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ViewfinderScreenVideoAudioShutter SpeedDXOMark ScoresStorage and ConnectivitySize
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ManufacturerModelFront
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Announce DateSeriesSensor (MP)Image ProcessorIntegrated EVFEVF resolutionEVF magnifi-cationEye SensorAdd-on EVFArticulated displayTypeTouchscreenSizeResolution (pixels)IBISOn-board FlashFlash HotshoeMode DialFormatResolutionInternal MicrophoneWind Cut FilterExternal Microphone ConnectionHeadphone jackISO minimumISO maximumAutofocus TypeFocus PointsFocus PeakingAF Assist lampMax. burst rate (fps)Silent Electronic ShutterMax (sec.)Min (sec.)BulbArt Filters / Creative Control ModesOrientation SensorWeather sealedStartup delay (ms)Focus lag (ms)Shutter lag (ms)Image QualityColor Depth (bits)Dynamic Range (EV)Low Light Performance (ISO)BatteryBattery Life (shots)SDSDHCSDXCUHS-IEye-Fi connectedWi-Fi connectedNFC (Near-field Communications) connectivityWeight, including battery (g)Width (mm)Height (mm)Depth (mm)Available ColorsBody-only price/value as of 2/2014 (US$)Back (not to scale)Top (not to scale)Differences from predecessor
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PanasonicDMC-GF1
9/2/2009GF12.1Venus Engine HDNN/AN/AN/ADMW-LVF1NLCDN3"460,000NYYYAVI (Motion JPEG), MOV (AVCHD)1280 x 720 (30 fps), 848 x 480 (30fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)Dolby Digital Creator format (mono)YNoneN1003200Contrast Detect23NY3N1/400060up to 4 min.Nwith OIS lens onlyN1400409725421.210.3513DMW-BLB13400XX3851197136Black, Silver, White, Red, Pink~ $75-90 used
This is the first in Panasonic's non-EVF GF line.
From the GH1: lacks the integrated EVF (though an accessory EVF is available), lacks the articulated screen, lacks 1080i video (highest reolustion is 720p), adds an orientation sensor, smaller package with a much less protuberant grip

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PanasonicDMC-G2
3/7/2010G12.1Venus Engine HD IILCD1,440,0001.4YN/ASwing and TiltLCDResistive3"460,000NYYYAVI (Motion JPEG), MOV (AVCHD Lite)1280 x 720 (30 fps), 848 x 480 (30fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)Dolby Digital Creator format (mono)Y2.5mmN1006400Contrast Detect23NY3.2N1/400060up to 4 min.Nwith OIS lens onlyN10004231205321.210.3493DMW-BLB13390XXX4281248474Black, Red, Blue~ $130-160 used
From G1: new processor, adds touch screen, adds video capabilbity, higher ISO limit, slightly faster maximum burst rate, shorter maximum bulb shutter time
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PanasonicDMC-G10
3/7/2010G12.1Venus Engine HD IILCD202,0001.04NN/ANLCDN3"460,000NYYYAVI (Motion JPEG)1280 x 720 (30 fps), 848 x 480 (30fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)Dolby Digital Creator format (mono)YNoneN1006400Contrast Detect23NY3.2N1/400060up to 4 min.Nwith OIS lens onlyN---5221.210.1411DMW-BLB13-XXX3881249074Black~ $115 used
The G10 is basically a stripped-down G2 (which it was announced concurrently with)
From the G2: is lacks the articulating screen, has a different button/switch layout, lower resolution EVF
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OlympusE-PL1
4/3/2010PEN Lite12.3TruePic VNN/AN/AN/AVF-2, VF-3, VF-4 (w/ "slight image degradation" & no eye sensor)NLCDN2.7"230,000YYYYAVI (Motion JPEG)1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)44.1kHz Mono, Linear PCMN3.5mm w/ SEMA-1 (optional)N1003200Contrast Detect11NN3N1/200060up to 8 min.6NN2200820705421.510.1487BLS-1290XX3341157242Black, White, Red, Gold, Blue~ $90-120 used, $190 refurb
First camera in PEN "Lite" line.
From E-P1 adds: built-in flash, support for EVF…however, the interface features fewer dials and is more button/menu based; has lower maximum ISO sensitivity, slower max. shutter speed, and shorter maximum bulb time
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PanasonicDMC-GH2
9/21/2010GH16.1Venus Engine FHDLCD1,530,0001.42YN/ASwing and TiltLCDResistive3"460,000NYYYAVI (Motion JPEG), MOV (AVCHD)1920 x 1080 (60,50, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)Dolby Digital Stereo Creator formatY2.5mmN1606400 (12800 w/ boost)Contrast Detect23NY5N1/400060up to 2 min.Nwith OIS lens onlyN1100273686021.211.3655DMW-BLC12330XXX4421249076Black, Silver~ $350-425 used
From GH1: new processor, adds touchscreen, adds 24fps video, higher ISO limit, faster maximum burst rate
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PanasonicDMC-GF2
11/4/2010GF12.1Venus Engine FHDNN/AN/AN/ADMW-LVF1NLCDResistive3"460,000NYYNAVI (Motion JPEG), MOV (AVCHD)1920 x 1080 (60 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)Dolby Digital Stereo Creator formatYNoneN1006400Contrast Detect23NY3.2N1/400060up to 4 min.Nwith OIS lens onlyN1000337745421.210.3506DMW-BLD10300XXX3101136833Black, Silver, White, Red, Pink~ $70-90 used
From GF1: new processor, adds touchscreen, add 1080 video, higher ISO limit, slightly faster max. burst rate, smaller and lighter, lacks orientation sensor, lacks GF1's dial-driven user interface
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OlympusE-PL1s
11/16/2010PEN Lite12.3TruePic VNN/AN/AN/AVF-2, VF-3, VF-4 (w/ "slight image degradation" & no eye sensor)NLCDN2.7"230,000YYYYAVI (Motion JPEG)1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)44.1kHz Mono, Linear PCMN3.5mm w/ SEMA-1 (optional)N1006400Contrast Detect11NN3N1/200060up to 8 min.6NN-------BLS-5 (or BLS-1)-XX3421157242Black, White, Red, Gold, Bluesimilar to E-PL1
From E-PL1: adds higher maximum ISO sensitivity (matching E-P1 and E-P2), higher capacity battery…shipped with second generation 14-42mm kit lens...was released only in Japan
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OlympusE-PL2
1/6/2011PEN Lite12.3TruePic VNN/AN/AN/AVF-2, VF-3, VF-4 (w/ "slight image degradation" & no eye sensor)NLCDN3"460,000YYYYAVI (Motion JPEG)1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)44.1kHz Mono, Linear PCMN3.5mm w/ SEMA-1 (optional)N1006400Contrast Detect11NN3N1/400060up to 8 min.6NN1300434685521.410.2573BLS-5 (or BLS-1)280XX3621147242Black, Silver, White, Red, Gold$120-140 used
From E-PL1s: adds a control dial (replacing some of the button/menu based interface of E-PL1), higher resolution screen, revised accessory socket
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PanasonicDMC-G3
5/12/2011G15.8Venus Engine FHDLCD1,440,0001.4NN/ASwing and TiltLCDResistive3"460,000NYYYAVI (Motion JPEG), MOV (AVCHD)1920 x 1080 (60 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)Dolby Digital Stereo Creator formatYNoneN1606400Contrast Detect23NY4N1/400060up to 2 min.Nwith OIS lens onlyN140029380562110.6667DMW-BLD10270XXX3361158447Black, Red, White, Brown~ $160-175 used
From G2: higher density sensor, new processor, adds 1080 video, slightly faster max. burst rate, smaller grip, fewer external controls (loses the top-left control dial and a couple of buttons) which means more functions are controlled in menus, loss of EVF eye-sensor, no external mic input.
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PanasonicDMC-GF3
6/13/2011GF12.1Venus Engine FHDNN/AN/AN/ANot availableNLCDResistive3"460,000NYNNAVI (Motion JPEG), MOV (AVCHD)1920 x 1080 (60 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)Dolby Digital Creator format (mono)YNoneN1606400Contrast Detect23NY3.2N1/400060up to 4 min.6with OIS lens onlyN1900312815020.610.1459DMW-BLE9320XXX2641086732Black, White, Red, Pink, Brown$80-100 used
From GF2: lacks flash hotshoe & support for add-on EVF, add Creative Control modes, smaller and lighter
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OlympusE-PL3
6/30/2011PEN Lite12.3TruePic VINN/AN/AN/AVF-2, VF-3, VF-4 (w/ no eye sensor)TiltLCDN3"460,000YN (bundled FL-LM1 hot-shoe flash)YYAVI (Motion JPEG), MOV (AVCHD)1920 x 1080 (60 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps) Stereo PCM/16bit, 48kHz, Wave Format BaseN3.5mm w/ SEMA-1 (optional)N20012800Contrast Detect35NY5.5N1/400060up to 30 min.10NN2100241735220.910.3499BLS-5 (or BLS-1)300XXXXX3131106437Black, Silver, White, Red~$125-150 used; $200 refurb (w/ 14-42 lens)
From E-PL2: add tilting LCD, AF assist lamp, full HD video capability and smaller package; lacks pop-up flash (but bundled with small hot-shoe flash)
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OlympusE-PM1
6/30/2011Pen Mini12.3TruePic VINN/AN/AN/AVF-2, VF-3, VF-4 (w/ no eye sensor)NLCDN3"460,000YN (bundled FL-LM1 hot-shoe flash)YNAVI (Motion JPEG), MOV (AVCHD)1920 x 1080 (60 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps) Stereo PCM/16bit, 48kHz, Wave Format BaseN3.5mm w/ SEMA-1 (optional)N20012800Contrast Detect35NY5.5N1/400060up to 30 min.6NN180024675522110.3499BLS-5 (or BLS-1)330XXXXX2651106434Black, Silver, White, Pink, Purple, Brown~ $90-110 used; $115 refurb
First model in PEN "Mini" series.
From E-PL3: lacks tilting LCD and mode dial, but is smaller and lighter
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PanasonicDMC-GX1
11/7/2011GX16Venus Engine FHDNN/AN/AN/ADMW-LVF2NLCDResistive3"460,000NYYYMP4, MOV (AVCHD)1920 x 1080 (60i fps), 1280 x 720 (60p, 30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)Dolby Digital Stereo Creator formatYNoneN16012800Contrast Detect23NY4.2N1/400060up to 2 min.8YN1400259725520.810.6703DMW-BLD10310XXXX3181166839Black, Silver~ $150-175 used
Considered by some the spiritual successor to the GF1 (i.e. it's aimed at a more demanding user, while the GF2 & GF3 are aimed at point-and-shoot users)
From G3: lacks the integrated EVF (though and add-on EVF is available), lacks the articulated screen, higher ISO limit, slightly higher max. burst rate, add creative control modes, adds orientation sensor
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PanasonicDMC-GF5
4/5/2012GF12.1Venus Engine FHDNN/AN/AN/ANot availableNLCDResistive3"920,000NYNNAVI (Motion JPEG), MOV (AVCHD)1920 x 1080 (60,50 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)Dolby Digital Stereo Creator formatYNoneN16012800Contrast Detect23NY4N1/400060up to 4 min.14YN1400180665020.510573DMW-BLE9360XXXX2671086737Black, White, Red, Brown, Gold~$120-150 used
From GF3: higher ISO limit, slightly faster max. burst rate, more Creative Control Modes, adds UHS-1 media support
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PanasonicDMC-G5
7/18/2012G16.1Venus Engine VIILCD1,440,0001.4YN/ASwing and TiltLCDResistive3"920,000NYYYAVI (Motion JPEG), MOV (AVCHD)1920 x 1080 (60 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)Dolby Digital Stereo Creator formatY2.5mmN16012800Contrast Detect23NY6Y1/400060up to 2 min.14YN1030194636121.411.6618DMW-BLC12320XXXX3961208371Black, Silver, White$220-250 used
From G3: higher density sensor, new processor, larger handgrip, faster max. burst rate, higher resolution LCD display, higher max. ISO, fully electronic shutter for silent operation, orientation sensor (for non-OIS lenses), UHS-I memory card support, additional "Creative Control" modes
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PanasonicDMC-GH3
9/17/2012GH16.1Venus Engine VIIOLED1,744,0001.34YN/ASwing and TiltOLEDCapacitive3"614,000NYYYAVI (Motion JPEG), MOV (AVCHD) [MPEG-4, H.264]1920 x 1080 (60, 50, 30, 25 24 fps) 1280 x 720 (60, 50, 30, 25fps), 640 x 480 (30, 25fpsDolby Digital Stereo Creator formatY3.5mmN20012800 (25600 w/ boost)Contrast Detect23NY6Y1/400060up to 2 min. ?14YY---7122.712.4812DMC-BLF19541XXXXX5501339382Black~$775 used; $1100 new
From GH2: new sensor, new processor, weather-sealed, WiFi connectivity, higher resolution OLED display (replaces LCD display), higher ISO limit, faster maximum burst rate, orientation sensor, Creative Control modes
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OlympusE-PM2
9/17/2012Pen Mini16.1TruePic VINN/AN/AN/AVF-2, VF-3, VF-4 (w/ no eye sensor)NLCDCapacitive3"460,000YN (bundled FL-LM1 hot-shoe flash)YNAVI (Motion JPEG), MOV (AVCHD) [MPEG-4, H.264]1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps) Stereo PCM/16bit, 48kHz, Wave Format BaseY3.5mm w/ SEMA-1 (optional)N20025600Contrast Detect35NY8N1/400060up to 30 min.12YN700204647222.712.3932BLS-5 (or BLS-1)360XXXXX2691106434Black, Silver, White, Red~$365 used; $330 refurb; ~$350 new
From E-PM1: new sensor (12MP to 16MP), adds touchscreen functionality, faster maximum burst, new front and rear grips, additional Art Filters
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PanasonicDMC-GF6
4/9/2013GF16Venus Engine FHDNN/AN/AN/ANot available180 degree tiltLCDCapacitive3"1,040,000NYNYAVI (Motion JPEG), MOV (AVCHD)1920 x 1080 (60i PsF/30p in NTSC models, 50i PsF/25p on PAL), 1280 x 720p (60i PsF/30p in NTSC models, 50i PsF/25p on PAL), 640 x 480 (30/25fps)Dolby Digital Stereo Creator formatYNoneN16012800 (25600 w/ boost)Contrast Detect23NY4.2N1/400060up to 2 min. ?19YN---5420.710.6622DMW-BLG10330XXXXXX3231116538Black, White, Red, Brown$485 new (w/ 14-42 II kit lens); $400 used (w/ lens)
From GF5: new sensor (shared with GX1 and G5), new processor, adds articulated display, adds mode dial, adds WiFi and NFC (Near-field communications) capabilities, adds new Creative Control modes including Creative Panorama and Bleach Bypass, adds new in-camera retouching capabilities
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PanasonicDMC-G6
4/23/2013G16.1Venus Engine FHDOLED1,440,0001.4YN/ASwing and TiltLCDCapacitive3"1,036,000NYYYAVI (Motion JPEG), MOV (AVCHD) [MPEG-4, H.264]1920 x 1080 (60, 50, 30, 25 24 fps) 1280 x 720 (60, 50, 30, 25fps), 640 x 480 (30, 25fpsDolby Digital Stereo Creator formatY3.5mmN16012800 (25600 w/ boost)Contrast Detect23YY7Y1/400060up to 2 min. ?19YN900-2166121.311.5639DMW-BLC12340XXXXXX3901228571Black, Silver, White$530 new (w/ 14-42 II kit lens); ~$450-500 used
From G5: new sensor (from GH2), new processor, capacitive (rather than resistive) touchscreen, 3:2 aspect ratio display, improved video capabilities (similar to GH2), focus peaking, NFC-aided WiFi capabilities, 5 additional Creative Control modes, adds new Creative Control modes including Creative, adds new in-camera retouching capabilities
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PanasonicDMC-GX7
8/1/2013GX16Venus Engine VIIILCD2,764,8001.4YN/A80 degree tilt down and 45 degree tilt upLCDCapacitive3"1,040,000YYYYAVI (Motion JPEG), MOV (AVCHD) [MPEG-4, H.264]1920 x 1080 (60, 50, 30, 25 24 fps) 1280 x 720 (60, 50, 30, 25fps), 640 x 480 (30, 25fpsDolby Digital Stereo Creator formatYNoneN12525600Contrast Detect23YY5Y1/800060up to 2 min.22YN900-1927022.612.2718DMW-BLG10350XXXXXX4021237155Black, Silver$750 new (body only); ~$650 used
From GX1: adds integrated EVF, sensor-shift image stabilization, tilting screen
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PanasonicDMC-GM1
10/17/2013GM16Venus Engine VIII ?NN/AN/AN/ANot availableNLCDCapacitive3"1,036,000NYNYAVI (Motion JPEG), MOV (AVCHD) [MPEG-4, H.264]1920 x 1080 (60, 50, 30, 25 24 fps) 1280 x 720 (60, 50, 30, 25fps), 640 x 480 (30, 25fpsDolby Digital Stereo Creator formatYNoneN20025600Contrast Detect23YY5Y1/16,00060N/A22YN---6622.311.7660DMW-BLH7230XXXXX204995530Black, Silver, White, Orange~$600 (body only); $700 new (w/ 12-32 compact kit lens)
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PanasonicDMC-GH4
2/7/2014;GH16.1Venus Engine IXOLED2,359,0001.34YN/ASwing and TiltOLEDCapacitive3"1,036,000NYYYAVI (Motion JPEG), MOV (AVCHD) [MPEG-4, H.264]4096 x 2160 (24p), 3840 x 2160 (24p, 25p, 30p), 1920 x 1080 (24p, 25p, 30p, 50p, 60p), 1280 x 720 (24p, 25p, 30p), 640 x 480 (25p, 30p)Dolby Digital Stereo Creator formatY3.5mmY20025600Contrast Detect plus 'Depth from Defocus'49YY12Y1/800060up to 2 min. ??YY-------DMC-BLF19500XXXXXX5601339384Blackest. $1600
From GH-3:
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PanasonicDMC-GH13/3/2009;GH12.1Venus Engine HDLCD1,440,000YNot availableSwing and TiltLCDN3"460000NYYAVI (Motion JPEG), MOV (AVCHD)1920 x 1080 (60,50 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)Dolby Digital Stereo Creator formatY2.5mm320023NY31/400060up to 4 min.Nwith OIS lens onlyN18003366421.611.6772DMW-BLB13XX3851249045Black, Red, Gold~ $225-300 used (eBay)From G1: adds video capability, multi-aspect ratio sensor, higher ISO limit, face recognition
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OlympusE-P16/16/2009;PEN12.3TruePic VNN/AN/ANot availableNLCDN3"230000YNYAVI (Motion JPEG)1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)PCM 44.1kHz StereoNNone640011NN31/400060up to 30 min.6YN--5521.410.4536BLS-1XX3551217036Silver, White~ $100-125 used (eBay)#N/AFirst Olympus Micro Four Thirds body. No ability to use add-on Electronic Viewfinder (EVF).
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PanasonicDMC-G19/12/2008;G12.1Venus Engine HDLCD1,440,000YNot availableSwing and TiltLCDN3"460000NYYN/AN/ANoneN/ANone1600 (3200 w/ boost)23NY31/400060up to 8 min.Nwith OIS lens onlyN--5321.110.3463DMW-BLB13XX3601248445Black, Red, Blue~ $115-150 used (eBay)First Micro Four Thirds body. Lacks any video capability.
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PanasonicDMC-G1
9/12/2008;G12.1Venus Engine HDLCD1,440,0001.4YNot availableSwing and TiltLCDN3"460,000NYYYN/AN/ANoneN/ANoneN1001600 (3200 w/ boost)Contrast Detect23NY3N1/400060up to 8 min.Nwith OIS lens onlyN1000372775321.110.3463DMW-BLB13350XX3601248445Black, Red, Blue~ $75-100 used
First Micro Four Thirds body. Lacks any video capability.
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NOTES:
The differences in DXOMark scores (particularly between the bodies that use the same sensor and image processor) should be taken with a grain of salt. In fact, I view all of the DXOMark scores with a bit of skepticism.
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