Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of A37 vs DMC-G5

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, techradar.com, photographyblog.com and reviews.cnet.com

No winner declared

Too close to call

Benchmarks Real world tests of SLT A37 vs Lumix DMC-G5

Low light image quality Highest ISO setting that still achieves great image quality

SLT A37
799 ISO
Lumix DMC-G5
618 ISO

Focus lag Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

SLT A37
109 ms
Lumix DMC-G5
194 ms

Shutter lag Delay to take a photo when prefocused

SLT A37
57 ms
Lumix DMC-G5
63 ms

Startup delay Delay from power on to first photo

SLT A37
900 ms
Lumix DMC-G5
1,030 ms

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

SLT A37
7 fps
Lumix DMC-G5
20 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

SLT A37
500 photos
Lumix DMC-G5
320 photos

Features Key features of the SLT A37  vs Lumix DMC-G5 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

SLT A37
16 MP
Lumix DMC-G5
15.9 MP

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

SLT A37
25,600 ISO
Lumix DMC-G5
12,800 ISO

Focus points How many different points the camera can focus on

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

Viewfinder size Large viewfinders are brighter and more comfortable to use

SLT A37
0.71x
Lumix DMC-G5
0.67x

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

SLT A37
22.8 microns
Lumix DMC-G5
14.1 microns

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

SLT A37  vs
Lumix DMC-G5 
Type CMOS CMOS
Megapixels 16 MP 15.9 MP
Resolution 4912 x 3264 4608 x 3456
Size APS-C Four Thirds
Area 23.4 x 15.6 mm 17.3 x 13 mm
Crop factor 1.5x 2.1x
Pixel size 22.8 microns 14.1 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 16,000 ISO 160 ISO to 12,800 ISO
Codecs
RAW
JPEG

focus system

Type Phase detection Contrast detection
Focus points 15 23

viewfinder

Viewfinder mirror Opaque None
Viewfinder Yes Yes
Type Electronic Electronic
Coverage 100% 100%
Magnification 1.09x 1.4x
Viewfinder size 0.71x 0.67x

performance

Max continuous shooting 7 fps 20 fps
Battery life 500 320
Continuous shooting
20 fps
7 fps
6 fps
5.5 fps
3.7 fps
2 fps
Focus lag 109 ms 194 ms
Shutter lag 57 ms 63 ms
Startup delay 900 ms 1,030 ms

video

SLT A37  vs
Lumix DMC-G5 
Video 1920 x 1080 @ 29.97 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 60 fps (17 Mbps)
Shoots video in 24p Yes No
Shoots high speed video No No
Autofocus while shooting video Phase detection Contrast detection
Autofocus type Phase detection Contrast detection
Autofocus supports continuous Yes Yes

display

Type LCD LCD
Size 2.6" 3"
Resolution 230 k dots 920 k dots
Has a touch screen No Yes
Has a flip out screen Yes Yes
Supports live view Yes Yes

shutter

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

form factor

Size 124 x 92 x 85 mm 120 x 83 x 71 mm
Thickness 85 mm 71 mm
Weight 506 g 396 g
Is weather sealed No No

features

Is a smart camera No No
Includes a GPS No No
Supports HDR Yes Yes
Automatic panorama Yes No
Create realistic 3D images Yes Yes
Image stabilization
Optical
Sensor shift
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