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Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

$599.99
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5
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A good spec and multi award winning SLR camera, but representing only middle of the road value for money
SLR 16.5MP 4608 X 3456 Pixels Live MOS Oct 2013
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 Review

With excellent reviews and very good features, we have ranked the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 number 210 in best selling cameras and number 288 across all digital cameras.
94
Reviews
156 Reviews + 14 Awards
59
Value for Money
Average
79
Features
Good Features
74
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 74?

It has good expert reviews and very good user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this digital camera to others.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2018.
This Panasonic digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Higher than average megapixels
4608 x 3456 pixels image resolution
Very slow camera shutter speed
Heavier than average

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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
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 size in context

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 In-Depth Analysis

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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Features Album Organization

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

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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 Calendar

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

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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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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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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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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 Brightness Adjustment

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

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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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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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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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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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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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

panasonic dmcg5kbody, dmcg5hebk dmcg5hebk, panasonic dmcg5kk, 5025232696567, dmcg5kegw, dmcg5kegs, dmcg5x

Barcodes:

00617529207294, 00848529000763, 00885170098794, 00885170098879, 04010869245227, 05025232696383, 05025232696550, 05025232696567, 05025232696574, 05025232696604, 05025232696703, 05025232696819, 05025232696826, 05025232696833, 05025232696895, 05025232696956, 05025232696963, 05025232750849, 05025232750924

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