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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ5

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Overall 5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ5

PC Magazine
14 December 2006
  • Conclusion: With average image quality and poor low-light performance, the FZ5 didn't really impress us, despite its fairly rich feature set.
  • Pros: Long zoom lens. Good color fidelity. Versatile burst mode. Geared toward different skill levels. Decent battery life.
  • Cons: 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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DP Review
16 November 2006
  • Conclusion: 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 ergonomics and seems to have almost entirely removed the vignetting problem that plagued FZ3 shots.
  • Pros: 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 controls, Very fast operation, New high speed focus mode feels almost instantaneous - best in class, Well designed menu system, Nice handling and control layout (and improved shutter release position), Easy to use, Brig...
  • Cons: 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 80 than we'd like to see - not a serious issue, Noise reduction at ISO 400 in low light obliterates too much fine detail ('watercolor' look), Low resolution movie mode
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Panasonic FZ5

27 September 2005
  • Summary: While the new Panasonic FZ30 is currently generating the most excitement among enthusiasts, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ5 remains the ultra zoom digital camera with the best bang for the money. It has pretty much everything a beginner to serious amateur photographer could wish for: very good image quality, superb 12x optical zoom with an effective optical image stabilization, flexible exposure control, and very fast operations.
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Dc Resource
7 February 2005
  • Excerpt: Some of the best cameras in 2004 were Panasonic's ultra zoom cameras. Now, for 2005 they are two new models -- the Lumix DMC-FZ4 and DMC-FZ5 -- which replace the DMC-FZ3 as the entry-level model in the group.
  • Pros: Very good photo quality (though see issues below), 12X optical zoom lens (though a little slower than on the FZ3), Optical image stabilization system, Robust performance, especially with a high speed SD card; new focus modes are awesome, Nearly zero purple fringing, Full manual controls (minus focus) plus the ability to fine-tune white balance, AF-assist lamp, Supports filters and third-party conversion lenses, Lens hood/filter adapter included, Good continuous shooti...
  • Cons: Images a little too sharp, leading to "jaggies", Above average redeye, LCD and EVF don't "gain up" in low light, Can't remove memory card while camera is on tripod, A VGA movie mode and manual focus would've been nice, Slowest shutter speed in program and simple modes is 1/4 sec
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Overall 8

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Good Gear Guide.au
10 December 2006
  • Summary: A competent entry into the 8 megapixel arena.
  • Pros: Very solidly built
  • Cons: Image noise at higher ISO levels
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ5

1 April 2005
  • Summary: Available in black or silver, Panasonic's Lumix DMC-FZ5 sports the same Leica 12x optical zoom lens as its successful predecessor, the DMC-FZ20 but, unlike the FZ20, it cannot maintain the f2.8 maximum aperture throughout its full zoom range. With a plastic body that is almost identical to that of the 3-megapixel FZ3, the FZ5 is smaller and roughly 40% lighter and 20% cheaper than the FZ20. The FZ5's body is well made and feels comfortable in the hands. . .
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Žhavá stabilizovaná novinka Panasonic Lumix FZ5 v praxi

3 February 2013
  • Excerpt: EVF zrcadlovka Panasonic Lumix FZ5 láká zákazníky na kombinaci nízké ceny a parametrů vyšší třídy. Má 12x optický zoom se stabilizací a velmi dobrou světelností, rozlišení 5 MPix a mnoho dalších drobností. Soupeří přímo s Konicou Minoltou Z5 a tak jsme si v naší recenzi neodpustili krátké srovnání těchto dvou přístrojů.
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Nemilosrdný duel - Konica Minolta Z5 vs Panasonic FZ5

3 February 2013
  • Excerpt: Nejen podobný název mají digitální fotoaparáty Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z5 a Panasonic Lumix FZ5. U obou čísla značí jejich rozlišení 5 MPix. Oba také mají 12x optický zoom se stabilizací obrazu a velmi příznivou cenu. Jak dopadlo jejich přímé srovnání?
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Overall 8

Expert Review

12 January 2007
  • Excerpt: La generazione dei 5 megapixel dimostrò che la risoluzione già non poteva vendersi come diversivo di una fotocamera. Inserire più pixel non implicava più qualità, e le compagnie decisero di guardare ad altro. La Panasonic lo fece molto prima con la Lumix DMC-FZ1, una fotocamera dotata di superzoom stabilizzato e soltanto di 2 megapixel di risoluzione, e la cui versione più recente è la Lumix DMC-FZ5.
  • Pros: zoom da 432 millimetri equivalenti, massime aperture da f2.8-3.3, stabilizzatore ottico, stupenda qualità di immagine...
  • Cons: manca di bilanciamento del bianco prefissato per luce di tungsteno, la messa fuoco tende a perdersi oltre ai 400 mm...
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Overall 10
Picture quality 8
Ergonomics 9

Test: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ5

CHIP Online
10 November 2006
  • Conclusion: Wer eine sehr schnelle Kamera mit extremer Tele-Brennweite sucht, ist bei der FZ5 an der richtigen Adresse - muss aber bei hoher Empfindlichkeit und schlechtem Licht mit verrauschten Bildern rechnen. Doch dies ist einen Krankheit, unter der die meisten Megazoom-Kameras leiden.
  • Pros: Sehr großer Brennweitenbereich, Sehr kurze Auslöseverzögerung, Schnelle Serienbildfunktion, Leicht zu bedienen
  • Cons: Starkes Bildrauschen bei schlechtem Licht, Abweichungen bei Orange und Ocker
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