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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Price $479 at 1 store $499 to $898 at 4 stores $1,097 at 3 stores $334 to $397 at 3 stores $7 at 1 store
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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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Release date December 15, 2011 September 05, 2012 July 31, 2013 July 18, 2012 March 19, 2010
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.

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Flash Memory Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 70 MB - Integrated
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Type TFT active matrix
LCD display - 3 in - Color
LCD display - 3 in
Info unavailable TFT active matrix - Color
LCD display - 3 in
LCD display - TFT active matrix - 2.4 in - Color
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 4.4 in x 1.8 in x 2.6 in
3.7 in x 0.9 in x 2.4 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 3.8 x x Zoom lens - 4.7 mm - 17.7 mm - F/1.4-2.3
3 x x Zoom lens - 6.3 mm - 18.9 mm - F/3.1-5.9
Optical sensor type Live MOS
Exmor APS HD CMOS
Live MOS
MOS
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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 100
ISO 200
ISO 80
ISO 6400
ISO 12800
ISO 400
ISO auto
ISO 400
ISO 1600
ISO 800
ISO 100
ISO 200
ISO auto
ISO 80
Memory storage capacity Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 70 MB
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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 -
H.264 - 1920 x 1080 -
AVCHD - 1280 x 720 -
H.264 - 1280 x 720 -
H.264 - 640 x 480 -
H.264 - 1280 x 720 -
AVI - 640 x 480 -
AVI - 320 x 240 -
AVI - 640 x 480 -
AVI - 320 x 240 -
Digital zoom 4 x
4 x
Info unavailable 4 x
4 x
Battery technology Lithium ion
Info unavailable Info unavailable Lithium ion
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Weight 9.6 oz
10.1 oz
Info unavailable 9.5 oz
4.3 oz
Product Type Digital camera - Mirrorless system
Digital camera - Mirrorless system
Info unavailable Digital camera - Compact
Digital camera - Compact
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