Updated (July 2012): Compare the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

Winner
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

67

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

40

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
20 fps
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
Great viewfinder coverage
Viewfinder coverage
100%
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
180 ms shutter lag
Size
Really small
Mid size (108×67×37 mm)
Thickness
Thin
1.5"
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5.
Explore our gallery of 5 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5.

competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$433 body only

$540 with 14-42mm lens

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Supports 24p Supports 24p
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$530 body only

$598 with 14-42mm lens

External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly slower
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$394 body only

Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO
Size Smaller
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$190 body only

$275 with 14-42mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Thickness Slightly thinner
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 (Lumix DMC-GX80 / Lumix DMC-GX7 Mark II)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 (Lumix DMC-GX80 / Lumix DMC-GX7 Mark II)

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Weight Heavier
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$306 body only

$395 with 12-32mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Fastest shutter speed Much slower max shutter speed

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