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Panasonic G7 vs Pentax KP

Portability
71
Imaging
55
Features
83
Overall
66
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 front
 
Pentax KP front
Portability
61
Imaging
69
Features
76
Overall
71

Panasonic G7 vs Pentax KP Key Specs

Panasonic G7
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - Four Thirds Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Display
  • ISO 100 - 25600
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • Micro Four Thirds Mount
  • 410g - 125 x 86 x 77mm
  • Introduced May 2015
  • Older Model is Panasonic G6
Pentax KP
(Full Review)
  • 24MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Display
  • ISO 100 - 819200
  • Sensor based 5-axis Image Stabilization
  • 1/6000s Maximum Shutter
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Pentax KAF2 Mount
  • 703g - 132 x 101 x 76mm
  • Launched January 2017
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Panasonic G7 vs Pentax KP Overview

Its time to look a little more in depth at the Panasonic G7 versus Pentax KP, former is a Advanced Mirrorless while the other is a Advanced DSLR by rivals Panasonic and Pentax. There is a noticeable difference among the image resolutions of the G7 (16MP) and KP (24MP) and the G7 (Four Thirds) and KP (APS-C) boast different sensor sizing.

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The G7 was brought out 20 months earlier than the KP making them a generation away from each other. Both cameras feature different body design with the Panasonic G7 being a SLR-style mirrorless camera and the Pentax KP being a Mid-size SLR camera.

Before delving into a step-by-step comparison, here is a short summary of how the G7 scores versus the KP with regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Panasonic G7 over the Pentax KP

 G7 KP 
Display typeFully ArticulatedTiltingFully Articulating display
Display resolution1040k921kCrisper display (+119k dot)
Selfie screen Take selfies
Touch friendly display Easily navigate

Reasons to pick Pentax KP over the Panasonic G7

 KP G7 
LaunchedJanuary 2017May 2015Newer by 20 months

Common features in the Panasonic G7 and Pentax KP

 G7 KP 
Focus manually Very exact focusing
Display size3"3"Same display measurement

Panasonic G7 vs Pentax KP Physical Comparison

For anybody who is looking to travel with your camera frequently, you'll have to think about its weight and measurements. The Panasonic G7 has got exterior dimensions of 125mm x 86mm x 77mm (4.9" x 3.4" x 3.0") with a weight of 410 grams (0.90 lbs) and the Pentax KP has proportions of 132mm x 101mm x 76mm (5.2" x 4.0" x 3.0") having a weight of 703 grams (1.55 lbs).

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Bear in mind, the weight of an ILC will vary depending on the lens you are utilising at that time. Following is a front view overall size comparison of the G7 compared to the KP.

Panasonic G7 vs Pentax KP size comparison

Looking at size and weight, the portability score of the G7 and KP is 71 and 61 respectively.

Panasonic G7 vs Pentax KP top view buttons comparison

Panasonic G7 vs Pentax KP Sensor Comparison

Usually, it's difficult to picture the difference in sensor dimensions purely by seeing specs. The picture below will help give you a better sense of the sensor sizes in the G7 and KP.

As you can plainly see, each of these cameras feature different megapixels and different sensor dimensions. The G7 because of its smaller sensor is going to make shooting shallow depth of field tougher and the Pentax KP will provide more detail having its extra 8MP. Greater resolution will help you crop photos way more aggressively. The more aged G7 will be disadvantaged when it comes to sensor technology.

Panasonic G7 vs Pentax KP sensor size comparison

Panasonic G7 vs Pentax KP Screen and ViewFinder

Panasonic G7 vs Pentax KP Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Panasonic G7 as a Portrait photography camera
Pentax KP as a Portrait photography camera
73
focusing manually
decent sensor resolution (16MP)
nice sensor size (Four Thirds)
features face detect focus
saves RAW formats
81
has manual focus
megapixel count good (24 megapixels)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
comes with face detection focusing
saves RAW formats
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Street Comparison

Panasonic G7 Street photography details
Pentax KP Street photography details
72
fully articulated screen
nice sensor size (Four Thirds)
saves RAW formats
boasts focus by touch
very good ISO range (25,600)
no image stabilization
77
has a tilting screen
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
saves RAW formats
environment sealing
very good ISO range (819,200)
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Sports Comparison

Panasonic G7 as a Sports photography camera
Pentax KP as a Sports photography camera
60
silent shooting (1/16,000s)
decent sensor resolution (16MP)
nice sensor size (Four Thirds)
features tracking focus
no image stabilization
no phase detect auto focus
73
max shutter speed is good (1/6,000 seconds)
quiet shooting (1/24,000 seconds)
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
megapixel count good (24MP)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
comes with tracking autofocus
environment sealing
bad battery (390 CIPA)
no phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Panasonic G7
Travel photography with Pentax KP
79
boasts focus by touch
decent sensor resolution (16 megapixels)
built-in flash
selfie friendly display
62
environment sealing
megapixel count good (24 megapixels)
flash built-in
bad battery (390 per charge)
display is not selfie friendly
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Landscape Comparison

Panasonic G7 as a Landscape photography camera
Pentax KP as a Landscape photography camera
72
focusing manually
swap lenses (Micro Four Thirds mount)
decent sized screen (3")
decent sensor resolution (16MP)
nice sensor size (Four Thirds)
very good ISO range (25,600)
saves RAW formats
no image stabilization
78
has manual focus
switch lenses (Pentax KAF2 mount)
screen size is good (3 inch)
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
megapixel count good (24 megapixels)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
very good ISO range (819,200)
saves RAW formats
environment sealing
bad battery (390 per charge)
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Vlogging Comparison

Panasonic G7 Vlogging highlights
Pentax KP Vlogging highlights
72
selfie friendly display
touchscreen
features face detect focus
video resolution high (3840 x 2160 pxls)
includes mic port
no image stabilization
35
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
comes with face detection focusing
good video quality (1920 x 1080 pxls)
has external microphone port
display is not selfie friendly
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Panasonic G7 vs Pentax KP Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Panasonic G7 and Pentax KP
 Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7Pentax KP
General Information
Brand Panasonic Pentax
Model type Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 Pentax KP
Class Advanced Mirrorless Advanced DSLR
Introduced 2015-05-19 2017-01-26
Body design SLR-style mirrorless Mid-size SLR
Sensor Information
Chip - PRIME IV
Sensor type CMOS CMOS
Sensor size Four Thirds APS-C
Sensor measurements 17.3 x 13mm 23.5 x 15.6mm
Sensor area 224.9mm² 366.6mm²
Sensor resolution 16 megapixels 24 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 3:2
Full resolution 4592 x 3448 6016 x 4000
Max native ISO 25600 819200
Minimum native ISO 100 100
RAW photos
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Total focus points 49 27
Cross type focus points - 25
Lens
Lens support Micro Four Thirds Pentax KAF2
Amount of lenses 107 151
Focal length multiplier 2.1 1.5
Screen
Display type Fully Articulated Tilting
Display sizing 3" 3"
Resolution of display 1,040 thousand dot 921 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder resolution 2,360 thousand dot -
Viewfinder coverage 100% 100%
Viewfinder magnification 0.7x 0.63x
Features
Slowest shutter speed 60 secs 30 secs
Maximum shutter speed 1/4000 secs 1/6000 secs
Maximum quiet shutter speed 1/16000 secs 1/24000 secs
Continuous shooting speed 7.0 frames per second 7.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance 9.30 m 6.00 m (at ISO 100)
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync Auto, auto w/redeye reduction, flash on w/redeye reduction, slow sync, trailing curtain sync, manual, wireless
Hot shoe
AEB
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
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 1920 x 1080 (60i, 30p)
Max video resolution 3840x2160 1920x1080
Video data format MPEG-4, AVCHD MPEG-4, H.264
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 Optional
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 410 gr (0.90 pounds) 703 gr (1.55 pounds)
Physical dimensions 125 x 86 x 77mm (4.9" x 3.4" x 3.0") 132 x 101 x 76mm (5.2" x 4.0" x 3.0")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth rating not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested not tested
DXO Low light rating not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 350 shots 390 shots
Style of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID - D-LI109
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, 10 sec (3 images)) Yes (2 or 12 secs)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I supported)
Storage slots One One
Price at launch $800 $747