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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 Digital Camera

CNET.co.uk Editor's Choice Techradar Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended Ephotozine Highly Recommended photoreview.com.au Editor's Choice
SLR 12.1MP 2x May 2012
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37 Reasons For

Ten Industry Awards

This digital camera is one of the most awarded of all the MILC cameras that have been around for more than two years.

This camera received a "Highly Recommended" from Ephotozine, PhotographyBlog.com, Lydogbilde.no and Ljudochbild.se all of whom wrote that this digital camera was great.

This MILC digital camera was given an "Editor's Choice" award by CNET.co.uk, Photoreview.com.au and Log.com.tr all of whom said that this Panasonic digital camera was exceptional.

The experts at Techradar and Tbreak.ae both recommend this Panasonic camera and have given it their "Recommended" award.

01net.com gave this Panasonic digital camera a "4 Star" award.

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Good Expert Reviews

On average, based on thirty-five expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, CNET.com and Ephotozine this camera has an overall expert rating of 80 out of 100.

Good Quality Pictures

A number of customers who purchased the product reckoned that it was able to produce good images. Techradar.com wrote on Techradar “The low price makes the Panasonic GF5 one of the best compromises on the market between compact size and high image quality” in their review of this digital camera. Expert website T3.com said four years ago “Shooting with that smartphone or pocket cam? Easing us gently into the world of interchangeable lens cameras with physically larger sensors – both features promoting better image qu” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 review. Also four years ago expert website Photoreview.com.au said “The GF5 represents a relatively minor upgrade to the GF3, despite its new 12-megapixel Live MOS sensor and improved image processor”.

A few people agreed that this digital camera had a good picture resolution. Photoanswers.co.uk said in their review on Photo Answers.co.uk “£499 (with 14-42mm lens) Effective resolution”.

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 owner reckoned that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 had a good image sensor. Expert review site Asia.cnet.com wrote “The Lumix comes with a newly-developed 12-megapixel image sensor coupled with an improved Venus Engine image processor” in their review of this digital camera.

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 owner said in their reviews that it was good in low light. Cnet.co.uk said in their review on CNET.co.uk “It does a great job of rendering a high level of detail under all lighting conditions and its low light performance is particularly impressive” and scored the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 5 stars.

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Good Size

Nineteen customers said in their reviews that it was compact. Expert website Whatdigitalcamera.com mentioned in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 four years ago “A conventional numbering system would dictate that a GF4 should succeed the GF3 in Panasonic's Compact System Camera (CSC) line-up, although no such camera was released” . Whatdigitalcamera.com also wrote “The GF5 continues to embody the true meaning of what it is to be a Compact System C”. Whatdigitalcamera.com also mentioned “Easy to use interchangeable lens camera - indeed it's our current consumer Compact System Camera of the Year”.

Several Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 reviewers who reviewed it reckoned that it was lightweight. Cnet.com.au mentioned in their review on CNET.com.au four years ago “The GF5 is a very compact and lightweight entry point into the world of interchangeable lens cameras (ILCs”.

One customer said in their reviews that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 was thin. One Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 reviewer considered that it was a good body shape.

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Easy to Use

Three people who reviewed it reckoned that it was easy to use the menus. Ephotozine.com mentioned in their review on expert website Ephotozine “The addition of improved effects, menus systems” and scored the product 5 stars. Expert review site Digitalversus.com wrote “The most immediately visible update when handling the GF5 is perhaps the full touchscreen menus” in their review of this digital camera. Digitalversus.com also wrote “Picture quality has been enhanced at high-sensitivity settings”.

A number of customers wrote in their reviews that it was easy to use. Four years ago expert website Goodgearguide.com.au gave it a rating of 4 stars and said “The DMC-GF1, got a warm reception from enthusiasts that loved its lightweight body, intuitive controls and menu layout”. Digitalversus.com said on Digital Versus “The Lumix GF5 is a pleasant and consistent camera to use” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 and rated it 4 stars.

A number of Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 owners said that it had a good interface. Expert website Cnet.com wrote in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 “Powerful interface”. Techradar.com mentioned on expert website Techradar “Panasonic has seen great success with the Lumix GF3, with its small size and beginner-friendly user interface appealing to a wide variety of users” and scored this digital camera 4 stars.

One customer who reviewed the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 thought it was comfortable and easy to hold. Expert website Ephotozine.com said four years ago “The camera feels more comfortable to hold and the improved metal button”. One customer said in their reviews that it was easy to handle. Digitalversus.com said in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 on expert review site Digital Versus “Handling has improved thanks to the reworked interface”.

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Panasonic Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

Panasonic has good average reviews for its MILC cameras as well as across its entire digital camera range.

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Good Product Quality

Some Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 reviewers who bought this digital camera reckoned that it was good quality. Smh.com.au said “It is intended to appeal to customers wanting better image quality from a fully” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5. Digitalversus.com scored it 80 out of 100 and wrote four years ago “While picture quality has been improved” in their review. Tbreak.ae said in their review of this digital camera “It has excellent image quality and low light performance that even with the problems mentioned above i” and rated the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 80 out of 100.

Good Technical Features

A number of people who reviewed the product considered that it had good features. Ephotozine.com mentioned four years ago “It features a high resolution screen, improved AF performance, 14 creative effects, enhanced noise performance” .

Good Quality Lens

Three people who bought this digital camera concluded that it had a good lens.

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 reviewer who purchased it considered that it had a good autofocus. Expert website Hardwarezone.com.my mentioned in their review “Panasonic's strength has always been in making user-friendly cameras and that focus should be applauded (believe it or not, user-friendliness doesn't seem to always be a priority for camera companies”.

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Nice Design

A number of Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 owners mentioned in their reviews that it was a good design. Photoreview.com.au said in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 “The body design has been refined and is slightly more angular with a larger, rubber-clad grip”. Pocket-Lint.com wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert website Pocket Lint “The similarity is instantly recognisable from the distinctive design”.

One customer who reviewed this digital camera thought it was good looking. Photographyblog.com wrote on PhotographyBlog.com four years ago “The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 is a new compact system camera aimed firmly at frustrated compact owners who want a faster, better performing camera that's still small and stylish” in their review of this digital camera.

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Robust

One customer said in their reviews that it was well made. Ephotozine.com said on expert website Ephotozine “Built in scene modes with guides for beginners are a useful addition for beginners”. One customer who bought it mentioned that it was strong and durable.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

Several Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 owners mentioned in their reviews that the product had a good screen.

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 reviewer wrote that it was mirrorless. Expert review site Mobilephonereviewss.com wrote “The Panasonic Lumix GF5 is an ideal mirrorless camera for someone wanting to upgrade from a point” in their review of this digital camera.

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Acceptable Noise Level

Some Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 reviewers thought it was noisy.

Good Support

One customer said in their reviews that this digital camera had good technical guidance. Techradar.com/au/ said in their review “Buying Guide Best DSLR” .

3D Compatible

The Lumix DMC-GF5 is 3D compatible, unlike most of the other comparable spec cameras that were launched around the same time as the Lumix DMC-GF5 which are not 3D compatible.

There are a number of other 3D compatible digital cameras currently available that you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Lumix DMC-GF3 ($175.99), or the Lumix DMC-GX7 ($559.95) both from Panasonic.

If you would prefer a camera that is 3D compatible then you might want to look at the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6 ($533.99).

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Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 supports video recording. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec do not support video recording.

Other digital cameras which support video recording currently available which you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Lumix DMC-GF3 ($175.99), or the Lumix DMC-GX7 ($559.95) both from Panasonic.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 has a built-in flash. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-GF5 also have a built-in flash.

Other cameras with a built-in flash currently available which you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Lumix DMC-GF3 ($175.99), or the Lumix DMC-GX7 ($559.95) both from Panasonic.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 supports Full HD video. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-GF5 also support Full HD video.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other digital cameras which support Full HD video currently available including because of it's better review score, the Lumix DMC-GM1 ($392.99), or the Lumix DMC-GF3 ($175.99) both from Panasonic.

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SD Memory Card

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most frequently supported memory card on cameras of a similar age and spec to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available including the Pen E-PL5 ($561.94), or the Pen E-PL5 ($561.94) both from Olympus or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 ($175.99) which has better reviews.

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MOS Sensor Type

This camera has a Live MOS sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on cameras of a similar age and type to it.

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Electrical Viewfinder

This camera has an Electrical viewfinder, which is typical of many cameras of this spec and age. Most compact cameras do not have enough space to accommodate an optical viewfinder and use the display screen on the back as an electrical viewfinder.

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Supports Two Image Formats

The number of supported image formats on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 is more than most similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to it. This Panasonic camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. The image format "RAW" is also supported by this digital camera.

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Electronic Camera Shutter

This camera has an Electronic camera shutter, which is the most commonly found camera shutter on digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Fairly Long Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

The Lumix DMC-GF5 has a quite long maximum camera shutter speed (60 seconds) compared to most of the other MILC cameras that came out more than two years ago. The average maximum camera shutter speed of similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago is 40s, and the maximum camera shutter speeds range from 0.25s to 240s.

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Very Light

At only 0.165 kilograms, the Lumix DMC-GF5 is fairly light compared to most of the other MILC cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-GF5. The lightest camera that has been on the market for more than two years is 0.16kg heavy, the heaviest is 270kg, and the average weight is 38kg.

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Has Six White Balance Modes

The Lumix DMC-GF5 has a greater number of white balance modes than most cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. This Panasonic camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on MILC cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Flash", "Incandescent" and "Shade" are also found on this camera.

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Has Four Photo Effects

The Lumix DMC-GF5 has a greater number of photo effects than most digital cameras of this age and spec. This camera has a Vivid photo effect, which is the most frequently found photo effect found on MILC cameras that were launched around the same time as the Lumix DMC-GF5. The photo effects "Art", "Black&White" and "Sepia" are also found on this digital camera.

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Supports Eight ISO Speeds

The Lumix DMC-GF5 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This Panasonic digital camera supports a 200 ISO speed, which is the most commonly supported ISO speed supported by MILC cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-GF5. The ISO speeds "160", "400", "800", "1600", "3200", "6400" and "12800" are also supported by this digital camera.

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Has Two Image Editing Modes

The number of image editing modes found on the Lumix DMC-GF5 is more than most comparable spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This Panasonic camera has a Rotating image editing mode, which is the most frequently found image editing mode found on cameras of a comparable age and type to the Lumix DMC-GF5. The image editing mode "Trimming" is also found on this Panasonic digital camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera supports a video resolution of 640 x 480|1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many MILC cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. 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 Four Light Exposure Modes

The number of light exposure modes found on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 is more than most digital cameras of this age and type. This camera has a Manual light exposure mode, which is the most frequently found light exposure mode found on MILC cameras that were launched around the same time as the Lumix DMC-GF5. The light exposure modes "Aperture priority AE", "Auto" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this digital camera.

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Supports One Camera File System

The Lumix DMC-GF5 has a greater number of camera file systems than most digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. The most commonly supported camera file system is Exif 2.3, but this camera file system is not supported by this digital camera. The camera file systems RAW are also supported by this Panasonic digital camera.

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Very Narrow

The average width of MILC cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-GF5 is 120mm, and the widths range from 98mm to 170mm. With a width of only 107.7 millimeters, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 is one of the narrower digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-GF5 amongst MILC cameras of this age.

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Features Four Auto Focus

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the Lumix DMC-GF5 is more than most cameras of a comparable age and type to it. This camera features a Continuous Auto Focus auto focus, which is the most commonly featured auto focus featured on MILC cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-GF5. The auto focus "Face detection", "Flexible Spot Auto Focus" and "Single Auto Focus" are also featured on this Panasonic camera.

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Auto Focus

This camera has an Auto/Manual focus, which is typical of many cameras of a similar age and type to it.

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Very Big Extra / Smart Zoom

When compared to other digital cameras of a similar type and age to the Lumix DMC-GF5, the extra / smart zoom of the Lumix DMC-GF5 of 4.2 times zoom factor is one of the biggest. Across all the similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago the extra / smart zooms range from 2x to 4.2x, and the average extra / smart zoom is 3.2x.

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Short

MILC cameras that have been on the market for more than two years have heights of between 36mm and 110mm. When compared to other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago that we have checked, the height of the Lumix DMC-GF5 of only 36.8 millimeters is one of the shortest.

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14 Reasons Against

Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Lumix DMC-GF5 does not support WiFi connectivity, although keep in mind that most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the Lumix DMC-GF5 also do not support WiFi connectivity.

We think you might also be interested in other cameras which also support WiFi connectivity including the Lumix DMC-GX7 ($559.95), or the Lumix DMC-GM1 ($392.99) both from Panasonic which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Like most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-GF5, the Lumix DMC-GF5 does not have a GPS.

We compared all the other cameras which also have a GPS to this digital camera and we think the Samsung NX300 ($657.68) which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

The Lumix DMC-GF5 is not waterproof. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that came out around the same time as the Lumix DMC-GF5 are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other similar spec cameras that were launched around the same time as the Lumix DMC-GF5, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 does not have an image stabiliser.

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Quite Low Megapixel Count

The Lumix DMC-GF5 has one of the lower megapixel counts (only 12.1 megapixels) amongst cameras of this age. The lowest megapixel count of cameras of a similar type and age to the Lumix DMC-GF5 is 2.3MP, the highest is 46MP, and the average megapixel count is 17MP.

If this camera megapixel count is not high enough for you then you might want to look at the Lumix DMC-GX7 ($559.95) (16MP), or the Lumix DMC-GM1 ($392.99) (16MP) both from Panasonic which is also higher rated.

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Only Has Three Shooting Modes

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 has a greater number of shooting modes than most digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. This camera has a Manual shooting mode, which is the most commonly found shooting mode found on cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Lumix DMC-GF5. The shooting modes "Auto" and "Scene" are also found on this Panasonic digital camera.

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Very Few Total Megapixel Count

The Lumix DMC-GF5 has one of the less total megapixel counts (only 13.06 megapixels) amongst MILC cameras of this age. The average total megapixel count of digital cameras of this age and spec is 18MP.

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Only One Aspheric Element

Most cameras that have been on the market for more than two years have between one and four aspheric elements, including the Lumix DMC-GF5 which has one aspheric element.

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Only 4000 X 3000 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Lumix DMC-GF5 has a higher image resolution than most similar spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. This camera has a 4000 x 3000 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it have a 5472 x 3648 pixels maximum image resolution.

This digital camera's image resolution (4000 x 3000 pixels) is in fact the worst image resolution across all digital cameras of this age and type.

A 6000 x 4000 pixels maximum image resolution is the best image resolution across comparable types of digital camera.

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Very Small Battery Capacity

The smallest battery capacity of MILC cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-GF5 is 680mAh and the biggest is 4,400mAh. At only 940 milliamperes * hour, the Lumix DMC-GF5 has a quite small battery capacity compared to most of the other MILC cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-GF5.

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Only 23 Auto Focus Points

The Lumix DMC-GF5 is a 23 auto focus point digital camera.

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Thick

The average depth of MILC cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-GF5 is 44mm, and the depths range from 22mm to 95mm. With a depth of 66.6 millimeters, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 is one of the thicker MILC cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-GF5 amongst MILC cameras of this age.

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Quite High Minimum Hard Disk Space Requirement

Digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the Lumix DMC-GF5 have minimum hard disk spaces requirement of between 110MB and 2.1GB. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 has one of the higher minimum hard disk spaces requirement (450 megabytes) amongst cameras of this age.

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Very Large Closest Focusing Distance

The closest focusing distance of the Lumix DMC-GF5 of 0.3 meters is one of the largest amongst comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The closest focusing distances of MILC cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-GF5 range from 0.018m to 0.3m, and the average closest focusing distance is 0.22m.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this camera was released.

4/3"" Optical Sensor Size

This camera has a 4/3" optical sensor size, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size on digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it. 17.30 x 13.00mm.

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Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 has a fairly average screen size compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

We compared this camera to all the other 3" screen cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the Olympus Pen E-PL5 ($561.94), and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 ($175.99) is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a larger screen size then you might want to look at the Samsung NX300 ($657.68) (3.31" and higher rated).

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Lumix DMC-GF5 has a relatively average digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

If this camera digital zoom is too small for you then you might want to look at the Sony Alpha A5100 ($449.99) (8x), or the Olympus Pen E-PL5 ($561.94) (14x) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 267 grams, the Lumix DMC-GF5 has a pretty average weight compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Image Format
Full-Frame Sensor Size
Total Megapixel Count
Image Stabilizer
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Body Material
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Fixed Focal Length
Lens
Extra / Smart Zoom
Lens Structure
Lens Mount Interface
Aspheric Element
Diaphragm Blades
Filter Size
Focusing
Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance
Auto Focus Point
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Flash Sync-Speed
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
Resolution and Capture Speed
HD Type
Audio
Audio Format
Audio System
Memory
Memory Card
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution
Display Aspect Ratio
Viewfinder
Lens Magnification Ratio
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
USB Connector Type
HDMI Connector
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Image Editing Mode
Camera File System
Playback Mode
Scene Mode
Display Language
On Screen Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Lens Weight
Lens Length
Lens Diameter
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Battery Capacity
Shot Per Battery Charge
Battery Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
System Requirements
Minimum Processor
Minimum RAM Requirement
Minimum Hard Disk Space Requirement
Packaging Content
Handheld Remote Control
Bundled Software
Included Cable
Technical Details
Display Type
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Near Field Communication
Bluetooth
Certificates
Other Features
Weight
Interface
Focal Length
Aperture Range
USB 3.0 Port
Effective Sensor Resolution
Camera Shutter Speed Range
Lens System

10 Awards

log.com.tr Editor's Choice CNET.co.uk Editor's Choice Techradar Recommended 01net.com 4 Star Lydogbilde.no Especially Recommended 5 Star ljudochbild.se Especially Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended Ephotozine Highly Recommended tbreak.ae Recommended photoreview.com.au Editor's Choice

Expert Reviews

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The Panasonic Lumix GF5 is an ideal mirrorless camera for someone wanting to upgrade from a point and shoot, but does not want the heft of a DSLR. Two intelligent auto modes, 14 creative filters,... Read more…

29 April 2013

The Panasonic Lumix GF5 is an ideal mirrorless camera for someone wanting to upgrade from a point and shoot, but does not want the heft of a DSLR. Two intelligent auto modes, 14 creative filters,...

Street price: £499 (with 14-42mm lens) Effective resolution: 12.1MP Sensor type: Live MOS ISO range: 160-12,800 (extended) Lens mount: Micro Four Thirds File format: RAW, JPEG and MPO (when...

29 November 2012

The next updates, in the GF2 and GF3, cut down the camera's size considerably, albeit by sacrificing simple dial-and-button controls. The latest model, the LUMIX DMC-GF5, is a further evolution of... Read more…

22 November 2012

Panasonic?s LUMIX GF5 completes the GF-series? transition from compact enthusiast to super-compact point-and-shoot mirrorless camera. It?s simple, newbie-friendly, and seriously small -- but...

30 October 2012

Thanks to the pairing of compact size and the flexibility of an interchangeable lens mount, mirrorless cameras have become increasingly popular over the last few years. If you pair the Panasonic... Read more…

18 October 2012

DateOctober 18, 2012 Read later This camera, with a 12-megapixel sensor, is Panasonic's latest entry model in its micro four thirds interchangeable lens range. It is intended to appeal... Read more…

18 October 2012

Panasonic Lumix GF5.Price: $700 with 14-42mm lensSmart alternative to a compactThe low-down: This camera, with a 12-megapixel sensor, is Panasonic's latest entry model in its micro four thirds...

11 October 2012

Compact cameras with interchangeable lenses are perfect for people who want DSLR quality without the bulk and complexity. They aren't cheap, however, and although they're smaller than DSLRs, most... Read more…

The G5 slid out of the review basket just as this baby fell in!Talk about comparing apples with oranges. More like comparing melons with mandarins. Or, sizewise, potatoes with peas.Incredibly... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dmcgf5, dmcgf5x, dmcgf5k, dmcgf5w, dmcgf5ka, dmcgf5kr, dmcgf5kw, dmcgf5ke, dmcgf5xw, dmcgf5xr, dmcgf5kef, dmcgf5kae, dmc-gf5kec, dmcgf5kaeg, dmcgf5xegk, dmcgf5xefw, dmcgf5xegt, dmcgf5kefr, dmcgf5kaegw, 5025232682003, panasonic w1442, panasonic w1442m, panasonic dmcgf5, panasonic w1442mm, panasonic dmcgf5k, panasonic dmcgf5x, panasonic dmcgf5xw, panasonic dmcgf5kk, panasonic dmcgf5xr, panasonic dmcgf5kw
Barcodes 00017852367366, 00885170087583, 00885170087590, 00885170087705, 00885170087712, 00885170087729, 04984824965119, 05025232681969, 05025232681990, 05025232682003, 05025232682034, 05025232682065, 05025232682164, 05025232682225, 05025232682720, 05025232682744, 05025232682775, 05025232683093, 05025232683123, 05025232683130, 05025232683147, 05025232683154, 05025232683161, 05025232683178, 05025232738212, 05025232738229, 05053973900414

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