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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 131 reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5. 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. Reviewers really like the image quality and screen. The usability and performance also get good reviews. The price and size get mixed comments, and there are some critical opinions about the battery.

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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-GM5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the size and screen are overall positive. The usability and performance also get good reviews, whereas there are some mixed reviews about the image quality.

portability, performance, usability, screen, size

89% 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-GM5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 user reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 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. Comments about the image quality and viewfinder are on the whole positive. The usability and performance are also appreciated. There are some mixed comments about the size. Some have doubts about the battery and price.

portability, performance, usability, viewfinder, image quality

price, battery

95% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Expert review by : TrustedReviews (trustedreviews.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5

 

A tiny compact system camera that comes up short

Good image quality thanks to MFT sensor ; Tiny body

Poor battery life ; Fiddly controls ; No 4K video

It’s an improvement, but unfortunately not a particularly drastic one. We still found the DMC-GM5 quite cramped in use, especially when trying to compose through the EVF. There just isn’t enough room, and as an interchangeable-lens camera it can’t rely...

Nov, 2014

Expert review by (t3.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 review

 

Panasonic's newest miniature CSC adds viewfinder plus accessory shoe

Compact sized body ; Eye level viewfinder ; Ability to expand with hotshoe

So-so battery life ; Fixed rear LCD display ; flash facility not built in

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

Panasonic Lumix GM5 review: Mini system camera has high-end compacts in its sights

 

Panasonic rules the roost when it comes to dinky compact system cameras, with 2013's Lumix GM1 establishing a strong position in the market. The Panasonic Lumix GM5 is an interesting and accomplished system camera, but while the GM1 arrived at a time...

Small and lightweight design, fast autofocus (including pinpoint mode), good overall image quality, better materials choice than GM1

Viewfinder scale, poor battery life, JPEG processing can be overzealous, GX7 similarities and improving high-end compacts pose questions

The Panasonic Lumix GM5 is an interesting and accomplished system camera, but while the GM1 arrived at a time when it could slot into the market and outshine many high-end compacts, the more tech-laden GM5 exists in a different context. The advance of...

Jan, 2015

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

Hands-on: Panasonic Lumix GM5 review - Pocket-lint

 

Last year we were treated by the Lumix GM1, an interchangeable lens camera that, in many respects, was small enough and packed with all the goodies to

Sep, 2014

Expert review by : Amy Davies (techradar.com)

Panasonic Lumix GM5 review

 

Panasonic's tiny CSC has the imaging power of a full-size compact system camera

Tiny body ; Touch sensitive screen ; Electronic viewfinder ; Wi-Fi connectivity ; Excellent range of digital filters

No NFC ; Touchscreen sometimes a little over sensitive ; Fixed screen

Superb image quality from a fantastic feat of camera engineering - perhaps the ultimate carry everywhere camera.

Nov, 2014

Expert review by : Ben Pitt (expertreviews.co.uk)

Panasonic GM5 review

 

The Panasonic GM5 is small and charming, but there's some stiff competition at this price.

Mar, 2015

Expert review by (tipa.com)

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GM5

 

Measuring a mere 59.5mm high (2.34 inches) by 98.5mm wide (3.88 inches), the 211gm (0.46 lb) Panasonic DMC-GM5 is a very compact and highly portable Micro Four-Thirds CSC. The camera’s Live View finder has 100% coverage and contains 1.16M RGB dots; its...

Expert review by : photoxels (photoxels.com)

Panasonic Lumix GM5 Review @ Photoxels

 

Just Posted! Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 Review The Panasonic Lumix GM5 is ultra compact but accepts interchangeable lenses on a Micro Four Thirds mount, and delivers excellent DSLR-level image quality…

If you are looking for a small interchangeable lens camera for everyday use or street photography, the

Dec, 2014

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Expert review by : Joshua Waller (ephotozine.com)

Panasonic Lumix GM5 Full Review

 

Read our full review of the new Panasonic Lumix GM5, the smallest Micro Four Thirds camera available with a built in electronic viewfinder.

Built in EVF ; Very good noise performance ; Fast focus and shutter response ; Good touch screen ; Excellent image quality ; Excellent remote control Wi-Fi app ; Extremely small Micro Four Thirds camera body ; Small lenses available ; Quiet mechanical...

Macro performance of 12-32mm lens is disappointing ; Short battery life

The Panasonic Lumix GM5 is priced at £699 with 12-32mm kit lens, which makes it quite expensive for a mirrorless camera, and it's designed to compete with other premium compact cameras, such as the Sony Cyber-shot RX100 III , with 1inch sensor,...

Oct, 2014

Expert review by (photoanswers.co.uk)

Panasonic GM5

 

Panasonic has been in the Compact System Camera (CSC) game since the very beginning. The brand has released many models with the Micro Four Thirds mount to allow cameras and lenses to sport small dimensions while still producing quality imagery. The...

The GM5 is a fun camera that not only looks great, but is also small and lightweight enough to fit in your pocket or pack into the daysack when you head off on holiday. With a robust build quality, your investment of £649 is likely to stand the test of...

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