Summary: Panasonic has been trying to catch up with the autofocus speeds of its Micro Four Thirds competitors so we took its latest snapper, the 16MP Lumix G5, for a spin – with a 14-42mm X Vario lens in tow. Here's how we got on...
Pros: Fast autofocus, Excellent manual controls, Smooth video
Cons: Sluggish touchscreen, Loses detail at high ISO settings
Summary: Buy this camera if : - You want a compact, SLR-like camera with straightforward controls and logical, easy-to-use menus. - You would enjoy touch screen controls. - You’re interested in shooting raw files. - You want to shoot Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) video with good audio quality.
Pros: You want a compact, SLR-like camera with straightforward controls and logical, easy-to-use menus., You would enjoy touch screen controls., You’re interested in shooting raw files., You want to shoot Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) video with good audio quality. Buy this camera if :, You want a compa...
Cons: You aren't prepared to explore its capabilities., You need a pocketable camera., You only shoot JPEG images. Don’t buy this camera if:, You aren't prepared to explore its capabilities., You need a pocketable camera., You only shoot JPEG images.
Excerpt: and is tested with the compact Lumix G Vario X 14-42mm power zoom lens. Panasonic say that their cameras shouldn't be called mirrorless or compact system cameras (CSCs), but should instead be called Digital Single Lens Mirrorless (DSLM) cameras.
Pros: Excellent image quality, EVF with eye-detection sensor, Electronic shutter for silent operation, 6fps continuous shooting, Improved handling and controls, Improved menu system, Improved battery life, New zoom lever / exposure control, Electronic level
Cons: Compact 14-42mm Vario X lens not the strongest performer, Panoramic mode would be nice, Standard shutter quite loud
Conclusion: Panasonic hat mit der G5 eine gute Systemkamera besser gemacht. Die Fotos der G5 rauschen weniger stark als bei der G3 und hinterlassen einen insgesamt sehr guten Eindruck. Die Ausstattung bietet alle wesentlichen Elemente für bequemes Fotografieren mit der Automatik oder für manuelle Einstellungen.
Pros: Verbessertes Gehäusedesign, Schwenkbares, scharfes Touchscreen-Display, Wenig Bildrauschen
Cons: Keine manuelle Blendenvorwahl im Videomodus, Schwacher Blitz