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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 Digital Camera

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MILC 16MP Live MOS 4x Sep 2014
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Review : Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 @ ??????????????
A Review of the Panasonic Lumix GM5 Micro Four Thirds Camera
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 Preview - Hands On
Panasonic Lumix GM5 Review

36 Reasons For

Ten Industry Awards

Three expert review sites all wrote that this Panasonic camera was exceptional and gave it their highest award. This digital camera received an "Editor's Choice" award from Ephotozine, Photoreview.com.au and Reviewed.com.

This camera received a "Recommended" from both Altomdata.dk and Pocket Lint, both of which thought that this MILC camera was good.

Two more expert review sites both thought that this MILC camera was good. The expert at DP Review decided that this Panasonic camera was great and gave it a "Silver" award and it received a "Highly Recommended" award from PhotographyBlog.com.

Digital Versus, 01net.com and Les Numeriques.com all gave this camera a "5 Star" award.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

Based on thirty-five expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, DP Review and Ephotozine this MILC camera has an average expert rating of 82 out of 100.

Excellent Owner Reviews

The average owner rating of this camera is marvellous based on 17 owner reviews.

Good Quality Pictures

Several Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 reviewers who reviewed it thought it was able to produce good images. Trustedreviews.com mentioned three years ago “The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 can create great photos.” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 and rated it 70 out of 100. Dp Review said “Good battery life 400 photos”. Dp Review also said “Good image quality thanks to MFT sensor”.

A number of customers agreed that it had a good picture resolution. Two years ago expert review site Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 “It's particularly useful when shooting in direct sunlight when the screen can be hard to see”. Dp Review said “Electronic viewfinder helps with shooting in bright light” in their review. Expert website Steves-Digicams.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Numerous AutoFocus modes combine with a maximum 1/16,000 shutter speed to make the GM5 great for shooting high velocity activities like sporting events.”.

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Good Size

Some people said in their reviews that this digital camera was compact. Pcmag.com wrote “The svelte shooter follows in the footsteps of the company's first crack” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5. Ephotozine.com mentioned on expert review site Ephotozine “The Panasonic Lumix GM5 is the new compact Micro Four Thirds mirrorless camera from Panasonic”. Ephotozine.com also said “It's designed to compete with other premium compact cameras, such as the Sony Cyber-shot RX100 III, with 1inch sensor, althoug”.

One customer who reviewed the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 considered that it was a good size. Whatdigitalcamera.com said on What Digital Camera “Last year's Panasonic Lumix GM1 proved a hit with its combination of shooting power and diminutive dimensions, although it certainly wasn't perfect”.

One person concluded that it was a good body shape. Trustedreviews.com mentioned in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 review on Trusted Reviews “An absolutely tiny camera body that offers a fairly large Micro Four Thirds sensor”. One Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 owner who purchased the product concluded that it was lightweight.

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Good Product Quality

Eight Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 owners considered that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 was good quality. Expert review site Amateurphotographer.co.uk mentioned “It packs a huge four-thirds sensor, which gives great image quality” in their review of this digital camera. Dp Review wrote in their review of this digital camera “Image quality is impressive”. Dp Review also wrote “Good image quality for its size from large four-thirds sensor”.

Panasonic Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

We checked 4,714 user and expert reviews for Panasonic digital cameras and found that on average Panasonic has good reviews. We also found that Panasonic has good reviews specifically within its MILC digital cameras range.

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Nice Design

A few people who purchased it considered that it was good looking. Digitalversus.com said on expert website Digital Versus “The Lumix GM5 is a good buy, both for people who like a good-looking camera and for people who like a camera that takes a good-looking photo” in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 review. Dpreview.com mentioned “A camera that continues the theme of miniature styling established by the Lumix DMC-GM1 only a year ago”.

One person who bought the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 reckoned that it was retro. Three years ago Dp Review said in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 on DP Review “Good build quality and attractive retro styling”.

One person reckoned that this digital camera was a good design. Dxomark.com said in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 “Small and lightweight design, fast autofocus (including pinpoint mode), good overall image quality, better materials choice than G 1” .

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Robust

Several Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 owners who purchased the product considered that it was well made. Ephotozine.com said on expert review site Ephotozine “The GM5 features a built in electronic viewfinder” in their review and scored the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 5 stars. Digitalversus.com wrote on expert website Digital Versus three years ago “Small, reliable, elegant and well-built”. Dp Review said in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 review “Excellent build quality”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

A few Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 owners wrote in their reviews that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 had an electronic viewfinder. Photoreview.com.au wrote “The built-in EVF, which ha”. A number of Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera had a good viewfinder. Dp Review wrote on DP Review “Viewfinder built, in” in their review of this digital camera.

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 owner who bought the product reckoned that it was mirrorless.

One customer who reviewed the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 reckoned that it had a good screen. Dp Review mentioned in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 “Good touch screen” .

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Good Technical Features

A few Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 owners who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it had good features. Expert review site Dxomark.com mentioned “The Micro-Four-Thirds 16-Mpix Panasonic DMC-GM5 is a rangefinder-style mirrorless model with an attractive feature set, including a high-resolution EVF” in their review.

Easy to Use

Two Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 reviewers who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was easy to use. Dxomark.com mentioned in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 “Excellent app control”.

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 owner who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Expert review site Techradar.com/au/ said “There are also times when it seems more natural to hold a camera” in their review of this digital camera.

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Good Quality Lens

Some customers who reviewed the product thought it had a good autofocus. Dp Review mentioned “Fast focus and shutter response”.

A few Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 reviewers who purchased this digital camera considered that it had a good lens. Expert website Pocket-Lint.com mentioned “How to update such a seemingly perfect pocketable interchangeable lens camera? Plonk a viewfinder in it”. Dxomark.com wrote in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 review “Sharp, compact kit lens” .

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Acceptable Noise Level

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 owner said in their reviews that this digital camera was noisy. Dp Review said on DP Review “Very good noise performance”. One Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 owner who reviewed it wrote that it was quiet. Dp Review wrote in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 review “Quiet mechanical shutter si”.

Good Connectivity

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 reviewer who purchased it considered that it was wifi compatible. Three years ago Dp Review said in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 review “Excellent remote control WiFi app”.

Good Video Capture

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 reviewer who purchased the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 concluded that it was good for video recording.

Good Flash

A number of Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 reviewers wrote in their reviews that the product had a good flash. Dxomark.com wrote in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 “Omits built-in flash”.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camera is Full HD, which is typical of many digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Lumix DMC-GM5 supports wi-Fi, which is unusual. Most of the other MILC digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-GM5 do not support wi-Fi.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other cameras which support wi-Fi currently available including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 ($978.00) which has better reviews.

Alternative digital cameras which also support wi-Fi that you might also want to consider include the Samsung NX1 ($2,344.33).

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other cameras that were launched more than two years ago, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 has a built-in flash.

It may also be worth considering one of the other digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 ($978.00) which has better reviews.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory cards on MILC digital cameras that were released around the same time as 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 because of it's better review score, the Lumix DMC-GH4 ($978.00), or the Lumix DMC-GH4 ($978.00) both from Panasonic.

If you are looking for a camera with a better memory card type then you might also want to look at the Samsung NX1 ($2,344.33) (SD|SDHC|SDXC).

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Has a Micro HDMI Connector Type

The Lumix DMC-GM5 has a greater number of HDMI connector types than most cameras that came out around the same time as it. This camera has a Micro HDMI connector type, which is the most frequently found HDMI connector type found on MILC digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-GM5.

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Supports Three Image Formats Supporteds

The Lumix DMC-GM5 has a greater number of supported image formats than most digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it. This camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by cameras of a comparable type and age to the Lumix DMC-GM5. The image formats supporteds "MPO" and "RAW" are also supported by this digital camera.

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Electronic Camera Shutter Type

This camera has an Electronic camera shutter type, which is the most commonly found camera shutter type on digital cameras of a similar spec and age to it.

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Quite Small Closest Focusing Distance

At only 0.2 meters, the Lumix DMC-GM5 has a fairly small closest focusing distance compared to most of the other digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Lumix DMC-GM5. Cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-GM5 have closest focusing distances of between 0.05m and 0.3m.

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Has Six White Balances

The Lumix DMC-GM5 has a greater number of white balance modes than most digital cameras of this spec and age. This digital camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-GM5. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Flash", "Incandescent" and "Shade" are also found on this Panasonic digital camera.

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Has Two Photo Effectss

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 has a greater number of photo effects than most MILC digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. This digital camera has a Vivid photo effects, which is the most frequently found photo effects found on digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Lumix DMC-GM5. The photo effects "Black&White" is also found on this camera.

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± 5EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

The Lumix DMC-GM5 has a ± 5EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction which is wider than most digital cameras of this age and spec. Most digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it have a ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction. The worst light exposure correction of all MILC digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-GM5 is ± 2EV (1/3EV step) and the best is ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step).

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4592 X 2584 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 has a 4592 x 2584 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 1920 x 1080 still image resolution(s) found on most MILC digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it. In addition, this Panasonic camera have still image resolution(s)s of 4592 x 3448, 3232 x 2424, 2272 x 1704, 1824 x 1368, 4592 x 3064, 3232 x 2160, 2272 x 1520, 1824 x 1216, 3232 x 1824, 1824 x 1024, 3424 x 3424 and 2416 x 2416 and 1712 x 1712. Across all MILC digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-GM5 the best still image resolution is 6000 x 4000 and the worst is 1024 x 768.

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Supports Nine ISO Sensitivitys

The Lumix DMC-GM5 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most cameras of this age and spec. This camera supports a 200 ISO sensitivity, which is the most commonly supported ISO sensitivity supported by comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. The ISO sensitivitys "100", "400", "800", "1600", "3200", "6400", "12800" and "25600" 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 typical of many MILC digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. 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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Features Six Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 is more than most cameras of this age and spec. This camera features a Continuous Auto Focus auto focusing (AF) modes, which is the most commonly featured auto focusing (AF) modes featured on MILC digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. The auto focusing (AF) modess "Contrast Detection Auto Focus", "Face detection", "Flexible Spot Auto Focus", "Single Auto Focus" and "Tracking Auto Focus" are also featured on this Panasonic camera.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camera has an Auto/Manual focus adjustment, which is typical of many comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to it.

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Supports One Power Source Type

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 has a greater number of power sources than most MILC digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. This camera supports a Battery power source type, which is the most frequently supported power source type supported by MILC digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Lumix DMC-GM5.

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Very Short Flash Sync-Speed

Across all the MILC digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-GM5 the flash sync-speeds range from 0.004s to 4s. The Lumix DMC-GM5 has one of the shorter flash sync-speeds (only 0.02 seconds) amongst MILC digital cameras of this age.

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Light

When compared to other similar spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-GM5, the weight of the Lumix DMC-GM5 of only 70 grams is one of the lightest. The weights of digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Lumix DMC-GM5 range from 70g to 680g.

Alternative cameras with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 ($978.00) (480g) which also has a higher rating.

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12 Reasons Against

Poor Battery Life

A number of customers who purchased the product considered that it did not have a good battery life. Dp Review mentioned on DP Review “Poor battery life” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5.

Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Lumix DMC-GM5 does not support Full HD video, unlike most of the other MILC digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-GM5.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

Like most of the other MILC digital cameras that have been available for more than two years, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 does not support video capability.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with a video capability and we think the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 ($978.00) is also worth considering.

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Not 3D

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 is not 3D, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other similar spec cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-GM5 are also not 3D.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 does not have a GPS (satellite), although this is within the context that most of the other cameras of this age and spec also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Not Waterproof

The Lumix DMC-GM5 is not waterproof, although it is worth noting that most of the other cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-GM5 are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 does not have an image stabilizer, although this is within the context that most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to the Lumix DMC-GM5 also do not have an image stabilizer.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

At only 4 times zoom factor, the Lumix DMC-GM5 has a quite small digital zoom compared to most of the other MILC digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-GM5. The smallest digital zoom of MILC digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-GM5 is 2x, the biggest is 150x, and the average digital zoom is 11x.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 4x digital zoom cameras currently available including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 ($978.00) which has better reviews.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Lumix DMC-GM5 has a quite short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) (only 64 millimeters) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Lumix DMC-GM5. Across all the MILC digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Lumix DMC-GM5 the maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s range from 27mm to 870mm.

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Only Features Five Flash Modess

The Lumix DMC-GM5 has a greater number of flash modes than most similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on MILC digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Lumix DMC-GM5. 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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Quite Small Battery Capacity

The battery capacitys of digital cameras of this age and spec range from 680mAh to 4,400mAh. With a battery capacity of only 680 milliamperes * hour, the Lumix DMC-GM5 has one of the smallest battery capacitys amongst MILC digital cameras of this age.

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Only 220 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

The Lumix DMC-GM5 is a camera that takes 220 shots battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
Total Megapixels
Supported Aspect Ratios
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Mount Interface
Number of Diaphragm Blades
Filter Size
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Closest Focusing Distance
Focus Adjustment
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
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
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
Audio Formats Supported
Voice Recording
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Field of View
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Display Aspect Ratio
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
USB Version
Camera
White Balance
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Anti-Dust Function
Diopter Adjustment (D-D)
Scene Modes
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Battery Capacity
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Battery Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
System Requirements
Windows Operating Systems Supported
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Networking
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi Standards
Other Features
Built-In Flash
Aspect Ratio

10 Awards

reviewed.com Editor's Choice 01net.com 5 Star altomdata.dk Recommended Les Numeriques.com 5 Star Digital Versus 5 Star DP Review Silver PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended Ephotozine Editor's Choice photoreview.com.au Editor's Choice Pocket Lint Recommended

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers DMC-GM5KR, panasonic dmcgm5, panasonic dmcgm5k, panasonic dmcgm5kk, panasonic dmcgm5kr
Barcodes 00885170226777, 00885170226784, 04549077315977, 04549077315984, 05025232805006, 05025232805013, 05025232805020, 05025232805044, 05025232805051, 05025232805068, 05025232805075, 05025232805105, 05025232805136

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