Product Comparison: Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000


General Specifications
Brand
Panasonic
Panasonic
Model
Lumix DMC-G7
Lumix DMC-FZ1000
Origin
Japan
Japan
About the Product
Panasonic G7 Mirrorless Camera with LUMIX G VARIO 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 II ASPH./MEGA O.I.S. Lens: Shooting pictures on vacation, creating portraits and capturing special moments is easy thanks to a 16.0-megapixel Live MOS sensor and the included 14-42mm lens with optical image stabilization.
The Panasonic LUMIX FZ1000 captures amazing imagery. Experience the world of 4K video capture. Enjoy true-to-life, ultra high-resolution images in smooth motion.
Key Specs
Sensor Resolution
16 MP
20.1 MP
Sensor Type
MOS
MOS
Image Stabilization
Optical
Optical
Optical Zoom
16 x

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

Size & Weight
Height
3.39 in.
3.88 in.
Width
4.92 in.
5.39 in.
Depth
3.05 in.
5.15 in.
Weight
0.9 lbs.
1.83 lbs.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 4K Mirrorless Camera
  • I like the smaller size, lighter weight of the mirrorless micro-four thirds cameras and lenses.
  • Video quality in 4K is incredible and the camera is perfect for my day trips and hiking trips as it is very light weight compared to mirrors DSLRs.
  • I absolutely love this light weight and compact camera.
  • Con is build material, but still feels sturdy and solid.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 4K Point and Shoot Camera
  • Size is nice, very chunky and feels good in the hand, but NOT pocketable.
  • This is not a pocket sized camera, but is also not big.
  • Since it's going traveling, that light weight could be a really good thing.
  • The camera this way the weight of the camera is't an issue,and if you wear glasses you will find yourself using this mode as default.
  • There is very little to fault here other than size, though that seems tiny to me as I own over a dozen professional cameras and this is the baby.
Imaging
Min. Focal Length
14 mm.
9.1 mm.
Max. Focal Length
42 mm.
146 mm.
ISO Settings
100 - 25600
125 - 12800, Extended: 80 - 25600
Aperture
F3.5 (W) - 5.6 (T)
F2.8 (W) - 4.0 (T)
Digital Zoom
4 x
4 x
Burst Mode
Yes
Yes
Low Light/High Sensitivity
Yes
Yes
Face Detection
No
Yes
Image File Format(s)
AVCHD, JPEG, RAW
JPEG, RAW, DPOF, AVCHD, MP4

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

What customers say about "Imaging"
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 4K Mirrorless Camera
  • 4K video shooting at higher bit rate & 4K photo shoot modes (allows to shoot stills in different aspect ratios (in lieu of 16:9 only for 4K video) at 4K resolution, i.e. 8MP stills with different ways to capture those stills)
  • Many custom video picture profiles (Cinelike D & Cinelike V included) available & custom functions & physical buttons available.
  • The image quality is simply outstanding! You do lose most of the auto functions like auto focus and auto aperture with the adapter but with the built in focus peaking system it is super easy to see exactly which parts of the image are in focus.
  • Great Video Capabilities and great IQ in both 4K/100Mbps and 1080p/28Mbps (and don't let 28mpbs fool you!! Panasonic's 1080p is way better than the recent Sony's with a really soft 1080p)
  • Only 1 physical Custom profile on the wheel. The G6 had C1, C2. Now the G7 only has C. And you need to go to menu system to get more C profiles.
  • No higher bitrate for 1080p modes. Still limited to AVCHD .h264 28mpbs / 24mpbs max.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 4K Point and Shoot Camera
  • The camera itself is quite nice, with surprisingly decent image quality, dynamic range, and sharpness at all focal lengths.
  • The zoom on the shutter button is very fast.
  • That long zoom and super fast burst mode is perfect for shooting a lot of kids running around everywhere and, if you have kids, you know what I'm talking about.
  • Another menu-less feature I'm enjoying is the drive mode dial, to select between burst, timer, and bracketing.
  • The zoom on the camera lens is not as fast and the shutter button zoom lever is much better.
Display
Display Type
TFT LCD
TFT LCD
Touch Screen
Yes
No
Screen Size
3 in.
3 in.
Screen Resolution
1040000 dots
921000 dots
Viewfinder
OLED Live View Finder (2,360k dots)
0.39" OLED LVF (Live View Finder) (2359K dots)
Vari-angle Display
Yes
Yes

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

What customers say about "Display"
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 4K Mirrorless Camera
  • The rear touch screen is a joy to use and the viewfinder shows you exactly what the image will look like before taking the picture.
  • One of the biggest reasons for me to buy this camera was the fully articulating touch screen, and it is superb. I had no problems seeing it even in direct sunligh.
  • The viewfinder and the flip out touch screen is also ridiculously handy.
  • Screen is as responsive as using your smartphone
  • What I like about this one is that I can rotate the screen and it auto focus too.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 4K Point and Shoot Camera
  • And the images in daylight were great, with plenty of resolution and lack of noise to permit important crops when necessary.
  • 4K resolution is simply stunning outdoors and in bright interiors.
  • The images through the viewfinder are virtually never truly sharp, no matter how much I fiddle with the focusing ring on the side of the viewfinder.
Features
Water Resistant
No
No
Shock Resistant
No
No
Panorama Mode
Yes
No
Shooting Modes
4K Photo Modes, AUTO, M, A, S, P, Landscape, Sports, Portrait, Aperture Priority, Night Scene
Intelligent Auto, P, A, S, M, Creative Video, C1 (Custom), C2 (Custom), Scene Guide, Creative Control
White Balance Modes
Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Flash, White Set 1, 2, 3, 4, Color Temperature
Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Incandescent, Flash, White Set1, White Set2, White Set3, White Set4, Color Temperature
Shutter Speeds
60" - 1/4000
60" - 1/16000
What customers say about "Features"
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 4K Mirrorless Camera
  • Constant Preview option in MF photo mode (though it's weird you need to go to the custom menu to turn it ON).
  • Fastest autofocus I've ever seen on a mirrorless.
  • Presence of AF-S/AF-C/MF physical switch.
  • One of my major complaints about this device is there is no weather sealing and when doing videos in low light, can be quite grainy.
  • Menus can be a little confusing, but only a minor con. Im sure it'll get easier as I learn it.
  • SD card slot is still located under the body by the battery which makes it a pain to switch SD card when the camera is attached onto a tripod or stabilizer.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 4K Point and Shoot Camera
  • The pictures it shoots are breathtakingly gorgeous, the camera is easy to use and I'm having great fun learning all of the advanced features.
  • I just shoot family stuff like sports, events, and outdoor scenery when we go hiking or something.
  • This camera is a bit of a power hog. If you want to shoot a lot of footage Take several spare batteries with you . I think it gets worse when image stabilization is switched on.
  • And the auto white balance is a little cool for my taste. And I don't think a rank amateur will be able to take advantage of all it's features, even though they will get great photos on the automatic settings and preset scene settings.
  • The automatic white balance tends toward warm and green, which is not always great for skin tones, and often makes landscapes look filmy once they're edited (even when shooting raws). The grain is pretty noticeable, I'd say. If that's the look you're going for, though, it's great.
Connectivity
PictBridge Enabled
Yes
Yes
NFC Enabled
No
Yes
Integrated GPS
No
Yes
Output(s)
USB (USB 2.0), HDMI D (Micro)
Micro HDMI, AV Output (NTSC), USB (AV/USB Multi)
Number Of Memory Card Slots
1
1
What customers say about "Connectivity"
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 4K Mirrorless Camera
  • Speaking of smartphones, you can use yours to control the camera.. Pretty neat!
  • The wifi options help upload your photos to your phone and upload them yo social media without waiting to connect it to a computer !
  • SD card slot is still located under the body by the battery which makes it a pain to switch SD card when the camera is attached onto a tripod or stabilizer.
  • Lack of headphone jack input. I wish it was implemented.
  • Lack of HDMI live view during REC
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 4K Point and Shoot Camera
  • A particularly nice feature is using NFC to control the camera with my smartphone. All in all, a very nice package.
  • Geotagging is accomplished via the Panasonic app and the phone's location services; alas, there is no GPS built in to the camera.
  • When using the HDMI output, it won't record to the SD card. Serious flaw in design. Otherwise, great camera, many filters and settings.
  • I wouldn't recommend this for professionals. It's not possible to get real time video output over the HDMI.
  • The HDMI output is disabled while recording video.
Power
AC Adapter Compatible
No
No
Battery Model
Li-ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 1200mAh, 8.7Wh)
Li-ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 1200mAh, 8.7 Wh)
Number of Batteries
1
1
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE, FCC
FCC, CE
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
599.99 $

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