• APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25,600

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Differences

Sony NEX-5T advantages over Panasonic GM1

  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 4/3
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 4.78 vs 3.77 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
    330 vs 230 shots
    Capture more photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/160 vs 1/50 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.0 fps vs 4.5 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • More kit lens zoom
    3.1x vs 2.7x
    Zooming is easier than walking

Panasonic GM1 advantages over Sony NEX-5T

  • Lens selection
    Excellent vs Good
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Lighter weight
    279g vs 392g
    Lighter weight
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 11 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster shutter
    1/16000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Select your focus point more intuitively.
  • Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video

Common Weaknesses

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • 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

  • Large Four Thirds sensor is impressive for a camera this small; Shares sensor and processor of GX7; Excellent image quality with class-leading high ISO performance; Responsive all-around performer; AF system is fast and accurate; Easy to use and responsive touchscreen; Built-in Wi-Fi with remote control and sharing features; Lightweight and pocketable design makes it easy to carry everywhere.

  • Can be awkward to use with larger lenses; Rear dial is easy to accidentally press; Lacks a hot-shoe for EVF or external flash; Weak built-in flash; 1/50s flash sync; No 1080p60 video; No external headphone jack or mic input.

The Competition

Compared to Sony NEX-5R

Sony NEX-5T
Sony NEX-5R
  • $352
  • APS-C
  • Newer
  • Wider angle kit lens
  • $348
  • APS-C
Panasonic GM1
Sony NEX-5R
  • $495
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Newer
  • $348
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Fujifilm X-A1

Sony NEX-5T
Fujifilm X-A1
  • $352
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $478
  • APS-C
  • Internal flash
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
Panasonic GM1
Fujifilm X-A1
  • $495
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Touchscreen
  • $478
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Sony A5000

Sony NEX-5T
Sony A5000
  • $352
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $394
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Longer battery life
Panasonic GM1
Sony A5000
  • $495
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
  • $394
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Panasonic GM5

Sony NEX-5T
Panasonic GM5
  • $352
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Less expensive
  • $890
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Panasonic GM1
Panasonic GM5
  • $495
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Internal flash
  • $890
  • 4/3
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Panasonic GF7

Sony NEX-5T
Panasonic GF7
  • $352
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $454
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Lens selection
Panasonic GM1
Panasonic GF7
  • $495
  • 4/3
  • $454
  • 4/3
  • Tiltable Screen
  • In-camera panoramas
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