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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 144 reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviews about the size and image quality are on the whole positive. The performance and usability also get good opinions. Views about the color and zoom are mixed, while there are some less positive reviews about the control panel and image stabilizer.

portability, usability, performance, image quality, size

viewfinder, flash, stabilizer , control panel

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 user reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the performance and price. The usability and image quality also get good reviews, but there are some less positive views about the durability.

portability, image quality, usability, price, performance

durability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 from Amazon.ca. 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.ca. Reviewers are impressed by the portability. There are some less positive views about the durability.

portability

durability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 review

 

While the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 isn't perfect, it's still among my favorite choices for snapshooters looking for a faster, better camera but one that's similar enough to a point-and-shoot -- or phone -- that they're not forced out of their comfort...

Relatively compact for its class, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 delivers excellent performance and good-to-great photo quality.

The Power Zoom lens isn't great and there are some image-quality flaws in the JPEGs that might bother some people.

With capable, speedy performance, and a friendly but powerful interface, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 is a good choice for people looking to upgrade from a point-and-shoot.

Aug, 2012

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 Hands-on Preview

 

The GF5 is the fourth in Panasonic's range of small-bodied 'GF' Micro Four Thirds cameras, and sits below the G3 in the current lineup. The differences between the GF5 and its predecessor are relatively few, and we doubt they'll prove significant...

Apr, 2012

Expert review by : Michael Palmer (steves-digicams.com)

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GF5 Preview

 

I've heard it a thousand times. You have a growing love for photography and are tired of point-and-shoot restrictions. Maybe you're looking for a dSLR, but simply not ready to trade the slim size of pocket sized cameras for the bulk of something...

Apr, 2012

Highly Recommended

Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (photographyblog.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 Review

 

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 is a small and stylish compact system camera that features a FourThirds sized 12.1-megapixel Live MOS image sensor, Venus Engine VII HD2 processor, 0.09 second contrast-detect auto-focusing, built-in pop-up flash and a 3...

With Panasonic recently launching the photographer-focused GX-1 for fans of the original GF1, the GF-series is now even more firmly aimed at compact owners looking to upgrade to a more capable camera. The diminutive DMC-GF5 certainly fits that bill...

Apr, 2012

Expert review by (imaging-resource.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

 

In refreshing its modestly-sized, modestly-priced touchscreen mirrorless camera, Panasonic has wisely left the sensor resolution unchanged. Instead, the Panasonic GF5 brings lower noise levels, performance improvements, and some worthwhile improvements...

Small body pairs nicely with compact, retractable Power Zoom lens. Extremely fast autofocus. Worthwhile improvements in image quality. Touchscreen overlays can now be hidden

LCD panel is prone to fingerprint smudges. Weak flash, and no hot shoe. Modest burst performance, and very limited buffer for raw shooting. Noise levels and dynamic range still lag competition

Thanks to the pairing of compact size and the flexibility of an interchangeable lens mount, mirrorless cameras have become increasingly popular over the last few years. If you pair the Panasonic GF5 with its Power Zoom kit lens, and place it alongside...

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 Review

 

The Panasonic Lumix GF5 is an ideal mirrorless camera for someone wanting to upgrade from a point and shoot, but does not want the heft of a DSLR. Two intelligent auto modes, 14 creative filters, 23 SCN modes ensure that this is meant for the amateur...

Speedy AF, Variety of creative filters and Scene modes, Great handling, Good image quality

Manual focussing notch is not placed ergonomically, Videos tend to record zooming and focussing sound, No hot-shoe

Apr, 2013

tbreak - RECOMMENDED PRODUCT

Expert review by : Faisal Hashmi (tbreak.com)

Panasonic Lumix GF5 Review

 

An all-around excellent four-thirds camera that stands among the top of its class.

Excellent image quality that captures details and true to life colors; Strong sensor; Solid build design that doesn't feel cheap; Interface is efficient and easy to understand; Loaded with features for the casual user; Great quality of lenses

High ISO ranges in low light lead to noise and loss of detail; Lack of viewfinder and hotshoe

Another thing of note here is the 0.09 seconds, which is actually the fastest auto-focus in any camera in the market as per Pansonic’s research which is very impressive.

May, 2012

Expert review by : Digital Camera-HQ (digitalcamera-hq.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

 

An evolutionary upgrade from Panasonic's GF3, the GF5 is also pointed at point and shoot users looking for better image quality. It's a very small camera even with the stabilized 14-42 power zoom lens attached, a much smaller lens than Olympus' 14-42....

Apr, 2012

Expert review by : Barrie Smith (digital-photography-school.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

 

Talk about comparing apples with oranges. More like comparing melons with mandarins. Or, sizewise, potatoes with peas.

Expert review by : Campbell Simpson (goodgearguide.com.au)

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GF5 digital camera

 

This compact mirrorless camera is easy to use, but enthusiasts might find it a chore

Kit lens bundle is super-compact and light ; Quick operation, fast autofocus ; Good image and video quality

Advanced controls hidden in menus ; No option for external viewfinder or mic

Panasonic’s LUMIX GF5 completes the GF-series’ transition from compact enthusiast to super-compact point-and-shoot mirrorless camera. It’s simple, newbie-friendly, and seriously small -- but anyone looking for manual control should opt for the GX1...

Nov, 2012

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