Panasonic’s Lumix DMC-GF3 is less than a year old, but has already been replaced by the GF5.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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Dynamic range

As expected from a micro four thirds sensor, the Lumix DMC-GF5 struggles a little with shadow detail, and highlights tend to blow out more easily compared to an APS-C-sized sensor. That said, the evaluative metering and contrast curve seem to compensate well for any slight restriction in dynamic range.

However, for those more used to a compact camera or even a mobile phone, the dynamic range of the GF5 will be more than suitable.

  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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