Panasonic Lumix GF5 vs. GX1 – Which One Is Better? – HD

January 4, 2013 - Comment

Panasonic Lumix GF5 vs. GX1 – Which One Is Better? – HD On Sale at Amazon: Panasonic Lumix GF5 – amzn.to Panasonic Lumix GX1 – amzn.to GF5 – Review Summary: In refreshing its modestly-sized, modestly-priced touchscreen mirrorless camera, Panasonic has wisely left the sensor resolution unchanged. Instead, the Panasonic GF5 brings lower noise levels, performance

Panasonic Lumix GF5 vs. GX1 – Which One Is Better? – HD On Sale at Amazon: Panasonic Lumix GF5 – amzn.to Panasonic Lumix GX1 – amzn.to GF5 – Review Summary: In refreshing its modestly-sized, modestly-priced touchscreen mirrorless camera, Panasonic has wisely left the sensor resolution unchanged. Instead, the Panasonic GF5 brings lower noise levels, performance improvements, and some worthwhile improvements to UI and ergonomics. Pros: Small body pairs nicely with compact, retractable Power Zoom lens. Extremely fast autofocus. Worthwhile improvements in image quality. Touchscreen overlays can now be hidden. Cons: LCD panel is prone to fingerprint smudges. Weak flash, and no hot shoe. Modest burst performance, and very limited buffer for raw shooting. Noise levels and dynamic range still lag competition. GX1 – Panasonic’s Lumix DMC-GX1 is the company’s latest addition to its G-series lineup. And although the camera bears the ’1′ appendage in its model name, it is clear from even a cursory glance that with the GX1, Panasonic has provided the long-awaited spiritual successor to the highly regarded Lumix DMC-GF1. Of perhaps even greater significance, the move to introduce a separate GX product line (as opposed to releasing the camera as a ‘GF4′) would seem to suggest a long-term commitment by the camera maker to meet the demands of enthusiasts who embraced the GF1. Launched back in 2009, the GF1 was, ironically, Panasonic’s attempt to court compact-camera owners looking to

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