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5 Best DSLR Cameras in the US - October 2019

Updated 21 September 2019 by Matthew
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5 best DSLR cameras

Which Are the Best DSLR Cameras?

Don't have time to read our analysis of the best DSLR cameras? No problem, let's cut to the chase, the best DSLR cameras are:


What DSLR Camera to Buy in October 2019?

Let's take a look at the top 5 DSLR cameras currently for sale in the US, compared side by side:

Best Buy Great Price
Pentax K-5 Nikon D3000 Canon EOS 5D Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 Sony Alpha A99
Pentax K-5 Nikon D3000 Canon EOS 5D Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 Sony Alpha A99
$398.95 Buy Now
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$355.00 Buy Now
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$1,369.00 Buy Now
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16.3MP
4928 X 3264
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
FULL HD VIDEO
RESOLUTION
3.5
MINIMUM
51,200
MAXIMUM ISO
SPEED
1s
CAMERA
10.2MP
3872 X 2592
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
3x
OPTICAL ZOOM
3.5
MINIMUM
3,200
MAXIMUM ISO
1s
CAMERA
12.8MP
4368 X 2912
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
FULL HD VIDEO
RESOLUTION
3,200
MAXIMUM ISO
1s
CAMERA
810g
12.1MP
4000 X 3000
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
FULL HD VIDEO
RESOLUTION
6,400
MAXIMUM ISO
1s
CAMERA
24.3MP
6000 X 4000
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
FULL HD VIDEO
RESOLUTION
2.8
MINIMUM
25,600
MAXIMUM ISO
SPEED
1s
CAMERA
95
Reviews
71 Reviews + 12 Awards
84
Features
Fully-Featured
80
Popularity
Quite Popular
80
Value for Money
Very Good
83
Kagoo Score
Excellent
93
Reviews
106 Reviews + 12 Awards
81
Features
Fully-Featured
68
Value for Money
Good
76
Kagoo Score
Very Good
95
Reviews
64 Reviews + 7 Awards
81
Features
Fully-Featured
64
Value for Money
Good
76
Kagoo Score
Very Good
94
Reviews
97 Reviews + 6 Awards
81
Features
Fully-Featured
70
Value for Money
Good
78
Kagoo Score
Very Good
81
Brand Rating
Excellent Brand
82
Features
Fully-Featured
79
Popularity
Widely Available
65
Value for Money
Good
77
Kagoo Score
Very Good
A multi award winning and fully featured 660g digital camera, with a fair price. It does not have an image stabiliser, supports Full HD video, has a built-in flash and is dustproof. Multiple reviews mentioned that it has a brilliant picture resolution, it produces very good images but bad for video recording. A fully featured and multi award winning 485g digital camera. It has a built-in flash and an optical zoom of, does not have an image stabiliser and supports Wi-Fi. Purchasers report that it has very good instructions, it's able to produce good images but bad for video recording. Purchasers report that this digital camera has a good picture resolution, good image sensor and it's able to produce good images. It's a multi award winning and fully featured 810g digital camera. It has a built-in flash, an optical zoom of and a minimum aperture number of and does not have an image stabiliser. A multi award winning and fully featured 386.1g digital camera, with a reasonable price. It has an image stabiliser and a touchscreen, is 3D and supports Full HD video. Owners report that this digital camera isable to produce good images, compact and good for video recording. A megapixels and fully featured 733g digital camera. It has a GPS and an HDMI, does not have an image stabiliser and supports Full HD video.
Pentax K-5 size in context Canon EOS 5D size in context
15 Reasons For
Dustproof
Full HD Video
15% Larger Display Diagonal
HDMI
980 Battery Life
Built-in Flash
Better Kagoo Score
More Shops Are Selling it
12 More Awards
Marginally Better Expert Reviews
Marginally Better Overall Reviews
23 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Higher Review Score
Better in Terms of Size
Better Nice Technical Features
Took Good Quality Photos
10 Reasons For
3 Times Higher Still Image Resolution
15% Larger Display Diagonal
Wi-Fi
Built-in Flash
Cheaper by $44
12 More Awards
8 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Higher Review Score
More Fairly Priced
Easier to Use
Better for Sports Photography
4 Reasons For
A Lot Bigger Digital Zoom
Built-in Flash
Better Brand
10 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Higher Review Score
16 Reasons For
Lighter
3x Bigger Digital Zoom
Full HD Video
Larger Display Diagonal
Touchscreen
HDMI
3D
A Lot Higher Maximum Playback Zoom
Multi Burst Mode
Built-in Flash
User Reviews Are a Lot Better
Overall Reviews Are Slightly Better
4 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Higher Review Score
Has a Better Lens
Has a Better Screen or Viewfinder
Better for Video Capture
7 Reasons For
A Lot Higher Megapixels
3x Bigger Digital Zoom
Full HD Video
0.5" Larger Display Diagonal
HDMI
GPS
More Shops Are Selling it
12 Reasons Against
273.9g Heavier
Lower Megapixels
3 Times Lower Still Image Resolution
307,800 Pixels Lower Display Resolution
More Expensive by $44
Older by Over Three Years
Worse Brand
4 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Lower Review Score
Harder to Use
Has a Worse Lens
Has a Worse Screen or Viewfinder
Worse for Video Capture
21 Reasons Against
98.9g Heavier
Lower Megapixels
75% Smaller Digital Zoom
Lower Maximum ISO Sensitivity
998,800 Pixels Lower Display Resolution
Does Not Have an HDMI
Does Not Have a GPS
Lower Maximum Playback Zoom
Only 500 Battery Life
Worse Kagoo Score
Not As Many Stockists
Older by Over Four Years
Expert Review Rating is Worse
User Review Rating is Considerably Worse
Worse Brand
21 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Lower Review Score
A Worse Size
Has Useful Technical Features
Has a Worse Lens
Produces Worse Quality Pictures
Took Good Videos
19 Reasons Against
35% Heavier
11.5MP Lower Megapixels
Lower Still Image Resolution
Vastly Lower Maximum ISO Sensitivity
0.5" Smaller Display Diagonal
Lower Display Resolution
6x Lower Maximum Playback Zoom
Worse Kagoo Score
$1,014 More Expensive
Less Retailers
Over Seven Years Older
Fewer Awards
Moderately Lower Expert Review Score
Moderately Lower Overall Review Score
4 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Lower Review Score
Has a Worse Price
A Worse Size
Has a Worse Screen or Viewfinder
Took Good Photos
17 Reasons Against
Hugely Lower Megapixels
Only 1600 X 1064 Still Image Resolution
Not Waterproof
44,800 Lower Maximum ISO Sensitivity
Vastly Lower Display Resolution
660 Less Battery Life
Worse Kagoo Score
$173 More Expensive
Fewer Sellers
Over Two Years Older
Fewer Awards
Lower Expert Review Score
Worse Brand
23 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Lower Review Score
Worse in Terms of Size
Harder to Use
Took Good Pictures
7 Reasons Against
Heavier
Lower Still Image Resolution
Vastly Lower Maximum ISO Sensitivity
480 Less Battery Life
Worse Kagoo Score
$2,106 More Expensive
Worse Brand
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Pentax K-5

$398.95
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Pentax K-5

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Pentax K-5
16.3MP
4928 X 3264
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
FULL HD VIDEO
RESOLUTION
3.5
MINIMUM
51,200
MAXIMUM ISO
SPEED
1s
CAMERA
660g
3"
SCREEN

The Pentax K-5 has a Kagoo Score of 83. With a price tag of $398.95 this digital camera is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Pentax K-5 or read our article on whether you should buy a Pentax digital camera.

Features We Love:
High megapixels (16.3MP)
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels video resolution (1920x1080 pixels)
Wide range of minimum aperture numbers depending on lens used
High maximum ISO sensitivity (51,200)

A multi award winning and fully featured 660g digital camera, with a fair price. It does not have an image stabiliser, supports Full HD video, has a built-in flash and is dustproof. Multiple reviews mentioned that it has a brilliant picture resolution, it produces very good images but bad for video recording.

95
Reviews
71 Reviews + 12 Awards
84
Features
Fully-Featured
80
Popularity
Quite Popular
80
Value for Money
Very Good
83
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Our review analysis indicates that Pentax K-5 has very good expert reviews with an average expert rating of 86%, based on 71 reviews.

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15 Reasons For for Choosing the Pentax K-5

Dustproof

The Pentax K-5 is a dustproof digital camera, whereas the Canon EOS 5D, the Nikon D3000, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 and the Sony Alpha A99 are not. More ...

A dustproof digital camera is one that is resistant to dust, and is sealed so that dust and sand can't get into the lens or the mechanics.

A dustproof camera is excellent for shooting in very dry climates or dusty areas, and will prevent accidental damage that would stop a normal camera from working properly.

Full HD Video

The Pentax K-5 supports Full HD video (as do the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 and the Sony Alpha A99), whereas the Canon EOS 5D and the Nikon D3000 do not support this feature. More ...

Cameras with full HD video recording can capture video with a resolution of at least 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Full HD video usually appears sharper as more pixels re being recorded.

15% Larger Display Diagonal

The Pentax K-5 has a display diagonal of 3, and so do the Nikon D3000, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 and the Sony Alpha A99. That's 0.5" larger than the Canon EOS 5D (2.5"). More ...

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

HDMI

The Pentax K-5 has an HDMI (as do the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 and the Sony Alpha A99), whereas the Canon EOS 5D and the Nikon D3000 do not have this feature. More ...

A HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) port is an interface to transfer audio and video data between devices such as digital cameras, computer monitors, TVs and projectors.

A HDMI port on the camera allows you to connect the camera directly to a compatible TV for easy playback of your photos.

980 Battery Life

The Pentax K-5 is a digital camera that takes 980 battery life, whereas the Sony Alpha A99 only takes 500 battery life and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 only takes 320 battery life. More ...

We do not know the number of battery life taken by the Canon EOS 5D. It is possible that it does not take any battery life.

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.

Built-in Flash

The Pentax K-5 has a built-in flash, and so do the Canon EOS 5D, the Nikon D3000 and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2, however the Sony Alpha A99 does not. More ...

Cameras with a built in flash illuminate the subject in low light conditions. A flash can also be used to place more emphasis on the foreground or lighten dark shadows.

Cameras with a built in flash can take pictures in low light conditions. Since no external flash is required, cameras with a built in flash are smaller and easier to carry.

Better Kagoo Score

The Pentax K-5 has received a Kagoo Score of 83, but the Canon EOS 5D scored 76, the Nikon D3000 scored 76, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 scored 78 and the Sony Alpha A99 scored 77.

More Shops Are Selling it

A greater number of shops increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera.

12 More Awards

The Pentax K-5 has received 12 awards from expert review sites, however the Canon EOS 5D has received 7 awards, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has received 6 awards and the Sony Alpha A99 has received no awards.

Marginally Better Expert Reviews

Based on 71 reviews, the Pentax K-5 has an average expert review score of 86%, but the Canon EOS 5D has an average rating of 85% (based on 64 reviews), the Nikon D3000 has an average rating of 80% (based on 93 reviews) and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has an average rating of 80% (based on 86 reviews).

Marginally Better Overall Reviews

Based on 71 reviews, the Pentax K-5 has an average overall review score of 89%, but the Canon EOS 5D has an average rating of 88% (based on 64 reviews) and the Nikon D3000 has an average rating of 86% (based on 106 reviews).

23 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Higher Review Score

PC Mag, Mac World, Photoreview.com.au, CNET.co.uk, What Digital Camera, Digital Versus, Cameragearguide.com, Pocket Lint, Photo Radar, Ephotozine, Neocamera.com, 01net.com, Clubic.com, Les Numeriques.com, Digitalfoto.dk, Fotoguiden.se, Digitalfotoforalla.se, Kamerabild.se, Chip.de, CNET.de, Digitalkamera.de, Webnews.it and Wired.it all gave the Pentax K-5 a better review score. More ...

PC Mag: Pentax K-5 = 70% vs Nikon D3000 = 60%

Mac World: Pentax K-5 = 80% vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 60%

Photoreview.com.au: Pentax K-5 = 90% vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 85%

CNET.co.uk: Pentax K-5 = 90% vs Nikon D3000 = 75%

What Digital Camera: Pentax K-5 = 90% vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 87%

Digital Versus: Pentax K-5 = 100% vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 80%

Cameragearguide.com: Pentax K-5 = 90% vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 70%

Pocket Lint: Pentax K-5 = 90% vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 80%

Photo Radar: Pentax K-5 = 80% vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 60%

Ephotozine: Pentax K-5 = 100% vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 90%

Neocamera.com: Pentax K-5 = 80% vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 60%

01net.com: Pentax K-5 = 100% vs Nikon D3000 = 80%

Clubic.com: Pentax K-5 = 80% vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 70%

Les Numeriques.com: Pentax K-5 = 100% vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 80%

Digitalfoto.dk: Pentax K-5 = 89% vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 85%

Fotoguiden.se: Pentax K-5 = 88% vs Nikon D3000 = 72%

Digitalfotoforalla.se: Pentax K-5 = 89% vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 85%

Kamerabild.se: Pentax K-5 = 88% vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 66%

Chip.de: Pentax K-5 = 92% vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 73%

CNET.de: Pentax K-5 = 85% vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 75%

Digitalkamera.de: Pentax K-5 = 92% vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 87%

Webnews.it: Pentax K-5 = 83% vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 78%

Wired.it: Pentax K-5 = 83% vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 78%
Better in Terms of Size

Our analysis of the Pentax K-5 reviews indicates that more reviewers thought the Pentax K-5 was better in terms of size. Several people thought that it was a good body shape, was very compact and wasn't heavy and bulky.

Better Nice Technical Features

Comparing the product reviews on average people thought the Pentax K-5 was better nice technical features. Several people thought that it had brilliant features and had a powerful motor.

Took Good Quality Photos

Comparing the product reviews on average people thought the Pentax K-5 took good quality photos. More than 10 people thought that it was very able to produce good images and several people thought that it also had a brilliant picture resolution, picture quality and ISO range.

12 Reasons Against for Choosing the Pentax K-5

273.9g Heavier

The Pentax K-5 has a weight of 660, whereas the Canon EOS 5D is an 810g digital camera (150g heavier), the Nikon D3000 is a 485g digital camera (175g lighter), the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is a 386.1g digital camera (273.9g lighter) and the Sony Alpha A99 is a 733g digital camera (73g heavier). 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.

Lower Megapixels

The Pentax K-5 is a 16.3 digital camera. That's 4.2MP higher than the Canon EOS 5D and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 (12.1MP), 6.1MP higher than the Nikon D3000 (10.2MP) and 8MP lower than the Sony Alpha A99 (24.3MP). 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.

3 Times Lower Still Image Resolution

The Pentax K-5 supports a still image resolution of 1728 x 1152 (as does the Sony Alpha A99), however the Nikon D3000 supports a still image resolution of 2896 x 1944. More ...

Image resolution refers to the amount of pixels that make up an photo taken on a digital camera. It is measured as the width x the height of the image - so a 1280 x 720 resolution camera can take a photo that is 1280 pixels wide and 720 pixels tall.

Higher image resolutions mean that the photos are comprised of more pixels, which translate to more detailed and higher quality photos. Also, because they are larger photos, they can be displayed on larger screens or printed out at vastly increased sizes without losing detail.

307,800 Pixels Lower Display Resolution

The Pentax K-5 is a 921 display resolution digital camera. That's 691,000 pixels higher than the Canon EOS 5D and the Nikon D3000 (230,000 Pixels), 461,000 pixels higher than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 (460,000 Pixels) and 307,800 pixels lower than the Sony Alpha A99 (1,228,800 Pixels). More ...

The display resolution on a display camera denotes how high detail the display is.

High resolutions on the display of your camera means that the photos you take will be shown in higher detail, allowing you to see them more clearly.

More Expensive by $44

The Pentax K-5 is $44 more expensive than the Nikon D3000.

Older by Over Three Years

The Pentax K-5 is 22 months older than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 and four years older than the Sony Alpha A99.

Worse Brand

Pentax digital cameras have an average rating of only 82.5%, however Canon has an average rating of 95%, Nikon has an average rating of 90.6%, Panasonic has an average rating of 86.1% and Sony has an average rating of 87.9%.

4 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Lower Review Score

Techradar, DP Review, Cnetfrance.fr and Testnumerique.fr all gave the Pentax K-5 a lower review score. More ...

Techradar: Pentax K-5 = 80% vs Canon EOS 5D = 90%

DP Review: Pentax K-5 = 83% vs Nikon D3000 = 90%

Cnetfrance.fr: Pentax K-5 = 80% vs Canon EOS 5D = 87%

Testnumerique.fr: Pentax K-5 = 80% vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 85%
Harder to Use

On average reviewers thought the Pentax K-5 was harder to use.

Has a Worse Lens

On average reviewers thought the Pentax K-5 has a worse lens.

Has a Worse Screen or Viewfinder

The Pentax K-5 reviewers thought the Pentax K-5 has a worse screen or viewfinder.

Worse for Video Capture

Our analysis of the Pentax K-5 reviews indicates that more reviewers thought the Pentax K-5 was worse for video capture.

The Pentax K-5 is 132.08mm wide, 96.52mm tall, 73.66mm deep and weighs 660g.

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Nikon D3000

$355.00
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Nikon D3000
10.2MP
3872 X 2592
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
3x
OPTICAL ZOOM
3.5
MINIMUM
3,200
MAXIMUM ISO
1s
CAMERA
485g
1x
DIGITAL ZOOM
3"
SCREEN

The Nikon D3000 has a Kagoo Score of 76. With a price tag of $355.00 this digital camera is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Nikon D3000 or read our article on whether you should buy a Nikon digital camera.

Features We Love:
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
Wide range of minimum aperture numbers depending on lens used
Optical image stabilisation may be available with some lenses
Supports Wi-Fi
Built-in flash

A fully featured and multi award winning 485g digital camera. It has a built-in flash and an optical zoom of, does not have an image stabiliser and supports Wi-Fi. Purchasers report that it has very good instructions, it's able to produce good images but bad for video recording.

93
Reviews
106 Reviews + 12 Awards
81
Features
Fully-Featured
68
Value for Money
Good
76
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Our review analysis indicates that Nikon D3000 has good expert reviews and great user reviews with an average overall rating of 86%, based on 106 reviews.

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10 Reasons For for Choosing the Nikon D3000

3 Times Higher Still Image Resolution

The Nikon D3000 supports a still image resolution of 2896 x 1944, however the Canon EOS 5D supports a still image resolution of 1024 x 768, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 supports a still image resolution of 1600 x 1064 and the Pentax K-5 and the Sony Alpha A99 support a still image resolution of 1728 x 1152. More ...

Image resolution refers to the amount of pixels that make up an photo taken on a digital camera. It is measured as the width x the height of the image - so a 1280 x 720 resolution camera can take a photo that is 1280 pixels wide and 720 pixels tall.

Higher image resolutions mean that the photos are comprised of more pixels, which translate to more detailed and higher quality photos. Also, because they are larger photos, they can be displayed on larger screens or printed out at vastly increased sizes without losing detail.

15% Larger Display Diagonal

The Nikon D3000 has a display diagonal of 3, and so do the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2, the Pentax K-5 and the Sony Alpha A99. That's 0.5" larger than the Canon EOS 5D (2.5"). More ...

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

Wi-Fi

The Nikon D3000 supports Wi-Fi, but the Canon EOS 5D, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2, the Pentax K-5 and the Sony Alpha A99 do not support this feature. More ...

WiFi connectivity allows you upload photos to your computer and the internet without connecting the camera to the computer with a cable.

WiFi connectivity makes it easier to upload your photos as you will not need a cable. Most cameras will also allow you to print photos via Wifi.

Built-in Flash

The Nikon D3000 has a built-in flash, and so do the Canon EOS 5D, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 and the Pentax K-5, however the Sony Alpha A99 does not. More ...

Cameras with a built in flash illuminate the subject in low light conditions. A flash can also be used to place more emphasis on the foreground or lighten dark shadows.

Cameras with a built in flash can take pictures in low light conditions. Since no external flash is required, cameras with a built in flash are smaller and easier to carry.

Cheaper by $44

The Nikon D3000 costs $355.00, whereas the Canon EOS 5D is $1,369.00, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is $527.99, the Pentax K-5 is $398.95 and the Sony Alpha A99 is $2,461.04.

12 More Awards

The Nikon D3000 has received 12 awards from expert review sites, however the Canon EOS 5D has received 7 awards, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has received 6 awards and the Sony Alpha A99 has received no awards.

8 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Higher Review Score

DP Review, Photoreview.com.au, Photo Radar, Neocamera.com, Expert Reviews, Testnumerique.fr, Erenumerique.fr and Mydigitalphotos.dk all gave the Nikon D3000 a better review score. More ...

DP Review: Nikon D3000 = 90% vs Pentax K-5 = 83%

Photoreview.com.au: Nikon D3000 = 90% vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 85%

Photo Radar: Nikon D3000 = 80% vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 60%

Neocamera.com: Nikon D3000 = 80% vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 60%

Expert Reviews: Nikon D3000 = 80% vs Pentax K-5 = 60%

Testnumerique.fr: Nikon D3000 = 90% vs Pentax K-5 = 80%

Erenumerique.fr: Nikon D3000 = 90% vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 85%

Mydigitalphotos.dk: Nikon D3000 = 90% vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 80%
More Fairly Priced

Our analysis of the Nikon D3000 reviews indicates that more reviewers thought the Nikon D3000 was more fairly priced.

Easier to Use

The Nikon D3000 reviewers thought the Nikon D3000 was easier to use. More than 10 people thought that it was very easy to use and several people thought that it also had brilliant controls and had a good interface.

Better for Sports Photography

The Nikon D3000 is better for sports photography than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 and Pentax K-5. More ...

One of the most important attributes of a good sports photography camera is speed. The players at a game will normally be moving very fast, so you need a camera that will keep up with them and produce clean, unblurry photos. Therefore a fast shutter speed and an image stabiliser will allow you to react fast to sudden events without the end result turning into a blurry mess. Connected to this, a multi burst (or ‘motor drive’) functionality will allow you to take a larger number of photos in a very short space of time - therefore meaning you’ll have a large number of shots to choose from when selecting the perfect photo afterwards. Because you may be taking an awful lot of photos, a good battery life is very important too. Finally, weatherproofing is always a good idea - rain doesn’t always stop play, and you definitely don’t want it to stop your camera!

The Nikon D3000 has a maximum ISO sensitivity of 3,200, takes 500 Shots battery life and has a camera shutter speed of 1s.

21 Reasons Against for Choosing the Nikon D3000

98.9g Heavier

The Nikon D3000 has a weight of 485, whereas the Canon EOS 5D is an 810g digital camera (325g heavier), the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is a 386.1g digital camera (98.9g lighter), the Pentax K-5 is a 660g digital camera (175g heavier) and the Sony Alpha A99 is a 733g digital camera (248g heavier). 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.

Lower Megapixels

The Nikon D3000 is a 10.2 digital camera. That's 1.9MP lower than the Canon EOS 5D and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 (12.1MP), 6.1MP lower than the Pentax K-5 (16.3MP) and 14.1MP lower than the Sony Alpha A99 (24.3MP). 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.

75% Smaller Digital Zoom

The Nikon D3000 is a 1 digital zoom digital camera. That's 3x smaller than the Canon EOS 5D, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 and the Sony Alpha A99 (4x). 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.

Lower Maximum ISO Sensitivity

Nikon D3000 is only 3 maximum ISO speed, and so does the Canon EOS 5D. That's 3,200 lower than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 (6,400), 48,000 lower than the Pentax K-5 (51,200) and 22,400 lower than the Sony Alpha A99 (25,600). More ...

ISO sensitivity denotes the sensitivity of your camera to available light. Modifying the sensitivity causes the camera to gather more or less light when forming an image. Higher sensitivity gathers more light, which means can lead to a sharper image in low-light conditions. However it may also lead to increased 'noise', meaning the ISO level must be carefully modified to get the best shot.

A higher maximum ISO sensitivity will allow you to take photos in lower light levels without using flash.

998,800 Pixels Lower Display Resolution

The Nikon D3000 is a 230 display resolution digital camera, and so does the Canon EOS 5D. That's 230,000 pixels lower than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 (460,000 Pixels), 691,000 pixels lower than the Pentax K-5 (921,000 Pixels) and 998,800 pixels lower than the Sony Alpha A99 (1,228,800 Pixels). More ...

The display resolution on a display camera denotes how high detail the display is.

High resolutions on the display of your camera means that the photos you take will be shown in higher detail, allowing you to see them more clearly.

Does Not Have an HDMI

The Nikon D3000 does not have an HDMI, however the Canon EOS 5D, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2, the Pentax K-5 and the Sony Alpha A99 do. More ...

A HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) port is an interface to transfer audio and video data between devices such as digital cameras, computer monitors, TVs and projectors.

A HDMI port on the camera allows you to connect the camera directly to a compatible TV for easy playback of your photos.

Does Not Have a GPS

The Nikon D3000 does not have a GPS, but the Canon EOS 5D, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2, the Pentax K-5 and the Sony Alpha A99 have this feature. More ...

GPS allows the camera to know where it is in the world and to automatically tag each of your photos with the location it was taken at.

If your photos have been tagged with a GPS location you can see where they were taken, automatically let your favourite photo software or website retrieve the address for that location or display them on a map.

Lower Maximum Playback Zoom

The Nikon D3000 is a 1 maximum playback zoom digital camera. That's 9x lower than the Canon EOS 5D (10x) and 15x lower than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 (16x). More ...

The 'playback zoom' attribute denotes how much you can enlarge photos and videos when viewing them on the cameras digital screen.

A larger playback zoom allows you to zoom in closer on details of your shots, allowing you to better analyse them and pick out any faults or issues before you transfer them to a computer.

Only 500 Battery Life

The Nikon D3000 is a digital camera that takes 500 battery life, and so does the Sony Alpha A99, whereas the Pentax K-5 only takes 980 battery life. More ...

We do not know the number of battery life taken by the Canon EOS 5D. It is possible that it does not take any battery life.

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.

Worse Kagoo Score

The Nikon D3000 has received a Kagoo Score of 76, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 scored 78, the Pentax K-5 scored 83 and the Sony Alpha A99 scored 77.

Not As Many Stockists

The Nikon D3000 is only stocked by 1 seller, however the Pentax K-5 is stocked by 5 retailers and the Sony Alpha A99 is stocked by 5 sellers. More ...

Fewer numbers of shops reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera.
Older by Over Four Years

The Nikon D3000 is three years older than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2, nine months older than the Pentax K-5 and five years older than the Sony Alpha A99.

Expert Review Rating is Worse

The Nikon D3000 has an average expert score of 80%, but the Canon EOS 5D has an average expert rating of 85% (based on 64 reviews) and the Pentax K-5 has an average expert rating of 86% (based on 71 reviews).

User Review Rating is Considerably Worse

The Nikon D3000 has an average user score of 89%, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has an average user rating of 100% (based on 11 reviews).

Worse Brand

Nikon digital cameras have an average rating of only 90.6%, however Canon has an average rating of 95%.

21 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Lower Review Score

Digitalartsonline.co.uk, Alphr.com, Camera Labs, Digital Versus, PC Mag, CNET.com, What Digital Camera, CNET.co.uk, Pocket Lint, CNET.com.au, Good Gear Guide.com.au, Ephotozine, Cnetfrance.fr, Les Numeriques.com, 01net.com, Fotoguiden.se, Kamerabild.se, Parentesis.com, Letsgodigital.org/es/, Digitalkamera.de and Letsgodigital.orgde all gave the Nikon D3000 a lower review score. More ...

Digitalartsonline.co.uk: Nikon D3000 = 80% vs Canon EOS 5D = 90%

Alphr.com: Nikon D3000 = 67% vs Canon EOS 5D = 83%

Camera Labs: Nikon D3000 = 80% vs Canon EOS 5D = 88%

Digital Versus: Nikon D3000 = 80% vs Pentax K-5 = 100%

PC Mag: Nikon D3000 = 60% vs Pentax K-5 = 70%

CNET.com: Nikon D3000 = 73% vs Canon EOS 5D = 79%

What Digital Camera: Nikon D3000 = 86% vs Pentax K-5 = 90%

CNET.co.uk: Nikon D3000 = 75% vs Pentax K-5 = 90%

Pocket Lint: Nikon D3000 = 80% vs Pentax K-5 = 90%

CNET.com.au: Nikon D3000 = 80% vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 83%

Good Gear Guide.com.au: Nikon D3000 = 80% vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 85%

Ephotozine: Nikon D3000 = 80% vs Pentax K-5 = 100%

Cnetfrance.fr: Nikon D3000 = 80% vs Canon EOS 5D = 87%

Les Numeriques.com: Nikon D3000 = 60% vs Pentax K-5 = 100%

01net.com: Nikon D3000 = 80% vs Pentax K-5 = 100%

Fotoguiden.se: Nikon D3000 = 72% vs Pentax K-5 = 88%

Kamerabild.se: Nikon D3000 = 72% vs Pentax K-5 = 88%

Parentesis.com: Nikon D3000 = 60% vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 90%

Letsgodigital.org/es/: Nikon D3000 = 80% vs Canon EOS 5D = 82%

Digitalkamera.de: Nikon D3000 = 84% vs Pentax K-5 = 92%

Letsgodigital.orgde: Nikon D3000 = 80% vs Canon EOS 5D = 82%
A Worse Size

On average reviewers thought the Nikon D3000 was a worse size.

Has Useful Technical Features

Our analysis of the Nikon D3000 reviews indicates that more reviewers thought the Nikon D3000 has useful technical features.

Has a Worse Lens

The Nikon D3000 reviewers thought the Nikon D3000 has a worse lens.

Produces Worse Quality Pictures

On average reviewers thought the Nikon D3000 produces worse quality pictures.

Took Good Videos

Comparing the product reviews on average people thought the Nikon D3000 took good videos.

The cheapest price that we could find for the D3000 in the US is $355.00 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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Canon EOS 5D

$1,369.00
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Canon EOS 5D

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Canon EOS 5D
12.8MP
4368 X 2912
PIXELS IMAGE
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FULL HD VIDEO
RESOLUTION
3,200
MAXIMUM ISO
1s
CAMERA
810g
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The Canon EOS 5D has a Kagoo Score of 76. However with a price tag of $1,369.00 this digital camera is a bit expensive. For further details check out our full review of the Canon EOS 5D or read our article on whether you should buy a Canon digital camera.

Features We Love:
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels video resolution (1920x1080 pixels)
Wide range of minimum aperture numbers depending on lens used
Optical image stabilisation may be available with some lenses
Very short camera shutter speed (1/8000s)

Purchasers report that this digital camera has a good picture resolution, good image sensor and it's able to produce good images. It's a multi award winning and fully featured 810g digital camera. It has a built-in flash, an optical zoom of and a minimum aperture number of and does not have an image stabiliser.

95
Reviews
64 Reviews + 7 Awards
81
Features
Fully-Featured
64
Value for Money
Good
76
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Customers report that Canon EOS 5D has very good expert reviews with an average expert rating of 85%, based on 64 reviews.

DP Review Highly Recommended
Camera Labs Highly Recommended
tipa.com Technical Image Press Association Award
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Digitaltrends.com Editor's Choice
CNET.co.uk Editor's Choice
letsgodigital.org/es/ Excellent
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4 Reasons For for Choosing the Canon EOS 5D

A Lot Bigger Digital Zoom

The Canon EOS 5D has a digital zoom of 4 (as do the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 and the Sony Alpha A99), however the Nikon D3000 is only a 1x digital zoom digital camera (3x smaller). 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.

Built-in Flash

The Canon EOS 5D has a built-in flash (as do the Nikon D3000, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 and the Pentax K-5), whereas the Sony Alpha A99 does not have this feature. More ...

Cameras with a built in flash illuminate the subject in low light conditions. A flash can also be used to place more emphasis on the foreground or lighten dark shadows.

Cameras with a built in flash can take pictures in low light conditions. Since no external flash is required, cameras with a built in flash are smaller and easier to carry.

Better Brand

Canon digital cameras have an average rating of 95%, whereas Nikon only has an average rating of 90.6%, Panasonic only has an average rating of 86.1%, Pentax only has an average rating of 82.5% and Sony only has an average rating of 87.9%.

10 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Higher Review Score

Photo Radar, Neocamera.com, Camera Labs, Techradar, Alphr.com, Digitalartsonline.co.uk, CNET.com, Cnetfrance.fr, Letsgodigital.org/es/ and Letsgodigital.orgde all gave the Canon EOS 5D a better review score. More ...

Photo Radar: Canon EOS 5D = 80% vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 60%

Neocamera.com: Canon EOS 5D = 80% vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 60%

Camera Labs: Canon EOS 5D = 88% vs Nikon D3000 = 80%

Techradar: Canon EOS 5D = 90% vs Pentax K-5 = 80%

Alphr.com: Canon EOS 5D = 83% vs Nikon D3000 = 67%

Digitalartsonline.co.uk: Canon EOS 5D = 90% vs Nikon D3000 = 70%

CNET.com: Canon EOS 5D = 79% vs Nikon D3000 = 73%

Cnetfrance.fr: Canon EOS 5D = 87% vs Pentax K-5 = 80%

Letsgodigital.org/es/: Canon EOS 5D = 82% vs Nikon D3000 = 80%

Letsgodigital.orgde: Canon EOS 5D = 82% vs Nikon D3000 = 80%

19 Reasons Against for Choosing the Canon EOS 5D

35% Heavier

The Canon EOS 5D is an 810 digital camera. That's 325g heavier than the Nikon D3000 (485g), 423.9g heavier than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 (386.1g), 150g heavier than the Pentax K-5 (660g) and 77g heavier than the Sony Alpha A99 (733g). 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.

11.5MP Lower Megapixels

The Canon EOS 5D has a megapixels of 12.8, whereas the Nikon D3000 is a 10.2MP digital camera (2.6MP lower), the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is a 12.1MP digital camera (0.7MP lower), the Pentax K-5 is a 16.3MP digital camera (3.5MP higher) and the Sony Alpha A99 is a 24.3MP digital camera (11.5MP higher). 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.

Lower Still Image Resolution

The Canon EOS 5D supports a still image resolution of 1024 x 768, which is 7 times lower still image resolution as the Nikon D3000 (2896 x 1944), half as high still image resolution as the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 (1600 x 1064) and 3 times lower still image resolution as the Pentax K-5 and the Sony Alpha A99 (1728 x 1152). More ...

Image resolution refers to the amount of pixels that make up an photo taken on a digital camera. It is measured as the width x the height of the image - so a 1280 x 720 resolution camera can take a photo that is 1280 pixels wide and 720 pixels tall.

Higher image resolutions mean that the photos are comprised of more pixels, which translate to more detailed and higher quality photos. Also, because they are larger photos, they can be displayed on larger screens or printed out at vastly increased sizes without losing detail.

Vastly Lower Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The Canon EOS 5D has a maximum ISO sensitivity of 3 (as does the Nikon D3000), however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is a 6,400 maximum ISO speed digital camera (3,200 higher), the Pentax K-5 is a 51,200 maximum ISO speed digital camera (48,000 higher) and the Sony Alpha A99 is a 25,600 maximum ISO speed digital camera (22,400 higher). More ...

ISO sensitivity denotes the sensitivity of your camera to available light. Modifying the sensitivity causes the camera to gather more or less light when forming an image. Higher sensitivity gathers more light, which means can lead to a sharper image in low-light conditions. However it may also lead to increased 'noise', meaning the ISO level must be carefully modified to get the best shot.

A higher maximum ISO sensitivity will allow you to take photos in lower light levels without using flash.

0.5" Smaller Display Diagonal

The Canon EOS 5D is a 2.5 screen digital camera, whereas the Nikon D3000, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2, the Pentax K-5 and the Sony Alpha A99 are all 3" screen digital cameras (0.5" larger). More ...

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

Lower Display Resolution

The Canon EOS 5D has a display resolution of 230 (as does the Nikon D3000), but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is a 460,000 Pixels display resolution digital camera (230,000 pixels higher), the Pentax K-5 is a 921,000 Pixels display resolution digital camera (691,000 pixels higher) and the Sony Alpha A99 is a 1,228,800 Pixels display resolution digital camera (998,800 pixels higher). More ...

The display resolution on a display camera denotes how high detail the display is.

High resolutions on the display of your camera means that the photos you take will be shown in higher detail, allowing you to see them more clearly.

6x Lower Maximum Playback Zoom

The Canon EOS 5D has a maximum playback zoom of 10, however the Nikon D3000 is a 1x maximum playback zoom digital camera (9x lower) and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is a 16x maximum playback zoom digital camera (6x higher). More ...

The 'playback zoom' attribute denotes how much you can enlarge photos and videos when viewing them on the cameras digital screen.

A larger playback zoom allows you to zoom in closer on details of your shots, allowing you to better analyse them and pick out any faults or issues before you transfer them to a computer.

Worse Kagoo Score

The Canon EOS 5D has received a Kagoo Score of 76, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 scored 78, the Pentax K-5 scored 83 and the Sony Alpha A99 scored 77.

$1,014 More Expensive

The Canon EOS 5D is more expensive than the Nikon D3000 by $1,014, more expensive than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 by $841 and more expensive than the Pentax K-5 by $970.

Less Retailers

Only 1 seller sell the Canon EOS 5D, whereas 5 retailers sell the Pentax K-5 and 5 retailers sell the Sony Alpha A99. 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.
Over Seven Years Older

The Canon EOS 5D is older than the Nikon D3000 by three years, older than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 by six years, older than the Pentax K-5 by four years and older than the Sony Alpha A99 by eight years.

Fewer Awards

Whilst the Canon EOS 5D has received 7 awards, the Nikon D3000 has received 12 awards and the Pentax K-5 has received 12 awards.

Moderately Lower Expert Review Score

The Canon EOS 5D's average expert rating is 85%, however the Pentax K-5's is 86% (based on 71 reviews).

Moderately Lower Overall Review Score

The Canon EOS 5D's average overall rating is 88%, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2's is 89% (based on 97 reviews) and the Pentax K-5's is 89% (based on 71 reviews).

4 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Lower Review Score

Good Gear Guide.com.au, CNET.co.uk, CNET.com.au and 01net.com all gave the Canon EOS 5D a lower review score. More ...

Good Gear Guide.com.au: Canon EOS 5D = 80% vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 85%

CNET.co.uk: Canon EOS 5D = 79% vs Pentax K-5 = 90%

CNET.com.au: Canon EOS 5D = 79% vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 83%

01net.com: Canon EOS 5D = 80% vs Pentax K-5 = 100%
Has a Worse Price

On average reviewers thought the Canon EOS 5D has a worse price.

A Worse Size

The Canon EOS 5D reviewers thought the Canon EOS 5D was a worse size.

Has a Worse Screen or Viewfinder

Comparing the product reviews on average people thought the Canon EOS 5D has a worse screen or viewfinder.

Took Good Photos

The Canon EOS 5D reviewers thought the Canon EOS 5D took good photos.

The Canon EOS 5D is 152mm wide, 75mm tall, 113mm deep and weighs 810g.

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The cheapest price that we could find for the EOS 5D in the US is $1,369.00 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

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12.1MP
4000 X 3000
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
FULL HD VIDEO
RESOLUTION
6,400
MAXIMUM ISO
1s
CAMERA
386.1g
4x
DIGITAL ZOOM
3"
SCREEN

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has a Kagoo Score of 78. With a price tag of $527.99 this digital camera is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 or read our article on whether you should buy a Panasonic digital camera.

Features We Love:
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels video resolution (1920x1080 pixels)
Image stabiliser
Very short camera shutter speed (1/4000s)
3D
Touchscreen

A multi award winning and fully featured 386.1g digital camera, with a reasonable price. It has an image stabiliser and a touchscreen, is 3D and supports Full HD video. Owners report that this digital camera isable to produce good images, compact and good for video recording.

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Reviews
97 Reviews + 6 Awards
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Features
Fully-Featured
70
Value for Money
Good
78
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Multiple reviews mentioned that Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has good expert reviews and superb user reviews with an average overall rating of 89%, based on 97 reviews.

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16 Reasons For for Choosing the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Lighter

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is a 386.1 digital camera. That's 423.9g lighter than the Canon EOS 5D (810g), 98.9g lighter than the Nikon D3000 (485g), 273.9g lighter than the Pentax K-5 (660g) and 346.9g lighter than the Sony Alpha A99 (733g). 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.

3x Bigger Digital Zoom

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has a digital zoom of 4 (as do the Canon EOS 5D and the Sony Alpha A99), whereas the Nikon D3000 is only a 1x digital zoom digital camera (3x smaller). 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.

Full HD Video

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 supports Full HD video, and so do the Pentax K-5 and the Sony Alpha A99, however the Canon EOS 5D and the Nikon D3000 do not. More ...

Cameras with full HD video recording can capture video with a resolution of at least 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Full HD video usually appears sharper as more pixels re being recorded.

Larger Display Diagonal

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is 3 screen (as do the Nikon D3000, the Pentax K-5 and the Sony Alpha A99), but the Canon EOS 5D is only a 2.5" screen digital camera (0.5" smaller). More ...

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

Touchscreen

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has a touchscreen, whereas the Canon EOS 5D, the Nikon D3000, the Pentax K-5 and the Sony Alpha A99 do not have this feature. More ...

On a camera, this means that the digital display on the back of the camera is touch-sensitive, rather than relying on buttons.

Touchscreens are easier and more intuitive to control.

HDMI

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has an HDMI, and so do the Pentax K-5 and the Sony Alpha A99, however the Canon EOS 5D and the Nikon D3000 do not. More ...

A HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) port is an interface to transfer audio and video data between devices such as digital cameras, computer monitors, TVs and projectors.

A HDMI port on the camera allows you to connect the camera directly to a compatible TV for easy playback of your photos.

3D

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is 3D, but the Canon EOS 5D, the Nikon D3000, the Pentax K-5 and the Sony Alpha A99 are not. More ...

3D compatible cameras can take 3D photos with varying degrees of success. Cameras with 2 lenses will generally be able to capture the best 3D pictures.

3D pictures allow you to capture the feel of a place better than a 2D picture could. However you will need a 3D compatible screen to appreciate the results.

A Lot Higher Maximum Playback Zoom

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has a maximum playback zoom of 16, whereas the Canon EOS 5D is only a 10x maximum playback zoom digital camera (6x lower) and the Nikon D3000 is only a 1x maximum playback zoom digital camera (15x lower). More ...

The 'playback zoom' attribute denotes how much you can enlarge photos and videos when viewing them on the cameras digital screen.

A larger playback zoom allows you to zoom in closer on details of your shots, allowing you to better analyse them and pick out any faults or issues before you transfer them to a computer.

Multi Burst Mode

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 features multi burst mode, however the Canon EOS 5D, the Nikon D3000, the Pentax K-5 and the Sony Alpha A99 do not. More ...

'Multi burst mode' is a special setting on a digital camera to allow it to take multiple photos in very quick succession at a single button press.

Burst mode is very helpful for sports photography, or any time where you are trying to capture a fast-moving subject.

Built-in Flash

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has a built-in flash (as do the Canon EOS 5D, the Nikon D3000 and the Pentax K-5), but the Sony Alpha A99 does not have this feature. More ...

Cameras with a built in flash illuminate the subject in low light conditions. A flash can also be used to place more emphasis on the foreground or lighten dark shadows.

Cameras with a built in flash can take pictures in low light conditions. Since no external flash is required, cameras with a built in flash are smaller and easier to carry.

User Reviews Are a Lot Better

Based on 11 reviews, the average user review score of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is 100%, whereas the average rating of the Nikon D3000 is 89% (based on 13 reviews).

Overall Reviews Are Slightly Better

Based on 97 reviews, the average overall review score of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is 89%, whereas the average rating of the Canon EOS 5D is 88% (based on 64 reviews) and the average rating of the Nikon D3000 is 86% (based on 106 reviews).

4 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Higher Review Score

CNET.com.au, Good Gear Guide.com.au, CNET.co.uk and Parentesis.com all gave the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 a better review score. More ...

CNET.com.au: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 83% vs Nikon D3000 = 80%

Good Gear Guide.com.au: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 85% vs Nikon D3000 = 80%

CNET.co.uk: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 90% vs Nikon D3000 = 75%

Parentesis.com: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 90% vs Nikon D3000 = 60%
Has a Better Lens

On average reviewers thought the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has a better lens. Several people thought that it had a good lens and had a brilliant autofocus.

Has a Better Screen or Viewfinder

Comparing the product reviews on average people thought the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has a better screen or viewfinder. Several people thought that it had a good touch-screen and screen.

Better for Video Capture

On average reviewers thought the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 was better for video capture. Over 10 people thought that it was good for video recording.

17 Reasons Against for Choosing the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Hugely Lower Megapixels

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has a megapixels of 12.1, but the Canon EOS 5D is a 12.8MP digital camera (0.7MP higher), the Nikon D3000 is a 10.2MP digital camera (1.9MP lower), the Pentax K-5 is a 16.3MP digital camera (4.2MP higher) and the Sony Alpha A99 is a 24.3MP digital camera (12.2MP higher). 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.

Only 1600 X 1064 Still Image Resolution

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 supports a still image resolution of 1600 x 1064, which is 3 times lower still image resolution as the Nikon D3000 (2896 x 1944). More ...

Image resolution refers to the amount of pixels that make up an photo taken on a digital camera. It is measured as the width x the height of the image - so a 1280 x 720 resolution camera can take a photo that is 1280 pixels wide and 720 pixels tall.

Higher image resolutions mean that the photos are comprised of more pixels, which translate to more detailed and higher quality photos. Also, because they are larger photos, they can be displayed on larger screens or printed out at vastly increased sizes without losing detail.

Not Waterproof

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is not waterproof, however the Canon EOS 5D, the Nikon D3000, the Pentax K-5 and the Sony Alpha A99 are. More ...

Waterproof compacts or tough / rugged compacts allow you to take shots in all sorts of weather conditions and even take your camera snorkelling with you. Make sure to check the depth the camera can be used to if you intend to use it underwater at greater depths of for extended periods of time.

Waterproof compacts or tough / rugged compacts allow you to take shots in all sorts of weather conditions and even take your camera snorkelling with you.

44,800 Lower Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is a 6 maximum ISO speed digital camera, whereas the Canon EOS 5D and the Nikon D3000 are both 3,200 maximum ISO speed digital cameras (3,200 lower), the Pentax K-5 is a 51,200 maximum ISO speed digital camera (44,800 higher) and the Sony Alpha A99 is a 25,600 maximum ISO speed digital camera (19,200 higher). More ...

ISO sensitivity denotes the sensitivity of your camera to available light. Modifying the sensitivity causes the camera to gather more or less light when forming an image. Higher sensitivity gathers more light, which means can lead to a sharper image in low-light conditions. However it may also lead to increased 'noise', meaning the ISO level must be carefully modified to get the best shot.

A higher maximum ISO sensitivity will allow you to take photos in lower light levels without using flash.

Vastly Lower Display Resolution

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has a display resolution of 460, however the Canon EOS 5D and the Nikon D3000 are both 230,000 Pixels display resolution digital cameras (230,000 pixels lower), the Pentax K-5 is a 921,000 Pixels display resolution digital camera (461,000 pixels higher) and the Sony Alpha A99 is a 1,228,800 Pixels display resolution digital camera (768,800 pixels higher). More ...

The display resolution on a display camera denotes how high detail the display is.

High resolutions on the display of your camera means that the photos you take will be shown in higher detail, allowing you to see them more clearly.

660 Less Battery Life

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 takes 320 battery life, however the Sony Alpha A99 only takes 500 battery life and the Pentax K-5 only takes 980 battery life. More ...

We do not know the number of battery life taken by the Canon EOS 5D. It is possible that it does not take any battery life.

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.

Worse Kagoo Score

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has received a Kagoo Score of 78, whereas the Pentax K-5 scored 83.

$173 More Expensive

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is more expensive than the Nikon D3000 by $173 and more expensive than the Pentax K-5 by $129.

Fewer Sellers

Only 1 seller sell the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2, but 5 shops sell the Pentax K-5 and 5 shops sell the Sony Alpha A99. More ...

The smaller the number of stores that stock this digital camera, the lower the competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
Over Two Years Older

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is older than the Sony Alpha A99 by two years.

Fewer Awards

Whilst the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has received 6 awards, the Canon EOS 5D has received 7 awards, the Nikon D3000 has received 12 awards and the Pentax K-5 has received 12 awards.

Lower Expert Review Score

The average expert rating of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is 80%, whereas the average expert rating of the Canon EOS 5D is 85% (based on 64 reviews) and the Pentax K-5 is 86% (based on 71 reviews).

Worse Brand

Panasonic digital cameras have an average rating of only 86.1%, but Canon has an average rating of 95%, Nikon has an average rating of 90.6% and Sony has an average rating of 87.9%.

23 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Lower Review Score

Ephotozine, Mac World, Cameragearguide.com, Digital Versus, What Digital Camera, Photoreview.com.au, Pocket Lint, Photo Radar, Neocamera.com, Clubic.com, Erenumerique.fr, Cnetfrance.fr, Les Numeriques.com, Testnumerique.fr, Mydigitalphotos.dk, Digitalfoto.dk, Digitalfotoforalla.se, Kamerabild.se, Digitalkamera.de, Chip.de, CNET.de, Wired.it and Webnews.it all gave the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 a lower review score. More ...

Ephotozine: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 90% vs Pentax K-5 = 100%

Mac World: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 60% vs Pentax K-5 = 80%

Cameragearguide.com: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 70% vs Pentax K-5 = 90%

Digital Versus: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 80% vs Pentax K-5 = 100%

What Digital Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 87% vs Pentax K-5 = 90%

Photoreview.com.au: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 85% vs Pentax K-5 = 90%

Pocket Lint: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 80% vs Pentax K-5 = 90%

Photo Radar: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 60% vs Pentax K-5 = 80%

Neocamera.com: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 60% vs Pentax K-5 = 80%

Clubic.com: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 70% vs Pentax K-5 = 80%

Erenumerique.fr: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 85% vs Nikon D3000 = 90%

Cnetfrance.fr: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 80% vs Canon EOS 5D = 87%

Les Numeriques.com: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 80% vs Pentax K-5 = 100%

Testnumerique.fr: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 85% vs Nikon D3000 = 90%

Mydigitalphotos.dk: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 80% vs Nikon D3000 = 90%

Digitalfoto.dk: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 85% vs Pentax K-5 = 89%

Digitalfotoforalla.se: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 85% vs Pentax K-5 = 89%

Kamerabild.se: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 66% vs Pentax K-5 = 88%

Digitalkamera.de: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 87% vs Pentax K-5 = 92%

Chip.de: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 73% vs Pentax K-5 = 92%

CNET.de: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 75% vs Pentax K-5 = 85%

Wired.it: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 78% vs Pentax K-5 = 83%

Webnews.it: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 = 78% vs Pentax K-5 = 83%
Worse in Terms of Size

Our analysis of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 reviews indicates that more reviewers thought the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 was worse in terms of size.

Harder to Use

Comparing the product reviews on average people thought the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 was harder to use.

Took Good Pictures

Comparing the product reviews on average people thought the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 took good pictures.

The cheapest price that we could find for the Lumix DMC-GF2 in the US is $527.99 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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The Sony Alpha A99 has a Kagoo Score of 77. However with a price tag of $2,461.04 this digital camera is very expensive. For further details check out our full review of the Sony Alpha A99 or read our article on whether you should buy a Sony digital camera.

Features We Love:
High megapixels (24.3MP)
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels video resolution (1920x1080 pixels)
High maximum ISO sensitivity (25,600)
Wide range of minimum aperture numbers depending on lens used

A megapixels and fully featured 733g digital camera. It has a GPS and an HDMI, does not have an image stabiliser and supports Full HD video.

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7 Reasons For for Choosing the Sony Alpha A99

A Lot Higher Megapixels

The Sony Alpha A99 has a megapixels of 24.3, whereas the Canon EOS 5D and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 are both only 12.1MP digital cameras (12.2MP lower), the Nikon D3000 is only a 10.2MP digital camera (14.1MP lower) and the Pentax K-5 is only a 16.3MP digital camera (8MP lower). 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.

3x Bigger Digital Zoom

The Sony Alpha A99 has a digital zoom of 4 (as do the Canon EOS 5D and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2), however the Nikon D3000 is only a 1x digital zoom digital camera (3x smaller). 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.

Full HD Video

The Sony Alpha A99 supports Full HD video, and so do the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 and the Pentax K-5, but the Canon EOS 5D and the Nikon D3000 do not. More ...

Cameras with full HD video recording can capture video with a resolution of at least 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Full HD video usually appears sharper as more pixels re being recorded.

0.5" Larger Display Diagonal

The Sony Alpha A99 is a 3 screen digital camera (as do the Nikon D3000, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 and the Pentax K-5), whereas the Canon EOS 5D is only a 2.5" screen digital camera (0.5" smaller). More ...

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

HDMI

The Sony Alpha A99 has an HDMI, and so do the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 and the Pentax K-5, but the Canon EOS 5D and the Nikon D3000 do not. More ...

A HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) port is an interface to transfer audio and video data between devices such as digital cameras, computer monitors, TVs and projectors.

A HDMI port on the camera allows you to connect the camera directly to a compatible TV for easy playback of your photos.

GPS

The Sony Alpha A99 has a GPS, whereas the Canon EOS 5D, the Nikon D3000, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 and the Pentax K-5 do not have this feature. More ...

GPS allows the camera to know where it is in the world and to automatically tag each of your photos with the location it was taken at.

If your photos have been tagged with a GPS location you can see where they were taken, automatically let your favourite photo software or website retrieve the address for that location or display them on a map.

More Shops Are Selling it

A greater number of stores increases the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.

7 Reasons Against for Choosing the Sony Alpha A99

Heavier

The Sony Alpha A99 is a 733 digital camera. That's 77g lighter than the Canon EOS 5D (810g), 248g heavier than the Nikon D3000 (485g), 346.9g heavier than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 (386.1g) and 73g heavier than the Pentax K-5 (660g). 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.

Lower Still Image Resolution

The Sony Alpha A99 supports a still image resolution of 1728 x 1152, and so does the Pentax K-5, which is 3 times lower still image resolution as the Nikon D3000 (2896 x 1944). More ...

Image resolution refers to the amount of pixels that make up an photo taken on a digital camera. It is measured as the width x the height of the image - so a 1280 x 720 resolution camera can take a photo that is 1280 pixels wide and 720 pixels tall.

Higher image resolutions mean that the photos are comprised of more pixels, which translate to more detailed and higher quality photos. Also, because they are larger photos, they can be displayed on larger screens or printed out at vastly increased sizes without losing detail.

Vastly Lower Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The Sony Alpha A99 has a maximum ISO sensitivity of 25, however the Canon EOS 5D and the Nikon D3000 are both 3,200 maximum ISO speed digital cameras (22,400 lower), the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is a 6,400 maximum ISO speed digital camera (19,200 lower) and the Pentax K-5 is a 51,200 maximum ISO speed digital camera (25,600 higher). More ...

ISO sensitivity denotes the sensitivity of your camera to available light. Modifying the sensitivity causes the camera to gather more or less light when forming an image. Higher sensitivity gathers more light, which means can lead to a sharper image in low-light conditions. However it may also lead to increased 'noise', meaning the ISO level must be carefully modified to get the best shot.

A higher maximum ISO sensitivity will allow you to take photos in lower light levels without using flash.

480 Less Battery Life

The number of battery life on the Sony Alpha A99 is 500 (as does the Nikon D3000), but the Pentax K-5 only takes 980 battery life. More ...

We do not know the number of battery life taken by the Canon EOS 5D. It is possible that it does not take any battery life.

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.

Worse Kagoo Score

The Sony Alpha A99 has received a Kagoo Score of 77, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 scored 78 and the Pentax K-5 scored 83.

$2,106 More Expensive

The Sony Alpha A99 is more expensive than the Canon EOS 5D by $1,092, more expensive than the Nikon D3000 by $2,106, more expensive than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 by $1,933 and more expensive than the Pentax K-5 by $2,062.

Worse Brand

Sony digital cameras have an average rating of only 87.9%, whereas Canon has an average rating of 95% and Nikon has an average rating of 90.6%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the Alpha A99 in the US is $2,461.04 and in total we found 5 prices for it.

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