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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ5
4.5 out of 10

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ5

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Expert Review

DP Review
21 July 2007
  • 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).
  • 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 spee...
  • 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 seriou...
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Overall 5
5.0

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ5

PC Magazine
15 July 2007
  • 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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Panasonic FZ5

Photoxels
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.
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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. New features on these two models compared to the "old" FZ3 include:
  • 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 fo...
  • 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
8.3
Value for money 9
9.0
Features 8
8.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Photo quality 9
9.0
Build quality 8
8.0
Color and saturation 8
8.0

Panasonic DMC FZ5

Cameras
8 August 2014
  • Conclusion: There is a lot to like about the Panasonic DMC FZ5. Picture quality is outstanding for this type of digital camera and it is also smaller and more lightweight than other extended zoom cameras. In terms of value for money I think it is up there with the best of them.
  • Pros: Excellent value for money, Picture quality, More compact than similar models
  • Cons: Small memory card supplied with the camera, Small LCD screen
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

Good Gear Guide.au
8 September 2007
  • Summary: A competent entry into the 8 megapixel arena.
  • Pros: Very solidly built
  • Cons: Image noise at higher ISO levels
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Žhavá stabilizovaná novinka Panasonic Lumix FZ5 v praxi

Fotografovani.cz
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.
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Nemilosrdný duel - Konica Minolta Z5 vs Panasonic FZ5

Fotografovani.cz
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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Kipróbáltuk: Panasonic DMC-FZ5

Pixinfo
20 August 2007
  • Summary: A Panasonic ultrazoom fényképezőgépei már-már legendásak. Az FZ sorozatban 3 Mpixeltől jelenleg 5 Mpixelig találunk fényképezőgépeket 12x-es átfogású Leica objektívvel, ráadásul a bemozdulás elkerülésére optikai stabilizátor is került az objektívbe.
  • Pros: Optikai stabilizátor, 12x-es átfogású optika, Gyári szűrőadapter és napellenző, Jó részletgazdagság, Igen kicsi peremsötétedés, Veszteségmentes TIFF formátum támogatása, Könnyű gép (bár embere válogatja, hogy ez kinek előny, vagy hátrány), Jó minőségű LCD és EVF, Élő- és lejátszás hisztogram, Kié...
  • Cons: Műanyag kialakítás, "műanyag érzés", ISO100-nál nagyobb érzékenységnél a zajszűrés miatt néhol részletvesztés, illetve homogén felületek mosottsága észlelhető, Kézi élességállítás hiányzik, Makró módban nincs kézi rekesz ill. záridő állítás, Jelentős torzítás nagylátószögű makrózásnál, Kiégett ré...
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Overall 10
10

Test: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ5

CHIP Online
18 July 2007
  • 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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