• 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • ISO 160 - 6400
  • APS-C 368.2mm2
  • 16.3 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 6400

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Differences

Panasonic GF5 advantages over Fujifilm X-T1 IR

  • Lens selection
    Excellent vs Good
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

Fujifilm X-T1 IR advantages over Panasonic GF5

  • 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.
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Newer
    4 years vs 7 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • More pixels
    16.3 vs 12.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Doesn't require an AA filter
    Yes vs No
    A unique sensor design provides sharp photos without moiré
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    8.0 fps vs 4.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/32000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 12800 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Small body pairs nicely with compact, retractable Power Zoom lens. Extremely fast autofocus. Worthwhile improvements in image quality. Touchscreen overlays can now be hidden.

  • LCD panel is prone to fingerprint smudges. Weak flash, and no hot shoe. Modest burst performance, and very limited buffer for raw shooting. Noise levels and dynamic range still lag competition.

The Competition

Compared to Olympus E-PL3

Panasonic GF5
Olympus E-PL3
  • $330
  • 4/3
  • Touchscreen
  • Fast startup
  • $700
  • 4/3
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Tiltable Screen
Fujifilm X-T1 IR
Olympus E-PL3
  • $1699
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $700
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Lens selection

Compared to Olympus E-PM1

Panasonic GF5
Olympus E-PM1
  • $330
  • 4/3
  • Touchscreen
  • Higher effective ISO
  • $500
  • 4/3
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Hot shoe
Fujifilm X-T1 IR
Olympus E-PM1
  • $1699
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $500
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive

Compared to Panasonic GF3X

Panasonic GF5
Panasonic GF3X
  • $330
  • 4/3
  • Higher effective ISO
  • More dynamic range
  • $750
  • 4/3
Fujifilm X-T1 IR
Panasonic GF3X
  • $1699
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $750
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Lens selection

Compared to Fujifilm X-Pro2

Panasonic GF5
Fujifilm X-Pro2
  • $330
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Lens selection
  • $1632
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Fujifilm X-T1 IR
Fujifilm X-Pro2
  • $1699
  • APS-C
  • Bigger pixels
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $1632
  • APS-C
  • Shoot 4K video
  • More dots on screen

Compared to Sony A6500

Panasonic GF5
Sony A6500
  • $330
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $1065
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Fujifilm X-T1 IR
Sony A6500
  • $1699
  • APS-C
  • Bigger pixels
  • More viewfinder magnification
  • $1065
  • APS-C
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Shoot 4K video
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