Fujifilm X100 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

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Fujifilm X100
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

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Reasons For

14 Reasons For
Higher megapixel count Edit
The Fujifilm X100 is a 16.3MP digital camera. That's 0.25MP higher than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 (16.05MP). 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.

Smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Fujifilm X100 is a 16 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 10.4 smaller than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 (5.6).
Hugely smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Fujifilm X100 has a minimum aperture of 2, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 is a 3.5 minimum aperture digital camera (1.5 larger).
Two more diaphragm blades Edit
The Fujifilm X100 is a nine diaphragm blades digital camera, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 only has seven diaphragm blades.
Higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Fujifilm X100 is a 25,600 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 12,800 higher than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 (12,800).
Smaller minimum ISO speed Edit
The Fujifilm X100 is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 60 smaller than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 (160).
Higher JPEG frame rate Edit
The Fujifilm X100 is a 60fps JPEG frame rate digital camera. That's 30fps higher than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 (30fps).
8.8mm shorter Edit
The Fujifilm X100 is a 74.4mm tall digital camera. That's 8.8mm shorter than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 (83.2mm).
32% thinner Edit
The Fujifilm X100 has a depth of 53.9mm. That's 16.9mm thinner than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 (70.8mm).
330.00 shots per battery charge Edit
The Fujifilm X100 is a digital camera that takes 330.00 shots per battery charge, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 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.

Cheaper by £146
The Fujifilm X100 costs £425.00, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 is £570.61.
Eighteen more awards
The Fujifilm X100 has 32 awards from expert review sites, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 has 14 awards.
Marginally better expert reviews
The average expert review score of the Fujifilm X100 is 83% based on 147 reviews, but the average rating of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 is 80% (based on 89 reviews).
Marginally better user reviews
The average user review score of the Fujifilm X100 is 92% based on 149 reviews, but the average rating of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 is 90% (based on 56 reviews).
9 Reasons For
Vastly longer maximum focal length Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 has a maximum focal length of 280mm, however the Fujifilm X100 is only a 35mm maximum focal length digital camera (245mm shorter).
7mm shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 is a 28mm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 7mm shorter than the Fujifilm X100 (28mm).
Longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 has a maximum camera shutter speed of 60s. That's 30s longer than the Fujifilm X100 (60s). Read more

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

Larger screen size Edit
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 is 3" screen. That's 0.2" larger than the Fujifilm X100 (3"). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

50% higher display resolution Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 is a 920,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 460,000 pixels higher than the Fujifilm X100 (920,000 pixels).
Higher lens magnification ratio Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 is a 1.4x lens magnification ratio digital camera. That's 0.9x higher than the Fujifilm X100 (1.4x). Read more

The lens magnification ratio is the ratio between the true size of the object being photographed and the size of the object when projected on to the camera's sensor.

A higher lens magnification ratio is important for macro photography as it allows you to focus on very small object very close to the lens.

A bit lighter Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 has a weight of 396g, however the Fujifilm X100 is a 405g digital camera (9g heavier). 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.

6% narrower Edit
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 is 119.9mm wide. That's 6.6mm narrower than the Fujifilm X100 (119.9mm).
1 shops are selling it
A greater number of sellers increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also increases the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock.

Reasons Against

9 Reasons Against
Significantly shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Fujifilm X100 has a maximum focal length of 35mm, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 is a 280mm maximum focal length digital camera (245mm longer).
Longer minimum focal length Edit
The Fujifilm X100 is a 35mm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 7mm longer than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 (28mm).
30s shorter maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Fujifilm X100 is a 30s maximum shutter speed digital camera. That's 30s shorter than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 (60s). Read more

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

8% smaller screen size Edit
The Fujifilm X100 has a screen size of 2.8". That's 0.2" smaller than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 (3"). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

460,000 pixels lower display resolution Edit
The Fujifilm X100 is a 460,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 460,000 pixels lower than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 (920,000 pixels).
0.9x lower lens magnification ratio Edit
The Fujifilm X100 is a 0.5x lens magnification ratio digital camera. That's 0.9x lower than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 (1.4x). Read more

The lens magnification ratio is the ratio between the true size of the object being photographed and the size of the object when projected on to the camera's sensor.

A higher lens magnification ratio is important for macro photography as it allows you to focus on very small object very close to the lens.

9g heavier Edit
The Fujifilm X100 has a weight of 405g, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 is a 396g digital camera (9g 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.

Wider Edit
The Fujifilm X100 has a width of 126.5mm. That's 6.6mm wider than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 (119.9mm).
Not as many stockists
The Fujifilm X100 is only stocked by 1 shop, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 is stocked by 2 shops. Read more
Fewer numbers of shops reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera.
15 Reasons Against
2% lower megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 is a 16.05MP digital camera. That's 0.25MP lower than the Fujifilm X100 (16.05MP). 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.

2x bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 is a 5.6 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 10.4 bigger than the Fujifilm X100 (5.6).
1.5 larger minimum aperture Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 has a minimum aperture of 3.5, whereas the Fujifilm X100 is a 2 minimum aperture digital camera (1.5 smaller).
Two less diaphragm blades Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 has seven diaphragm blades, however the Fujifilm X100 only has nine diaphragm blades.
12,800 lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 is a 12,800 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 12,800 lower than the Fujifilm X100 (12,800).
38% bigger minimum ISO speed Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 is a 160 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 60 bigger than the Fujifilm X100 (160).
Vastly lower JPEG frame rate Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 is a 30fps JPEG frame rate digital camera. That's 30fps lower than the Fujifilm X100 (30fps).
11% taller Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 has a height of 83.2mm. That's 8.8mm taller than the Fujifilm X100 (83.2mm).
Thicker Edit
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 is 70.8mm deep. That's 16.9mm thicker than the Fujifilm X100 (70.8mm).
Only 320.00 shots per battery charge Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 takes 320.00 shots per battery charge, however the Fujifilm X100 only takes 330.00 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.

More expensive by £146
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 is £145.61 more expensive than the Fujifilm X100.
Older by seven months
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 is seven months older than the Fujifilm X100.
Eighteen less awards
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 has only received 14 awards, but the Fujifilm X100 has received 32 awards.
Expert review Rating is moderately Worse
The average expert rating of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 is 80%, whereas the average expert rating of the Fujifilm X100 is 83% (based on 147 reviews).
User review Rating is moderately Worse
The average user rating of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 is 90%, whereas the average user rating of the Fujifilm X100 is 92% (based on 149 reviews).

Awards

32 Awards
01net.com: 4 Star
Akam.no: Recommended
alphr.com: Recommended
buy-n-shoot.com: Platinum
Camera Labs: Highly Recommended
Digitaltrends.com: Editor's Choice
DP Review: Gold
Ephotozine: Recommended
Expert Reviews: Ultimate
ferra.ru: Editor's Choice
focus-numerique.fr: Recommended
hardwarezone.com.ph: Recommended
hardwarezone.com.sg: Editor's Choice
hi-tech.mail.ru/: Recommended
Imaging Resource.com: Dave's Pick
ljudochbild.se: Especially Recommended
luminous-landscape.com: Tested & Recommended
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M3.idg.se: Recommended
onfoto.ru: Gold
parentesis.com: Editor's Choice
PC Mag: Editor's Choice
pcauthority.com.au: Recommended
PhotographyBlog.com: Essential
photoreview.com.au: Editor's Choice
Pocket Lint: Hot Product
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice
Techradar: Recommended
tipa.com: Technical Image Press Association Award
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
What Digital Camera: Gold
14 Awards
Akam.no: Recommended
Camera Labs: Highly Recommended
Digitaltrends.com: Editor's Choice
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
ljudochbild.se: Especially Recommended
log.com.tr: Editor's Choice
lydogbillede.dk: Especially Recommended 5 Star
PC Mag: Editor's Choice
pc-magazin.de: Top Product
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
photoreview.com.au: Editor's Choice
Techradar: Recommended
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
vido.com.ua: Recommended

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 MILC
 MILC
BEST
Megapixel Count
16.3MP
BEST
16.05MP
Image Stabiliser
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CMOS II
BEST
 CMOS II
Still Image Resolution
 4896 x 2760
 3264 x 3264
 3456 x 2304
 3456 x 1944
 2304 x 2304
 2496 x 1664
 2496 x 1408
 1664 x 1664
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3072
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 3264 x 2176
 3264 x 1840
 2448 x 2448
 1712 x 1712
 1824 x 1368
 1824 x 1216
 1920 x 1080
 1824 x 1024
 4896 x 2760
 3264 x 3264
 3456 x 2304
 3456 x 1944
 2304 x 2304
 2496 x 1664
 2496 x 1408
 1664 x 1664
 4608 x 3456
 4608 x 3072
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 3264 x 2176
 3264 x 1840
 2448 x 2448
 1712 x 1712
 1824 x 1368
 1824 x 1216
 1920 x 1080
 1824 x 1024
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 4896 x 3264
BEST
 4896 x 3264
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
 MPO
 RAW
 JPG
 MPO
Full-Frame Sensor Size
23.6 x 15.8 17.3 x 13
Total Megapixel Count
Unknown - Click to provide data 18.31MP
Image Stabilizer
 Lens
 Lens
Sensor Format
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 3:2
 4:3
 1:1
 16:9
 3:2
 4:3
 1:1

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 4x
Maximum Aperture
16
BEST
5.6
Minimum Aperture
2
BEST
3.5
Maximum Focal Length
35mm 280mm
BEST
Minimum Focal Length
35mm 28mm
BEST
Focal Length Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 14 - 140
Fixed Focal Length
23mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Structure
8/6 14/12
Lens Mount Interface
 Fujifilm X
 Fujifilm X
Aspheric Element
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Diaphragm Blades
9
BEST
7
Filter Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 58mm

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 spot
 flexible spot
 Spot Auto Focus
 Flexible Spot Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 spot
 flexible spot
 Spot Auto Focus
 Flexible Spot Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto focus lock
Auto Focus Assist Beam
 Auto focus assist beam
 Auto focus assist beam
Normal Focusing Range
0.5 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Macro Focusing Range
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
0.1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
ISO Speed
 Auto
 64
 80
 100
 200
 400
 640
 800
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
 160
 320
 1600
 3200
 Auto
 64
 80
 100
 200
 400
 640
 800
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
 160
 320
 1600
 3200
Maximum ISO Speed
25,600
BEST
12,800
Minimum ISO Speed
100
BEST
160
Auto Exposure Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto exposure lock
Light Metering Mode
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Spot
 Centre-weighted
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Spot
 Centre-weighted
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 5EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 5EV (1/3EV step)
BEST
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

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

Flash

Flash Mode
 Forced on
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Forced off
 Forced on
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Forced off
Flash Sync-Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 1s
External Flash Connector
 External flash connector
Unknown - Click to provide data
Shoe Mounting Point
 Shoe mounting point
Unknown - Click to provide data
Shoe Mounting Point
 Hot
 Hot

Video

Full HD Video
 Full HD video
Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
60fps
BEST
30fps
Video Format
 MOV
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MOV
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280x720@50fps
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280x720@50fps
BEST
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Wind Filter
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wind filter
Audio Format
 LPCM
 PCM
 MP4
 LPCM
 PCM
 MP4
Voice Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Voice recording
Audio System
 Mono
 Mono

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Internal Memory
55MB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Slot
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Screen Size
2.8" 3"
BEST
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Field of View
100% 100%
Display Resolution
460,000 pixels 920,000 pixels
BEST

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
0.48" Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Magnification Ratio
0.5x 1.4x
BEST
Viewfinder
 Hybrid
 Optical
 Hybrid
 Optical

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
Microphone in Socket
 Microphone in socket
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Connector
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Underwater
 Custom modes
 Fine
 Cloudy
 Flash
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Underwater
 Custom modes
 Fine
 Cloudy
 Flash
Shooting Mode
 Movie
 Manual
 Movie
 Manual
Photo Effect
 Sepia
 Antique
 Black&White
 Skin tones
 Vivid
 Sepia
 Antique
 Black&White
 Skin tones
 Vivid
Self-Timer
2,10 2,3,10
Histogram
 Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
Dioptre Correction
 Dioptre correction
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Editing Mode
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
 RAW
 DCF
 Exif 2.3
 DPOF
 Exif
 RAW
 DCF
Multi Burst Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Multi burst mode
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Thumbnails
Diopter Adjustment
-2 - 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Mode
 Backlight
 Children
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Food
 Backlight
 Children
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Food
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 CZE
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 CZE
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
405g 396g
BEST
Height
74.4mm
BEST
83.2mm
Depth
53.9mm
BEST
70.8mm
Width
126.5mm 119.9mm
BEST
Lens Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 265g
Lens Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 75mm
Lens Diameter
Unknown - Click to provide data 67mm
Weight Including Battery
445g Unknown - Click to provide data

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 1
Battery Size
NP-95 H-FS14140
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,200mAh
Shot Per Battery Charge
330 shots
BEST
320 shots
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 7.2V
Battery Level Indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery level indicator

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 32 - 104
Relative Humidity Operating Range
10 - 80 10 - 80
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 0 - 40

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
Unknown - Click to provide data PHOTOfunSTUDIO 8.2 PE,SILKYPIX® Developer Studio 3.1SE
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Included Cable
 USB
BEST
 USB
Battery Included
 Battery included
 Battery included
Included Battery Charger
 Included battery charger
 Included battery charger

Networking

WiFi Connectivity
 WiFi connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash

Technical Details

Built-In Speaker
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in speaker
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