Here we are comparing two cameras with different body types: Nikon D5300, which was introduced in February 2014 is a Entry-Level DSLR camera with a 24.0MP APS-C sensor whereas Panasonic GX7, which was introduced in November 2013 is a Semi-Pro Mirrorless camera with a 16.0MP Four Thirds sensor.
Despite some fundamental differences of these two body types, Mirrorless cameras are becoming serious alternatives to DSLR cameras thanks to their size/weight advantages and recent improvements in their focus speeds , which makes this comparison even more interesting. Fortunately, you can't go wrong with any of these cameras as we rank them amongst Top 10 cameras in their classes. Nikon D5300 is ranked #9
out of 78 Entry-Level DSLR cameras with an overall score of 76 whereas Panasonic GX7 is ranked #8
out of 43 Semi-Pro Mirrorless cameras with an overall score of 79.
Let's have a brief look at the main features of Nikon D5300 and Panasonic GX7 before getting into our more detailed comparison.