Twenty-nine owners who reviewed the product considered that it was compact. Camera Labs mentioned “Compact collapsible powered kit zoom” but despite that they only gave this digital camera a rating of 1 stars. Expert website Cnet.co.uk wrote “Up until now, Panasonic had called cameras with interchangeable lenses 'compact system cameras', or CSCs”. Techradar.com gave it a score of 7 stars and wrote on expert review site Techradar “As the first company to introduce a compact system camera, Panasonic has led the way in terms of innovation in this sector of the market” in their Panasonic Lumix G5 review.
Ten people thought it was heavy and bulky. Photographyblog.com said on expert website PhotographyBlog.com five years ago “The Panasonic Lumix G5 is a new compact system camera that offers a real alternative to a bulky DSLR” in their review of this digital camera. Tl said “There was some suggestion that the G3 at least was very heavy on batteries and that there was a problem with non-OEM substitutes” in their review of this digital camera and rated it 6 stars. Amazon Customer said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon.co.uk “The packaged zoom lens 14-44mm is large heavy and bulky and ruins the compactness”.
Two owners who purchased it reckoned that it was lightweight. David S. Wilson mentioned three years ago “Compact, lightweight, great results” in his review of this digital camera. K. Feeney mentioned “The camera also feels surprisingly lightweight as well given its build, which is definite plus that goes in its favour”.
One person who purchased the product thought it was thick. S. P. Long said “Cleverly, they haven't added much size to the camera - the body is slightly thicker.”. One customer wrote in their reviews that it was easy to carry around. Chidorisai mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Better\good picture - Easy to use - Easy to carry - not too expensive I have read”.
One customer mentioned in their reviews that the product was a good body shape. Greyowl wrote on Amazon.co.uk “One major advantage of the micro 4/3 system is that I can use all my old SLR lenses on this body easily with adapters”.