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Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix GF6

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,036k dots
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
800 ms startup delay
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
920k dots
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
 
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differences

Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-GF5

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Shutter lag Less shutter lag 180 ms vs 267 ms
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More than 30% less delay when taking photos
Battery life Longer battery life 360 shots vs 330 shots
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Around 10% more shots per battery charge
Weight Significantly lighter 267 g vs 418 g
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Around 40% lighter
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Advantages of the Panasonic GF6

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Image stabilization Image stabilization Lens vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Startup delay Less startup delay 800 ms vs 1400 ms
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More than 40% less delay when turning on
True resolution Higher true resolution 16 MP vs 12 MP
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Capture more than 30% more detail in your photos
Overall image quality Better image quality 54.0 vs 50.0
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Around 10% better image quality
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 1,036k dots vs 920k dots
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More than 10% higher resolution screen
Dynamic range More dynamic range 10.6 EV vs 10 EV
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0.6 f-stops more dynamic range
Color depth Better color depth 20.7 bits vs 20.5 bits
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Distinguishes 0.2 more bits of color
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $359.99 vs $430.79
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The best price we've seen is $71 cheaper (around 20% less)
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent mirrorless cameras, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent mirrorless cameras

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Touch screen Have touch screens Help
              Less buttons
              Lens availability Many lenses available Help
              40 lenses
              Movie continuous focus Focus continuously recording movies Help
              Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              DMC-GF5:$430.79
              GF6:$359.99
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              External flash not needed
              External flash No external flash support Help
              Less expandable
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              DMC-GF5:10 EV
              GF6:10.6 EV
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              DMC-GF5:20.5 bits
              GF6:20.7 bits
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              DMC-GF5:50.0
              GF6:54.0
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              Four thirds 17.3x13.0mm
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              DMC-GF5:573 ISO
              GF6:622 ISO

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

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              Olympus PEN E-PL5

              Olympus PEN E-PL5

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $484 with 14-42mm lens

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $430 body only

              $510 with 14-42mm lens

              3D Captures 3D images
              External flash Supports an external flash
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Sony Alpha NEX-3N

              Sony Alpha NEX-3N

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $320 body only

              $450 with 16-50mm lens

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Shutter lag Has slightly more shutter lag
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $650 - $748 with 12-32mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Color depth Has significantly more color depth
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Panasonic GX7

              Panasonic GX7

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $690 - $809 body only

              $889 - $1,098 with 14-42mm lens

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $309 - $400 with 14-42mm lens

              3D Captures 3D images
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Olympus PEN E-PM2

              Olympus PEN E-PM2

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $399 with 14-42mm, 40-150mm lenses

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 Competitors

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              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5.

              Panasonic Lumix GF6 Competitors

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              Sony Alpha A5000

              Sony Alpha A5000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $498 with 16-50mm lens

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Sony NEX-5T

              Sony NEX-5T

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $448 - $548 body only

              $598 - $599 with 16-50mm lens

              Overall image quality Much better image quality
              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Lens availability Significantly fewer lenses available

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