The product I received wasn't the one that I purchased
Santiago Moral, Amazon
13 October 2013
Summary: I purchased the Panasonic DMC-G5XK with the 14-42 X Power Zoom Lens, as it is showed in the picture. But I received the camera with the 14-42 Zoom Lens, that is much older and lower quality. I contacted with the seller and I have to say that they answered me really quick, offering a partial refund, because it was really difficult for me to return the item. At the end, they refund me 50 dollars.
Summary: I purchased this Lumix G5 as I have been using the FZ-150, a very nice super zoom and wanted to put together a mirrorless system to use for my hiking trips since the gear and tripod would be much smaller and lighter than my Nikon DSLR gear. There is a major flaw for those of us who are into many aspects of photography.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 Various Colors as Promissed? Bigger Body Weather Resistant?
DreamcastExotic "Panasonic Used The Small G3 ..., Amazon
8 September 2012
Summary: its confirmed I called Panasonic directly today 9-11-2012 & theyr canceling their Original G5 Multi Color Offering it will be Typical Plain Jane FLAT BLACK ONLY, :/ #2 also confirmed that they are crippling these cameras of 2012 with a 29 minute video recording Restriction? & Im pi$$ed because i just Sold my loved White G3 at a Great lo$$ in Price & it had no 29min Time Record Block in AVCHD in IT, :/ meanwile iv Just dolled out an $300.00 more over above in buying this...
Summary: I recently got one of these cameras from Amazon and I had read many good things about the G5 in reviews and I wanted one as I currently have a GF6, which is a great camera but it doesn't have a viewfinder and I've been finding shooting into direct sunlight a bit of a pain, as the sun obviously produces strong glare onto the LCD monitor, which makes it difficult to get the correct exposure for shots.
Summary: This is the first digital camera I've bought which has a 'proper' lens and an SLR-type body rather than just a pocket camera, and I was expecting the step up to a more professional camera to have a big impact on photo quality. But I am really disappointed! Even my former pocket-sized Panasonic Lumix produced good photos, so moving to the next range up, and technology that is 5 years advanced compared to my old camera, I expected a major improvement in high definition...
Summary: Panasonic was supposed to have fixed the problem with the G3 in that the ball of your right hand pressed against the controls and you ended up with options appearing in the viewfinder. I believed them to my cost and found the G5 was marginally worse. It drove me to distraction so much that I sold all my Panasonic camera equipment and used the money towards buying a Canon 70D system. Peace and harmony is now restored!
Supposed Brilliant Camera With Several Annoying Problems
G. Shaw "Apple User", Amazon
4 October 2012
Summary: Having used a G1, which worked very well, I decided to upgrade to G5. It has had very good reviews in mags and online. It has produced stunning images, very sharp using 14 - 140mm and 20 mm lenses. The colours seem spot on. I like the touch screen, all my cameras have movable screens, but this is the first touch screen I have used ( apart from my iPhone ). I haven't used all the features yet, but I am getting to grips with them. The menues are easy to use.
Schöne Kamera mit optionalen Kompatibilitäts-Schwächen
U. Wasko "Technik-Nerd", Amazon
15 January 2015
Summary: Ich wollte mir diese Kamera als Alternativkamera (Zweitkamera) zur bestehenden Lumix GM1 kaufen. Dies weil das Blitzlicht der GM1 deutlich unter meinen Erwartungen ist. Habe diese Kamera Lumix G5 (nur Body) gebraucht erworben mit dem Ziel, bestehende Objektive einzusetzen. Diese sind (derzeit): - Panasonic H-FS35100E-S Lumix G Vario Telezoom Objektiv (35-100 mm) - Panasonic Lumix H-FS12032E-S 12-32mm Objektiv für G-Serie Kamera (im Kit mit der GM1 gekommen).