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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

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Sizably more megapixels (photo)
Comment
18 MP
vs
12.1 MP
48.76% more megapixels (photo)
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115
Noticeably larger sensor
Comment
22.3 x 14.9 mm
vs
13 x 17.3 mm
47.74% larger sensor. The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
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96
Sizably more focus points
Comment
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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Amply faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
Comment
4.3 fps
vs
4 fps
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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80
Sizably higher maximum light sensitivity
Comment
25600 ISO
vs
12800 ISO
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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Faster video autofocus due to a phase detection autofocus when shooting movies
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus and allows sharper movies.
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52
Marginally higher pixel density
Comment
501 ppi
vs
462 ppi
8.44% higher pixel density
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49
Appreciably higher resolution
Comment
1250x833 px
vs
1108x831 px
13.09% higher resolution
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39
Has a microphone in
Comment
Yes
vs
No
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
anonymous
39
Clearly narrower
Comment
66.5 mm
vs
107.7 mm
41.20 mm narrower
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38
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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37
Significantly higher resolution (screen)
Comment
1040 k dots
vs
920 k dots
120 k dots higher resolution (screen). A higher screen resolution provides a sharper image, making it easier to review your photos.
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34
Thinner
Comment
32.3 mm
vs
36.8 mm
4.50 mm thinner
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31
Notably more lenses available
Comment
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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30
Has a hot shoe
Comment
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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27
Can be controlled remotely
Comment
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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26
Has branded damage resistant glass
Comment
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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2
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.
Ehsan Dav
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
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.

Canon EOS M is better than Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 because...

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Top Ten Reasons for the

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

Compared to Canon EOS M

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Lighter
Comment
267 g
vs
298 g
31 g lighter
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41
Has AF tracking
Comment
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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41
Notably longer battery life
Comment
360 shots
vs
230 shots
130 shots 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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38
Supports AVCHD format
Comment
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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38
Has an optical viewfinder
Comment
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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37
Vastly shorter
Comment
66.6 mm
vs
108.6 mm
42 mm shorter
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34
Has touch autofocus
Comment
Yes
vs
No
The autofocus is immediately set to the subject by just touching it on the touch screen.
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33
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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32
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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31
Substantially longer exposure time
Comment
60 s
vs
30 s
30 s 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.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 is better than Canon EOS M because...

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