Comparing Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 vs Canon EOS M

1. Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

10 Reasons why Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 is better

Comparing Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 vs Canon EOS M

1.Lighter
267gvs 298g (Canon EOS M)
2.Appreciably longer battery life
360shotsvs 230shots (Canon EOS M)
CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
3.Shorter
66.6mmvs 108.6mm (Canon EOS M)
4.Has AF tracking
Yesvs No (Canon EOS M)
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.
5.Has touch autofocus
Yesvs No (Canon EOS M)
The autofocus is immediately set to the subject by just touching it on the touch screen.
6.Supports AVCHD format
Yesvs No (Canon EOS M)
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.
7.Has a flash
Yesvs No (Canon EOS M)
A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.
8.Has an optical viewfinder
Yesvs No (Canon EOS M)
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.
9.Has a HDMI output
Yesvs No (Canon EOS M)
Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
10.Notably longer exposure time
60svs 30s (Canon EOS M)
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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2. Canon EOS M

20 Reasons why Canon EOS M is better

Comparing Canon EOS M vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

1.Sizably more megapixels (photo)
18MPvs 12.1MP (Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5)
2.Appreciably larger sensor
14.9 x 22.3mmvs 17.3 x 13mm (Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5)
The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
3.Sizably more focus points
31vs 23 (Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5)
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.
4.Plenty faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
4.3fpsvs 4fps (Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5)
Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
5.Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
25600ISOvs 12800ISO (Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5)
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.
6.Faster video autofocus due to a phase detection autofocus when shooting movies
Yesvs No (Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5)
A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus and allows sharper movies.
7.Marginally higher pixel density
501ppivs 462ppi (Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5)
8.Appreciably higher resolution (screen)
1040k dotsvs 920k dots (Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5)
A higher screen resolution provides a sharper image, making it easier to review your photos.
9.Has a microphone in
Yesvs No (Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5)
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
10.Significantly higher resolution
1,250 x 833pxvs 1,108 x 831px (Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5)
11.Narrower
66.5mmvs 107.7mm (Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5)
12.Thinner
32.3mmvs 36.8mm (Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5)
13.Faster photo autofocus due to a phase detection autofocus when shooting pictures
Yesvs No (Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5)
A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus and allows sharper images.
14.Can be controlled remotely
Yesvs No (Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5)
A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.
15.Has a hot shoe
Yesvs No (Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5)
A hot shoe can be used to attach an external flash, as well as light meters, viewfinders, rangefinders and other attachments.
16.Distinctly more lenses available
162vs 26 (Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5)
A bigger variety of brand lenses means that you have more options and can find one that suits your needs.
17.Has branded damage resistant glass
Yesvs No (Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5)
Damage resistant glass (such as Corning Gorilla Glass or Asahi Dragontrail Glass) is thin and lightweight, and can withstand high levels of force.
18.Has 24p cinema mode
24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.
19.Has a HDMI output
Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
20.Has a prime lense
EF-M 22mm f2 STM is a superior high quality prime lens which matches the 23mm F2 on X100S
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