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Panasonic GM1 vs Panasonic GX1

Portability
93
Imaging
53
Features
60
Overall
55
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 front
Portability
87
Imaging
52
Features
54
Overall
52

Panasonic GM1 vs Panasonic GX1 Key Specs

Panasonic GM1
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - Four Thirds Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 200 - 25600
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Micro Four Thirds Mount
  • 204g - 99 x 55 x 30mm
  • Announced December 2013
  • Later Model is Panasonic GM5
Panasonic GX1
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - Four Thirds Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 160 - 12800
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Micro Four Thirds Mount
  • 318g - 116 x 68 x 39mm
  • Revealed February 2012
  • Later Model is Panasonic GX7
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Panasonic GM1 vs Panasonic GX1 Overview

Following is a thorough overview of the Panasonic GM1 versus Panasonic GX1, both Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras and they are both manufactured by Panasonic. The image resolution of the GM1 (16MP) and the GX1 (16MP) is pretty close and they use the exact same sensor sizing (Four Thirds).

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The GM1 was launched 23 months after the GX1 which makes the cameras a generation away from one another. Each of these cameras come with the identical body type (Rangefinder-style mirrorless).

Before diving in to a step-by-step comparison, below is a brief synopsis of how the GM1 scores vs the GX1 in relation to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Panasonic GM1 over the Panasonic GX1

 GM1 GX1 
RevealedDecember 2013February 2012More modern by 23 months
Screen resolution1036k460kSharper screen (+576k dot)

Reasons to pick Panasonic GX1 over the Panasonic GM1

 GX1 GM1 

Common features in the Panasonic GM1 and Panasonic GX1

 GM1 GX1 
Focus manually Very exact focusing
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen dimension3"3"Identical screen measurement
Selfie screen Absent selfie screen
Touch screen Quickly navigate

Panasonic GM1 vs Panasonic GX1 Physical Comparison

For those who are planning to carry around your camera frequently, you're going to have to consider its weight and measurements. The Panasonic GM1 comes with outer dimensions of 99mm x 55mm x 30mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 1.2") having a weight of 204 grams (0.45 lbs) while the Panasonic GX1 has proportions of 116mm x 68mm x 39mm (4.6" x 2.7" x 1.5") along with a weight of 318 grams (0.70 lbs).

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Don't forget, the weight of an ILC will differ depending on the lens you use during that time. Here is the front view scale comparison of the GM1 and the GX1.

Panasonic GM1 vs Panasonic GX1 size comparison

Looking at dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the GM1 and GX1 is 93 and 87 respectively.

Panasonic GM1 vs Panasonic GX1 top view buttons comparison

Panasonic GM1 vs Panasonic GX1 Sensor Comparison

Quite often, it's difficult to visualise the contrast in sensor sizes only by looking through specifications. The picture underneath will offer you a better sense of the sensor sizes in the GM1 and GX1.

Plainly, both of those cameras have got the exact same sensor measurements and the identical MP and you can expect comparable quality of files though you have to consider the age of the cameras into account. The fresher GM1 is going to have an advantage when it comes to sensor technology.

Panasonic GM1 vs Panasonic GX1 sensor size comparison

Panasonic GM1 vs Panasonic GX1 Screen and ViewFinder

Panasonic GM1 vs Panasonic GX1 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Panasonic GM1 Portrait photography highlights
Panasonic GX1 Portrait photography highlights
65
manual focus
megapixel count decent (16 megapixels)
sensor size is decent (Four Thirds)
offers face detection focus
delivers RAW files
external flash not possible
71
manual focus
megapixel count decent (16MP)
sensor size is nice (Four Thirds)
supports face detect focus
delivers RAW formats
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Street Comparison

Panasonic GM1 Street photography factors
Panasonic GX1 Street photography factors
77
sensor size is decent (Four Thirds)
delivers RAW files
comes with touch focus
lighter than competitors in class (204 grams)
very good high ISO (25,600)
screen is fixed
no image stabilization
70
sensor size is nice (Four Thirds)
delivers RAW formats
features touch focus
no articulating screen
lack of image stabilization
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Sports Comparison

Panasonic GM1 Sports photography advice
Panasonic GX1 Sports photography advice
48
silent mode (1/16,000 seconds)
megapixel count decent (16 megapixels)
sensor size is decent (Four Thirds)
offers tracking autofocus
maximum shutter speed is a little low (1/500 seconds)
max fps low (5.0 frames/s)
no image stabilization
not so great battery life (230 shots)
lack of phase detect auto focus
47
megapixel count decent (16MP)
sensor size is nice (Four Thirds)
supports tracking focus
max frames per second low (4.0 frames/s)
lack of image stabilization
bad battery life (300 per charge)
lack of phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Panasonic GM1 Travel photography information
Panasonic GX1 Travel photography information
74
lighter than competitors in class (204 grams)
comes with touch focus
megapixel count decent (16MP)
built-in flash
not so great battery life (230 shots)
screen isn't selfie friendly
65
features touch focus
megapixel count decent (16MP)
flash built-in
missing Timelapse function
bad battery life (300 per charge)
screen is not selfie friendly
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Landscape Comparison

Panasonic GM1 Landscape photography features
Panasonic GX1 Landscape photography features
69
manual focus
swap lenses (Micro Four Thirds mount)
screen size is good (3 inch)
megapixel count decent (16 megapixels)
sensor size is decent (Four Thirds)
very good high ISO (25,600)
delivers RAW files
no image stabilization
not so great battery life (230 CIPA)
62
manual focus
change lenses (Micro Four Thirds mount)
screen size is good (3 inches)
megapixel count decent (16MP)
sensor size is nice (Four Thirds)
delivers RAW formats
lack of image stabilization
bad battery life (300 CIPA)
missing Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Panasonic GM1
Vlogging with Panasonic GX1
35
built-in touchscreen
offers face detection focus
high res video (1920 x 1080 resolution)
lighter than competitors in class (204 grams)
screen isn't selfie friendly
no image stabilization
no external microphone port
32
touchscreen enabled
supports face detect focus
video res high (1920 x 1080 resolution)
screen is not selfie friendly
lack of image stabilization
missing microphone jack
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Panasonic GM1 vs Panasonic GX1 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Panasonic GM1 and Panasonic GX1
 Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1
General Information
Manufacturer Panasonic Panasonic
Model type Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1
Category Entry-Level Mirrorless Entry-Level Mirrorless
Announced 2013-12-19 2012-02-14
Body design Rangefinder-style mirrorless Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Processor - Venus Engine FHD
Sensor type CMOS CMOS
Sensor size Four Thirds Four Thirds
Sensor measurements 17.3 x 13mm 17.3 x 13mm
Sensor area 224.9mm² 224.9mm²
Sensor resolution 16MP 16MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Peak resolution 4592 x 3448 4592 x 3448
Highest native ISO 25600 12800
Min native ISO 200 160
RAW data
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
AF continuous
Single AF
Tracking AF
Selective AF
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Total focus points 23 23
Lens
Lens support Micro Four Thirds Micro Four Thirds
Available lenses 107 107
Crop factor 2.1 2.1
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen size 3 inch 3 inch
Resolution of screen 1,036k dot 460k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Screen tech TFT Color LCD with wide-viewing angle TFT Color LCD with wide-viewing angle
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None Electronic (optional)
Features
Minimum shutter speed 60s 60s
Fastest shutter speed 1/500s 1/4000s
Fastest silent shutter speed 1/16000s -
Continuous shutter speed 5.0fps 4.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance 4.00 m 7.60 m
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Fastest flash sync 1/50s 1/160s
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60i, 50i, 24p), 1280 x 720p (60p, 50p), 640 x 480 (30p, 25p) 1920 x 1080 (60 fps) 1280 x 720 (60, 30 fps), 640 x 480 (30fps), 320 x 240 (30fps)
Highest video resolution 1920x1080 1920x1080
Video format MPEG-4, AVCHD MPEG-4, AVCHD
Microphone input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 204 gr (0.45 lb) 318 gr (0.70 lb)
Dimensions 99 x 55 x 30mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 1.2") 116 x 68 x 39mm (4.6" x 2.7" x 1.5")
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating 66 55
DXO Color Depth rating 22.3 20.8
DXO Dynamic range rating 11.7 10.6
DXO Low light rating 660 703
Other
Battery life 230 photos 300 photos
Type of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, 10 sec (3 images)) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage slots 1 1
Price at release $750 $228