Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of NX300 vs DMC-GX7

Image Quality

RAW image quality independent of lens

DxOMark Low light, DxOMark Color depth and DxOMark Dynamic range

Focusing

How fast and easily does the camera nail focus

Focus lag and focus points

Responsiveness

How much delay is there between you and your photo?

Focus lag, continuous shooting and Startup delay

Reviews

What do the experts think?

Reviews from mirrorlessrumors.com, 1001noisycameras.com, reviews.cnet.com and 5 more

No winner declared

Too close to call

Benchmarks Real world tests of NX300 vs Lumix DMC-GX7

Low light image quality Highest ISO setting that still achieves great image quality

NX300
942 ISO
Lumix DMC-GX7
718 ISO

Focus lag Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

NX300
116 ms
Lumix DMC-GX7
192 ms

Shutter lag Delay to take a photo when prefocused

NX300
71 ms

Startup delay Delay from power on to first photo

NX300
1,200 ms
Lumix DMC-GX7
900 ms

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

NX300
9 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

NX300
320 photos
Lumix DMC-GX7
320 photos

Features Key features of the NX300  vs Lumix DMC-GX7 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

NX300
20 MP

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

NX300
25,600 ISO
Lumix DMC-GX7
25,600 ISO

Focus points How many different points the camera can focus on

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

NX300
18.5 microns
Lumix DMC-GX7
14.1 microns

Reviews Word on the street

NX300  vs Lumix DMC-GX7 

9.0
8.5
Each of the entries is large enough to accurately target with a fairly chunky finger, and any controls that need to be dragged are responsive.
NX300

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

NX300  vs
Lumix DMC-GX7 
Type CMOS LiveMOS
Megapixels 20 MP 16 MP
Resolution 5472 x 3648 4616 x 3464
Size APS-C Four Thirds
Area 23.5 x 15.7 mm 17.3 x 13 mm
Crop factor 1.5x 2.1x
Pixel size 18.5 microns 14.1 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 25,600 ISO 200 ISO to 25,600 ISO
Codecs
RAW
JPEG
Self cleaning sensor Yes Yes

focus system

Type Hybrid detection Contrast detection
Focus points 105 23
Supports continuous Yes Yes

viewfinder

Viewfinder mirror None None
Viewfinder No Yes
Type N/A Electronic
Coverage N/A 100%
Magnification N/A 1.39x
Display type N/A LCD
Display resolution N/A 2,764 k dots

performance

Max continuous shooting 9 fps 5 fps
Battery life 320 320
Continuous shooting
9 fps
5 fps
Focus lag 116 ms 192 ms
Shutter lag 71 ms 81 ms
Startup delay 1,200 ms 900 ms

video

NX300  vs
Lumix DMC-GX7 
Video 1920 x 1080 @ 60 fps (MPEG-4) 1920 x 1080 @ 60 fps (17 Mbps, Quicktime)
Shoots video in 24p Yes Yes
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
Autofocus supports continuous Yes Yes

display

Type OLED LCD
Size 3.3" 3"
Resolution 768 k dots 1,040 k dots
Has a touch screen Yes Yes
Has a flip out screen Yes Yes
Supports live view Yes Yes

shutter

Min 30 s 60 s
Max 1/6000 s 1/8000 s

form factor

Size 122 x 64 x 41 mm 123 x 71 x 55 mm
Thickness 41 mm 55 mm
Weight 280 g 402 g
Is weather sealed No No

features

Includes a GPS No No
Supports HDR Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
Automatic panorama Yes Yes
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
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