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Panasonic GX7 vs Sony HX80

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 and the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX80 are two digital cameras that were announced, respectively, in August 2013 and March 2016. The GX7 is a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera, while the HX80 is a fixed lens compact. The cameras are based on a Four Thirds (GX7) and a 1/2.3-inch (HX80) sensor. The Panasonic has a resolution of 15.8 megapixels, whereas the Sony provides 18 MP.

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

Headline Specifications
Panasonic GX7
versus
Sony HX80
Panasonic GX7   Sony HX80
Mirrorless system camera Fixed lens compact camera
Micro Four Thirds lenses 24-720mm f/3.5-6.4
15.8 MP, Four Thirds Sensor 18 MP, 1/2.3" Sensor
1080/60p Video 1080/60p Video
ISO 125-25,600 ISO 80-3,200 (80 - 12,800)
Electronic viewfinder (2760k dots) Electronic viewfinder (638k dots)
3.0 LCD, 1040k dots 3.0 LCD, 922k dots
Tilting touchscreen Tilting screen (not touch-sensitive)
5 shutter flaps per second 10 shutter flaps per second
In-body stabilizationLens-based stabilization
350 shots per battery charge390 shots per battery charge
123 x 71 x 55 mm, 402 g 102 x 58 x 36 mm, 245 g

Going beyond this snapshot of core features and characteristics, what are the differences between the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 and the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX80? 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 GX7 and the Sony HX80 are illustrated 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 GX7 can be obtained in two different colors (black, silver), while the HX80 is only available in black.

Size Panasonic GX7 vs Sony HX80
Compare GX7 versus HX80 top
Comparison GX7 or HX80 rear

If the front view area (width x height) of the cameras is taken as an aggregate measure of their size, the Sony HX80 is considerably smaller (32 percent) than the Panasonic GX7. In this context, it is worth noting that neither the GX7 nor the HX80 are weather-sealed.

The above size and weight comparisons are to some extent incomplete and possibly misleading, as the HX80 has a lens built in, whereas the GX7 is an interchangeable lens camera that requires a separate lens. Attaching the latter will add extra weight and bulk to the setup. You can compare the optics available for the GX7 and their specifications in the Micro Four Thirds Lens Catalog.

Concerning battery life, the GX7 gets 350 shots out of its DMW-BLG10 battery, while the HX80 can take 390 images on a single charge of its NP-BX1 power pack. The power pack in the HX80 can be charged via the USB port, which can be very convenient when travelling.

The table below summarizes the key physical specs of the two cameras alongside a broader set of comparators. In case you want to display and compare another camera duo, you can use the CAM-parator app to select your camera combination among a large number of options.

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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 GX7 123 mm 71 mm 55 mm 402 g 350 n Aug 2013 999 i
2.
 
Sony HX80 102 mm 58 mm 36 mm 245 g 390 n Mar 2016 349 i
3.
 
Canon SX720 110 mm 64 mm 36 mm 270 g 250 n Feb 2016 379 i
4.
 
Canon SX710 113 mm 66 mm 35 mm 269 g 230 n Jan 2015 349 i
5.
 
Olympus E-M10 119 mm 82 mm 46 mm 396 g 320 n Jan 2014 699 i
6.
 
Olympus E-PL7 115 mm 67 mm 38 mm 357 g 350 n Aug 2014 599 i
7.
 
Olympus E-P5 122 mm 69 mm 37 mm 420 g 330 n May 2013 999 i
8.
 
Panasonic G85 128 mm 89 mm 74 mm 505 g 330 Y Sep 2016 899 i
9.
 
Panasonic GX85 122 mm 71 mm 44 mm 426 g 290 n Apr 2016 799 i
10.
 
Panasonic GX8 133 mm 78 mm 63 mm 487 g 330 Y Jul 2015 1,199 i
11.
 
Panasonic GM5 99 mm 60 mm 36 mm 211 g 220 n Sep 2014 749 i
12.
 
Panasonic G6 122 mm 85 mm 71 mm 390 g 340 n Apr 2013 599 i
13.
 
Panasonic GX1 116 mm 68 mm 39 mm 318 g 320 n Nov 2011 699 i
14.
 
Panasonic GH2 124 mm 90 mm 76 mm 442 g 330 n Sep 2010 899 i
15.
 
Sony WX800 102 mm 58 mm 36 mm 233 g 370 n Oct 2018 399 i
16.
 
Sony RX100 V 102 mm 58 mm 41 mm 299 g 220 n Oct 2016 999 i
17.
 
Sony HX90V 102 mm 58 mm 36 mm 245 g 360 n Apr 2015 429 i
Notes: Measurements and pricing do not include easily detachable parts, such as add-on or interchangeable lenses or optional viewfinders.

Any camera decision will obviously take relative prices into account. The listed launch prices provide an indication of the market segment that the manufacturer of the cameras have been targeting. The HX80 was launched at a lower price than the GX7, despite having a lens built in. Normally, street prices remain initially close to the MSRP, but after a couple of months, the first discounts appear. 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 imaging sensor is a crucial determinant 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. 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 are more costly to manufacture and tend to lead to bigger and heavier cameras and lenses.

Of the two cameras under consideration, the Panasonic GX7 features a Four Thirds sensor and the Sony HX80 a 1/2.3-inch sensor. The sensor area in the HX80 is 88 percent smaller. As a result of these sensor size differences, the cameras have a format factor of, respectively, 2.0 and 5.6. Both cameras feature a native aspect ratio (sensor width to sensor height) of 4:3.

Panasonic GX7 and Sony HX80 sensor measures

Despite having a smaller sensor, the HX80 offers a higher resolution of 18 megapixels, compared with 15.8 MP of the GX7. This megapixels advantage comes at the cost of a higher pixel density and a smaller size of the individual pixel (with a pixel pitch of 1.25μm versus 3.77μm for the GX7). However, it should be noted that the HX80 is much more recent (by 2 years and 7 months) than the GX7, and its sensor will have benefitted from technological advances during this time that make it possible to gather light more efficiently. Coming back to sensor resolution, it should be mentioned that the HX80 has no anti-alias filter installed, so that it can capture all the detail its sensor resolves.

The resolution advantage of the Sony HX80 implies greater flexibility for cropping images or the possibility to print larger pictures. The maximum print size of the HX80 for good quality output (200 dots per inch) amounts to 24.5 x 18.4 inches or 62.2 x 46.6 cm, for very good quality (250 dpi) 19.6 x 14.7 inches or 49.7 x 37.3 cm, and for excellent quality (300 dpi) 16.3 x 12.2 inches or 41.5 x 31.1 cm. The corresponding values for the Panasonic GX7 are 23 x 17.2 inches or 58.3 x 43.8 cm for good quality, 18.4 x 13.8 inches or 46.7 x 35 cm for very good quality, and 15.3 x 11.5 inches or 38.9 x 29.2 cm for excellent quality prints.

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 has a native sensitivity range from ISO 125 to ISO 25600. The corresponding ISO settings for the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX80 are ISO 80 to ISO 3200, with the possibility to increase the ISO range to 80-12800.

GX7 versus HX80 MP

Since 2007, DXO Mark has published sensor performance measurements that have been derived using a consistent methodology. This service is based on lab testing and assigns an overall score to each camera sensor, as well as ratings for dynamic range ("DXO Landscape"), color depth ("DXO Portrait"), and low-light sensitivity ("DXO Sports"). The following table provides an overview of the physical sensor characteristics, as well as the sensor quality measurements for a selection of comparators.

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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 GX7 Four Thirds 15.8 4592 34481080/60p22.612.2718 70
2.
 
Sony HX80 1/2.3 18.0 4896 36721080/60p...... ..
3.
 
Canon SX720 1/2.3 20.2 5184 38881080/60p...... ..
4.
 
Canon SX710 1/2.3 20.2 5184 38881080/60p...... ..
5.
 
Olympus E-M10 Four Thirds 15.9 4608 34561080/30p22.812.3884 72
6.
 
Olympus E-PL7 Four Thirds 15.9 4608 34561080/30p22.712.4873 72
7.
 
Olympus E-P5 Four Thirds 15.9 4608 34561080/30p22.812.4895 72
8.
 
Panasonic G85 Four Thirds 15.8 4592 34484K/30p22.812.5656 71
9.
 
Panasonic GX85 Four Thirds 15.8 4592 34484K/30p22.912.6662 71
10.
 
Panasonic GX8 Four Thirds 20.2 5184 38884K/30p23.512.6806 75
11.
 
Panasonic GM5 Four Thirds 15.8 4592 34481080/60p22.111.7721 66
12.
 
Panasonic G6 Four Thirds 15.9 4608 34561080/60p21.311.5639 61
13.
 
Panasonic GX1 Four Thirds 15.8 4592 34481080/60p20.810.6703 55
14.
 
Panasonic GH2 Four Thirds 15.9 4608 34561080/60i21.211.3655 60
15.
 
Sony WX800 1/2.3 18.0 4896 36724K/30p...... ..
16.
 
Sony RX100 V 1-inch 20.0 5472 36484K/30p22.812.4586 70
17.
 
Sony HX90V 1/2.3 18.0 4896 36721080/60p...... ..

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, and both provide the same movie specifications (1080/60p).

Feature comparison

Apart from body and sensor, cameras can and do differ across a range of features. The two cameras under consideration are similar with respect to both having an electronic viewfinder. However, the one in the GX7 offers a substantially higher resolution than the one in the HX80 (2760k vs 638k dots). The table below summarizes some of the other core capabilities of the Panasonic GX7 and Sony HX80 in connection with corresponding information for a sample of similar 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.
 
Panasonic GX72760 n 3.0 1040 tilting Y 1/8000s 5.0 Y Y
2.
 
Sony HX80638 n 3.0 922 tilting n 1/2000s 10.0 Y Y
3.
 
Canon SX720none n 3.0 922 fixed n 1/3200s 5.9 Y Y
4.
 
Canon SX710none n 3.0 922 fixed n 1/3200s 6.0 Y Y
5.
 
Olympus E-M101440 n 3.0 1037 tilting Y 1/4000s 8.0 Y Y
6.
 
Olympus E-PL7optional n 3.0 1037 tilting Y 1/4000s 8.0 n Y
7.
 
Olympus E-P5optional n 3.0 1037 tilting Y 1/8000s 9.0 Y Y
8.
 
Panasonic G852360 n 3.0 1040 swivel Y 1/4000s 9.0 Y Y
9.
 
Panasonic GX852765 n 3.0 1040 tilting Y 1/4000s 8.0 Y Y
10.
 
Panasonic GX82360 n 3.0 1040 swivel Y 1/8000s 10.0 n Y
11.
 
Panasonic GM51166 n 3.0 921 fixed Y 1/500s 5.8 n n
12.
 
Panasonic G61440 n 3.0 1036 swivel Y 1/4000s 7.0 Y n
13.
 
Panasonic GX1optional n 3.0 460 fixed Y 1/4000s 4.2 Y n
14.
 
Panasonic GH21534 n 3.0 460 swivel n 1/4000s 3.0 Y n
15.
 
Sony WX800none n 3.0 922 tilting Y 1/2000s 10.0 Y Y
16.
 
Sony RX100 V2359 n 3.0 1229 tilting n 1/2000s 24.0 Y Y
17.
 
Sony HX90V638 n 3.0 921 tilting n 1/2000s 10.0 Y Y

One differentiating feature between the two cameras concerns the touch sensitivity of the rear screen. The GX7 has a touchscreen, while the HX80 has a conventional panel. Touch control can be particularly helpful, for example, for setting the focus point.

The HX80 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 GX7 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 GX7 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 Panasonic GX7 has 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.

The GX7 writes its imaging data to SDXC cards, while the HX80 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 DMC-GX7 and Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX80 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.
 
Panasonic GX7Ystereomono--mini2.0YY-
2.
 
Sony HX80-stereomono--micro2.0YY-
3.
 
Canon SX720-stereomono--micro2.0YY-
4.
 
Canon SX710-stereomono--micro2.0YY-
5.
 
Olympus E-M10Ystereomono--micro2.0Y--
6.
 
Olympus E-PL7Ystereomono--micro2.0Y--
7.
 
Olympus E-P5Ystereomono--micro2.0Y--
8.
 
Panasonic G85YstereomonoY-micro2.0Y--
9.
 
Panasonic GX85Ystereomono--micro2.0Y--
10.
 
Panasonic GX8YstereomonoY-micro2.0YY-
11.
 
Panasonic GM5Ystereomono--micro2.0Y--
12.
 
Panasonic G6YstereomonoY-mini2.0YY-
13.
 
Panasonic GX1Ystereomono--mini2.0---
14.
 
Panasonic GH2YstereomonoY-mini2.0---
15.
 
Sony WX800-stereomono--micro2.0YY-
16.
 
Sony RX100 V-stereomono--micro2.0YY-
17.
 
Sony HX90V-stereomono--micro2.0YY-

It is notable that the GX7 has a hotshoe, while the HX80 does not. This socket makes it possible to easily attach optional accessories, such as an external flash gun.

The HX80 is a recent model that features in the current product line-up of Sony. In contrast, the GX7 has been discontinued (but can be found pre-owned on eBay). As a replacement in the same line of cameras, the GX7 was succeeded by the Panasonic GX85. 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 is the bottom line? Is there a clear favorite between the Panasonic GX7 and the Sony HX80? Which camera is better? A synthesis of the relative strong points of each of the models is listed below.

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Advantages of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7:

  • Better moiré control: Has an anti-alias filter to avoid artificial patterns to appear in images.
  • 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.
  • More detailed viewfinder: Has higher resolution electronic viewfinder (2760k vs 638k dots).
  • More detailed LCD: Has a higher resolution rear screen (1040k vs 922k dots).
  • Fewer buttons to press: Is equipped with a touch-sensitive rear screen to facilitate handling.
  • Faster shutter: Has higher mechanical shutter speed (1/8000s vs 1/2000s) to freeze action.
  • Less disturbing: Has an electronic shutter option for completely silent shooting.
  • Easier time-lapse photography: Has an intervalometer built-in for low frequency shooting.
  • More flexible: Accepts interchangeable lenses, so that lens characteristics can be altered.
  • Better lighting: Features a hotshoe and can thus hold and trigger an external flash gun.
  • More heavily discounted: Has been available for much longer (launched in August 2013).

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Reasons to prefer the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX80:

  • More detail: Has more megapixels (18 vs 15.8MP), which boosts linear resolution by 7%.
  • Maximized detail: Lacks an anti-alias filter to exploit the sensor's full resolution potential.
  • More selfie-friendly: Has an articulated screen that can be turned to be front-facing.
  • Faster burst: Shoots at higher frequency (10 vs 5 flaps/sec) to capture the decisive moment.
  • Ready to shoot: Has an integrated lens, whereas the GX7 necessitates an extra lens.
  • More compact: Is smaller (102x58mm vs 123x71mm) and will fit more readily into a bag.
  • Less heavy: Has a lower weight even though it has a lens built in (unlike the GX7).
  • Longer lasting: Gets more shots (390 versus 350) out of a single battery charge.
  • Easier travel charging: Can be conveniently charged via its USB port.
  • More affordable: Was introduced at a lower price, despite coming with a built-in lens.
  • More modern: Reflects 2 years and 7 months of technical progress since the GX7 launch.

If the count of relative strengths (bullet points above) is taken as a measure, the GX7 emerges as the winner of the contest (14 : 11 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 sports photographer will view the differences between cameras in a way that diverges from the perspective of a street photog, and a person interested in family portraits has distinct needs from a landscape shooter. Hence, the decision which camera is best and worth buying is often a very personal one.

GX7 14:11 HX80

How about other alternatives? Do the specifications of the Panasonic GX7 and the Sony HX80 place the cameras among the top in their class? Find out in the latest Best Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera and Best Superzoom 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 remains incomplete and does no justice, for example, to the way the GX7 or the HX80 perform in practice. User reviews, such as those found at amazon, can sometimes inform about these issues, but such feedback is often incomplete, inconsistent, and biased.

Expert reviews

This is why hands-on reviews by experts 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], 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.
 
Panasonic GX74/5+79/1005/55/5 Aug 2013 999 i
2.
 
Sony HX80.......... Mar 2016 349 i
3.
 
Canon SX720..+..4/54.5/5 Feb 2016 379 i
4.
 
Canon SX710..+..4/53.5/5 Jan 2015 349 i
5.
 
Olympus E-M104/5..80/1005/55/5 Jan 2014 699 i
6.
 
Olympus E-PL74/5+..5/54/5 Aug 2014 599 i
7.
 
Olympus E-P55/5+ +78/1004.5/55/5 May 2013 999 i
8.
 
Panasonic G85..+ +84/1005/54.5/5 Sep 2016 899 i
9.
 
Panasonic GX854.5/5+ +82/1005/55/5 Apr 2016 799 i
10.
 
Panasonic GX85/5+82/1004.5/54.5/5 Jul 2015 1,199 i
11.
 
Panasonic GM53.5/5+77/1005/54.5/5 Sep 2014 749 i
12.
 
Panasonic G64/5+ +..5/54.5/5 Apr 2013 599 i
13.
 
Panasonic GX13/5+77/1004.5/54.5/5 Nov 2011 699 i
14.
 
Panasonic GH25/5+ +79/1004.5/55/5 Sep 2010 899 i
15.
 
Sony WX800.......... Oct 2018 399 i
16.
 
Sony RX100 V4.5/5+ +83/1004/54.5/5 Oct 2016 999 i
17.
 
Sony HX90V4/5+ +..4/54.5/5 Apr 2015 429 i
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. A score, therefore, has to be seen in close connection to the price and market introduction time of the camera, and comparing ratings of very distinct cameras or ones that are far apart in terms of their release date have little meaning. Also, kindly note that some of the listed sites have over time developped their review approaches and their reporting style.

Panasonic GX7:
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Other camera comparisons

Did this review help to inform your camera decision process? If you would like to see a different side-by-side camera review, just make a corresponding selection in the search boxes below. As an alternative, you can also directly jump to any one of the listed comparisons that were previously generated by the CAM-parator tool.

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    Specifications: Panasonic GX7 vs Sony HX80

    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 GX7 Sony HX80
    Camera Type Mirrorless system camera Fixed lens compact camera
    Camera Lens Micro Four Thirds lenses 24-720mm f/3.5-6.4
    Launch Date August 2013 March 2016
    Launch Price USD 999 USD 349
    Sensor Specs Panasonic GX7 Sony HX80
    Sensor Technology CMOS BSI-CMOS
    Sensor Format Four Thirds Sensor 1/2.3" Sensor
    Sensor Size 17.3 x 13.0 mm 6.17 x 4.55 mm
    Sensor Area 224.9 mm2 28.0735 mm2
    Sensor Diagonal 21.6 mm 7.7 mm
    Crop Factor 2.0x 5.6x
    Sensor Resolution 15.8 Megapixels 18 Megapixels
    Image Resolution 4592 x 3448 pixels 4896 x 3672 pixels
    Pixel Pitch 3.77 μm 1.25 μm
    Pixel Density 7.04 MP/cm2 64.04 MP/cm2
    Moiré control Anti-Alias filter no AA filter
    Movie Capability 1080/60p Video 1080/60p Video
    ISO Setting 125 - 25,600 ISO 80 - 3,200 ISO
    ISO Boost no Enhancement 80 - 12,800 ISO
    Image Processor Venus BIONZ X
    DXO Sensor Quality (score) 70 ..
    DXO Color Depth (bits) 22.6 ..
    DXO Dynamic Range (EV) 12.2 ..
    DXO Low Light (ISO) 718 ..
    Screen Specs Panasonic GX7 Sony HX80
    Viewfinder Type Electronic viewfinder Electronic viewfinder
    Viewfinder Field of View 100% 100%
    Viewfinder Magnification 0.70x
    Viewfinder Resolution 2760k dots 638k dots
    LCD Framing Live View Live View
    Rear LCD Size 3.0inch 3.0inch
    LCD Resolution 1040k dots 922k dots
    LCD Attachment Tilting screen Tilting screen
    Touch Input Touchscreen no Touchscreen
    Shooting Specs Panasonic GX7 Sony HX80
    Focus System Contrast-detect AF Contrast-detect AF
    Manual Focusing AidFocus Peakingno Peaking Feature
    Continuous Shooting 5 shutter flaps/s 10 shutter flaps/s
    Electronic Shutterup to 1/8000sno E-Shutter
    Time-Lapse PhotographyIntervalometer built-inno Intervalometer
    Image StabilizationIn-body stabilizationLens-based 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 GX7 Sony HX80
    External Flash Hotshoe no Hotshoe
    USB Connector USB 2.0 USB 2.0
    HDMI Port mini HDMI micro HDMI
    Wifi Support Wifi built-in Wifi built-in
    Near-Field Communication NFC built-in NFC built-in
    Body Specs Panasonic GX7 Sony HX80
    Battery Type DMW-BLG10 NP-BX1
    Battery Life (CIPA)350 shots per charge390 shots per charge
    In-Camera Charging no USB charging USB charging
    Body Dimensions 123 x 71 x 55 mm
    (4.8 x 2.8 x 2.2 in)
    102 x 58 x 36 mm
    (4.0 x 2.3 x 1.4 in)
    Camera Weight 402 g (14.2 oz) 245 g (8.6 oz)

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