Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.
Panasonic DMC GX8 vs Sony NEX 7 Specs
All specs: Main page for DMC GX8
All specs: Main page for NEX 7
DMC GX8 vs NEX 7 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:Advantage: Sony NEX 7
DMC GX8 vs NEX 7: Viewfinder
DMC GX8 has an electronic viewfinder and it's resolution is 2.36 megapixel with magnification of 0.77x.
NEX 7 has an electronic viewfinder with resolution 2.36 megapixel, it's magnification is 0.73x.
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.
DMC GX8 (0.77x)
NEX 7 (0.73x)
Note: Differences in the image area are the result of different image ratios, 3:2 or 4:3. That can make it difficult to compare the viewfinder magnification of both cameras.
Panasonic DMC GX8 VS Sony NEX 7 Other Specs Comparison
Why is Panasonic DMC GX8 a better choice
|Auto Focus points (4)||49||25|
|Better sensibility (4)||100 - 25600 ISO||100 - 16000 ISO|
|Larger lens selection (3)||80||50|
|Image stabilizer (3)|
|Better monitor (2, Megapixel)||1.04||0.92|
|Touch screen (2)|
|Better Video (2)||3840 x 2160||1920 x 1080|
|External microphone (2)|
|Environmental sealing (2)|
Conclusion: Advantages of the DMC GX8 are the faster and more accurate auto focus, the larger sensitivity and the larger selection of lenses. We also like the optical image stabilizer, that the display has a higher resolution and the rather comfortable touch screen. A recommendation of the DMC GX8 is made easy by the superior video recording, the connector for an external microphone and the built-in wifi that permits remote shooting and image transfer without the need for a cable connection.
The DMC GX8 scores 24 points.
Otherwise why to choose Sony NEX 7
|Larger sensor (5)||Four Thirds||APS-C|
|Wider resolution (5, megapixel)||20.30||24.20|
|Higher speed (4, frames/second)||8||10|
|Built-in flash (2)|
|Longer battery life (3, photos)||330||430|
|Weighs less (2)||487g|
|More portable (2)||655cm³|
Conclusion: Advantages of the NEX 7 are the larger sensor, the higher resolution and that the camera is faster. Additional pros for the Sony are the built-in flash, that the battery has more stamina and the lower weight than the DMC GX8. Another advantage over the DMC GX8: the more compact size.
Yields 23 points for the NEX 7.
Common Specs for both cameras compared
|Panasonic DMC GX8 VS Sony NEX 7 Dimensions|
Look at front view of the DMC GX8 and NEX 7
Top view of cameras
Here's the total score according to comparison above:
Panasonic DMC GX8
Sony NEX 7
We advise to choose the newest model: Panasonic DMC GX8.
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