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Panasonic Lumix DMC-F5
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-F5 Digital Camera

14.1MP 5x CCD 4x Oct 2014
Megapixel Optical Zoom Sensor Type Digital Zoom Release Date
Compact Digital Camera F5 Featuring Easy Operation Running on a rechargeable Lithium-ion battery, the slim, stylish DMC-F5 offers simple operation which is easy enough even for very beginners.... More
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20 Reasons For

User Reviews Are Good

On average, based on 77 user reviews this compact camera camera has an overall user rating of 85 out of 100.

Panasonic Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

Panasonic is one of the better rated digital camera manufacturers according to average reviews from users and experts, and Panasonic also has good ratings for its compact cameras.

Reasonably Priced

One person who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was a bargain for the price. Ephotozine.com wrote on Ephotozine “It is cheap, which is a bonus, meaning its an ideal camera for a child, perhaps as a gift” in their review but despite that they only gave it a score of 50 out of 100.

Good Size

One person concluded that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-F5 was compact.

Good Quality Pictures

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-F5 reviewer considered that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-F5 had a good image sensor.

Good Technical Features

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-F5 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that the product had good features. Ephotozine.com mentioned on expert review site Ephotozine “The Panasonic Lumix DMC-F5 is an entry-level compact camera which features a 14.1 megapixel CCD sensor, 5x optical zoom” but in spite of that they rated it 50 out of 100.

CCD Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on digital cameras of this type and age. CCD sensors produce high quality, low-noise images but consume a lot more power than CMOS sensors. CCD is the most common image sensor type used in digital cameras.

We compared all the other digital cameras that have a CCD sensor to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Samsung 90[plb_1216_price], the Sony DSC-W530L[plb_1873911_price], and the Panasonic DMC-FS40EF-Y[plb_1786919_price] is also worth considering.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many comparable spec cameras that have been available for more than two years. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

We compared all the other digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory to this camera and we think the Nikon Coolpix S2700[plb_1938804_price], the Panasonic DMC-TZ30[plb_1847857_price], and the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-F5 has a built-in flash. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-F5 also have a built-in flash.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative cameras with a built-in flash currently available including the D300s[pl_994_price], or the 9500[pl_1721861_price] both from Nikon or the GE E1450W[plb_1772835_price] which has better reviews.

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Has Five White Balances

The Lumix DMC-F5 has a greater number of white balance modes than most cameras of this age and type. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Lumix DMC-F5. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Incandescent" and "Shade" are also found on this digital camera.

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Has Two Photo Effectss

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-F5 has a greater number of photo effects than most digital cameras of a similar type and age to it. This camera has a Black&White photo effects, which is the most frequently found photo effects found on compact cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-F5. The photo effects "Sepia" is also found on this Panasonic camera.

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4320 X 3240 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Lumix DMC-F5 has a 4320 x 3240 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most cameras that were launched around the same time as it. Most digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This camera also have still image resolution(s)s of 2048 x 1536, 2560 x 1920, 3232 x 3232, 3648 x 2736 and 4320 x 2432 and 4320 x 2880. The worst still image resolution of all cameras of a similar age and spec to the Lumix DMC-F5 is 384 x 480 and the best is 5152 x 3864.

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Has One Camera Playback

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-F5 has a greater number of camera playback modes than most digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. The most commonly found camera playback is Single image, but this camera playback is not found on this camera. The camera playbacks Slide show are also found on this Panasonic camera.

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2 USB Version

This camera supports a 2 USB version, which is the most commonly supported USB version on digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolutions

The Lumix DMC-F5 supports a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of the most common video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this digital camera). This Panasonic camera also supports a video resolutions of 320 x 240 pixels. A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080). Across all digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Lumix DMC-F5 the video resolution ranges from 320 x 240 pixels to 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Supports Two Camera File Systems

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-F5 has a greater number of camera file systems than most digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. This camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most commonly supported camera file system supported by compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The camera file system "DCF" is also supported by this Panasonic digital camera.

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TFT Display

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-F5 has a TFT display which is better than most similar spec cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. Most cameras that were released more than two years ago have an LCD display. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight. The display of all cameras of this type and age ranges from LCD to AMOLED.

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Features Two Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The Lumix DMC-F5 has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most digital cameras of a similar type and age to it. This Panasonic camera features a Face detection auto focusing (AF) modes, which is the most frequently featured auto focusing (AF) modes featured on compact cameras that have been available for more than two years. The auto focusing (AF) modes "Multi Point Auto Focus" is also featured on this Panasonic digital camera.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is typical of many comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Light

The Lumix DMC-F5 is one of the lighter digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-F5 (only 106 grams) amongst compact cameras of this age. The weights of comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-F5 range from 20g to 840g, and the average weight is 170g.

There are a number of other 106g cameras currently available which you might want to consider including the Panasonic DMC-FS45, BNDL[plb_1284724_price] which has better reviews.

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14 Reasons Against

Poor Expert Reviews

Expert review site Ephotozine scored this compact camera camera 50 out of 100. If all the cameras of a comparable spec and age are ranked by average expert review score then this camera is in the bottom 3%.

Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-F5 does not have an image stabilizer, unlike most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to the Lumix DMC-F5.

We think you might also be interested in other cameras which also have an image stabilizer including the Fujifilm X10[plb_1150_price], the GE C1433[plb_1772802_price], or the Nikon 9500[plb_1721861_price].

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Does Not Support Video Capability

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-F5 does not support video capability, although keep in mind that most of the other digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Lumix DMC-F5 also do not support video capability.

We compared all the other cameras which also support video capability to this digital camera and we think the D300s[pl_994_price], or the COOLPIX L23 + 4GB[pl_1643298_price] both from Nikon or the Fujifilm F800EXR[plb_1518759_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Lumix DMC-F5 does not support Full HD video, although it is worth noting that most of the other cameras of this age and type also do not support Full HD video.

We think you might also be interested in alternative digital cameras which also support Full HD video including the X10[pl_1150_price], or the F800EXR[pl_1518759_price] both from Fujifilm or the Olympus XZ-2[plb_1716567_price].

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-F5 does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-F5 also do not support wi-Fi.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also support wi-Fi to this camera and we think the ST200[pl_378406_price], or the SAMSUNG ST200F[pl_1682904_price] both from Samsung or the Canon IXUS 265 HS[plb_2110773_price] is also worth considering.

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Not 3D

Most compact cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-F5 are not 3D. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-F5 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

Digital cameras which are 3D that might also be worth looking at include the Olympus VR-360[plb_362476_price], the Samsung ST200[plb_378406_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ41[plb_2149949_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Lumix DMC-F5 does not have a GPS (satellite), although it is worth noting that most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-F5 also do not have a GPS (satellite).

We compared all the other digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) to this camera and we think the Lumix DMC-TZ61[pl_2226969_price], or the Lumix DMC-TZ41[pl_2149949_price] both from Panasonic or the Samsung EK-GC100[plb_2075290_price] is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other compact cameras that came out more than two years ago, the Lumix DMC-F5 is not waterproof.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of only 4 times zoom factor, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-F5 has one of the smaller digital zooms amongst cameras of this age. Across all the digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-F5 the digital zooms range from 1x to 810x.

We compared all the other 4x digital zoom digital cameras to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Powershot A3500 IS[pl_1476759_price], and the PowerShot G12[pl_1514037_price] both from Canon or the Casio Exilim EX-ZR400[plb_1892885_price] is also worth considering.

Cameras with a bigger digital zoom that might also be worth looking at include the 150F[pl_2060742_price] (5x), the 200F[pl_2071998_price] (5x), or the WB350F[pl_2134241_price] (5x) all from Samsung which is also higher rated.

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Only Features Four Flash Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-F5 is more than most cameras of this age and spec. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-F5. The flash modess "Forced off", "Forced on" and "Red-eye reduction" are also featured on this Panasonic camera.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The Lumix DMC-F5 has one of the smaller internal memorys (only 10 megabytes) amongst compact cameras of this age. The smallest internal memory of cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Lumix DMC-F5 is 6.9MB and the biggest is 8.2GB.

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Very Low ISO Sensitivity (max)

Across all the compact cameras that came out more than two years ago the ISO sensitivity (max)s range from 3 to 26,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 4,600. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-F5 has a quite low ISO sensitivity (max) (only 1,600) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-F5.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The number of supported image formats on the Lumix DMC-F5 is more than most compact cameras that are a similar age to it. This camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by compact cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-F5.

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Fairly Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-F5 has one of the longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s (28 millimeters) amongst comparable spec cameras of this age. The shortest minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of compact cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-F5 is 5mm, the longest is 39mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 26mm.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-F5

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Panasonic released the Lumix DMC-F5.

Average Optical Zoom

At 5 times zoom factor, the Lumix DMC-F5 has a pretty standard optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the Lumix DMC-F5.

We compared this camera to all the other 5x optical zoom digital cameras and we think the DMC-XS1EP[pl_1879277_price], and the DMC-FS45, BNDL[pl_1284724_price] both from Panasonic or the Canon PowerShot A1300[plb_1386665_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Digital cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might be worth considering include the Coolpix S2700[pl_1938804_price] (6x), or the Coolpix S5200[pl_3179968_price] (6x) both from Nikon or the Sony DSC-W810[plb_2109582_price] (6x) which is also higher rated.

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Average Megapixel

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-F5 has a relatively standard megapixel (14.1 megapixels) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

We compared this camera to all the other 14.1MP cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the A1455[pl_1772760_price], and the C1433[pl_1772802_price] both from GE or the Casio Exilim EX-ZS5[plb_406570_price] is also worth considering.

If this digital camera megapixel is too low for you then you might also want to look at the Samsung 200F[plb_2071998_price] (14.2MP), the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6[plb_2147371_price] (16MP), or the Olympus Stylus SZ-17[plb_2496702_price] (16MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 2.7 inches, the Lumix DMC-F5 has a pretty standard display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-F5.

We compared this camera to all the other 2.7" screen cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the Panasonic DMC-XS1EP[plb_1879277_price], the Canon A2400 IS[plb_1488471_price], and the Sony DSC-WX200[plb_1609944_price] is also worth considering.

Digital cameras with a larger display diagonal that might also be worth looking at include the Canon PowerShot N2[plb_2697704_price] (2.8"), the Casio Exilim EX-ZR400[plb_1892885_price] (3"), or the Nikon Coolpix L330[plb_2341206_price] (3") which is also higher rated.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Extra/Smart Zoom
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
Focus Adjustment
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Voice Recording
Audio System
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
USB Version
Camera
White Balance
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Image Editing
Camera File System
Camera Playback
Scene Modes
Languages Support
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Battery Capacity
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Battery Voltage
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
AC Adapter Included
Batteries Included
Other Features
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

Expert Reviews

(1)
27 January 2014

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-F5 lacks in features and doesn't score highly in any of the other categories either. It is cheap, which is a bonus, meaning its an ideal camera for a child, perhaps as a...

User Reviews

(77)
Reviewed 10 July 2013 by Monaco Blue

Great styling, super compact size, 14MP resolution, solid build quality, fast delete, video mode, ultra easy operation and shooting , fully automatic ! Very practical, light, and nice range of... Read more…

Reviewed 22 August 2013 by Slay48
(Verified Purchase)

Love this camera, I bought this as I needed a small compact camera, that was easy to use. You just point and shoot. Good quality pictures, panorama and video. Battery life long and most of all it... Read more…

Reviewed 25 August 2013 by Sue
(Verified Purchase)

Easy to use, tip - look for the green dot before pressing to catch the picture for a clear photo...

Reviewed 25 August 2013 by Phillip Loades
(Verified Purchase)

Read a review on this camera and thought, yes this is what I am looking for. It is for a friend of mine who is spending a month in Australia and New Zealand. She is not technically minded, and... Read more…

Reviewed 3 August 2013 by LindaA
(Verified Purchase)

Read one review and knew I just had to buy it at the fantastic price offered. Very easy to use camera, takes fantastic "point and shoot" shots. Love it...

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dmcf5e, dmcf5ep, panasonic dmcf5, panasonic dmcf5k, panasonic dmcf5e, panasonic dmcf5eb, panasonic dmcf5ebs
Barcodes 00885170118003, 05025232726097, 05025232726103, 05025232726110, 05025232726127, 05025232726134, 05025232726141, 05025232726158, 05025232726189, 05025232726196, 05055413726752

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