Top 20 Reasons for the Canon EOS M

Top Ten Reasons for the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

 
 
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Canon EOS M vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

Top 20 Reasons for the

Canon EOS M

Compared to Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

239
Explicitly more megapixels (photo)
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18MP
vs
12.1MP
48.76% more megapixels (photo)

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179
Distinctly larger sensor
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22.3 x 14.9mm
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13 x 17.3mm
47.74% larger sensor. The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.

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143
Considerably more focus points
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31
vs
23
8 more focus points. The more focus points the more flexibility in picking which part of the scene to focus on. They also give the image sensor a better probability in identifying the right area of the scene to focus on in more automatic modes.

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128
Amply faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
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4.3fps
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4fps
7.50% faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format. Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.

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95
Sizably higher maximum light sensitivity
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25600ISO
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12800ISO
2x higher maximum light sensitivity. With a higher light sensitivity (ISO level), the sensor absorbs more light. This can be used to capture moving objects using a fast shutter speed, or to take images in low light without using a flash.

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67
Faster video autofocus due to a phase detection autofocus when shooting movies
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Yes
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No
A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus and allows sharper movies.

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67
A tad higher pixel density
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501ppi
vs
462ppi
8.44% higher pixel density

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60
Distinctly higher resolution
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1250x833px
vs
1108x831px
13.09% higher resolution

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57
Has a microphone in
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Yes
vs
No
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.

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55
Vastly higher resolution (screen)
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1040k dots
vs
920k dots
120k dots higher resolution (screen). A higher screen resolution provides a sharper image, making it easier to review your photos.

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51
Considerably narrower
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66.5mm
vs
107.7mm
41.20mm narrower

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49
Thinner
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32.3mm
vs
36.8mm
4.50mm thinner

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46
Faster photo autofocus due to a phase detection autofocus when shooting pictures
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus and allows sharper images.

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34
Considerably more lenses available
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162
vs
26
136 more lenses available. A bigger variety of brand lenses means that you have more options and can find one that suits your needs.

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34
Can be controlled remotely
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Yes
vs
No
A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.

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33
Has a hot shoe
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Yes
vs
No
A hot shoe can be used to attach an external flash, as well as light meters, viewfinders, rangefinders and other attachments.

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28
Has branded damage resistant glass
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Yes
vs
No
Damage resistant glass (such as Corning Gorilla Glass or Asahi Dragontail Glass) is thin and lightweight, and can withstand high levels of force.

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Has a HDMI output
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Yes
vs
No
Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.

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2
Has a prime lense
Comment
Yes
vs
No
EF-M 22mm f2 STM is a superior high quality prime lens which matches the 23mm F2 on X100S

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Antonio Galluccio Mezio
2
Has 24p cinema mode
Comment
Yes
vs
No
24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.

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Top Ten Reasons for the

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

Compared to Canon EOS M

102
Lighter
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267g
vs
298g
31g lighter

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71
Measurably longer battery life
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360shots
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230shots
130shots longer battery life. CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.

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56
Explicitly shorter
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66.6mm
vs
108.6mm
42mm shorter

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48
Has AF tracking
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Yes
vs
No
With AF tracking, once you choose the subject and press the shutter release part way down, as the subject moves, the autofocus will follow it. No more out of focus shots.

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43
Supports AVCHD format
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Yes
vs
No
AVCHD (Advanced Video Coding High Definition) is a file-based format for the digital recording and playback of high-definition video. It's a standard popular among professional cameras and camcorders.

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43
Has an optical viewfinder
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Yes
vs
No
An optical viewfinder (or OVF) allows the photographer to compose a shot while seeing exactly what the lens sees. There is no time lag and they require no power - as opposed to electronic viewfinders which can drain battery life. They are also better in low light situations.

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42
Has touch autofocus
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Yes
vs
No
The autofocus is immediately set to the subject by just touching it on the touch screen.

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41
Has a flash
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.

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36
Has a HDMI output
Comment
Yes
vs
No
Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.

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33
Measurably longer exposure time
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60s
vs
30s
30s longer exposure time. When the camera shutter is open for a long time, more light is absorbed by the sensor. You can use this slow shutter speed to produce vivid night time photography, or capture the trajectory of moving objects such as motorway traffic.

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