Benchmarks Real world tests of Pentax Q7 vs Lumix DMC-GX1

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Pentax Q7
5 fps
Lumix DMC-GX1
4.2 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

Pentax Q7
250 photos
Lumix DMC-GX1
310 photos

Features Key features of the Pentax Q7  vs Lumix DMC-GX1 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

Pentax Q7
12 MP

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

Pentax Q7
12,800 ISO
Lumix DMC-GX1
12,800 ISO

Screen size Larger screens make it easier to preview and review photos

Pixel size How much area of the sensor is dedicated to each pixel

Pentax Q7
3.5 microns
Lumix DMC-GX1
14.1 microns

Reviews Word on the street

Pentax Q7  vs Lumix DMC-GX1 

The familiar Panasonic clickable thumb dial that is used to adjust exposure compensation as well as shutter and aperture values makes the GX1 an easy camera on which to change exposure parameters between shots.
Lumix DMC-GX1

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Pentax Q7  vs
Lumix DMC-GX1 
Megapixels 12 MP 16 MP
Resolution 4000 x 3000 4616 x 3464
Size 1/1.8" Four Thirds
Area 7.44 x 5.58 mm 17.3 x 13 mm
Crop factor 4.8x 2.1x
Pixel size 3.5 microns 14.1 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 12,800 ISO 160 ISO to 12,800 ISO
Self cleaning sensor Yes Yes

focus system

Type Contrast detection Contrast detection
Supports continuous No No


Viewfinder mirror None None
Viewfinder No No
Type N/A N/A
Coverage N/A N/A
Magnification N/A N/A
Display type N/A N/A
Display resolution N/A N/A


Max continuous shooting 5 fps 4.2 fps
Battery life 250 310
Continuous shooting
4.2 fps, JPEG
5 fps


Pentax Q7  vs
Lumix DMC-GX1 
Video 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps (AVCHD) 1920 x 1080 @ 60 fps
Shoots video in 24p Yes No
Shoots high speed video No No
External mic jack None None
Autofocus while shooting video Contrast detection Contrast detection
Autofocus type Contrast detection Contrast detection


Size 3" 3"
Resolution 460 k dots 460 k dots
Has a touch screen No Yes
Has a flip out screen No No
Supports live view Yes Yes


Min 30 s 60 s
Max 1/8000 s 1/4000 s

form factor

Size 102 x 58 x 34 mm 116 x 68 x 39 mm
Thickness 34 mm 39 mm
Weight 200 g 318 g
Is weather sealed No No


Includes a GPS No No
Supports HDR Yes Yes
Automatic panorama No No
Create realistic 3D images No Yes
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
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