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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 Digital Camera

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MILC 12.1MP Live MOS Jun 2014
Camera Type Megapixel Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
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33 Reasons For

Ten Industry Awards

Digital camera experts really like this MILC digital camera and have given it ten awards.

This Panasonic digital camera was given a "Highly Recommended" award by Ephotozine, PhotographyBlog.com, Lydogbilde.no and Ljudochbild.se all of whom decided that this digital camera was great.

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

This Panasonic camera was given a "Recommended" award by both Techradar and Tbreak.ae, both of which wrote that this MILC digital camera was good.

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

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Expert Reviews Are Good

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

Good Quality Pictures

A number of Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 owners who bought it reckoned that it was able to produce good images. Techradar.com wrote on expert review site Techradar “The low price makes the Panasonic GF5 one of the best compromises on the market between compact size and high image quality”. T3.com gave this digital camera a rating of 80 out of 100 and wrote “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”. Five years ago expert review site Photoreview.com.au gave the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 a score of 4 stars and said “The GF5 represents a relatively minor upgrade to the GF3, despite its new 12-megapixel Live MOS sensor and improved image processor”.

Three Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 owners thought this digital camera had a good picture resolution. Photoanswers.co.uk wrote on expert review site Photo Answers.co.uk “£499 (with 14-42mm lens) Effective resolution” and gave the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 a rating of 80 out of 100.

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

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 owner who purchased it reckoned that it was good in low light. Cnet.co.uk wrote on expert review site CNET.co.uk five years ago “It does a great job of rendering a high level of detail under all lighting conditions and its low light performance is particularly impressive”.

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Good Size

Several Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 owners wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was compact. Whatdigitalcamera.com said “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 said “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”.

Two Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it was lightweight. Cnet.com.au mentioned on CNET.com.au “The GF5 is a very compact and lightweight entry point into the world of interchangeable lens cameras (ILCs”.

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 reviewer who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it was thin. One person who reviewed it considered that it was a good body shape.

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Easy to Use

A number of customers who purchased it thought it was easy to use the menus. Ephotozine.com mentioned in their review five years ago “The addition of improved effects, menus systems” and gave it a score of 5 stars. Digitalversus.com said on expert website Digital Versus “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 Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 owners mentioned in their reviews that the product was easy to use. Expert website Goodgearguide.com.au mentioned five years ago “The DMC-GF1, got a warm reception from enthusiasts that loved its lightweight body, intuitive controls and menu layout” . Expert website Digitalversus.com wrote “The Lumix GF5 is a pleasant and consistent camera to use” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5.

Several Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 owners who purchased the product agreed that it had a good interface. Cnet.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera on expert website CNET.com “Powerful interface”. Expert website Techradar.com wrote in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 review five years ago “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” .

One person who purchased the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 concluded that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Ephotozine.com mentioned on Ephotozine five years ago “The camera feels more comfortable to hold and the improved metal button” in their review of this digital camera.

One customer who purchased this digital camera concluded that it was easy to handle. Five years ago Digitalversus.com said on expert website Digital Versus “Handling has improved thanks to the reworked interface” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5.

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Panasonic Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

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

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Good Product Quality

A number of customers said that the product was good quality. Smh.com.au mentioned in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 “It is intended to appeal to customers wanting better image quality from a fully”. Digitalversus.com gave the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 a score of 80 out of 100 and mentioned on expert review site Digital Versus “While picture quality has been improved”. Tbreak.ae scored the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 4 stars and mentioned five years ago “It has excellent image quality and low light performance that even with the problems mentioned above i”.

Good Technical Features

A number of people agreed that it had good features. Five years ago Ephotozine.com said on expert website Ephotozine “It features a high resolution screen, improved AF performance, 14 creative effects, enhanced noise performance” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 review.

Good Quality Lens

Three people who reviewed this digital camera said that it had a good lens.

One person considered that the product had a good autofocus. Expert review site Hardwarezone.com.my wrote “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

Two Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 reviewers thought it was a good design. Expert review site Photoreview.com.au said in their review of this digital camera five years ago “The body design has been refined and is slightly more angular with a larger, rubber-clad grip” and gave this digital camera a score of 4 stars. Pocket-Lint.com wrote in their review on Pocket Lint “The similarity is instantly recognisable from the distinctive design”.

One person mentioned in their reviews that it was good looking. Expert review site Photographyblog.com mentioned “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.

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Robust

One person considered that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 was well made. Five years ago Ephotozine.com gave it a rating of 5 stars and said in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Ephotozine “Built in scene modes with guides for beginners are a useful addition for beginners”.

One customer thought the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 was strong and durable.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

Two Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 had a good screen. One person who purchased the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 thought it was mirrorless. Expert website Mobilephonereviewss.com mentioned “The Panasonic Lumix GF5 is an ideal mirrorless camera for someone wanting to upgrade from a point”.

Acceptable Noise Level

Some Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 owners concluded that it was noisy.

Good Support

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 reviewer said in their reviews that this digital camera had good technical guidance. Techradar.com/au/ wrote “Buying Guide Best DSLR” in their review of this digital camera.

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

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

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which support video capability currently available that you might also want to consider including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2[plb_584440_price], or the Sony Alpha A5100[plb_2417436_price] which has better reviews.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Lumix DMC-GF5 supports Full HD video, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-GF5.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras which support Full HD video and we think because of it's better review score, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2[plb_584440_price], and the Samsung 20[plb_2083247_price] is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Lumix DMC-GF5 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-GF5.

We compared all the other digital cameras with a built-in flash to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2[plb_584440_price], and the Samsung 20[plb_2083247_price] is also worth considering.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory cards on MILC cameras that have been available for more than two years. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available which you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Lumix DMC-GF2[pl_584440_price], or the Lumix DMC-GF2[pl_584440_price] both from Panasonic or the Samsung NX300[plb_2096674_price].

Digital cameras with a better memory card type that might also be worth considering include the NEX-5[pl_2154751_price] (MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the Alpha A7 II[pl_2584731_price] (MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC) both from Sony.

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Supports Two Image Formats Supporteds

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

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Electronic Camera Shutter Type

This camera has an Electronic camera shutter type, which is typical of many comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Stereo Audio System

This camera has a Stereo audio system, which is the most commonly found audio system on cameras of this spec and age.

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Electrical Viewfinder Type

This digital camera has an Electrical viewfinder type, which is typical of many similar spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. 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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Fairly Long Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

The average slowest camera shutter speed of cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Lumix DMC-GF5 is 42s. At 60 seconds, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 has a quite long slowest camera shutter speed compared to most of the other MILC cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Has Six White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the Lumix DMC-GF5 is more than most cameras of a similar spec and age to it. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on MILC cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Flash", "Incandescent" and "Shade" are also found on this Panasonic camera.

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Has Four Photo Effectss

The number of photo effects found on the Lumix DMC-GF5 is more than most MILC cameras that are a similar age to it. This camera has a Vivid photo effects, which is the most frequently found photo effects found on cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-GF5. The photo effectss "Art", "Black&White" and "Sepia" are also found on this Panasonic camera.

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4000 X 3000 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 has a 4000 x 3000 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most MILC cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. Most MILC cameras that were launched around the same time as it have a 1920 x 1080 still image resolution(s). This Panasonic camera also has a still image resolution(s) of 1696 x 960. The best still image resolution of all MILC cameras that have been around for more than two years is 6000 x 4000 and the worst is 1024 x 768.

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Has Two Image Editings

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 has a greater number of image editing modes than most comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to it. This camera has a Rotating image editing, which is the most frequently found image editing found on digital cameras of this age and spec. The image editing "Trimming" is also found on this Panasonic digital camera.

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Supports Eight ISO Sensitivitys

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

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

This digital camera supports a video resolutions of 640 x 480|1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported video resolutions on cameras of this spec and age. 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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Supports One Camera File System

The number of camera file systems supported by the Lumix DMC-GF5 is more than most MILC cameras that are a similar age to it. This camera supports a RAW camera file system, which is the most frequently supported camera file system supported by digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Features Four Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the Lumix DMC-GF5 is more than most cameras that have been available for more than two years. This digital camera features a Continuous Auto Focus auto focusing (AF) modes, which is the most frequently featured auto focusing (AF) modes featured on MILC cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-GF5. The auto focusing (AF) modess "Face detection", "Flexible Spot Auto Focus" and "Single Auto Focus" are also featured on this Panasonic digital camera.

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Supports Two Power Source Types

The Lumix DMC-GF5 has a greater number of power sources than most digital cameras of a similar spec and age to it. This Panasonic camera supports a Battery power source type, which is the most frequently supported power source type supported by cameras of a similar type and age to the Lumix DMC-GF5. The power source type "USB" is also supported by this Panasonic digital camera.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camera has an Auto/Manual focus adjustment, which is the most frequently found focus adjustment on cameras of this age and spec.

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16 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other cameras of this spec and age, the Lumix DMC-GF5 does not support wi-Fi.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with a wi-Fi and we think the Samsung 20[plb_2083247_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Most comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-GF5 do not have a GPS (satellite). The Lumix DMC-GF5 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS (satellite).

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) that you might also want to consider including the 20[pl_2083247_price], or the NX300[pl_2096674_price] both from Samsung which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

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

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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 does not have an image stabilizer, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to the Lumix DMC-GF5 also do not have an image stabilizer.

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Quite Low Megapixel

With a megapixel of only 12.1 megapixels, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 has one of the lower megapixels amongst digital cameras of this age. Across all the MILC cameras that have been on the market for more than two years the megapixels range from 2.3MP to 46MP, and the average megapixel is 18MP.

We compared this camera to all the other 12.1MP cameras and we think the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2[plb_584440_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a higher megapixel then you might also want to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1[plb_2070627_price] (16MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Only Features Five Flash Modess

The Lumix DMC-GF5 has a greater number of flash modes than most MILC cameras that have been around for more than two years. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on MILC cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-GF5. The flash modess "Forced off", "Forced on", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Panasonic digital camera.

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Only One Number of Aspheric Elements

The Lumix DMC-GF5 is a one number of aspheric elements camera. Most of the other MILC cameras that have been around for more than two years have between one and four number of aspheric elementss.

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Very Few Total Megapixels

The average total megapixels of cameras of a similar age and spec to the Lumix DMC-GF5 is 19MP. With a total megapixels of only 13.06 megapixels, the Lumix DMC-GF5 has a fairly few total megapixels compared to most of the other MILC cameras that came out around the same time as the Lumix DMC-GF5.

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Only 4000 X 3000 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Lumix DMC-GF5 has a higher image resolution than most digital cameras of this type and age. This Panasonic digital camera has a 4000 x 3000 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most digital cameras of this age and spec have a 5472 x 3648 pixels maximum image resolution.

A 4000 x 3000 pixels maximum image resolution is actually the worst image resolution amongst all digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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

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Very Small Battery Capacity

The battery capacitys of cameras of this type and age range from 680mAh to 4,400mAh. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 has one of the smaller battery capacitys (only 940 milliamperes * hour) amongst similar spec cameras of this age.

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Only 23 Auto Focus (AF) Pointss

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 is a 23 auto Focus (AF) points camera.

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Very Small Maximum Memory Card Size

Across all the MILC cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-GF5 the maximum memory card sizes range from 8GB to 130GB. At only 32 gigabytes, the Lumix DMC-GF5 has a fairly small maximum memory card size compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-GF5.

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Fairly High Minimum Hard Disk Space

The lowest minimum hard disk space of MILC cameras that were launched more than two years ago is 110MB and the highest is 2.1GB. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 has one of the higher minimum hard disk spaces (450 megabytes) amongst cameras of this age.

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Fairly Big Minimum RAM

The minimum RAMs of cameras of this age and spec range from 250MB to 520MB. At 512 megabytes, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 has a fairly big minimum RAM compared to most of the other MILC cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-GF5.

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Fairly Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Cameras of this age and type have minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of between 10mm and 42mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 26mm. At 28 millimeters, the Lumix DMC-GF5 has a quite long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other MILC cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly Large Closest Focusing Distance

The Lumix DMC-GF5 has a quite large closest focusing distance (0.3 meters) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age. The smallest closest focusing distance of cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-GF5 is 0.05m and the largest is 0.3m.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

Released Over Two Years Ago

Panasonic released the Lumix DMC-GF5 over two years ago.

4/3"" Optical Sensor Size

This digital camera has a 4/3" optical sensor size, which is the most commonly found optical sensor size on cameras of this spec and age. 17.30 x 13.00mm.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Lumix DMC-GF5 has a pretty standard display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other MILC cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-GF5.

There are a number of alternative 3" screen cameras currently available which you might want to look at including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2[plb_584440_price], or the Olympus E-PL5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + M.ZUIKO ED 45mm[plb_1840381_price] which has better reviews.

If this MILC digital camera display diagonal is not large enough for you then you might also want to consider the NX300[pl_2096674_price] (3.31"), or the NX2000[pl_2085238_price] (3.7") both from Samsung which also has a higher rating.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Lumix DMC-GF5 has a pretty average digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Lumix DMC-GF5.

Alternative 4x digital zoom cameras currently available which you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2[plb_584440_price].

If this digital camera digital zoom is too small for you then you might want to consider the Sony Alpha A5100[plb_2417436_price] (8x), or the Olympus E-PL5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + M.ZUIKO ED 45mm[plb_1840381_price] (14x) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

The Lumix DMC-GF5 has a fairly standard weight (225 grams) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Lumix DMC-GF5.

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a Live MOS sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on MILC cameras that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Image Formats Supported
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
Total Megapixels
Image Stabilizer Location
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Material
Lens System
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Fixed Focal Length
Lens Type
Extra/Smart Zoom
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Lens Mount Interface
Number of Aspheric Elements
Number of Diaphragm Blades
Filter Size
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Closest Focusing Distance
Auto Focus (AF) Points
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Sync-Speed
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Resolution At Capture Speed
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Wind Filter
Audio Formats Supported
Voice Recording
Audio System
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Field of View
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Display Aspect Ratio
Viewfinder
Magnification
Viewfinder Type
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
Connection to PC
HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
3D
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Calendar
Multi-Shot
Histogram
Image Editing
Camera File System
Live View
Tripod Mountable
Multi Burst Mode
Camera Playback
Saturation Adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
Direct Printing
Brightness Adjustment
Scene Modes
Languages Support
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Lens Weight
Lens Length
Lens Diameter
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Capacity
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Battery Voltage
Battery Level Indicator
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
System Requirements
Linux Operating Systems Supported
Mac Operating Systems Supported
Windows Operating Systems Supported
Minimum Processor
Minimum RAM
Minimum Hard Disk Space
Packaging Content
Handheld Remote Control
Bundled Software
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Battery Charger Included
Hand Strap
Quick Start Guide
Wrist Strap Included
Networking
Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Bluetooth
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
Weight
Interface
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Aperture Range (F-F)
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Ports Quantity
On/off Switch
Effective Sensor Resolution
Camera Shutter Speed
Lens System
Digital SLR
Technical Details
Built-In Speaker(s)
Self-Timer
Neck Strap

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, dmcgf5kr, dmcgf5kw, dmcgf5ka, dmcgf5ke, dmcgf5xw, dmcgf5xr, dmcgf5kae, dmcgf5kef, dmcgf5xeck, dmc-gf5kec, dmcgf5xegk, dmcgf5wefk, dmcgf5weck, dmcgf5xefk, dmcgf5xefw, dmcgf5kaeg, dmcgf5xegt, dmcgf5keck, dmcgf5kefr, dmcgf5kaeck, dmcgf5kaegw, 5025232682003, panasonic w1442, panasonic w1442m, panasonic dmcgf5, panasonic w1442mm
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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