Canon EOS 100D - Rebel SL1 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

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Canon EOS 100D - Rebel SL1
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
Higher megapixel count Edit
The Canon EOS 100D - Rebel SL1 is an 18MPMP digital camera. That's 5.9MP higher than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 (12.1MPMP). 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.

More total megapixel count Edit
The Canon EOS 100D - Rebel SL1 is an 18.5MPMP digital camera. That's 5.44MP more than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 (13.06MPMP).
Bigger battery capacity Edit
Canon EOS 100D - Rebel SL1 is 875mAhmAh battery. That's 874mAh bigger than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 (1,010mAhmAh).
380 shots shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Canon EOS 100D - Rebel SL1 is 380 shots, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 only takes 320 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.

A little better user reviews
The average user review score of the Canon EOS 100D - Rebel SL1 is 96%, however the average rating of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is 93% (based on 48 reviews).
9 Reasons For
88% bigger optical zoom Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is a 3xx optical zoom digital camera. That's 2.64x bigger than the Canon EOS 100D - Rebel SL1 (3xx). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

0.07m smaller closest focusing distance Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has a closest focusing distance of 0.18mm, however the Canon EOS 100D - Rebel SL1 is a 0.25mm closest focusing distance digital camera (0.07m larger).
Longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is 60ss maximum shutter speed. That's 30s longer than the Canon EOS 100D - Rebel SL1 (60ss). Read more

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

Higher display resolution Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is a 460,000 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 459 pixels higher than the Canon EOS 100D - Rebel SL1 (460,000 pixels pixels).
Higher lens magnification ratio Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is a 4.2xx lens magnification ratio digital camera. That's 3.33x higher than the Canon EOS 100D - Rebel SL1 (4.2xx). 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.

38% higher maximum playback zoom Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is a 16xx maximum playback zoom digital camera. That's 6x higher than the Canon EOS 100D - Rebel SL1 (16xx).
A bit lighter Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has a weight of 386.1gg, but the Canon EOS 100D - Rebel SL1 is a 407gg digital camera (20.9g heavier). 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.

Cheaper by $199
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 costs $199.05 less than the Canon EOS 100D - Rebel SL1.
Moderately better expert reviews
Based on 89 reviews, the average expert review score of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is 80%, however the average rating of the Canon EOS 100D - Rebel SL1 is 78% (based on 6 reviews).

Reasons Against

9 Reasons Against
Eight times smaller optical zoom Edit
The Canon EOS 100D - Rebel SL1 is a 0.36xx optical zoom digital camera. That's 2.64x smaller than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 (3xx). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

A lot larger closest focusing distance Edit
The Canon EOS 100D - Rebel SL1 has a closest focusing distance of 0.25mm, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is a 0.18mm closest focusing distance digital camera (0.07m smaller).
Shorter maximum camera shutter speed Edit
Canon EOS 100D - Rebel SL1 is only 30ss maximum shutter speed. That's 30s shorter than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 (60ss). Read more

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

Lower display resolution Edit
The Canon EOS 100D - Rebel SL1 is a 1,040,000 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 459 pixels lower than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 (460,000 pixels pixels).
Four times lower lens magnification ratio Edit
The Canon EOS 100D - Rebel SL1 is a 0.87xx lens magnification ratio digital camera. That's 3.33x lower than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 (4.2xx). 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.

Lower maximum playback zoom Edit
The Canon EOS 100D - Rebel SL1 is a 10xx maximum playback zoom digital camera. That's 6x lower than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 (16xx).
20.9g heavier Edit
The Canon EOS 100D - Rebel SL1 has a weight of 407gg, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is a 386.1gg digital camera (20.9g 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.

More expensive by $199
The Canon EOS 100D - Rebel SL1 is $199.05 more expensive than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2.
Expert review Rating is a little Worse
The Canon EOS 100D - Rebel SL1's average expert score is only 78%, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2's is 80% (based on 89 reviews).
6 Reasons Against
49% lower megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is a 12.1MPMP digital camera. That's 5.9MP lower than the Canon EOS 100D - Rebel SL1 (12.1MPMP). 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.

42% less total megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is a 13.06MPMP digital camera. That's 5.44MP less than the Canon EOS 100D - Rebel SL1 (13.06MPMP).
Smaller battery capacity Edit
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is only 1,010mAhmAh battery. That's 874mAh smaller than the Canon EOS 100D - Rebel SL1 (1,010mAhmAh).
Only 320 shots shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is 320 shots, but the Canon EOS 100D - Rebel SL1 only takes 380 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.

Older by over two years
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is two years older than the Canon EOS 100D - Rebel SL1.
User review Rating is moderately Worse
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2's average user score is 93%, however the Canon EOS 100D - Rebel SL1's is 96% (based on 15 reviews).

Awards

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Digicam Buyer.co.uk: Editor's Choice
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
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PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
What Digital Camera: Recommended

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Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
BEST
 SLR
Megapixel Count
18MP
BEST
12.1MP
Sensor Type
 CMOS
BEST
 CMOS
Optical Sensor Size
 1/2"
 1/2"
BEST
Still Image Resolution
 5184 x 3456
 4608 x 3456
 5184 x 2912
 3456 x 3456
 3456 x 2304
 3072 x 2304
 3456 x 1944
 2304 x 2304
 2592 x 1728
 2304 x 1728
 2592 x 1456
 1920 x 1280
 1696 x 1280
 1920 x 1080
 720 x 480
 640 x 480
 720 x 400
 4000 x 3000
 4000 x 2672
 4000 x 2248
 2992 x 2992
 2816 x 2112
 2816 x 1880
 2112 x 2112
 2816 x 1584
 2048 x 1536
 2048 x 1360
 1600 x 1200
 1600 x 1064
BEST
 5184 x 3456
 4608 x 3456
 5184 x 2912
 3456 x 3456
 3456 x 2304
 3072 x 2304
 3456 x 1944
 2304 x 2304
 2592 x 1728
 2304 x 1728
 2592 x 1456
 1920 x 1280
 1696 x 1280
 1920 x 1080
 720 x 480
 640 x 480
 720 x 400
 4000 x 3000
 4000 x 2672
 4000 x 2248
 2992 x 2992
 2816 x 2112
 2816 x 1880
 2112 x 2112
 2816 x 1584
 2048 x 1536
 2048 x 1360
 1600 x 1200
 1600 x 1064
Maximum Image Resolution
 5184 x 3456
BEST
 5184 x 3456
Aspect Ratio
 1:1
 3:2
 4:3
 16:9
 1:1
 3:2
 4:3
 16:9
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
 RAW
 JPG
Full-Frame Sensor Size
22.3 x 14.9 17.3 x 13
Total Megapixel Count
18.5MP
BEST
13.06MP
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
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1
BEST

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black
Maximum Waterproof Depth
Unknown - Click to provide data
Body Material
 Aluminium
 Glass
 Polycarbonate
 Carbon
 Aluminium
 Glass
 Polycarbonate
 Carbon

Lens System

Optical Zoom
0.36x 3x
BEST
Digital Zoom
4x
BEST
Maximum Aperture
5.6 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture
3.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Focal Length
88mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length
29mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
18 - 55 3.5
Lens
 Standard
 Standard
Lens Structure
13/11 6/5
Lens Mount Interface
 Canon EF
 Canon EF-S
 Four Thirds
 Micro Four Thirds
 Canon EF
 Canon EF-S
 Four Thirds
 Micro Four Thirds
Diaphragm Blades
7 7
Filter Size
58mm 46mm
Lens Mount
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 multi point
 servo
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Servo Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 continuous
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 single
 multi point
 servo
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Servo Auto Focus
 Tracking Auto Focus
 continuous
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face tracking
Closest Focusing Distance
0.25m 0.18m
BEST
Auto Focus Point
9 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
 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
 Auto
 64
 80
 100
 400
 640
 800
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
 160
 200
 320
 1600
 3200
 Auto
 64
 80
 100
 400
 640
 800
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
 160
 200
 320
 1600
 3200
Maximum ISO Speed
25,600 6,400
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 (1/3EV step)
BEST
 ± 5EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

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

Flash

Flash Mode
 Auto
 Manual
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Manual
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
Flash Guide
9m Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Sync-Speed
1s Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Recharging Time
3s 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)
Shoe Mounting Point
 Hot
 Hot

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
30fps 30fps
Video Format
 MOV
 H.264
 RAW
 M-JPEG
 AVCHD
 Quicktime
 AVC
 MOV
 H.264
 RAW
 M-JPEG
 AVCHD
 Quicktime
 AVC
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 848 x 480
 320 x 240
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 848 x 480
 320 x 240
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1920x1080@30fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
BEST
 1920x1080@30fps
 1920x1080@25fps
 1280x720@50fps
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Audio Format
 PCM
BEST
 PCM
Audio System
 Mono
 Mono

Memory

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

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
BEST
 TFT
Field of View
100% 100%
Display Resolution
1,040,000 pixels 460,000 pixels
BEST

Viewfinder

Lens Magnification Ratio
0.87x 4.2x
BEST
Viewfinder
 electrical
BEST
 electrical

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI Connector
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent L
 Auto
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent L
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Skin tones
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Skin tones
Self-Timer
2,10 2
Maximum Playback Zoom
10x 16x
BEST
Camera File System
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
Playback Mode
 Highlights
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Highlights
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
Built-In Processor
DIGIC 5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Diopter Adjustment
-3 - 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Eye Relief
19mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Mode
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Sports
 Children
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Party (indoor)
 Sunset
 Close-up (macro)
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Sports
 Children
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Party (indoor)
 Sunset
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)
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
407g 386.1g
BEST
Camera Dimension
Unknown - Click to provide data 4.44 x 1.29 x 2.67
Height
90.7mm 67.8mm
Depth
69.4mm 32.8mm
Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.8lbs
Width
116.8mm 112.8mm
Lens Weight
205g Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Length
75.2mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Diameter
69mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight Including Battery
407g
BEST
474g

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 1
Battery Size
LP-E12 Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Battery Life
380h Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Capacity
875mAh
BEST
1,010mAh
Shot Per Battery Charge
380 shots
BEST
320 shots
Battery Voltage
7.2V 7.2V

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 32 - 104
Relative Humidity Operating Range
0 - 85 10 - 80
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 0 - 40

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
ImageBrowser EX, PhotoStitch, EOS Utility, Picture Style Editor PHOTOfunSTUDIO 6.0 HD Edition,SILKYPIX Developer Studio 3.1 SE,Super Loilo Scope
Included Cable
 USB
 AV
 USB
 AV

Other Features

Interface
Hi-Speed USB USB 2.0
Dimension
116.8 x 90.7 x 69.4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Focal Range
Unknown - Click to provide data F/3.5-5.6
Data Compression
Unknown - Click to provide data JPEG(DCF, Exif 2.3), RAW, DPOF
Operating System
Unknown - Click to provide data Windows 7
Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 14 - 42
Cable
Unknown - Click to provide data USB 2.0
Aperture Range
3.5 - 5.6 F2.5 - F22
Camera Shutter Speed Range
30 - 1/4000 60 - 1/4000
Lens System
Unknown - Click to provide data G

Technical Details

Image Processor
 DIGIC 5+
 DIGIC 5+
Continuous Shooting Speed (max)
4 Unknown - Click to provide data
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