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.
How It Stacks Up
Panasonic's latest super-zoom camera also shoots selfies
The Lumix ZS70 touts a tilting display and 30x zoom.
Panasonic can read your heart rate by looking at your face
The sensor tech will be used to show the stress levels of golfers at an upcoming tournament.