Updated (July, 2013): Compare the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 vs Pentax Q7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

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Pentax Q7

Pentax Q7

     

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax Q7

Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Size
Really small
Compact 102x58x34 mm
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from
 

differences

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
Lens availability
Much more lenses available
40 lenses vs 7 lenses
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More than 5.5x more lenses available
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Movie continuous focus
Continuous video focus
Yes vs No
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Record movies without worrying about focus
True resolution
Higher true resolution
16 MP vs 12 MP
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Capture more than 30% more detail in your photos
Sensor size
Larger sensor
Four thirds 17.3x13.0mm vs 1/1.8" 7.4x5.6mm
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Around 5.5x larger sensor
Battery life
Longer battery life
310 shots vs 250 shots
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More than 20% more shots per battery charge
Longest exposure
Much longer exposures
60s vs 30s
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2x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Pentax Q7

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Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs LIVEMOS
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Size
Smaller
102x58x34 mm vs 116x68x39 mm
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More than 30% smaller
Weight
Lighter
200 g vs 318 g
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Around 40% lighter
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/8000s vs 1/4000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
Thickness
Thinner
1.3" vs 1.5"
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More than 10% thinner
Lowest price
Cheaper
$219.99 vs $495.00
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The best price we've seen is $275 cheaper (2.3x less)
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similarities

Compared to recent mirrorless cameras

Common Strengths
Sensor cleaning Self cleaning sensors Help
Avoids dust in your photos
External flash Each supports an external flash Help
Better lighting
Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
External flash not needed
Common Weaknesses
Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
You could stitch photos in post
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
460k dots
External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
Limited to the in-camera mic
Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
Can only preview photos on the screen
Sensor size Very small sensors Help
DMC-GX1:Four thirds 17.3x13.0mm
Q7:1/1.8" 7.4x5.6mm
Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
DMC-GX1:310 shots
Q7:250 shots
Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
Need to shelter it from weather

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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$349 body only

$498 - $748 with 12-32mm lens

Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
External flash Doesn't support an external flash
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Pro digicam

$345 - $348

Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
Dynamic range Has significantly wider dynamic range
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Thickness Is thicker
Olympus PEN E-PL5

Olympus PEN E-PL5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$407 with 14-42mm lens

Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
Color depth Has significantly more color depth
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
Canon PowerShot G1X

Canon PowerShot G1X

Boutique

$549 - $1,227

Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Thickness Is thicker
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$498 - $798

Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
External flash Doesn't support an external flash
Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$298 with 16-50mm lens

Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
External flash Doesn't support an external flash
Canon EOS M

Canon EOS M

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$235 body only

$315 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$478 - $563 body only

$590 - $798 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Size Larger
Thickness Significantly thicker
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$584 body only

$614 with 14-45mm lens

Battery life Longer battery life
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$133 body only

$280 with 14-42mm lens

Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Size Smaller
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Low light performance More noise at high ISO
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$342 body only

$470 with 14-42mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Size Significantly larger
Thickness Much thicker

Pentax Q7 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Pentax Q10

Pentax Q10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$150 body only

$179 with 5-83mm lens

Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Supports 24p No 24p support
True resolution Lower true resolution
Pentax Q

Pentax Q

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$120 body only

$321 with 5-15mm lens

Movie continuous focus Continuous video focus
Size Slightly smaller
Supports 24p No 24p support
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
Pentax Q-S1

Pentax Q-S1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$236 - $297 body only

$347 - $364 with 5-15mm lens

Pentax MX-1

Pentax MX-1

Pro digicam

$343

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only
Supports 24p No 24p support
Nikon 1 J1

Nikon 1 J1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$189 with 10-30mm lens

Autofocus Faster video autofocus
Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
Image stabilization No image stabilization
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR

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