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conclusion:We like it

85 July 8th 2012 6:36 pm

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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8.0
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    8.1
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    8.0
  • Battery life
    7.3
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    8.0
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    10
  • Speed (start-up time, lag)
    8.0
  • Ease of use
    7.4

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7.0
CNET Aug 6, 2012

With capable, speedy performance, and a friendly but powerful interface, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 is a good choice for people looking to upgrade from a point-and-shoot.

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10
CNET UK Jun 11, 2012

The compact semi-pro Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 exceeded my expectations. It does a great job of rendering a high level of detail under all lighting conditions and its low light performance is particularly impressive.

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8.0
CNET AU Sep 12, 2012

As an entry point to the world of ILCs, the Lumix GF5 is a nifty little performer. Just don't expect to be able to make the most of its manual controls in a timely fashion.

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8.0
Imaging Resource Oct 28, 2012

In refreshing its modestly-sized, modestly-priced touchscreen mirrorless camera, Panasonic has wisely left the sensor resolution unchanged. Instead, the Panasonic GF5 brings lower noise levels, performance improvements, and some worthwhile improvements to UI and ergonomics.

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7.0
PC World Australia Nov 25, 2012

Panasonic’s LUMIX GF5 completes the GF-series’ transition from compact enthusiast to super-compact point-and-shoot mirrorless camera. It’s simple, newbie-friendly, and seriously small -- but anyone looking for manual control should opt for the GX1 instead.

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8.0
TechRadar May 4, 2012

It's one of the only cameras that is truly (jacket) pocketable and portable enough to be carried around on a daily basis, while still managing to offer fantastic image quality and a solid feature set.

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8.0
T3 May 14, 2012

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 juggles sophistication with simplicity, updating last year’s interchangeable lens GF3.

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