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

55

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

32

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
 

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

$549

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
3D Takes 3D photos
Startup delay Much more startup delay
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Boutique

$609 - $798

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$498

Overall image quality Much better image quality
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Wide angle Worse wide angle

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$350 body only

$390 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

$685 body only

$748 with 14-42mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Size Larger
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$220 body only

$310 with 14mm lens

Startup delay Less startup delay
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR

discussion

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