Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 vs Sony Alpha A6000

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5
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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
A lot longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 is 60ss maximum shutter speed, but the Sony Alpha A6000 is only a 30ss maximum shutter speed digital camera (30s shorter). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

Fourty-nine times shorter flash sync-speed Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 is a 0.02ss flash sync-speed digital camera. That's 0.98s shorter than the Sony Alpha A6000 (1ss).
59% lighter Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 is a 180gg digital camera. That's 105g lighter than the Sony Alpha A6000 (285gg). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

5.9mm shorter lens length Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 has a lens length of 24mmmm, whereas the Sony Alpha A6000 is a 29.9mmmm lens length digital camera (5.9mm longer).
17% smaller lens diameter Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 is a 55.5mmmm lens diameter digital camera. That's 9.2mm smaller than the Sony Alpha A6000 (64.7mmmm).
User reviews are slightly better
Based on 17 reviews, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 has an average user review score of 93%, however the Sony Alpha A6000 has an average rating of 92% (based on 671 reviews).
11 Reasons For
35% higher megapixel count Edit
The Sony Alpha A6000 is a 24.3MPMP digital camera. That's 8.3MP higher than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 (24.3MPMP). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

32% more total megapixel count Edit
The Sony Alpha A6000 is a 24.7MPMP digital camera. That's 7.86MP more than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 (24.7MPMP).
39% smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Sony Alpha A6000 is a 36 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 14 smaller than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 (36).
15% longer maximum focal length Edit
The Sony Alpha A6000 has a maximum focal length of 75mmmm, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 is only a 64mmmm maximum focal length digital camera (11mm shorter).
51% higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Sony Alpha A6000 is a 51,200 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 26 higher than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 (51,200).
0.15x higher lens magnification ratio Edit
The Sony Alpha A6000 is a 1.07xx lens magnification ratio digital camera. That's 0.15x higher than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 (1.07xx). Read more

The lens magnification ratio is the ratio between the true size of the object being photographed and the size of the object when projected on to the camera's sensor.

A higher lens magnification ratio is important for macro photography as it allows you to focus on very small object very close to the lens.

360 shots shots per battery charge Edit
The Sony Alpha A6000 takes 360 shots shots per battery charge, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 only takes 220 shots shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

Cheaper by $406
The Sony Alpha A6000 is $406.06 cheaper than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5.
9 shops are selling it
A greater number of sellers increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also increases the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock.
Thirteen more awards
The Sony Alpha A6000 has 23 awards from expert review sites, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 has 10 awards.
Better expert reviews
Based on 106 expert reviews, the average review score of the Sony Alpha A6000 is 87%, whereas the average rating of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 is 82% (based on 58 reviews).

Reasons Against

11 Reasons Against
8.3MP lower megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 has a megapixel count of 16MPMP, whereas the Sony Alpha A6000 is a 24.3MPMP digital camera (8.3MP higher). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

7.86MP less total megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 has a total megapixel count of 16.84MPMP, but the Sony Alpha A6000 is a 24.7MPMP digital camera (7.86MP more).
14 bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 has a maximum aperture of 22, whereas the Sony Alpha A6000 is a 36 maximum aperture digital camera (14 smaller).
Shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 is a 64mmmm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 11mm shorter than the Sony Alpha A6000 (75mmmm).
2x lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 has a maximum ISO speed of 25,600, however the Sony Alpha A6000 is a 51,200 maximum ISO speed digital camera (26 higher).
17% lower lens magnification ratio Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 has a lens magnification ratio of 0.92xx, however the Sony Alpha A6000 is a 1.07xx lens magnification ratio digital camera (0.15x higher). Read more

The lens magnification ratio is the ratio between the true size of the object being photographed and the size of the object when projected on to the camera's sensor.

A higher lens magnification ratio is important for macro photography as it allows you to focus on very small object very close to the lens.

One hundred and fourty less shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 is 220 shots, but the Sony Alpha A6000 only takes 360 shots shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

$406 more expensive
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 is more expensive than the Sony Alpha A6000 by $406.06.
Less retailers
Only 2 retailers sells the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5, whereas 11 retailers sell the Sony Alpha A6000. Read more
Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera and also reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Fewer awards
Whilst the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 has received 10 awards, the Sony Alpha A6000 has received 23 awards.
Lower expert review Score
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5's average expert rating is 82%, however the Sony Alpha A6000's is 87% (based on 106 reviews).
7 Reasons Against
Significantly shorter maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Sony Alpha A6000 has a maximum camera shutter speed of 30ss. That's 30s shorter than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 (30ss). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

Vastly longer flash sync-speed Edit
The Sony Alpha A6000 has a flash sync-speed of 1ss, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 is a 0.02ss flash sync-speed digital camera (0.98s shorter).
A lot heavier Edit
The Sony Alpha A6000 has a weight of 285gg, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 is a 180gg digital camera (105g lighter). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

Longer lens length Edit
The Sony Alpha A6000 is a 29.9mmmm lens length digital camera. That's 5.9mm longer than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 (29.9mmmm).
9.2mm bigger lens diameter Edit
The Sony Alpha A6000 has a lens diameter of 64.7mmmm, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 is a 55.5mmmm lens diameter digital camera (9.2mm smaller).
Older by nine months
The Sony Alpha A6000 is nine months older than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5.
User review Rating is moderately Worse
The average user rating of the Sony Alpha A6000 is 92%, whereas the average user rating of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 is 93% (based on 17 reviews).

Awards

10 Awards
01net.com: 5 Star
altomdata.dk: Recommended
Digital Versus: 5 Star
DP Review: Silver
Ephotozine: Editor's Choice
Les Numeriques.com: 5 Star
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
photoreview.com.au: Editor's Choice
Pocket Lint: Recommended
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice
23 Awards
01net.com: 4 Star
3dnews.ru: Editor's Choice
Camera Labs: Recommended
Cnetfrance.fr: Editor's Choice
Digitaltrends.com: Editor's Choice
DP Review: Gold
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
Expert Reviews: Best Buy
focus-numerique.fr: Recommended
gagadget.com: Recommended
hi-tech.mail.ru/: Recommended
ljudochbild.se: Best in Test
Lydogbilde.no: Best in Test
lydogbillede.dk: Best in Test 5 Star
M3.idg.se: Recommended
mashable.com: Mashable Choice
PC Mag: Editor's Choice
PhotographyBlog.com: Essential
Pocket Lint: Recommended
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
ua.gecid.com: Recommended
What Digital Camera: Gold

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

26 months Ago 35 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 MILC
 MILC
Megapixel Count
16MP 24.3MP
BEST
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
BEST
Still Image Resolution
 4592 x 3448
 4592 x 2584
 3424 x 3424
 3232 x 2424
 3232 x 2160
 3232 x 1824
 2416 x 2416
 2272 x 1704
 2272 x 1520
 1712 x 1712
 1824 x 1368
 1824 x 1216
 1920 x 1080
 1824 x 1024
 6000 x 4000
 12416 x 1856
 6000 x 3376
 8192 x 1856
 4240 x 2832
 5536 x 2160
 4240 x 2400
 3872 x 2160
 3008 x 2000
 3008 x 1688
 4592 x 3448
 4592 x 2584
 3424 x 3424
 3232 x 2424
 3232 x 2160
 3232 x 1824
 2416 x 2416
 2272 x 1704
 2272 x 1520
 1712 x 1712
 1824 x 1368
 1824 x 1216
 1920 x 1080
 1824 x 1024
 6000 x 4000
 12416 x 1856
 6000 x 3376
 8192 x 1856
 4240 x 2832
 5536 x 2160
 4240 x 2400
 3872 x 2160
 3008 x 2000
 3008 x 1688
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 6000 x 4000
 6000 x 4000
BEST
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
 MPO
BEST
 RAW
 JPG
 MPO
Full-Frame Sensor Size
17.3 x 13 23.5 x 15.6
Total Megapixel Count
16.84MP 24.7MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Lens
 Lens
Sensor Format
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 3x
Digital Zoom
4x 4x
Maximum Aperture
22 36
BEST
Minimum Aperture
3.5 3.5
Maximum Focal Length
64mm 75mm
BEST
Minimum Focal Length
24mm 24mm
Focal Length Range
12 - 32 17 - 70
Fixed Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 30mm
Lens
 Standard
 Standard
Extra / Smart Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 4x
Lens Structure
8/7 9/8
Lens Mount Interface
 Four Thirds
 Micro Four Thirds
 Sony E
 Four Thirds
 Micro Four Thirds
 Sony E
Diaphragm Blades
7 7
Filter Size
37mm 40.5mm
Lens Mount
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 spot
 flexible spot
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 Flexible Spot Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 spot
 flexible spot
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 Flexible Spot Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance
0.2m 0.25m
BEST
Normal Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.3 - 3.0
Auto Focus Point
Unknown - Click to provide data 179
Focus Points Selection
 Auto
 Auto
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
ISO Speed
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
 51200
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
 51200
Maximum ISO Speed
25,600 51,200
BEST
Minimum ISO Speed
100 100
Light Metering Mode
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
BEST
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
60s
BEST
30s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Mode
 Forced on
 Forced off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Forced on
 Forced off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash on
 Flash off
Flash Sync-Speed
0.02s
BEST
1s
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
 ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
BEST

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
30fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Format
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280x720@30fps
BEST
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280x720@30fps
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Audio Format
 AAC++
 AAC++
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
Memory Slot
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
BEST
Field of View
100% 100%
Display Resolution
921,000 pixels 921,600 pixels
BEST

Viewfinder

Lens Magnification Ratio
0.92x 1.07x
BEST
Viewfinder
 Optical
 electrical
 Optical
 electrical
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

USB Connector Type
 USB Type-B
 USB Type-B
HDMI Connector
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
USB Connector
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Fluorescent
 Underwater
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Fluorescent
 Underwater
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Vivid
 Neutral
 Black&White
 Vivid
 Neutral
Self-Timer
2,10 2,10
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
Playback Mode
 Highlights
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Highlights
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
Built-In Processor
Unknown - Click to provide data BIONZ X
Diopter Adjustment
-4 - 4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Playback Mode
 Slideshow
 Slideshow
Scene Mode
 Children
 Landscape
 Night
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Night portrait
 Children
 Landscape
 Night
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Night portrait
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 CZE
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 DAN
 DUT
 CZE
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
180g
BEST
285g
Height
59.5mm 66.9mm
Depth
36.1mm 45.1mm
Width
98.5mm 120mm
Lens Weight
70g 116g
BEST
Lens Length
24mm
BEST
29.9mm
Lens Diameter
55.5mm
BEST
64.7mm
Weight Including Battery
211g
BEST
344g

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Battery Size
Unknown - Click to provide data NP-FW50
Maximum Battery Life
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.5h
Battery Capacity
680mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
Shot Per Battery Charge
220 shots 360 shots
BEST
Battery Voltage
7.2V Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Relative Humidity Operating Range
10 - 80 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
PHOTOfunSTUDIO 9.6 PE Unknown - Click to provide data
Included Cable
 USB
 USB
BEST

Other Features

Aspect Ratio
 1:1
 3:2
 4:3
 16:9
 1:1
 3:2
 4:3
 16:9

Technical Details

Image Processor
 BIONZ
 BIONZ
Viewfinder
Unknown - Click to provide data 1 pixels
Microphone Operation Mode
Stereo Unknown - Click to provide data
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