Panasonic LUMIX DMC-G5

83
Global
Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
83

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

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Engadget Summary

Panasonic's latest interchangeable-lens compact camera has some very useful features, including a swiveling touchscreen LCD display, a wide range of shooting modes including a good HDR mode, and, of course, access to the full range of Micro Four-Thirds lenses. It's a good choice if you're looking to upgrade from a point-and-shoot, or want to trade in an older Micro Four Thirds model. However, you should also check out gdgt Must-have Sony α NEX-5N and the new NEX-5R if you're on the fence about which compact system to choose.

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Speed (start-up time, lag)

82
 

Video quality

88
 

Design and form factor

78
 

Ease of use

74
 

Image quality

82
 

Battery life

80
 

Durability

80
 

How It Stacks Up

86

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86
 

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79
 

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90
 

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How It Stacks Up

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Engadget

86
 

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79
 

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86
 
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90
 

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