Canon EOS M vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

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Canon EOS M
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

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Reasons For

8 Reasons For
11% higher megapixel count Edit
The Canon EOS M has a megapixel count of 18MPMP, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 is only a 16.05MPMP digital camera (1.95MP lower). 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.

Slightly more total megapixel count Edit
The Canon EOS M has a total megapixel count of 18.5MPMP, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 is only an 18.31MPMP digital camera (0.19MP less).
Vastly smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Canon EOS M has a maximum aperture of 22, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 is only a 5.6 maximum aperture digital camera (16.4 bigger).
Longer maximum focal length Edit
The Canon EOS M is an 88mmmm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 4mm longer than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 (84mmmm).
Significantly smaller minimum ISO speed Edit
The Canon EOS M has a minimum ISO speed of 100, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 is a 160 minimum ISO speed digital camera (60 bigger).
48g lighter Edit
The Canon EOS M is a 298gg digital camera. That's 48g lighter than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 (346gg). 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.

$255 cheaper
The Canon EOS M costs $344.71, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 is $599.99.
Available from 2 shops
The more stores stock this digital camera, the greater competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
8 Reasons For
Significantly smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 is a 3.5 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 18.5 smaller than the Canon EOS M (3.5).
Moderately shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 has a minimum focal length of 28mmmm, whereas the Canon EOS M is a 29mmmm minimum focal length digital camera (1mm longer).
30s longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 has a maximum camera shutter speed of 60ss, however the Canon EOS M 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.

Vastly higher display resolution Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 has a display resolution of 920,000 pixels pixels, however the Canon EOS M is only a 1,040,000 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera (919 pixels lower).
Eighty more shots per battery charge Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 takes 310 shots shots per battery charge, however the Canon EOS M only takes 230 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.

Five more awards
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 has 14 awards, but the Canon EOS M has 9 awards.
Expert reviews are better
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 has an average expert review score of 80%, whereas the Canon EOS M has an average rating of 73% (based on 125 reviews).
User reviews are better
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 has an average user review score of 90%, whereas the Canon EOS M has an average rating of 85% (based on 33 reviews).

Reasons Against

8 Reasons Against
85% larger minimum aperture Edit
The Canon EOS M is a 22 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 18.5 larger than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 (3.5).
A bit longer minimum focal length Edit
The Canon EOS M has a minimum focal length of 29mmmm, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 is a 28mmmm minimum focal length digital camera (1mm shorter).
30s shorter maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Canon EOS M is a 30ss maximum shutter speed digital camera, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 is a 60ss maximum shutter speed digital camera (30s longer). Read more

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

Lower display resolution Edit
The Canon EOS M has a display resolution of 1,040,000 pixels pixels, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 is a 920,000 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera (919 pixels higher).
Eighty less shots per battery charge Edit
The Canon EOS M is a digital camera that takes 230 shots shots per battery charge, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 only takes 310 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.

Fewer awards
Whilst the Canon EOS M has received 9 awards, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 has received 14 awards.
Lower expert review Score
The Canon EOS M only has an average expert rating of 73%, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 has an average expert rating of 80% (based on 89 reviews).
Lower user review Score
The Canon EOS M has an average user rating of 85%, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 has an average user rating of 90% (based on 56 reviews).
8 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 has a megapixel count of 16.05MPMP, but the Canon EOS M is an 18MPMP digital camera (1.95MP 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.

A little less total megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 has a total megapixel count of 18.31MPMP, however the Canon EOS M is an 18.5MPMP digital camera (0.19MP more).
16.4 bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 has a maximum aperture of 5.6, but the Canon EOS M is a 22 maximum aperture digital camera (16.4 smaller).
Shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 is an 84mmmm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 4mm shorter than the Canon EOS M (84mmmm).
A lot bigger minimum ISO speed Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 has a minimum ISO speed of 160, however the Canon EOS M is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera (60 smaller).
14% heavier Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 is a 346gg digital camera. That's 48g heavier than the Canon EOS M (346gg). 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.

$255 more expensive
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 is more expensive than the Canon EOS M by $255.28.
Fewer sellers
Only 1 seller sell the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5, but 3 shops sell the Canon EOS M. Read more
The smaller the number of stores that stock this digital camera, the lower the competition amongst stores to keep prices low.

Awards

9 Awards
Camera Labs: Recommended
CNET.co.uk: Editor's Choice
digifotopro.nl: Silver
Ephotozine: Recommended
parentesis.com: Editor's Choice
PhotographyBlog.com: Recommended
tbreak.ae: Recommended
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
What Digital Camera: Gold
14 Awards
Akam.no: Recommended
Camera Labs: Highly Recommended
Digitaltrends.com: Editor's Choice
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
ljudochbild.se: Especially Recommended
log.com.tr: Editor's Choice
lydogbillede.dk: Especially Recommended 5 Star
PC Mag: Editor's Choice
pc-magazin.de: Top Product
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
photoreview.com.au: Editor's Choice
Techradar: Recommended
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
vido.com.ua: Recommended

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Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
BEST
Megapixel Count
18MP
BEST
16.05MP
Sensor Type
 CMOS
BEST
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 5184 x 3456
 4608 x 3456
 5184 x 2912
 3456 x 3456
 3456 x 2304
 3072 x 2304
 3456 x 1944
 2592 x 1728
 2304 x 1728
 2592 x 1456
 1728 x 1728
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 1280
 720 x 480
 640 x 480
 720 x 400
 480 x 480
 3264 x 2448
 3264 x 1840
 2448 x 2448
 1712 x 1712
 1824 x 1368
BEST
 5184 x 3456
 4608 x 3456
 5184 x 2912
 3456 x 3456
 3456 x 2304
 3072 x 2304
 3456 x 1944
 2592 x 1728
 2304 x 1728
 2592 x 1456
 1728 x 1728
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 1280
 720 x 480
 640 x 480
 720 x 400
 480 x 480
 3264 x 2448
 3264 x 1840
 2448 x 2448
 1712 x 1712
 1824 x 1368
Maximum Image Resolution
 5184 x 3456
BEST
 5184 x 3456
Aspect Ratio
 1:1
 3:2
 4:3
 16:9
BEST
 1:1
 3:2
 4:3
 16:9
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
BEST
 RAW
 JPG
Full-Frame Sensor Size
22.3 x 14.9 17.3 x 13
Total Megapixel Count
18.5MP
BEST
18.31MP
Image Stabilizer
 Lens
 Lens
Aspect Ratio
 3:2
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 16:9
 4:3

Design

Colour
 Grey
 Grey
Body Material
 Glass
 Fiber
 Magnesium
 Polycarbonate
 Stainless steel
 Steel
 Fiberglass
 Carbon
 Glass
 Fiber
 Magnesium
 Polycarbonate
 Stainless steel
 Steel
 Fiberglass
 Carbon

Lens System

Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 4x
Maximum Aperture
22
BEST
5.6
Minimum Aperture
22 3.5
BEST
Maximum Focal Length
88mm
BEST
84mm
Minimum Focal Length
29mm 28mm
BEST
Focal Length Range
18 - 55 14 - 42
Lens
 Standard
 Standard
Lens Structure
13/11 12/9
Lens Mount Interface
 Canon EF
 Canon EF-M
 Canon EF
 Canon EF-M
Aspheric Element
Unknown - Click to provide data 4
Diaphragm Blades
7 7
Filter Size
52mm 37mm

Focusing

Auto Focus
 tracking
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
BEST
 tracking
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.2m
Auto Focus Point
31 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Points Selection
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 Auto
 Manual
 aperture priority
 Aperture priority AE
 Auto
 Manual
 aperture priority
 Aperture priority AE
BEST
ISO Speed
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
Maximum ISO Speed
12,800 12,800
Minimum ISO Speed
100
BEST
160
Light Metering Mode
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 5EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 5EV (1/3EV step)
BEST
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

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

Flash

Flash Mode
 Auto
 Forced on
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Forced on
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
Flash Guide
24m Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Sync-Speed
1s 1s
Flash Recharging Time
5.5s Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
BEST
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
30fps 30fps
Video Format
 MOV
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MOV
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
BEST
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280x720@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280x720@50fps
BEST
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Audio Format
 LPCM
 PCM
 MP4
 LPCM
 PCM
 MP4
Audio System
 Mono
 Mono

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Memory Slot
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
Field of View
100% 100%
Display Resolution
1,040,000 pixels 920,000 pixels
BEST

Viewfinder

Lens Magnification Ratio
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.4x
Viewfinder
 Optical
 Optical

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI Connector
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Incandescent
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Incandescent
Shooting Mode
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
Photo Effect
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Neutral
 Vivid
Self-Timer
2,10 2,10
Maximum Playback Zoom
10x Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Adjustment Mode
 Brightness
 Contrast
 Saturation
 Brightness
 Contrast
 Saturation
Image Editing Mode
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
Camera File System
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 DCF
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 DCF
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Highlights
 Thumbnails
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Highlights
 Thumbnails
Built-In Processor
DIGIC 5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Diopter Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data -4 - 4
Eye Relief
Unknown - Click to provide data 17.5mm
Scene Mode
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunrise
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunrise
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
298g
BEST
346g
Height
66.6mm 83.2mm
Depth
32.3mm 70.8mm
Width
108.6mm 119.9mm
Lens Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 265g
Lens Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 75mm
Lens Diameter
Unknown - Click to provide data 67mm
Weight Including Battery
298g
BEST
491g

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 AC
 Battery
 AC
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 1
Battery Size
LP-E12 H-FS14140
Maximum Battery Life
230h Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,200mAh
Shot Per Battery Charge
230 shots 310 shots
BEST
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 7.2V

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
32 - 104 32 - 104
Relative Humidity Operating Range
0 - 85 10 - 80
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 0 - 40

System Requirements

Minimum Processor
Intel Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
ImageBrowser EX, Digital Photo Professional, PhotoStitch, EOS Utility, Picture Style Editor PHOTOfunSTUDIO 8.2 PE, SILKYPIX Developer Studio 3.1SE, LoiLoScope
Included Cable
 USB
 USB

Other Features

Interface
Unknown - Click to provide data USB
Operating System
Windows XP/Vista/7,Mac OS X v10.6-10.7 Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Shutter Speed Range
30 - 1/4000 1/4000 ~ 60
Flash
Speedlite 90EX Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Viewfinder
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,440,000 pixels
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