Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 vs Sony Alpha A7R

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7
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Reasons For

10 Reasons For
18% longer 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 only a 52.5mm maximum focal length digital camera (11.5mm shorter).
Two times shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 is a 24mm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 28.5mm shorter than the Sony Alpha A7R (52.5mm).
50% longer slowest camera shutter speed Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 has a slowest camera shutter speed of 60s. That's 30s longer than the Sony Alpha A7R (30s). Read more

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

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.

50g lighter lens weight Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 has a lens weight of 70g, however the Sony Alpha A7R is a 120g lens weight digital camera (50g heavier).
53% shorter lens length Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 is a 24mm lens length digital camera. That's 12.5mm shorter than the Sony Alpha A7R (36.5mm).
6mm smaller lens diameter Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 has a lens diameter of 55.5mm, whereas the Sony Alpha A7R is a 61.5mm lens diameter digital camera (6mm bigger).
Cheaper by £680
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 is £680 cheaper than the Sony Alpha A7R.
A bit better user reviews
The average user review score of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 is 89%, whereas the average rating of the Sony Alpha A7R is 85% (based on 148 reviews).
9 Reasons For
56% higher megapixel Edit
The Sony Alpha A7R is a 36.3MP digital camera. That's 20.3MP higher than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 (36.3MP). 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.

55% more total megapixels Edit
The Sony Alpha A7R is a 36.8MP digital camera. That's 19.96MP more than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 (36.8MP).
0.7 smaller minimum aperture number Edit
Sony Alpha A7R is 2.8 minimum aperture, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 is a 3.5 minimum aperture digital camera (0.7 larger).
Bigger battery capacity Edit
The Sony Alpha A7R is a 1,080mAh battery digital camera. That's 400mAh bigger than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 (1,080mAh).
340.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Sony Alpha A7R is a digital camera that takes 340.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 only takes 230.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s. 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).
8 shops are selling it
The more sellers stock the product, the greater competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
Sixteen more awards
The Sony Alpha A7R has 21 awards from expert review sites, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 has 5 awards.
Better expert reviews
Based on 113 reviews, the average expert review score of the Sony Alpha A7R is 89%, but the average rating of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 is 82% (based on 46 reviews).

Reasons Against

10 Reasons Against
Hugely lower megapixel Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 is a 16MP digital camera. That's 20.3MP lower than the Sony Alpha A7R (36.3MP). 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.

19.96MP less total megapixels Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 is a 16.84MP digital camera. That's 19.96MP less than the Sony Alpha A7R (36.8MP).
0.7 larger minimum aperture number Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 is a 3.5 minimum aperture digital camera, whereas the Sony Alpha A7R is a 2.8 minimum aperture digital camera (0.7 smaller).
59% smaller battery capacity Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 has a battery capacity of 680mAh. That's 400mAh smaller than the Sony Alpha A7R (1,080mAh).
Only 230.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 takes 230.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s, however the Sony Alpha A7R only takes 340.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s. 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.

Does not support near Field Communication (NFC) Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 does not support near Field Communication (NFC), however the Sony Alpha A7R supports near Field Communication (NFC).
Fewer sellers
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 is only stocked by 2 shops, but the Sony Alpha A7R is stocked by 10 stores. Read more
The fewer the number of shops that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst shops to keep prices low.
Older by one year
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 is one year older than the Sony Alpha A7R.
Sixteen less awards
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 has only received 5 awards, but the Sony Alpha A7R has received 21 awards.
Expert review Rating is Worse
The average expert rating of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 is 82%, whereas the average expert rating of the Sony Alpha A7R is 89% (based on 113 reviews).
10 Reasons Against
11.5mm shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Sony Alpha A7R is a 52.5mm maximum focal length digital camera, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 is a 64mm maximum focal length digital camera (11.5mm longer).
55% longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Sony Alpha A7R is 52.5mm minimum focal length. That's 28.5mm longer than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 (52.5mm).
30s shorter slowest camera shutter speed Edit
The Sony Alpha A7R is a 30s maximum shutter speed digital camera. That's 30s shorter than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 (30s). Read more

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

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.

A lot heavier lens weight Edit
The Sony Alpha A7R has a lens weight of 120g, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 is a 70g lens weight digital camera (50g lighter).
Longer lens length Edit
The Sony Alpha A7R is a 36.5mm lens length digital camera. That's 12.5mm longer than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 (36.5mm).
6mm bigger lens diameter Edit
The Sony Alpha A7R has a lens diameter of 61.5mm, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 is a 55.5mm lens diameter digital camera (6mm smaller).
More expensive by £680
The Sony Alpha A7R is £680 more expensive than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7.
User review Rating is moderately Worse
The Sony Alpha A7R has an average user score of 85%, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 has an average user rating of 89% (based on 7 reviews).

Awards

5 Awards
01net.com: 5 Star
Digital Versus: 5 Star
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
Les Numeriques.com: 5 Star
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
21 Awards
01net.com: 5 Star
Camera Labs: Highly Recommended
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Trusted Reviews: Recommended
What Digital Camera: Gold

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Average User Rating

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 MILC
 MILC
Megapixel
16MP 36.3MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
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
 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
Image Stabilizer Location
 Lens
 Lens
Sensor Format
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Digital Zoom
4x 4x
Maximum Aperture Number
22 22
Minimum Aperture Number
3.5 2.8
BEST
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
64mm
BEST
52.5mm
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
24mm
BEST
52.5mm
Focal Length Range (f-F)
12 - 32 24 - 70
Fixed Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 55mm
Lens Type
 Wide-angle
 Wide-angle
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
8/7 7/5
Lens Mount Interface
 Four Thirds
 Micro Four Thirds
 E mount
 Four Thirds
 Micro Four Thirds
 E mount
Number of Diaphragm Blades
7 7
Filter Size
37mm 49mm
Mounting Type
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 single
 continuous
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous 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)
100 100
Light Metering
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 5EV (1/3EV step)
BEST
 ± 5EV (1/3EV step)
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
 Auto
 Forced on
 Forced off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Pre-flash
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
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
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 Formats Supported
 AAC++
 AAC++
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"
Magnification
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.71x
Viewfinder Type
 electrical
 electrical
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
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B

Camera

GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
 Sports
 Sunset
 Children
 Night
 Night portrait
 Panorama
 Portrait
 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
Lens Weight
70g
BEST
120g
Lens Length
24mm
BEST
36.5mm
Lens Diameter
55.5mm
BEST
61.5mm
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 0 - 40

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

Image Processor
 BIONZ
 BIONZ
Self-Timer
 Self-timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
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