Olympus OM-D E-M1X vs Panasonic DMC GX7 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

OM-D E-M1X vs DMC GX7 - Side by side

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Olympus OM-D E-M1X vs Panasonic DMC GX7 Specs

OM-D E-M1X

  • Introduced in January 2019
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: Four Thirds
  • 20 megapixel
  • 18 frames/second
  • 64 - 25600 ISO
  • 4096 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 76.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount Micro Four Thirds (MFT)
  • WiFi built-in
  • 144.4 x 156.8 x 75.4mm³ (5.7" x 6.2" x 3.0")
  • 997g (32.2 oz.)

All specs: Main page for OM-D E-M1X

DMC GX7

  • Introduced in September 2013
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: Four Thirds
  • 16 megapixel
  • 9 frames/second
  • 200 - 25600 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount Micro Four Thirds (MFT)
  • WiFi built-in
  • 122.6 x 70.7 x 43.3mm³ (4.8" x 2.8" x 1.7")
  • 402g (13.0 oz.)

All specs: Main page for DMC GX7

OM-D E-M1X vs DMC GX7 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:

Info graphic: OM-D E-M1X an DMC GX7 sensor comparison

OM-D E-M1X vs DMC GX7: Viewfinder

OM-D E-M1X has an electronic viewfinder and it's resolution is 2.36 megapixel with magnification of 0.83x.

DMC GX7 has an electronic viewfinder with resolution 2.76 megapixel, it's magnification is 0.70x.

Viewfinder magnifications of compared cameras. The black area shows a magnification of 1x, relative to native size; in red is a magnification of 0.85x.

OM-D E-M1X (0.83x)

DMC GX7 (0.70x)

Simulated viewfinder of the OM-D E-M1XSimulated viewfinder of the DMC GX7

Better choice: Olympus OM-D E-M1X

Olympus OM-D E-M1X VS Panasonic DMC GX7 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Olympus OM-D E-M1X a better choice

OM-D E-M1X

DMC GX7

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.4016.00
Higher speed (4, frames/second)189
Auto Focus points (4)12123
Better sensibility (4)64 - 25600 ISO200 - 25600 ISO
Better Video (2)4096 x 21601920 x 1080
External microphone (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)870320
USB 3.0 (2)
GPS (2)
Environmental sealing (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the OM-D E-M1X are the higher resolution, that the camera is faster and the faster and more accurate auto focus. Additional pros for the Olympus are the larger sensitivity, the superior video recording and the connector for an external microphone. Another advantage over the DMC GX7: 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 and the built-in GPS.

The OM-D E-M1X scores 28 points.

Otherwise why to choose Panasonic DMC GX7

OM-D E-M1X

DMC GX7

Better viewfinder (4, Megapixel)2.362.76
Built-in flash (2)
Weighs less (2)997g
(32.2 oz.)
402g
(13.0 oz.)
More portable (2)1707cm³
(108 cu.in.)
375cm³
(24 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the DMC GX7 are the better viewfinder, the built-in flash and the lower weight than the OM-D E-M1X. Another advantage over the OM-D E-M1X: the more compact size.

Yields 10 points for the DMC GX7.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

OM-D E-M1X

DMC GX7

Sensor formatFour ThirdsFour Thirds
Sensor cleaning
Lens selection8080
Image stabilizer
Sensor resolution (MP)1.041.04
Articulated screen
Touch screen
WiFi
Olympus OM-D E-M1X VS Panasonic DMC GX7 Dimensions

Look at front view of the OM-D E-M1X and DMC GX7

OM-D E-M1X und DMC GX7, front viewOM-D E-M1X und DMC GX7, front view

Top view of cameras

OM-D E-M1X und DMC GX7, view from aboveOM-D E-M1X und DMC GX7, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Olympus OM-D E-M1X

Panasonic DMC GX7

28
10

We recommend Olympus OM-D E-M1X as better choice.

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