Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 Brief Review

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Specifications

  • 12.1 megapixel CMOS sensor
  • 1080p HD video with stereo sound
  • 3-inch 920,000 dot touchscreen
  • RAW capture, Manual modes
  • Accepts micro 4/3 lenses
  • Lithium-ion battery
  • Release Date: 2012-04-30
  • Final Grade: 88 B+

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5
12.1 megapixel CMOS sensor; 1080p HD video with stereo sound; 3-inch 920,000 dot touchscreen; RAW capture, Manual modes; Accepts micro 4/3 lenses; Lithium-ion battery
By , Last updated on: 5/18/2014

An evolutionary upgrade from Panasonic's GF3, the GF5 is also pointed at point and shoot users looking for better image quality. It's a very small camera even with the stabilized 14-42 power zoom lens attached, a much smaller lens than Olympus' 14-42. Upgrades include a higher resolution screen, better grip on the front, upgraded 12 megapixel CMOS sensor that shoots up to ISO 12800, and some new creative modes. It's a little more money than we'd like to see at release, $749 for the kit, but the very fast autofocus may make that extra cash worth it.

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