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Panasonic GF7 vs Sigma fp L

Portability
90
Imaging
54
Features
66
Overall
58
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 front
 
Sigma fp L front
Portability
83
Imaging
83
Features
80
Overall
81

Panasonic GF7 vs Sigma fp L Key Specs

Panasonic GF7
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - Four Thirds Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Display
  • ISO 200 - 25600
  • 1/16000s Maximum Shutter
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Micro Four Thirds Mount
  • 266g - 107 x 65 x 33mm
  • Launched February 2015
  • Older Model is Panasonic GF6
  • Successor is Panasonic GF8
Sigma fp L
(Full Review)
  • 61MP - Full frame Sensor
  • 3.2" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 25600 (Push to 102400)
  • 1/8000s Maximum Shutter
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • Leica L Mount
  • 427g - 113 x 70 x 45mm
  • Revealed March 2021
  • Succeeded the Sigma fp
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Panasonic GF7 vs Sigma fp L Overview

The following is a thorough comparison of the Panasonic GF7 versus Sigma fp L, former is a Entry-Level Mirrorless while the other is a Advanced Mirrorless by competitors Panasonic and Sigma. There exists a noticeable gap among the resolutions of the GF7 (16MP) and fp L (61MP) and the GF7 (Four Thirds) and fp L (Full frame) posses totally different sensor measurements.

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The GF7 was announced 7 years before the fp L which is a fairly sizable difference as far as camera technology is concerned. Both cameras feature the same body design (Rangefinder-style mirrorless).

Before going right into a step-by-step comparison, here is a simple highlight of how the GF7 grades versus the fp L with respect to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Panasonic GF7 over the Sigma fp L

 GF7 fp L 
Display typeTiltingFixed Tilting display

Reasons to pick Sigma fp L over the Panasonic GF7

 fp L GF7 
RevealedMarch 2021February 2015Newer by 74 months
Display size3.2"3"Larger display (+0.2")
Display resolution2100k1040kCrisper display (+1060k dot)

Common features in the Panasonic GF7 and Sigma fp L

 GF7 fp L 
Focus manually More precise focus
Selfie screen Lacking selfie screen
Touch friendly display Easily navigate

Panasonic GF7 vs Sigma fp L Physical Comparison

For those who are intending to travel with your camera frequently, you have to take into account its weight and proportions. The Panasonic GF7 features outer measurements of 107mm x 65mm x 33mm (4.2" x 2.6" x 1.3") and a weight of 266 grams (0.59 lbs) and the Sigma fp L has measurements of 113mm x 70mm x 45mm (4.4" x 2.8" x 1.8") with a weight of 427 grams (0.94 lbs).

Check out the Panasonic GF7 versus Sigma fp L in our newest Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Take into account, the weight of an ILC will change based on the lens you choose at that time. Underneath is a front view scale comparison of the GF7 against the fp L.

Panasonic GF7 vs Sigma fp L size comparison

Using dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the GF7 and fp L is 90 and 83 respectively.

Panasonic GF7 vs Sigma fp L top view buttons comparison

Panasonic GF7 vs Sigma fp L Sensor Comparison

Quite often, it is very hard to visualise the difference in sensor dimensions only by viewing a spec sheet. The pic below may give you a more clear sense of the sensor measurements in the GF7 and fp L.

Clearly, the two cameras feature different megapixel count and different sensor dimensions. The GF7 having a smaller sensor will make achieving shallow depth of field trickier and the Sigma fp L will provide you with greater detail with its extra 45 Megapixels. Greater resolution can also enable you to crop pics way more aggressively. The more aged GF7 will be behind when it comes to sensor technology.

Panasonic GF7 vs Sigma fp L sensor size comparison

Panasonic GF7 vs Sigma fp L Screen and ViewFinder

Panasonic GF7 vs Sigma fp L Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Panasonic GF7 Portrait photography factors
Sigma fp L Portrait photography factors
65
has manual focus
decent MP (16MP)
sensor size is decent (Four Thirds)
includes face detection focusing
delivers RAW formats
cannot use external flash
89
has manual focus
MP count fantastic (61 megapixels)
sensor size is great (Full frame)
offers face detect focusing
delivers RAW formats
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Street Comparison

Panasonic GF7 Street photography factors
Sigma fp L Street photography factors
80
has a tilting screen
sensor size is decent (Four Thirds)
delivers RAW formats
offers touch focus
very good ISO range (25,600)
lack of image stabilization
78
sensor size is great (Full frame)
delivers RAW formats
comes with touch focus
environment proofing
above average high ISO (25,600)
screen does not articulate
no image stabilization
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Panasonic GF7
Sports photography with Sigma fp L
52
maximum shutter speed is high (1/16,000 seconds)
decent MP (16MP)
sensor size is decent (Four Thirds)
includes tracking autofocus
very slow continuous shooting (5.8 frames/s)
lack of image stabilization
not so great battery life (230 shots)
has no phase detect AF
79
maximum shutter speed is high (1/8,000 seconds)
MP count fantastic (61 megapixels)
sensor size is great (Full frame)
offers tracking focus
environment proofing
comes with phase detect AF
no image stabilization
terrible battery life (240 per charge)
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Travel Comparison

Panasonic GF7 Travel photography details
Sigma fp L Travel photography details
70
offers touch focus
decent MP (16 megapixels)
built-in flash
not so great battery life (230 CIPA)
does not contain selfie friendly screen
73
environment proofing
comes with touch focus
MP count fantastic (61 megapixels)
terrible battery life (240 shots)
display is not selfie friendly
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Landscape Comparison

Panasonic GF7 Landscape photography advice
Sigma fp L Landscape photography advice
69
has manual focus
change lenses (Micro Four Thirds mount)
pretty good screen size (3 inch)
decent MP (16 megapixels)
sensor size is decent (Four Thirds)
very good ISO range (25,600)
delivers RAW formats
lack of image stabilization
not so great battery life (230 per charge)
81
has manual focus
interchangeable lenses (Leica L mount)
nice screen size (3.2 inch)
MP count fantastic (61 megapixels)
sensor size is great (Full frame)
above average high ISO (25,600)
delivers RAW formats
environment proofing
no image stabilization
terrible battery life (240 shots)
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Vlogging Comparison

Panasonic GF7 Vlogging details
Sigma fp L Vlogging details
33
touchscreen enabled
includes face detection focusing
high video quality (1920 x 1080 pxls)
does not contain selfie friendly screen
lack of image stabilization
does not have external mic port
38
touchscreen enabled
offers face detect focusing
video res high (3840 x 2160 pxls)
does have mic socket
display is not selfie friendly
no image stabilization
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Panasonic GF7 vs Sigma fp L Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Panasonic GF7 and Sigma fp L
 Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7Sigma fp L
General Information
Brand Panasonic Sigma
Model type Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 Sigma fp L
Class Entry-Level Mirrorless Advanced Mirrorless
Launched 2015-02-01 2021-03-25
Physical type Rangefinder-style mirrorless Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Processor Chip Venus Engine -
Sensor type CMOS BSI-CMOS
Sensor size Four Thirds Full frame
Sensor dimensions 17.3 x 13mm 36 x 24mm
Sensor surface area 224.9mm² 864.0mm²
Sensor resolution 16 megapixel 61 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution 4592 x 3448 9520 x 6328
Maximum native ISO 25600 25600
Maximum enhanced ISO - 102400
Lowest native ISO 200 100
RAW images
Lowest enhanced ISO 100 6
Autofocusing
Focus manually
AF touch
Continuous AF
Single AF
AF tracking
AF selectice
AF center weighted
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Total focus points 23 49
Lens
Lens support Micro Four Thirds Leica L
Total lenses 107 40
Focal length multiplier 2.1 1
Screen
Display type Tilting Fixed Type
Display diagonal 3" 3.2"
Resolution of display 1,040 thousand dots 2,100 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None Electronic (optional)
Viewfinder resolution - 3,680 thousand dots
Viewfinder coverage - 100%
Viewfinder magnification - 0.83x
Features
Minimum shutter speed 60 seconds 30 seconds
Fastest shutter speed 1/16000 seconds 1/8000 seconds
Continuous shutter rate 5.8 frames per second 10.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance 4.00 m (at ISO 100) no built-in flash
Flash options Auto, auto w/redeye reduction, flash on, flash on w/redeye reduction, slow sync, slow sync w/redeye reduction, flash off no built-in flash
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
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, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 25p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 23.98p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 120p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 100p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 60p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 50p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 30p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 25p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 23.98p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
Maximum video resolution 1920x1080 3840x2160
Video file format MPEG-4, AVCHD MPEG-4, H.264
Mic port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) Yes (USB Power Delivery supported)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 266g (0.59 pounds) 427g (0.94 pounds)
Physical dimensions 107 x 65 x 33mm (4.2" x 2.6" x 1.3") 113 x 70 x 45mm (4.4" x 2.8" x 1.8")
DXO scores
DXO Overall 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 230 photos 240 photos
Battery type Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID - BP-51
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 secs, 3-shot/10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC card SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II supported)
Card slots 1 1
Cost at release $308 $2,499