Updated (July 2012): Compare the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Winner
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

68

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

45

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
618 ISO
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Digital
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
20 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Size
Really small
Mid size (113×68×33 mm)
Thickness
Thin
1.3"
Weight
Light-weight
310 g
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 50 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2.

competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 Competitors

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX80

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX80

Travel zoom

$338 - $368

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Battery life Longer battery life
Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$684 with 14-42mm lens

Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Size Smaller
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5

Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,998 body only

$2,838 with 14-140mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Image stabilization Worse image stabilization

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9)

Panasonic Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9)

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$250 body only

$900 with 14-45mm lens

Battery life Significantly longer battery life
Low light performance Slightly lower noise at high ISO
Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously recording movies
Olympus PEN E-P3

Olympus PEN E-P3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$907 body only

$900 with 17mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Screen type Has an OLED screen
Color depth Worse color depth

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