Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 Summary
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.
|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||Good Good|
Panasonic DMC-G5 Highlights
Sensor-Size: 17 x 13mm
Actual size when viewed at 100 DPI
|16 Megapixels Mirrorless||ISO 160-12800|
|Micro Four-Thirds Mount|
|0.44" Built-in EVF 1.4 Megapixels (0.70X)||Full manual controls, including Manual Focus|
|Automatic Eye-Start sensor||Custom white-balance with 2 axis fine-tuning|
|2 Axis Digital Level||Spot-Metering|
|Built-in Dust Reduction||Hot-Shoe|
|6 FPS Drive, Unlimited Images||Lithium-Ion Battery|
|1920x1080 @ 60 FPS Video Recording||Secure Digital Extended Capacity|
|3" LCD 920K Pixels|
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