Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 (with 14-42mm PZ, Black) comparison

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 (with 14-42mm PZ, Black)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 (with 14-42mm PZ, Black)
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Sony Alpha NEX-6 (with 16-50mm PZ lens)

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 (Body Only, Silver)

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 (with 14-42mm HD lens, Black)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 (with 14-42mm HD lens, Black)
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Price $475 at 1 store $599 to $1,094 at 8 stores $898 to $1,099 at 4 stores $571 at 1 store $484 at 1 store
CNET editors' rating
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.7 (3.5 stars)
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.2 (4.0 stars)
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3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.7 (3.5 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.8 (3.5 stars)
Average user rating 3.0 stars out of 3 reviews 5.0 stars out of 5 reviews 0 stars No reviews, write one! 0 stars No reviews, write one! 0 stars No reviews, write one!
Release date December 15, 2011 September 05, 2012 July 31, 2013 December 15, 2011 April 02, 2012
The Bottom Line A well-designed camera with an interface that creative photographers can customize to their liking, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 deserves serious consideration if you're looking for a modestly compact interchangeable-lens model. The Sony Alpha NEX-6 delivers an as-yet-unbeatable package of image quality, performance, and design, even for its rather high price. A well-designed camera with an interface that creative photographers can customize to their liking, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 deserves serious consideration if you're looking for a modestly compact interchangeable-lens model. With capable, speedy performance, and a friendly but powerful interface, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 is a good choice for people looking to upgrade from a point-and-shoot.

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Type TFT active matrix
LCD display - 3 in - Color
LCD display - 3 in
Info unavailable TFT active matrix
LCD display - 3 in - Color
LCD display - 3 in
Dimensions (W x D x H) 4.6 in x 1.5 in x 2.7 in
4.7 in x 1.7 in x 2.6 in
Info unavailable 4.6 in x 1.5 in x 2.7 in
4.3 in x 1.5 in x 2.6 in
Lens System 3 x x Zoom lens - 14 mm - 42 mm - F/3.5-5.6 X
3 x x Zoom lens - 16 mm - 50 mm - F/3.5-5.6 PZ OSS
Info unavailable Info unavailable 3 x x Zoom lens - 14 mm - 42 mm - F/3.5-5.6 X
Optical sensor type Live MOS
Exmor APS HD CMOS
Live MOS
Live MOS
Live MOS
Light sensitivity ISO 3200
ISO 1600
ISO 800
ISO 200
ISO 6400
ISO 12800
ISO 160
ISO 400
ISO auto
ISO auto (100-3200)
ISO 100-25600
Info unavailable ISO 3200
ISO 1600
ISO 800
ISO 200
ISO 6400
ISO 12800
ISO 160
ISO 400
ISO auto
ISO 3200
ISO 1600
ISO 800
ISO 200
ISO 6400
ISO 12800
ISO 160
ISO 400
ISO auto
Video capture AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 -
AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 -
AVCHD - 1280 x 720 -
AVCHD - 1280 x 720 -
H.264 - 1920 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1280 x 720 -
H.264 - 640 x 480 -
H.264 - 1920 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1280 x 720 -
H.264 - 640 x 480 -
AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 -
AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 -
AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 -
AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 -
AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1440 x 1080 -
H.264 - 640 x 480 -
Info unavailable AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 -
AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 -
AVCHD - 1280 x 720 -
AVCHD - 1280 x 720 -
H.264 - 1920 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1280 x 720 -
H.264 - 640 x 480 -
H.264 - 1920 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1280 x 720 -
H.264 - 640 x 480 -
AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 -
AVCHD - 1280 x 720 -
H.264 - 1920 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1280 x 720 -
H.264 - 640 x 480 -
Digital zoom 4 x
4 x
Info unavailable 4 x
4 x
Battery technology Lithium ion
Info unavailable Info unavailable Lithium ion
Info unavailable
Weight 9.6 oz
10.1 oz
Info unavailable 9.6 oz
7.9 oz
Product Type Digital camera - Mirrorless system
Digital camera - Mirrorless system
Info unavailable Digital camera - Mirrorless system
Digital camera - Mirrorless system
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