Updated (November 2011): Compare the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Winner
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

59

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

36

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
Fast shutter speed
Fastest shutter speed
1/4000 of a second
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1400 ms startup delay
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions

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-LX5.

competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Pro digicam

$426

3D Takes 3D photos
Aperture Wider aperture
Startup delay Much more startup delay
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Boutique

$579 - $798

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Pro digicam

$270

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Size Slightly smaller
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$320 body only

$400 with 12-32mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Overall image quality Better image quality
External flash No external flash support
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$510 body only

$685 with 14-42mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Overall image quality Better image quality
Size Larger
Olympus OM-D E-M5

Olympus OM-D E-M5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$499 - $999 body only

$599 with 14-42mm lens

Screen type Has an OLED screen
Image stabilization Image stabilization
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR

discussion

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