The latest DSLR-styled model in Panasonic’s compact system camera range has an updated 16.05-million-pixel sensor and new Venus 7 HD II engine processor. Read the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 review to find out what we think

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 review

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£600.00
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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.

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  1. 1. Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 at a glance:
  2. 2. Features
  3. 3. Touchscreen control
  4. 4. Build and handling
  5. 5. Metering
  6. 6. White balance and colour
  7. 7. LCD, live view and video
  8. 8. Noise, resolution and sensitivity
  9. 9. Dynamic range
  10. 10. Autofocus
  11. 11. The competition
  12. 12. Our verdict
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