• 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25,600
  • 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25,600

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Differences

Panasonic GM1 advantages over Panasonic GM5

  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    9.9 fps vs 5.7 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    10.3 fps vs 4.9 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode

Panasonic GM5 advantages over Panasonic GM1

  • 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
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    56 vs 10 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • 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
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

  • 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.

  • Great image quality for a tiny camera; Excellent high ISO for its class; Built-in EVF; Built-in hot-shoe; Improved ergonomics; Improved image quality for long exposures; Improved burst rate with hybrid shutter; 1080/60p video.

  • Slightly bigger than GM1 (but not by much); No built-in flash; Shallow buffers with RAW files; Dynamic range not quite as good as some competing models; Below average battery life.

The Competition

Compared to Olympus E-PM2

Panasonic GM1
Olympus E-PM2
  • $479
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $448
  • 4/3
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Higher effective ISO
Panasonic GM5
Olympus E-PM2
  • $898
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $448
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Olympus E-PL6

Panasonic GM1
Olympus E-PL6
  • $479
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $299
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Panasonic GM5
Olympus E-PL6
  • $898
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $299
  • 4/3
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Panasonic GF7

Panasonic GM1
Panasonic GF7
  • $479
  • 4/3
  • $590
  • 4/3
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Tiltable Screen
Panasonic GM5
Panasonic GF7
  • $898
  • 4/3
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Hot shoe
  • $590
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Panasonic GX850

Panasonic GM1
Panasonic GX850
  • $479
  • 4/3
  • Fast startup
  • Higher effective ISO
  • $515
  • 4/3
  • Shoot 4K video
  • In-camera panoramas
Panasonic GM5
Panasonic GX850
  • $898
  • 4/3
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Fast startup
  • $515
  • 4/3
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to YI M1

Panasonic GM1
YI M1
  • $479
  • 4/3
  • Internal flash
  • Faster JPEG shooting
  • $499
  • 4/3
  • Shoot 4K video
  • In-camera panoramas
Panasonic GM5
YI M1
  • $898
  • 4/3
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Faster JPEG shooting
  • $499
  • 4/3
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Built-in Bluetooth
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