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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 vs Samsung NX30

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 vs Samsung NX30

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5
Samsung NX30

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Reasons For

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

5 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.

360.00 battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The Samsung NX30 is a digital camera that takes 360.00 battery life (CIPA standard), whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 only takes 220.00 battery life (CIPA standard). 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.

Five more awards
The Samsung NX30 has 16 awards from expert review sites, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 has 11 awards.
A little better expert reviews
Based on 89 expert reviews, the average review score of the Samsung NX30 is 82%, but the average rating of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 is 81% (based on 62 reviews).
A little better user reviews
Based on 37 user reviews, the average review score of the Samsung NX30 is 91%, but the average rating of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 is 90% (based on 23 reviews).

Reasons Against

7 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.

One hundred and fourty less battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 is a digital camera that takes 220.00 battery life (CIPA standard), whereas the Samsung NX30 only takes 360.00 battery life (CIPA standard). 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.

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Five months older
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 is older than the Samsung NX30 by five months.
Fewer awards
Whilst the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 has received 11 awards, the Samsung NX30 has received 16 awards.
Slightly Lower expert review Score
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 has an average expert rating of 81%, but the Samsung NX30 has an average expert rating of 82% (based on 89 reviews).
Slightly Lower user review Score
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 has an average user rating of 90%, but the Samsung NX30 has an average user rating of 91% (based on 37 reviews).
3 Reasons Against
Smaller digital zoom Edit
The Samsung NX30 is a 2x digital zoom digital camera. That's 2x smaller than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 (2x). 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 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).
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.

Awards

11 Awards
01net.com: 5 Star
altomdata.dk: Recommended
camerastuffreviewcom: Good Stuff
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

27 months Ago 23 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 MILC
BEST
 MILC
Megapixel
16MP 20.3MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 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
 3:2
 1:1
 16:9
 3:2
 1:1
BEST

Design

Colour
 Red
 Red

Lens System

Digital Zoom
4x
BEST
2x
Maximum Aperture Number
22
BEST
5.6
Minimum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 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 Mount Interface
 Four Thirds
 Micro Four Thirds
 Samsung NX
 Four Thirds
 Micro Four Thirds
 Samsung NX
Diaphragm Blade
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
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection
 Manual
 Manual
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
BEST
 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)
Unknown - Click to provide data 25,600
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Unknown - Click to provide data 100
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
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 on
 Flash off
 Second curtain synchro
 Auto
 Forced on
 Forced off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Fill-in
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Second curtain synchro
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
Shoe Mounting Point
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Shoe mounting point
Shoe Mounting Point Type
 Hot
 Hot

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@60fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1920x810@24fps
 1920x1080@60fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1920x810@24fps
BEST
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Voice Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Voice recording

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Memory Slots
Unknown - Click to provide data 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)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,037,000 pixels

Viewfinder

Magnification
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.96x
Viewfinder Type
 electrical
 electrical
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
DC-In Jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DC-in jack
HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Microphone in
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
 Neutral
 Black&White
 Vivid
 Neutral
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 2,3,5,10,12,20,30
Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Histogram
Anti-Dust Function
 Anti-dust function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 Exif
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 Exif
BEST
Multi Burst Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Multi burst mode
Camera Playback
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
Diopter Adjustment (D-D)
Unknown - Click to provide data -4 - 1
Playback Modes
 Rotation
 Rotation
Eye Relief
Unknown - Click to provide data 18.5mm
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
 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
70g
BEST
375g
Height
59.5mm 95.5mm
Depth
36.1mm 127mm
Width
98.5mm 41.7mm
Weight (including Battery)
211g Unknown - Click to provide data

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery 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

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

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
Unknown - Click to provide data Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5, iLauncher
Battery Charger Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery charger included

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
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