Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5
80
Based on 30 scores, 60 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    6
  • Good:
    16
  • Average:
    6
  • Bad:
    2

Pros:

  • Compact size.
  • Impressive screen.
  • Good touchscreen implementation.

Cons:

  • Lack of viewfinder or accessory compatibility.
  • Incremental advances on its predecessor.

Expert reviews and ratings

By mobilephonereviewss.com on

The Panasonic Lumix GF5 is an ideal mirrorless camera for someone wanting to upgrade from a point and shoot, but does not want the heft of a DSLR. Two intelligent auto modes, 14 creative filters, 23 SCN modes ensure that this is meant for the amateur...

By Photo Answers on 80

Street price: £499 (with 14-42mm lens) Effective resolution: 12.1MP Sensor type: Live MOS ISO range: 160-12,800 (extended) Lens mount: Micro Four Thirds File format: RAW, JPEG and MPO (when attaching 3D lens in Micro Four Thirds standard) Card...

By PC Advisor on 70

The next updates, in the GF2 and GF3, cut down the camera's size considerably, albeit by sacrificing simple dial-and-button controls. The latest model, the LUMIX DMC-GF5, is a further evolution of the GF3, with a super-basic control scheme, a reasonably...

By Good Gear Guide on 70

Panasonic’s LUMIX GF5 completes the GF-series’ transition from compact enthusiast to super-compact point-and-shoot mirrorless camera. It’s simple, newbie-friendly, and seriously small -- but anyone looking for manual control should opt for the GX1...

By The Imaging Resource on

Thanks to the pairing of compact size and the flexibility of an interchangeable lens mount, mirrorless cameras have become increasingly popular over the last few years. If you pair the Panasonic GF5 with its Power Zoom kit lens, and place it alongside...

By DPexpert on

REVIEW—PANASONIC LUMIX GF5] by terry on 18 October 2012 PANASONIC LUMIX GF5 Price: $700 with 14-42mm lens Smart alternative to a compact THE LOW-DOWN: This camera with a 12 megapixel sensor is Panasonic’s latest entry model in its micro-four thirds...

By Sydney Morning Herald on

DateOctober 18, 2012 Read later This camera, with a 12-megapixel sensor, is Panasonic's latest entry model in its micro four thirds interchangeable lens range. It is intended to appeal to customers wanting better image quality from a fully...

By Computeractive on

Compact cameras with interchangeable lenses are perfect for people who want DSLR quality without the bulk and complexity. They aren't cheap, however, and although they're smaller than DSLRs, most of them are still too big for anything but the roomiest...

By Digital Photography School on

The G5 slid out of the review basket just as this baby fell in!Talk about comparing apples with oranges. More like comparing melons with mandarins. Or, sizewise, potatoes with peas.Incredibly tiny, even for a mirrorless digicam, the review DMC-GF5...

By Expert Reviews on 60

Impressively small and light, but the slim lens raises the price too much for what is ultimately a point-and-shoot...

By CNET Australia on 83

As an entry point to the world of ILCs, the Lumix GF5 is a nifty little performer. Just don't expect to be able to make the most of its manual controls in a timely...

By cnet on 70

With capable, speedy performance, and a friendly but powerful interface, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 is a good choice for people looking to upgrade from a...

By DigitalVersus on 80

The GF5 is a nice update of Panasonic's GF3. Handling has improved thanks to the reworked interface, and picture quality has been enhanced at high-sensitivity settings. All in all, the Lumix GF5 is a pleasant and consistent camera to use. There are...

By ePHOTOzine on 90

The Panasonic Lumix GF5 is a worthwhile upgrade, resolving a number of our original complaints about the GF3, and the addition of improved effects, menus systems, and built in scene modes with guides for beginners are a useful addition for beginners....

By CNET UK on 100

The compact semi-pro Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 exceeded my expectations. It does a great job of rendering a high level of detail under all lighting conditions and its low light performance is particularly impressive. With a wide range of lenses, it...

By What Digital Camera on 89

While the GF5's improvements over its predecessor are minimal, this isn't necessarily a bad thing, especially when you consider that the GF3 was an award-winning model. The GF5 continues to embody the true meaning of what it is to be a Compact System...

By tbreak.ae on 80

All things considered, don’t get me wrong – the Panasonic Lumix GF5 is a very strong camera that will make a dent in the market if it hasn’t already. It has excellent image quality and low light performance that even with the problems mentioned above...

By Amateur Photographer on 83

Although Panasonic has made just a handful of changes to the Lumix DMC-GF5 over the GF3, they are improvements. However, the changes arent significant enough to warrant GF3 users to upgrade their camera. While higher-resolution compact system cameras...

By TechRadar AU on 80

Buying Guide Best DSLR: top cameras by price and brand Overall, the Panasonic Lumix GF5 is very good. Panasonic has done a great job at building a camera that will appeal very strongly to those looking to step up from compact or bridge models, while...

By T3 Magazine on 80

Looking for a way to improve your photo taking beyond merely pointing and shooting with that smartphone or pocket cam? Easing us gently into the world of interchangeable lens cameras with physically larger sensors – both features promoting better image...