Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 vs Pentax K-5 IIs

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2
Pentax K-5 IIs

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Reasons For

7 Reasons For
A lot longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is 60s maximum shutter speed, but the Pentax K-5 IIs is only a 30s maximum shutter speed digital camera (30s shorter). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

Higher JPEG frame rate Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has a JPEG frame rate of 30fps, but the Pentax K-5 IIs is only a 25fps JPEG frame rate digital camera (5fps lower).
Touch sensitive screen Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has a touch sensitive screen, however the Pentax K-5 IIs does not have a touch sensitive screen.
2x lighter Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is a 265g digital camera. That's 415g lighter than the Pentax K-5 IIs (680g). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

A lot shorter Edit
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is 67.81mm tall, but the Pentax K-5 IIs is a 97mm tall digital camera (29.19mm taller).
Thinner Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is a 32.76mm deep digital camera, whereas the Pentax K-5 IIs is a 72.5mm deep digital camera (39.74mm thicker).
18.22mm narrower Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is a 112.78mm wide digital camera, whereas the Pentax K-5 IIs is a 131mm wide digital camera (18.22mm wider).
6 Reasons For
26% higher megapixel count Edit
The Pentax K-5 IIs is a 16.3MP digital camera. That's 4.2MP higher than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 (16.3MP). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

88% higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Pentax K-5 IIs is a 51,200 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 44,800 higher than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 (51,200).
Smaller minimum ISO speed Edit
The Pentax K-5 IIs is an 80 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 20 smaller than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 (80).
51% higher display resolution Edit
The Pentax K-5 IIs is a 921,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 461,000 pixels higher than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 (921,000 pixels).
740.00 shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Pentax K-5 IIs is 740.00, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 only takes 320.00 shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

Better user reviews
Based on 1 review, the average user review score of the Pentax K-5 IIs is 100%, however the average rating of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is 93% (based on 48 reviews).

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
4.2MP lower megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has a megapixel count of 12.1MP, whereas the Pentax K-5 IIs is a 16.3MP digital camera (4.2MP higher). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has a maximum ISO speed of 6,400, however the Pentax K-5 IIs is a 51,200 maximum ISO speed digital camera (44,800 higher).
Bigger minimum ISO speed Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has a minimum ISO speed of 100, but the Pentax K-5 IIs is an 80 minimum ISO speed digital camera (20 smaller).
2x lower display resolution Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has a display resolution of 460,000 pixels, but the Pentax K-5 IIs is a 921,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (461,000 pixels higher).
Four hundred and twenty less shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is 320.00, but the Pentax K-5 IIs only takes 740.00 shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

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Lower user review Score
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2's average user rating is 93%, however the Pentax K-5 IIs's is 100% (based on 1 review).
8 Reasons Against
Shorter maximum camera shutter speed Edit
Pentax K-5 IIs is only 30s maximum shutter speed. That's 30s shorter than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 (30s). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

Lower JPEG frame rate Edit
The Pentax K-5 IIs is a 25fps JPEG frame rate digital camera. That's 5fps lower than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 (25fps).
Does not have a touch sensitive screen Edit
The Pentax K-5 IIs does not have a touch sensitive screen, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 has a touch sensitive screen.
Hugely heavier Edit
The Pentax K-5 IIs has a weight of 680g, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 is a 265g digital camera (415g lighter). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

Taller Edit
Pentax K-5 IIs is 97mm tall. That's 29.19mm taller than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 (97mm).
Thicker Edit
The Pentax K-5 IIs is a 72.5mm deep digital camera. That's 39.74mm thicker than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 (72.5mm).
18.22mm wider Edit
The Pentax K-5 IIs is a 131mm wide digital camera. That's 18.22mm wider than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 (131mm).
Older by four months
The Pentax K-5 IIs is four months older than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2.

Awards

6 Awards
Digicam Buyer.co.uk: Editor's Choice
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
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PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
What Digital Camera: Recommended
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Average User Rating

Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
BEST
Megapixel Count
12.1MP 16.3MP
BEST
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
BEST
Still Image Resolution
 4000 x 3000
 4000 x 2672
 4000 x 2248
 2992 x 2992
 2816 x 2112
 2816 x 1880
 2112 x 2112
 2816 x 1584
 2048 x 1536
 2048 x 1360
 1920 x 1080
 1600 x 1200
 1600 x 1064
 4928 x 3264
 3936 x 2624
 3072 x 2048
 1728 x 1152
 4000 x 3000
 4000 x 2672
 4000 x 2248
 2992 x 2992
 2816 x 2112
 2816 x 1880
 2112 x 2112
 2816 x 1584
 2048 x 1536
 2048 x 1360
 1920 x 1080
 1600 x 1200
 1600 x 1064
 4928 x 3264
 3936 x 2624
 3072 x 2048
 1728 x 1152
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 4928 x 3264
 4928 x 3264
BEST
Full-Frame Sensor Size
17.3 x 13 23.7 x 15.7
Total Megapixel Count
13.06MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Sensor Size
 4/3
BEST
 4/3

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Lens Mount Interface
 Pentax K
 Pentax KA
 Pentax KAF
 Pentax KAF2
 Pentax K
 Pentax KA
 Pentax KAF
 Pentax KAF2

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 multi point
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 multi point
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
 Auto focus lock
 Auto focus lock
Auto Focus Assist Beam
 Auto focus assist beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
ISO Speed
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 51200
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 51200
Maximum ISO Speed
6,400 51,200
BEST
Minimum ISO Speed
100 80
BEST
Auto Exposure Lock
 Auto exposure lock
 Auto exposure lock
Light Metering Mode
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 5EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 5EV (1/3EV step)
BEST
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
60s
BEST
30s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Mode
 Forced on
 Forced off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Manual
 Forced on
 Forced off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Manual
Flash Sync-Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 1s
Flash Exposure Compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Flash exposure compensation
Shoe Mounting Point
 Shoe mounting point
Unknown - Click to provide data
Shoe Mounting Point
 Hot
 Hot

Video

Full HD Video
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
30fps
BEST
25fps
Video Format
 AVCHD
 AVC
 AVI
 AVCHD
 AVC
 AVI
Analog Signal Format
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio System
 Mono
 Mono

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
BEST
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Memory Slot
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
BEST
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Unknown - Click to provide data
Field of View
100% 100%
Touch Sensitive Screen
 Touch sensitive screen
BEST
 Touch sensitive screen
Display Resolution
460,000 pixels 921,000 pixels
BEST
Second Display
 Second display
 Second display

Viewfinder

Lens Magnification Ratio
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.92x

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
DC-In Jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DC-in jack
USB Connector Type
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB B
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
HDMI Connector
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
USB Connector
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B

Camera

3D Compatible
 3D compatible
Unknown - Click to provide data
White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Halogen
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Halogen
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
Self-Timer
2,10 2,12
Calendar
 Calendar
Unknown - Click to provide data
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Dioptre Correction
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Dioptre correction
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.2
 Exif 2.21
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.2
 Exif 2.21
Live View
 Live view
 Live view
Multi Burst Mode
 Multi burst mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Playback Mode
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
Saturation Adjustment
 Saturation adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Contrast Adjustment
 Contrast adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Direct Printing
 Direct printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
Brightness Adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Mode
 Children
 Cuisine
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Children
 Cuisine
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Party (indoor)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 CZE
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 CHI (SIMPL)
 DAN
 DUT
 CZE
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 CHI (SIMPL)
On Screen Display Language
 ENG
 ESP
 ENG
 ESP

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
265g
BEST
680g
Height
67.81mm
BEST
97mm
Depth
32.76mm
BEST
72.5mm
Width
112.78mm
BEST
131mm
Weight Including Battery
364g Unknown - Click to provide data

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 AC
 Battery
 AC
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Size
Unknown - Click to provide data D-LI90
Battery Capacity
1,010mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
Shot Per Battery Charge
320 shots 740 shots
BEST
Battery Voltage
7.2V Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Level Indicator
 Battery level indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Relative Humidity Operating Range
10 - 80 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

System Requirements

Mac Operating System
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mac operating system
Windows Operating System
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Windows operating system
Mac Compatible
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mac compatible

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
PHOTOfunSTUDIO 6.0 HD EditionSILKYPIX® Developer Studio 3.1 SESuper Loilo Scope (trial version)USB Driver PENTAX Digital Camera Utility 4
Included Cable
 USB
 AC
 AV
 USB
 AC
 AV
Battery Included
 Battery included
 Battery included
Included Battery Charger
 Included battery charger
 Included battery charger
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
 Hand strap
Carrying Case
 Carrying case
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

Video Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Video recording
Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
USB 2.0 Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB 2.0 port
HDMI Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDMI port
Operating System
Unknown - Click to provide data Windows XP SP2, Vista, 7 & OS X 10.3.9 +
Camera Shutter Speed Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 1/8000 - 30
Digital SLR
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Digital SLR
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