Conclusion: 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. For casual photographers moving into this space, they may feel intimidated by the multiple buttons and options at hand, but after some use they should feel more comfortable experimenting with the settings.
Pros: Excellent build quality, Loaded with features designed with novices in mind, Intelligent Auto mode effective, DSLR-like operation, Fast autofocus, and good image quality
Cons: The compact size may not fit well with larger hands, Touchscreen isn’t as responsive as it should be in the age of smartphones, Zoom ring on included lens a bit stiff to turn
Summary: The Panasonic Lumix G5 a great value mirrorless system camera which makes a number of improvements over its predecessor, the G3. The new G5 inherits the mini DSLR styling of the G3 with its fully articulated screen and electronic viewfinder and adds 1080p full HD video recording, 6fps full resolution continuous shooting and a new HDR composite mode. All these improvements are made possible by a new 16 Megapixel sensor and redesigned Venus Engine processor.
Summary: The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 remains a more DSLR-like experience to use than most current compact system camera models. The improvements to the sensor and processing engine enable an impressive performance and show that a smaller-format sensor can compete against APS-C models. The handling of noise is extremely impressive, allowing critical shooting up to ISO 3200 and the retention of high levels of detail even at ISO 12,800.
This is a small Micro Four Thirds camera that can take different lenses and offers very good image quality
Good Gear Guide.au
10 November 2012
Summary: 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.
Pros: Crisp and clear image quality, Quick overall performance, Lots of features to play with
Cons: Physical controls could be a little better, What you see on the screen is not always what is captured
Summary: The Lumix DMC-G5 sits between the G3 and GH3 in Panasonic’s mini DSLR-styled compact system camera range for those preferring a traditional feel. Read our Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 review to find out more.
Excerpt: 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 deeper rubberised hand grip and more prominent rear thumb-rest that provides far more purchase than the previous model, making it look and feel more like a D-SLR.
Recensione: Panasonic G5, un modello che dovrebbe offrire di più
22 December 2012
Excerpt: Uno dei pochi aspetti sottotono della Panasonic G3 ( recensione ) ci è sembrata l'ergonomia. Dopo l'ottima G2, che riprendeva interamente il progetto della GH2 con caratteristiche meno performanti, la casa nipponica porta bandiera del Micro Quattro Terzi ha deciso di puntare tutto sulla riduzione dei volumi. Si è così ottenuta una fotocamera per molti aspetti eccellente ma con un'impugnatura un po' sacrificata e tasti non troppo comodi.
Excerpt: A Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 faz parte da nova família de câmeras de terceira geração (=sem espelho ou DSLM) da fabricante japonesa com o padrão Micro Four Thirds. É um modelo de entrada, mas que consegue produzir resultados incríveis, incluindo vídeos em alta definição de excelente qualidade. Tem seu porém: você vai precisar de outra lente mais luminosa. A G5 também marca a volta das câmeras DSLM da Panasonic ao mercado brasileiro.