36points

Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1

82points

Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 vs Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

Why is Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 better than Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM?

  • 288g lighter
    204gvs492g
  • Has a touch screen
  • 24mm narrower
    68mmvs92mm
  • 63.6mm thinner
    21.1mmvs84.7mm
  • 20% wider aperture at minimum focal length
    f/2.8 vs3.5f
  • Has a front camera
  • Has free navigation software
  • Helps tracking the current position of a mobile device

Why is Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM better than Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1?

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • 2x better video recording quality (main camera)
    1080 x 60fpsvs1080 x 30fps
  • Has WiFi
  • Has phase detection autofocus for videos
  • Has a stereo microphone
  • Has phase detection autofocus for photos
  • 0.43% higher pixel density
    471ppivs469ppi
  • Has a microphone in

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Design

1.has a flip-out screen
Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.

2.pixel density

469ppi

471ppi

Best

Panasonic Lumix DC-TS7

2160ppi

3.Has a built-in focus motor
Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

The focus motor moves the lens in order to autofocus. For system cameras, having a focus motor in the camera's body allows you to use a wide range of lenses, including lenses which do not have their own focus motor. For compact cameras, a focus motor is usually built-in.

4.Has an electronic viewfinder (EVF)
Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

An electronic viewfinder (or EVF) is a small display showing the image. Benefits of these over optical viewfinders include: they show more of the image, they can be more compact, focusing is easier with digital zoom, and they can also sometimes have extra info on the display, eg. a live histogram.

5.weight

204g

492g

Best

HTC Re

65.5g

6.Is a system camera
Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

A system camera has lots of changeable parts such as lenses, flashes and other accessories. They offer greater flexibility than compact cameras.

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Optics

1.widest aperture

f/2.8

f/3.5

With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.

Best

Ricoh GR II

f/1

2.megapixels

20MP

16.2MP

Best

Panono Camera

108MP

3.maximum light sensitivity

25600 ISO

12800 ISO

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.

Best

Nikon D7500 + Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

1640000 ISO

4.Has phase detection autofocus for photos
Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus, allowing for sharper images.

5.has sensor shift stabilization
Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

With sensor shift, the image sensor (rather than the lens) moves to counterbalance any vibration of the camera. This means the image will be stabilised regardless of what lens is being used.

6.has a two-stage shutter
Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

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.

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Videography

1.video recording (main camera)

1080 x 30fps

1080 x 60fps

The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.

Best

Fujifilm X-T3

2160 x 60fps

2.Has phase detection autofocus for videos
Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

A phase detection autofocus system is faster than a contrast detection autofocus system. Even when recording scenes with a lot of fast movements, the videos are sharp and clear.

3.has continuous autofocus when recording movies
Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.

4.supports AVCHD format
Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

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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Audio

1.has a stereo microphone
Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.

2.has a microphone in
Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.

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Battery

1.battery power

2600mAh

1080mAh

Best

Samsung Galaxy NX Mirrorless + 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6

4360mAh

2.has a removable battery
Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

3.has a rechargeable battery
Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

4.has a battery level indicator
Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

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Features

1.Has WiFi
Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

The device can connect to WiFi.

2.has an external memory slot
Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) so that you can either extend the internal storage with affordable memory modules or you can retrieve data, such as photographs, easily from a memory card.

3.can be controlled remotely
Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.

4.has GPS
Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

GPS enables global positioning, useful in map, geo-tagging or navigation apps.

5.USB version

2

2

Newer USB versions are faster and have better power management.

Best

Fujifilm X-T3

3.1

6.has a HDMI output
Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.

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Miscellaneous

1.has 3D photo/video recording capabilities
Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

The device captures 3D still photos and/or 3D videos due to two separate lenses.

2.Has focus motor
Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

Lenses with a built-in focus motor can autofocus even if the camera does not have its own focus motor.

3.has a brand lens
Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

The lens is made by a reputable photographic equipment manufacturer, as opposed to a low-cost unbranded lens.

4.Has rounded aperture blades
Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

Similar to the number of aperture blades, rounded blades affect the way the light gets through to the sensor. Rounded blades, often only found on more expensive lenses, improve the appearance of the out-of-focus areas. This allows you to attain better, softer looking bokeh in your photos.

5.Is a normal lens
Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

A normal lens is one that doesn't fall into another category such as wide angle or telephoto, and typically has a focal length between 35mm and 70mm. These lenses aren't tailored towards a specific type of photography, and so are quite versatile.

6.Helps tracking the current position of a mobile device
Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

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