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

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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1400 ms startup delay
3D
Takes 3D photos
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

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
 
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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
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 Slightly cheaper $229.99 vs $349.00
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The best price we've seen is $119 cheaper (more than 30% less)
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similarities

Compared to recent mirrorless cameras

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Sensor cleaning Self cleaning sensors Help
Avoids dust in your photos
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
DMC-GX1:$349.00
Q7:$229.99
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
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

$475 body only

$545 - $598 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
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$448 - $528

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
Canon EOS M

Canon EOS M

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$236 body only

$315 - $970 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
Olympus PEN E-PM2

Olympus PEN E-PM2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$437 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
Fujifilm X-A1

Fujifilm X-A1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$463 - $503 with 16-50mm lens

Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
Startup delay Has significantly less startup delay
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Weight Is slightly heavier
Olympus OM-D E-M5

Olympus OM-D E-M5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$599 body only

$699 with 14-42mm lens

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

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$639 - $698 body only

$746 - $748 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

$600 body only

$630 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-GF6

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$390 body only

$448 - $518 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Image stabilization Image stabilization
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
External flash No external flash support
Olympus PEN E-PL5

Olympus PEN E-PL5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$438 with 14-42mm lens

Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Dynamic range More dynamic range
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Pro digicam

$308 - $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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Pentax Q10

Pentax Q10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$160 body only

$179 with 5-83mm lens

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

Pentax Q

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$110 body only

$350 with 5mm 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

$306 - $347 body only

$398 - $497 with 5-15mm lens

Lowest price Slightly more expensive
Pentax MX-1

Pentax MX-1

Pro digicam

$292 - $800

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

$300 - $420 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

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