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Nikon D7000 vs Panasonic GX85

The Nikon D7000 and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 (labelled Panasonic GX80 in some countries) are two digital cameras that were officially introduced, respectively, in September 2010 and April 2016. The D7000 is a DSLR, while the GX85 is a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera. The cameras are based on an APS-C (D7000) and a Four Thirds (GX85) sensor. The Nikon has a resolution of 16.1 megapixels, whereas the Panasonic provides 15.8 MP.

Below is an overview of the main specs of the two cameras as a starting point for the comparison.

Headline Specifications
Nikon D7000
versus
Panasonic GX85
Nikon D7000   Panasonic GX85
Digital single lens reflex Mirrorless system camera
Nikon F mount lenses Micro Four Thirds lenses
16.1 MP, APS-C Sensor 15.8 MP, Four Thirds Sensor
10800/24p Video 4K/30p Video
ISO 100-6,400 (100 - 25,600) ISO 200-25,600
Optical viewfinder Electronic viewfinder (2765k dots)
3.0 LCD, 921k dots 3.0 LCD, 1040k dots
Fixed screen (not touch-sensitive) Tilting touchscreen
6 shutter flaps per second 8 shutter flaps per second
Lens stabilization onlyIn-body stabilization
Weathersealed bodynot weather sealed
1050 shots per battery charge290 shots per battery charge
132 x 105 x 77 mm, 780 g 122 x 71 x 44 mm, 426 g

Going beyond this snapshot of core features and characteristics, what are the differences between the Nikon D7000 and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85? Which one should you buy? Read on to find out how these two cameras compare with respect to their body size, their imaging sensors, their shooting features, their input-output connections, and their reception by expert reviewers.

Body comparison

An illustration of the physical size and weight of the Nikon D7000 and the Panasonic GX85 is provided in the side-by-side display below. The two cameras are presented according to their relative size. Three successive views from the front, the top, and the rear are shown. All width, height and depth measures are rounded to the nearest millimeter.

The GX85 can be obtained in two different colors (black, silver), while the D7000 is only available in black.

Size Nikon D7000 vs Panasonic GX85
Compare D7000 versus GX85 top
Comparison D7000 or GX85 rear

If the front view area (width x height) of the cameras is taken as an aggregate measure of their size, the Panasonic GX85 is considerably smaller (38 percent) than the Nikon D7000. Moreover, the GX85 is substantially lighter (45 percent) than the D7000. It is worth mentioning in this context that the D7000 is splash and dust resistant, while the GX85 does not feature any corresponding weather-sealing.

The above size and weight comparisons are to some extent incomplete since they do not consider the interchangeable lenses that both of these cameras require. A larger imaging sensor will tend to go along with bigger and heavier lenses, although exceptions exist. You can compare the optics available for the two cameras in the Nikon Lens Catalog (D7000) and the Micro Four Thirds Lens Catalog (GX85). Mirrorless cameras, such as the GX85, have moreover the advantage that they can use many lenses from other systems via adapters, as they have a relatively short flange to focal plane distance.

Concerning battery life, the D7000 gets 1050 shots out of its EN-EL15 battery, while the GX85 can take 290 images on a single charge of its DMW-BLG10 power pack. The power pack in the GX85 can be charged via the USB port, which can be very convenient when travelling.

The following table provides a synthesis of the main physical specifications of the two cameras and other similar ones. If you would like to visualize and compare a different camera combination, you can navigate to the CAM-parator app and make your selection from a broad list of cameras there.

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Body Specifications
    Camera
Model
Camera
Width
Camera
Height
Camera
Depth
Camera
Weight
Battery
Life
Weather
Sealing
Camera
Launch
Launch
Price (USD)
Street
Price
1.
 
Nikon D7000 132 mm 105 mm 77 mm 780 g 1050 Y Sep 2010 1,499 i
2.
 
Panasonic GX85 122 mm 71 mm 44 mm 426 g 290 n Apr 2016 799 i
3.
 
Canon 60D 145 mm 106 mm 79 mm 755 g 1100 Y Aug 2010 1,399 i
4.
 
Canon 7D 148 mm 111 mm 74 mm 860 g 800 Y Sep 2009 1,699 i
5.
 
Nikon D7500 136 mm 104 mm 73 mm 720 g 950 Y Apr 2017 1,299 i
6.
 
Nikon D500 147 mm 115 mm 81 mm 860 g 1240 Y Jan 2016 1,999 i
7.
 
Nikon D7200 136 mm 107 mm 76 mm 765 g 1110 Y Mar 2015 1,199 i
8.
 
Nikon D7100 136 mm 107 mm 76 mm 765 g 950 Y Feb 2013 1,199 i
9.
 
Nikon Df 144 mm 110 mm 67 mm 760 g 1400 Y Nov 2013 2,749 i
10.
 
Nikon D300S 147 mm 115 mm 81 mm 938 g 950 Y Jul 2009 1,799 i
11.
 
Nikon D90 132 mm 103 mm 77 mm 703 g 850 n Aug 2008 1,299 i
12.
 
Nikon D300 147 mm 114 mm 74 mm 925 g 1000 Y Aug 2007 1,799 i
13.
 
Olympus E-M10 II 120 mm 83 mm 47 mm 390 g 320 n Aug 2015 649 i
14.
 
Panasonic GX9 124 mm 72 mm 47 mm 407 g 260 n Feb 2018 849 i
15.
 
Panasonic G85 128 mm 89 mm 74 mm 505 g 330 Y Sep 2016 899 i
16.
 
Panasonic GX7 123 mm 71 mm 55 mm 402 g 350 n Aug 2013 999 i
17.
 
Panasonic GH2 124 mm 90 mm 76 mm 442 g 330 n Sep 2010 899 i
Notes: Measurements and pricing do not include easily detachable parts, such as add-on or interchangeable lenses or optional viewfinders.

The price is, of course, an important factor in any camera decision. The listed launch prices provide an indication of the market segment that the manufacturer of the cameras have been targeting. The GX85 was launched at a markedly lower price (by 47 percent) than the D7000, which puts it into a different market segment. Usually, retail prices stay at first close to the launch price, but after several months, discounts become available. Later in the product cycle and, in particular, when the replacement model is about to appear, further discounting and stock clearance sales often push the camera price considerably down.

Sensor comparison

The size of the sensor inside a digital camera is one of the key determinants of image quality. A large sensor will generally have larger individual pixels that offer better low-light sensitivity, provide wider dynamic range, and have richer color-depth than smaller pixels in a sensor of the same technological generation. Moreover, a large sensor camera will give the photographer more control over depth-of-field in the image and, thus, the ability to better isolate a subject from the background. On the downside, larger sensors tend to be associated with larger, more expensive camera bodies and lenses.

Of the two cameras under consideration, the Nikon D7000 features an APS-C sensor and the Panasonic GX85 a Four Thirds sensor. The sensor area in the GX85 is 39 percent smaller. As a result of these sensor size differences, the cameras have a format factor of, respectively, 1.5 and 2.0. The sensor in the D7000 has a native 3:2 aspect ratio, while the one in the GX85 offers a 4:3 aspect.

Nikon D7000 and Panasonic GX85 sensor measures

With 16.1MP, the D7000 offers a slightly higher resolution than the GX85 (15.8MP), but the D7000 nevertheless has larger individual pixels (pixel pitch of 4.80μm versus 3.77μm for the GX85) due to its larger sensor. However, the GX85 is a much more recent model (by 5 years and 6 months) than the D7000, and its sensor will have benefitted from technological advances during this time that further enhance the light gathering capacity of its pixels. Coming back to sensor resolution, it should be mentioned that the GX85 has no anti-alias filter installed, so that it can capture all the detail its sensor resolves.

The Nikon D7000 has a native sensitivity range from ISO 100 to ISO 6400, which can be extended to ISO 100-25600. The corresponding ISO settings for the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 are ISO 200 to ISO 25600, with the possibility to increase the ISO range to 100-25600.

D7000 versus GX85 MP

Since 2007, DXO Mark has published sensor performance measurements that have been derived using a consistent methodology. This service assesses and scores the color depth ("DXO Portrait"), dynamic range ("DXO Landscape"), and low-light sensitivity ("DXO Sports") of camera sensors, and also publishes an overall camera score. Of the two cameras under review, the D7000 has a notably higher overall DXO score than the GX85 (overall score 9 points higher), which gives it an advantage in terms of imaging quality. This advantage is based on 0.6 bits higher color depth, 1.3 EV in additional dynamic range, and 0.8 stops in additional low light sensitivity. The table below summarizes the physical sensor characteristics and sensor quality findings and compares them across a set of similar cameras.

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Sensor Characteristics
    Camera
Model
Sensor
Class
Resolution
(MP)
Horiz.
Pixels
Vert.
Pixels
Video
Format
DXO
Portrait
DXO
Landscape
DXO
Sports
DXO
Overall
1.
 
Nikon D7000 APS-C 16.1 4928 326410800/24p23.513.91167 80
2.
 
Panasonic GX85 Four Thirds 15.8 4592 34484K/30p22.912.6662 71
3.
 
Canon 60D APS-C 17.9 5184 34561080/30p22.211.5813 66
4.
 
Canon 7D APS-C 17.9 5184 34561080/30p22.011.7854 66
5.
 
Nikon D7500 APS-C 20.7 5568 37124K/30p24.314.01483 86
6.
 
Nikon D500 APS-C 20.7 5568 37124K/30p24.014.01324 83
7.
 
Nikon D7200 APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/60p24.514.61333 87
8.
 
Nikon D7100 APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/60p24.213.71256 83
9.
 
Nikon Df Full Frame 16.2 4928 3280none24.613.13279 89
10.
 
Nikon D300S APS-C 12.2 4288 2848720/24p22.512.2787 70
11.
 
Nikon D90 APS-C 12.2 4288 2848720/24p22.712.5977 73
12.
 
Nikon D300 APS-C 12.2 4288 2848none22.112.0679 67
13.
 
Olympus E-M10 II Four Thirds 15.9 4608 34561080/60p23.112.5842 73
14.
 
Panasonic GX9 Four Thirds 20.2 5184 38884K/30p...... ..
15.
 
Panasonic G85 Four Thirds 15.8 4592 34484K/30p22.812.5656 71
16.
 
Panasonic GX7 Four Thirds 15.8 4592 34481080/60p22.612.2718 70
17.
 
Panasonic GH2 Four Thirds 15.9 4608 34561080/60i21.211.3655 60

Many modern cameras cannot only take still pictures, but also record videos. Both cameras under consideration have a sensor with sufficiently fast read-out times for moving pictures, but the GX85 provides a better video resolution than the D7000. It can shoot movie footage at 4K/30p, while the Nikon is limited to 10800/24p.

Feature comparison

Apart from body and sensor, cameras can and do differ across a range of features. For example, the GX85 has an electronic viewfinder (2765k dots), while the D7000 has an optical one. Both systems have their advantages, with the electronic viewfinder making it possible to project supplementary shooting information into the framing view, whereas the optical viewfinder offers lag-free viewing and a very clear framing image. The viewfinders of both cameras offer the same field of view (100%), but the viewfinder of the GX85 has a higher magnification than the one of the D7000 (0.70x vs 0.63x), so that the size of the image transmitted appears closer to the size seen with the naked human eye. The following table reports on some other key feature differences and similarities of the Nikon D7000, the Panasonic GX85, and comparable cameras.

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Core Features
    Camera
Model
Viewfinder
(Type or
000 dots)
Control
Panel
(yes/no)
LCD
Size
(inch)
LCD
Resolution
(000 dots)
LCD
Attach-
ment
Touch
Screen
(yes/no)
Mech
Shutter
Speed
Shutter
Flaps
(1/sec)
Built-in
Flash
(yes/no)
Built-in
Image
Stab
1.
 
Nikon D7000optical Y 3.0 921 fixed n 1/8000s 6.0 Y n
2.
 
Panasonic GX852765 n 3.0 1040 tilting Y 1/4000s 8.0 Y Y
3.
 
Canon 60Doptical Y 3.0 1040 swivel n 1/8000s 5.3 Y n
4.
 
Canon 7Doptical Y 3.0 920 fixed n 1/8000s 8.0 Y n
5.
 
Nikon D7500optical Y 3.2 922 tilting Y 1/8000s 8.0 Y n
6.
 
Nikon D500optical Y 3.2 2359 tilting Y 1/8000s 10.0 n n
7.
 
Nikon D7200optical Y 3.2 1229 fixed n 1/8000s 6.0 Y n
8.
 
Nikon D7100optical Y 3.2 1229 fixed n 1/8000s 6.0 Y n
9.
 
Nikon Dfoptical Y 3.2 921 fixed n 1/4000s 5.5 n n
10.
 
Nikon D300Soptical Y 3.0 920 fixed n 1/8000s 7.0 Y n
11.
 
Nikon D90optical Y 3.0 920 fixed n 1/4000s 4.5 Y n
12.
 
Nikon D300optical Y 3.0 922 fixed n 1/8000s 6.0 Y n
13.
 
Olympus E-M10 II2360 n 3.0 1040 tilting Y 1/4000s 8.0 Y Y
14.
 
Panasonic GX92760 n 3.0 1240 tilting Y 1/4000s 9.0 Y Y
15.
 
Panasonic G852360 n 3.0 1040 swivel Y 1/4000s 9.0 Y Y
16.
 
Panasonic GX72760 n 3.0 1040 tilting Y 1/8000s 5.0 Y Y
17.
 
Panasonic GH21534 n 3.0 460 swivel n 1/4000s 3.0 Y n

One feature that is present on the D7000, but is missing on the GX85 is a top-level LCD. While being, of course, smaller than the rear screen, the control panel conveys some of the essential shooting information and can be convenient for quick and easy settings verification.

The reported shutter speed information refers to the use of the mechanical shutter. Yet, some cameras only have an electronic shutter, while others have an electronic shutter in addition to a mechanical one. In fact, the GX85 is one of those camera that have an additional electronic shutter, which makes completely silent shooting possible. However, this mode is less suitable for photographing moving objects (risk of rolling shutter) or shooting under artificial light sources (risk of flickering).

The Nikon D7000 and the Panasonic GX85 both have an intervalometer built-in. This enables the photographer to capture time lapse sequences, such as flower blooming, a sunset or moon rise, without purchasing an external camera trigger and related software.

Concerning the storage of imaging data, both the D7000 and the GX85 write their files to SDXC cards. The D7000 features dual card slots, which can be very useful in case a memory card fails. In contrast, the GX85 only has one slot. The GX85 supports UHS-I cards (Ultra High Speed data transfer of up to 104 MB/s), while the D7000 cannot take advantage of Ultra High Speed SD cards.

Connectivity comparison

For some imaging applications, the extent to which a camera can communicate with its environment can be an important aspect in the camera decision process. The table below provides an overview of the connectivity of the Nikon D7000 and Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 and, in particular, the interfaces the cameras (and selected comparators) provide for accessory control and data transfer.

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Input-Output Connections
    Camera
Model
Hotshoe
Port
Internal
Microphone
Internal
Speaker
Microphone
Port
Headphone
Port
HDMI
Port
USB
Port
WiFi
Support
NFC
Support
Bluetooth
Support
1.
 
Nikon D7000YmonomonoY-mini2.0---
2.
 
Panasonic GX85Ystereomono--micro2.0Y--
3.
 
Canon 60DYmonomonoY-mini2.0---
4.
 
Canon 7DYmono-Y-mini2.0---
5.
 
Nikon D7500YstereomonoYYmini2.0Y-Y
6.
 
Nikon D500YstereomonoYYmini3.0YYY
7.
 
Nikon D7200YstereomonoYYmini2.0YY-
8.
 
Nikon D7100YstereomonoYYmini2.0---
9.
 
Nikon DfY----mini2.0---
10.
 
Nikon D300SYstereomonoY-mini2.0---
11.
 
Nikon D90Ymonomono--mini2.0---
12.
 
Nikon D300Y----mini2.0---
13.
 
Olympus E-M10 IIYstereomono--micro2.0Y--
14.
 
Panasonic GX9Ystereomono--micro2.0Y-Y
15.
 
Panasonic G85YstereomonoY-micro2.0Y--
16.
 
Panasonic GX7Ystereomono--mini2.0YY-
17.
 
Panasonic GH2YstereomonoY-mini2.0---

It is notable that the D7000 has a microphone port, which is missing on the GX85. Such an external microphone input can help to substantially improve the quality of audio recordings when a good external microphone is used.

The GX85 is a recent model that features in the current product line-up of Panasonic. In contrast, the D7000 has been discontinued (but can be found pre-owned on eBay). As a replacement in the same line of cameras, the D7000 was succeeded by the Nikon D7100. Further information on the two cameras (e.g. user guides, manuals), as well as related accessories, can be found on the official Nikon and Panasonic websites.

Review summary

So what is the bottom line? Is there a clear favorite between the Nikon D7000 and the Panasonic GX85? Which camera is better? A synthesis of the relative strong points of each of the models is listed below.

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Reasons to prefer the Nikon D7000:

  • Better moiré control: Has an anti-alias filter to avoid artificial patterns to appear in images.
  • Better image quality: Scores markedly higher (9 points) in the DXO overall assessment.
  • More dynamic range: Captures a larger spectrum of light and dark details (1.3 EV of extra DR).
  • Better low-light sensitivity: Requires less light for good images (0.8 stops ISO advantage).
  • Better sound: Can connect to an external microphone for higher quality sound recording.
  • Brighter framing: Features an optical viewfinder for clear, lag-free composition.
  • Easier setting verification: Features an LCD display on top to control shooting parameters.
  • Faster shutter: Has higher mechanical shutter speed (1/8000s vs 1/4000s) to freeze action.
  • Longer lasting: Can take more shots (1050 versus 290) on a single battery charge.
  • Better sealing: Is weather sealed to enable shooting in dusty or wet environments.
  • Greater peace of mind: Features a second card slot as a backup in case of memory card failure.
  • More heavily discounted: Has been available for much longer (launched in September 2010).

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Arguments in favor of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85:

  • Maximized detail: Lacks an anti-alias filter to exploit the sensor's full resolution potential.
  • Better video: Provides higher definition movie capture (4K/30p vs 10800/24p).
  • More framing info: Has an electronic viewfinder that displays shooting data.
  • Larger viewfinder image: Features a viewfinder with a higher magnification (0.70x vs 0.63x).
  • More detailed LCD: Has a higher resolution rear screen (1040k vs 921k dots).
  • More flexible LCD: Has a tilting screen for odd-angle shots in landscape orientation.
  • Fewer buttons to press: Has a touchscreen to facilitate handling and shooting adjustments.
  • Faster burst: Shoots at higher frequency (8 vs 6 flaps/sec) to capture the decisive moment.
  • Less disturbing: Has an electronic shutter option for completely silent shooting.
  • More compact: Is smaller (122x71mm vs 132x105mm) and will fit more readily into a bag.
  • Less heavy: Has a lower weight (by 354g or 45 percent) and is thus easier to take along.
  • Easier travel charging: Can be conveniently charged via its USB port.
  • Sharper images: Has stabilization technology built-in to reduce the impact of hand-shake.
  • More legacy lens friendly: Can use many non-native lenses via adapters.
  • Easier file upload: Has wifi built in for automatic backup or image transfer to the web.
  • Faster buffer clearing: Has an SD card interface that supports the UHS-I standard.
  • More affordable: Was introduced into a lower priced category (47 percent cheaper at launch).
  • More modern: Reflects 5 years and 6 months of technical progress since the D7000 launch.

If the count of individual advantages (bullet points above) is taken as a guide, the GX85 is the clear winner of the contest (18 : 12 points). However, the relative importance of the various individual camera aspects will vary according to personal preferences and needs, so that you might like to apply corresponding weights to the particular features before making a decision on a new camera. A professional wedding photographer will view the differences between cameras in a way that diverges from the perspective of a travel photog, and a person interested in cityscapes has distinct needs from a macro shooter. Hence, the decision which camera is best and worth buying is often a very personal one.

D7000 12:18 GX85

How about other alternatives? Do the specifications of the Nikon D7000 and the Panasonic GX85 place the cameras among the top in their class? Find out in the latest Best DSLR Camera and Best Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera listings whether the two cameras rank among the cream of the crop.

In any case, while the specs-based evaluation of cameras can be instructive in revealing their potential as photographic tools, it says little about, for example, the shooting experience and imaging performance of the D7000 and the GX85 in practical situations. User reviews that are available, for instance, at amazon can sometimes shed light on these issues, but such feedback is all too often partial, inconsistent, and inaccurate.

Expert reviews

This is where reviews by experts come in. The following table reports the overall ratings of the cameras as published by some of the major camera review sites (amateurphotographer [AP], cameralabs [CL], dpreview [DPR], ephotozine [EPZ], photographyblog [PB]). As can be seen, the professional reviewers agree in many cases on the quality of different cameras, but sometimes their assessments diverge, reinforcing the earlier point that a camera decision is often a very personal choice.

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Expert Camera Reviews
     Camera 
 Model 
 AP 
 score 
 CL 
 score 
 DPR 
 score 
 EPZ 
 score 
 PB 
 score 
Camera
Launch
Launch
Price (USD)
Street
Price
1.
 
Nikon D70004/5..80/1004.5/54.5/5 Sep 2010 1,499 i
2.
 
Panasonic GX854.5/5+ +82/1005/55/5 Apr 2016 799 i
3.
 
Canon 60D5/5+79/1004/54.5/5 Aug 2010 1,399 i
4.
 
Canon 7D5/5+ +84/1004.5/54.5/5 Sep 2009 1,699 i
5.
 
Nikon D75004.5/5+ +86/1005/54.5/5 Apr 2017 1,299 i
6.
 
Nikon D5005/5+ +91/1004.5/55/5 Jan 2016 1,999 i
7.
 
Nikon D72004/5+ +84/1004.5/54.5/5 Mar 2015 1,199 i
8.
 
Nikon D71005/5+ +85/1004.5/54.5/5 Feb 2013 1,199 i
9.
 
Nikon Df4/5..81/1004/54/5 Nov 2013 2,749 i
10.
 
Nikon D300S5/5+ +82/1004/54.5/5 Jul 2009 1,799 i
11.
 
Nikon D90..+ ++ +4/54.5/5 Aug 2008 1,299 i
12.
 
Nikon D300..+ ++ +5/54.5/5 Aug 2007 1,799 i
13.
 
Olympus E-M10 II4.5/5+ +80/1005/55/5 Aug 2015 649 i
14.
 
Panasonic GX94/5+84/1004.5/54.5/5 Feb 2018 849 i
15.
 
Panasonic G85..+ +84/1005/54.5/5 Sep 2016 899 i
16.
 
Panasonic GX74/5+79/1005/55/5 Aug 2013 999 i
17.
 
Panasonic GH25/5+ +79/1004.5/55/5 Sep 2010 899 i
Notes: (+ +) highly recommended; (+) recommended; (o) reviewed; (..) not available.

Care should be taken when interpreting the review scores above, though. The ratings are only valid when referring to cameras in the same category and of the same age. Thus, a score needs to be put into the context of the launch date and the launch price of the camera, and comparisons of ratings among very different cameras or across long time periods have little meaning. Also, kindly note that some of the listed sites have over time developped their review approaches and their reporting style.

Nikon D7000:
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Panasonic GX85:
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    Specifications: Nikon D7000 vs Panasonic GX85

    Below is a side-by-side comparison of the specs of the two cameras to facilitate a quick review of their differences and common features.

    Camera Specifications
    Camera Model Nikon D7000 Panasonic GX85
    Camera Type Digital single lens reflex Mirrorless system camera
    Camera Lens Nikon F mount lenses Micro Four Thirds lenses
    Launch Date September 2010 April 2016
    Launch Price USD 1,499 USD 799
    Sensor Specs Nikon D7000 Panasonic GX85
    Sensor Technology CMOS CMOS
    Sensor Format APS-C Sensor Four Thirds Sensor
    Sensor Size 23.6 x 15.7 mm 17.3 x 13.0 mm
    Sensor Area 370.52 mm2 224.9 mm2
    Sensor Diagonal 28.3 mm 21.6 mm
    Crop Factor 1.5x 2.0x
    Sensor Resolution 16.1 Megapixels 15.8 Megapixels
    Image Resolution 4928 x 3264 pixels 4592 x 3448 pixels
    Pixel Pitch 4.80 μm 3.77 μm
    Pixel Density 4.34 MP/cm2 7.04 MP/cm2
    Moiré control Anti-Alias filter no AA filter
    Movie Capability 10800/24p Video 4K/30p Video
    ISO Setting 100 - 6,400 ISO 200 - 25,600 ISO
    ISO Boost 100 - 25,600 ISO 100 - 25,600 ISO
    Image Processor EXPEED 2 Venus
    DXO Sensor Quality (score) 80 71
    DXO Color Depth (bits) 23.5 22.9
    DXO Dynamic Range (EV) 13.9 12.6
    DXO Low Light (ISO) 1167 662
    Screen Specs Nikon D7000 Panasonic GX85
    Viewfinder Type Optical viewfinder Electronic viewfinder
    Viewfinder Field of View 100% 100%
    Viewfinder Magnification 0.63x 0.70x
    Viewfinder Resolution 2765k dots
    Top-Level Screen Control Panel no Top Display
    LCD Framing Live View Live View
    Rear LCD Size 3.0inch 3.0inch
    LCD Resolution 921k dots 1040k dots
    LCD Attachment Fixed screen Tilting screen
    Touch Input no Touchscreen Touchscreen
    Shooting Specs Nikon D7000 Panasonic GX85
    Focus System Phase-detect AF Contrast-detect AF
    Manual Focusing Aidno Peaking FeatureFocus Peaking
    Max Shutter Speed (mechanical) 1/8000s 1/4000s
    Continuous Shooting 6 shutter flaps/s 8 shutter flaps/s
    Electronic Shutterno E-Shutterup to 1/16000s
    Time-Lapse PhotographyIntervalometer built-inIntervalometer built-in
    Image StabilizationLens stabilization onlyIn-body stabilization
    Fill Flash Built-in Flash Built-in Flash
    Storage Medium SDXC cards SDXC cards
    Second Storage Option Dual card slots Single card slot
    UHS card support no UHS-I
    Connectivity Specs Nikon D7000 Panasonic GX85
    External Flash Hotshoe Hotshoe
    USB Connector USB 2.0 USB 2.0
    HDMI Port mini HDMI micro HDMI
    Microphone Port External MIC port no MIC socket
    Wifi Support no Wifi Wifi built-in
    Body Specs Nikon D7000 Panasonic GX85
    Environmental SealingWeathersealed bodynot weather sealed
    Battery Type EN-EL15 DMW-BLG10
    Battery Life (CIPA)1050 shots per charge290 shots per charge
    In-Camera Charging no USB charging USB charging
    Body Dimensions 132 x 105 x 77 mm
    (5.2 x 4.1 x 3.0 in)
    122 x 71 x 44 mm
    (4.8 x 2.8 x 1.7 in)
    Camera Weight 780 g (27.5 oz) 426 g (15.0 oz)

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