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Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 692 reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People really like the image quality and price. The portability and performance also get good reviews, but some have doubts about the contrast. There are some mixed comments about the exposure and battery.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 86 user reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the price and image quality. The performance and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the exposure and battery.

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97% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 295 user reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Comments about the performance and image quality are overall positive. The portability and price also get good feedback, whereas the shutter and focus get mixed views.

usability, price, portability, image quality, performance

93% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2020

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

 

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 ($799.99 direct with lens) is the latest in Panasonic's line of SLR-styled Micro Four Thirds camera bodies. The 16-megapixel shooter looks and handles a lot like a scaled-down D-SLR. It has an extremely sharp eye-level EVF, a...

Sharp EVF. Vari-angle touch-display. Fast burst shooting. SLR-like design. Outstanding high ISO performance. 1080p60 video capture

Kit lens could be better. No mic input. Lens-based stabilization system

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 edges out some other excellent cameras to earn our Editors' Choice award for compact interchangeable lens cameras under $1,000.

Jan, 2013

Expert review by : Lars Rehm , Barney Britton (dpreview.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 Hands-on Preview

 

This year marks the 10th anniversary of Panasonic's Lumix digital camera brand which makes it an appropriate year for launching some exciting new products. One of those is the Panasonic Lumix G5, the ninth model in the G-series which introduced the...

Jul, 2012

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

Panasonic speeds up its latest Lumix G

 

The replacement for the G3, the G5, brings its autofocus system up to the latest generation.

Jul, 2012

Expert review by : Eric Butterfield (steves-digicams.com)

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-G5 Review

 

This compact mirrorless camera delivers a lot of high-end features in a lightweight, well-designed package. The biggest draws are impressive low-light performance, high still image quality, and customizability. You can get artsy angles with the...

High-resolution live view LCD ; LCD articulates and is a touch screen ; Works with third-party lenses ; Articulating touch screen LCD ; High-resolution electronic viewfinder ; Impressive low light performance ; Full-resolution burst up to 6fps ; High...

Inconsistent accuracy from contrast detection autofocus system ; Touch screen swiping can be sticky ; Autofocus can be slow to adjust when zooming in movie mode ; Video quality could be higher

This compact mirrorless camera delivers a lot of high-end features in a lightweight, well-designed package. The biggest draws are impressive low-light performance, high still image quality, and customizability. You can get artsy angles with the...

Oct, 2012

Highly Recommended

Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (photographyblog.com)

Panasonic Lumix G5 Review

 

The Panasonic Lumix G5 is a DSLR-like compact system camera featuring a new 16 megapixel image sensor, 3-inch free-angle LCD screen, redesigned grip and integrated electronic viewfinder. It also offers a touchscreen interface, fast 0.18 second...

The Panasonic Lumix G5 is an accomplished mirrorless camera that upgrades its excellent predecessor in a number of significant ways in order to keep up with the fast-moving competition. A higher price tag means that it's not quite the bargain that the...

Jul, 2012

Expert review by : imaging-resource.com (imaging-resource.com)

Panasonic G5

 

Improved grip design and control layout makes for much better handling than the previous G3, Good build quality, nice feel, Excellent AF accuracy, even in dim lighting, Fast startup for a CSC, Very fast single-shot cycle times, Extremely fast...

Improved grip design and control layout makes for much better handling than the previous G3, Good build quality, nice feel, Excellent AF accuracy, even in dim lighting, Fast startup for a CSC, Very fast single-shot cycle times, Extremely fast...

The Panasonic Lumix G3 was a very good camera, the updated G5 is a great one. Its excellent image quality and blazing-fast autofocus make it one of the best Micro Four Thirds cameras on the market. By upping HD video support (with a variety of frame...

Feb, 2013

Expert review by : Joe Farace (shutterbug.com)

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5: A 16MP Micro Four Thirds Camera

 

When creating their mirrorless camera system, Panasonic wisely, I think, chose the Micro Four Thirds format rather than designing an all-new proprietary lens mount. The system includes two dozen or so Lumix lenses, including conversion lenses, along...

Jul, 2013

Expert review by : Brendan Nystedt (reviewed.com)

Panasonic Lumix G5

 

Panasonic's middle child is a good performer in a cheap suit.

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Apr, 2013

Expert review by : techlicious.com (techlicious.com)

Digital Camera Review: Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

 

Overall, this Lumix isn't as compact as most other compact mirrorless cameras, but that extra bulk makes for a comfortable grip and good balance. The "little DSLR" feel it has going on isn't just for show. This is a great camera for beginning...

Apr, 2013

CAMERA LABS.COM - HIGHLY RECOMMANDED

Expert review by : Ken McMahon (cameralabs.com)

Panasonic Lumix G5

 

The Panasonic Lumix G5 is a 16 Megapixel mirrorless compact system camera based on the Micro Four Thirds standard which Panasonic co-developed with Olympus. Panasonic now refers to mirrorless system cameras as DSLMs, or Digital Single Lens Mirrorless,...

920k dot flip-out LCD touch screen ; 6fps burst mode ; 28Mbps 1080p50/60 movie recording ; EVF proximity sensor ; Compact collapsible powered kit zoom ; Customisable Quick menu ; Access to broadest native lens catalogue

Poor battery life ; Lacks Manual exposure movie modes ; Creative effects dificult to access ; Average wide angle on kit zoom

The Panasonic Lumix G5 is a solid upgrade to the earlier Lumix G3 and maintains its position as one of the best value Micro Four Thirds models in the Panasonic line up as well as more generally. The combination of a new 16 Megapixel sensor and updated...

Jan, 2013

Price comparison for Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

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Photo and video Capability: 16 Megapixel micro Four Thirds sensor confidently captures sharp images with a...
$649.00 TO SHOP
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Micro Four Thirds a versatile MFT 25 millimeter lens with a natural viewing angle Suitable for a wide...
$129.00 TO SHOP
PANASONIC LUMIX G II Vario Lens, 100-300MM...
Updated Panasonic LUMIX 100-300mm zoom lens replaces H-FS100300
$503.00 TO SHOP
Panasonic Lumix G85 4K Digital Camera, 12-60mm Power...
Fine Detail Performance: 16 megapixel micro four thirds sensor with no low pass filter resulting in a near...
$601.00 TO SHOP
PANASONIC LUMIX LX10 4K Digital Camera, 20.1...
POINT-AND-SHOOT CAMERA: Large, 1-inch 20.1-megapixel MOS sensor plus 3X zoom LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMILUX lens...
$349.00 TO SHOP
PANASONIC LUMIX G II Lens, 20MM, F1.7 ASPH...
20mm focal length, equivalent to 40mm on a 35mm film camera
$214.00 TO SHOP
PANASONIC LUMIX ZS100 4K Digital Camera, 20.1...
POINT-AND-SHOOT CAMERA: Large, 1-inch 20.1-megapixel MOS sensor plus 10X zoom LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT lens...
$299.00 TO SHOP
PANASONIC LUMIX FZ1000 4K Point and Shoot Camera...
Big sensor quality: Large 1 inch 20.1MP MOS sensor for improved low light capture and large sensor...
$410.00 TO SHOP
PANASONIC LUMIX G LENS, 42.5MM, F1.7 ASPH...
F1.7 Large Diameter & Mid-Telephoto 85mm Focal Length; Mount : Micro Four Thirds mount
$303.00 TO SHOP

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