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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

$362.99
Techradar Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended Ephotozine Highly Recommended photoreview.com.au Editor's Choice
A Fully Featured 12.1 Megapixel Digital Camera
SLR 12.1MP Live MOS 4/3"" Aug 2013
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 Review

With excellent features and reviews, we have ranked the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 number 111 across all digital cameras.
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37 Reviews + 10 Awards
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Overall Score
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Why Has it Scored 76?

It has good expert reviews with an average expert rating of 80%. This digital camera has received 10 awards including a "Highly Recommended" award from Ephotozine and three other sites and an "Editor's Choice" award from CNET.co.uk and two other sites.
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 digital cameras 2017.
The Lumix DMC-GF5 has some great features:
Supports video recording
1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution
Features histogram
Has an HDMI

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 Video Reviews


Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

10 Industry Awards

This Panasonic camera has received 10 awards from camera experts.

The authors at review websites Ephotozine, PhotographyBlog.com, Lydogbilde.no and Ljudochbild.se all strongly endorse this low megapixel camera and have given it their "Highly Recommended" award.

This Panasonic digital camera was given an "Editor's Choice" award by review sites CNET.co.uk, Photoreview.com.au and Log.com.tr all of whom thought that this low megapixel camera was excellent.

Websites Techradar and Tbreak.ae both recommend this low megapixel camera and have given it their "Recommended" award.

One more expert review site concluded that this camera was very good. 01net.com gave this Panasonic camera a "4 Star" award.

Expert Reviews Are Good

On average, based on 37 expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, CNET.com and Ephotozine this Panasonic digital camera has an overall expert rating of 80 out of 100.

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Panasonic Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

Based on 10,801 user and expert reviews (including 1,062 verified purchases), Panasonic has good reviews for its digital cameras. Panasonic also has good reviews specifically within its low megapixel cameras range compared to other brands. 95% of those that bought a Panasonic digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Good Quality Pictures

Three people who purchased this digital camera reckoned that it was able to produce good images.

  • It is intended to appeal to customers wanting better image quality from a fully automatic camera…
  • It does a great job of rendering a high level of detail under all lighting conditions and its low light performance is particularly impressive…
    CNET.co.uk June 2012
  • It is intended to appeal to customers wanting better image quality from a fully…
    Smh.com.au October 2012
  • While picture quality has been improved…

Superior Product Quality

Three customers who reviewed the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 reckoned that it was good quality.

Good Size

Two owners who reviewed it considered that it was compact.


Features

Supports Video Recording

The Lumix DMC-GF5 supports video recording. Most of the other new low megapixel cameras also support video recording.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Lumix DMC-GF5 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by latest comparable spec cameras. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this camera. This Panasonic camera also 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.

This camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best supported video resolution amongst all similar spec cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this digital camera.

The worst supported video resolution across similar types of camera is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Features Histogram

The Lumix DMC-GF5 features histogram. Most of the other recently released low megapixel cameras also feature histogram.

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Has an HDMI

The Lumix DMC-GF5 has an HDMI, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camera.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Lumix DMC-GF5 has an HDMI port, as do most of the other low megapixel cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera.

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Features Voice Recording

The Lumix DMC-GF5 features voice recording, as do most of the other low megapixel cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Lumix DMC-GF5 has a batteries included, as do most of the other similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of recently released comparable spec cameras is 220mm. With a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 84 millimeters, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 has a fairly short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Supports PictBridge

The Lumix DMC-GF5 supports PictBridge, as do most of the other low megapixel cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Lumix DMC-GF5 has a USB 2.0 port. Most of the other cameras that have been around for a similar time to this digital camera also have a USB 2.0 port.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other new similar spec cameras also have a built-in microphone.

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4000 X 3000 Still Image Resolution

The Lumix DMC-GF5 has a 4000 x 3000 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most low megapixel cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. Most cameras that are a similar age to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This digital camera also have still image resolution(s) of 1600 x 1064, 1600 x 1200, 1920 x 1080, 2048 x 1360, 2048 x 1536, 2112 x 2112, 2816 x 1584, 2816 x 1880, 2816 x 2112, 2992 x 2992, 4000 x 2248, 4000 x 2672, 1440x1440, 1504x1504, 1600x1064, 1600x1200, 1600x904, 1920x1080, 2048x1360, 2048x1536, 2112x2112, 2816x1584, 2816x1880, 2816x2112, 2992x2992 and 4000x2248 and 4000x. Across all cameras that are a comparable age to this camera the worst still image resolution is 384 x 480 and the best is 4288 x 2848.

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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 the most frequently found maximum video resolution on low megapixel cameras that are a similar age to it.

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Has a Battery Charger Included

The Lumix DMC-GF5 has a battery charger included. Most of the other latest cameras also have a battery charger included.

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Fairly High Display Resolution (numeric)

Similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera have display resolutions (numeric) of between 110 pixels and 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 440,000 pixels. With a display resolution (numeric) of 920,000 pixels, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 has a fairly high display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Supports 100, 160 and 12 More ISO Sensitivities

The Lumix DMC-GF5 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most latest similar spec digital cameras. This Panasonic digital camera supports a 400 ISO sensitivity, which is the most commonly supported ISO sensitivity supported by comparable spec cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera. The ISO sensitivities "100", "160", "200", "800", "1600", "3200", "6400", "12800" and "Auto" are also supported by this digital camera.

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Quite Low Magnification

With a magnification of only 0.17 times zoom factor, the Lumix DMC-GF5 has one of the lowest magnifications amongst cameras of this age. The lowest magnification of low megapixel cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera is 0.17x and the highest is 20x.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

At only 2.5, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 has a quite small minimum aperture number compared to most of the other recently released low megapixel cameras. Across all the similar spec cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this digital camera the minimum aperture numbers range from 1.3 to 11, and the average minimum aperture number is 3.

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Quite Short Camera Shutter Speed

Low megapixel cameras that are a comparable age to this camera have camera shutter speeds of between 0.00025s and 4s. The Lumix DMC-GF5 has one of the shortest camera shutter speeds (only 0.04 seconds) amongst low megapixel cameras of this age.

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Quite Large Closest Focusing Distance

At 0.2 meters, the Lumix DMC-GF5 has a fairly large closest focusing distance compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera. The average closest focusing distance of digital cameras of this spec and age is 0.098m.

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Very Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Across all the latest comparable spec digital cameras the minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 4.5mm to 38mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 26mm. With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 14 millimeters, the Lumix DMC-GF5 has a quite short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other low megapixel cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this digital camera.

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4000 X 3000 Pixels Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4000 x 3000 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum image resolution on cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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12.1 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 12.1 megapixels digital camera.

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Four Aspherical Lenses

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 is a four aspherical lens digital camera.

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Has a Hand Strap

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 has a hand strap. Most of the other recently released low megapixel cameras also have a hand strap.

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360 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

The Lumix DMC-GF5 is a camera that takes 360 shots battery life (CIPA standard). Most of the other latest digital cameras take between 100 and 999 battery life (CIPA standard).

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The Lumix DMC-GF5 has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other new low megapixel cameras.

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Has a Wrist Strap

The Lumix DMC-GF5 has a wrist strap. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this digital camera also have a wrist strap.

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4/3"" Optical Sensor Size

The biggest optical sensor size of the Lumix DMC-GF5 is 4/3"". That's over three times the optical sensor size of a 1/2.3"" digital camera, which is the most common optical sensor size. 17.30 x 13.00mm.

This camera's optical sensor size (4/3"") is in fact the best optical sensor size across all similar spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera.

A 1/2.5"" optical sensor size is the worst optical sensor size amongst similar types of camera.

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Fairly Large Display Diagonal

The smallest display diagonal of low megapixel cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this camera is 1", the largest is 6", and the average display diagonal is 2.6". The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 has a fairly large display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other low megapixel cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The Lumix DMC-GF5 has a tripod mountable, as do most of the other new digital cameras.

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3D

The Lumix DMC-GF5 is 3D, as are most of the other latest low megapixel cameras.

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Supports Full HD Video

The Lumix DMC-GF5 supports Full HD video, as do most of the other latest low megapixel cameras.

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Supports Video Capability

The Lumix DMC-GF5 supports video capability, as do most of the other low megapixel cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this camera.

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Has a Built-In Flash

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 has a built-in flash. Most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera also have a built-in flash.

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Average Weight

The Lumix DMC-GF5 has a relatively typical weight (225 grams) compared to most of the other low megapixel cameras that were released around the same time as this camera.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Lumix DMC-GF5 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

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Has a Wind Filter

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 has a wind filter. Most of the other low megapixel cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this digital camera also have a wind filter.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Lumix DMC-GF5 has a pretty typical digital zoom compared to most of the other new low megapixel cameras.

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Energy Star Certified

The Lumix DMC-GF5 is Energy Star certified. Most of the other low megapixel cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera are not Energy Star certified.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Lumix DMC-GF5 features brightness adjustment, as do most of the other latest similar spec digital cameras.

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Supports Live View

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 supports live view. Most of the other new low megapixel cameras also support live view.

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Features Multi Burst Mode

The Lumix DMC-GF5 features multi burst mode. Most of the other cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this camera also feature multi burst mode.

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The Lumix DMC-GF5 features saturation adjustment, as do most of the other low megapixel cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this digital camera.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Lumix DMC-GF5 features contrast adjustment, as do most of the other cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this camera.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Lumix DMC-GF5 has a touchscreen. Most of the other recently released low megapixel cameras do not have a touchscreen.

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Features Calendar

The Lumix DMC-GF5 features calendar, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been around for a similar time to this camera.

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Has a Self-Timer

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 has a self-timer, as do most of the other low megapixel cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera.

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Features Multi-Shot Function

The Lumix DMC-GF5 features multi-shot function, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera.

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Supports Direct Printing

The Lumix DMC-GF5 supports direct printing. Most of the other latest low megapixel cameras also support direct printing.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

Panasonic released the Lumix DMC-GF5 in August 2013.


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