Updated (April 2012): Compare the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

Winner
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

69

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

66

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

External flash
External flash
Better lighting
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
1400 ms startup delay
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
920k dots
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1400 ms startup delay

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1.
Explore our gallery of 5 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5.

competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Size Larger
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$250 body only

Battery life Significantly longer battery life
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$118 body only

$314 with 14-42mm lens

Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Size Slightly smaller
True resolution Lower true resolution

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$591 with 14-42mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Size Significantly larger
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$195 body only

$354 with 14-42mm lens

Thickness Slightly thinner
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Sony Alpha NEX-3N

Sony Alpha NEX-3N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$436 body only

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Startup delay Much more startup delay

discussion

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