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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5

DP Review Silver PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended Ephotozine Editor's Choice Pocket Lint Recommended
A multi award winning MILC camera with good features
MILC 16MP 2.7x Live MOS Mar 2015
Camera Type Megapixels Optical Zoom Sensor Type Release Date

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 Review

With excellent reviews and very good features, we have ranked the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 number 456 across all digital cameras.
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82 Reviews + 12 Awards
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Good Features
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2 Years Old
Overall Score
58
Average

Why Has it Scored 58?

It has great expert reviews and terrific user reviews with 91% of buyers recommending this digital camera to others. This digital camera has received 12 awards including a "Recommended" award from Altomdata.dk plus two other sites and an "Editor's Choice" award from Reviewed.com plus two other sites. Canon cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer 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 2017.
Customers report good picture quality, product quality and lens quality.
The Lumix DMC-GM5 has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Optical image stabilisation may be available with some lenses
1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
Wide range of maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) depending on lens used

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How Big is the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5?

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 is 98.5mm wide and 59.5mm tall. It is 36.1mm deep and weighs 70g.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 front dimensions

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 size in context

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

12 Industry Awards

Camera experts love this Panasonic digital camera and have given it 12 awards.

This camera received a "Recommended" award from review websites Altomdata.dk, Pocket Lint and Camera Labs all of whom decided that this Panasonic camera was very good.

Websites Reviewed.com, Photoreview.com.au and Ephotozine all decided that this digital camera was superb and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

The authors at two additional expert review sites both liked this camera. This Panasonic camera received a "Silver" award from review site DP Review and it received a PhotographyBlog.com "Highly Recommended" award.

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

Camerastuffreviewcom gave this Panasonic camera a "Good Stuff" award.

Expert Reviews Are Good

On average, based on 38 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, What Digital Camera, DP Review and Ephotozine this Panasonic digital camera has an overall expert rating of 81 out of 100.

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Excellent Owner Reviews

On average, based on 44 owner reviews the average owner rating of this camera is fantastic. 19 reviewers (76% of all reviewers) gave this camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 91% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Customers Report Good Picture Quality

Five customers who reviewed it agreed that it was able to produce good images.

Very Good Brand

We checked 11,275 expert and user reviews (including 2,753 verified purchases) for Panasonic digital cameras and found that on average Panasonic has very good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Panasonic has very good ratings specifically for its digital cameras. 95% of those that bought a Panasonic digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report Good Product Quality

Six people who purchased the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 reckoned that it was good quality.

Users Report Good Lens Quality

Four customers considered that it had a good lens and two people wrote that it had a good zoom.

Customers Report That it is Fairly Priced

Two customers said that this digital camera was good value for money.

Customers Report it is Easy to Use

Two owners who purchased it agreed that it was comfortable and easy to hold.

Users Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Two people who purchased the product concluded that it had a good screen.

Customers Report it is Robust

Five customers considered that this digital camera was well made.

Customers Report it is a Good Size

Four customers who reviewed the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 considered that it was compact.


Features

Average Megapixels

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5's sensor megapixels of 16MP is relatively standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lowest 1% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Wide Range of Optical Zooms Depending On Lens Used

This Panasonic digital 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 digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 is known as "Full HD".

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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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Quite High ISO Sensitivity (max)

The ISO sensitivity (max) of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 of 25,600 is quite high compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the highest 7% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. Across all the digital cameras the ISO sensitivities (max) range from 200 to 820,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 14,000.

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Wide Range of Minimum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This 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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Light

Across all the cameras the weights range from 50g to 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g. The Lumix DMC-GM5's weight of only 70g is very light compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lightest 1% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Flash

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The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 has a built-in flash, as do 66% of digital cameras.

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Quite High Display Resolution

The display resolution of the Lumix DMC-GM5 of 921,000 pixels is fairly high compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the highest 24% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. The lowest display resolution of digital cameras is 3 pixels, the highest is 16,000,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 590,000 pixels.

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

This Panasonic digital 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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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080|1280 x 720|640 x 480 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras. 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.

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Has an External Flash Connector

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 has an external flash connector. 87% of digital cameras do not have an external flash connector.

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Wide Range of Aspherical Lenses Depending On Lens Used

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

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Has an Anti-Dust Function

The Lumix DMC-GM5 has an anti-dust function, unlike 91% of digital cameras which do not have an anti-dust function.

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4592 X 3448 Pixels Still Image Resolution

The Lumix DMC-GM5 supports a maximum still image resolution of 4592 x 3448 pixels. That's 1% lower still image resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels camera, which is the most common resolution supported by cameras. In addition, this Panasonic digital camera supports still image resolutions of 4592 x 2584 pixels, 3424 x 3424 pixels, 3232 x 2424 pixels plus 10 more values. Across all digital cameras the resolution ranges from 384 x 480 pixels (worst) to 6016 x 4016 pixels (best).

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Wide Range of Closest Focusing Distances Depending On Lens Used

This Panasonic digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the closest focusing distance depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of closest focusing distances are possible with this camera.

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Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Lumix DMC-GM5 of 3" is relatively average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 has a touchscreen. 84% of digital cameras do not have a touchscreen.

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Supports Live View

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 supports live view, which is unusual. 84% of digital cameras do not support live view.

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Average Digital Zoom

The Lumix DMC-GM5's digital zoom of 4x is fairly average compared to most other cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Lumix DMC-GM5 has a built-in speaker(s), unlike 92% of digital cameras which do not have a built-in speaker(s).

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Features Flash Exposure Compensation

The Lumix DMC-GM5 features flash exposure compensation, which is unusual. 80% of digital cameras do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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Wide Range of Maximum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This 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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Supports Wi-Fi

The Lumix DMC-GM5 supports Wi-Fi, which is unusual. 72% of cameras do not support Wi-Fi.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

This Panasonic digital camera has been on the market since March 2015.


Product Identifiers

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

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