Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 vs Pentax K-500

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5
Pentax K-500

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Reasons For

7 Reasons For
More total megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 is a 16.84MP digital camera. That's 0.35MP more than the Pentax K-500 (16.49MP).
50% longer maximum camera shutter speed Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 is a 60s maximum shutter speed digital camera. That's 30s longer than the Pentax K-500 (30s). Read more

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

Touch sensitive screen Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 has a touch sensitive screen, but the Pentax K-500 does not have a touch sensitive screen.
PictBridge Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 supports PictBridge, however the Pentax K-500 does not.
HDMI port Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 has an HDMI port, whereas the Pentax K-500 does not have an HDMI port. Read more

A HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) port is an interface to transfer audio and video data between devices such as digital cameras, computer monitors, TVs and projectors.

A HDMI port on the camera allows you to connect the camera directly to a compatible TV for easy playback of your photos.

3x lighter Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 has a weight of 180g, whereas the Pentax K-500 is a 590g digital camera (410g 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.

WiFi connectivity Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 supports WiFi connectivity, but the Pentax K-500 does not support WiFi connectivity. Read more

WiFi connectivity allows you upload photos to your computer and the internet without connecting the camera to the computer with a cable.

WiFi connectivity makes it easier to upload your photos as you will not need a cable. Most cameras will also allow you to print photos via Wifi.

7 Reasons For
0.28MP higher megapixel count Edit
The Pentax K-500 has a megapixel count of 16.28MP, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 is only a 16MP digital camera (0.28MP lower). 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.

25,600 higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Pentax K-500 has a maximum ISO speed of 51,200, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 is only a 25,600 maximum ISO speed digital camera (25,600 lower).
Shorter flash sync-speed Edit
The Pentax K-500 is a 0.01s flash sync-speed digital camera. That's 0.01s shorter than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 (0.01s).
30fps higher JPEG frame rate Edit
The Pentax K-500 has a JPEG frame rate of 60fps, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 is only a 30fps JPEG frame rate digital camera (30fps lower).
Two hundred and sixty more shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Pentax K-500 is 480.00, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 only takes 220.00 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.

£544 cheaper
The Pentax K-500 costs £543.64 less than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5.
Available from 1 shops
A greater number of retailers increases the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product.

Reasons Against

8 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 is a 16MP digital camera. That's 0.28MP lower than the Pentax K-500 (16.28MP). 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-GM5 is a 25,600 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 25,600 lower than the Pentax K-500 (51,200).
0.01s longer flash sync-speed Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 has a flash sync-speed of 0.02s, whereas the Pentax K-500 is a 0.01s flash sync-speed digital camera (0.01s shorter).
30fps lower JPEG frame rate Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 is a 30fps JPEG frame rate digital camera. That's 30fps lower than the Pentax K-500 (60fps).
Only 220.00 shots per battery charge Edit
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 is a digital camera that takes 220.00 shots per battery charge, whereas the Pentax K-500 only takes 480.00 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 £544
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 is £543.64 more expensive than the Pentax K-500.
Not as many stockists
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 is only stocked by 1 store, however the Pentax K-500 is stocked by 2 sellers. 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.
Older by two months
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 is two months older than the Pentax K-500.
7 Reasons Against
0.35MP less total megapixel count Edit
The Pentax K-500 has a total megapixel count of 16.49MP, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 is a 16.84MP digital camera (0.35MP more).
Shorter maximum camera shutter speed Edit
Pentax K-500 is only 30s maximum shutter speed, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 is a 60s maximum shutter speed digital camera (30s longer). Read more

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

Does not have a touch sensitive screen Edit
The Pentax K-500 does not have a touch sensitive screen, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 does.
Does not support PictBridge Edit
The Pentax K-500 does not support PictBridge, however the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 supports PictBridge.
Does not have an HDMI port Edit
The Pentax K-500 does not have an HDMI port, whereas the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 has an HDMI port. Read more

A HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) port is an interface to transfer audio and video data between devices such as digital cameras, computer monitors, TVs and projectors.

A HDMI port on the camera allows you to connect the camera directly to a compatible TV for easy playback of your photos.

70% heavier Edit
The Pentax K-500 is a 590g digital camera. That's 410g heavier than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 (590g). 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.

Does not support WiFi connectivity Edit
The Pentax K-500 does not support WiFi connectivity, but the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 supports WiFi connectivity. Read more

WiFi connectivity allows you upload photos to your computer and the internet without connecting the camera to the computer with a cable.

WiFi connectivity makes it easier to upload your photos as you will not need a cable. Most cameras will also allow you to print photos via Wifi.

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 MILC
 MILC
Megapixel Count
16MP 16.28MP
BEST
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
BEST
Still Image Resolution
 4592 x 3448
 4592 x 2584
 3424 x 3424
 3232 x 2424
 3232 x 2160
 3232 x 1824
 2416 x 2416
 2272 x 1704
 2272 x 1520
 1712 x 1712
 1824 x 1368
 1824 x 1216
 1920 x 1080
 1824 x 1024
BEST
 4592 x 3448
 4592 x 2584
 3424 x 3424
 3232 x 2424
 3232 x 2160
 3232 x 1824
 2416 x 2416
 2272 x 1704
 2272 x 1520
 1712 x 1712
 1824 x 1368
 1824 x 1216
 1920 x 1080
 1824 x 1024
Maximum Image Resolution
 4928 x 3264
 4928 x 3264
BEST
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
 MPO
 RAW
 JPG
 MPO
Full-Frame Sensor Size
17.3 x 13 23.7 x 15.7
Total Megapixel Count
16.84MP
BEST
16.49MP
Image Stabilizer
 Body
 Body
Sensor Format
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
BEST
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Digital Zoom
4x Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Aperture
22 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture
3.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Focal Length
64mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length
24mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
12 - 32 18 - 200
Lens Structure
8/7 Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Mount Interface
 Pentax K
 Pentax KA
 Pentax KAF
 Pentax KAF2
 Pentax K
 Pentax KA
 Pentax KAF
 Pentax KAF2
Filter Size
37mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Mount
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 spot
 flexible spot
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 Flexible Spot Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 selective
 Selective Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 spot
 flexible spot
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 Flexible Spot Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 selective
 Selective Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
 Auto focus lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus Assist Beam
 Auto focus assist beam
 Auto focus assist beam
Closest Focusing Distance
0.2m Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus Point
Unknown - Click to provide data 11
Focus Points Selection
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
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
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
 Auto
 50
 125
 250
 500
 1000
 1250
 2000
 2250
 2500
 4000
 5000
 51200
 16000
 8000
 10000
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
 Auto
 50
 125
 250
 500
 1000
 1250
 2000
 2250
 2500
 4000
 5000
 51200
 16000
 8000
 10000
Maximum ISO Speed
25,600 51,200
BEST
Minimum ISO Speed
100 100
Auto Exposure Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 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)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

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

Flash

Flash Mode
 Forced on
 Forced off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Forced on
 Forced off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
Flash Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data 12m
Flash Sync-Speed
0.02s 0.01s
BEST
External Flash Connector
Unknown - Click to provide data
 External flash connector
Flash Exposure Compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Flash exposure compensation
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±1EV (1/2 EV step)
 ±1EV (1/2 EV step)
BEST

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
30fps 60fps
BEST
Video Format
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280x720@30fps
BEST
 1920x1080@30fps
 1280x720@30fps
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio Format
 AAC++
 AAC++
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
 Voice recording
Noise Reduction
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Noise reduction

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 Eye-Fi
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 Eye-Fi
Memory Slot
1 1

Display

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

Viewfinder

Lens Magnification Ratio
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.92x
Viewfinder
 Optical
 Optical

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
BEST
 PictBridge
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
BEST
 HDMI port
HDMI Connector
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Custom modes
 Fine
 Fluorescent L
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Custom modes
 Fine
 Fluorescent L
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Movie
 Manual
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Vivid
 Muted
 Neutral
 Black&White
 Vivid
 Muted
 Neutral
Self-Timer
2,10 2,12
Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Histogram
Maximum Playback Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 16x
Anti-Dust Function
 Anti-dust function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Editing Mode
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
 Resizing
 Rotating
 Crop
Camera File System
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 Exif
BEST
Live View
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Live view
Playback Mode
 Single image
 Slide show
 Single image
 Slide show
Diopter Adjustment
-4 - 4 -2.5 - 1.5
Scene Mode
 Children
 Landscape
 Night
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Backlight
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Close-up (macro)
 Museum
 Night portrait
 Surf
 Children
 Landscape
 Night
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Pet
 Backlight
 Snow
 Candlelight
 Close-up (macro)
 Museum
 Night portrait
 Surf
Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 CZE
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 CZE
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 CZE
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 DAN
 DUT
 CZE
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
180g
BEST
590g
Height
59.5mm 96.5mm
Depth
36.1mm 70mm
Width
98.5mm 129mm
Lens Weight
70g Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Length
24mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Diameter
55.5mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight Including Battery
211g
BEST
650g

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Battery Size
Unknown - Click to provide data D-LI109
Battery Capacity
680mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
Shot Per Battery Charge
220 shots 480 shots
BEST
Battery Voltage
7.2V 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

Windows Operating System
 Windows operating system
Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
PHOTOfunSTUDIO 9.6 PE SILKYPIX Developer Studio 3.0 LE
Included Cable
 USB
 USB
BEST
Battery Included
 Battery included
 Battery included
Included Battery Charger
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Included battery charger
Hand Strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Hand strap
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Carrying Case
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Carrying case

Networking

WiFi Connectivity
 WiFi connectivity
BEST
 WiFi connectivity
Near Field Communication
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near field communication
Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Bluetooth

Other Features

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