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

52

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

30

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Wide angle lens
Wide angle
24 mm
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
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
259 ms shutter lag
Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
108 lenses

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

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$368 - $455

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
Canon PowerShot S90

Canon PowerShot S90

Pro digicam

$356

Size Slightly smaller
Startup delay Slightly less startup delay
Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Pro digicam

$392

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Size Smaller
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Size Slightly smaller
Startup delay More startup delay
Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$395 with 16-50mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Touch screen No touch screen
Sony NEX-5N

Sony NEX 5N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Lens availability Fewer lenses available

discussion

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