As well as being compared against other mirrorless, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs and super zooms. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5's top rivals come from Panasonic (such as the Lumix DC-GH5 and the Lumix DMC-G7) and Sony (such as the Alpha A6000 and the Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III)

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-G5 compared to other mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it slightly larger viewfinder (0.67x vs 0.55x), has better image stabilization (lens vs sensor shift), has a touch screen, shoots faster continuously (20 fps vs 8 fps) and can focus continuously while recording movies.

However, on average it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs 4K @ 24fps), has a slightly smaller screen (3" vs 3.2"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (920k dots vs 1,400k dots), it's body is not weather sealed and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5

Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5
4 years newer
$1,498 (body only)
$1,925 - $2,198 12-60mm lens

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-GH5 (vs the DMC-G5)

  • Higher resolution movies: 4K @ 24fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Much larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,620k dots vs 920k dots

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-GH5 (vs the DMC-G5)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.37x vs 0.67x
  • Significantly larger: Professional size (139×98×87 mm) vs Prosumer size (120×83×71 mm)

common strengths of the Lumix DC-GH5 and DMC-G5

  • Many lenses available: 108 lenses vs 108 lenses
  • Long exposures: 60 seconds vs 60 seconds

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7
2 years newer
$488 (body only)
$462 - $498 14-42mm lens

Significant advantages of the DMC-G7 (vs the DMC-G5)

  • Has an external mic jack

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-G7 (vs the DMC-G5)

  • Shoots slower: 7 fps vs 20 fps

common strengths of the DMC-G7 and DMC-G5

  • Many lenses available: 108 lenses vs 108 lenses
  • Light weight: 410 g vs 396 g
  • Inexpensive: $461.69 vs $863.54

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
1 year newer
$379 - $498 (body only)
$479 - $598 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A6000 (vs the DMC-G5)

  • Supports 24p
  • Has an external mic jack
  • Significantly higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 15.9 MP

Significant disadvantages of the A6000 (vs the DMC-G5)

  • No touch screen
  • Significantly fewer lenses available: 62 lenses vs 108 lenses
  • Significantly shorter max exposures: 30 seconds vs 60 seconds

common strengths of the A6000 and DMC-G5

  • Very good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Light weight: 285 g vs 396 g

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6
9 months newer
$852 (body only)

Significant advantages of the DMC-G6 (vs the DMC-G5)

  • Supports 24p
  • Has an external mic jack

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-G6 (vs the DMC-G5)

  • Shoots slower: 7 fps vs 20 fps

common strengths of the DMC-G6 and DMC-G5

  • Very good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Many lenses available: 108 lenses vs 108 lenses

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3
similar age
$698 (body only)

Significant advantages of the DMC-GH3 (vs the DMC-G5)

  • Supports 24p
  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD
  • Weather sealed

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-GH3 (vs the DMC-G5)

  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 614k dots vs 920k dots
  • Shoots slower: 6 fps vs 20 fps
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: LIVEMOS vs CMOS

common strengths of the DMC-GH3 and DMC-G5

  • Very good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Many lenses available: 108 lenses vs 108 lenses

Olympus OM-D E-M10

Olympus OM-D E-M10
1 year newer
$380 - $449 (body only)
$390 - $499 14-42mm lens

Significant advantages of the E-M10 (vs the DMC-G5)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,400k dots vs 920k dots
  • Significantly thinner: 1.8" vs 2.8"

Significant disadvantages of the E-M10 (vs the DMC-G5)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Smaller viewfinder: 0.55x vs 0.67x
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: LIVEMOS vs CMOS

common strengths of the E-M10 and DMC-G5

  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Many lenses available: 108 lenses vs 108 lenses
  • Light weight: 396 g vs 396 g

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-G5 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs none), has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.5"), has a significantly higher resolution screen (920k dots vs 230k dots), much larger viewfinder (0.67x vs 0.53x) and has better image stabilization (lens vs none).

However, on average it doesn't record movies in 24p, has much more startup delay (1030 ms vs 600 ms), has a lower quality type of viewfinder (digital vs pentaprism), lacks and external mic jack and slightly fewer lenses available (108 lenses vs 220 lenses).

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i
1 year older

Significant advantages of the T3i (vs the DMC-G5)

  • Much higher true resolution: 17.9 MP vs 15.9 MP
  • Supports 24p
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital

Significant disadvantages of the T3i (vs the DMC-G5)

  • Shoots much slower: 3.7 fps vs 20 fps
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps

common strengths of the T3i and DMC-G5

  • Flip-out screens

Canon Rebel T2i

Canon EOS Rebel T2i
2 years older

Significant advantages of the T2i (vs the DMC-G5)

  • Much higher true resolution: 17.9 MP vs 15.9 MP
  • Supports 24p
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital

Significant disadvantages of the T2i (vs the DMC-G5)

  • Shoots much slower: 3.7 fps vs 20 fps
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps

common strengths of the T2i and DMC-G5

  • Very small: Prosumer size (129×98×62 mm) vs Prosumer size (120×83×71 mm)
  • Thin: 2.4" vs 2.8"

Panasonic Lumix DMC-L1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-L1
6 years older

Significant advantages of the DMC-L1 (vs the DMC-G5)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-L1 (vs the DMC-G5)

  • Much lower true resolution: 7.4 MP vs 15.9 MP
  • Much lower resolution screen: 207k dots vs 920k dots
  • Shoots much slower: 3 fps vs 20 fps

common strengths of the DMC-L1 and DMC-G5

  • Very good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Very long exposure times: 60 seconds vs 60 seconds

Sony Alpha DSLR-A100

Sony Alpha DSLR-A100
6 years older

Significant advantages of the DSLR-A100 (vs the DMC-G5)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital
  • Longer battery life: 750 shots vs 320 shots

Significant disadvantages of the DSLR-A100 (vs the DMC-G5)

  • Much lower true resolution: 10 MP vs 15.9 MP
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 920k dots
  • Shoots much slower: 3 fps vs 20 fps

common strengths of the DSLR-A100 and DMC-G5

  • Thin: 2.8" vs 2.8"

Canon Rebel SL1

Canon Rebel SL1
8 months newer
$550 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the SL1 (vs the DMC-G5)

  • Much higher true resolution: 17.9 MP vs 15.9 MP
  • Supports 24p
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital

Significant disadvantages of the SL1 (vs the DMC-G5)

  • Shoots much slower: 4 fps vs 20 fps
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps

common strengths of the SL1 and DMC-G5

  • Have touch screens
  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Very small: Prosumer size (117×91×69 mm) vs Prosumer size (120×83×71 mm)

Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100
7 months newer
$709 (body only)
$1,097 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D7100 (vs the DMC-G5)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 15.9 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 920k dots
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital

Significant disadvantages of the D7100 (vs the DMC-G5)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Shoots much slower: 6 fps vs 20 fps
  • Much larger: Professional size (136×107×76 mm) vs Prosumer size (120×83×71 mm)

common strengths of the D7100 and DMC-G5

  • Above average viewfinder size: 0.61x vs 0.67x
  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Above average viewfinder coverage: 100% vs 100%

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Panasonic DMC-G5 compared to super zoom competitors include: it is slightly smaller (prosumer size (120×83×71 mm) vs large (130×94×119 mm)), has a touch screen, shoots faster continuously (20 fps vs 5.9 fps), much larger viewfinder (0.67x vs 0.08x) and is thinner (2.8" vs 5").

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (920k dots vs 1,228k dots), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 25,600 ISO), it's body is not weather sealed, lacks and external mic jack and has a slightly shorter battery life (320 shots vs 360 shots).

Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)

Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)
4 years newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82) (vs the DMC-G5)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82) (vs the DMC-G5)

  • Built-in lens only
  • Larger: Large (130×94×119 mm) vs Prosumer size (120×83×71 mm)
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82) and DMC-G5

  • Have touch screens
  • Light weight: 616 g vs 396 g
  • Each supports an external flash

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III
3 years newer
$1,398

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III (vs the DMC-G5)

  • Has an external mic jack
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,228k dots vs 920k dots
  • Significantly longer battery life: 420 shots vs 320 shots

Significant disadvantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III (vs the DMC-G5)

  • Built-in lens only
  • Significantly larger: Large (133×94×127 mm) vs Prosumer size (120×83×71 mm)
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III and DMC-G5

  • Each supports an external flash

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000
2 years older
$496 - $498

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ1000 (vs the DMC-G5)

  • Has an external mic jack
  • Higher true resolution: 20.9 MP vs 15.9 MP
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/16000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ1000 (vs the DMC-G5)

  • Significantly larger: Large (137×99×131 mm) vs Prosumer size (120×83×71 mm)
  • Built-in lens only
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the DMC-FZ1000 and DMC-G5

  • Each supports an external flash
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/16000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second
  • Long exposures: 60 seconds vs 60 seconds

Canon PowerShot G3 X

Canon PowerShot G3 X
2 years newer
$530 - $849

Significant advantages of the G3 X (vs the DMC-G5)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,620k dots vs 920k dots
  • Has an external mic jack
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the G3 X (vs the DMC-G5)

  • Built-in lens only
  • Shoots much slower: 5.9 fps vs 20 fps
  • Heavier: 733 g vs 396 g

common strengths of the G3 X and DMC-G5

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (123×77×105 mm) vs Prosumer size (120×83×71 mm)
  • Have touch screens
  • Thin: 4.1" vs 2.8"