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Panasonic GF7 vs Panasonic LX100

Portability
90
Imaging
54
Features
66
Overall
58
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 front
Portability
83
Imaging
51
Features
73
Overall
59

Panasonic GF7 vs Panasonic LX100 Key Specs

Panasonic GF7
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - Four Thirds Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Display
  • ISO 200 - 25600
  • 1/16000s Max Shutter
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Micro Four Thirds Mount
  • 266g - 107 x 65 x 33mm
  • Launched February 2015
  • Old Model is Panasonic GF6
  • Successor is Panasonic GF8
Panasonic LX100
(Full Review)
  • 13MP - Four Thirds Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 200 - 25600
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • 24-75mm (F1.7-2.8) lens
  • 393g - 115 x 66 x 55mm
  • Launched September 2014
  • New Model is Panasonic LX100 II
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Panasonic GF7 vs Panasonic LX100 Overview

In this write-up, we are analyzing the Panasonic GF7 versus Panasonic LX100, one is a Entry-Level Mirrorless and the other is a Large Sensor Compact and they are both created by Panasonic. There is a significant difference between the resolutions of the GF7 (16MP) and LX100 (13MP) but they come with the same exact sensor sizing (Four Thirds).

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The GF7 was unveiled 5 months after the LX100 which means that they are of a similar generation. Each of these cameras offer different body type with the Panasonic GF7 being a Rangefinder-style mirrorless camera and the Panasonic LX100 being a Large Sensor Compact camera.

Before delving in to a comprehensive comparison, below is a quick highlight of how the GF7 matches up versus the LX100 with respect to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Panasonic GF7 over the Panasonic LX100

 GF7 LX100 
Display typeTiltingFixed Tilting display
Display resolution1040k921kCrisper display (+119k dot)
Touch display Easily navigate

Reasons to pick Panasonic LX100 over the Panasonic GF7

 LX100 GF7 

Common features in the Panasonic GF7 and Panasonic LX100

 GF7 LX100 
LaunchedFebruary 2015September 2014Similar generation
Manually focus Dial precise focus
Display sizing3"3"Equivalent display measurement
Selfie screen Lacking selfie screen

Panasonic GF7 vs Panasonic LX100 Physical Comparison

For anyone who is looking to travel with your camera, you'll need to consider its weight and measurements. The Panasonic GF7 provides outer measurements of 107mm x 65mm x 33mm (4.2" x 2.6" x 1.3") along with a weight of 266 grams (0.59 lbs) whilst the Panasonic LX100 has proportions of 115mm x 66mm x 55mm (4.5" x 2.6" x 2.2") having a weight of 393 grams (0.87 lbs).

Take a look at the Panasonic GF7 versus Panasonic LX100 in the all new Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Take into account, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary dependant on the lens you are utilizing at that time. Underneath is the front view dimensions comparison of the GF7 vs the LX100.

Panasonic GF7 vs Panasonic LX100 size comparison

Factoring in size and weight, the portability grade of the GF7 and LX100 is 90 and 83 respectively.

Panasonic GF7 vs Panasonic LX100 top view buttons comparison

Panasonic GF7 vs Panasonic LX100 Sensor Comparison

Oftentimes, it is hard to see the difference between sensor dimensions just by looking at technical specs. The pic here might provide you a more clear sense of the sensor measurements in the GF7 and LX100.

As you have seen, each of these cameras enjoy the same exact sensor sizing but not the same megapixels. You should expect to see the Panasonic GF7 to give you greater detail having an extra 3MP. Greater resolution will let you crop photos far more aggressively.

Panasonic GF7 vs Panasonic LX100 sensor size comparison

Panasonic GF7 vs Panasonic LX100 Screen and ViewFinder

Panasonic GF7 vs Panasonic LX100 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Panasonic GF7 Portrait photography information
Panasonic LX100 Portrait photography information
65
has manual focus
decent megapixels (16 megapixels)
sensor size is good (Four Thirds)
provides face detection focusing
exports RAW files
no external flash support
70
manual focus
resolution is good (13 megapixels)
sensor size is good (Four Thirds)
has face detect focus
exports RAW files
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Street Comparison

Panasonic GF7 Street photography info
Panasonic LX100 Street photography info
80
screen tilts up and down
sensor size is good (Four Thirds)
exports RAW files
has touch to focus
great ISO range (25,600)
no image stabilization
76
has image stabilization (Optical)
sensor size is good (Four Thirds)
exports RAW files
supports focus via touch
above average ISO range (25,600)
no articulating screen
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Panasonic GF7
Sports photography with Panasonic LX100
52
high shutter speed (1/16,000s)
decent megapixels (16MP)
sensor size is good (Four Thirds)
provides tracking autofocus
very slow continuous shooting (5.8 frames per second)
no image stabilization
bad battery power (230 shots)
no phase detect AF
67
quiet mode (1/16,000s)
has image stabilization (Optical)
resolution is good (13 megapixels)
sensor size is good (Four Thirds)
has tracking focus
has no phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Panasonic GF7 Travel photography factors
Panasonic LX100 Travel photography factors
70
has touch to focus
decent megapixels (16 megapixels)
has built in flash
bad battery power (230 CIPA)
doesn't have a selfie friendly screen
75
supports focus via touch
resolution is good (13MP)
fairly wide (24mm)
fast max aperture (f1.7)
doesn't have a selfie friendly display
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Landscape Comparison

Panasonic GF7 as a Landscape photography camera
Panasonic LX100 as a Landscape photography camera
69
has manual focus
swap lenses (Micro Four Thirds mount)
decent sized screen (3")
decent megapixels (16MP)
sensor size is good (Four Thirds)
great ISO range (25,600)
exports RAW files
no image stabilization
bad battery power (230 CIPA)
73
manual focus
fairly wide (24mm)
fast max aperture (f1.7)
screen is a good size (3")
has image stabilization (Optical)
resolution is good (13 megapixels)
sensor size is good (Four Thirds)
above average ISO range (25,600)
exports RAW files
cannot switch lens (fixed lens mount)
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Panasonic GF7
Vlogging with Panasonic LX100
33
touchscreen functionality
provides face detection focusing
good video quality (1920 x 1080 pxls)
doesn't have a selfie friendly screen
no image stabilization
missing external microphone support
35
fairly wide (24mm)
fast max aperture (f1.7)
has image stabilization (Optical)
has face detect focus
high video quality (3840 x 2160 resolution)
doesn't have a selfie friendly display
lack of mic socket
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Panasonic GF7 vs Panasonic LX100 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Panasonic GF7 and Panasonic LX100
 Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100
General Information
Manufacturer Panasonic Panasonic
Model Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100
Category Entry-Level Mirrorless Large Sensor Compact
Launched 2015-02-01 2014-09-15
Physical type Rangefinder-style mirrorless Large Sensor Compact
Sensor Information
Processor Chip Venus Engine Venus Engine
Sensor type CMOS CMOS
Sensor size Four Thirds Four Thirds
Sensor dimensions 17.3 x 13mm 17.3 x 13mm
Sensor area 224.9mm² 224.9mm²
Sensor resolution 16 megapixels 13 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest resolution 4592 x 3448 4112 x 3088
Highest native ISO 25600 25600
Min native ISO 200 200
RAW photos
Min boosted ISO 100 100
Autofocusing
Manual focus
AF touch
Continuous AF
Single AF
Tracking AF
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Number of focus points 23 49
Lens
Lens mounting type Micro Four Thirds fixed lens
Lens focal range - 24-75mm (3.1x)
Maximal aperture - f/1.7-2.8
Macro focus range - 3cm
Total lenses 107 -
Crop factor 2.1 2.1
Screen
Type of display Tilting Fixed Type
Display diagonal 3 inches 3 inches
Display resolution 1,040 thousand dots 921 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None Electronic
Viewfinder resolution - 2,764 thousand dots
Viewfinder coverage - 100%
Viewfinder magnification - 0.7x
Features
Lowest shutter speed 60s 60s
Highest shutter speed 1/16000s 1/4000s
Highest quiet shutter speed - 1/16000s
Continuous shooting rate 5.8 frames per sec 11.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 4.00 m (at ISO 100) 7.00 m (with included external flash at ISO 100)
Flash settings Auto, auto w/redeye reduction, flash on, flash on w/redeye reduction, slow sync, slow sync w/redeye reduction, flash off Auto, auto w/redeye reduction, on, on w/redeye reduction, slow sync, slow sync w/redeye reduction, off
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60p, 60i, 50p, 50i, 30p, 25p, 24p), 1280 x 720 (30p, 25p), 640 x 480 (30p, 25p) 3840 x 2160 (30p, 24p), 1920 x 1080 (60p, 60i, 30p, 24p), 1280 x 720 (30p), 640 x 480
Highest video resolution 1920x1080 3840x2160
Video format MPEG-4, AVCHD MPEG-4, AVCHD
Mic port
Headphone port
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
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 266 grams (0.59 pounds) 393 grams (0.87 pounds)
Dimensions 107 x 65 x 33mm (4.2" x 2.6" x 1.3") 115 x 66 x 55mm (4.5" x 2.6" x 2.2")
DXO scores
DXO All around score not tested 67
DXO Color Depth score not tested 22.3
DXO Dynamic range score not tested 12.5
DXO Low light score not tested 553
Other
Battery life 230 shots 300 shots
Style of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 secs, 3-shot/10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC card SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I)
Card slots Single Single
Price at launch $308 $800