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Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 Samples

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 but less than 4K.Full 1080p HD Video: 1920 x 1080 resolution or more but less than 4K.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.

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The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 is compared to the Olympus OM-D E-M5
Olympus OM-D E-M5
, the top-performing Micro Four-Thirds camera to date. These are 100% unmodified crops from their respective cameras. Each camera was calibrated to produce the highest quality JPEG image possible. Aperture, ISO and WB were set on camera.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 Olymus OM-D E-M5
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The Panasonic shows a good performance but lags being the E-M5 by about one stop in terms of noise. It shows less local contrast due to a different tone curve and while neither camera gets colors right, the E-M5 is closer to reality.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5
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By Neocamera on 2012-11-26

Panasonic DMC-G5 Highlights


Mirrorless digital camera

Sensor-Size: 17 x 13mm

Four-Thirds Sensor

Actual size when viewed at 100 DPI

16 Megapixels MirrorlessISO 160-12800
Micro Four-Thirds Mount
2X FLM
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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