43points

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

83points

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 vs Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

Why is Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 better than Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM?

  • 174g lighter
    318gvs492g
  • Has AF tracking
  • Has a touch screen
  • Has touch autofocus
  • 45.3mm thinner
    39.4mmvs84.7mm
  • 56.6mm shorter
    67.8mmvs124.4mm

Why is Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM better than Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1?

  • 1.25% more megapixels (main camera)
    16.2MPvs16MP
  • 1.63x larger sensor
    23.5 x 15.6mmvs17.3 x 13mm
  • 2.38x faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
    10fpsvs4.2fps
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • 20shots longer battery life
    330shotsvs310shots
  • Has WiFi
  • 10.58% better color depth
    23bitsvs20.8bits
  • Has phase detection autofocus for videos

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Design

1.has a flip-out screen
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.

2.pixel density

326ppi

471ppi

Best

Panasonic Lumix DC-TS7

2160ppi

3.resolution

783 x 587px

1176 x 784px

Best

Panasonic Lumix DC-TS7

5184 x 3888px

4.Has a built-in focus motor
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1
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.

5.Has an electronic viewfinder (EVF)
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1
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.

6. higher resolution (screen)

460k dots

921k dots

A higher screen resolution provides a sharper image, making it easier to review your photos.

Best

Fujifilm X-T1 + XF 18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS

1040000k dots

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Optics

1.focus points

23

15

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.

Best

Canon EOS R

5655

2.sensor size

17.3 x 13mm

23.5 x 15.6mm

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.

Best

Polaroid Snap

81.2 x 25.4mm

3.has AF tracking
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

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.

4.megapixels

16MP

16.2MP

Best

Panono Camera

108MP

5.maximum light sensitivity

12800 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

6.Has phase detection autofocus for photos
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1
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.

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Videography

1.video recording (main camera)

1080 x 60fps

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-GX1
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-GX1
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-GX1
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-GX1
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-GX1
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. longer battery life

310shots

330shots

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.

Best

Nikon D3x

4400shots

2.battery power

1010mAh

1080mAh

Best

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

4360mAh

3.has a removable battery
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1
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.

4.has a rechargeable battery
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

5.has a battery level indicator
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1
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.color depth

20.8bits

23bits

The better a device's color depth the more color nuances it can distinguish. Source: DxOMark.

Best

HP Photosmart R927

42bits

2.dynamic range

10.6Evs

12.4Evs

The better the dynamic range the system captures a wider number of values from dark to light leading to more details in low and highlights. Source: DxOMark.

Best

Nikon D810A

14.8Evs

3.Has WiFi
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

The device can connect to WiFi.

4.has an external memory slot
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1
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.

5.can be controlled remotely
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1
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.

6.has GPS
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1
Sony SLT-A55 + Sony DT 18-55mm/ F3.5-5.6 SAM

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

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Miscellaneous

1.has 3D photo/video recording capabilities
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1
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-GX1
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 rounded aperture blades
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1
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.

4.Is a normal lens
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1
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.

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