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)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 (Body Only, Silver)
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Price $792 at 1 store $499 to $898 at 4 stores $947 at 2 stores $576 at 1 store $747 at 2 stores
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)
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Release date December 15, 2011 September 05, 2012 July 31, 2013 December 15, 2011 October 16, 2013
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.

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Type TFT active matrix
LCD display - 3 in - Color
LCD display - 3 in
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LCD display - 3 in - Color
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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
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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
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Optical sensor type Live MOS
Exmor APS HD CMOS
Live MOS
Live MOS
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
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ISO 1600
ISO 800
ISO 200
ISO 6400
ISO 12800
ISO 160
ISO 400
ISO auto
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Video capture AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 -
AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 -
AVCHD - 1280 x 720 -
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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 -
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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 -
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Digital zoom 4 x
4 x
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Battery technology Lithium ion
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Weight 9.6 oz
10.1 oz
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Product Type Digital camera - Mirrorless system
Digital camera - Mirrorless system
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