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Panasonic DMC GX7 vs Canon EOS M100

We compare the Panasonic DMC GX7 to the Canon EOS M100: Which digital camera has the better sensor? Which has the better viewfinder or monitor? Which is faster?

Both cameras belong to the Mirrorless category.

Here are both models side by side. The Panasonic DMC GX7 is on the left, the Canon EOS M100 on the right:

DMC GX7 vs EOS M100 - Side by side

For a more detailed size comparison, see the section further down below.

Panasonic DMC GX7 vs Canon EOS M100: Specifications at a glance

DMC GX7

  • Introduced in September 2013
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: Four Thirds
  • 16 megapixel
  • 9 frames/second
  • 200 - 25600 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount Micro Four Thirds (MFT)
  • WiFi built-in
  • 122.6 x 70.7 x 43.3mm³ (4.8" x 2.8" x 1.7")
  • 402g (13.0 oz.)

All specs: Main page for DMC GX7

EOS M100

  • Introduced in August 2017
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: APS-C
  • 24 megapixel
  • 4 frames/second
  • 100 - 25600 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount EF-M
  • WiFi built-in
  • 108.2 x 67.1 x 35.1mm³ (4.3" x 2.6" x 1.4")
  • 302g (9.7 oz.)

All specs: Main page for EOS M100

Our advice: From our own experience, we recommend SanDisk memory cards. The SanDisk Extreme Pro is fast enough for high-speed image sequences and 4K video:

Memory card for DMC GX7 and EOS M100

The 64 GB Extreme will take up to 90 minutes of super high-res 4K video. For Full HD video we recommend the SanDisk Ultra.

DMC GX7 vs EOS M100: The sensors

The DMC GX7 features a Four Thirds sized sensor, while the EOS M100 uses a APS-C sensor.

This infographic highlights the sensor areas of both models compared to other common sensor formats:

Infographic: DMC GX7 and EOS M100 sensor area comparison

Note: 1-Euro coin for scale; the coin at 23.25mm diameter is slightly smaller than a US quarter.

Featuring an area of 332mm² (0.53 sq.in.), the EOS M100's sensor is somewhat larger that the chip that the DMC GX7 employs at 225mm² (0.36 sq.in.). A larger sensor can produce images of interiors or at night that have less noise and better contrast than photos shot with Four Thirds sized chips.

Advantage: Canon EOS M100

Comparing features and further specs of both cameras, data for the Panasonic DMC GX7 on the left, the Canon EOS M100 in the right column:

Advantage Panasonic DMC GX7...

(Point weight and unit, if applicable, in parentheses)

DMC GX7

EOS M100

Faster (4, frames/second)94
Larger lens selection (3)807
Image stabilizer (3)
Longer battery life (3, photos)320295

Conclusion: Advantages of the DMC GX7 are that the camera is faster, the larger selection of lenses and the optical image stabilizer. A nice touch is that the battery has more stamina.

The DMC GX7 scores 13 points.

...and here's where the Canon EOS M100 has an edge...

(Point weight and unit, if applicable, in parentheses)

DMC GX7

EOS M100

Larger sensor (5)Four ThirdsAPS-C
Higher resolution (5, megapixel)16.0024.20
More AF points (4)2349
Sensitivity (4)200 - 25600 ISO100 - 25600 ISO
Weighs less (2)402g
(13.0 oz.)
302g
(9.7 oz.)
More portable (2)375cm³
(24 cu.in.)
255cm³
(16 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the EOS M100 are the larger sensor, the higher resolution and the faster and more accurate auto focus. Additional pros for the Canon are the larger sensitivity, the lower weight than the DMC GX7 and the more compact size.

Yields 22 points for the EOS M100.

...and here's what both have in common

DMC GX7

EOS M100

Sensor cleaning
Built-in flash
Monitor resolution (megapixel)1.041.04
Monitor articulated
Touch screen
Video resolution1920 x 10801920 x 1080
WiFi

Comparing the dimensions of both cameras; Panasonic DMC GX7 again on the left, Canon EOS M100 on the right:

Front view of the DMC GX7 and the EOS M100...

DMC GX7 und EOS M100, front viewDMC GX7 und EOS M100, front view

...and here we see the Panasonic and the Canon from above:

DMC GX7 und EOS M100, view from aboveDMC GX7 und EOS M100, view from above

Our recommendation

Comparing features and specifications of both cameras yields the following score:

Panasonic DMC GX7

Canon EOS M100

13
22

CameraCreativ recommends the Canon EOS M100.

Our rating of the Panasonic DMC GX7

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Our rating of the Canon EOS M100

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