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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 vs Pentax Q7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1
Pentax Q7

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
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
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
259 ms shutter lag
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax Q7

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
Weight
Light-weight
200 g

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1.
Explore our gallery of 2 sample photos taken by the Pentax Q7.

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
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
Lens availability
Significantly more lenses available
40 lenses vs 7 lenses
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More than 5.5x more lenses available
True resolution
Higher true resolution
16 MP vs 12 MP
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Capture more than 30% more detail in your photos
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
  1. 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
102×58×34 mm vs 116×68×39 mm
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More than 30% smaller
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/8000s vs 1/4000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
Weight
Lighter
200 g vs 318 g
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Around 40% lighter
Thickness
Thinner
1.3" vs 1.5"
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More than 10% thinner
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recommendations

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similarities

Compared to recent mirrorless cameras

Common Strengths
Sensor cleaning Self cleaning sensors Help
Avoids dust in your photos
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
DMC-GX1$249.95
Q7$272.56
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
Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
Need to shelter it from weather
True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
DMC-GX116 MP
Q712 MP
Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
slower focusing

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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$396 body only

$449 - $500 with 12-32mm lens

Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
External flash Doesn't support an external flash
Olympus PEN E-PL5

Olympus PEN E-PL5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$492 with 14-42mm lens

Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
Color depth Has much more color depth
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$548 - $648 body only

$698 - $798 with 16-50mm lens

Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
Overall image quality Has much better image quality
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Thickness Is thicker
Sony NEX-5N

Sony NEX-5N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$450 body only

$803 with 16-50mm lens

Overall image quality Has significantly 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-GF3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$150 body only

$280 with 14-42mm lens

Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
External flash Doesn't support an external flash

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$574 body only

$599 - $648 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Size Larger
Thickness Thicker
Placeholder

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$390 body only

$452 - $518 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Image stabilization Image stabilization
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
External flash No external flash support
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$350 body only

$630 with 14-45mm lens

Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Color depth Better color depth
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$177 body only

$265 with 14mm lens

Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Startup delay Less startup delay
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Low light performance Slightly more noise at high ISO
Canon PowerShot G1X

Canon PowerShot G1X

Boutique

$417 - $473

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
3D Doesn't take 3D photos

Pentax Q7 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Pentax Q10

Pentax Q10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$160 body only

Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Supports 24p No 24p support
True resolution Lower true resolution
Pentax Q-S1

Pentax Q-S1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$297 - $347 body only

$375 - $430 with 5-15mm lens

Pentax Q

Pentax Q

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$215 body only

$350 with 5mm lens

Movie continuous focus Continuous video focus
Thickness Slightly thinner
Supports 24p No 24p support
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
Fujifilm X-M1

Fujifilm X-M1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$279 - $329 body only

$599 with 16-50mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Supports 24p No 24p support
Pentax MX-1

Pentax MX-1

Pro digicam

$389

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

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