Nikon Z7 vs Panasonic DMC GF7 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

Z7 vs DMC GF7 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Nikon Z7 vs Panasonic DMC GF7 Specs

Z7

  • Introduced in August 2018
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: Full frame
  • 46 megapixel
  • 9 frames/second
  • 64 - 25600 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 80.00mm (3.1") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount Z Mount
  • WiFi built-in
  • 134 x 100.5 x 67.5mm³ (5.3" x 4.0" x 2.7")
  • 675g (21.8 oz.)

All specs: Main page for Z7

DMC GF7

  • Introduced in February 2015
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: Four Thirds
  • 16 megapixel
  • 6 frames/second
  • 100 - 25600 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount Micro Four Thirds (MFT)
  • WiFi built-in
  • 106.5 x 64.6 x 33.3mm³ (4.2" x 2.5" x 1.3")
  • 266g (8.6 oz.)

All specs: Main page for DMC GF7

Z7 vs DMC GF7 Sensors

On the pictures below the sensor areas of cameras are highlighted.

This infographic highlights the sensor areas of both models compared to other common sensor formats:

Infographic: Z7 and DMC GF7 sensor area comparison

Better choice: Nikon Z7

Nikon Z7 VS Panasonic DMC GF7 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Nikon Z7 a better choice

Z7

DMC GF7

Larger sensor (5)Full frameFour Thirds
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)45.7016.00
Higher speed (4, frames/second)96
Auto Focus points (4)49323
Better sensibility (4)64 - 25600 ISO100 - 25600 ISO
Image stabilizer (3)
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)2.101.04
Better Video (2)3840 x 21601920 x 1080
External microphone (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)330230
USB 3.0 (2)
Environmental sealing (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the Z7 are the larger sensor, the higher resolution and that the camera is faster. Additional pros for the Nikon are the faster and more accurate auto focus, the larger sensitivity and the optical image stabilizer. A nice touch is that the display has a higher resolution, the superior video recording and the connector for an external microphone. Another advantage over the DMC GF7: that the battery has more stamina, the support for USB 3.0. HArdly a luxury, given today's image size and the requirements of 4K video.

The Z7 scores 36 points.

Otherwise why to choose Panasonic DMC GF7

Z7

DMC GF7

Larger lens selection (3)380
Built-in flash (2)
Weighs less (2)675g
(21.8 oz.)
266g
(8.6 oz.)
More portable (2)909cm³
(57 cu.in.)
229cm³
(14 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the DMC GF7 are the larger selection of lenses, the built-in flash and the lower weight than the Z7. Another advantage over the Z7: the more compact size.

Yields 9 points for the DMC GF7.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

Z7

DMC GF7

Sensor cleaning
Articulated screen
Touch screen
WiFi
Nikon Z7 VS Panasonic DMC GF7 Dimensions

Look at front view of the Z7 and DMC GF7

Z7 und DMC GF7, front viewZ7 und DMC GF7, front view

Top view of cameras

Z7 und DMC GF7, view from aboveZ7 und DMC GF7, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Nikon Z7

Panasonic DMC GF7

36
9

We recommend Nikon Z7 as better choice.

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