Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 (with 14-42mm lens, Red) comparison

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Nikon D5200 (with 18-55mm lens, Black)

Nikon D5200 (with 18-55mm lens, Black)
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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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Sony Alpha NEX-6 (with 16-50mm PZ lens)

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Olympus PEN E-PL3 (with 17mm lens, Black)

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Price $499 at 1 store $569 to $1,596 at 9 stores $380 at 1 store $499 to $898 at 4 stores $587 at 1 store
CNET editors' rating
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.8 (3.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.8 (3.5 stars)
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.2 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 0 stars No reviews, write one! 5.0 stars out of 4 reviews 0 stars No reviews, write one! 5.0 stars out of 5 reviews 4.5 stars out of 1 review
Release date May 02, 2012 November 06, 2012 April 02, 2012 September 05, 2012 September 15, 2011
The Bottom Line 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. The Nikon D5200 makes a great choice for family and vacation photographers. 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. The Sony Alpha NEX-6 delivers an as-yet-unbeatable package of image quality, performance, and design, even for its rather high price. While it's not the best in any particular aspect, and you probably don't want to use it for video, the Olympus PEN E-PL3 offers an excellent balance of size, features, performance, and photo quality for the money.

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Type LCD display - 3 in
LCD display - 3 in
LCD display - 3 in
LCD display - 3 in
LCD display - TFT active matrix - 3 in - Color
Dimensions (W x D x H) 4.3 in x 1.5 in x 2.6 in
5.1 in x 3.9 in x 3.1 in
4.3 in x 1.5 in x 2.6 in
4.7 in x 1.7 in x 2.6 in
4.3 in x 1.5 in x 2.5 in
Lens System 3 x x Zoom lens - 14 mm - 42 mm - F/3.5-5.6 G
3 x x Zoom lens - 18 mm - 55 mm - F/3.5-5.6 G ED II Nikon AF-S DX
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
Lens - 17 mm - F/2.8 Micro Four Thirds
Optical sensor type Live MOS
CMOS
Live MOS
Exmor APS HD CMOS
Live MOS
Light sensitivity ISO 3200
ISO 1600
ISO 800
ISO 200
ISO 6400
ISO 12800
ISO 160
ISO 400
ISO auto
ISO 100-6400
ISO 12800
ISO 25600
ISO auto
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
ISO 200-12800
ISO auto (200-12800)
Video capture AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 -
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 - 1920 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1920 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1920 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1920 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1280 x 720 -
H.264 - 1280 x 720 -
H.264 - 640 x 424 -
H.264 - 640 x 424 -
AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 -
AVCHD - 1280 x 720 -
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 -
AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 -
AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 -
AVCHD - 1280 x 720 -
AVCHD - 1280 x 720 -
MJPEG - 1280 x 720 -
MJPEG - 640 x 480 -
Digital zoom 4 x
Info unavailable 4 x
4 x
Info unavailable
Battery technology Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Lithium ion
Weight 7.9 oz
17.8 oz
7.9 oz
10.1 oz
9.3 oz
Product Type Digital camera - Mirrorless system
Digital camera - SLR with Live View mode
with Movie recording
Digital camera - Mirrorless system
Digital camera - Mirrorless system
Digital camera - Mirrorless system
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