Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5
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  • Sharp EVF.
  • Solid build quality.
  • Improved handling over the G3.


  • Expensive.
  • No mic input.

Expert reviews and ratings

By on

The various additions and upgrades over the G3 essentially put the G5 back in the game as far as enthusiast-level users are concerned, and this is further cemented by the recent arrivals in the Lumix G lens system. It is a very different animal to the...

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The Panasonic G5 clearly suffers from middle child syndrome. It allows for more manual control and has better custom options than Panasonic's GF cameras, but it isn't the well-balanced jack-of-all-trades that the company has in the GH3. Its MSRP unfairly...

By Photo Answers on 80

Features & Build Placing the G5 next to its predecessor, it's immediately clear that there have been a number of changes to the overall design. Despite being only a few millimetres different, it seems Panasonic has decided to beef up the G5 by adding a...

By Good Gear Guide on 80

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....

By Imaging Resource on 100

At the end of the day, Panasonic has taken all the greatest features of the previous G-series Lumix cameras and stepped them up a notch for the G5. It's a great camera

By on 80

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 edges out some other excellent cameras to earn our Editors' Choice award for compact interchangeable lens cameras under...

By Camera Labs on 84

The Panasonic Lumix G5 is a solid upgrade to the earlier Lumix G3 and maintains its position as one of the best value Micro Four Thirds models in the Panasonic line up as well as more generally. The combination of a new 16 Megapixel sensor and...

By Digital Trends on 80

The Lumix G5 is a great camera for those who are ready to go beyond their restrictive point-and-shoot models but aren't ready to commit to a DSLR. It's one of the better Micro Four-Thirds cameras on the market, offering both manual and auto controls....

By Macworld UK on 80

In terms of CSCs, Panasonic has its Lumix GF line up resembling super-sized compacts, plus its G and GH models, which, as with the 16 megapixel Micro Four Thirds system G5 here, appear as if shrunken digital SLRs. The advantage of these slightly...

By camerastuffreviewcom on 69

In 2012, Panasonic celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Lumix series. That is why Panasonic introduces the Panasonic G5 among others: a new mirrorless digital SLR.In our Panasonic G3 test, we have been excited about several characteristics of this...

By Gizmodo on

If youre ready for a higher level of photography than a point-and-shoot can offer, at a relatively low cost, the G5 has a lot going for it. Solid image quality, great lens selection, and a whole lot of manual controls make it a good choice—especially if...

By Steves Digicams on

The Lumix DMC-G5 is the latest in Panasonic's series of Micro Four Thirds cameras, which have followed the Four Thirds format. In short, the Micro Four Thirds sensor is half the size of a full-size SLR sensor. Its 2X crop factor means, for example,...

By CNET Australia on 80

There's nothing fundamentally wrong with the Lumix G5, but with a lack of "wow"-worthy features, it's just another interchangeable lens...

By DigitalPhotographySchool on 80

The G5 is very appealing and, mostly due to its small size, would appeal to the ambitious and photographically aware traveller. Available in silver and black.

By on 100

The Lumix G5's 3in rear touchscreen and electronic viewfinder are both super-sharp, but they also suffer from a spot of distracting picture noise. As we've come to expect, a sensor switches on the EVF when you put your eye to...

By Photo Review Australia on 88

Panasonic's new Lumix DMC-G5 is the ninth model in the G-Micro series and replaces the G3 as the flagship in the line-up. The G3 will continue to be available, at least for the foreseeable future, with a price tag that's about $190 lower than the G5's....

By Pocket-lint on 80

The G5 is the most hybrid-like mashup of a compact and DSLR-like camera that we’ve yet seen. There’s lots to like: image quality is decent, controls are never far away, the touchscreen LCD is responsive and power zoom lenses can now be controlled from...

By DigitalVersus on 80

The Panasonic Lumix G5 is a real "mini-SLR" kind of a camera, with a good design, practical handling and plenty of controls. The electronic shutter is very handy when you want to shoot unnoticed and image quality is good in both photo and video modes....

By AmateurPhotographer on 82

The plethora of available lenses is a benefit to this system, and there are some stunning primes available that really get the best from the G5.

By CNET UK on 70

The excellent Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 produces consistently high-quality output and joins an ever-expanding range of lenses and companion models. It's a joy to use, but the price is high, particularly when compared to mainstream dSLRs. The score...