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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 Digital Camera

MILC 16MP Live MOS 4x Mar 2015
Camera Type Megapixel Sensor Type Digital Zoom Release Date
Eleven industry awards
No builtin flash
Soso battery life
85 Reviews + 11 Awards
DP Review Silver PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended Ephotozine Editor's Choice Pocket Lint Recommended

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Power

Soso Battery Life

Seven people who reviewed the product considered that it did not have a good battery life. Amateurphotographer.co.uk wrote “Short battery life compared to similar larger cameras”. What Digital Camera mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Small body means a low capacity battery”. T3.com said “Soso battery life” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 review.


Reviews

Eleven Industry Awards

This camera is one of the most awarded of all the cameras of this spec and age.

Review sites Ephotozine, Photoreview.com.au and Reviewed.com all thought that this medium megapixel camera was terrific and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

Two more expert review sites both concluded that they would recommend this camera. Altomdata.dk and Pocket Lint both gave this Panasonic digital camera a "Recommended" award.

In addition, the author at review website DP Review gave this camera a "Silver" award and thought it was great and the writer at website PhotographyBlog.com gave it a "Highly Recommended" award, confirming their endorsement.

This Panasonic digital camera received a "5 Star" award from Digital Versus, 01net.com and Les Numeriques.com.

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Good Expert Reviews

Thirty-seven experts from sites including What Digital Camera, DP Review, PhotographyBlog.com and Ephotozine have rated this medium megapixel camera on average 81%. Camera experts think this camera is one of the better cameras of this age and type.

Owner Reviews Are Excellent

On average, Lumix DMC-GM5 owners rated this camera 90%. Over 73% of reviewers gave this camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 91% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Panasonic Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

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

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Smart TV

Geen GPS (wel Een Slimme Synchronisatiemogelijkheid Met GPS Op Een Smartphone

One customer who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it did not have gps. Dxomark.com wrote in their review of this digital camera two years ago “Geen GPS (wel een slimme synchronisatiemogelijkheid met GPS op een smartphone”.


Features

Good Technical Features

Four customers who purchased the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 said that it had good features. Dxomark.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “The Micro-Four-Thirds 16-Mpix Panasonic DMC-GM5 is a rangefinder-style mirrorless model with an attractive feature set, including a high-resolution EVF” and scored this digital camera 5 stars. Expert website Ephotozine.com gave it a score of 7 stars and mentioned “The GM5 features a built in electronic viewfinder”. Ip4 said “Great size and features” and rated it 6 stars.


Price

Reasonably Priced

Three owners who reviewed the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 considered that it was good value for money. Ephotozine.com said “The Panasonic Lumix GM5 is priced at £699 with 12-32mm kit lens, which makes it quite expensive for a mirrorless camera”. Rickito mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com “A perfect lens at a great price weighs quite a bit more than the GM 5”. Two years ago Quiqueapar wrote in their review of this digital camera on Bhphotovideo.com “Convenient, Comfortable, Good quality and best price”.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that the product was expensive. Labs wrote in their review of this digital camera on Walmart.com “For such an expensive camera, one would expect that they could at least try to help with fixing it” and rated it 6 stars.

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Support

Manual Controls

Two owners said in their reviews that this digital camera had good technical guidance. Good Gear Guide.com.au mentioned “Manual controls”. Two years ago Aivaras Seduika said “This makes it very easy and fast to fly in fully manual mode” and rated this digital camera 7 stars.


Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

Panasonic released the Lumix DMC-GM5 in April 2017.


Audio

Very Good Noise Performance

One customer concluded that it was noisy. Three years ago Dp Review mentioned “Very good noise performance”.

Quiet Mechanical Shutter Si

One owner reckoned that it was quiet. Dp Review mentioned on DP Review three years ago “Quiet mechanical shutter si” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 review. One customer concluded that it was noisy. Three years ago Dp Review mentioned “Very good noise performance”.

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to this camera.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for more than two years also support Wi-Fi.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Lumix DMC-GM5 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

Other cameras with an image stabilizer currently available that you might want to look at include the Sony NEX-F3D which has better reviews.

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Lumix DMC-GM5 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to this digital camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other cameras with a built-in flash currently available including because of it's better review score, the Sony NEX-F3D.

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Display

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Lumix DMC-GM5 has a fairly typical display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to this camera.

If this camera display diagonal is too small for you then you might want to consider the Leica T (£359) (3.7").

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Has a Touchscreen

The Lumix DMC-GM5 has a touchscreen, which is unusual. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera do not have a touchscreen.

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Lens System

Quite Small Optical Zoom

Comparable spec cameras that have been around for more than two years have optical zooms of between 0.34x and 65x, and the average optical zoom is 14x. When compared to other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to this camera that we have assessed the optical zoom of, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5's optical zoom of only 2.7 times zoom factor is one of the smallest.

If you want a camera with a bigger optical zoom then you might want to look at the Olympus Stylus SH-2 (£273.09) (24x).

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Average Digital Zoom

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 has a relatively average digital zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camera.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Panasonic DMC-GH3EC-K.

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Quite Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Across all the cameras of a comparable type and age to this camera the maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 18mm to 1,500mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 350mm. The Lumix DMC-GM5 has a very short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) (only 64 millimeters) compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age.

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Fairly Small Maximum Aperture Number

With a maximum aperture number of 22, the Lumix DMC-GM5 has a very small maximum aperture number compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to this digital camera. Digital cameras of this type and age have maximum aperture numbers of between 2.5 and 38.

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Quite Large Minimum Aperture Number

The average minimum aperture number of digital cameras of this type and age is 3.4. At 3.5, the Lumix DMC-GM5 has a fairly large minimum aperture number compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this digital camera.

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Camera

Has an Anti-Dust Function

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 has an anti-dust function. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera also have an anti-dust function.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDMI

The Lumix DMC-GM5 has an HDMI, as do most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

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Supports PictBridge

The Lumix DMC-GM5 supports PictBridge, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to this camera.

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Video

1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to this digital camera. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this camera. In addition, this Panasonic camera supports a video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions is actually the best supported video resolution amongst all cameras of this spec and age.

A 320 x 120 pixels video resolutions is the worst supported video resolution across comparable types of camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most common maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.

This digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best video resolution across all cameras of this type and age.

Across similar types of digital camera the worst video resolution is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Focusing

Quite Large Closest Focusing Distance

With a closest focusing distance of 0.2 meters, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 has a fairly large closest focusing distance compared to most of the other cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this camera. Medium megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have closest focusing distances of between 0.001m and 0.5m.

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Design

Small and Lightweight Design, Fast Autofocus (including Pinpoint Mode), Good Overall Image Quality, Better Materials Choice Than G 1

Five owners who purchased this digital camera thought it was good looking. Digitalversus.com mentioned “Small, reliable, elegant and well-built”. Digitalversus.com also said “The Lumix GM5 is a good buy, both for people who like a good-looking camera and for people who like a camera that takes a good-looking photo” in their review. Dpexpert.com.au said “1099 Small, stylish and capableThis update on the GM1” .

Two people who purchased this digital camera considered that it was well designed. Two years ago Dxomark.com said “Corpo macchina ultracompatto, qualit foto e video eccellente in rapporto alle dimensioni, compatibile con tutti gli obiettivi micro 4 3, design e qualit costruttiva molto gradevoli” however they gave the product a score of 14 out of 100.

Two people who bought this digital camera reckoned that it was ergonomic. Bufatutu mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Bhphotovideo.com “The Pana designers have come close to ergonomic perfection with this gem”. One owner mentioned in their reviews that the product was retro. Amateurphotographer.co.uk mentioned “Good build quality and attractive retro styling” .

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Built in EVF

Sixteen people who purchased it wrote that it was well made. Dp Review said on DP Review “Viewfinder built, in”. Dp Review also mentioned “Compacit et qualit de construction” in their review. What Digital Camera wrote “Excellent build quality” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5.

Excellent App Control

Seven people who purchased the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 thought it was easy to use. Dp Review wrote on DP Review three years ago “Excellent remote control WiFi app”. Dxomark.com said in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 review “Excellent app control” but despite that they gave this digital camera a score of 1 stars. Three years ago Ip4 said in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 “Easy to handle and to use buttons - clear bright EVF”.

Three people said in their reviews that the product was comfortable and easy to hold. Expert review site Techradar.com/au/ wrote “There are also times when it seems more natural to hold a camera” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 review. Bufatutu wrote on Bhphotovideo.com “The little thumb rest makes the camera much easier to grab and to hold” in their review of this digital camera and scored the product 7 stars.

Two people who reviewed it reckoned that it was easy to use the menus. Dp Review mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Lots of settings” but even so they only scored this digital camera 1 stars. Ryan415 scored the product 6 stars and said on Bhphotovideo.com “Works great, easy to navigate the menus, very portable (fits into a jacket pocket) tons of features”.

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Quality Video

Twenty-six people mentioned in their reviews that it was good quality. Dp Review mentioned on DP Review “Quality video” in their review of this digital camera. Dp Review also said “Image quality” in their review. Dp Review also mentioned “Small size, quality build” in their review.


Weight & Dimensions

Light

With a weight of only 70 grams, the Lumix DMC-GM5's weight is one of the lightest amongst cameras of a similar spec and age to this camera. The average weight of medium megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 250g.

Other digital cameras with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 (£319.99) (70g).

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Extremely Compact

Seventeen people said in their reviews that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 was compact. Dxomark.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Extremely compact” but even so they only scored the product 14 out of 100. Dxomark.com also said “Sharp, compact kit lens” in their review. T3.com said “Compact sized body” but even so they rated it 1 stars.

Six people who purchased the product concluded that it was a good body shape. Dp Review said “Extremely small Micro Four Thirds camera body”. Dxomark.com said two years ago “Compacte en lichte body, elektronische zoeker, touchscreen, snelle AF, uitstekende smart device wifi app”. Trustedreviews.com said in their review of this digital camera on Trusted Reviews “An absolutely tiny camera body that offers a fairly large Micro Four Thirds sensor” and gave the product a rating of 4 stars.

Six owners concluded that the product was heavy and bulky. Expert website Digitalone.com.sg gave it a rating of 7 stars and wrote two years ago “It is heavier by” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5. Bufatutu scored it 7 stars and mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com in the same month “After finding my SLRs and then DSLRs too heavy and too often left home or in the pickup” in their review of this digital camera. Newzild wrote in their review of this digital camera “During the past couple of years, however, new m43 camera bodies have become larger and heavier while their bigger-sensored rivals have become smaller”.

Two owners who purchased it wrote that it was lightweight. Newzild gave it a rating of 7 stars and said on Bhphotovideo.com “The m43 system allows for compact, lightweight camera bodies” in their review of this digital camera. One customer said in their reviews that the product was good structurally.

One person considered that the product was a good size. Three years ago Whatdigitalcamera.com said on What Digital Camera “Last year's Panasonic Lumix GM1 proved a hit with its combination of shooting power and diminutive dimensions, although it certainly wasn't perfect” nonetheless they scored the product 69.019258580102 out of 100.

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No Builtin Flash

Seven owners wrote that it did not have a good flash. Dp Review said on DP Review “No builtin flash”. T3.com wrote “Fixed rear LCD display, flash facility not built in” in their review of this digital camera. Dxomark.com wrote in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 “Assente il flash integrato, mirino elettronico appena utilizzabile, sincronia flash massima 150s, otturatore meccanico solo fino a 1500s, prezzo impegnativo”.

Sharp, Compact Kit Lens

Ten customers who reviewed it reckoned that it had a good lens. Good Gear Guide.com.au said two years ago “Uses standard lens mount”. Also two years ago Pocket-Lint.com mentioned on Pocket Lint “How to update such a seemingly perfect pocketable interchangeable lens camera? Plonk a viewfinder in it” in their review of this digital camera. Bufatutu wrote “The kit lens is very very sharp at the faster apertures”.

Eight customers wrote that it had a good autofocus. Three years ago Dp Review mentioned “Fast focus and shutter response” in their review of this digital camera. Dp Review also mentioned “Autofocus trs rapide” in their review. Two years ago Bhphotovideo.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Fastaccurate auto-focus” yet they scored the product 1 stars.

Six customers wrote in their reviews that this digital camera had a good zoom. Dp Review wrote on DP Review “Zoom du kit ho” in their review of this digital camera. Two years ago Bhphotovideo.com said “Great Zoom”. Amudgarden wrote in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 on Bhphotovideo.com also two years ago “Makes it so easy to zoom in on photographs to see if the subject is properly exposed/focused”.

One person who reviewed it reckoned that it had a good image stabiliser. Bhphotovideo.com wrote in their review of this digital camera two years ago “Good Image Stabilization”.

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Good Video Capture

Six customers who bought the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 agreed that it was good for video recording. Three years ago Benoit mentioned “Direct buttons for WiFi (yes, you can quasi instantly post your movies/pictures on any social media platforms through your smartphone --- Nikon” and scored the product 6 stars. Two years ago Aivaras Seduika scored it 7 stars and mentioned on Amazon.co.uk “The video quality is incredible taking into account it's a compact”.

Viewfinder Builtin

Six owners who purchased the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 mentioned that it had a good viewfinder. T3.com wrote “Eye level viewfinder” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 review however despite that they gave the product a rating of 1 stars. Amateurphotographer.co.uk said in their review of this digital camera “Electronic viewfinder helps with shooting in bright light”. Travel Photo Pro wrote “Raw images are sweet, view finder clear w/lots a info” and rated it 6 stars.

Six people thought it had an electronic viewfinder. Dxomark.com said “Integrated EVF” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 review. What Digital Camera mentioned “EVF is a welcome feature” however despite that they rated it 1 stars. Photoreview.com.au gave it a score of 7 stars and wrote “The built-in EVF, which ha” in their review of this digital camera.

Five customers thought it had a good screen. Three years ago Dp Review wrote in their review of this digital camera “Good touch screen” however despite that they only gave it a rating of 14 out of 100. Amudgarden said “The touchscreen LCD display works great” and gave it a score of 6 stars. Two years ago Greg G. mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com “The camera is solid, easy to use, great touch screen focus with a selection of camera settings that will please the most demanding creative photographer”.

Two people who purchased it considered that it was mirrorless. Expert review site Ephotozine.com mentioned “The Panasonic Lumix GM5 is the new compact Micro Four Thirds mirrorless camera from Panasonic” in their review of this digital camera.

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Image Quality

Twenty-eight owners reckoned that it was able to produce good images. Dp Review said in their review of this digital camera “Good battery life 400 photos”. Dxomark.com mentioned “Clean images through ISO 6400”. Dxomark.com also said “Wifi a rozshl monosti bezdrtovho ovldn pomoc aplikace Image App” in their review.

Seven customers who reviewed the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 thought it had a good picture resolution. Dxomark.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “5.8fps continuous shooting”. Two years ago Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned “It's particularly useful when shooting in direct sunlight when the screen can be hard to see” and scored it 6 stars. Expert review site Steves-Digicams.com said in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 “Numerous AutoFocus modes combine with a maximum 1/16,000 shutter speed to make the GM5 great for shooting high velocity activities like sporting events.”.

Six customers mentioned in their reviews that it had a good ISO range. Dp Review wrote on DP Review “Bildqualitt auch bei hoher ISO” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 review. Dp Review also mentioned “Qualit d'image jusqu' 3200 iso” in their review. Dxomark.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Bis ISO 1.600 sehr gute Bildqualitt”.

Two customers concluded that the product was good in low light. Bhphotovideo.com wrote “Good in Low Light” in their review of this digital camera however they gave it a rating of 1 stars. Aivaras Seduika mentioned in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 review two years ago “It's great in low light which is down to the lens/sensor combo”.

One person who reviewed the product reckoned that it had a good image sensor. Expert website Dpexpert.com.au wrote “The smallest micro four thirds model in the Panasonic range, has a 16mp sensor, like its predecessor.” in their review of this digital camera yet they only gave it a rating of 3 stars.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic dmcgm5kk, panasonic dmcgm5kr
Barcodes 00885170226777, 00885170226784, 04549077315977, 04549077315984, 05025232805006, 05025232805013, 05025232805020, 05025232805044, 05025232805051, 05025232805068, 05025232805075, 05025232805105, 05025232805136, 06952512500803

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