Excerpt: I recently purchased a new DMC-G5 from a private party. I did check actuation's prior to purchasing and it was indeed new. I opted for the G5 over the G6 because I have absolutely no need for wireless. Have you ever tried to send 100 pics to a laptop via wireless? It takes forever!.
Carry these batteries as back ups for picture taking trips.
Harlan Aliment, Amazon
12 January 2015
Summary: Your camera will come with one battery. What do you do when it dies in the middle of taking pictures? What if you are on a vacation, away from home base, no way to recharge? Taking lots of flash pictures at night? Plan ahead and carry at least two extra batteries.
Inferior to OEM, dead in 7 months of light use, no web site for any support, stay away!
8 January 2015
Summary: Don't waste your time or money on this item! Bought one back in June of this year and now some 7 or so months later, it will not hold a charge at all! It does feel lighter than the Panasonic OEM and while it worked initially, the charge was no where near as close to a used OEM one.
Summary: I couldn't be happier. The images are clean and sharp when used with the Sigma 30mm. I intend to buy a good wide angle lens for the camera and use it mostly for travel as I have DSLR's for event and portrait photography.
Summary: I've ended up buying this camera twice, that's how much I like this camera. I switched to an Olympus PL5, which seemed to have a quicker focus and better burst mode. But I hated the feel of the Olympus, it was terrible to hold.
Summary: I purchased this camera, because it is a 16mp machine. I already own an Olympus EPL-3, and can use lenses interchangeably between the two. The images from the Panasonic G5K are marvelous. I can see a distinct difference by using the Olympus lenses on this camera.
Panasonic DMC-G5KBODY 16MP SLR Camera with 3-Inch LCD - Body Only ...
R. Hopkins, Amazon
14 August 2014
Summary: Panasonic G5 camera body is all that it is suppose to be. There is not one thing wrong with these Micro- four thirds cameras. It just was not for me.I would prefer a single lens or a bridge camera body to have for me. Thank you, RandyH.