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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 Digital Camera

MILC 16MP Live MOS Red Mar 2015
Camera Type Megapixel Sensor Type Colour Release Date
12 industry awards
Good quality lens
Reasonably priced
DP Review Silver PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended Ephotozine Editor's Choice Pocket Lint Recommended
85 Reviews + 12 Awards

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Reviews

12 Industry Awards

Experts love this Panasonic camera and have given it 12 awards.

Three expert review sites all decided that this medium megapixel digital camera was marvellous and gave it their highest award. Ephotozine, Photoreview.com.au and Reviewed.com all gave this Panasonic camera an "Editor's Choice" award.

The authors at review websites Camera Labs, Altomdata.dk and Pocket Lint all recommend this camera and have given it their "Recommended" award.

In addition, review site DP Review concluded that this Panasonic digital camera was great and gave it a "Silver" award and it received a "Highly Recommended" award from review website PhotographyBlog.com.

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

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

Good Expert Reviews

On average, based on 37 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, What Digital Camera, DP Review and Ephotozine this Panasonic camera has an overall expert rating of 81%. This puts this camera in the top 18% of all the cameras of a comparable type and age when ranked by average expert review score.

Excellent User Reviews

On average, based on 42 user reviews this digital camera has an overall user rating of 90 out of 100. Over 73% of reviewers gave this digital camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 90% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Panasonic Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

Based on 9,989 expert and owner reviews (including 910 verified purchases), Panasonic has good reviews for its cameras. Panasonic also has good reviews specifically within its medium megapixel digital cameras range compared to other brands. 96% of those that bought a Panasonic digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Design

Excellent Product Quality

Six owners who reviewed it wrote that it was good quality.

Easy to Use

Two customers who purchased it concluded that it was comfortable and easy to hold.

Robust

Five customers who bought it wrote that it was well made.


Good Quality Lens

Four customers who bought the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 said that it had a good lens and two people considered that it had a good zoom.

Good Quality Pictures

Three people considered that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 was able to produce good images.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

Two customers who bought the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 considered that it had a good screen.


Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was March 2015 when this camera was released.


Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The Lumix DMC-GM5 supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other cameras of this age and spec also support Wi-Fi.

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

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Display

Average Display Diagonal

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 has a relatively typical display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera.

Cameras with a larger display diagonal that might be worth looking at include the Leica T ($1,191.66) (3.7"), or the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 ($397.50) (4.8").

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Has a Touchscreen

The Lumix DMC-GM5 has a touchscreen, which is unusual. Most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to this digital camera do not have a touchscreen.

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Fairly High Display Resolution (numeric)

Cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camera have display resolutions (numeric) of between 230 pixels and 16,000,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 510,000 pixels. At 921,000 pixels, the Lumix DMC-GM5 has a quite high display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Lens System

Quite Small Optical Zoom

When compared to other comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years, the optical zoom of the Lumix DMC-GM5 of only 2.7 times zoom factor is one of the smallest. The average optical zoom of digital cameras of this age and type is 14x.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Lumix DMC-GM5 has a fairly standard digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to this digital camera.

If you want a bigger digital zoom then you might want to consider the Kodak Pixpro FZ151 (6x).

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Quite Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of comparable spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera is 340mm. The maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 of only 64 millimeters is one of the shortest amongst medium megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera.

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Fairly Large Maximum Aperture Number

With a maximum aperture number of 22, the Lumix DMC-GM5 has one of the larger maximum aperture numbers amongst digital cameras of this age. Medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for more than two years have maximum aperture numbers of between 2.7 and 130, and the average maximum aperture number is 9.4.

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Fairly Large Minimum Aperture Number

The average minimum aperture number of medium megapixel digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago is 3.2, and the minimum aperture numbers range from 1.7 to 19. The Lumix DMC-GM5 has a fairly large minimum aperture number (3.5) compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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4592 X 3448 Still Image Resolution

The Lumix DMC-GM5 has a higher still image resolution than most digital cameras of this type and age. This camera has a 4592 x 3448 still image resolution(s), whereas most cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This Panasonic digital camera also have still image resolution(s) of 3232 x 2424, 2272 x 1704, 1824 x 1368, 4592 x 3064, 3232 x 2160, 2272 x 1520, 1824 x 1216, 4592 x 2584, 3232 x 1824, 1920 x 1080, 1824 x 1024, 3424 x 3424 and 2416 x 2416 and 1712 x 1712. The worst still image resolution of all cameras that have been around for more than two years is 640 x 360 and the best is 4928 x 3264.

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16 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 16 megapixels camera.

If you would prefer a higher megapixel then you might want to consider the Canon PowerShot N2 ($231.99) (16.1MP).

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Technical Details

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Lumix DMC-GM5 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other cameras of this age and type.

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Camera

Has an Anti-Dust Function

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 has an anti-dust function. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera also have an anti-dust function.

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Supports Live View

The Lumix DMC-GM5 supports live view, as do most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

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Flash

Has an External Flash Connector

The Lumix DMC-GM5 has an external flash connector. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this camera also have an external flash connector.

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Has a Flash Exposure Compensation

The Lumix DMC-GM5 has a flash exposure compensation. Most of the other cameras of this age and spec also have a flash exposure compensation.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDMI

The Lumix DMC-GM5 has an HDMI. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to this digital camera also have an HDMI.

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Supports PictBridge

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 supports PictBridge, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera.

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Audio

Features Voice Recording

The Lumix DMC-GM5 features voice recording, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Packaging Content

Has a Batteries Included

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 has a batteries included. Most of the other cameras of this age and spec also have a batteries included.

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Video

1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Lumix DMC-GM5 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by digital cameras of this type and age. 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.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions is in fact the best supported video resolution across all cameras of a similar type and age to this camera.

A 320 x 120 pixels video resolutions is the worst supported video resolution across similar types of digital camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Lumix DMC-GM5 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is actually the best video resolution across all digital cameras of a comparable type and age to this camera.

The worst video resolution across similar types of camera is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Focusing

Fairly Large Closest Focusing Distance

At 0.2 meters, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 has a very large closest focusing distance compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age. Medium megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have closest focusing distances of between 0.001m and 0.5m, and the average closest focusing distance is 0.055m.

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Weight & Dimensions

Light

The weight of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 of only 70 grams is one of the lightest amongst medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera. The lightest digital camera that was launched around the same time as this camera is 20g , the heaviest is 1.3kg, and the average weight is 250g.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 ($392.99) (70g).

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Good Size

Four customers who bought it reckoned that it was compact.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic dmcgm5kk, panasonic dmcgm5kr
Barcodes 00885170226777, 00885170226784, 04549077315977, 04549077315984, 05025232805006, 05025232805013, 05025232805020, 05025232805044, 05025232805051, 05025232805068, 05025232805075, 05025232805105, 05025232805136, 06952512500803

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