Panasonic Lumix GX7 versus Panasonic Lumix GH3… FIGHT!!! Blunty puts Panasonic’s new premium Micro four thirds camera up against their own high end Pro model…
Want the scoop on the DMC-GX7? Watch Blunty’s DDTV GX7 Review
The GX7 used was a pre-production unit, running Firmware 0.3, so by the time it hits retail it could be even better(!?)
Tests were performed with the Camera’s configured to identical settings for ISO, WB, Focus type and point etc. etc… Image profile was stock “standard” setting, and the cameras were in either Manual, or Aperture priority mode for all shots. Both 50P and 25P modes were used.
The GX7 had the 20mm f1.7 Mark II Lens (a kit option) and the GH3 had the original 20mm f1.7 lens, Effectively the same lens – Don’t spaz out and claim it’s “unfair” – yes they’re “different” lenses, but – now pay attention – The optical design is UNCHANGED for the “mark II”, only the body & finish have been improved (quite nicely for the record… the Mark II is sweet). so the tests ARE fair and equivalent.
The GH7 and GH3 were both mounted to the same baseplate, side by side as close as possible, which in turn was mounted onto a monopod to help with stability as the lenses used have no stabilisation, the GH3 has no IBIS and the GX7′s IBIS does not work for video mode.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 – http://www.digidirect.com.au/slr_cameras/panasonic/panasonic_lumix_dmc-gh3_single_kit_with_14-42mm_lens