Sony NEX 7 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2

Winner
Sony NEX-7

100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2

66

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony NEX 7

High true resolution
True resolution
24 MP
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
223 ms shutter lag
Really small
Size
Compact (111×59×38 mm)
Thin
Thickness
1.5"
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2

Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1100 ms startup delay

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

$447 - $448 body only

$529 - $548 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Focus points More focus points
Size Larger
Sony Alpha NEX-6

Sony Alpha NEX-6

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$786 body only

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Focus points More focus points
Startup delay Much more startup delay
Sony Alpha a6500

Sony Alpha a6500

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,398 body only

$1,498 - $1,499 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Focus points Many more focus points
Battery life Significantly shorter battery life

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$591 with 14-42mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Supports 24p No 24p support
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$118 body only

$290 with 14mm lens

Size Significantly smaller
Thickness Much thinner
Viewfinder No viewfinder
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$769 body only

$1,250 with 45-150mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Screen type Has an OLED screen
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

discussion

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