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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-GX7

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Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
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
Size
Smaller
123×71×55 mm vs 121×93×70 mm
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Around 40% smaller
Screen resolution
Slightly higher resolution screen
1,040k dots vs 921k dots
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More than 10% higher resolution screen
Weight
Lighter
402 g vs 558 g
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Around 30% lighter
Thickness
Thinner
2.2" vs 2.8"
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More than 20% thinner
Viewfinder size
Slightly larger viewfinder
0.67x vs 0.63x
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More than 10% larger viewfinder
Fastest shutter speed
Slightly faster max shutter speed
1/8000s vs 1/6000s
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More than 20% faster max shutter speed
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Built-in focus motor
Has a built-in focus motor
Yes vs No
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Autofocuses with all autofocus lenses
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Autofocus
Faster autofocus
Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
Battery life
Significantly longer battery life
480 shots vs 320 shots
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50% more shots per battery charge
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs LIVEMOS
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
True resolution
Higher true resolution
21.1 MP vs 16 MP
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Capture more than 30% more detail in your photos
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
51,200 ISO vs 25,600 ISO
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The K-S1's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Lowest price
Much cheaper
$329.00 vs $4,049.21
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The best price we've seen is $3,720 cheaper (12.3x less)
Viewfinder
Has an optical viewfinder
Pentaprism vs Digital
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Optical viewfinders save battery life and are more detailed
Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
113 lenses vs 108 lenses
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Almost the same
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths
              Movie continuous focus Focus continuously recording movies Help
              Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
              Lens availability Many lenses available Help
              DMC-GX7108 lenses
              K-S1113 lenses
              Interchangeable lenses Interchangeable lenses Help
              Many lenses to choose from
              Supports 24p 24p support Help
              For that film look
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              External flash not needed
              External flash Each supports an external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
              DMC-GX7Digital
              K-S1Pentaprism
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              DMC-GX71/8000s
              K-S11/6000s
              Common Weaknesses
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              DMC-GX71080p @ 60fps
              K-S11080p @ 30fps
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported
              Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
              Need to shelter it from weather
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              DMC-GX75 fps
              K-S15.4 fps

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