Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 vs Pentax K-500

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7
Pentax K-500

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Reasons For

11 Reasons For
3% more total megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 is a 16.84MP digital camera. That's 0.35MP more than the Pentax K-500 (16.49MP).
Longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 is 120s maximum shutter speed. That's 90s longer than the Pentax K-500 (30s). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

Vari-angle LCD display Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 has a vari-angle LCD display, whereas the Pentax K-500 does not have a vari-angle LCD display.
Touch sensitive screen Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 has a touch sensitive screen, however the Pentax K-500 does not.
Higher display resolution Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 is a 1,040,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 119,000 pixels higher than the Pentax K-500 (921,000 pixels).
PictBridge Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 supports PictBridge, whereas the Pentax K-500 does not support PictBridge.
HDMI port Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 has an HDMI port, but the Pentax K-500 does not have an HDMI port. Read more

A HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) port is an interface to transfer audio and video data between devices such as digital cameras, computer monitors, TVs and projectors.

A HDMI port on the camera allows you to connect the camera directly to a compatible TV for easy playback of your photos.

Hugely lighter Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 has a weight of 360g, but the Pentax K-500 is a 590g digital camera (230g 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-G7 supports WiFi connectivity, however the Pentax K-500 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 £100
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 costs £99.99 less than the Pentax K-500.
12 shops are selling it
A greater number of sellers increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera.
3 Reasons For
Moderately higher megapixel count Edit
The Pentax K-500 has a megapixel count of 16.28MP, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 is only a 16MP digital camera (0.28MP lower). 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.

Significantly shorter flash sync-speed Edit
The Pentax K-500 is a 0.01s flash sync-speed digital camera. That's 0.99s shorter than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 (0.01s).
One hundred and twenty more shots per battery charge Edit
The Pentax K-500 takes 480.00 shots per battery charge, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 only takes 360.00 shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

Reasons Against

3 Reasons Against
2% lower megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 is a 16MP digital camera. That's 0.28MP lower than the Pentax K-500 (16.28MP). 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.

Hugely longer flash sync-speed Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 has a flash sync-speed of 1s, but the Pentax K-500 is a 0.01s flash sync-speed digital camera (0.99s shorter).
Only 360.00 shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 is 360.00, but the Pentax K-500 only takes 480.00 shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

12 Reasons Against
Slightly less total megapixel count Edit
The Pentax K-500 has a total megapixel count of 16.49MP, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 is a 16.84MP digital camera (0.35MP more).
Significantly shorter maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Pentax K-500 has a maximum camera shutter speed of 30s, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 is a 120s maximum shutter speed digital camera (90s longer). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

Does not have a vari-angle LCD display Edit
The Pentax K-500 does not have a vari-angle LCD display, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 has a vari-angle LCD display.
Does not have a touch sensitive screen Edit
The Pentax K-500 does not have a touch sensitive screen, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 has a touch sensitive screen.
13% lower display resolution Edit
The Pentax K-500 has a display resolution of 921,000 pixels, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 is a 1,040,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (119,000 pixels higher).
Does not support PictBridge Edit
The Pentax K-500 does not support PictBridge, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 does.
Does not have an HDMI port Edit
The Pentax K-500 does not have an HDMI port, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 has an HDMI port. Read more

A HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) port is an interface to transfer audio and video data between devices such as digital cameras, computer monitors, TVs and projectors.

A HDMI port on the camera allows you to connect the camera directly to a compatible TV for easy playback of your photos.

Heavier Edit
The Pentax K-500 is a 590g digital camera. That's 230g heavier than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 (590g). 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 Pentax K-500 does not support WiFi connectivity, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 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.

£100 more expensive
The Pentax K-500 is more expensive than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 by £99.99.
Fewer sellers
Only 2 stores sells the Pentax K-500, but 14 retailers sell the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7. Read more
The smaller the number of stores that stock this digital camera, the lower the competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
Eight months older
The Pentax K-500 is older than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 by eight months.

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 MILC
 MILC
Megapixel Count
16MP 16.28MP
BEST
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
BEST
Still Image Resolution
 4592 x 3448
 4592 x 2584
 3424 x 3424
 3840 x 2160
 3232 x 2424
 3232 x 2160
 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
 4592 x 3448
 4592 x 2584
 3424 x 3424
 3840 x 2160
 3232 x 2424
 3232 x 2160
 2416 x 2416
 2272 x 1704
 2272 x 1520
 1712 x 1712
 1824 x 1368
 1824 x 1216
 1920 x 1080
 1824 x 1024
Maximum Image Resolution
 4928 x 3264
 4928 x 3264
BEST
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
 RAW
 JPG
BEST
Full-Frame Sensor Size
17.3 x 13 23.7 x 15.7
Total Megapixel Count
16.84MP
BEST
16.49MP
Image Stabilizer
 Body
 Body
Sensor Format
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
Aspect Ratio
 4:3
 1:1
BEST
 4:3
 1:1

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Focal Length Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 18 - 200
Lens Mount Interface
 Pentax K
 Pentax KA
 Pentax KAF
 Pentax KAF2
 Pentax K
 Pentax KA
 Pentax KAF
 Pentax KAF2
Lens Mount
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 spot
 multi point
 flexible spot
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Flexible Spot Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 selective
 Selective Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 spot
 multi point
 flexible spot
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Flexible Spot Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 selective
 Selective Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
 Auto focus lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus Assist Beam
 Auto focus assist beam
 Auto focus assist beam
Closest Focusing Distance
0.3m Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus Point
Unknown - Click to provide data 11
Focus Points Selection
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
ISO Speed
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 Auto
 50
 125
 250
 500
 1000
 1250
 2000
 2250
 2500
 4000
 5000
 51200
 25600
 16000
 25
 8000
 10000
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 Auto
 50
 125
 250
 500
 1000
 1250
 2000
 2250
 2500
 4000
 5000
 51200
 25600
 16000
 25
 8000
 10000
Maximum ISO Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 51,200
Minimum ISO Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 100
Auto Exposure Lock
 Auto exposure lock
 Auto exposure lock
Light Metering Mode
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 5EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 5EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
120s
BEST
30s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Shutter Speed Setting
 B
 B
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 Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data 12m
Flash Sync-Speed
1s 0.01s
BEST
External Flash Connector
Unknown - Click to provide data
 External flash connector
Flash Exposure Compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Flash exposure compensation
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
BEST
 ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 3840 x 2160
BEST
 3840 x 2160
JPEG Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 60fps
Video Format
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
BEST
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
Video Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
BEST
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 Full HD
 4K Ultra HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Voice Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Voice recording
Noise Reduction
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Noise reduction

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 Eye-Fi
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 Eye-Fi
Memory Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
BEST
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
BEST
 Vari-angle LCD display
Field of View
100% 100%
Touch Sensitive Screen
 Touch sensitive screen
BEST
 Touch sensitive screen
Display Resolution
1,040,000 pixels
BEST
921,000 pixels
Second Display
 Second display
 Second display

Viewfinder

Lens Magnification Ratio
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.92x
Viewfinder
 Optical
 Optical

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
BEST
 PictBridge
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
BEST
 HDMI port
Microphone in Socket
 Microphone in socket
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Connector
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Custom modes
 Fine
 Fluorescent L
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Custom modes
 Fine
 Fluorescent L
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
Photo Effect
 Negative film
 Vivid
 Muted
 Neutral
 Negative film
 Vivid
 Muted
 Neutral
Self-Timer
2,10 2,12
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Maximum Playback Zoom
16x 16x
Image Editing Mode
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 RAW
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 RAW
Live View
 Live view
 Live view
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
Direct Printing
 Direct printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
Diopter Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data -2.5 - 1.5
Scene Mode
 Children
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Backlight
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Close-up (macro)
 Museum
 Surf
 Children
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Backlight
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Close-up (macro)
 Museum
 Surf
Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 CZE
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 CZE
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
360g
BEST
590g
Height
86.2mm 96.5mm
Depth
77.4mm 70mm
Width
124.9mm 129mm
Weight Including Battery
675g 650g
BEST

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Battery Size
Unknown - Click to provide data D-LI109
Battery Capacity
1,200mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
Shot Per Battery Charge
360 shots 480 shots
BEST
Battery Voltage
7.2V Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

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

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
PHOTOfunSTUDIO 9.7 PE SILKYPIX Developer Studio 3.0 LE
Included Cable
 USB
 AC
 USB
 AC
Battery Included
 Battery included
 Battery included
Included Battery Charger
 Included battery charger
 Included battery charger
Hand Strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Hand strap
Carrying Case
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Carrying case

Networking

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

Other Features

Built-In Flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in flash

Technical Details

Self-Timer
 Self-timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
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