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

58

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

34

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Wide angle lens
Wide angle
24 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
310 ms shutter lag
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
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
259 ms shutter lag

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

Olympus PEN E-PL1

Olympus PEN E-PL1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$230 body only

$405 with 14-42mm lens

Overall image quality Better image quality
Color depth Better color depth
Screen size Much smaller screen
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$860 with 12-32mm lens

Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Color depth Better color depth
Fastest shutter speed Much slower max shutter speed
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$397 - $448

Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Color depth Better color depth
Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 Competitors

Sony NEX F3

Sony NEX F3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$300 body only

$529 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Color depth Better color depth
Touch screen No touch screen
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$800 - $1,198 body only

$1,174 with 14-42mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Size Larger
Canon PowerShot G9

Canon PowerShot G9

Pro digicam

$498

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality

discussion

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