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Panasonic 3D1 vs Panasonic F5

Portability
93
Imaging
36
Features
36
Overall
36
Panasonic Lumix DMC-3D1 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-F5 front
Portability
96
Imaging
38
Features
23
Overall
32

Panasonic 3D1 vs Panasonic F5 Key Specs

Panasonic 3D1
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3.5" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 25-100mm (F3.9-5.7) lens
  • 193g - 108 x 58 x 24mm
  • Revealed November 2011
Panasonic F5
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-140mm (F3.2-6.5) lens
  • 121g - 97 x 58 x 22mm
  • Introduced January 2013
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Panasonic 3D1 vs Panasonic F5 Overview

Here is a extended overview of the Panasonic 3D1 vs Panasonic F5, both Small Sensor Compact cameras and they are both designed by Panasonic. The sensor resolution of the 3D1 (12MP) and the F5 (14MP) is very close and both cameras boast the same sensor size (1/2.3").

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The 3D1 was launched 14 months prior to the F5 making them a generation apart from each other. Each of these cameras have the same body design (Compact).

Before diving right into a comprehensive comparison, here is a simple summation of how the 3D1 scores vs the F5 in the way of portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Panasonic 3D1 over the Panasonic F5

 3D1 F5 
Display dimensions3.5"2.7"Larger display (+0.8")
Display resolution460k230kSharper display (+230k dot)
Touch display Easily navigate

Reasons to pick Panasonic F5 over the Panasonic 3D1

 F5 3D1 
IntroducedJanuary 2013November 2011Fresher by 14 months

Common features in the Panasonic 3D1 and Panasonic F5

 3D1 F5 
Focus manually No manual focusing
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Selfie screen Neither includes selfie screen

Panasonic 3D1 vs Panasonic F5 Physical Comparison

In case you're planning to carry your camera frequently, you need to consider its weight and measurements. The Panasonic 3D1 features physical dimensions of 108mm x 58mm x 24mm (4.3" x 2.3" x 0.9") along with a weight of 193 grams (0.43 lbs) whilst the Panasonic F5 has proportions of 97mm x 58mm x 22mm (3.8" x 2.3" x 0.9") accompanied by a weight of 121 grams (0.27 lbs).

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Take into account, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary depending on the lens you choose at that moment. Following is a front view dimensions comparison of the 3D1 against the F5.

Panasonic 3D1 vs Panasonic F5 size comparison

Taking into account size and weight, the portability rating of the 3D1 and F5 is 93 and 96 respectively.

Panasonic 3D1 vs Panasonic F5 top view buttons comparison

Panasonic 3D1 vs Panasonic F5 Sensor Comparison

Often, it is very hard to envision the contrast in sensor sizing simply by looking through specifications. The photograph underneath will help give you a much better sense of the sensor dimensions in the 3D1 and F5.

Plainly, each of these cameras have the same sensor dimensions but not the same resolution. You should expect to see the Panasonic F5 to render greater detail utilizing its extra 2MP. Greater resolution can also help you crop photos a bit more aggressively. The older 3D1 will be behind in sensor innovation.

Panasonic 3D1 vs Panasonic F5 sensor size comparison

Panasonic 3D1 vs Panasonic F5 Screen and ViewFinder

Panasonic 3D1 vs Panasonic F5 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Panasonic 3D1 as a Portrait photography camera
Panasonic F5 as a Portrait photography camera
27
offers face detection autofocus
lack of manual focus
no manual control
no external flash support
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
29
MP count good (14 megapixels)
lack of manual focus
manual mode not available
external flash not possible
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
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Street Comparison

Panasonic 3D1 Street photography info
Panasonic F5 Street photography info
61
image stabilization (Optical)
has touch to focus
screen does not articulate
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
56
lighter than competition (121g)
no articulating screen
does not have image stabilization
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Panasonic 3D1 as a Sports photography camera
Panasonic F5 as a Sports photography camera
30
image stabilization (Optical)
offers tracking autofocus
low maximum shutter speed (1/1,300s)
lack of shutter priority mode
sensor resolution low (12MP)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
low battery life (200 CIPA)
lacks phase detect autofocus
33
MP count good (14 megapixels)
has tracking autofocus
low fps (1.0 fps)
lack of shutter priority mode
does not have image stabilization
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Panasonic 3D1 Travel photography highlights
Panasonic F5 Travel photography highlights
59
has touch to focus
flash built-in
fairly wide (25mm)
lack of Time Lapse recording
low battery life (200 per charge)
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
does not have selfie friendly display
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.9)
68
lighter than competition (121 grams)
MP count good (14 megapixels)
has built in flash
decently wide (28mm)
no Time Lapse mode
doesn't have selfie friendly display
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.2)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Panasonic 3D1
Landscape photography with Panasonic F5
36
fairly wide (25mm)
bigger than average screen (3.5")
image stabilization (Optical)
lack of manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.9)
no manual control
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
low battery life (200 CIPA)
lack of Time Lapse recording
33
decently wide (28mm)
MP count good (14 megapixels)
lack of manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.2)
small screen (2.7")
manual mode not available
does not have image stabilization
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
no Time Lapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Panasonic 3D1 Vlogging highlights
Panasonic F5 Vlogging highlights
34
fairly wide (25mm)
touchscreen enabled
image stabilization (Optical)
offers face detection autofocus
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 resolution)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.9)
does not have selfie friendly display
lack of external mic port
28
decently wide (28mm)
lighter than competition (121 grams)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.2)
doesn't have selfie friendly display
does not have image stabilization
video res low (1280 x 720 pixels)
no external mic port
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Panasonic 3D1 vs Panasonic F5 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Panasonic 3D1 and Panasonic F5
 Panasonic Lumix DMC-3D1Panasonic Lumix DMC-F5
General Information
Brand Name Panasonic Panasonic
Model Panasonic Lumix DMC-3D1 Panasonic Lumix DMC-F5
Class Small Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Revealed 2011-11-07 2013-01-07
Body design Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type CMOS CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 27.7mm²
Sensor resolution 12 megapixel 14 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 -
Full resolution 4000 x 3000 4320 x 3240
Max native ISO 6400 6400
Min native ISO 100 100
RAW images
Autofocusing
Focus manually
AF touch
Continuous AF
AF single
AF tracking
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Number of focus points 23 -
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 25-100mm (4.0x) 28-140mm (5.0x)
Max aperture f/3.9-5.7 f/3.2-6.5
Macro focus range 5cm 5cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.9
Screen
Range of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display sizing 3.5 inch 2.7 inch
Display resolution 460 thousand dot 230 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Display technology TFT Full Touch Screen with AR coating TFT LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Lowest shutter speed 60 secs 8 secs
Highest shutter speed 1/1300 secs 1/2000 secs
Continuous shooting speed - 1.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range 3.50 m 5.70 m
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye reduction, Slow Sync Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Syncro
External flash
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60, 30 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps) 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Max video resolution 1920x1080 1280x720
Video data format MPEG-4, AVCHD, Motion JPEG Motion JPEG
Mic jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 193 grams (0.43 lb) 121 grams (0.27 lb)
Physical dimensions 108 x 58 x 24mm (4.3" x 2.3" x 0.9") 97 x 58 x 22mm (3.8" x 2.3" x 0.9")
DXO scores
DXO All around score not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth score not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range score not tested not tested
DXO Low light score not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 200 photographs 250 photographs
Battery form Battery Pack Battery Pack
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Storage slots Single Single
Pricing at launch $670 $100