Sony NEX 7 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2

Winner
Sony NEX-7

76

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2

54

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony NEX 7

Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
13.4 EV
High true resolution
True resolution
24 MP
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Really small
Size
Compact (111×59×38 mm)
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2

Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1100 ms startup delay
Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
108 lenses
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony NEX-7.

competitors

Sony NEX-7 Competitors

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$498 body only

$593 - $648 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Sony Alpha a6300

Sony Alpha a6300

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$998 body only

$1,148 with 16-50mm lens

Focus points Many more focus points
Weather sealed Weather sealed
Size Larger
Sony Alpha NEX-6

Sony Alpha NEX-6

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$549 body only

$1,126 with 16-50mm lens

Focus points More focus points
Weight Slightly lighter
3D Doesn't take 3D photos

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$548 - $748 body only

$1,219 with 45-150mm lens

Screen type Has an OLED screen
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,053 - $1,298 body only

$1,700 - $2,737 with 35-100mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Screen type Has an OLED screen
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$498 body only

$593 - $648 with 16-50mm lens

Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
3D Doesn't take 3D photos

discussion

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