Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 vs Samsung NX30

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5
Samsung NX30

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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
Vastly smaller maximum aperture number Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 has a maximum aperture number of 22, however the Samsung NX30 is only a 5.6 maximum aperture digital camera (16.4 bigger).
30s longer slowest camera shutter speed Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 is a 60s maximum shutter speed digital camera, whereas the Samsung NX30 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 Samsung NX30 (1s).
Significantly lighter Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 is a 70g digital camera. That's 305g lighter than the Samsung NX30 (375g). 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.

$424 cheaper
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 costs $26.95, whereas the Samsung NX30 is $450.54.
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 Edit
The Samsung NX30 is a 20.3MP digital camera. That's 4.3MP higher than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 (20.3MP). 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.

4.76MP more total megapixels Edit
The Samsung NX30 is a 21.6MP digital camera. That's 4.76MP more than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 (21.6MP).
50% higher motion JPEG frame rate Edit
The Samsung NX30 is a 60fps JPEG frame rate digital camera. That's 30fps higher than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 (60fps).
116,000 pixels higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Samsung NX30 is a 1,037,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 116,000 pixels higher than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 (1,037,000 pixels).
Bigger battery capacity Edit
The Samsung NX30 is a 1,410mAh battery digital camera. That's 730mAh bigger than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 (1,410mAh).
360.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Samsung NX30 is a digital camera that takes 360.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s, whereas 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.

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

10 Reasons Against
A lot lower megapixel Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 has a megapixel of 16MP, however the Samsung NX30 is a 20.3MP 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 megapixels Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 has a total megapixels of 16.84MP, whereas the Samsung NX30 is a 21.6MP digital camera (4.76MP more).
30fps lower motion JPEG frame rate Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 is a 30fps JPEG frame rate digital camera, whereas the Samsung NX30 is a 60fps JPEG frame rate digital camera (30fps higher).
116,000 pixels lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 is a 921,000 pixels display resolution digital camera, whereas the Samsung NX30 is a 1,037,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (116,000 pixels higher).
2x smaller battery capacity Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 is a 680mAh battery digital camera, whereas the Samsung NX30 is a 1,410mAh battery digital camera (730mAh bigger).
One hundred and fourty less battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 is a digital camera that takes 220.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s, whereas the Samsung NX30 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.

Not as many stockists
Only 1 store sell the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5, however 5 sellers 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.
Six months older
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 is older than the Samsung NX30 by six months.
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).
6 Reasons Against
Bigger maximum aperture number Edit
The Samsung NX30 has a maximum aperture number of 5.6. That's 16.4 bigger than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 (5.6).
30s shorter slowest camera shutter speed Edit
The Samsung NX30 is a 30s maximum shutter speed digital camera. 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.

Significantly longer flash sync-speed Edit
The Samsung NX30 has a flash sync-speed of 1s, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 is a 0.02s flash sync-speed digital camera (0.98s shorter).
Significantly heavier Edit
The Samsung NX30 has a weight of 375g, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 is a 70g digital camera (305g 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 $424
The Samsung NX30 is $423.59 more expensive 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

29 months Ago 23 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 MILC
BEST
 MILC
Megapixel
16MP 20.3MP
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
 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 Formats Supported
 RAW
 JPG
 MPO
 RAW
 JPG
 MPO
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
173 x 130 23.5 x 15.7
Total Megapixels
16.84MP 21.6MP
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

Digital Zoom
4x Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Aperture Number
22
BEST
5.6
Minimum Aperture Number
3.5 3.5
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
64mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
24mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
12 - 32 18 - 55
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
8/7 Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Mount Interface
 Four Thirds
 Micro Four Thirds
 Samsung NX
 Four Thirds
 Micro Four Thirds
 Samsung NX
Number of Diaphragm Blades
7 Unknown - Click to provide data
Filter Size
37mm 58mm

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
Unknown - Click to provide data
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 11
Auto Focus (AF) Points
Unknown - Click to provide data 247
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
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
 Auto
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
 Auto
ISO Sensitivity (max)
25,600 25,600
ISO Sensitivity (min)
100 100
Light Metering
 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

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 off
 Auto
 Forced on
 Forced off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Fill-in
 Flash off
Flash Guide Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 11m
Flash Sync-Speed
0.02s
BEST
1s
External Flash Connector
Unknown - Click to provide data
 External flash connector
Flash Exposure Compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Flash exposure compensation
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
BEST

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 60fps
BEST
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 H.264
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 H.264
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolutions
 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 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

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Memory Slots
1 1

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 3"
Display
 AMOLED
 AMOLED
BEST
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Vari-angle LCD display
Field of View
100% 100%
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
921,000 pixels 1,037,000 pixels
BEST

Viewfinder

Magnification
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.96x

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
HDMI Version
 1.4a
 1.4a
BEST
USB Connector
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB

Camera

GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 GPS (satellite)
White Balance
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Custom modes
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Custom modes
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Auto
 Program
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
Photo Effects
 Black&White
 Vivid
 Calm
 Black&White
 Vivid
 Calm
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 2,30
Anti-Dust Function
 Anti-dust function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Playback
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
Diopter Adjustment (D-D)
-4 - 4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Modes
 Children
 Landscape
 Night
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Children
 Landscape
 Night
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 DAN
 DUT
 CZE
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 ARA
 EST
 HEB
 LAV
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 LIT
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 CRO
 DAN
 DUT
 CZE
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 ARA
 EST
 HEB
 LAV
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 LIT
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 CRO

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
70g
BEST
375g
Height
59.5mm 95.5mm
Depth
36.1mm 127mm
Width
98.5mm 41.7mm
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)
211g Unknown - Click to provide data

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of Batteries Supported
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Battery Type
Unknown - Click to provide data BP1410
Battery Life (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 3h
Battery Capacity
680mAh 1,410mAh
BEST
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
220 shots 360 shots
BEST
Battery Voltage
7.2V 7.6V

Operational Conditions

Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
10 - 80 5 - 85
Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 0 - 40

System Requirements

Windows Operating Systems Supported
 Windows operating systems supported
Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Processor
Unknown - Click to provide data Intel i5, AMD Phenom II x4
Minimum RAM
Unknown - Click to provide data 512MB
Minimum Hard Disk Space
Unknown - Click to provide data 250MB

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
PHOTOfunSTUDIO 9.6 PE Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5, iLauncher
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data

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
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB connectivity
Aspect Ratio
 1:1
 3:2
 4:3
 16:9
 1:1
 3:2
 4:3
 16:9

Technical Details

Self-Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Self-timer
Audio Recording Formats
 AAC+
 AAC+
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