Olympus 7000 vs Panasonic G9

Olympus Stylus 7000 front
Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 front

Olympus 7000 vs Panasonic G9 Key Specs

Olympus 7000
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 50 - 1600
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 37-260mm (F3.5-5.3) lens
  • 172g - 96 x 56 x 25mm
  • Announced January 2009
  • Also referred to as mju 7000
Panasonic G9
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - Four Thirds Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Screen
  • ISO 200 - 25600
  • Sensor based 5-axis Image Stabilization
  • No Anti-Alias Filter
  • 1/8000s Maximum Shutter
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • Micro Four Thirds Mount
  • 658g - 137 x 97 x 92mm
  • Revealed November 2017
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Olympus 7000 vs Panasonic G9 Overview

Lets look much closer at the Olympus 7000 versus Panasonic G9, former is a Small Sensor Compact while the latter is a Pro Mirrorless by manufacturers Olympus and Panasonic. There exists a considerable gap among the resolutions of the 7000 (12MP) and G9 (20MP) and the 7000 (1/2.3") and G9 (Four Thirds) feature totally different sensor size.

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The 7000 was manufactured 9 years prior to the G9 which is a fairly large difference as far as camera technology is concerned. The two cameras offer different body type with the Olympus 7000 being a Compact camera and the Panasonic G9 being a SLR-style mirrorless camera.

Before diving in to a thorough comparison, below is a short overview of how the 7000 scores vs the G9 in the way of portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Olympus 7000 over the Panasonic G9

 7000 G9 

Reasons to pick Panasonic G9 over the Olympus 7000

 G9 7000 
RevealedNovember 2017January 2009Newer by 107 months
Manual focus Very precise focusing
Screen typeFully ArticulatedFixed Fully Articulating screen
Screen resolution1040k230kClearer screen (+810k dot)
Selfie screen Easy selfies
Touch friendly screen Quickly navigate

Common features in the Olympus 7000 and Panasonic G9

 7000 G9 
Screen sizing3"3"Equivalent screen size

Olympus 7000 vs Panasonic G9 Physical Comparison

If you are looking to travel with your camera, you will have to take into account its weight and size. The Olympus 7000 comes with external measurements of 96mm x 56mm x 25mm (3.8" x 2.2" x 1.0") and a weight of 172 grams (0.38 lbs) and the Panasonic G9 has specifications of 137mm x 97mm x 92mm (5.4" x 3.8" x 3.6") accompanied by a weight of 658 grams (1.45 lbs).

Contrast the Olympus 7000 versus Panasonic G9 in our completely new Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Always remember, the weight of an ILC will differ dependant on the lens you are working with at that moment. Underneath is the front view over all size comparison of the 7000 and the G9.

Olympus 7000 vs Panasonic G9 size comparison

Taking into account dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the 7000 and G9 is 94 and 62 respectively.

Olympus 7000 vs Panasonic G9 top view buttons comparison

Olympus 7000 vs Panasonic G9 Sensor Comparison

Quite often, it is hard to envision the gap in sensor dimensions purely by viewing a spec sheet. The image below will provide you a far better sense of the sensor sizing in the 7000 and G9.

As you can see, both of the cameras offer different resolutions and different sensor dimensions. The 7000 because of its smaller sensor will make achieving shallow DOF more difficult and the Panasonic G9 will render more detail due to its extra 8MP. Higher resolution will make it easier to crop shots a little more aggressively. The more aged 7000 will be disadvantaged in sensor technology.

Olympus 7000 vs Panasonic G9 sensor size comparison

Olympus 7000 vs Panasonic G9 Screen and ViewFinder

Olympus 7000 vs Panasonic G9 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Olympus 7000 Portrait photography features
Panasonic G9 Portrait photography features
lack of manual focus
manual mode not available
cannot use external flash
low MP (12MP)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
no RAW support
you can focus manually
good resolution (20MP)
nice sensor size (Four Thirds)
provides face detection focusing
saves RAW files
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Street Comparison

Olympus 7000 Street photography highlights
Panasonic G9 Street photography highlights
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
no moving screen
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
no RAW support
screen articulates fully
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
nice sensor size (Four Thirds)
saves RAW files
features touch focus
weather sealing
very good ISO range (25,600)
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Sports Comparison

Olympus 7000 Sports photography information
Panasonic G9 Sports photography information
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
no shutter priority mode
low MP (12 megapixels)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
no phase detect auto focus
maximum shutter speed is high (1/8,000s)
quiet mode (1/32,000s)
high max frames per second (20.0 frames/s)
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
good resolution (20 megapixels)
nice sensor size (Four Thirds)
provides tracking autofocus
weather sealing
terrible battery (400 per charge)
does not have phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Olympus 7000 Travel photography information
Panasonic G9 Travel photography information
flash built-in
long zoom (260mm)
no Timelapse function
low MP (12 megapixels)
screen isn't selfie friendly
wide angle not great (37mm)
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
weather sealing
connects via bluetooth
features touch focus
good resolution (20MP)
selfie friendly screen
terrible battery (400 per charge)
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Landscape Comparison

Olympus 7000 as a Landscape photography camera
Panasonic G9 as a Landscape photography camera
screen is a decent size (3 inch)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lack of manual focus
cannot change lenses (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not great (37mm)
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
manual mode not available
low MP (12MP)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
no RAW support
no Timelapse function
you can focus manually
switch lenses (Micro Four Thirds mount)
screen is a good size (3 inches)
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
good resolution (20 megapixels)
nice sensor size (Four Thirds)
does not have anti aliasing filter
very good ISO range (25,600)
saves RAW files
weather sealing
has double storage slots
terrible battery (400 CIPA)
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Olympus 7000
Vlogging with Panasonic G9
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
wide angle not great (37mm)
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
screen isn't selfie friendly
low quality video (640 x 480 pxls)
no microphone socket
selfie friendly screen
built-in touchscreen
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
provides face detection focusing
high res video (3840 x 2160 pxls)
comes with external microphone port
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Olympus 7000 vs Panasonic G9 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Olympus 7000 and Panasonic G9
 Olympus Stylus 7000Panasonic Lumix DC-G9
General Information
Brand Name Olympus Panasonic
Model Olympus Stylus 7000 Panasonic Lumix DC-G9
Also called as mju 7000 -
Type Small Sensor Compact Pro Mirrorless
Announced 2009-01-07 2017-11-08
Body design Compact SLR-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Sensor type CCD CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" Four Thirds
Sensor measurements 6.08 x 4.56mm 17.3 x 13mm
Sensor surface area 27.7mm² 224.9mm²
Sensor resolution 12MP 20MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 16:9, 4:3 and 3:2 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest resolution 3968 x 2976 5184 x 3888
Highest native ISO 1600 25600
Minimum native ISO 50 200
RAW data
Minimum boosted ISO - 100
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Number of focus points - 225
Lens mount fixed lens Micro Four Thirds
Lens focal range 37-260mm (7.0x) -
Highest aperture f/3.5-5.3 -
Macro focus range 2cm -
Amount of lenses - 107
Crop factor 5.9 2.1
Range of display Fixed Type Fully Articulated
Display diagonal 3 inches 3 inches
Resolution of display 230 thousand dot 1,040 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Touch functionality
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None Electronic
Viewfinder resolution - 3,680 thousand dot
Viewfinder coverage - 100%
Viewfinder magnification - 0.83x
Slowest shutter speed 4 secs 60 secs
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000 secs 1/8000 secs
Maximum quiet shutter speed - 1/32000 secs
Continuous shooting speed - 20.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation - Yes
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range 4.80 m no built-in flash
Flash options Auto, Fill-in, Red-Eye reduction, Off, On Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync., Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (30, 15 fps) 3840 x 2160 @ 60p / 150 Mbps, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
Highest video resolution 640x480 3840x2160
Video data format Motion JPEG MPEG-4, AVCHD, H.264
Microphone jack
Headphone jack
Wireless None Built-In
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec)
GPS None None
Environment seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 172 gr (0.38 lbs) 658 gr (1.45 lbs)
Dimensions 96 x 56 x 25mm (3.8" x 2.2" x 1.0") 137 x 97 x 92mm (5.4" x 3.8" x 3.6")
DXO scores
DXO All around score not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth score not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range score not tested not tested
DXO Low light score not tested not tested
Battery life - 400 photographs
Battery form - Battery Pack
Battery model - DMW-BLF19
Self timer Yes (12 seconds) Yes
Time lapse feature
Storage media xD Picture Card, microSD Card, Internal Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC slots (UHS-II supported)
Storage slots Single 2
Pricing at launch $280 $1,500