General

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 Sony NEX F3
Brand
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Panasonic Sony
Lowest price
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$299.00 $229.99
Announced
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April 2012 April 2012

Sensor

Type
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CMOS CMOS
Crop factor
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2.1x 1.5x
Megapixels
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12 MP 16 MP
Light sensitivity
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12,800 ISO 16,000 ISO
Light sensitivity (boost)
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Unknown Unknown
Sensor cleaning
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Unknown Yes

Sensor (Advanced)

True resolution
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12 MP 16 MP
Native resolution
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4000 × 3000 4912 × 3264
Pixel size
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18.7 µm² 22.8 µm²

Screen

Type
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LCD LCD
Size
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3" 3"
Resolution
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920k dots 920k dots
Touch screen
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Yes No
Flips out
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No Yes
Live view
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Yes Yes

Lenses

Lens availability
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108 lenses 62 lenses
Lens mount
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Micro Four Thirds Sony E

Form factor

Size
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108×67×37 mm 117×67×42 mm
Depth
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1.5" 1.7"
Weight
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267 g 314 g
Interchangeable lenses
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Yes Yes
Waterproof
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No No
Weather sealed
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No No
Built-in focus motor
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No No

Viewfinder

Type
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None None

Movies

Format
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1080p @ 60fps 1080p @ 60fps
Supports 24p
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No Yes
High-speed framerate
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None None
External mic jack
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No No
Autofocus
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Contrast detection Contrast detection
Continuous focus
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Yes Yes
All formats
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  1. 320 x 240 @ 30fps
  2. 480p @ 30fps
  3. 720p @ 30fps
  4. 720p @ 60fps
  5. 1080p @ 50fps
  6. 1080p @ 60fps
  1. 480p @ 30fps
  2. 1,440 x 1,080 @ 30fps
  3. 1080p @ 24fps
  4. 1080p @ 60fps

Features

Panorama
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Unknown Yes
HDR
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Unknown Yes
3D
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Unknown Yes
Image stabilization
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None None
Supports RAW
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Yes Yes
GPS
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No No

Performance

Startup delay
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1400 ms 1500 ms
Shutter lag
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180 ms 314 ms
Battery life
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360 shots 470 shots
Continuous shooting
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4 fps 2.5 fps

Focus system

Autofocus
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Contrast detection Contrast detection
Focus points
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23 25
Cross type focus points
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Unknown Unknown

Shutter

Max
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1/4000s 1/4000s
Min
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60s 30s

Flash

Built-in flash
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Yes Yes
Popup
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Yes Yes
External connection
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No Yes

Storage

Storage slots
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1 1
Supported formats
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  1. SD
  2. SDHC
  3. SDXC
  1. Memory Stick PRO Duo
  2. Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo
  3. SD
  4. SDHC
  5. SDXC

DXO Mark Scores

Image quality
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50.0 73.0
Color depth
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20.5 bits 22.7 bits
Dynamic range
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10 EV 12.3 EV
Low light performance
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573 ISO 1,114 ISO
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5
Lumix DMC-GF5
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