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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

Battery life
Great battery life
400 shots
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
 
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-GX1

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Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 60fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video at a higher frame rate
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Touch screen Has a touch screen Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Movie continuous focus Continuous video focus Yes vs No
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Record movies without worrying about focus
Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag 259 ms vs 409 ms
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Around 40% less delay when taking photos
True resolution Higher true resolution 16 MP vs 12 MP
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Capture more than 30% more detail in your photos
Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO 703 ISO vs 513 ISO
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The DMC-GX1 has a slight edge (0.5 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Dynamic range More dynamic range 10.6 EV vs 10.3 EV
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0.3 f-stops more dynamic range
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The DMC-GX1's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $576.29 vs $699.00
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The best price we've seen is $123 cheaper (around 20% less)
Weight Slightly lighter 318 g vs 330 g
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Almost the same
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-GF1

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Battery life Longer battery life 400 shots vs 310 shots
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Around 30% more shots per battery charge
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs LIVEMOS
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Color depth Better color depth 21.2 bits vs 20.8 bits
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Distinguishes 0.4 more bits of color
Thickness Slightly thinner 1.4" vs 1.5"
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Around 10% thinner
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              similarities

              Compared to recent mirrorless cameras

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Lens availability Many lenses available Help
              40 lenses
              Sensor cleaning Self cleaning sensors Help
              Avoids dust in your photos
              Longest exposure Very long exposure times Help
              60 seconds
              External flash Each supports an external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              External flash not needed
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              DMC-GX1:10.6 EV
              DMC-GF1:10.3 EV
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              Focus points Few focus points Help
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              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              460k dots
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              DMC-GX1:20.8 bits
              DMC-GF1:21.2 bits
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              DMC-GX1:55.0
              DMC-GF1:54.0
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $698 - $705 body only

              $798 with 14-42mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $575 - $698 with 12-32mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $448 with 14-42mm lens

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $743 body only

              $249 - $400 with 14-42mm lens

              Startup delay Has slightly less startup delay
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $183 body only

              $272 with 14-42mm lens

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Startup delay Has slightly more startup delay
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $290 with 14-42mm lens

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Much shorter exposures

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Olympus PEN E-PL5

              Olympus PEN E-PL5

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $470 with 14-42mm lens

              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Olympus PEN E-PL1

              Olympus PEN E-PL1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $400 with 14-42mm lens

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Color depth Better color depth
              Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
              Screen size Smaller screen

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