Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
Higher megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 has a megapixel count of 16.05MPMP, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is only a 12.1MPMP digital camera (3.95MP 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.

5.25MP more total megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 has a total megapixel count of 18.31MPMP, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is only a 13.06MPMP digital camera (5.25MP less).
460 pixels higher display resolution Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 has a display resolution of 920,000 pixels pixels, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is only a 460,000 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera (460 pixels lower).
12% lighter Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 is a 346gg digital camera. That's 40.1g lighter than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 (386.1gg). 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.

Eight more awards
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 has 14 awards, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has 6 awards.
10 Reasons For
Smaller closest focusing distance Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has a closest focusing distance of 0.18mm, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 is a 0.2mm closest focusing distance digital camera (0.02m larger).
Smaller minimum ISO speed Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 60 smaller than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 (100).
67% higher lens magnification ratio Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is a 4.2xx lens magnification ratio digital camera. That's 2.8x higher than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 (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.

15.4mm shorter Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is a 67.8mmmm tall digital camera. That's 15.4mm shorter than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 (67.8mmmm).
Vastly thinner Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has a depth of 32.8mmmm. That's 38mm thinner than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 (32.8mmmm).
Narrower Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has a width of 112.8mmmm. That's 7.1mm narrower than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 (112.8mmmm).
320 shots shots per battery charge Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is a digital camera that takes 320 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.

Cheaper by $300
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 costs $299.95, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 is $599.99.
2 shops are selling it
The more shops stock the product, the greater competition amongst shops to keep prices low.
A bit better user reviews
The average user review score of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is 93%, but the average rating of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 is 90% (based on 56 reviews).

Reasons Against

10 Reasons Against
0.02m larger closest focusing distance Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 is a 0.2mm closest focusing distance digital camera. That's 0.02m larger than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 (0.18mm).
60 bigger minimum ISO speed Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 has a minimum ISO speed of 160, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera (60 smaller).
Three times lower lens magnification ratio Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 has a lens magnification ratio of 1.4xx, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is a 4.2xx lens magnification ratio digital camera (2.8x 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.

19% taller Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 has a height of 83.2mmmm, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is a 67.8mmmm tall digital camera (15.4mm shorter).
Hugely thicker Edit
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 is 70.8mmmm deep, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is a 32.8mmmm deep digital camera (38mm thinner).
7.1mm wider Edit
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 is 119.9mmmm wide, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is a 112.8mmmm wide digital camera (7.1mm narrower).
Ten less shots per battery charge Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 takes 310 shots shots per battery charge, however 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.

$300 more expensive
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 is more expensive than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 by $300.04.
Fewer sellers
Only 1 retailer sell the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5, but 3 retailers sell the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2. Read more
The smaller the number of retailers that stock this digital camera, the lower the competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
A little Lower user review Score
The average user rating of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 is 90%, whereas the average user rating of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is 93% (based on 48 reviews).
6 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is a 12.1MPMP digital camera. That's 3.95MP lower than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 (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.

Less total megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is a 13.06MPMP digital camera. That's 5.25MP less than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 (13.06MPMP).
460 pixels lower display resolution Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is a 460,000 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 460 pixels lower than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 (460,000 pixels pixels).
40.1g heavier Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has a weight of 386.1gg, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 is a 346gg digital camera (40.1g 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.

Older by over one year
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is 20 months older than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5.
Eight less awards
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has only received 6 awards, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 has received 14 awards.

Awards

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

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

52 months Ago 72 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
BEST
 SLR
Megapixel Count
16.05MP
BEST
12.1MP
Sensor Type
 Live MOS
 Live MOS
Optical Sensor Size
 1/2"
 1/2"
BEST
Still Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
 3456 x 3456
 3264 x 2448
 3264 x 1840
 2448 x 2448
 1712 x 1712
 1824 x 1368
 1920 x 1080
 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
 4608 x 3456
 3456 x 3456
 3264 x 2448
 3264 x 1840
 2448 x 2448
 1712 x 1712
 1824 x 1368
 1920 x 1080
 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
 4608 x 3456
BEST
 4608 x 3456
Aspect Ratio
 1:1
 3:2
 4:3
 16:9
 1:1
 3:2
 4:3
 16:9
BEST
Image Format
 JPG
 RAW
 JPG
 RAW
BEST
Full-Frame Sensor Size
17.3 x 13 17.3 x 13
Total Megapixel Count
18.31MP
BEST
13.06MP
Image Stabilizer
 Lens
 Lens
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1
BEST

Design

Colour
 White
 White

Lens System

Optical Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 3x
Digital Zoom
4x 4x
Maximum Aperture
5.6 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture
3.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Focal Length
84mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length
28mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
14 - 42 3.5
Lens
 Standard
 Standard
Lens Structure
12/9 6/5
Lens Mount Interface
 Four Thirds
 Micro Four Thirds
 Four Thirds
 Micro Four Thirds
Aspheric Element
4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Diaphragm Blades
7 7
Filter Size
37mm 46mm

Focusing

Auto Focus
 Face detection
 single
 continuous
 multi point
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 Face detection
 single
 continuous
 multi point
 tracking
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Face tracking
BEST
Closest Focusing Distance
0.2m 0.18m
BEST
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 aperture priority
 Manual
 Aperture priority AE
 shutter priority
 Auto
 Shutter priority AE
 aperture priority
 Manual
 Aperture priority AE
 shutter priority
 Auto
 Shutter priority AE
ISO Speed
 64
 80
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 Auto
 100
 64
 80
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 Auto
 100
Maximum ISO Speed
12,800 6,400
BEST
Minimum ISO Speed
160 100
BEST
Light Metering Mode
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 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 60s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Mode
 Forced on
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Forced on
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
Flash Sync-Speed
1s Unknown - Click to provide data
Shoe Mounting Point
 Hot
 Hot

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
30fps 30fps
Video Format
 AVCHD
 AVC
 M-JPEG
 Quicktime
 AVCHD
 AVC
 M-JPEG
 Quicktime
Analog Signal Format
 NTSC
 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
 1280x720@50fps
BEST
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280x720@50fps
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Audio Format
 MP4
BEST
 MP4
Audio System
 Mono
 Mono

Memory

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

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
BEST
 TFT
Field of View
100% 100%
Display Resolution
920,000 pixels
BEST
460,000 pixels

Viewfinder

Lens Magnification Ratio
1.4x 4.2x
BEST
Viewfinder
 Optical
 Optical

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI Connector
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
Shooting Mode
 Movie
 Manual
 Movie
 Manual
Photo Effect
 Vivid
 Skin tones
 Vivid
 Skin tones
Self-Timer
2,10 2
Maximum Playback Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 16x
Image Adjustment Mode
 Brightness
 Contrast
 Saturation
 Brightness
 Contrast
 Saturation
Image Editing Mode
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
Camera File System
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
Playback Mode
 Highlights
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Highlights
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
Diopter Adjustment
-4 - 4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Eye Relief
17.5mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Mode
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sunrise
 Children
 Landscape
 Night landscape
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sunrise
 Children
 Landscape
 Night landscape
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
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
346g
BEST
386.1g
Camera Dimension
Unknown - Click to provide data 4.44 x 1.29 x 2.67
Height
83.2mm 67.8mm
BEST
Depth
70.8mm 32.8mm
BEST
Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.8lbs
Width
119.9mm 112.8mm
BEST
Lens Weight
265g Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Length
75mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Diameter
67mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight Including Battery
491g 474g
BEST

Battery

Power Source
 AC
 Battery
 AC
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 1
Battery Size
H-FS14140 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Capacity
1,200mAh
BEST
1,010mAh
Shot Per Battery Charge
310 shots 320 shots
BEST
Battery Voltage
7.2V 7.2V

Operational Conditions

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

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
PHOTOfunSTUDIO 8.2 PE, SILKYPIX Developer Studio 3.1SE, LoiLoScope PHOTOfunSTUDIO 6.0 HD Edition,SILKYPIX Developer Studio 3.1 SE,Super Loilo Scope
Included Cable
 USB
 AV
 USB
 AV

Other Features

Interface
USB USB 2.0
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
Unknown - Click to provide data F2.5 - F22
Camera Shutter Speed Range
1/4000 ~ 60 60 - 1/4000
Lens System
Unknown - Click to provide data G
Battery Pack
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Technical Details

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