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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Model

Key Specs

Type
Mirrorless interchangeable lens (Micro Four Thirds)
Resolution (effective)
16 megapixels
Sensor size
Micro four thirds

General

Type
Mirrorless interchangeable lens (Micro Four Thirds)

Sensor

Resolution (effective)
16 megapixels
Sensor size
Micro four thirds
ISO modes
Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800

Flash

Flash
yes (Internal, External (shoe))

Shooting

Focus
Autofocus, Manual (Tracking, Face / smile detection)

Imaging

White balance modes
Automatic

Other features

Remote control
yes

Viewfinder

Viewfinder type
LCD (yes) (yes)

Image formats

Video recording
yes (MPEG-4) (1920 x 1080 (1080p))

Connections

USB
2.0 (Micro port) (USB charging)
Video output
yes (HDMI)

Power

Battery size
Rechargeable
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