Nikon D5100 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1

Winner
Nikon D5100

52

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1

31

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5100

Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1

Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D5100.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1.

competitors

Nikon D5100 Competitors

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$358 body only

$438 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Size Slightly smaller
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$445 body only

$500 - $549 with 18-55mm lens

GPS Has a GPS
Screen size Larger screen
Battery life Shorter battery life
Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$326 body only

$397 with 18-55mm lens

Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
Battery life Much longer battery life
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$96 body only

$250 with 14-42mm lens

Size Significantly smaller
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Supports 24p No 24p support
Nikon D80

Nikon D80

Entry-level DSLR

$308 with 18-55mm lens

Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
Lens availability Much more lenses available
Screen size Significantly smaller screen
Canon EOS M

Canon EOS M

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$338 - $629 body only

$699 with 15-45mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Size Significantly smaller
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag

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Nikon D5100
D5100
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1
Lumix DMC-GH1
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