuts down. Didn't see that as a disadvantage. Or that the Canon models do not have accurate/continued auto focus when in the video mode as compared to the GH3 or the GH2. Didn't see that mentioned as a disadvantage. And there are many others that aren't listed. So many of the Lumix attributes are totally ignored. If you're looking to purchase a new camera please don't do so using these comparisons !