Leica M Monochrom vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7

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Leica M Monochrom
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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
16% higher megapixel count Edit
The Leica M Monochrom is a 19MP digital camera. That's 3MP higher than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 (16MP). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Bigger battery capacity Edit
The Leica M Monochrom is a 1,900mAh battery digital camera. That's 875mAh bigger than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 (1,025mAh).
5 shops are selling it
The more sellers stock the product, the greater competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
Better user reviews
Based on 52 user reviews, the average review score of the Leica M Monochrom is 96%, but the average rating of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 is 87% (based on 3 reviews).
7 Reasons For
Larger screen size Edit
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 is 3" screen. That's 0.5" larger than the Leica M Monochrom (3"). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

78% higher display resolution Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 is a 1,040,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 810,000 pixels higher than the Leica M Monochrom (1,040,000 pixels).
Vastly lighter Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 has a weight of 360g, however the Leica M Monochrom is a 600g digital camera (240g heavier). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

WiFi connectivity Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 supports WiFi connectivity, whereas the Leica M Monochrom does not support WiFi connectivity. Read more

WiFi connectivity allows you upload photos to your computer and the internet without connecting the camera to the computer with a cable.

WiFi connectivity makes it easier to upload your photos as you will not need a cable. Most cameras will also allow you to print photos via Wifi.

Cheaper by £4,447
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 is £4,447.01 cheaper than the Leica M Monochrom.
Twenty-three more awards
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 has 24 awards from expert review sites, but the Leica M Monochrom has 1 award.
Marginally better expert reviews
Based on 102 reviews, the average expert review score of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 is 87%, whereas the average rating of the Leica M Monochrom is 85% (based on 26 reviews).

Reasons Against

8 Reasons Against
20% smaller screen size Edit
The Leica M Monochrom has a screen size of 2.5". That's 0.5" smaller than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 (3"). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

810,000 pixels lower display resolution Edit
The Leica M Monochrom is a 230,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 810,000 pixels lower than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 (1,040,000 pixels).
A lot heavier Edit
The Leica M Monochrom has a weight of 600g, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 is a 360g digital camera (240g lighter). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

Does not support WiFi connectivity Edit
The Leica M Monochrom does not support WiFi connectivity, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 supports WiFi connectivity. Read more

WiFi connectivity allows you upload photos to your computer and the internet without connecting the camera to the computer with a cable.

WiFi connectivity makes it easier to upload your photos as you will not need a cable. Most cameras will also allow you to print photos via Wifi.

More expensive by £4,447
The Leica M Monochrom is £4,447.01 more expensive than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7.
Older by over one year
The Leica M Monochrom is 17 months older than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7.
Twenty-three less awards
The Leica M Monochrom has only received 1 award, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 has received 24 awards.
Expert review Rating is a bit Worse
The Leica M Monochrom has an average expert score of 85%, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 has an average expert rating of 87% (based on 102 reviews).
4 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 is a 16MP digital camera. That's 3MP lower than the Leica M Monochrom (16MP). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Smaller battery capacity Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 has a battery capacity of 1,025mAh. That's 875mAh smaller than the Leica M Monochrom (1,025mAh).
Fewer sellers
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 is only stocked by 2 sellers, but the Leica M Monochrom is stocked by 7 retailers. Read more
The fewer the number of sellers that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
User review Rating is Worse
The average user rating of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 is 87%, whereas the average user rating of the Leica M Monochrom is 96% (based on 52 reviews).

Awards

1 Award
PC Mag: Editor's Choice
24 Awards
01net.com: 5 Star
Akam.no: Recommended
CNET.com.au: Editor's Choice
Cnetfrance.fr: Editor's Choice
Digital Versus: 5 Star
digitallife.se: Recommended
DP Review: Silver
Ephotozine: Editor's Choice
focus-numerique.fr: Recommended
fotomaniak.pl: Editor's Choice
fotovideo.nu: Recommended
hardwarezone.com.ph: Recommended
Imaging Resource.com: Dave's Pick
Les Numeriques.com: 5 Star
ljudochbild.se: Especially Recommended
lydogbillede.dk: Especially Recommended 6 Star
macworld.co.uk: Editor's Choice
PhotographyBlog.com: Essential
photoreview.com.au: Editor's Choice
Pocket Lint: Recommended
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice
smartson.se: Recommended
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
What Digital Camera: Gold

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Average User Rating

Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 MILC
 MILC
Megapixel Count
19MP
BEST
16MP
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CCD
BEST
 CCD
Still Image Resolution
 2592 x 1728
 1728 x 1152
 4592 x 3448
 4592 x 2584
 3424 x 3424
 3232 x 2424
 3232 x 2160
 3232 x 1824
 2416 x 2416
 2272 x 1704
 2272 x 1520
 1712 x 1712
 1824 x 1368
 1824 x 1216
 1920 x 1080
 1824 x 1024
 2592 x 1728
 1728 x 1152
 4592 x 3448
 4592 x 2584
 3424 x 3424
 3232 x 2424
 3232 x 2160
 3232 x 1824
 2416 x 2416
 2272 x 1704
 2272 x 1520
 1712 x 1712
 1824 x 1368
 1824 x 1216
 1920 x 1080
 1824 x 1024
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 5212 x 3472
BEST
 5212 x 3472
Image Format
 JPG
 DNG
 RAW
 MPO
 JPG
 DNG
 RAW
 MPO
BEST
Full-Frame Sensor Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 17.3 x 13
Total Megapixel Count
Unknown - Click to provide data 16.84MP
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
BEST

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black
Body Material
 Leather
 Magnesium
 Leatherette
 Leather
 Magnesium
 Leatherette

Lens System

Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 4x
Maximum Aperture
Unknown - Click to provide data 22
Minimum Aperture
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.5
Maximum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 280mm
Minimum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 28mm
Focal Length Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 14 - 140
Lens Structure
Unknown - Click to provide data 14/12
Lens Mount Interface
 Leica M
 Four Thirds
 Micro Four Thirds
 Leica M
 Four Thirds
 Micro Four Thirds
Filter Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 58mm

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Single Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 single
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Single Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
BEST
Closest Focusing Distance
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.3m
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Aperture priority AE
 shutter priority
 Shutter priority AE
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Aperture priority AE
 shutter priority
 Shutter priority AE
ISO Speed
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1000
 1600
 3200
 6400
 10000
 125
 12800
 25600
 25
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1000
 1600
 3200
 6400
 10000
 125
 12800
 25600
 25
Maximum ISO Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 25,600
Minimum ISO Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 125
Auto Exposure Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto exposure lock
Light Metering Mode
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 5EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 5EV (1/3EV step)
BEST
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 60s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter
 Mechanical
 Mechanical

Flash

Flash Mode
 Forced on
 Forced off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Forced on
 Forced off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
Flash Sync-Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 1s
Shoe Mounting Point
 Shoe mounting point
Unknown - Click to provide data
Shoe Mounting Point
 Hot
 Hot

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
BEST
JPEG Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 60fps
Video Format
 AVCHD
 AVC
 AVCHD
 AVC
BEST
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
BEST
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
BEST
Video Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in microphone
Audio Format
 AAC++
 AAC++
Voice Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Voice recording

Memory

Memory Card
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
BEST
Maximum Memory Card Size
32GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Slot
1 1

Display

Screen Size
2.5" 3"
BEST
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Field of View
Unknown - Click to provide data 100%
Display Resolution
230,000 pixels 1,040,000 pixels
BEST

Viewfinder

Lens Magnification Ratio
0.68x Unknown - Click to provide data

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PictBridge
HDMI Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDMI port
HDMI Connector
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
BEST
USB Connector
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
Shooting Mode
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
Photo Effect
 Vivid
 Vivid
Self-Timer
2,12 2,10
Image Editing Mode
 Rotating
 Crop
 Rotating
 Crop
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 Exif
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 Exif
BEST
Live View
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Live view
Tripod Mount
 Tripod mount
 Tripod mount
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Movie
 Single image
Saturation Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Saturation adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Contrast adjustment
Brightness Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Brightness adjustment
Diopter Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data -4 - 3
Scene Mode
 Backlight
 Portrait
 Backlight
 Portrait
On Screen Display Language
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 ESP
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 ESP

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
600g 360g
BEST
Height
80mm 70.7mm
Depth
37mm 54.6mm
Width
139mm 122.6mm
Lens Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 265g
Lens Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 75mm
Lens Diameter
Unknown - Click to provide data 67mm
Weight Including Battery
600g 402g
BEST

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity
1,900mAh
BEST
1,025mAh
Shot Per Battery Charge
Unknown - Click to provide data 320 shots
Battery Voltage
3.7V 7.2V

Operational Conditions

Relative Humidity Operating Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 10 - 80
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 0 - 40

System Requirements

Mac Operating System
 Mac operating system
Unknown - Click to provide data
Windows Operating System
 Windows operating system
Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom,Nik Silver Efex Pro PHOTOfunSTUDIO 9.2 PE
Included Cable
 USB
 USB
Battery Included
 Battery included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Included Battery Charger
 Included battery charger
 Included battery charger
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

WiFi Connectivity
 WiFi connectivity
 WiFi connectivity
BEST
Near Field Communication
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near field communication
Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
Technical Feature
SRGB Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 2.0 Port
 USB 2.0 port
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Built-In Speaker
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in speaker
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