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Panasonic FT7 vs Sony A77 II

The Panasonic Lumix DC-FT7 (called Panasonic TS7 in some regions) and the Sony Alpha SLT-A77 II are two digital cameras that were announced, respectively, in May 2018 and May 2014. The FT7 is a fixed lens compact, while the A77 II is a DSLR. The cameras are based on a 1/2.3-inch (FT7) and an APS-C (A77 II) sensor. The Panasonic has a resolution of 20.2 megapixels, whereas the Sony provides 24 MP.

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

Headline Specifications
Panasonic FT7
versus
Sony A77 II
Panasonic FT7   Sony A77 II
Fixed lens compact camera Digital single lens reflex
28-128mm f/3.3-5.9 Sony A mount lenses
20.2 MP, 1/2.3" Sensor 24 MP, APS-C Sensor
4K/30p Video 1080/60p Video
ISO 80-3,200 (80 - 6,400) ISO 100-25,600 (50 - 51,200)
Electronic viewfinder (1170k dots) Electronic viewfinder (2359k dots)
3.0 LCD, 1040k dots 3.0 LCD, 1229k dots
Fixed screen (not touch-sensitive) Fully flexible screen (no touchscreen)
10 shutter flaps per second 12 shutter flaps per second
Lens-based stabilizationIn-body stabilization
Waterproof body (nom)Weathersealed body
300 shots per battery charge480 shots per battery charge
117 x 76 x 37 mm, 319 g 143 x 104 x 81 mm, 647 g

Going beyond this snapshot of core features and characteristics, what are the differences between the Panasonic Lumix DC-FT7 and the Sony Alpha SLT-A77 II? 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

The physical size and weight of the Panasonic FT7 and the Sony A77 II are illustrated in the side-by-side display below. The two cameras are presented according to their relative size. Three consecutive perspectives from the front, the top, and the back are available. All width, height and depth dimensions are rounded to the nearest millimeter.

The FT7 can be obtained in three different colors (black, blue, orange), while the A77 II is only available in black.

Size Panasonic FT7 vs Sony A77 II
Compare FT7 versus A77 II top
Comparison FT7 or A77 II rear

If the front view area (width x height) of the cameras is taken as an aggregate measure of their size, the Sony A77 II is considerably larger (67 percent) than the Panasonic FT7. In this context, it is worth noting that both cameras are splash and dust-proof and can, hence, be used in inclement weather conditions or harsh environments. More than that, the FT7 is water-proof up to 31m and can, thus, be used for underwater photography.

The above size and weight comparisons are to some extent incomplete and possibly misleading, as the FT7 has a lens built in, whereas the A77 II is an interchangeable lens camera that requires a separate lens. Attaching the latter will add extra weight and bulk to the setup.

Concerning battery life, the FT7 gets 300 shots out of its DMW-BCM13 battery, while the A77 II can take 480 images on a single charge of its NP-FM500H power pack. The power pack in the FT7 can be charged via the USB port, so that it is not always necessary to take the battery charger along when travelling.

The table below summarizes the key physical specs of the two cameras alongside a broader set of comparators. 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.
 
Panasonic FT7 117 mm 76 mm 37 mm 319 g 300 Y May 2018 449 i
2.
 
Sony A77 II 143 mm 104 mm 81 mm 647 g 480 Y May 2014 1,199 i
3.
 
Canon SX740 110 mm 64 mm 40 mm 299 g 265 n Jul 2018 399 i
4.
 
Canon G1 X Mark III 115 mm 78 mm 51 mm 399 g 200 Y Oct 2017 1,299 i
5.
 
Canon SX730 110 mm 64 mm 40 mm 300 g 250 n Apr 2017 399i
6.
 
Fujifilm X-A5 117 mm 68 mm 40 mm 361 g 450 n Jan 2018 399i
7.
 
Fujifilm XF10 113 mm 64 mm 41 mm 279 g 330 n Jul 2018 499 i
8.
 
Nikon W300 112 mm 66 mm 29 mm 231 g 280 Y May 2017 389 i
9.
 
Nikon D7200 136 mm 107 mm 76 mm 765 g 1110 Y Mar 2015 1,199i
10.
 
Nikon D7100 136 mm 107 mm 76 mm 765 g 950 Y Feb 2013 1,199i
11.
 
Panasonic TZ95 112 mm 69 mm 42 mm 327 g 380 n Feb 2019 449 i
12.
 
Panasonic TZ90 112 mm 67 mm 41 mm 322 g 380 n Apr 2017 449i
13.
 
Panasonic FZ82 130 mm 94 mm 119 mm 616 g 330 n Jan 2017 399 i
14.
 
Ricoh WG-6 118 mm 66 mm 33 mm 246 g 340 Y Feb 2019 399 i
15.
 
Sony A68 143 mm 104 mm 81 mm 610 g 540 n Nov 2015 699i
16.
 
Sony A7 II 127 mm 96 mm 60 mm 599 g 350 Y Nov 2014 1,999i
17.
 
Sony A77 143 mm 104 mm 81 mm 732 g 470 Y Aug 2011 1,399i
Notes: Measurements and pricing do not include easily detachable parts, such as add-on or interchangeable lenses or optional viewfinders.

Any camera decision will naturally be influenced heavily by the price. The manufacturer’s suggested retail prices give an idea on the placement of the camera in the maker’s lineup and the broader market. The FT7 was launched at a lower price than the A77 II, despite having a lens built in. 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. Then, after the new model is out, very good deals can frequently be found on the pre-owned market.

Sensor comparison

The imaging sensor is at the core of digital cameras and its size is one of the main determining factors of image quality. All other things equal, a large sensor will have larger individual pixel-units that offer better low-light sensitivity, wider dynamic range, and richer color-depth than smaller pixels in a sensor of the same technological generation. Further, a large sensor camera will give the photographer additional creative options when using shallow depth-of-field to isolate a subject from its background. On the downside, larger sensors tend to be more expensive and lead to bigger and heavier cameras and lenses.

Of the two cameras under consideration, the Panasonic FT7 features a 1/2.3-inch sensor and the Sony A77 II an APS-C sensor. The sensor area in the A77 II is 1211 percent bigger. As a result of these sensor size differences, the cameras have a format factor of, respectively, 5.6 and 1.5. The sensor in the FT7 has a native 4:3 aspect ratio, while the one in the A77 II offers a 3:2 aspect.

Panasonic FT7 and Sony A77 II sensor measures

With 24MP, the A77 II offers a higher resolution than the FT7 (20.2MP), but the A77 II nevertheless has larger individual pixels (pixel pitch of 3.91μm versus 1.18μm for the FT7) due to its larger sensor. However, the FT7 is a much more recent model (by 4 years) than the A77 II, and its sensor will have benefitted from technological advances during this time that enhance the light gathering capacity of its pixel-units.

The resolution advantage of the Sony A77 II implies greater flexibility for cropping images or the possibility to print larger pictures. The maximum print size of the A77 II for good quality output (200 dots per inch) amounts to 30 x 20 inches or 76.2 x 50.8 cm, for very good quality (250 dpi) 24 x 16 inches or 61 x 40.6 cm, and for excellent quality (300 dpi) 20 x 13.3 inches or 50.8 x 33.9 cm. The corresponding values for the Panasonic FT7 are 25.9 x 19.4 inches or 65.8 x 49.4 cm for good quality, 20.7 x 15.6 inches or 52.7 x 39.5 cm for very good quality, and 17.3 x 13 inches or 43.9 x 32.9 cm for excellent quality prints.

The Panasonic Lumix DC-FT7 has a native sensitivity range from ISO 80 to ISO 3200, which can be extended to ISO 80-6400. The corresponding ISO settings for the Sony Alpha SLT-A77 II are ISO 100 to ISO 25600, with the possibility to increase the ISO range to 50-51200.

FT7 versus A77 II MP

Consistent information on actual sensor performance is available from DXO Mark for many cameras. This service determines an overall sensor rating, as well as sub-scores for low-light sensitivity ("DXO Sports"), dynamic range ("DXO Landscape"), and color depth ("DXO Portrait"). The adjacent table reports on the physical sensor characteristics and the outcomes of the DXO sensor quality tests for a sample of comparator-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.
 
Panasonic FT7 1/2.3 20.2 5184 38884K/30p........
2.
 
Sony A77 II APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/60p........
3.
 
Canon SX740 1/2.3 20.2 5184 38884K/30p........
4.
 
Canon G1 X Mark III APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/60p........
5.
 
Canon SX730 1/2.3 20.2 5184 38881080/60p........
6.
 
Fujifilm X-A5 APS-C 24.0 6000 40004K/15p........
7.
 
Fujifilm XF10 APS-C 24.0 6000 40004K/15p........
8.
 
Nikon W300 1/2.3 15.9 4608 34564K/30p........
9.
 
Nikon D7200 APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/60p24.514.6133387
10.
 
Nikon D7100 APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/60p24.213.7125683
11.
 
Panasonic TZ95 1/2.3 20.2 5184 38884K/30p........
12.
 
Panasonic TZ90 1/2.3 20.2 5184 38884K/30p19.110.610636
13.
 
Panasonic FZ82 1/2.3 18.0 4896 36724K/30p........
14.
 
Ricoh WG-6 1/2.3 20.2 5184 38884K/30p........
15.
 
Sony A68 APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/60i24.113.570179
16.
 
Sony A7 II Full Frame 24.0 6000 40001080/60p24.913.6244990
17.
 
Sony A77 APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/60p24.013.280178

Many modern cameras are not only capable of taking still images, but also of capturing video footage. Both cameras under consideration are equipped with sensors that have a sufficiently high read-out speed for moving images, but the FT7 provides a higher video resolution than the A77 II. It can shoot video footage at 4K/30p, while the Sony is limited to 1080/60p.

Feature comparison

Apart from body and sensor, cameras can and do differ across a variety of features. The two cameras under review are similar with respect to both having an electronic viewfinder. However, the one in the A77 II offers a substantially higher resolution than the one in the FT7 (2359k vs 1170k dots). The adjacent table lists some of the other core features of the Panasonic FT7 and Sony A77 II along with similar information for a selection of comparators.

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Core Features
    Camera
Model
Viewfinder
(Type or
000 dots)
Control
Panel
(yes/no)
LCD
Specifications
(inch/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.
 
Panasonic FT71170 n3.0 / 1040 fixed n 1/1300s 10.0 Y Y
2.
 
Sony A77 II2359 Y3.0 / 1229 full-flex n 1/8000s 12.0 Y Y
3.
 
Canon SX740none n3.0 / 922 tilting n 1/3200s 10.0 Y Y
4.
 
Canon G1 X Mark III2360 n3.0 / 1040 swivel Y 1/2000s 9.0 Y Y
5.
 
Canon SX730none n3.0 / 922 tilting n 1/3200s 5.9 Y Y
6.
 
Fujifilm X-A5none n3.0 / 1040 tilting Y 1/4000s 6.0 Y n
7.
 
Fujifilm XF10none n3.0 / 1040 fixed Y 1/4000s 6.0 Y n
8.
 
Nikon W300none n3.0 / 921 fixed n 1/4000s 7.0 Y Y
9.
 
Nikon D7200optical Y3.2 / 1229 fixed n 1/8000s 6.0 Y n
10.
 
Nikon D7100optical Y3.2 / 1229 fixed n 1/8000s 6.0 Y n
11.
 
Panasonic TZ952330 n3.0 / 1040 tilting Y 1/2000s 10.0 Y Y
12.
 
Panasonic TZ901166 n3.0 / 1040 tilting Y 1/2000s 10.0 Y Y
13.
 
Panasonic FZ821166 n3.0 / 1040 fixed Y 1/2000s 10.0 Y Y
14.
 
Ricoh WG-6none n3.0 / 1040 fixed n 1/4000s 1.0 Y n
15.
 
Sony A681440 Y2.7 / 460 tilting n 1/4000s 8.0 Y Y
16.
 
Sony A7 II2400 n3.0 / 1230 tilting n 1/8000s 5.0 n Y
17.
 
Sony A772359 Y3.0 / 921 full-flex n 1/8000s 12.0 Y Y

One feature that is present on the A77 II, but is missing on the FT7 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 A77 II has an articulated screen that can be turned to be front-facing. This characteristic will be appreciated by vloggers and photographers who are interested in taking selfies. In contrast, the FT7 does not have a selfie-screen.

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 FT7 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 FT7 writes its imaging data to SDXC cards, while the A77 II uses SDXC or Memory Stick PRO Duo cards. Both cameras can use UHS-I cards, which provide for Ultra High Speed data transfer of up to 104 MB/s.

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 Panasonic Lumix DC-FT7 and Sony Alpha SLT-A77 II 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
Mic / Speaker
Microphone
Port
Headphone
Port
HDMI
Port
USB
Port
WiFi
Support
NFC
Support
Bluetooth
Support
1.
 
Panasonic FT7-stereo / mono--micro2.0Y--
2.
 
Sony A77 IIYstereo / monoY-mini2.0YY-
3.
 
Canon SX740-stereo / mono--micro2.0Y-Y
4.
 
Canon G1 X Mark IIIYstereo / mono--micro2.0YYY
5.
 
Canon SX730-stereo / mono--micro2.0YYY
6.
 
Fujifilm X-A5Ystereo / monoY-mini2.0Y-Y
7.
 
Fujifilm XF10-stereo / monoY-micro2.0Y-Y
8.
 
Nikon W300-stereo / mono--micro2.0Y-Y
9.
 
Nikon D7200Ystereo / monoYYmini2.0YY-
10.
 
Nikon D7100Ystereo / monoYYmini2.0---
11.
 
Panasonic TZ95-stereo / mono--micro2.0Y-Y
12.
 
Panasonic TZ90-stereo / mono--micro2.0Y--
13.
 
Panasonic FZ82Ystereo / mono--micro2.0Y--
14.
 
Ricoh WG-6-mono / mono--micro3.0---
15.
 
Sony A68Ystereo / monoY-micro2.0---
16.
 
Sony A7 IIYstereo / monoYYmicro2.0YY-
17.
 
Sony A77Ystereo / monoY-mini2.0---

It is notable that the A77 II has a microphone port, which can help to improve the quality of audio recordings by attaching an external microphone. The FT7 does not feature such a mic input.

Studio photographers will appreciate that the Sony A77 II (unlike the FT7) features a PC Sync socket, so that professional strobe lights can be controlled by the camera.

Both the FT7 and the A77 II are recent models that are part of the current product line-up. The A77 II replaced the earlier Sony A77, while the FT7 followed on from the Panasonic FT6. Further information on the two cameras (e.g. user guides, manuals), as well as related accessories, can be found on the official Panasonic and Sony websites.

Review summary

So what conclusions can be drawn? Is the Panasonic FT7 better than the Sony A77 II or vice versa? The listing below highlights the relative strengths of the two models.

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Advantages of the Panasonic Lumix DC-FT7:

  • Better video: Provides higher definition movie capture (4K/30p vs 1080/60p).
  • Less disturbing: Has an electronic shutter option for completely silent shooting.
  • Ready to shoot: Comes with a built-in lens, while the A77 II requires a separate lens.
  • More compact: Is smaller (117x76mm vs 143x104mm) and thus needs less room in the bag.
  • Less heavy: Is lighter even though it comes with a built-in lens (unlike the A77 II).
  • Easier travel charging: Can be conveniently charged via its USB port.
  • Water-proof: Is rugged and sealed and can thus be used for underwater photography (up to 31m).
  • More affordable: Was introduced at a lower price, despite coming with a built-in lens.
  • More modern: Reflects 4 years of technical progress since the A77 II launch.

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Arguments in favor of the Sony Alpha SLT-A77 II:

  • More detail: Has more megapixels (24 vs 20.2MP), which boosts linear resolution by 11%.
  • Better image quality: Features bigger pixels on a larger sensor for higher quality imaging.
  • Richer colors: The pixel size advantage translates into images with better, more accurate colors.
  • More dynamic range: Larger pixels capture a wider spectrum of light and dark details.
  • Better low-light sensitivity: Larger pixels means good image quality even under poor lighting.
  • Better sound: Can connect to an external microphone for higher quality sound recording.
  • More detailed viewfinder: Has higher resolution electronic viewfinder (2359k vs 1170k dots).
  • Larger viewfinder image: Features a viewfinder with a higher magnification (0.73x vs 0.45x).
  • Easier setting verification: Features a control panel on top to check shooting parameters.
  • More detailed LCD: Has a higher resolution rear screen (1229k vs 1040k dots).
  • More flexible LCD: Has a full-flex screen for odd-angle shots in portrait or landscape orientation.
  • More selfie-friendly: Has an articulated screen that can be turned to be front-facing.
  • Faster shutter: Has higher mechanical shutter speed (1/8000s vs 1/1300s) to freeze action.
  • Faster burst: Shoots at higher frequency (12 vs 10 flaps/sec) to capture the decisive moment.
  • More flexible: Makes it possible to change lenses and thus to use specialty optics.
  • Longer lasting: Gets more shots (480 versus 300) out of a single battery charge.
  • Better lighting: Features a hotshoe and can thus hold and trigger an external flash gun.
  • Easier device pairing: Supports NFC for fast wireless image transfer over short distances.
  • Better studio light control: Has a PC Sync socket to connect to professional strobe lights.
  • More heavily discounted: Has been around for much longer (launched in May 2014).

If the number of relative strengths (bullet points above) is taken as a guide, the A77 II is the clear winner of the contest (20 : 9 points). However, the pertinence of the various camera strengths will differ across photographers, so that you might want to weigh individual camera traits according to their importance for your own imaging needs before making a camera decision. 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.

FT7 09:20 A77 II

How about other alternatives? Do the specifications of the Panasonic FT7 and the Sony A77 II place the cameras among the top in their class? Find out in the latest Best Travel-Zoom Camera and Best DSLR Camera listings whether the two cameras rank among the cream of the crop.

In any case, while the comparison of technical specifications can provide a useful overview of the capabilities of different cameras, it says little about, for example, the shooting experience and imaging performance of the FT7 and the A77 II in practical situations. At times, user reviews, such as those published at amazon, address these issues in a useful manner, but such feedback is on many occasions incomplete, inconsistent, and unreliable.

Expert reviews

This is why expert reviews are important. The table below provides a synthesis of the camera assessments of some of the best known photo-gear review sites (amateurphotographer [AP], cameralabs [CL], digitalcameraworld [DCW], 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 
 DCW 
 score 
 DPR 
 score 
 EPZ 
 score 
 PB 
 score 
Camera
Launch
Launch
Price (USD)
Street
Price
1.
 
Panasonic FT7..+....3.5/53.5/5 May 2018 449 i
2.
 
Sony A77 II4/5....80/1004.5/55/5 May 2014 1,199 i
3.
 
Canon SX740..+3.5/5..4/54/5 Jul 2018 399 i
4.
 
Canon G1 X Mark III5/5+4/579/1004.5/54.5/5 Oct 2017 1,299 i
5.
 
Canon SX730..+....4/54/5 Apr 2017 399i
6.
 
Fujifilm X-A5..+4.1/5..4/53.5/5 Jan 2018 399i
7.
 
Fujifilm XF10....4/575/1004/54.5/5 Jul 2018 499 i
8.
 
Nikon W300..+....4/54/5 May 2017 389 i
9.
 
Nikon D72004/5+ +..84/1004.5/54.5/5 Mar 2015 1,199i
10.
 
Nikon D71005/5+ +..85/1004.5/54.5/5 Feb 2013 1,199i
11.
 
Panasonic TZ95..+ +....4.5/5.. Feb 2019 449 i
12.
 
Panasonic TZ90..+ +....4/54/5 Apr 2017 449i
13.
 
Panasonic FZ82..+ +....4.5/54.5/5 Jan 2017 399 i
14.
 
Ricoh WG-6........3.5/53.5/5 Feb 2019 399 i
15.
 
Sony A683/5......4/54/5 Nov 2015 699i
16.
 
Sony A7 II5/5+4/582/1004.5/55/5 Nov 2014 1,999i
17.
 
Sony A775/591/100..81/100..5/5 Aug 2011 1,399i
Notes: (+ +) highly recommended; (+) recommended; (o) reviewed; (..) not available.

The review scores listed above should be treated with care, though. The ratings were established in reference to similarly priced cameras that were available in the market at the time of the review. Thus, a score needs to be put into the context of the launch date and the launch price of the camera, and rating-comparisons among cameras that span long time periods or concern very differently equipped models make little sense. Also, please note that some of the review sites have changed their methodology and reporting over time.

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    Specifications: Panasonic FT7 vs Sony A77 II

    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 Panasonic FT7 Sony A77 II
    Camera Type Fixed lens compact camera Digital single lens reflex
    Camera Lens 28-128mm f/3.3-5.9 Sony A mount lenses
    Launch Date May 2018 May 2014
    Launch Price USD 449 USD 1,199
    Sensor Specs Panasonic FT7 Sony A77 II
    Sensor Technology BSI-CMOS CMOS
    Sensor Format 1/2.3" Sensor APS-C Sensor
    Sensor Size 6.17 x 4.55 mm 23.5 x 15.6 mm
    Sensor Area 28.0735 mm2 366.6 mm2
    Sensor Diagonal 7.7 mm 28.2 mm
    Crop Factor 5.6x 1.5x
    Sensor Resolution 20.2 Megapixels 24 Megapixels
    Image Resolution 5184 x 3888 pixels 6000 x 4000 pixels
    Pixel Pitch 1.18 μm 3.91 μm
    Pixel Density 71.80 MP/cm2 6.55 MP/cm2
    Moiré control Anti-Alias filter Anti-Alias filter
    Movie Capability 4K/30p Video 1080/60p Video
    ISO Setting 80 - 3,200 ISO 100 - 25,600 ISO
    ISO Boost 80 - 6,400 ISO 50 - 51,200 ISO
    Image Processor Venus BIONZ X
    Screen Specs Panasonic FT7 Sony A77 II
    Viewfinder Type Electronic viewfinder Electronic viewfinder
    Viewfinder Field of View 100% 100%
    Viewfinder Magnification 0.45x 0.73x
    Viewfinder Resolution 1170k dots 2359k dots
    Top-Level Screen no Top Display Control Panel
    LCD Framing Live View Live View
    Rear LCD Size 3.0inch 3.0inch
    LCD Resolution 1040k dots 1229k dots
    LCD Attachment Fixed screen Fully flexible screen
    Shooting Specs Panasonic FT7 Sony A77 II
    Focus System Contrast-detect AF Phase-detect AF
    Manual Focusing Aidno Peaking FeatureFocus Peaking
    Max Shutter Speed (mechanical) 1/1300s 1/8000s
    Continuous Shooting 10 shutter flaps/s 12 shutter flaps/s
    Electronic Shutterup to 1/16000sno E-Shutter
    Image StabilizationLens-based stabilizationIn-body stabilization
    Fill Flash Built-in Flash Built-in Flash
    Storage Medium SDXC cards MS or SDXC cards
    Second Storage Option Single card slot Single card slot
    UHS card support UHS-I UHS-I
    Connectivity Specs Panasonic FT7 Sony A77 II
    External Flash no Hotshoe Hotshoe
    Studio Flash no PC Sync PC Sync socket
    USB Connector USB 2.0 USB 2.0
    HDMI Port micro HDMI mini HDMI
    Microphone Port no MIC socket External MIC port
    Wifi Support Wifi built-in Wifi built-in
    Near-Field Communication no NFC NFC built-in
    Body Specs Panasonic FT7 Sony A77 II
    Environmental SealingWaterproof body (31m)Weathersealed body
    Battery Type DMW-BCM13 NP-FM500H
    Battery Life (CIPA)300 shots per charge480 shots per charge
    In-Camera Charging USB charging no USB charging
    Body Dimensions 117 x 76 x 37 mm
    (4.6 x 3.0 x 1.5 in)
    143 x 104 x 81 mm
    (5.6 x 4.1 x 3.2 in)
    Camera Weight 319 g (11.3 oz) 647 g (22.8 oz)

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