Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of DMC-GF5 vs X-A1

Image Quality

RAW image quality independent of lens

DxOMark Low light, DxOMark Color depth and DxOMark Dynamic range

Focusing

How fast and easily does the camera nail focus

Focus lag and focus points

Responsiveness

How much delay is there between you and your photo?

Focus lag, continuous shooting and Startup delay

Reviews

What do the experts think?

Reviews from dpreview.com, trustedreviews.com, photographyblog.com and reviews.cnet.com

No winner declared

Too close to call

Benchmarks Real world tests of Lumix DMC-GF5 vs Fujifilm X-A1

Focus lag Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Startup delay Delay from power on to first photo

Lumix DMC-GF5
1,400 ms
Fujifilm X-A1
500 ms

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

Lumix DMC-GF5
360 photos
Fujifilm X-A1
350 photos

Features Key features of the Lumix DMC-GF5  vs Fujifilm X-A1 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

Lumix DMC-GF5
12,800 ISO
Fujifilm X-A1
25,600 ISO

Focus points How many different points the camera can focus on

Screen size Larger screens make it easier to preview and review photos

Pixel size How much area of the sensor is dedicated to each pixel

Lumix DMC-GF5
18.7 microns
Fujifilm X-A1
23.4 microns

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

Lumix DMC-GF5  vs
Fujifilm X-A1 
Type CMOS CMOS
Megapixels 12 MP 15.8 MP
Resolution 4000 x 3000 4872 x 3248
Size Four Thirds APS-C
Area 17.3 x 13 mm 23.6 x 15.7 mm
Crop factor 2.1x 1.5x
Pixel size 18.7 microns 23.4 microns
Light sensitivity 160 ISO to 12,800 ISO 200 ISO to 6,400 ISO
Codecs
RAW
JPEG

display

Type LCD LCD
Size 3" 3"
Resolution 920 k dots 920 k dots
Has a touch screen Yes No
Has a flip out screen No Yes
Supports live view Yes Yes

shutter

Min 60 s 30 s
Max 1/4000 s 1/4000 s

form factor

Size 108 x 67 x 37 mm 117 x 67 x 39 mm
Thickness 37 mm 39 mm
Weight 267 g 330 g

features

Includes a GPS No No
Image stabilization
Optical

video

Lumix DMC-GF5  vs
Fujifilm X-A1 
Video 1920 x 1080 @ 60 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps
Shoots video in 24p No No
Shoots high speed video No No
External mic jack None None
Autofocus while shooting video Contrast detection Contrast detection
Autofocus type Contrast detection Contrast detection
Autofocus supports continuous Yes Yes

focus system

Type Contrast detection Contrast detection
Focus points 23 49

viewfinder

Viewfinder mirror None None
Viewfinder No No
Type N/A N/A
Coverage N/A N/A
Magnification N/A N/A
Display type N/A N/A
Display resolution N/A N/A

performance

Max continuous shooting 4 fps 5.6 fps
Battery life 360 350
Continuous shooting
5.6 fps
4 fps
Focus lag 180 ms 500 ms
Startup delay 1,400 ms 500 ms
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