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Panasonic DMC-FZ5EG-K

alaTest has collected and analyzed 448 reviews of Panasonic DMC-FZ5EG-K. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Views about the zoom and image quality are generally positive. The performance and portability also get good feedback. There are some mixed reviews about the screen and low light performance, while there are some critical views about the energy efficiency and memory.

usability, portability, performance, image quality, zoom

focus, memory, energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Panasonic DMC-FZ5EG-K is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic DMC-FZ5EG-K

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 37 user reviews of Panasonic DMC-FZ5EG-K from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Reviews about the lens and portability are generally positive. The zoom and image quality are also appreciated, whereas many are critical about the price and durability.

usability, image quality, zoom, portability, lens

reliability, durability, price

92% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic DMC-FZ5EG-K

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 99 user reviews of Panasonic DMC-FZ5EG-K from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. People really like the price and image quality. The performance and usability are also appreciated, whereas the memory and reliability get critical opinions.

portability, usability, performance, image quality, price

reliability, memory

93% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2019

EISA Award - Best Product

Expert review by : EISA (eisa.eu)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ5

 

Small is not only beautiful but also powerful in the case of the Lumix DMC-FZ5. This very compact camera includes a fast 12x Leica zoom lens, which can be used with confidence at its maximum focal length and in low light thanks to Panasonic's Mega OIS ima

Jun, 2005

Expert review by (megapixel.net (en))

Panasonic DMC-FZ5

 

Excellent image quality.Low sensitivity to noise.Excellent stabilizer system.Very little optical distortion.Excellent range of shooting modes.Good ergonomic design.

Only supplied with a 16MB SD card.

Apr, 2005

Expert review by (cameras.co.uk)

Panasonic DMC FZ5

 

Panasonic DMC FZ5 Review. This is a super zoom digital camera. It has five megapixels and a 12 times zoom lens. It is alos one of the first compact digital camera to have image stabilisation.

Excellent value for money ; Picture quality ; More compact than similar models

Small memory card supplied with the camera ; Small LCD screen

"There is a lot to like about the Panasonic DMC FZ5. Picture quality is outstanding for this type of digital camera and it is also smaller and more lightweight than other extended zoom cameras. In terms of value for money I think it is up there with...

Oct, 2005

Expert review by (photoxels.com)

Panasonic FZ5 Review

 

This Panasonic FZ5 Review is based on a production model. All sample images are unretouched, except where specified.

Sep, 2005

Expert review by : Bruce Buckman (digitalartsonline.co.uk)

Lumix DSC-FZ5

 

The first time you pick up the FZ5, its lightweight body feels like it's made out of plastic, especially when you compare it with the more robust and similarly featured Sony CyberShot H1 (reviewed

Fast and powerful zoom lens ; image stabilization and full set of features

Body feels a bit cheap

Image quality is generally good. The lens performs well, with just a touch of barrel distortion at the wide end. Some purple fringing is noticeable in high-contrast areas, but it isn't excessive. Images are sharp, with natural colours. The only major...

Aug, 2005

Expert review by : Tim Caddick (thinkcamera.com)

Review: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ5

 

The FZ5 is an SLR-styled 5 megapixel digital camera with a very generous Leica 12x optical zoom lens, but can it perform well enough to match?...

Leica lens ; Image quality

Manual flash ; Plastic body

In summary, the camera does perform acceptably, but there are other cameras out there which have a better feel and performance in action. If you're going to head into the price range required for interchangeable lenses, there are pricier, but nicer,...

Expert review by : What Digital Camera Magazine (whatdigitalcamera.com)

Review of the Panasonic Lumix FZ5 - Digital SLR Reviews

 

Five megapixel SLR-styled compact featuring a 12x zoom and image stabilisation...

Expert review by : Good Gear Guide.au (goodgearguide.com.au)

Expert Review

 

A competent entry into the 8 megapixel arena.

Very solidly built

Image noise at higher ISO levels

Apr, 2007

Expert review by : Terry Sullivan (pcmag.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ5

 

The FZ5 has some interesting features, but its performance and image quality didn't really impress us.

Long zoom lens. Good color fidelity. Versatile burst mode. Geared toward different skill levels. Decent battery life.

Image quality is just average. Image stabilization doesn't improve images or work well in low light. Electronic viewfinder is very grainy.

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Apr, 2005

Expert review by : Simon Joinson (dpreview.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ5 Review

 

Announced just before PMA in February 2005, the DMC-FZ5 is one of two direct sucessors to the popular (and dpreview Highly Recommended) DMC-FZ3. Like its predecessor the FZ5 sports a Leica-branded DC Vario-Elmarit zoom with a whopping 12x optical range...

Excellent resolution and detail capture - a real improvement on its predecessor Very sharp results (though see below) Good, natural color Superb 12x optical zoom Effective image stabilization Small and light, but well built Comprehensive range of...

Some vignetting and corner softness in macro mode Images slightly over-sharpened Manual exposure setting still a bit awkward No options for converter lenses No manual focus Focus at extreme telephoto sometimes hunts, sometimes misses More noise at ISO...

The DMC-FZ5 solves the only two reservations most people had about its predecessor (the DMC-FZ3); fairly low pixel count and slightly sluggish focus (especially at the long end of the zoom). It also adds a bigger, better screen, slightly better...

Apr, 2005

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