Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
Higher megapixel Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 is a 16.05MP digital camera. That's 0.050000000000001MP higher than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 (16MP). 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.

0.01s shorter flash sync-speed Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 has a flash sync-speed of 0.01s, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 is a 0.02s flash sync-speed digital camera (0.01s longer).
A little better expert reviews
The average expert review score of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 is 85% based on 65 reviews, but the average rating of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 is 82% (based on 58 reviews).
4 Reasons For
Significantly smaller maximum aperture number Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 is a 22 maximum aperture digital camera, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 is only a 3.5 maximum aperture digital camera (18.5 bigger).
60% smaller minimum aperture number Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 has a minimum aperture number of 3.5. That's 2.1 smaller than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 (3.5).
Lighter Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 is a 70g digital camera. That's 320g lighter than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 (70g). 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.

User reviews are better
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 has an average user review score of 93%, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 has an average rating of 88% (based on 5 reviews).

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
Bigger maximum aperture number Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 has a maximum aperture number of 3.5. That's 18.5 bigger than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 (22).
A lot larger minimum aperture number Edit
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 is 5.6 minimum aperture, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 is a 3.5 minimum aperture digital camera (2.1 smaller).
320g heavier Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 has a weight of 390g, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 is a 70g digital camera (320g 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 three months
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 is three months older than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5.
User review Rating is Worse
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 has an average user score of 88%, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 has an average user rating of 93% (based on 17 reviews).
4 Reasons Against
Moderately lower megapixel Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 has a megapixel of 16MP, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 is a 16.05MP digital camera (0.050000000000001MP 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.

Longer flash sync-speed Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 is a 0.02s flash sync-speed digital camera. That's 0.01s longer than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 (0.02s).
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A little Lower expert review Score
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5's average expert rating is 82%, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6's is 85% (based on 65 reviews).

Awards

10 Awards
01net.com: 5 Star
Camera Labs: Highly Recommended
Ephotozine: Editor's Choice
Expert Reviews: Best Buy
ljudochbild.se: Especially Recommended
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
Pocket Lint: Recommended
Techradar: Editor's Choice
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
What Digital Camera: Gold
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

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

32 months Ago 29 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 MILC
 MILC
BEST
Megapixel
16.05MP
BEST
16MP
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 Live MOS
 Live MOS
Still Image Resolution(s)
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3072
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 3264 x 2176
 3264 x 1840
 2448 x 2448
 1712 x 1712
 1824 x 1368
 1824 x 1216
 1920 x 1080
 1824 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
BEST
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3072
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 3264 x 2176
 3264 x 1840
 2448 x 2448
 1712 x 1712
 1824 x 1368
 1824 x 1216
 1920 x 1080
 1824 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
Maximum Image Resolution
 4632 x 3456
BEST
 4632 x 3456
Image Formats Supported
 RAW
 JPEG XR
 MPO
 JPG
 RAW
 JPEG XR
 MPO
 JPG
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
17.3 x 13 173 x 130
Total Megapixels
Unknown - Click to provide data 16.84MP
Image Stabilizer Location
 Lens
 Lens
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
Image Sensor Size
 4/3
BEST
 4/3

Design

Colour of Product
 Grey
 Grey

Lens System

Optical Zoom
1.4x Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Zoom
4x 4x
Maximum Aperture Number
3.5 22
BEST
Minimum Aperture Number
5.6 3.5
BEST
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 64mm
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 24mm
Focal Length Range (f-F)
14 - 42 12 - 32
Lens Type
 Standard
 Standard
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Unknown - Click to provide data 8/7
Lens Mount Interface
 Four Thirds
 Micro Four Thirds
 Four Thirds
 Micro Four Thirds
Number of Diaphragm Blades
Unknown - Click to provide data 7
Filter Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 37mm

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 spot
 flexible spot
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Spot Auto Focus
 Flexible Spot Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 spot
 flexible spot
 tracking
 contrast detection
 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
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.2m
Auto Focus (AF) Points
23 Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 Auto
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 Auto
ISO Sensitivity
 Auto
 64
 80
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
 100
 Auto
 64
 80
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
 100
ISO Sensitivity (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 25,600
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Unknown - Click to provide data 100
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Light Metering
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 5EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 5EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

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

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Forced on
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Forced off
 Auto
 Forced on
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Forced off
Flash Guide Number
11m Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Sync-Speed
0.01s
BEST
0.02s

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 30fps
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
Resolution At Capture Speed
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280x720@30fps
BEST
 1920x1080@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280x720@30fps
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in microphone
Audio Formats Supported
 AAC++
 AAC++
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
 LCD
 LCD
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Unknown - Click to provide data
Field of View
Unknown - Click to provide data 100%
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Unknown - Click to provide data 921,000 pixels

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PictBridge
HDMI
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDMI
Microphone in
 Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Connector Type
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
BEST

Camera

White Balance
 Auto
 Manual
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Auto
 Manual
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
Photo Effects
 Black&White
 Skin tones
 Solarisation
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Skin tones
 Solarisation
 Vivid
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 2,10
Multi-Shot
 Multi-shot
Unknown - Click to provide data
Dioptre Correction
 Dioptre correction
Unknown - Click to provide data
Anti-Dust Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Anti-dust function
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
BEST
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
Live View
 Live view
Unknown - Click to provide data
Tripod Mountable
 Tripod mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
Diopter Adjustment (D-D)
-4 - 4 -4 - 4
Eye Relief
17.5mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Modes
 Children
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Food
 Flower
 Night landscape
 Children
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Food
 Flower
 Night landscape
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
390g 70g
BEST
Height
84.6mm 59.5mm
Depth
71.4mm 36.1mm
Width
122.45mm 98.5mm
Lens Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 70g
Lens Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 24mm
Lens Diameter
Unknown - Click to provide data 55.5mm
Weight (including Battery)
Unknown - Click to provide data 211g

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 680mAh
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Unknown - Click to provide data 220 shots
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 7.2V

Operational Conditions

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

System Requirements

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

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
Unknown - Click to provide data PHOTOfunSTUDIO 9.6 PE
Batteries Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Batteries included
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide

Networking

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

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

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