Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 review

The competition

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 sits at a crowded price point and competes with the likes of the Olympus Pen E-P3 and Sony's NEX-5N.

Image: Sony NEX-5N

Of these, the Sony model is perhaps the most appealing with its APS-C-sized 16-million-pixel sensor, but with a zoom lens attached it is far from compact and the high ISO results don't stand up to the G5's. 


As one of only a few DSLR-styled mirrorless models, the G5 offers a unique appeal. The only other CSC cameras that feature a built-in EVF are the Samsung NX20, Fujifilm X-Pro1, Olympus OM-D E-M5 and the Sony NEX-7, all of which are considerably more expensive.

Image: Samsung NX20

Closest in price is the Samsung NX20, which offers impressive results from its 20.3-million-pixel, APS-C-sized sensor. It also includes wireless connectivity, but while the body is quite compact, the larger form of the lenses makes it less pocket-friendly.