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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 vs Sony Alpha A7R

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 vs Sony Alpha A7R

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7
Sony Alpha A7R

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Reasons For

2 Reasons For
12% higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 has a display resolution (numeric) of 1,040,000 pixels. That's 118,400 pixels higher than the Sony Alpha A7R (921,600 pixels).
171g lighter Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 has a weight of 236g, however the Sony Alpha A7R is a 407g digital camera (171g 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.

7 Reasons For
57% higher megapixel Edit
The Sony Alpha A7R is a 36.4MP digital camera. That's 20.4MP higher than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 (36.4MP). 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.

A lot longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Sony Alpha A7R is a 105mm maximum focal length digital camera, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 is only a 64mm maximum focal length digital camera (41mm shorter).
340.00 battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The Sony Alpha A7R is a digital camera that takes 340.00 battery life (CIPA standard), whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 only takes 230.00 battery life (CIPA standard). 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.

Near Field Communication (NFC) Edit
The Sony Alpha A7R supports Near Field Communication (NFC), but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 does not support Near Field Communication (NFC).
Three more awards
The Sony Alpha A7R has 8 awards from expert review sites, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 has 5 awards.
Better expert reviews
Based on 52 reviews, the average expert review score of the Sony Alpha A7R is 90%, but the average rating of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 is 81% (based on 50 reviews).
Moderately better user reviews
Based on 201 reviews, the average user review score of the Sony Alpha A7R is 86%, but the average rating of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 is 84% (based on 9 reviews).

Reasons Against

8 Reasons Against
Hugely lower megapixel Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 is a 16MP digital camera. That's 20.4MP lower than the Sony Alpha A7R (36.4MP). 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.

41mm shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 has a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 64mm, however the Sony Alpha A7R is a 105mm maximum focal length digital camera (41mm longer).
Only 230.00 battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 takes 230.00 battery life (CIPA standard), however the Sony Alpha A7R only takes 340.00 battery life (CIPA standard). 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.

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Older by six months
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 is six months older than the Sony Alpha A7R.
Three less awards
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 has only received 5 awards, but the Sony Alpha A7R has received 8 awards.
Expert review Rating is Worse
The average expert rating of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 is 81%, whereas the average expert rating of the Sony Alpha A7R is 90% (based on 52 reviews).
User review Rating is a bit Worse
The average user rating of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 is 84%, whereas the average user rating of the Sony Alpha A7R is 86% (based on 201 reviews).
2 Reasons Against
118,400 pixels lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Sony Alpha A7R is a 921,600 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 118,400 pixels lower than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 (921,600 pixels).
A lot heavier Edit
The Sony Alpha A7R has a weight of 407g, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 is a 236g digital camera (171g 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.

Awards

5 Awards
01net.com: 5 Star
Digital Versus: 5 Star
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
Les Numeriques.com: 5 Star
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
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Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

22 months Ago 16 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 MILC
 MILC
Megapixel
16MP 36.4MP
BEST
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
BEST
Still Image Resolution(s)
 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
 6000 x 4000
 12416 x 1856
 6000 x 3376
 8192 x 1856
 5536 x 2160
 3936 x 2624
 3936 x 2216
 3872 x 2160
 3008 x 2000
 3008 x 1688
 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
 6000 x 4000
 12416 x 1856
 6000 x 3376
 8192 x 1856
 5536 x 2160
 3936 x 2624
 3936 x 2216
 3872 x 2160
 3008 x 2000
 3008 x 1688
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 7360 x 4912
 7360 x 4912
BEST
Image Formats Supported
 RAW
 JPG
 MPO
 RAW
 JPG
 MPO
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
17.3 x 13 38.9 x 24
Total Megapixels
16.84MP 36.8MP
BEST
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Digital Zoom
4x 4x
Maximum Aperture Number
22 22
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
64mm 105mm
BEST
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
24mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
12 - 32 Unknown - Click to provide data
Fixed Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 55mm
Lens Mount Interface
 Four Thirds
 Micro Four Thirds
 Sony E
 E mount
 Four Thirds
 Micro Four Thirds
 Sony E
 E mount
Diaphragm Blade
7 9
BEST
Filter Size
37mm 49mm

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 single
 continuous
 centre weighted
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 centre weighted
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
Closest Focusing Distance
0.2m Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Points
Unknown - Click to provide data 117
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 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 Sensitivity
 Auto
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
 50
 125
 250
 500
 1000
 1250
 2000
 2250
 2500
 4000
 5000
 16000
 8000
 10000
 Auto
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
 50
 125
 250
 500
 1000
 1250
 2000
 2250
 2500
 4000
 5000
 16000
 8000
 10000
ISO Sensitivity (max)
25,600 25,600
ISO Sensitivity (min)
100 Unknown - Click to provide data
Light Metering
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
60s
BEST
30s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Forced on
 Forced off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Pre-flash
 Hi-speed sync
 Auto
 Forced on
 Forced off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Pre-flash
 Hi-speed sync
Flash Guide Number
6m Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Sync-Speed
0.02s Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
Pre-Flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Pre-flash

Video

Full HD Video
 Full HD video
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 30fps
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 640 x 480
Resolution At Capture Speed
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@30fps
 1440x1080@25fps
BEST
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@30fps
 1440x1080@25fps
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Wind Filter
 Wind filter
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
Memory Slots
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
BEST
 TFT
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Unknown - Click to provide data
Field of View
100% 100%
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution (numeric)
1,040,000 pixels
BEST
921,600 pixels
Second Display
 Second display
Unknown - Click to provide data

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5"
Viewfinder Type
 electrical
 Electronic
 electrical
 Electronic
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Connector Type
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB B
HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Microphone in
HDMI Connector Type
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
Headphone Outputs
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Headphone outputs
USB Connector
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB

Camera

GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 GPS (satellite)
White Balance
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Fluorescent
 Incandescent
 Underwater
 Custom modes
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Fluorescent
 Incandescent
 Underwater
 Custom modes
Photo Effects
 Black&White
 Skin tones
 Vivid
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Black&White
 Skin tones
 Vivid
 Neutral
 Sepia
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 2,10
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
16x Unknown - Click to provide data
Dioptre Correction
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Dioptre correction
Image Editing
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
Live View
 Live view
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Playback
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
Direct Printing
 Direct printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Modes
 Children
 Night
 Night portrait
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Landscape
 Night landscape
 Sports
 Sunset
 Children
 Night
 Night portrait
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Landscape
 Night landscape
 Sports
 Sunset
Languages Support
 Multi
 Multi

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
236g
BEST
407g
Height
64.6mm 94.4mm
Depth
33.3mm 48.2mm
Width
106.5mm 126.9mm
Weight (including Battery)
336g
BEST
465g

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type
Unknown - Click to provide data NP-FW50
Battery Capacity
680mAh 1,080mAh
BEST
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
230 shots 340 shots
BEST
Battery Voltage
7.2V 7.2V

Operational Conditions

Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
10 - 80 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
PHOTOfunSTUDIO 9.6 PE,SILKYPIX Developer Studio 4.2 SE,LoiLoScope Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
Cables Included
 USB
 HDMI
 USB
 HDMI
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Battery Charger Included
 Battery charger included
 Battery charger included
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
Carrying Case
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Carrying case

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
BEST
Data Network
 Not supported
 Not supported

Other Features

Video Capability
 Video capability
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

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