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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 132 reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People really like the image quality and screen. The usability and performance are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the battery. The price and size get mixed comments.

portability, performance, usability, screen, image quality

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the size and screen are generally positive. The usability and performance also get good feedback. Reviews are divided on the image quality.

portability, performance, usability, screen, size

89% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic DMC-GM5LEB-K Compact System Camera - Black (LEICA DG SUMMILUX 15mm Lens)Panasonic DMC-GM5LEB-K Compact System Camera - Black (LEICA DG SUMMILUX 15mm Lens)

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 user reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the image quality and viewfinder. The usability and performance also get good feedback. Opinions are divided on the size, and some have doubts about the battery and price.

portability, performance, usability, viewfinder, image quality

price, battery

95% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 Compact System CameraPanasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 Compact System Camera

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Elias Plastiras (goodgearguide.com.au)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 interchangeable lens camera

 

A small camera that can take different lenses using a standard Micro Four Thirds mount

Fits in a pocket when certain small lenses are attached ; Uses standard lens mount ; Manual controls ; Built-in EVF

Small size can lead to cramped user comfort ; Big lenses won't allow you to carry it in your pocket

Mar, 2015

Expert review by : Elias Plastiras (pcworld.idg.com.au)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 interchangeable lens camera

 

A small camera that can take different lenses using a standard Micro Four Thirds mount

Fits in a pocket when certain small lenses are attached ; Uses standard lens mount ; Manual controls ; Built-in EVF

Small size can lead to cramped user comfort ; Big lenses won't allow you to carry it in your pocket

Mar, 2015

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com.au)

The $900 Panasonic Lumix GM5 remains still a small but pricey ILC, now with EVF

 

Panasonic's most compact interchangeable-lens camera line -- the pint-sized GM series -- gets a refresh with the new Lumix DMC-GM5, which replaces the GM1. In the US it will generally come only in the kit version with the small 12-32mm lens and runs a...

I think I've said before that some miniaturization just isn't worth it. The GM5 may turn out to be a great camera, but it's relatively expensive for what you get. For example, the Sony A6000 is now cheaper than the GM5 will launch at, and it's not...

Sep, 2014

Expert review by : Stephen Fenech (techguide.com.au)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 digital camera review - tiny but mighty

 

Let's be clear. I'm not a small camera kind of guy. I'm the guy who sprints 200m up a steep hill laden with three DSLR bodies and long lenses to get a King of the Mountain finish line shot. That's a working day for me. So if you hand me a...

Jan, 2015

Expert review by (photoreview.com.au)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5

 

Panasonic adds a built-in EVF with 1.166 million dots to its ultra-compact M4/3 CSC and replaces the built-in flash with a separate flashgun.

Photographers looking for a take-everywhere camera should give the GM5 kit serious consideration, particularly if they already own a Panasonic M4/3 system. The same applies to digicam owners looking to upgrade to an interchangeable-lens camera,...

Nov, 2014

Expert review by : Stephen Fenech (techguide.com.au)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 digital camera review – tiny but mighty

 

PROS: Compact, wi-fi onboard, delivers crisp images

Compact, wi-fi onboard, delivers crisp images

Small buttons, disappointing battery life, tiny viewfinder

If you are a casual snapper who just wants to share images via the web and wants the tiniest shooter that can live in a tote bag or similar but can’t be satisfied with your smartphone camera, ignore the rating altogether and just grab one and give it a...

Expert review by (dpexpert.com.au)

[REVIEW—PANASONIC LUMIX DMC-GM5]

 

This update on the GM1, the smallest micro four thirds model in the Panasonic range, has a 16mp sensor, like its predecessor, but has been made more user-friendly with revisions to control butons and dials. The retractable 12-32mm kit lens gives a film...

Image quality is fine, with excellent jpeg processing. RAW was difficult to assess as the camera comes with the Silkypix converter and neither DxO nor Adobe has yet included the camera in their converters. Video is good ; DISLIKE: The price is steep...

The price is steep for a camera of this type. The Olympus OMD E-M10, a camera with better specifications if not as cute, costs about $200 less ; VERDICT: This is a brilliant little camera. It won’t fit in a shirt or jeans pocket but it takes up little...

This is a brilliant little camera. It won’t fit in a shirt or jeans pocket but it takes up little space in a bag. The electronic viewfinder and add-on flash have elevated the GM5 to serious camera status rather than just a fashion accessory. The only...

Expert review by : Paul Burrows (avhub.com.au)

Panasonic Lumix GM5 REVIEW

 

Panasonic hasn't messed with the main ingredients, but has listened to the feedback.

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:AAC
Audio system:STEREO
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Voice Recording: Yes

Battery

Battery Capacity:680
Battery life (CIPA standard):220
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:7.2
Power source type:Battery

Camera

Anti-dust function: Yes
Camera file system:DCF, Exif 2.3, RAW
Camera playback:Highlights, Movie, Single image, Slide show
Diopter adjustment (D-D):-4 - 4
Live view: Yes
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:CZE, DAN, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FIN, FRE, HUN, ITA, JPN, POL, POR, SWE, TUR
Photo effects:Black&White, Vivid
Scene modes:Children, Night landscape, Pet, Portrait, Sports, Sunset
Self-timer:2,10
Self-timer delay:2,10
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Flash, Incandescent, Shade

Design

Colour of product:Black / Black, Red / Red
Energy Star certified:N
Product colour:Black

Display

Display:LCD
Display aspect ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:7.62
Display resolution (numeric):921000
Field of view:100
Touchscreen: Yes

Flash

External flash connector: Yes
Flash exposure compensation: Yes
Flash exposure correction:-2EV - +1EV (1/3 EV step) / ±1EV (1/3 EV step)
Flash Modes:Auto, Forced off, Forced on, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization
Flash sync-speed:0.02 / 1/50

Focusing

Auto Focus (AF) assist beam: Yes
Auto Focus (AF) lock: Yes
Auto focusing (AF) modes:Continuous Auto Focus, Contrast Detection Auto Focus, Face detection, Face tracking, Flexible Spot Auto Focus, Single Auto Focus, Tracking Auto Focus / Continuous Auto Focus, Contrast Detection Auto Focus, Face detection, Flexible Spot Auto Focus, Single Auto Focus, Tracking Auto Focus
Closest focusing distance:0.2
Focus:TTL
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Lens System

Digital Zoom:4
Filter Size:3.7
Focal length range (f-f):12 - 32
Lens mount interface:Micro Four Thirds
Lens structure (elements/groups):8/7
Maximum aperture number:22
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):6.4
Minimum aperture number:3.5
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):2.4
Number of diaphragm blades:7

Light exposure

ISO sensitivity:100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600
ISO sensitivity (max):25600
ISO sensitivity (min):100
Light exposure control:Program AE
Light exposure correction:± 5EV (1/3EV step)
Light exposure modes:Aperture priority AE, Auto, Manual, Shutter priority AE
Light metering:Centre-weighted, Evaluative (Multi-pattern), Spot

Memory

Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC
Memory slots:1

Networking

Near Field Communication (NFC): No
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Operational conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40

Other features

Aspect Ratio:1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
Built-in Flash: Yes

Packaging Content

Batteries included: Yes
Bundled software:PHOTOfunSTUDIO 9.6 PE
Quick start guide: Yes

Picture Quality

Camera Type:MILC
Image formats supported:JPG, MPO, RAW
Image sensor size (W x H):17.3 x 13 / 173 x 130
Image stabilizer: Yes
Image stabilizer location:Lens
Maximum image resolution:4592 x 3448
Megapixel:16 / 16.00
Sensor Type:Live MOS
Still image resolution(s):11.09.2012
Supported aspect ratios:1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
Total MegaPixels:16.84

Ports & interfaces

HDMI: Yes
HDMI connector type:Micro
PictBridge: Yes
USB version:2.0

Shutter

Camera shutter type:Electronic
Fastest camera shutter speed:1/16000
Slowest camera shutter speed:60

System requirements

Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
Windows operating systems supported: Yes

Technical Details

Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Microphone operation mode:STEREO

Video

Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL
Full HD: Yes
HD type:Full HD
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG frame rate:30
Resolution at capture speed:1280x720@30fps, 1920x1080@30fps, 640x480@30fps / 1280×720@30fps, 1920x1080@30fps, 1920x1080@60fps, 640x480@30fps
Video formats supported:AVCHD, MP4
Video recording: Yes
Video Resolutions:640 x 480,1280 x 720,1920 x 1080

Viewfinder

Magnification:0.92

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:3.61
Height :5.95
Lens diameter:5.55
Lens length:2.4
Lens weight:70
Weight:180 / 70
Weight (including battery):211
Width:9.85