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Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 Review Summary

16 Megapixels16 MegapixelsElectronic View FinderElectronic View FinderHigh ISO: ISO 6400 or more is available at full-resolution.High ISO: ISO 6400 or more is available at full-resolution.Level: Measures camera tilt and helps to keep the horizon level.Level: Measures camera tilt and helps to keep the horizon level.Continuous DriveContinuous DriveFull 1080p HD Video: 1920 x 1080 resolution or more.Full 1080p HD Video: 1920 x 1080 resolution or more.Manual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Manual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Hotshoe: Allows external flash units to be attached.Hotshoe: Allows external flash units to be attached.Spot MeteringSpot MeteringAccepts Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), SDHC and SD memory.Accepts Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), SDHC and SD memory.Neocamera detailed reviewNeocamera detailed reviewDiscontinued: No longer produced by the manufacturer. May still be in stock or found used.Discontinued: No longer produced by the manufacturer. May still be in stock or found used.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 Assessment

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 is a medium-sized mirrorless cameras aimed at intermediate users. It features a high number of controls in a compact body with a good grip and built-in EVF.

Overall, its performance matches its target very well. In nearly performs average on all fronts, which make it a good value due to its competitive price. There are two areas where it excels though. One is autofocus speed and the other is video quality. Sadly, there are usability issues with video which make it less than ideal for that purpose.

Panasonic also makes the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3
as its flagship mirrorless with triple control-dials and a weather-sealed body for advanced users. This one offers more controls and features directly aimed at videographers.

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PROS CONS
Low image noise until ISO 1600 Image softness from ISO 800
Nicely saturated colors Slows down at high ISO
Very good automatic white-balance Below average shot-to-shot speed
Excellent metering Strong noise-reduction
Instant shutter-lag Modal EC interface
Class-leading Contrast-Detect autofocus Poor Live-Histogram, not Exposure-Priority
Quick and responsive Small indistinct buttons
Calibratable LCD Weak LCD hinge
Good LCD visibility and viewing-angle Impossible to set video framing correctly
Excellent EVF with Eye-Start sensor Video drops last second
Relatively compact Video recording delay
Superb video quality Short battery life
GoodGood Good

Related Information

Sister Models
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3
- Weather-Proof, 3 Control-Dials, Stereo Sound Input
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3
- ISO 6400 Max, 4 FPS, No Eye-Start sensor, No HDR
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By on 2012/11/26
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Panasonic DMC-G5 Facts

Mirrorless digital camera
16 Megapixels Mirrorless (SLD)ISO 160-12800
Micro Four-Thirds Mount
2X FLM

Sensor-Size: 17 x 13mm

Four-Thirds Sensor

Actual size when viewed at 100 DPI

Shutter 1/4000-60s
0.44" Built-in EVF 1.4 Megapixels (0.70X)Full manual controls, including Manual Focus
Automatic Eye-Start sensorCustom white-balance with 2 axis fine-tuning
2 Axis Digital LevelSpot-Metering
Built-in Dust ReductionHot-Shoe
6 FPS Drive, Unlimited ImagesLithium-Ion Battery
1920x1080 @ 60 FPS Video RecordingSecure Digital Extended Capacity
3" LCD 920K Pixels
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