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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 130 reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers really like the image quality and screen. The usability and performance also get good comments. Some have doubts about the battery. Views about the price and size are mixed.

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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-GM5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the size and screen. The usability and performance are also mentioned favorably, but there are some mixed views about the image quality.

portability, performance, usability, screen, size

89% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 user reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 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. Views about the image quality and viewfinder are overall positive. The usability and performance also get good opinions. There are some mixed opinions about the size. There are some negative views about the battery and price.

portability, performance, usability, viewfinder, image quality

price, battery

95% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5

 

Like its predecessor, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 packs an image sensor that's much larger than you'd expect, resulting in a pocket-friendly camera that can go toe-to-toe with larger interchangeable lens models in terms of image quality.

Extremely compact. Crisp touch-screen LCD. Integrated EVF. Snappy performer. 5.8fps continuous shooting. Clean images through ISO 6400. 1/16,000-second electronic shutter. Sharp, compact kit lens. Raw capture support. Wi-Fi. Excellent app control.

Omits built-in flash. No mic input. Pricey. No manual focus ring with kit lens. Underwhelming burst shooting in Raw. Limited (1/50-second) sync speed and 1/500-second mechanical shutter.

Performance and Conclusions The GM5 is fairly responsive; it starts, focuses, and snaps a shot in just 0.9-second, and its autofocus speed is about 0.15-second. It's not the fastest shooting camera we've tested, but it can fire off JPG images at a...

Jun, 2015

Expert review by : Allison Johnson (dpreview.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 Review

 

Panasonic's new baby CSC is the Lumix DMC-GM5, a camera that continues the theme of miniature styling established by the Lumix DMC-GM1 only a year ago. For those who need a refresher, the GM1 is the almost inconceivably small interchangeable lens...

Jan, 2015

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

The $900 Panasonic Lumix GM5 remains still a small but pricey ILC, now with EVF

 

The small but notable change of swapping a built-in flash for an EVF is welcome, but the price...

Sep, 2014

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5

 

Panasonic has announced the stylish and compact Lumix DMC-GM5 Digital Single Lens Mirrorless (DSLM) camera. With a 16-megapixel Live MOS image sensor and the Venus Engine, the GM5 can record Full 1080p HD videos at stereo sound at 24-60...

Sep, 2014

Expert review by : Ilse Jurriën (letsgodigital.org)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 sample pictures

 

Panasonic DMC-GM5 picture gallery : The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 offers an excellent image quality and a wide range of creative features in a body more stylish than that of most other system cameras. The ultra-compact Panasonic DMC-GM5 features a high...

The Japanese manufacturer has published several sample pictures, meaning you can judge the quality of this compact system camera yourself. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 sample pictures are taken by photographer Sakae Takahashi at a light sensitivity of...

Nov, 2014

Expert review by : Ilse Jurriën (letsgodigital.org)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5

 

Panasonic DMC-GM5 compact system camera : Panasonic unveils the Lumix DMC-GM5, the latest addition to its pioneering range of Lumix G interchangeable lens cameras. The new addition to the GM series packs superior image quality and a host of creative...

To complement the Lumix GM5 and GM1, Panasonic is also introducing two new lenses.

Sep, 2014

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Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (photographyblog.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 Review

 

The new Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 is the smallest compact system camera in the World with a Live View Finder. The DMC-GM5 features a Four Thirds-sized 16 megapixel Live MOS image sensor, 920K-dot touchscreen LCD screen, 1,166-dot equivalent LVF with...

Yes, the current cheapest option at £700 might seem a lot of money for a smaller that average compact system camera that as a result resembles a stylish point-and-shooter at first glance. And yet, if compared with the likes of the Sony RX100 Mark III...

Oct, 2014

Expert review by (imaging-resource.com)

Panasonic GM5 Review

 

The Panasonic GM5 takes what was great about the GM1 and improves upon it immensely. While still keeping a lightweight and compact design -- that's practically pocketable even with the 12-32mm kit lens -- the GM5 manages to includes a fully-functional,...

Great image quality for a tiny camera; Excellent high ISO for its class; Built-in EVF; Built-in hot-shoe; Improved ergonomics; Improved image quality for long exposures; Improved burst rate with hybrid shutter; 1080/60p video.

Slightly bigger than GM1 (but not by much); No built-in flash; Shallow buffers with RAW files; Dynamic range not quite as good as some competing models; Below average battery life.

The Panasonic GM5 takes what was great about the GM1 and improves upon it immensely. While still keeping a lightweight and compact design -- that's practically pocketable even with the 12-32mm kit lens -- the GM5 manages to includes a fully-functional,...

Expert review by : Theano Nikitas (tomsguide.com)

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GM5 Review

 

The diminutive Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 offers many of the features found in a full-size camera, including an electronic viewfinder and Wi-Fi. But there are better deals when it comes to subcompact, interchangeable lens cameras.

Very compact size ; Solid image quality ; Electronic viewfinder ; Built-in Wi-Fi

Tiny controls ; Display doesn't rotate ; No NFC ; Short battery life

The Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GM5 is a very compact mirrorless camera that takes crisp photos, but you have to be able to live with smaller controls.

Dec, 2015

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Expert review by : Ken McMahon (cameralabs.com)

Panasonic GM5 review

 

The Panasonic Lumix GM5 is a mirrorless system camera based on the Micro Four Thirds standard. Announced in September 2014, it's the successor to the Lumix GM1 launched a year earlier.

1166k dot EVF with eye sensor ; Hot shoe and plug in flash ; Rear clickable thumb dial ; Very compact and lightweight ; Touch screen ; Built in Wifi with smartphone control ; 1080 50p /60p HD video ; Snap movie, Panorama, interval timer

16:9 screen not ideal for 4:3 stills ; Screen doesn't tilt ; Poor battery life, no USB charging ; No external microphone socket

One year on from the launch of its predecessor, the Lumix GM5 has arrived sporting a new electronic viewfinder, a hotshoe and a rear thumb dial for, among other things, controlling exposure settings. Between them, they transform this miniature compact...

Apr, 2015

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