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

70

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

68

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-GF6

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$585 with 14-42mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
External flash No external flash support
Nikon 1 J5

Nikon 1 J5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$333 - $497 with 10-30mm lens

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Lens availability Much fewer lenses available
Fujifilm X-E1

Fujifilm X-E1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,030 body only

$748 with 18-55mm lens

Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Startup delay Much more startup delay

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$900 with 14-45mm lens

Battery life Longer battery life
External flash Supports an external flash
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Sony NEX-5N

Sony NEX 5N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Lens availability Significantly fewer lenses available
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$368

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Startup delay Much more startup delay

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