Panasonic Lumix GX800 (GX850) vs. Sony Alpha a5000 - Camera Comparison

Comparison of the Panasonic Lumix GX800 (GX850) and the Sony Alpha a5000

Panasonic Lumix GX800 (GX850)
43 points
Sony Alpha a5000
37 points
Panasonic Lumix GX800 (GX850)
Panasonic Lumix GX800 (GX850) ✭ Camspex.com
65 mm
107 mm
BODY
Sony Alpha a5000
Sony Alpha a5000 ✭ Camspex.com
63 mm
110 mm
2017
YEARYear of announcement
2014
Plastic
BODY MATERIAL
Plastic
Not
weather
sealed
WEATHER SEALING
Not
weather
sealed
Micro Four Thirds
LENS MOUNT
Sony E
n/a
SHUTTER LIFEThe shutter durability as rated by the manufacturer.
n/a
269 g
0.59 lb
107 x 65 x 33 mm
4.2 x 2.6 x 1.3 in.
DIMENSIONS
& WEIGHTLength x Height x Width and the Weight incl. batteries and memory card
DIMENS.
& WEIGHTLength x Height x Width and the Weight incl. batteries and memory card
110 x 63 x 36 mm
4.3 x 2.5 x 1.4 in.
269 g
0.59 lb
Panasonic Lumix GX800 (GX850)
Sony Alpha a5000
16.0 MP
Panasonic NMOS Four Thirds Sensor
SENSOR The number of effective megapixels (MP). Sensor manufacturer (if known) and sensor type.
SENSOR Sensor manufacturer (if known) and sensor type.
20.1 MP
Sony Exmor APS HD CMOS APS-C Sensor
16.0 MP
EFFECTIVE MEGAPIX The number of effective megapixels (MP).
20.1 MP
17.3 x 13.0 mm
SENSOR SIZE
23.2 x 15.4 mm
4592 x 3448 pixels
MAX. RESOLUTIONMaximum still image resolution
MAX. RESOLUT.Maximum still image resolution
5456 x 3632 pixels
2x
CROP FACTORA 50mm lens on a camera with a crop factor of 1.5x would behave like a 75mm lens on a full-frame camera with a crop factor of 1x (50mm x 1.5 = 75mm)
1.5x
Bayer array
COLOR FILTER
Bayer array
3.8 μm
PIXEL PITCHThe center-to-center distance between two pixels (photosites) on a sensor. The larger the photosites, the more light they can capture and the lower is the level of visible "noise" in captured images.
4.3 μm
None
LOW-PASS FILTERA low-pass filter blurs fine details of an image to eliminate the moiré and the color artifacts of finely patterned structures. Without a low-pass filter images will appear sharper, but there is also a risk of moiré occurring in certain scenes.
Fixed
4:3
NATIVE
ASPECT RATIOThe width to height ratio of the "straight out of the camera" images. However, most modern digital cameras are capable of producing images in various aspect ratios.
ASPECT RATIOThe width to height ratio of the "straight out of the camera" images. However, most modern digital cameras are capable of producing images in various aspect ratios.
3:2
Panasonic Lumix GX800 (GX850)
DXOMARK
SENSOR
SCOREAnalysis of the camera image quality by dxomark.com
Sony Alpha a5000
73
OVERALL SCOREDXOMARK Sensor Overall Score shows a camera's sensor quality in terms of noise, ability to render high contrast, formation of colored noise, ability to shoot in low light.
79
23.2
COLOR DEPTHThe color depth performance (DXOMARK Portrait Score) in bits
23.8
13.3
DYNAMIC RANGEThe maximum dynamic range performance (DXOMARK Landscape Score) in exposure value (EV)
13
586
LOW-LIGHT ISOThe low-light sensitivity performance (DXOMARK Sports Score) in ISO sensitivity value
1089
Panasonic Lumix GX800 (GX850)
Sony Alpha a5000
COVERAGE:
n/a
REAL SIZE:
n/a
VIEW­FINDERThe viewfinder frame COVERAGE in percent and the real viewfinder SIZE (VF magnification corrected by the crop factor of a camera — this way cameras with different sensor sizes can be compared).
COVERAGE:
n/a
REAL SIZE:
n/a
No viewfinder
VF TYPE
No viewfinder
Articulated
 1 036 800 dot LCD
REAR SCREEN
Articulated 
460 800 dot LCD
3 inch
SCREEN SIZE
3 inch
LIVE VIEW & TOUCH SCREEN
No top LCD panel
TOP LCD PANELLCD panel on top of the camera which provides information about the current camera settings.
No top LCD panel
Panasonic Lumix GX800 (GX850)
Sony Alpha a5000
Contrast detection with Post Focus and Focus Stacking
AUTOFOCUS SYSTEM
AF SYSTEM
Contrast detection
49
49
FOCUS POINTSAutofocus points
as shown in the figures below:

° linear sensors
° cross-type sensors
° dual cross-type sensors
contrast autofocus areas
25
25
0
CROSS-TYPE FOCUS POINTS
CROSS-TYPE FP
0
camspex.com — Autofocus system — Panasonic Lumix GX800 (GX850)
-4
EV

100

The minimum exposure value of the AF working range (at 23°C and ISO 100). The smaller this value, the less light is needed for normal autofocus operation.
0
camspex.com — Autofocus system — Sony Alpha a5000
66 %
AF COVERAGEFrame coverage by AF sensors in percent.
64 %
None
IN-BODY
AF MOTORAn in-body AF motor gives the ability to auto-focus with older lenses which don't have their own motors.
None
No
IN-BODY IMAGE STABILIZATION
IMAGE STABILIZ.
No
Panasonic Lumix GX800 (GX850)
Sony Alpha a5000
Venus Engine
IMAGE
PROCESSOR
BIONZ X CXD4236
RAW, MPO, JPEG
OUTPUT FORMATS
12 bit RAW, JPEG
Auto, 200 - 25600
(can be extended to ISO 100)
ISO SEN­SITIVITY
Auto, 100 - 16000
5.8
fps
CONTINUOUS DRIVEMaximum frames per second (fps) in continuous drive mode when using the mechanical shutter.
CONT. DRIVEMaximum frames per second (fps) in continuous drive mode when using the mechanical shutter.
3.5
fps
100 JPEG shots
15 RAW shots
MAX. BURSTMaximum number of shots in high-speed continuous drive mode until the buffer is full.
15 JPEG shots
9 @ 2.5 fps RAW shots
2160p @ 30 fps (4K)
MAX. VIDEO RESOLUTION
VIDEO
1080p @ 24 fps (Full HD)
-5/+5 EV  (in 1/3 EV steps)
EXPOSURE COMPENSATION
EXPOSURE COMPENS.
-3/+3 EV  (in 1/3 EV steps)
Bulb,
 
60 sec → 1/16000 sec
SHUTTER SPEED Maximum and minimum possible exposure time in seconds.
Bulb, 
30 sec → 1/4000 sec
Panasonic Lumix GX800 (GX850)
Sony Alpha a5000

X-SYNC:
1/50
GUIDE
NUMBER:

GN:
4
BUILT-IN FLASH
GUIDE
NUMBER:

GN:
4

X-SYNC:
1/160
None
HOT SHOE
None
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMI
CONNECTIONS
CONNECT.
HDMI
BUILT-IN
DEVICES
microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC (UHS-I compatible)
STORAGE TYPES
SD, SDHC, SDXC, Memory Stick Pro Duo, Pro-HG Duo
1
CARD SLOTS
1
210
shots
BATTERY LIFEMaximum number of images that can be shot per single battery charge (according to CIPA).
420
shots

Prices on Amazon:

  Compare other cameras:

vs.
Simply type "80d" for Canon EOS 80D or "610" for Nikon D610

  Camera Selection Tool:

Brand














Body


?SLR style body
?Rangefinder style body



Sensor







Viewfinder





Rear Screen



Built-in Devices





Quick Camera Finder

?A good landscape camera should offer high resolution and wide dynamic range; it should also be weather-sealed.
?Excellent autofocus and high-ISO performance, high continuous shooting speed and good buffer capacity are crucial for a good sports & action camera. Weather-sealing is an advantage.
?Cameras for available light photography should maintain a good image quality when shooting at high ISO settings and have an efficient autofocus in low-light conditions.
?Cameras for "connected life" should be lightweight, not too big and offer touch screen as well as built-in WiFi and Bluetooth.
?These cameras are good for beginners. They combine good image quality with affordability and a basic set of features.
 

Sort selected cameras by

?New cameras first
?High-megapixel cameras first
?High DxOMark score first
?More affordable first
?Lightweight bodies first