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Panasonic Lumix DMC-F5 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 14.1MP 5x CCD Jul 2013
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Sensor Type Release Date
Easy to use
Good size
Expert reviews are poor
79 Reviews

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Reviews

Good User Reviews

On average, Lumix DMC-F5 owners rated this camera 85 out of 100. Over 83% of reviewers gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars.

Panasonic Has Good Camera Reviews

Based on 8,853 expert and user reviews (including 765 verified purchases), Panasonic has good reviews for its digital cameras. Panasonic also has good reviews specifically for its medium megapixel digital cameras compared to other brands. 96% of those that bought a Panasonic camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Expert Reviews Are Poor

This medium megapixel camera received a score of 50% from camera expert review website Ephotozine. That puts this camera in the bottom 3% of all the medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.


Design

Easy to Use

Twenty people wrote in their reviews that it was easy to use. Three years ago R Nunn mentioned on Amazon.co.uk “Nice little camera, ideal for my partner who finds it very easy to use” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-F5 review. Nick mentioned “Fantastic Camera, easy to use and well worth the money” in his review of this digital camera. Sue scored it 8 stars and she mentioned in her review of this digital camera on Amazon.co.uk “Easy to use, tip - look for the green dot before pressing to catch the picture for a clear photo”.

One owner who purchased it reckoned that it had a good interface. Four years ago Callum Mcclelland mentioned “I think that's to be expected when using a pure touch interface” in their review of this digital camera.

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Nice Design

Two people who bought the Panasonic Lumix DMC-F5 concluded that it was neat. Three years ago Teresa Clark wrote in her review of this digital camera on Amazon.co.uk “A neat little camera, fits into my handbag”. Sage mentioned in her review of this digital camera “The camera fits neatly into a pocket or handbag which is another plus” and gave it a rating of 7 stars.

One customer reckoned that the product was good looking.

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Robust

Two people wrote in their reviews that it was well made. Annon rated it 7 stars and said in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-F5 review “The only problem I have with this camera is that the built in memory can only store one photograph so definitely need an SD card for it”. Monaco Blue wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon.co.uk “Great styling, super compact size, 14MP resolution, solid build quality, fast delete, video mode, ultra easy operation”.

Good Product Quality

Eleven owners concluded that it was good quality. Norman said on Amazon.co.uk “Excellent delivery & quality” in his review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-F5. Monaco Blue wrote in their review of this digital camera four years ago “Dead easy to install ) Photo quality from this camera can rival a £200 camera, due to high quality Carl Zeiss lens, sensor” . Mr. G. Winstanley scored it 6 stars and mentioned “Non flash pictures are great quality” in their review of this digital camera.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Eight people wrote in their reviews that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-F5 was compact. Ephotozine.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera 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”. Ross Alexander said in his review of this digital camera “Compact, easy-to-use, no-frills camera that's so simple it needs no instructions whilst delivering great pictures” . Sage gave this digital camera a rating of 7 stars and she said “Previousley had a compact Olympus which had many more features than this”.

Three customers mentioned in their reviews that it was lightweight. Zenred9 said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon.co.uk “Lightweight camera made for Panasonic in China”. Gillian Daly gave it a rating of 8 stars and she wrote “Very lightweight and compact and would fit In any small pocket” in her review of this digital camera.

Two people mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was thin. Two years ago Ms. Evm Hill said on Amazon.co.uk “Putting pictures on the computer are in high definition, slim and light, which is always effective when out” in their review of this digital camera. Mags wrote “Bought this camera as a gift, really good quality pictures, slim so easy to fit into pockets, easy to download pictures” in their review of this digital camera and rated it 7 stars.

One owner who reviewed it reckoned that it was easy to carry around.

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Very Light

The Lumix DMC-F5 is one of the lighter cameras of this age and type (only 106 grams) amongst cameras of this age. The weights of digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera range from 20g to 1.3kg, and the average weight is 250g.

Other 106g cameras currently available that you might want to consider include the Panasonic DMC-FS45 which has better reviews.

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Price

Reasonably Priced

Eighteen people who reviewed it mentioned that it was good value for money. Expert review site Ephotozine.com mentioned “It is cheap, which is a bonus, meaning its an ideal camera for a child, perhaps as a gift” in their review of this digital camera. Monaco Blue mentioned four years ago “Great value !”. Tina B said “For a low value, this is a great pocket size camera” and gave it a score of 6 stars.


Power

Good Battery Life

Four owners said that the product had a good battery life. Nick rated the product 7 stars and he wrote in his review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-F5 on Amazon.co.uk “The battery life is really good!”. Sage said on Amazon.co.uk “Where this camera scores that it has a lithium battery which means you can take more photos before needing to recharge” in her review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-F5. M.e.m said three years ago “The panoramic function works well and I found the battery life very good” and gave it a rating of 8 stars.


Support

Good Support

Two owners who bought the Panasonic Lumix DMC-F5 thought it had good technical guidance. Rayner Walker gave it a rating of 7 stars and wrote “Deliver good, packaged well, instructions easy very easy 3lines ! The ON” in their review of this digital camera.


Good Screen / Viewfinder

One customer reckoned that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-F5 had a good screen. Andrew Rawle wrote “Ideal for all family snap shots and easy for all to use as the clear screen allows quick clear composition of shot”.

Good Video Capture

Two people mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was good for video recording. Mike scored it 8 stars and he wrote “Very small and simple to use, video quality is excellent”.

Good Quality Lens

Two people who reviewed the product agreed that it had a good zoom. Four years ago Winnie the Pooh wrote in her review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-F5 on Amazon.co.uk “Excellent value excellent product Recommend this purchase to all takes excellent snaps zoom and wide angle lens perfect can not ask for more” and scored it 8 stars. Andrew Rawle said “The zoom is more than enough for every day use” in his review of this digital camera.

One person considered that it had a good lens.

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Good Flash

One customer said in their reviews that it had a good flash.

Good Quality Pictures

Twenty customers who reviewed it thought it was able to produce good images. Roby said in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-F5 three years ago “Good product! Take good pictures” . Zenred9 said on Amazon.co.uk four years ago “Main pictures are very good”. Slay48 gave it a rating of 7 stars and wrote in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-F5 review “Good quality pictures, panorama and video”.

One person said in their reviews that this digital camera had a good image sensor. One customer who reviewed it concluded that it had a good picture resolution.

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Features

Good Technical Features

Three owners who purchased it agreed that it had good features. Phillip Loades said in his review of this digital camera “I use that term loosely as this camera, has lots of features”. M.e.m mentioned “Great little camera that has all the bells and whistles you want from a Point”.


Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

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

Alternative cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the DMC-GH3EC-K, or the DMC-SZ3K both from Panasonic or the Sony SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-F5 has a USB 2.0 port, as do most of the other cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera.

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Camera

Features Multi Burst Mode

The Lumix DMC-F5 features multi burst mode, as do most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

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Features Calendar

The Lumix DMC-F5 features calendar. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera also feature calendar.

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Packaging Content

Has an AC Adapter Included

The Lumix DMC-F5 has an AC adapter included. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera also have an AC adapter included.

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Has a Hand Strap

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-F5 has a hand strap, as do most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-F5 has a batteries included. Most of the other digital cameras of this type and age also have a batteries included.

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Picture Quality

4320 X 3240 Still Image Resolution

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-F5 has a 4320 x 3240 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most cameras of a similar type and age to it. Most cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this camera have still image resolution(s) of 2048 x 1536, 2560 x 1920, 3232 x 3232, 3648 x 2736 and 4320 x 2432 and 4320 x 2880. The best still image resolution of all similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera is 4928 x 3264 and the worst is 640 x 360.

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Only 4320 X 3240 Pixels Image Resolution

The Lumix DMC-F5 has a 4320 x 3240 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than the 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution found on most cameras that came out more than two years ago. The worst image resolution of all digital cameras of a comparable type and age to this camera is 4288 x 3216 pixels and the best is 4928 x 3264 pixels.

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Audio

Features Voice Recording

The Lumix DMC-F5 features voice recording. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also feature voice recording.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-F5 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this digital camera.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports PictBridge

The Lumix DMC-F5 supports PictBridge. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camera also support PictBridge.

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Does Not Have an HDMI

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-F5 does not have an HDMI, unlike most of the other cameras of this age and type.

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Video

1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-F5 supports a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this Panasonic digital camera. In addition, this digital camera 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 this type and age the worst video resolution is 320 x 120 pixels and the best is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Display

Quite Small Display Diagonal

At only 2.7 inches, the Lumix DMC-F5 has a fairly small display diagonal compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera. Cameras of a comparable type and age to this digital camera have display diagonals of between 2" and 4.8".

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 2.7" screen digital cameras currently available including the Panasonic DMC-XS1, the Fujifilm T500, or the Canon 135 which has better reviews.

If you want a camera with a larger display diagonal then you might want to consider the Canon PowerShot N2 (£235.86) (2.8"), the Casio EX-ZR400 (3"), or the Olympus Stylus SH-60 (3") which is also higher rated.

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Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

The lowest display resolution (numeric) of cameras of a similar type and age to this digital camera is 230 pixels, the highest is 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 430,000 pixels. With a display resolution (numeric) of only 230,000 pixels, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-F5 has a fairly low display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Memory

Very Small Internal Memory

The average internal memory of medium megapixel digital cameras that came out more than two years ago is 220MB, and the internal memory range from 8MB to 8GB. The Lumix DMC-F5 has one of the smaller internal memory (only 10 megabytes) amongst cameras of this age.

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Lens System

Quite Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 28 millimeters, the Lumix DMC-F5 has a fairly long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec. The shortest minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of digital cameras of a similar spec and age to this camera is 4.5mm and the longest is 40mm.

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Average Digital Zoom

The Lumix DMC-F5 has a pretty standard digital zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 4x digital zoom cameras currently available including the L120, or the 310 both from Nikon or the Canon SX160 IS which has better reviews.

Digital cameras with a bigger digital zoom that might be worth looking at include the WB250 (5x), or the 150F (5x) both from Samsung or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 (£242.99) (5x) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 5 times zoom factor, the Lumix DMC-F5 has a relatively typical optical zoom compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera.

We compared all the other 5x optical zoom digital cameras to this camera and we think the Powershot A3500 IS, and the A2600 both from Canon or the Panasonic DMC-XS1 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might also be worth considering include the D5100 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR (£239.99) (5.8x), the Coolpix S2750 (6x), or the Coolpix S2700 (6x) all from Nikon which also has a higher rating.

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Released Over Three Years Ago

Panasonic released the Lumix DMC-F5 in April 2017.

Product Identifiers

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

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