Updated (July, 2013): Compare the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1

Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Size
Really small
Mid size 116x68x39 mm
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from
 
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-GX1

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3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Touch screen Has a touch screen Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Size Much smaller 116x68x39 mm vs 124x90x76 mm
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2.8x smaller
True resolution Higher true resolution 16 MP vs 12 MP
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Capture more than 30% more detail in your photos
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 12,800 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The DMC-GX1's maximum light sensitivity is 3 f-stops better
Shutter lag Less shutter lag 259 ms vs 336 ms
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More than 20% less delay when taking photos
Startup delay Less startup delay 1400 ms vs 1800 ms
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More than 20% less delay when turning on
Sensor cleaning Has a self cleaning sensor Yes vs No
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Removes dust from the sensor automatically, avoiding spots in photos
Thickness Much thinner 1.5" vs 3"
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Around 50% thinner
Weight Lighter 318 g vs 430 g
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Around 30% lighter
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster 4.2 fps vs 3 fps
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More than 40% faster continuous shooting
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-GH1

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Viewfinder Has a viewfinder Digital vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
External mic jack Has an external mic jack Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Dynamic range More dynamic range 11.6 EV vs 10.6 EV
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1 f-stop more dynamic range
Overall image quality Better image quality 64.0 vs 55.0
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Around 20% better image quality
Color depth Better color depth 21.6 bits vs 20.8 bits
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Distinguishes 0.8 more bits of color
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs LIVEMOS
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO 772 ISO vs 703 ISO
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The DMC-GH1 has a slight edge (0.1 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Battery life Slightly longer battery life 320 shots vs 310 shots
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Almost the same
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        similarities

        Compared to recent mirrorless cameras

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Lens availability Many lenses available Help
        40 lenses
        Movie continuous focus Focus continuously recording movies Help
        Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
        External flash Each supports an external flash Help
        Better lighting
        Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
        External flash not needed
        Longest exposure Long exposures Help
        60 seconds
        Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
        1/4000 of a second
        Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
        You could stitch photos in post
        Focus points Few focus points Help
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        Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
        460k dots
        Sensor size Very small sensors Help
        Four thirds 17.3x13.0mm
        Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
        Risk of blur
        Color depth Poor color depth Help
        DMC-GX1:20.8 bits
        DMC-GH1:21.6 bits
        Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
        DMC-GX1:10.6 EV
        DMC-GH1:11.6 EV
        Overall image quality Low image quality Help
        DMC-GX1:55.0
        DMC-GH1:64.0

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        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $699 with 20mm lens

        Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously while recording movies
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $290 with 14-42mm lens

        Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
        Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
        External flash Doesn't support an external flash
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $1,439 with 14-42mm lens

        Lowest price Is much more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $430 with 14-42mm lens

        Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
        Image stabilization Has image stabilization
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Olympus OM-D E-M5

        Olympus OM-D E-M5

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $799 body only

        $999 - $1,019 with 12-50mm lens

        Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
        Image stabilization Has image stabilization
        Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $606 - $748 with 12-32mm lens

        Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
        Color depth Better color depth
        Battery life Shorter battery life
        External flash No external flash support
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $848 body only

        $985 - $1,098 with 14-42mm lens

        Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
        Dynamic range More dynamic range
        Size Larger
        Thickness Significantly thicker
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $448 with 14-42mm lens

        Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Low light performance Slightly more noise at high ISO
        Olympus PEN E-PL5

        Olympus PEN E-PL5

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $500 with 14-42mm lens

        Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
        Dynamic range More dynamic range
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

        Pro digicam

        $345 - $398

        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
        Startup delay Much more startup delay
        Low light performance More noise at high ISO

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1 Competitors

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        Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $831 - $1,098 body only

        $1,528 with 20mm lens

        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Screen type Has an OLED screen
        Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
        Size Larger
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $1,698 - $1,750 body only

        $2,700 - $2,868 with 12-35mm lens

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
        Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
        Size Larger
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $748 with 14-42mm lens

        Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Low light performance Slightly more noise at high ISO
        Overall image quality Slightly worse image quality
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $430 - $450 with 14-45mm lens

        Startup delay Significantly less startup delay
        Size Significantly smaller
        Movie format Does not take movies
        Autofocus Lacks video autofocus
        Canon Rebel SL1

        Canon Rebel SL1

        Entry-level DSLR

        $499 - $500 body only

        $599 - $650 with 18-55mm lens

        Lens availability Much more lenses available
        Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
        Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
        Dynamic range Less dynamic range

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