Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GF5

85
Global
Score
85

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

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Engadget Summary

With very good image quality in almost all lighting conditions, the Lumix GF5 is one of the better interchangeable-lens compact cameras currently available, despite its 12-megapixel sensor, which is relatively low resolution by today's standards (the Sony NEX-5N, one of our recommended cameras, has a 16-megapixel sensor). However, what the GF5 misses in megapixels, it makes up for in lens choices. No other compact system offers as many choices as Panasonic and Olympus' Micro Four-Thirds, making the GF5 a very good choice for budding shutterbugs who want to build out a good collection of glass.

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Breakdown

Ease of use
7.3
Speed (start-up time, lag)
8.0
Video quality
8.0
Image quality
8.2
Battery life
7.3
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Specs

LUMIX

Type
Mirrorless interchangeable lens (Micro Four Thirds)
Resolution (effective)
12.1 megapixels
Sensor size
Micro four thirds
Image stabilization
Optical (sensor-shift)
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Specs

LUMIX

Type
Mirrorless interchangeable lens (Micro Four Thirds)
Resolution (effective)
12.1 megapixels
Sensor size
Micro four thirds
Image stabilization
Optical (sensor-shift)
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