Canon EOS MPanasonic Lumix DMC-GF5
Top 51%738 points
Top 51%
Top 52%721 points
Top 52%
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1.Megapixels
2.Sensor size
3.Maximum light sensitivity
4.Continuous shooting at high resolution
5.Video recording
6.Longer battery life
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Canon EOS M vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5: 51 facts in comparison

1. megapixels

48.76% more megapixels.
18MP
Panono Camera: 108MP
12.10MP

2. sensor size

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
14.9 x 22.3mm
Polaroid Snap: 81.2 x 38mm
17.3 x 13mm

3. 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.
31
Sony Alpha a9: 693
23

4. continuous shooting at high resolution

Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
4.30fps
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II: 60fps
4fps

5. weight

31g lighter.
298g
HTC Re: 65.50g
267g

6. 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.
25600ISO
Nikon D7500 + Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR: 1640000ISO
12800ISO

7. video recording

30.43% better video recording quality.
1080 x 30fps
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II: 2160 x 60fps
1080 x 23fps

8. longer battery life

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
230shots
Nikon D3x: 4400shots
360shots

9. has a stereo microphone

A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
Canon EOS M
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5
49% have it

10. Faster video autofocus due to a phase detection autofocus when shooting movies

A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus and allows sharper movies.
Canon EOS M
11% have it

11. fastest shutter speed

A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.
0s
Canon EOS-1D C: 0s
0s

12. pixel density

8.44% higher pixel density.
501ppi
Sony A7 II: 544ppi
462ppi

13. width

41.20mm narrower.
66.50mm
DxO One: 26.20mm
107.70mm

14. height

42mm shorter.
108.60mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V: 39mm
66.60mm

15. higher resolution (screen)

A higher screen resolution provides a sharper image, making it easier to review your photos.
1040k dots
Fujifilm FinePix X-Pro1: 1230000k dots
920k dots

16. thickness

4.50mm thinner.
32.30mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 13mm
36.80mm

17. resolution

13.09% higher resolution.
1250 x 833px
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2K + Lumix G Vario 14-42mm/ F3.5-5.6 ASPH./ MEGA O.I.S: 1517 x 1920px
1108 x 831px

18. has a microphone in

A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
Canon EOS M
24% have it

19. has a touch screen

You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
Canon EOS M
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5
22% have it

20. screen size

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
3"
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2: 4.80"
3"

21. has AF tracking

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.
Canon EOS M
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5
72% have it

22. Faster photo autofocus due to a phase detection autofocus when shooting pictures

A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus and allows sharper images.
Canon EOS M
30% have it

23. supports AVCHD format

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.
Canon EOS M
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5
25% have it

24. Is a system camera

A system camera has lots of changeable parts such as lenses, flashes and other accessories. They offer greater flexibility than compact cameras.
Canon EOS M
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5
45% have it

25. has a two-stage shutter

A two-stage shutter is good for taking photos like a pro; apply pressure to the button in order for the lens to focus, and then press it fully to capture the photograph.
Canon EOS M
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5
53% have it

26. has a flash

A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.
Canon EOS M
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5
87% have it

27. has touch autofocus

The autofocus is immediately set to the subject by just touching it on the touch screen.
Canon EOS M
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5
19% have it

28. can be controlled remotely

A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.
Canon EOS M
44% have it

29. has continuous autofocus when recording movies

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
Canon EOS M
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5
65% have it

30. has an optical viewfinder

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.
Canon EOS M
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5
30% have it

31. has a CMOS sensor

CMOS image sensors are slowly replacing CCD sensors, due to reduced power consumption and better image quality. They can be very compact and cost relatively little to produce.
Canon EOS M
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5
68% have it

32. has a serial shot mode

You can shoot multiple pictures in a row.
Canon EOS M
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5
88% have it

33. shoots raw

A raw image file contains minimally processed data from the image sensor. Raw files are so named because they are not yet processed and therefore are not ready to be printed or edited with a bitmap graphics editor.
Canon EOS M
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5
56% have it

34. Has a hot shoe

A hot shoe can be used to attach an external flash, as well as light meters, viewfinders, rangefinders and other attachments.
Canon EOS M
52% have it

35. lenses

A bigger variety of brand lenses means that you have more options and can find one that suits your needs.
162
Nikon D5: 400
26

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