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

68

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

44

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Digital
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
20 fps
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Size
Really small
Mid size (116×68×39 mm)
Thickness
Thin
1.5"
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$597 with 14-42mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly slower
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$434 body only

$598 - $798 with 14-42mm lens

External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly slower
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$630 body only

$693 with 14-42mm lens

Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Size Smaller
Image stabilization No image stabilization

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9)

Panasonic Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9)

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
Nikon D5500

Nikon D5500

Entry-level DSLR

$479 - $597 body only

$549 - $697 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Color depth Better color depth
Size Significantly larger
Olympus XZ-2 iHS

Olympus XZ-2 iHS

Pro digicam

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Low light performance Much more noise at high ISO

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