Panasonic’s Lumix DMC-GF3 is less than a year old, but has already been replaced by the GF5. How much better is the new 12.1-million-pixel micro four thirds camera? Read the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 review to find out

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 review


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The evaluative metering system of the Lumix DMC-GF5 performs very well, and I rarely had to touch the exposure-compensation dial. When I did, it was largely down to personal preference rather than any fault of the metering.

Images are bright and well exposed, and for trickier subjects centreweighted and spot metering are also available.

Image: Some highlight detail has been lost, as the metering tries to balance the foreground with the bright patch of overcast sky

  1. 1. Introduction
  2. 2. Features
  3. 3. Build and handling
  4. 4. Autofocus
  5. 5. Metering
  6. 6. White balance and colour
  7. 7. Noise, resolution and sensitivity
  8. 8. Dynamic range
  9. 9. LCD, live view and video
  10. 10. Our verdict
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