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Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5
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A multi award winning and fully featured SLR digital camera, with an Editor's Choice award from four expert review websites and 10 further awards from other expert sites
SLR 16.5MP 4608 X 3456 Pixels Live MOS Oct 2013
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 Review

With excellent reviews and features, we have ranked the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 number 391 across all digital cameras.
93
Reviews
154 Reviews + 14 Awards
86
Features
Fully-Featured
63
Age
4 Years Old
74
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 74?

It has good expert reviews and great user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this digital camera to others. This digital camera has received 14 awards including a "Highly Recommended" award from Camera Labs plus four other sites and a "Recommended" award from Vido.com.ua plus three other sites. Praktica cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However this Panasonic digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2018.
Customers report excellent product quality, nice design and good picture quality.
The Lumix DMC-G5 has some great features:
Higher than average megapixels
4608 x 3456 pixels image resolution
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
Higher than average maximum ISO sensitivity

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is very good for portrait photography, ranking number 9999999 in portrait photography cameras. It is also very good for wildlife photography, ranking number 9999999 in wildlife photography cameras as well being good for sports photography, ranking number 9999999 in sports photography cameras.
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Portrait Photography
Very Good
63
Everyday Photography
Good
65
Sports Photography
Good
57
Landscape Photography
Average
72
Wildlife Photography
Very Good

Should You Buy it Now?

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 Video Reviews

How Big is the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5?

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 is 119.9mm wide and 83.2mm tall. It is 70.8mm deep and weighs 346g.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 front dimensions
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

14 Industry Awards

This camera has received 14 awards from experts in digital cameras.

This digital camera was given a "Highly Recommended" award by review sites Camera Labs, Ljudochbild.se, Lydogbillede.dk, PhotographyBlog.com and Ephotozine all of whom thought that this camera was great.

Websites Vido.com.ua, Akam.no, Trusted Reviews and Techradar all endorse this camera and have given it their "Recommended" award.

This Panasonic digital camera was given an "Editor's Choice" award by review sites PC Mag, Digitaltrends.com, Log.com.tr and Photoreview.com.au all of whom thought that this Panasonic camera was extremely good.

The writer at one additional expert review site said that this camera was very good. This was from Pc-magazin.de who gave it an "Top Product".

Good Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this digital camera is 80 out of 100 based on 44 expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, Trusted Reviews and Ephotozine.

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Good User Reviews

On average, people who bought this camera rated it as 89%. Over 85% of reviewers gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars and 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Customers Report Superior Product Quality

Eight customers who reviewed the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 considered that it was good quality.

Panasonic Has Very Good Digital Camera Reviews

We checked 13,199 owner and expert reviews (including 3,558 verified purchases) for Panasonic cameras and found that on average Panasonic has very good ratings compared to other manufacturers. 95% of those that bought a Panasonic digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report Nice Design

Five customers who bought this digital camera reckoned that it was good looking.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

20 customers wrote that it was able to produce good images.

  • Image quality is decent, controls are never far away…
  • It has the ability to capture very clear images…
  • The electronic shutter is very handy when you want to shoot unnoticed and image quality is good in both photo and video modes…
  • Solid image quality, great lens selection…
    Gizmodo.com October 2012
  • It is highly suitable for professional photographers only who want some sophisticated features…
  • It will not be wrong to say that this camera is an average buy since it is not so suitable for amateur photographers…
  • The higher resolution is noticeable and makes it a lot easier to check critical focus has been achieved…
    TheProf (Amazon.co.uk) - November 2012
  • The controls and usability are very good also the pictures taken with the kit lens are of excellent quality…
    Smee (Amazon.co.uk) - January 2013
  • It is fast and the images look great, they are sharp…
    SFMK (Amazon.co.uk) - February 2013
  • Well its high and bulky and doesn't seem to take very good pictures…

Users Report That it is Robust

Four people who reviewed the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 reckoned that it was well made.

Customers Report Good Video Capture

Two people who reviewed it thought it was good for video recording.

Customers Report That it is Reasonably Priced

Six owners mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was good value for money.

Users Report Good Lens Quality

Six owners thought the product had a good lens and three owners agreed that this digital camera had a good autofocus.

Users Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Two owners wrote that the product had a good viewfinder and two customers said that the product had a good screen.

Customers Report Superior Technical Features

Four customers who purchased the product wrote that it had good features.

  • It comes with lots of amazing features and delivers excellent performance…
  • It is highly suitable for professional photographers only who want some sophisticated features and f…
  • Lacks a few features of newer models…
  • This is a wonderful Camera, Just had a Baby Girl and have been taking pictures non stop as this camera makes it so easy with all the features…
  • For the price this is a beautiful little camera delivering lovely pictures and being full of features…

Customers Report That it is a Good Size

Four people who reviewed it agreed that it was compact and two owners who reviewed it considered that it was lightweight.

Users Report That it is Easy to Use

Seven owners who bought it thought it was easy to use, three owners considered that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 was easy to use the menus and two people who bought it reckoned that it was easy to handle.

Value for Money

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Cheaper Price Found in the United States

We found a cheaper price for the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 of $599.99 (£832.13) in the United States. That's a saving of £4,147.87.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

This camera has been on the market since October 2013.

Features

Higher Than Average Megapixels

Across all the cameras the megapixels range from 0.3MP to 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP. The megapixels of the Lumix DMC-G5 of 16.5MP is higher than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the highest 30% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is the most frequently found resolution on digital cameras.

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Wide Range of Optical Zooms Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the optical zoom depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of optical zooms are possible with this camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found resolution on cameras.

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Very Slow Camera Shutter Speed

The camera shutter speed of the Lumix DMC-G5 of only 0.00025s is slower than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is slower than 78% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Higher Than Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The ISO sensitivities (max) of digital cameras range from 200 to 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 14,000. The maximum ISO sensitivity of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 of 12,800 is higher than 71% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Wide Range of Minimum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This Panasonic digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum aperture numbers are possible with this camera.

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Optical Image Stabilisation May Be Available With Some Lenses

This camera has interchangeable lenses so whether this camera has an image stabilizer depends on the lens being used.

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Heavier Than Average

The lightest camera is 50g , the heaviest is 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5's weight of 346g is heavier than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the heaviest 33% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Lumix DMC-G5 has a built-in flash. 68% of cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Lumix DMC-G5 has a built-in speaker(s), unlike 91% of cameras which do not have a built-in speaker(s).

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 features brightness adjustment, unlike 78% of cameras which do not feature brightness adjustment.

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 does not feature bluetooth, although this is within the context that 95% of cameras also do not feature bluetooth.

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Wide Range of Maximum Focal Lengths (35mm Film Equiv) Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) are possible with this camera.

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Supports Live View

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 supports live view. 83% of cameras do not support live view.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Lumix DMC-G5 has an HDMI port. 72% of cameras do not have an HDMI port.

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Features Multi Burst Mode

The Lumix DMC-G5 features multi burst mode, which is unusual. 87% of cameras do not feature multi burst mode.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Lumix DMC-G5's display diagonal of 3" is fairly average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the largest 92% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Average Digital Zoom

The digital zoom of the Lumix DMC-G5 of 4x is relatively typical compared to most other cameras. It is bigger than 85% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The Lumix DMC-G5 features saturation adjustment, which is unusual. 87% of cameras do not feature saturation adjustment.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Lumix DMC-G5 has a touchscreen, which is unusual. 83% of cameras do not have a touchscreen.

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Has a Carrying Case

The Lumix DMC-G5 has a carrying case. 88% of cameras do not have a carrying case.

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Smaller Than Average Eye Relief

The Lumix DMC-G5's eye relief of only 17.5mm is in the smallest 16% of all cameras when ordered by this feature. The smallest eye relief of cameras is 8mm, the biggest is 27mm, and the average eye relief is 19mm.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The Lumix DMC-G5 supports video capability. 67% of cameras do not support video capability.

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Has an Anti-Dust Function

The Lumix DMC-G5 has an anti-dust function. 90% of cameras do not have an anti-dust function.

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Supports Dioptic Correction

The Lumix DMC-G5 supports dioptic correction, which is unusual. 90% of cameras do not support dioptic correction.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Lumix DMC-G5 has a vari-angle LCD display, which is unusual. 83% of cameras do not have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Lumix DMC-G5 supports Full HD video, which is unusual. 76% of cameras do not support Full HD video.

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Features Album Organization

The Lumix DMC-G5 features album organization. 95% of digital cameras do not feature album organization.

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Features Calendar

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 features calendar, unlike 87% of cameras which do not feature calendar.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080|1280 x 720|640 x 480 pixels, which is the most commonly supported resolution on cameras.

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Wide Range of Maximum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This Panasonic digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the maximum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of maximum aperture numbers are possible with this camera.

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Wide Range of Minimum Focal Lengths (35mm Film Equiv) Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) are possible with this camera.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 does not have a GPS (satellite), although it is worth keeping in mind that 89% of cameras also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 features contrast adjustment. 83% of cameras do not feature contrast adjustment.

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Has a Wind Filter

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 has a wind filter, which is unusual. 96% of digital cameras do not have a wind filter.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

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Barcodes:

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