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

54

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

31

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
High ISO (boost)
Light sensitivity (boost)
12,800 ISO
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

$575

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Startup delay Significantly more startup delay
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Boutique

$548 - $698

Overall image quality Much better image quality
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10 (Lumix DMC-LX15)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10 (Lumix DMC-LX15)

Pro digicam

Aperture Wider aperture
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Image stabilization Worse image stabilization

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$150 body only

$900 with 14-45mm lens

Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Color depth Better color depth
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$503 with 12-32mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Better image quality
External flash No external flash support
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$220 body only

$350 with 14-42mm lens

Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Color depth Better color depth
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR

discussion

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5
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Panasonic

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1
Lumix DMC-GX1
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