• APS-C 368.2mm2
  • 16.3 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 6400
  • 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • ISO 160 - 12,800

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Differences

Fujifilm X-Pro1 advantages over Panasonic G5

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 4/3
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 4.82 vs 3.75 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Longer battery life
    More info 1000 vs 310 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Thinner
    42 mm vs 70 mm
    Thinner
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 12800 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Panasonic G5 advantages over Fujifilm X-Pro1

  • Less expensive
    $457 vs $799*
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Lens selection
    Excellent vs Good
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Select your focus point more intuitively.
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • More viewfinder magnification
    0.70x vs 0.60x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder
  • Less shutter lag
    0.19 vs 0.37 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Quality build; Unique hybrid optical viewfinder; Excellent LCD; Good controls; Excellent image quality.

  • Limited to prime lenses (for now); Loose aperture ring and EV dial; Mediocre autofocus speeds; Slow buffer clearing; Tripod socket too close to battery compartment.

  • Small, compact body with excellent focusing and exposure capabilities; Newly enhanced touchpanel LCD screen makes image capture and review a joy; Excellent HD video recording quality.

  • Some controls difficult to access; Too easy to activate menus and options while shooting; Lack of a microphone-in jack limits video recording usefulness.

The Competition

Compared to Panasonic DMC-G2

Fujifilm X-Pro1
Panasonic DMC-G2
  • $791
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $800
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen
Panasonic G5
Panasonic DMC-G2
  • $457
  • 4/3
  • Touchscreen
  • Less shutter lag
  • $800
  • 4/3
  • Fast startup
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Panasonic G3

Fujifilm X-Pro1
Panasonic G3
  • $791
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $700
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen
Panasonic G5
Panasonic G3
  • $457
  • 4/3
  • Less shutter lag
  • More dots on screen
  • $700
  • 4/3
  • Thinner

Compared to Panasonic G6

Fujifilm X-Pro1
Panasonic G6
  • $791
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $501
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Panasonic G5
Panasonic G6
  • $457
  • 4/3
  • $501
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Panasonic GX7

Fujifilm X-Pro1
Panasonic GX7
  • $791
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $543
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Lens selection
Panasonic G5
Panasonic GX7
  • $457
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • $543
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Fast startup

Compared to Olympus E-M10

Fujifilm X-Pro1
Olympus E-M10
  • $791
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $494
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Lens selection
Panasonic G5
Olympus E-M10
  • $457
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Shoots 60p video
  • $494
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
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