Updated (July 2012): Compare the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Winner
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

65

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
11.6 EV
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
20 fps
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
1030 ms startup delay
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Size
Really small
Mid size (116×68×39 mm)
Thickness
Thin
1.5"
Weight
Light-weight
318 g
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5.

competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 Competitors

Canon EOS 7D

Canon EOS 7D

Pro DSLR

$799 body only

$1,172 with 28-135mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$998 with 12-60mm lens

Weather sealed Weather sealed
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$626 with 14-42mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Continuous shooting Shoots slower

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX80

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX80

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$579 body only

$700 with 12-32mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Battery life Shorter battery life
Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

Pro digicam

$679

Overall image quality Much better image quality
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only
Olympus OM-D E-M10

Olympus OM-D E-M10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$499 - $549 body only

$349 - $649 with 14-42mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Size Larger

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