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

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

True resolution
High true resolution
16 MP
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax Q7

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from
 
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-GX1

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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
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
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 Longer exposures 60s vs 30s
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2x longer exposures
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $429.99 vs $521.35
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The best price we've seen is $91 cheaper (around 20% less)
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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
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similarities

Compared to recent mirrorless cameras

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
HDR In-camera HDR Help
Combines multiple exposures
External flash Each supports an external flash Help
Better lighting
Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
External flash not needed
Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
You could stitch photos in post
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
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
Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
460k dots
Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
DMC-GX1:310 shots
Q7:250 shots
Sensor size Very small sensors Help
DMC-GX1:Four thirds 17.3x13.0mm
Q7:1/1.8" 7.4x5.6mm

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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic GX7

Panasonic GX7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$690 - $809 body only

$889 - $1,098 with 14-42mm lens

Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$650 - $748 with 12-32mm lens

Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
External flash Doesn't support an external flash
Olympus PEN E-PL5

Olympus PEN E-PL5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$484 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
Olympus PEN E-PM2

Olympus PEN E-PM2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$399 with 14-42mm, 40-150mm lenses

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 EOS M

Canon EOS M

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$360 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
Sony Alpha NEX-6

Sony Alpha NEX-6

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$494 - $748 body only

$665 - $898 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
Thickness Is thicker
Olympus OM-D E-M5

Olympus OM-D E-M5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$680 - $799 body only

$880 - $1,299 with 12-50mm lens

Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 Competitors

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Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix GF6

Panasonic Lumix GF6

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$360 body only

$489 - $550 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
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$431 body only

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Overall image quality Worse image quality
True resolution Lower true resolution
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$699 with 20mm lens

Battery life Longer battery life
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Touch screen No touch screen
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Pro digicam

$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

Pentax Q7 Competitors

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Disadvantages

Pentax Q10

Pentax Q10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Lowest price Cheaper
Supports 24p No 24p support
Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
Pentax Q

Pentax Q

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$110 body only

Movie continuous focus Continuous video focus
Lowest price Cheaper
Supports 24p No 24p support
Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
Pentax MX-1

Pentax MX-1

Pro digicam

$239 - $292

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
Sony Alpha NEX-3N

Sony Alpha NEX-3N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$320 body only

$450 with 16-50mm lens

Battery life Much longer battery life
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Image stabilization No image stabilization
External flash No external flash support
Fujifilm FinePix x20

Fujifilm FinePix x20

Pro digicam

$401 - $598

Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only
Supports 24p No 24p support

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