Summary: The Panasonic Lumix GF5 is an ideal mirrorless camera for someone wanting to upgrade from a point and shoot, but does not want the heft of a DSLR. Two intelligent auto modes, 14 creative filters, 23 SCN modes ensure that this is meant for the amateur user. Image quality is very good. Placement of the power zoom and manual focussing dials will take some getting used to. Video quality is average at best.
Pros: Speedy AF, Variety of creative filters and Scene modes, Great handling, Good image quality
Cons: Manual focussing notch is not placed ergonomically, Videos tend to record zooming and focussing sound, No hot-shoe