Nikon D5100 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1

Winner
Nikon D5100

49

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1

33

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5100

Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
13.6 EV
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Self cleaning sensor
Sensor cleaning
Avoids dust in your photos
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
 

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
Badge
Autofocuses shooting video
Contrast detection

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 D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$419 body only

$400 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
True resolution Higher true resolution
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$348 body only

$399 - $426 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Color depth Better color depth
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$412 - $597 body only

$479 - $697 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
GPS Has a GPS
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$725 body only

$587 with 14-42mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Supports 24p No 24p support
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$828 - $898 body only

$998 with 12-60mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Weight Slightly heavier
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$437 body only

$586 with 14-42mm lens

3D Takes 3D photos
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Overall image quality Worse image quality

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Nikon D5100
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