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

43

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

40

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
180 ms shutter lag
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies

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-GX85 (Lumix DMC-GX80 / Lumix DMC-GX7 Mark II)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 (Lumix DMC-GX80 / Lumix DMC-GX7 Mark II)

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Weight Heavier
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$350 body only

$400 - $449 with 12-32mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
External flash No external flash support
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$510 body only

$748 with 14-42mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Size Larger

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$192 body only

$260 with 14-42mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Thickness Slightly thinner
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$390 body only

$373 with 14-42mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Color depth Better color depth
Size Larger
Sony NEX-5N

Sony NEX 5N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$887 with 16-50mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Startup delay More startup delay

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