Panasonic GH4 vs. Nikon D7100

Panasonic is the only mirrorless camera in the world which can shoot 4K videos, pn the other hand the Nikon D7100 is a pure hardcore still camera.. take a look at the major specification below… Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 vs. Nikon D7100 1

Nikon D7100 Major Features

  • 24.1MP DX-format CMOS Sensor
  • EXPEED 3 Image Processing Engine
  • No Optical Low-Pass Filter
  • 1080p Full HD Video Capture
  • 3.2″ 1,229k-dot LCD Monitor
  • Optical Viewfinder with OLED Display
  • 6 fps Up to 100 Shots at Full Resolution
  • 51-point AF with 15 Cross-type Sensors
  • Built-In Flash with Commander Function
  • Magnesium Alloy Body; Moisture Resistant.

Major Difference

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 vs. Nikon D7100 Specification Comparison Table. 

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Megapixel: Nikon D7100 feature more resolution compared to Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4, hence you get life size images, excellent for large print- out + you also get more details in your images compared to Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4. sensor-all Bigger Sensor Size:  Nikon D7100 have bit bigger sensor size compared to Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4, the bigger sensor area gives you more dynamic range in your images, more color depth and better low light performance aka less amount of noise visible during HIGH ISO mode.

The NO-OLPF benefit – Since Nikon D7100 model doesn’t have low-pass filter, we will sure see improvement in noise performance / more details due to the absence of Optical Low pass filter.

New generation of Venus image Processor in GH4 – 3D Noise Reduction (3DNR) and Multiprocessor Noise Reduction (MNR) work together to attain superb noise-reducing performance.

AF System: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 feature contrast based AF system but due to integration of DFD (Depth from Defocus) technology, you get AF speeds of approximately 0.07 sec in AFS mode. On the other hand Nikon D7100 feature Contrast Detect +Phase Detect (Hybrid) AF System with 51 AF Points.

More AF Points: Nikon D7100 have More AF points Compared to Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4, hence you get more area under AF points with Nikon D7100.

Top Continuous shooting speed: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 features fast shooting speed compared to Nikon D7100.

Electronic Front & Rear Shutter in GH3 – Panasonic Gh3 uses electronic shutter for optional noise free operation. On the other Nikon D7100 feature mechanical shutter only.

The Panasonic GH4 can record 4K videos – GH4 can record 4K video at 23.98p, 24p or 29.97p, and 17:9 DCI (Digital Cinema Initiatives) 4K 4096×2160 videos at 24p. 4K resolutions can be recorded as MOV or MP4 files in high bitrate 100 Mbps IPB codec. On the other hand Nikon D7100 is limited to Full HD video recording. The Nikon D7100 is limited to Full HD Video Recording – With Nikon D7100 you can record Full HD videos upto 60 fps frame rate.

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Display: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 features bigger and high resolution display compared to Nikon D7100. Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 features Touch Screen display on the other hand Nikon D7100 have fixed display, so we get more flexibility while composing our shot with Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4.

Viewfinder: Nikon D7100 features optical viewfinder on the other hand Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 features EVF,

Battery Life (CIPA): Nikon D7100 features longer battery life (According to CIPA) compared to Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4.

Built-in Wi-Fi + NFC for Smartphone or Tablet sharing and remote shooting – The Panasonic GH4 features built in NFC and Wi-Fi Connectivity. On the other hand Nikon D7100 features  Wi-Fi No such feature available in Nikon D7100.

Dimensions: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 is smaller than Nikon D7100.

Weight: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 light-weight than Nikon D7100.

Other features

In-Camera RAW Data Development – The Panasonic DMC-GH4 offers in-camera RAW conversion tool where you can customize the color space setting (SRGB / Adobe RGB) white balance, noise reduction, sharpness, and hue. Pre-Styles such as Lumix’s Photo Style, Intelligent D-Range Control, and Intelligent Resolution can also be applied.

High ISO Test Between Panasonic GH4 vs. Nikon D7100  

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Verdict: If you are a still shooter buy Nikon D7100 DSLR and if you are a videographer buy Panasonic GH 4K camera.

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