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Compact system cameras are still a tough sell for the American buying public. With prices that come close to those of low-end DSLRs, it's no surprise that it's been slow going for the Micro Four Thirds standard. Even though cameras like the OM-D and our best-of-year Panasonic GH3 are making a strong case for why smaller sensors can be compelling, DSLRs still seem to have most of the mindshare. Maybe we can chalk it up to aesthetics—consumers who want something better than a cell phone or a point-and-shoot will likely gravitate towards the camera that’s more professional-looking. Panasonic's Lumix DMC-G5 is stuck somewhere in the middle. It sports a 16-megapixel sensor, a pivoting touchscreen, and a viewfinder (not to mention a built-in flash). It shoots 1080/60p AVCHD video and is compatible with some excellent lenses. And we found out in our lab and out in the field, it's no slouch when snapping photos. But, with an MSRP of $699.99, it’s not so clear who this camera is made for. This camera has a nicely shaped grip protruding from its right side with a bunch of well-spaced function buttons easily reachable with the thumb and forefinger.
The Panasonic Lumix G5 is a DSLR-like compact system camera featuring a new 16 megapixel image sensor, 3-inch free-angle LCD screen, redesigned grip and integrated electronic viewfinder. It also offers a touchscreen interface, fast 0.18 second auto-focusing, 6fps burst shooting, ISO range of 160-12,800, Venus Engine VII FHD processing engine, Full HD 1080/50p videos, mechanical and silent electronic shutters, a new Function Lever, an eye proximity sensor, level gauge and an extensive range of Photo Style and Creative Control filters. The Panasonic Lumix G5 will be available in black or silver from mid-August for £599 body only, £699 with the 14-42mm Mega O.I.S. lens, £829 with the 14-42mm X power zoom and £879 with both the 14-42mm Mega O.I.S. lens and the 45-150mm telezoom. The Panasonic Lumix G5 is a little larger and heavier than the G3 model that it follows, measuring 119.9 x 83.2 x 70.8mm and weighing 346g, largely due to the much bigger handgrip that makes the camera easier to hold firmly.
The Panasonic Lumix G5 is a 16 Megapixel mirrorless compact system camera based on the Micro Four Thirds standard which Panasonic co-developed with Olympus. Panasonic now refers to mirrorless system cameras as DSLMs, or Digital Single Lens Mirrorless, but we're sticking with the term compact system cameras for now. Announced in July 2012, the G5 is the successor to the Lumix G3, and in case you were wondering, there was no G4, Panasonic having skipped the number for tetraphobic reasons (it's considered unlucky in some Asian countries). Like the G3 the new model features 16 Megapixels, athough this is a newly designed sensor with improved high ISO noise performance and, paired with a redesigned Venus Engine processor, delivers a maximum ISO sensitivity of 12800 ISO. The new sensor and processor also provide improvements in video, with a new 1080p50/60 mode. High speed burst shooting also gets a boost to 6fps at full resolution. The fully-articulated touch-screen remains, but the resolution has been doubled to 920k pixels and you can now cleverly use the screen like a track pad to set the AF area while composing with the electronic viewfinder.
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 ($799.99 direct with lens) is the latest in Panasonic's line of SLR-styled Micro Four Thirds camera bodies. The 16-megapixel shooter looks and handles a lot like a scaled-down D-SLR. It has an extremely sharp eye-level EVF, a vari-angle touch-sensitive LCD, shoots at 5.3 frames per second, and shoots excellent photos through ISO 6400. It's not without its flaws—even though it records 1080p60 video there is no external microphone input, and its kit lens is just a tad soft at its widest setting. Its pros outweigh its cons, earning the camera a 4.5 star rating and our Editors' Choice award for compact interchangeable lens cameras under $1,000. If the $800 asking price is too big of a pill to swallow, the previous winner, the Sony Alpha NEX-F3, is still an excellent camera and is currently selling for less than its original $600 asking price. Design and FeaturesThe G5 looks like someone took a typical D-SLR and put it in front of Rick Moranis's shrink ray. The handgrip, eye-level viewfinder, and physical control buttons are all arranged just like they would be on an SLR—but it measures just 3.3 by 4.7 by 2.8 inches and weighs only 12.2 ounces without a lens.
Panasonic's Lumix DMC-G5K offers DSLR image quality in a more compact body, with an intuitive interface that makes it advanced features more approachable to novices.Based on looks alone, Panasonic's Lumix DMC-G5 resembles any compact DSLR on the market. It has the familiar DSLR shape with a lens barrel, right-hand grip, and sturdy build. But take one into your hands and you'll notice that the small size and lighter weight makes it anything but a traditional SLR. As part of Panasonic's G-series line of Micro Four-Thirds mirrorless, interchangeable-lens cameras, the G5 walks in the same footsteps as the original G1, announced back in 2008. The G5 is the ideal shooter for those wanting to step up from a compact digicam, but not fully prepared to enter the DSLR segment. It has the flexibility, optical quality, and prowess of an entry-level DSLR, but is designed to operate like a fully automated camera with a touchscreen LCD. And that's not a bad thing. For our review, Panasonic provided us with the DMC-G5K, a kit that includes the G5 body and a Lumix 14-42mm interchangeable lens (H-FS014042). The G5 is available in black, white, and silver.
While the G3 was leaning towards a compact camera, Panasonic's G5 brings the G series firmly back into "mini-SLR" territory with a real grip handle and a good smattering of buttons. But the biggest change in the Lumix G5 is on the inside, as it's the first micro four-thirds camera that can take photos with no mechanical movement and therefore in silence. In terms of design and handling, the G5 looks like a closer descendent of the G2 than the more recent G3. A proper grip handle has reappeared, crowned with a shutter-release button that can be easily accessed without you needing to bend your index finger right the way up to the top of the camera body. The camera also feels a bit higher-end—a bit more advanced—thanks to an increased selection of physical controls including a new switch-type control (see inset), an exposure correction button and a presence detector that automatically switches between the screen and the viewfinder. The LVF/LCD button can be recycled for use as an extra function button—so, in total, the G5 has three customisable physical buttons and two onscreen buttons that can be programmed for direct access to five settings of your choice.
The Lumix DMC-G5 marks something of a rebrand. Up until now, Panasonic had called cameras with interchangeable lenses 'compact system cameras', or CSCs. It was a term picked up by the rest of the industry that stuck. With the launch of the G5 though, it's looking to change all that, and in recognition of the fact that these cameras share more in common with a dSLR than a compact, it's starting to use the term dSLM, or 'digital single lens mirrorless'.You can pick up the G5, body-only, for £600, and for around £100 more you'll get a manual zoom lens. If you want it with the 14-42mm powered zoom lens, as reviewed here, it's yours for £800. This is one of the most dSLR-like compacts I've used. It's larger than CSC siblings like the Lumix DMC-GF5 and GX1. But while you won't be slipping it into a pocket, it still feels fairly light and very well balanced, with a chunky battery wedge at one end providing good grip and the powered kit lens adding just 1 inch to its overall depth when shut down. The G5 shares much in common with a dSLR, including a larger sensor, but it has no internal mirror.
As the first company to introduce a compact system camera, Panasonic has led the way in terms of innovation in this sector of the market. The latest Micro Four Thirds camera introduced into the fold is the Panasonic G5, which it believes to be one of its best cameras to date. Of course, a lot has changed since 2008, and now only Canon has so far declined to join the market. Panasonic shares the Micro Four Thirds format with Olympus, and, as it has been established the longest, it currently has the largest lens range (if you exclude the Nikon J1/V1 which can be used with F-mount lenses via an adapter).The Panasonic G5 is an addition to its G line-up of compact system cameras (CSCs), rather than a straight replacement for the G3 (read our Panasonic G3 review). The company says it has identified a gap in the market for the G5, which includes a number of improvements over the one-year old G3. Features Featuring a newly designed 16 million pixel digital sensor and the latest Venus Engine VII processor, Panasonic promises that this combination in the G5 delivers images which are cleaner and freer of noise than seen before on a G series camera.
Panasonic is back with another G-series Micro Four Thirds mirrorless system camera. The Lumix G5 is an update to last year’s G3, sticking with largely the same formula with some incremental but noteworthy improvements. Spec-boosts include an updated 16-megapixel Four Thirds MOS sensor, 6fps burst shooting, ISO up to 12800 at full-resolution, an even smaller body, a 920,000-pixel articulating LCD, 1080/60p video, a third Fn button and Fn lever, and faster, more accurate autofocus. We spent some time with a pre-production G5 at a briefing last month. Read on for our first impressions. The G5 will come in black, silver, and white bodies. Availability and pricing have yet to officially be announced, but Panasonic told us in a briefing that they expect the G5 kit (including a standard 14-42mm zoom lens) to cost $799 at launch—up from the G3’s $699 MSRP. The Panasonic G5 is a gently reworked version of its predecessor, the G3, which was a gently reworked version of the G2 and G1 before it. This year, the body is slightly smaller, the screen is higher-res and has a few more buttons, but the design should look familiar. It’s a DSLR-style mirrorless body, with a sizable right-hand grip (actually more prominent than the G3’s) and eye-level electronic viewfinder—too big for any pocket, especially with the lens attached, though considerably more compact than, say, a Canon or Nikon DSLR in the same price range.
This year marks the 10th anniversary of Panasonic's Lumix digital camera brand which makes it an appropriate year for launching some exciting new products. One of those is the Panasonic Lumix G5, the ninth model in the G-series which introduced the world to the Micro Four Thirds standard and mirrorless system cameras in the shape of the DMC-G1, in 2008. With its electronic viewfinder and SLR-like form factor the G5 is arguably the most direct competitor to 'traditional' entry-level SLRs in the current Lumix lineup. It sits above the simpler GF5 and below the top-of-the-line and enthusiast models GH2 and GX1. Under the hood, the G5's 'newly developed' 16MP Live MOS sensor is what Panasonic calls a 'digital sensor' with some of the processing happening on the chip itself. In theory this translates into improved high-ISO performance which is very welcome news, the more so because the G5's maximum ISO setting has been increased to 12,800. The continuous shooting rate has also been bumped up compared to the DMC-G3, from 4 to 6 frames per second, but almost certainly more important to most users is the increase in resolution for the touch-sensitive rear LCD, from 460,000 to 920,000 dots.
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