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Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 691 reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People are impressed by the image quality and price. The portability and performance also get good opinions, but the exposure and battery get mixed opinions. There are some critical comments about the contrast.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 86 user reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the price and image quality. The performance and usability are also appreciated, but many are negative about the exposure and battery.

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97% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 295 user reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. People really like the performance and image quality. The portability and price are also appreciated, but opinions about the shutter and focus are mixed.

usability, price, portability, image quality, performance

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

Jul, 2019

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

 

Panny's latest compact system camera is the most complete G-series model we've yet seen.

Solid build quality, Improved handling over the G3, Impressive image quality

Touch-screen could still be improved, Launch price a bit expensive

Aug, 2012

Expert review by (t3.com)

Panasonic Lumix G5 review

 

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 is a compact system camera resembling a DSLR

Swivel and tilt rear LCD ; High-res EVF ; Great at video and stills

Not very compact ; Cost as much as a DSLR

Expert review by : Stuff.tv (stuff.tv)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 review

 

Panasonic has been trying to catch up with the autofocus speeds of its Micro Four Thirds competitors so we took its latest snapper, the 16MP Lumix G5, for a spin – with a 14-42mm X Vario lens in tow. Here's how we got on...

Fast autofocus, Excellent manual controls, Smooth video

Sluggish touchscreen, Loses detail at high ISO settings

Sep, 2012

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

Panasonic Lumix G5

 

Panasonic's latest G5 compact system camera shows that the company's power zoom lenses are here to say. Why? Because the camera now has a compact-esque zoom toggle, though there's also the option to use more traditional twist-zoom or focus lenses too....

Fast autofocus, touchscreen responsiveness, decent image quality, detailed electronic viewfinder, body-based zoom toggle to control power zoom lenses

Continuous autofocus still not quite there, power zoom lenses won’t suit all, power zoom also adds to price, little image quality improvement compared to G3, high ISO performance won’t see off the APS-C sensor competition

When compact system cameras first hit the shelves it was hard to know what to call them. The term "hybrid" was banded about for a while, but was never quite the accurate fit. The G5, however, marries together DSLR-like features with some more...

Sep, 2012

Expert review by : Hunter Skipworth (pocket-lint.com)

Hands-on: Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 review - Pocket-lint

 

Panasonic made quite a splash in the digital camera world when it launched the digital mirrorless camera in 2008. Since the arrival of the DMC-G1 there

Jul, 2012

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (techadvisor.co.uk)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 review

 

One of our criticisms of the G3 was that it didn't have a sensor that could detect when you were using the EVF and switch off the LCD screen automatically — you had to press the EVF/LCD button. On the G5, a sensor has been added so that you don't have...

This is a great model to choose if you're after a small-ish camera that can take different lenses. Importantly, it has the ability to capture very clear images, and it's quite user friendly overall.

Feb, 2013

Expert review by : Amateur Photographer (amateurphotographer.co.uk)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 review

 

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 remains a more DSLR-like experience to use than most current compact system camera models. The improvements to the sensor and processing engine enable an impressive performance and show that a smaller-format sensor can...

Apr, 2014

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (macworld.co.uk)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 review

 

The Lumix DMC-G5 sits between the G3 and GH3 in Panasonic's mini DSLR-styled compact system camera range for those preferring a traditional feel

Eye sensor activated EVF, large firm handgrip, as well suited to shooting video as it is stills via Power Zoom and creative flexibility of tilt and swivel LCD, feature packed spec list won’t disappoint

Mechanised power zoom may not be to the tastes of existing DSLR users (but lens can be swapped), some loss of focus towards frame edges at maximum wide angle if nitpicking

With 320 shots from a full charge the G5 mostly delivers sharp colour rich images, if we did notice some focus fall off towards the very frame edges at maximum wide angle. Otherwise this is a nigh all-encompassing step up option.

Nov, 2012

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

Panasonic Lumix G5 review

 

While it may have a bit of a fight on its hands to tempt people away from the safer option of a DSLR, the G5 has a lot to offer those willing to try something a little less traditional. The build-quality is as good as its rivals, if not better in some...

Aug, 2012

Expert review by (ephotozine.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 DSLM Review

 

Joshua Waller reviews the brand new Panasonic Lumix G5 - the latest Micro Four Thirds camera from Panasonic.

Excellent image quality; EVF with eye-detection sensor; Electronic shutter for silent operation; 6fps continuous shooting; Improved handling and controls; Improved menu system; Improved battery life; New zoom lever / exposure control; Electronic level

Standard shutter quite loud

Jul, 2012

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