Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 vs Samsung NX30

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5
Samsung NX30

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Reasons For

11 Reasons For
2x bigger digital zoom Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 has a digital zoom of 4xx, but the Samsung NX30 is only a 2xx digital zoom digital camera (2x 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.

Vastly smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 has a maximum aperture of 22, however the Samsung NX30 is only a 5.6 maximum aperture digital camera (16.4 bigger).
Shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 has a minimum focal length of 24mmmm, but the Samsung NX30 is a 27.7mmmm minimum focal length digital camera (3.7mm longer).
Seven diaphragm blades Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 is a seven diaphragm blades digital camera, whereas the Samsung NX30 only has two diaphragm blades.
30s longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 is a 60ss maximum shutter speed digital camera, whereas the Samsung NX30 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 Samsung NX30 (1ss).
920 pixels higher display resolution Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 has a display resolution of 921,000 pixels pixels, whereas the Samsung NX30 is only a 1,037,000 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera (920 pixels lower).
Significantly lighter Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 is a 180gg digital camera. That's 195g lighter than the Samsung NX30 (375gg). 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.

30% smaller lens diameter Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 is a 55.5mmmm lens diameter digital camera. That's 16.5mm smaller than the Samsung NX30 (72mmmm).
679mAh bigger battery capacity Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 is a 680mAhmAh battery digital camera, whereas the Samsung NX30 is only a 1,410mAhmAh battery digital camera (679mAh smaller).
User reviews are better
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 has an average user review score of 93%, but the Samsung NX30 has an average rating of 88% (based on 19 reviews).
9 Reasons For
22% higher megapixel count Edit
The Samsung NX30 is a 20.3MPMP digital camera. That's 4.3MP higher than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 (20.3MPMP). 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.

4.76MP more total megapixel count Edit
The Samsung NX30 is a 21.6MPMP digital camera. That's 4.76MP more than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 (21.6MPMP).
50% higher JPEG frame rate Edit
The Samsung NX30 is a 60fpsfps JPEG frame rate digital camera. That's 30fps higher than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 (60fpsfps).
Higher lens magnification ratio Edit
The Samsung NX30 is a 0.96xx lens magnification ratio digital camera. That's 0.04x higher than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 (0.96xx). 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 Samsung NX30 is a digital camera that takes 360 shots shots per battery charge, whereas 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 $71
The Samsung NX30 costs $399.00, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 is $469.95.
4 shops are selling it
The more sellers stock the product, the greater competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
Six more awards
The Samsung NX30 has 16 awards from expert review sites, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 has 10 awards.
A little better expert reviews
Based on 84 expert reviews, the average review score of the Samsung NX30 is 83%, but the average rating of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 is 82% (based on 58 reviews).

Reasons Against

9 Reasons Against
A lot lower megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 has a megapixel count of 16MPMP, however the Samsung NX30 is a 20.3MPMP digital camera (4.3MP 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.

A lot less total megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 has a total megapixel count of 16.84MPMP, whereas the Samsung NX30 is a 21.6MPMP digital camera (4.76MP more).
30fps lower JPEG frame rate Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 has a JPEG frame rate of 30fpsfps, whereas the Samsung NX30 is a 60fpsfps JPEG frame rate digital camera (30fps higher).
0.04x lower lens magnification ratio Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 has a lens magnification ratio of 0.92xx, but the Samsung NX30 is a 0.96xx lens magnification ratio digital camera (0.04x 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 Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 is a digital camera that takes 220 shots shots per battery charge, whereas the Samsung NX30 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.

$71 more expensive
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 is more expensive than the Samsung NX30 by $70.95.
Not as many stockists
Only 2 sellers sells the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5, however 6 shops sell the Samsung NX30. Read more
Smaller numbers of stores reduces the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
Fewer awards
Whilst the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 has received 10 awards, the Samsung NX30 has received 16 awards.
Slightly Lower expert review Score
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 has an average expert rating of 82%, but the Samsung NX30 has an average expert rating of 83% (based on 84 reviews).
12 Reasons Against
Smaller digital zoom Edit
The Samsung NX30 is a 2xx digital zoom digital camera. That's 2x smaller than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 (2xx). 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 Samsung NX30 is a 5.6 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 16.4 bigger than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 (5.6).
Longer minimum focal length Edit
The Samsung NX30 is a 27.7mmmm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 3.7mm longer than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 (27.7mmmm).
Five less diaphragm blades Edit
The Samsung NX30 is a two diaphragm blades digital camera, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 only has seven diaphragm blades.
30s shorter maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Samsung NX30 is a 30ss maximum shutter speed digital camera. 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.

Significantly longer flash sync-speed Edit
The Samsung NX30 has a flash sync-speed of 1ss, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 is a 0.02ss flash sync-speed digital camera (0.98s shorter).
Lower display resolution Edit
The Samsung NX30 is a 1,037,000 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 920 pixels lower than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 (1,037,000 pixels pixels).
Significantly heavier Edit
The Samsung NX30 has a weight of 375gg, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 is a 180gg digital camera (195g 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.

Bigger lens diameter Edit
The Samsung NX30 has a lens diameter of 72mmmm, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 is a 55.5mmmm lens diameter digital camera (16.5mm smaller).
Six hundred and seventy-nine times smaller battery capacity Edit
The Samsung NX30 is a 1,410mAhmAh battery digital camera. That's 679mAh smaller than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 (1,410mAhmAh).
Older by four months
The Samsung NX30 is four months older than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5.
User review Rating is Worse
The Samsung NX30 has an average user score of 88%, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 has an average user rating of 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
16 Awards
01net.com: 4 Star
alphr.com: Recommended
altomdata.dk: Recommended
Digitaltrends.com: Editor's Choice
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
gagadget.com: Recommended
M3.idg.se: Recommended
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
Pocket Lint: Recommended
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice
smartson.se: Recommended
Techradar: Recommended
tomsguide.com: Editor's Choice
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
vido.com.ua: Recommended
What Digital Camera: Gold

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

26 months Ago 29 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 MILC
BEST
 MILC
Megapixel Count
16MP 20.3MP
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
 5472 x 3648
 5472 x 3080
 3648 x 3648
 3888 x 2592
 3712 x 2088
 2640 x 2640
 2976 x 1984
 2736 x 1824
 2944 x 1656
 2000 x 2000
 1728 x 1152
 1024 x 1024
 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
 5472 x 3648
 5472 x 3080
 3648 x 3648
 3888 x 2592
 3712 x 2088
 2640 x 2640
 2976 x 1984
 2736 x 1824
 2944 x 1656
 2000 x 2000
 1728 x 1152
 1024 x 1024
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 5472 x 3648
 5472 x 3648
BEST
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
 MPO
 RAW
 JPG
 MPO
Full-Frame Sensor Size
17.3 x 13 23.5 x 15.7
Total Megapixel Count
16.84MP 21.6MP
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

Digital Zoom
4x
BEST
2x
Maximum Aperture
22
BEST
5.6
Minimum Aperture
3.5 3.5
Maximum Focal Length
64mm
BEST
308mm
Minimum Focal Length
24mm
BEST
27.7mm
Focal Length Range
12 - 32 18 - 55
Lens Structure
8/7 18/13
Lens Mount Interface
 Four Thirds
 Micro Four Thirds
 Samsung NX
 Four Thirds
 Micro Four Thirds
 Samsung NX
Aspheric Element
Unknown - Click to provide data 3
Diaphragm Blades
7
BEST
2
Filter Size
37mm 58mm

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 Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 11
Auto Focus Point
Unknown - Click to provide data 247
Focus Points Selection
 Manual
 Manual
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
 Auto
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
 Auto
Maximum ISO Speed
25,600 25,600
Minimum ISO Speed
100 100
Light Metering Mode
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 5EV (1/3EV 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
 Fill-in
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Forced on
 Forced off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash on
 Flash off
Flash Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data 11m
Flash Sync-Speed
0.02s
BEST
1s
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
Shoe Mounting Point
 Hot
 Hot

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
30fps 60fps
BEST
Video Format
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 H.264
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 H.264
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 810
 320 x 240
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 810
 320 x 240
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280x720@30fps
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280x720@30fps
 1920x1080@60fps
BEST
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

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

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Memory Slot
1 1

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 AMOLED
 AMOLED
BEST
Field of View
100% 100%
Display Resolution
921,000 pixels
BEST
1,037,000 pixels

Viewfinder

Lens Magnification Ratio
0.92x 0.96x
BEST
Viewfinder
 Optical
 electrical
 Optical
 electrical
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

USB Connector Type
 Micro-USB A
 Micro-USB A
HDMI Connector
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
HDMI Version
 1.4a
 1.4a
BEST
USB Connector
 Micro-USB A
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB A
 Micro-USB

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Custom modes
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Custom modes
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Auto
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Vivid
 Neutral
 Black&White
 Vivid
 Neutral
Self-Timer
2,10 2,30
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 Exif
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 Exif
Playback Mode
 Highlights
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Highlights
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
Diopter Adjustment
-4 - 4 -4 - 1
Playback Mode
 Rotation
 Rotation
Eye Relief
Unknown - Click to provide data 18.5mm
Scene Mode
 Children
 Landscape
 Night
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Children
 Landscape
 Night
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 CZE
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 ARA
 GRE
 EST
 SER
 LAV
 THA
 RUS
 LIT
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 CRO
 DAN
 DUT
 CZE
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 ARA
 GRE
 EST
 SER
 LAV
 THA
 RUS
 LIT
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 CRO

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
180g
BEST
375g
Height
59.5mm 95.5mm
Depth
36.1mm 127mm
Width
98.5mm 41.7mm
Lens Weight
70g 578g
BEST
Lens Length
24mm 105.5mm
BEST
Lens Diameter
55.5mm
BEST
72mm
Weight Including Battery
211g Unknown - Click to provide data

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Battery Size
Unknown - Click to provide data BP1410
Maximum Battery Life
Unknown - Click to provide data 3h
Battery Capacity
680mAh
BEST
1,410mAh
Shot Per Battery Charge
220 shots 360 shots
BEST
Battery Voltage
7.2V 7.6V

Operational Conditions

Relative Humidity Operating Range
10 - 80 5 - 85
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 0 - 40

System Requirements

Minimum Processor
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.2 GHz
Minimum RAM Requirement
Unknown - Click to provide data 256MB
Minimum Hard Disk Space Requirement
Unknown - Click to provide data 110MB

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
PHOTOfunSTUDIO 9.6 PE Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5, iLauncher

Other Features

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

Technical Details

Microphone Operation Mode
Stereo Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio Recording Format
 AAC+
 AAC+
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