Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 vs Sony Alpha A6000

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5
Sony Alpha A6000

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Reasons For

9 Reasons For
13% shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 has a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 24mm, however the Sony Alpha A6000 is a 27mm minimum focal length digital camera (3mm longer).
A lot longer slowest camera shutter speed Edit
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 is 60s maximum shutter speed, but the Sony Alpha A6000 is only a 30s 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 0.02s flash sync-speed digital camera. That's 0.98s shorter than the Sony Alpha A6000 (1s).
Hugely lighter Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 is a 70g digital camera. That's 215g lighter than the Sony Alpha A6000 (285g). 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.

Hugely lighter lens weight Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 is a 70g lens weight digital camera. That's 390g lighter than the Sony Alpha A6000 (460g).
Shorter lens length Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 has a lens length of 24mm, whereas the Sony Alpha A6000 is a 97.1mm lens length digital camera (73.1mm longer).
23% smaller lens diameter Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 is a 55.5mm lens diameter digital camera. That's 12.5mm smaller than the Sony Alpha A6000 (68mm).
$521 cheaper
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 costs $521.05 less than the Sony Alpha A6000.
User reviews are slightly better
Based on 17 reviews, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 has an average user review score of 93%, however the Sony Alpha A6000 has an average rating of 92% (based on 671 reviews).
10 Reasons For
35% higher megapixel Edit
The Sony Alpha A6000 is a 24.3MP digital camera. That's 8.3MP higher than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 (24.3MP). 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.

32% more total megapixels Edit
The Sony Alpha A6000 is a 24.7MP digital camera. That's 7.86MP more than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 (24.7MP).
45% smaller maximum aperture number Edit
Sony Alpha A6000 is 40 maximum aperture. That's 18 smaller than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 (40).
Vastly longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Sony Alpha A6000 has a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 300mm, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 is only a 64mm maximum focal length digital camera (236mm shorter).
50% higher ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
The Sony Alpha A6000 is a 51,200 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 25,600 higher than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 (51,200).
1% higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Sony Alpha A6000 has a display resolution (numeric) of 921,600 pixels. That's 600 pixels higher than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 (921,600 pixels).
360.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Sony Alpha A6000 takes 360.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 only takes 220.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s. 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.

5 shops are selling it
A greater number of sellers increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also increases the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock.
Thirteen more awards
The Sony Alpha A6000 has 23 awards from expert review sites, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 has 10 awards.
Better expert reviews
Based on 106 expert reviews, the average review score of the Sony Alpha A6000 is 87%, whereas the average rating of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 is 82% (based on 58 reviews).

Reasons Against

10 Reasons Against
8.3MP lower megapixel Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 has a megapixel of 16MP, whereas the Sony Alpha A6000 is a 24.3MP digital camera (8.3MP 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.

7.86MP less total megapixels Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 has a total megapixels of 16.84MP, but the Sony Alpha A6000 is a 24.7MP digital camera (7.86MP more).
18 bigger maximum aperture number Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 is a 22 maximum aperture digital camera, whereas the Sony Alpha A6000 is a 40 maximum aperture digital camera (18 smaller).
Shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 is only 64mm maximum focal length. That's 236mm shorter than the Sony Alpha A6000 (300mm).
Vastly lower ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 has an ISO sensitivity (max) of 25,600, however the Sony Alpha A6000 is a 51,200 maximum ISO speed digital camera (25,600 higher).
600 pixels lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 is only 921,000 pixels display resolution, but the Sony Alpha A6000 is a 921,600 pixels display resolution digital camera (600 pixels higher).
One hundred and fourty less battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The number of battery life (CIPA standard)s on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 is 220.00, but the Sony Alpha A6000 only takes 360.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s. 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.

Less retailers
Only 1 shop sell the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5, whereas 6 sellers sell the Sony Alpha A6000. 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.
Fewer awards
Whilst the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 has received 10 awards, the Sony Alpha A6000 has received 23 awards.
Lower expert review Score
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5's average expert rating is 82%, however the Sony Alpha A6000's is 87% (based on 106 reviews).
10 Reasons Against
3mm longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Sony Alpha A6000 is a 27mm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 3mm longer than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 (27mm).
Significantly shorter slowest camera shutter speed Edit
The Sony Alpha A6000 has a slowest camera shutter speed of 30s. That's 30s shorter than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 (30s). Read more

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

Vastly longer flash sync-speed Edit
The Sony Alpha A6000 has a flash sync-speed of 1s, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 is a 0.02s flash sync-speed digital camera (0.98s shorter).
Vastly heavier Edit
The Sony Alpha A6000 has a weight of 285g, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 is a 70g digital camera (215g 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.

Vastly heavier lens weight Edit
The Sony Alpha A6000 has a lens weight of 460g, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 is a 70g lens weight digital camera (390g lighter).
Longer lens length Edit
The Sony Alpha A6000 is a 97.1mm lens length digital camera. That's 73.1mm longer than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 (97.1mm).
12.5mm bigger lens diameter Edit
The Sony Alpha A6000 has a lens diameter of 68mm, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 is a 55.5mm lens diameter digital camera (12.5mm smaller).
More expensive by $521
The Sony Alpha A6000 is $521.05 more expensive than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5.
Older by seven months
The Sony Alpha A6000 is seven months older than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5.
User review Rating is moderately Worse
The average user rating of the Sony Alpha A6000 is 92%, whereas the average user rating of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 is 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
23 Awards
01net.com: 4 Star
3dnews.ru: Editor's Choice
Camera Labs: Recommended
Cnetfrance.fr: Editor's Choice
Digitaltrends.com: Editor's Choice
DP Review: Gold
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
Expert Reviews: Best Buy
focus-numerique.fr: Recommended
gagadget.com: Recommended
hi-tech.mail.ru/: Recommended
ljudochbild.se: Best in Test
Lydogbilde.no: Best in Test
lydogbillede.dk: Best in Test 5 Star
M3.idg.se: Recommended
mashable.com: Mashable Choice
PC Mag: Editor's Choice
PhotographyBlog.com: Essential
Pocket Lint: Recommended
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
ua.gecid.com: Recommended
What Digital Camera: Gold

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

29 months Ago 36 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 MILC
 MILC
Megapixel
16MP 24.3MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
BEST
Still Image Resolution(s)
 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
 6000 x 4000
 6000 x 3376
 4240 x 2832
 4240 x 2400
 3008 x 2000
 3008 x 1688
 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
 6000 x 4000
 6000 x 3376
 4240 x 2832
 4240 x 2400
 3008 x 2000
 3008 x 1688
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 6000 x 4000
 6000 x 4000
BEST
Image Formats Supported
 RAW
 JPG
 MPO
BEST
 RAW
 JPG
 MPO
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
173 x 130 23.5 x 15.6
Total Megapixels
16.84MP 24.7MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer Location
 Lens
 Lens
Sensor Format
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1

Design

Colour of Product
 Red
 Red

Lens System

Optical Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 3x
Digital Zoom
4x 4x
Maximum Aperture Number
22 40
BEST
Minimum Aperture Number
3.5 3.5
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
64mm 300mm
BEST
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
24mm
BEST
27mm
Focal Length Range (f-F)
12 - 32 18 - 200
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
8/7 17/13
Lens Mount Interface
 Four Thirds
 Micro Four Thirds
 Sony E
 Four Thirds
 Micro Four Thirds
 Sony E
Number of Diaphragm Blades
7 7
Filter Size
37mm 62mm
Mounting Type
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 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
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Closest Focusing Distance
0.2m Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.3 - 3
Auto Focus (AF) Points
Unknown - Click to provide data 179
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection
 Auto
 Auto
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Smile Detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Smile detection
Focus
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 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 Sensitivity
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
 51200
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
 51200
ISO Sensitivity (max)
25,600 51,200
BEST
ISO Sensitivity (min)
100 100
Light Metering
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
BEST
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
60s
BEST
30s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Forced on
 Forced off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Fill-in
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Auto
 Forced on
 Forced off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Fill-in
 Flash on
 Flash off
Flash Sync-Speed
0.02s
BEST
1s
External Flash Connector
Unknown - Click to provide data
 External flash connector
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
BEST
Pre-Flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Pre-flash

Video

Full HD Video
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
30fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolutions
 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 At Capture Speed
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280x720@30fps
BEST
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280x720@30fps
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio Formats Supported
 AAC++
 AAC++
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
Memory Slots
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
BEST
Field of View
100% 100%
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution (numeric)
921,000 pixels 921,600 pixels
BEST

Viewfinder

Magnification
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.07x
Viewfinder Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0

Camera

White Balance
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Fluorescent
 Underwater
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Fluorescent
 Underwater
Photo Effects
 Black&White
 Vivid
 Neutral
 Black&White
 Vivid
 Neutral
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 2,10
Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Histogram
Anti-Dust Function
 Anti-dust function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera File System
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 Exif
BEST
Tripod Mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Tripod mountable
Saturation Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Saturation adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Contrast adjustment
Brightness Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Brightness adjustment
Built-In Processor
Unknown - Click to provide data BIONZ X
Diopter Adjustment (D-D)
-4 - 4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Playback Modes
 Slideshow
 Slideshow
Scene Modes
 Children
 Landscape
 Night
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Night portrait
 Children
 Landscape
 Night
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Night portrait
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 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
70g
BEST
285g
Height
59.5mm 66.9mm
Depth
36.1mm 45.1mm
Width
98.5mm 120mm
Lens Weight
70g
BEST
460g
Lens Length
24mm
BEST
97.1mm
Lens Diameter
55.5mm
BEST
68mm
Weight (including Battery)
211g
BEST
344g

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of Batteries Supported
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Battery Type
Unknown - Click to provide data NP-FW50
Battery Life (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.5h
Battery Capacity
680mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
220 shots 360 shots
BEST
Battery Voltage
7.2V Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
10 - 80 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

System Requirements

Windows Operating Systems Supported
 Windows operating systems supported
Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Handheld Remote Control
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Handheld remote control
Bundled Software
PHOTOfunSTUDIO 9.6 PE Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
Cables Included
 USB
 USB
BEST
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Battery Charger Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery charger included
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Carrying Case
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Carrying case

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near Field Communication (NFC)

Other Features

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
Aspect Ratio
 1:1
 3:2
 4:3
 16:9
 1:1
 3:2
 4:3
 16:9

Technical Details

Image Processor
 BIONZ
 BIONZ
Built-In Speaker(s)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in speaker(s)
Magnifier
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Magnifier
Smartphone Remote Support
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Smartphone remote support
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