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Panasonic Lumix G5

$599.99
Techradar Recommended Trusted Reviews Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended Ephotozine Highly Recommended
A multi award winning and fully featured 16.05 megapixel camera
SLR 16.05MP Live MOS Black Nov 2014
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Panasonic Lumix G5 Review

With excellent reviews but mediocre features, we have ranked the Panasonic Lumix G5 number 265 across all digital cameras.
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147 Reviews + 14 Awards
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Why Has it Scored 49?

It has not bad expert reviews and very good user reviews with an average overall rating of 100%, based on 147 reviews.
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 2017.
Customers report superior product quality, good picture quality and excellent design.
This Panasonic digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has a built-in flash
Quite large display diagonal
Very small maximum aperture number
Quite small eye relief

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared the Lumix G5 with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is excellent for sports photography, ranking number 9999999 in sports photography cameras. It is also very good for portrait photography, ranking number 9999999 in portrait photography cameras, but good for everyday photography, ranking number 9999999 in everyday photography cameras.
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Panasonic Lumix G5 Video Reviews


How Big is the Panasonic Lumix G5?

The Panasonic Lumix G5 is 119.9mm wide and 83.2mm tall. It is 70.8mm deep and weighs 346g.

Panasonic Lumix G5 front dimensions

Panasonic Lumix G5 size in context

Panasonic Lumix G5 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

14 Industry Awards

Experts in cameras love this camera and have given it 14 awards.

The writers at five expert review sites all concluded that this Panasonic camera was great. This camera received a "Highly Recommended" award from Camera Labs, PhotographyBlog.com and Ephotozine, it received an "Especially Recommended" award from Ljudochbild.se and Lydogbillede.dk gave it an "Especially Recommended 5 Star" award.

This camera received a "Recommended" award from review websites Vido.com.ua, Akam.no, Trusted Reviews and Techradar all of whom decided that this Panasonic digital camera was very good.

The writers at four more expert review sites all concluded that this Panasonic camera was fantastic and gave it their highest award. PC Mag, Digitaltrends.com, Log.com.tr and Photoreview.com.au all gave this Panasonic digital camera an "Editor's Choice" award.

The editor of one other expert review site said that this camera was very good. Pc-magazin.de gave this Panasonic camera a "Top Product" award.

Good Expert Reviews

Based on 43 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, What Digital Camera, Ephotozine and Trusted Reviews this Panasonic digital camera has an average expert rating of 80%.

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Excellent Owner Reviews

People who bought this camera rated this camera 90% on average. 41 reviewers (86% of all reviewers) gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars.

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Customers Report Excellent Product Quality

Eight people who bought this digital camera agreed that it was good quality.

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

20 owners who reviewed it thought it was able to produce good images.

  • It will not be wrong to say that this camera is an average buy since it is not so suitable for amateur photographers…
  • It is highly suitable for professional photographers only who want some sophisticated features…
  • Image quality is decent, controls are never far away…
  • It has the ability to capture very clear images…
  • The electronic shutter is very handy when you want to shoot unnoticed and image quality is good in both photo and video modes…
  • Solid image quality, great lens selection…
    Gizmodo.com October 2012
  • It is fast and the images look great, they are sharp…
    SFMK (Amazon.co.uk) - February 2013
  • The higher resolution is noticeable and makes it a lot easier to check critical focus has been achieved…
    TheProf (Amazon.co.uk) - November 2012
  • The controls and usability are very good also the pictures taken with the kit lens are of excellent quality…
    Smee (Amazon.co.uk) - January 2013
  • Takes great photographs, easy to use, nice…

Panasonic Has Very Good Camera Reviews

Based on 11,202 expert and owner reviews (including 2,725 verified purchases), Panasonic has very good ratings for its cameras. Panasonic also has very good ratings specifically within its cameras range compared to other brands. 95% of those that bought a Panasonic camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report Excellent Design

Five owners who purchased the Panasonic Lumix G5 reckoned that it was good looking.

Customers Report it is Robust

Four customers who purchased it mentioned that it was well made.

Users Report That it is Reasonably Priced

Six owners said in their reviews that it was good value for money.

Users Report Good Lens Quality

Six people said in their reviews that this digital camera had a good lens and three customers agreed that it had a good autofocus.

Customers Report it is a Good Size

Four customers who reviewed the product concluded that it was compact and two owners who bought it reckoned that it was lightweight.

Customers Report Great Technical Features

Four people who reviewed it thought it had good features.

  • It comes with lots of amazing features and delivers excellent performance…
  • It is highly suitable for professional photographers only who want some sophisticated features and f…
  • Lacks a few features of newer models…
  • This is a wonderful Camera, Just had a Baby Girl and have been taking pictures non stop as this camera makes it so easy with all the features…
  • For the price this is a beautiful little camera delivering lovely pictures and being full of features…

Customers Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Two people considered that the product had a good screen.

Customers Report it is Easy to Use

Seven people mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to use, three people said in their reviews that it was easy to use the menus and two customers thought the Panasonic Lumix G5 was easy to handle.


Value For Money

Average Priced

We think this Panasonic digital camera has an average price compared to other digital cameras. We checked 417 digital cameras and they range in price from $29 to $6,895.


Features

Average Megapixel

The Panasonic Lumix G5 has a pretty standard megapixel (16.05 megapixels) compared to most of the other cameras.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 346 grams, the Lumix G5 has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other cameras.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Lumix G5 has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Quite Large Display Diagonal

Cameras have display diagonals of between 0.5" and 9". At 3 inches, the Lumix G5 has a quite large display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras.

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the Panasonic Lumix G5 has a fairly typical digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras.

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Features Multi Burst Mode

The Lumix G5 features multi burst mode. Most of the other cameras also feature multi burst mode.

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Has a Wind Filter

The Lumix G5 has a wind filter. Most of the other cameras also have a wind filter.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Lumix G5 has a vari-angle LCD display, as do most of the other cameras.

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Features Calendar

The Lumix G5 features calendar. Most of the other cameras also feature calendar.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Panasonic Lumix G5 features brightness adjustment. Most of the other cameras also feature brightness adjustment.

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Supports Dioptic Correction

The Lumix G5 supports dioptic correction. Most of the other cameras also support dioptic correction.

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Has an Anti-Dust Function

The Lumix G5 has an anti-dust function, as do most of the other cameras.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Lumix G5 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other digital cameras.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Lumix G5 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many cameras.

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The Panasonic Lumix G5 features saturation adjustment. Most of the other cameras also feature saturation adjustment.

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Features Album Organization

The Panasonic Lumix G5 features album organization. Most of the other cameras also feature album organization.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Panasonic Lumix G5 features contrast adjustment, as do most of the other cameras.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Lumix G5 supports Full HD video. Most of the other digital cameras also support Full HD video.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Lumix G5 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels (which is also supported by this Panasonic camera). In addition, this camera supports a video resolutions of 640 x 480 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. Cameras video resolutions range from 320 x 120 pixels (worst) to 4096 x 2160 pixels (best).

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Very Small Maximum Aperture Number

At only 5.6, the Panasonic Lumix G5 has a fairly small maximum aperture number compared to most of the other digital cameras. Across all the cameras the maximum aperture numbers range from 1.8 to 130.

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Quite Small Eye Relief

The eye reliefs of cameras range from 8mm to 27mm. The Lumix G5 has a quite small eye relief (only 17.5 millimeters) compared to most of the other cameras.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Lumix G5 has an HDMI port. Most of the other cameras also have an HDMI port.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The Lumix G5 supports video capability, as do most of the other cameras.

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Quite High Magnification

The Lumix G5 has one of the higher magnifications (1.4 times zoom factor) amongst cameras of this age. Cameras have magnifications of between 0.15x and 100x.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Panasonic Lumix G5 has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most cameras. Most cameras have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this camera have still image resolution(s) of 4608 x 3072, 3456 x 3456, 4608 x 2592, 3264 x 2448, 3264 x 2176, 3264 x 1840, 2448 x 2448, 1712 x 1712, 1824 x 1368, 1824 x 1216 and 1920 x 1080 and 1824 x 1024. The worst still image resolution of all cameras is S: (3:2) 2496 x 1664 / (16:9) 2496 x 1408 / (1:1) 1664 x 1664 and the best is 6016 x 4000.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Lumix G5 has a touchscreen, which is unusual. Most of the other cameras do not have a touchscreen.

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Has a Carrying Case

The Lumix G5 has a carrying case. Most of the other cameras also have a carrying case.

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Supports Live View

The Lumix G5 supports live view, as do most of the other cameras.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was November 2014 when Panasonic released the Lumix G5.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic dmcg5hebk, dmcg5kegs, dmcg5x
Barcodes 00617529207294, 00848529000763, 00885170098879, 04010869245227, 05025232696383, 05025232696550, 05025232696574, 05025232696604, 05025232696703, 05025232696819, 05025232696826, 05025232696833, 05025232696895, 05025232696956, 05025232696963, 05025232750849, 05025232750863, 05025232750924

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