Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 vs Sony ILCE-5000

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1
Sony ILCE-5000

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
Higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 is a 25,600 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 9 higher than the Sony ILCE-5000 (16,000).
50% longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 has a maximum camera shutter speed of 60ss. That's 30s longer than the Sony ILCE-5000 (30ss). Read more

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

17% higher JPEG frame rate Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 is a 30fpsfps JPEG frame rate digital camera. That's 5fps higher than the Sony ILCE-5000 (25fpsfps).
Vastly bigger battery capacity Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 has a battery capacity of 680mAhmAh. That's 679mAh bigger than the Sony ILCE-5000 (1,080mAhmAh).
1 shops are selling it
A greater number of shops increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also increases the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock.
10 Reasons For
4.1MP higher megapixel count Edit
The Sony ILCE-5000 has a megapixel count of 20.1MPMP, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 is only a 16MPMP digital camera (4.1MP 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.

More total megapixel count Edit
The Sony ILCE-5000 has a total megapixel count of 20.4MPMP, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 is only a 16.84MPMP digital camera (3.56MP less).
A lot bigger digital zoom Edit
The Sony ILCE-5000 has a digital zoom of 8xx, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 is only a 4xx digital zoom digital camera (4x smaller). Read more

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

10 smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Sony ILCE-5000 has a maximum aperture of 32, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 is only a 22 maximum aperture digital camera (10 bigger).
Longer maximum focal length Edit
The Sony ILCE-5000 is a 77mmmm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 13mm longer than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 (77mmmm).
Smaller minimum ISO speed Edit
The Sony ILCE-5000 has a minimum ISO speed of 100, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 is a 125 minimum ISO speed digital camera (25 bigger).
Shorter flash sync-speed Edit
The Sony ILCE-5000 is a 0.01ss flash sync-speed digital camera. That's 0.01s shorter than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 (0.01ss).
Higher display resolution Edit
The Sony ILCE-5000 has a display resolution of 460,800 pixels pixels, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 is only a 1,036,000 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera (459 pixels lower).
Two hundred more shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Sony ILCE-5000 is 420 shots, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 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.

$43 cheaper
The Sony ILCE-5000 costs $43 less than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1.

Reasons Against

10 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 is a 16MPMP digital camera. That's 4.1MP lower than the Sony ILCE-5000 (20.1MPMP). 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.

22% less total megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 is a 16.84MPMP digital camera. That's 3.56MP less than the Sony ILCE-5000 (20.4MPMP).
4x smaller digital zoom Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 is a 4xx digital zoom digital camera. That's 4x smaller than the Sony ILCE-5000 (8xx). Read more

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

Bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 is a 22 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 10 bigger than the Sony ILCE-5000 (32).
21% shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 has a maximum focal length of 64mmmm, however the Sony ILCE-5000 is a 77mmmm maximum focal length digital camera (13mm longer).
20% bigger minimum ISO speed Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 is a 125 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 25 bigger than the Sony ILCE-5000 (100).
0.01s longer flash sync-speed Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 has a flash sync-speed of 0.02ss, however the Sony ILCE-5000 is a 0.01ss flash sync-speed digital camera (0.01s shorter).
Vastly lower display resolution Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 is a 1,036,000 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 459 pixels lower than the Sony ILCE-5000 (460,800 pixels pixels).
Only 220 shots shots per battery charge Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 takes 220 shots shots per battery charge, however the Sony ILCE-5000 only takes 420 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.

More expensive by $43
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 is $43 more expensive than the Sony ILCE-5000.
6 Reasons Against
9 lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Sony ILCE-5000 has a maximum ISO speed of 16,000, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 is a 25,600 maximum ISO speed digital camera (9 higher).
Shorter maximum camera shutter speed Edit
Sony ILCE-5000 is only 30ss maximum shutter speed, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 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 JPEG frame rate Edit
The Sony ILCE-5000 has a JPEG frame rate of 25fpsfps, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 is a 30fpsfps JPEG frame rate digital camera (5fps higher).
Six hundred and seventy-nine times smaller battery capacity Edit
Sony ILCE-5000 is only 1,080mAhmAh battery, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 is a 680mAhmAh battery digital camera (679mAh bigger).
Less retailers
Only 2 stores sells the Sony ILCE-5000, whereas 3 retailers sell the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1. 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.
Four months older
The Sony ILCE-5000 is older than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 by four months.

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 MILC
 MILC
Megapixel Count
16MP 20.1MP
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
 12416 x 1856
 5456 x 3632
 8192 x 1856
 5536 x 2160
 3872 x 2160
 2736 x 1824
 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
 12416 x 1856
 5456 x 3632
 8192 x 1856
 5536 x 2160
 3872 x 2160
 2736 x 1824
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 5456 x 3632
 5456 x 3632
BEST
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
 MPO
 EXIF
 RAW
 JPG
 MPO
 EXIF
Full-Frame Sensor Size
173 x 130 23.2 x 15.4
Total Megapixel Count
16.84MP 20.4MP
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
Maximum Waterproof Depth
Unknown - Click to provide data
Protection Feature
 Dust resistant
 Dust resistant

Lens System

Optical Zoom
3.8x
BEST
Digital Zoom
4x 8x
BEST
Maximum Aperture
22 32
BEST
Minimum Aperture
3.5 3.5
Maximum Focal Length
64mm 77mm
BEST
Minimum Focal Length
24mm 24mm
Focal Length Range
12 - 32 18 - 200
Lens
 Standard
 Standard
Extra / Smart Zoom
2.4x Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Structure
8/7 9/8
Lens Mount Interface
 Four Thirds
 Micro Four Thirds
 Sony E
 Four Thirds
 Micro Four Thirds
 Sony E
Aspheric Element
3 3
Diaphragm Blades
7 Unknown - Click to provide data
Filter Size
37mm 46mm

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
 centre weighted
 Centre weighted 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
 centre weighted
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance
0.2m Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.3 - 3.0
Macro Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.25 - ∞
Auto Focus Point
23 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.3 - ∞
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
 125
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
 100
 1000
 2000
 4000
 16000
 8000
 64
 80
 125
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
 100
 1000
 2000
 4000
 16000
 8000
Maximum ISO Speed
25,600
BEST
16,000
Minimum ISO Speed
125 100
BEST
Light Metering Mode
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 5EV (1/3EV step)
BEST
 ± 5EV (1/3EV step)
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
 Flash off
 Forced on
 Forced off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash off
Flash Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data 4m
Flash Sync-Speed
0.02s 0.01s
BEST
Flash Recharging Time
Unknown - Click to provide data 3s
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
BEST

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
30fps
BEST
25fps
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
 1440 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1440 x 1080
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1920x1080@30fps
BEST
 1920x1080@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 Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
Memory Slot
1 1

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
BEST
Field of View
100% 100%
Display Resolution
1,036,000 pixels 460,800 pixels
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

USB Connector Type
 Micro-USB A
 Micro-USB A
HDMI Connector
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
USB Connector
 Micro-USB A
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB A
 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
 Neutral
 Skin tones
 Vivid
 Sepia
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Skin tones
 Vivid
 Sepia
Self-Timer
2,10 2,10
Image Editing Mode
 Rotating
 Rotating
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
Built-In Processor
Unknown - Click to provide data BIONZ X
Scene Mode
 Children
 Landscape
 Night
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Children
 Landscape
 Night
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 CZE
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 CZE
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 CZE
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 NOR
 RUS
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 CZE
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 NOR
 RUS

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
70g 210g
BEST
Height
54.9mm 62.8mm
Depth
30.4mm 35.7mm
Width
98.5mm 109.6mm
Lens Weight
70g Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Length
24mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Diameter
55.5mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight Including Battery
204g
BEST
269g

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 1
Battery Size
H-H020A NP-FW50
Battery Capacity
680mAh
BEST
1,080mAh
Shot Per Battery Charge
220 shots 420 shots
BEST
Battery Voltage
7.2V 7.2V

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
32 - 104 32 - 104
Relative Humidity Operating Range
10 - 80 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 0 - 40

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
PHOTOfunSTUDIO 9.2 AE Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

Interface
- USB 2.0 High Speed Multi Unknown - Click to provide data
Dimension
98.5 x 54.9 x 23.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Aperture Range
3.5 - 5.6 Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Shutter Speed Range
Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour Temperature
Unknown - Click to provide data 2,500K
Image Effective Megapixels
Unknown - Click to provide data 20.1MP
Aspect Ratio
 1:1
 3:2
 4:3
 16:9
 1:1
 3:2
 4:3
 16:9

Technical Details

Image Processor
 BIONZ
 BIONZ
Continuous Shooting Speed (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data
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