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Panasonic G7 vs Panasonic GH4

Portability
71
Imaging
55
Features
83
Overall
66
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 front
Portability
66
Imaging
54
Features
88
Overall
67

Panasonic G7 vs Panasonic GH4 Key Specs

Panasonic G7
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - Four Thirds Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Screen
  • ISO 100 - 25600
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • Micro Four Thirds Mount
  • 410g - 125 x 86 x 77mm
  • Revealed May 2015
  • Older Model is Panasonic G6
Panasonic GH4
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - Four Thirds Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Screen
  • ISO 200 - 25600
  • 1/8000s Max Shutter
  • 4096 x 2160 video
  • Micro Four Thirds Mount
  • 560g - 133 x 93 x 84mm
  • Revealed February 2014
  • Previous Model is Panasonic GH3
  • Renewed by Panasonic GH5
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Panasonic G7 vs Panasonic GH4 Overview

Let's take a deeper look at the Panasonic G7 and Panasonic GH4, one is a Advanced Mirrorless and the latter is a Pro Mirrorless and both of them are offered by Panasonic. The resolution of the G7 (16MP) and the GH4 (16MP) is relatively well matched and they come with the exact same sensor sizes (Four Thirds).

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The G7 was revealed 16 months after the GH4 which makes the cameras a generation away from each other. Each of these cameras come with the identical body type (SLR-style mirrorless).

Before we go straight into a complete comparison, below is a brief summation of how the G7 grades versus the GH4 for portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Panasonic G7 over the Panasonic GH4

 G7 GH4 
RevealedMay 2015February 2014Newer by 16 months
Screen resolution1040k1036kClearer screen (+4k dot)

Reasons to pick Panasonic GH4 over the Panasonic G7

 GH4 G7 

Common features in the Panasonic G7 and Panasonic GH4

 G7 GH4 
Focus manually Dial precise focus
Screen typeFully ArticulatedFully ArticulatedFully Articulated screen
Screen dimension3"3"Identical screen dimensions
Selfie screen Both good for selfies
Touch screen Quickly navigate

Panasonic G7 vs Panasonic GH4 Physical Comparison

For those who are aiming to travel with your camera, you need to think about its weight and size. The Panasonic G7 has got outside dimensions of 125mm x 86mm x 77mm (4.9" x 3.4" x 3.0") having a weight of 410 grams (0.90 lbs) and the Panasonic GH4 has specifications of 133mm x 93mm x 84mm (5.2" x 3.7" x 3.3") accompanied by a weight of 560 grams (1.23 lbs).

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Take into consideration, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ depending on the lens you are working with at that moment. Following is the front view size comparison of the G7 against the GH4.

Panasonic G7 vs Panasonic GH4 size comparison

Taking into account size and weight, the portability rating of the G7 and GH4 is 71 and 66 respectively.

Panasonic G7 vs Panasonic GH4 top view buttons comparison

Panasonic G7 vs Panasonic GH4 Sensor Comparison

Often, it is very hard to picture the difference between sensor dimensions simply by checking technical specs. The pic below should offer you a better sense of the sensor sizes in the G7 and GH4.

As you have seen, both of those cameras have got the exact same sensor measurements and the exact same MP therefore you should expect similar quality of pictures although you will need to factor the production date of the products into consideration. The younger G7 provides an advantage when it comes to sensor technology.

Panasonic G7 vs Panasonic GH4 sensor size comparison

Panasonic G7 vs Panasonic GH4 Screen and ViewFinder

Panasonic G7 vs Panasonic GH4 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Panasonic G7 Portrait photography details
Panasonic GH4 Portrait photography details
73
focusing manually
megapixel count decent (16 megapixels)
good sensor size (Four Thirds)
offers face detect focus
delivers RAW formats
72
focusing manually
decent sensor resolution (16 megapixels)
nice sensor size (Four Thirds)
supports face detection autofocus
saves RAW formats
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Street Comparison

Panasonic G7 as a Street photography camera
Panasonic GH4 as a Street photography camera
72
screen articulates fully
good sensor size (Four Thirds)
delivers RAW formats
provides focus by touch
great ISO range (25,600)
lack of image stabilization
71
fully articulated screen
nice sensor size (Four Thirds)
saves RAW formats
boasts focus via touch
environment proof
lighter than competition (560g)
very good high ISO (25,600)
lack of image stabilization
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Panasonic G7
Sports photography with Panasonic GH4
60
silent shooting (1/16,000 seconds)
megapixel count decent (16 megapixels)
good sensor size (Four Thirds)
offers tracking focus
lack of image stabilization
does not have phase detect auto focus
62
high shutter speed (1/8,000 seconds)
decent sensor resolution (16 megapixels)
nice sensor size (Four Thirds)
supports tracking autofocus
environment proof
lack of image stabilization
does not have phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Panasonic G7 Travel photography info
Panasonic GH4 Travel photography info
79
provides focus by touch
megapixel count decent (16 megapixels)
flash built-in
selfie friendly screen
77
lighter than competition (560g)
environment proof
boasts focus via touch
decent sensor resolution (16 megapixels)
has built in flash
selfie friendly display
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Landscape Comparison

Panasonic G7 Landscape photography features
Panasonic GH4 Landscape photography features
72
focusing manually
swap lenses (Micro Four Thirds mount)
pretty good screen size (3 inch)
megapixel count decent (16 megapixels)
good sensor size (Four Thirds)
great ISO range (25,600)
delivers RAW formats
lack of image stabilization
72
focusing manually
change lenses (Micro Four Thirds mount)
decent sized screen (3 inches)
decent sensor resolution (16 megapixels)
nice sensor size (Four Thirds)
very good high ISO (25,600)
saves RAW formats
environment proof
lack of image stabilization
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Vlogging Comparison

Panasonic G7 Vlogging features
Panasonic GH4 Vlogging features
72
selfie friendly screen
built-in touchscreen
offers face detect focus
great video quality (3840 x 2160 pixels)
does have microphone support
lack of image stabilization
71
selfie friendly display
touch screen
supports face detection autofocus
high res video (4096 x 2160 resolution)
includes external microphone port
lighter than competition (560 grams)
lack of image stabilization
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Panasonic G7 vs Panasonic GH4 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Panasonic G7 and Panasonic GH4
 Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4
General Information
Company Panasonic Panasonic
Model type Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4
Category Advanced Mirrorless Pro Mirrorless
Revealed 2015-05-19 2014-02-07
Body design SLR-style mirrorless SLR-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Chip - Venus Engine IX
Sensor type CMOS CMOS
Sensor size Four Thirds Four Thirds
Sensor measurements 17.3 x 13mm 17.3 x 13mm
Sensor surface area 224.9mm² 224.9mm²
Sensor resolution 16 megapixels 16 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Maximum resolution 4592 x 3448 4608 x 3456
Maximum native ISO 25600 25600
Min native ISO 100 200
RAW format
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Total focus points 49 49
Lens
Lens support Micro Four Thirds Micro Four Thirds
Amount of lenses 107 107
Focal length multiplier 2.1 2.1
Screen
Range of screen Fully Articulated Fully Articulated
Screen diagonal 3 inches 3 inches
Resolution of screen 1,040k dot 1,036k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Screen tech - OLED
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder resolution 2,360k dot 2,359k dot
Viewfinder coverage 100 percent 100 percent
Viewfinder magnification 0.7x 0.67x
Features
Slowest shutter speed 60s 60s
Maximum shutter speed 1/4000s 1/8000s
Maximum silent shutter speed 1/16000s -
Continuous shooting speed 7.0 frames/s 12.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance 9.30 m 17.00 m (at ISO 200)
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync Auto, auto/redeye reduction, forced on, forced on/redeye reduction, slow sync, slow sync/redeye reduction, forced off
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Maximum flash sync - 1/250s
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions 3840 x 2160 (30, 25, 24, 20fps) 1920 x 1080 (60, 50, 30, 25fps) 1280 x 720 (60, 50, 30, 25fps), 640 x 480 (30, 25fps 4096 x 2160 (24p), 3840 x 2160 (24p, 25p, 30p), 1920 x 1080 (24p, 25p, 30p, 50p, 60p), 1280 x 720 (24p, 25p, 30p), 640 x 480 (25p, 30p)
Maximum video resolution 3840x2160 4096x2160
Video format MPEG-4, AVCHD MPEG-4, AVCHD
Microphone jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 410 gr (0.90 pounds) 560 gr (1.23 pounds)
Dimensions 125 x 86 x 77mm (4.9" x 3.4" x 3.0") 133 x 93 x 84mm (5.2" x 3.7" x 3.3")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating not tested 74
DXO Color Depth rating not tested 23.2
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested 12.8
DXO Low light rating not tested 791
Other
Battery life 350 shots 500 shots
Form of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID - DMW-BLF19
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, 10 sec (3 images)) Yes (2 or 10 secs (single or three-shot))
Time lapse shooting
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage slots One One
Cost at launch $800 $1,500