Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 Review

Overall Score

63

Main Features

  • 16 MP Four Thirds CMOS Sensor
  • 160 - 12800 ISO
  • 3" Articulated Screen
  • Electronic Viewfinder
  • 1440k dot Electronic viewfinder
  • 6 fps continuous shooting
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 120 x 83 x 71 mm, 396g.
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  • Replaced: Lumix DMC-G3
  • Replaced by: Lumix DMC-G6

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 Overview


First introduced in July, 2012, Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 is a 16 MP Mirrorless with a Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm) sized CMOS sensor. Panasonic replaced the older Panasonic G3 with Lumix DMC-G5. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Panasonic G5 with Panasonic G3

Panasonic replaced Lumix DMC-G5 with Panasonic G6. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Panasonic G5 with Panasonic G6


Panasonic G5 comes with a 17.3 x 13 mm CMOS sensor, which has a diagonal of 21.64 mm (0.84").

- Full Frame
- Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

Sensor resolution of Panasonic G5 ~ 4613 x 3468 pixels.

Panasonic G5 has Crop Factor: 2.0

The sensor has a surface area of 224.9 mm².

There are approximate 15,997,884 photosites (pixels) on this area.

Panasonic G5 Series History
Model Year $ Sensor ISO Weight Dimensions
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G95 Panasonic G95 2019 20MP 200 - 25600 536g 130 x 94 x 77mm
Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 Panasonic G9 2017 20MP 200 - 25600 658g 137 x 97 x 92mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 Panasonic G7 2015 16MP 100 - 25600 410g 125 x 86 x 77mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 Panasonic G6 2013 16MP 160 - 25600 390g 122 x 85 x 71mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 Panasonic G5 2012 16MP 160 - 12800 396g 120 x 83 x 71mm

Proc and Cons of Panasonic G5


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 with competitors in entry-level mirrorless cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
Touch Screen
AF Face Detection
12800 Max Native ISO
6.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Manual Focus
396g Light Body
23 Focus Points
Flash Sync Port
Focus Bracketing
Articulating Screen
External Flash
RAW Support
920k dots Screen Resolution
1/4000s Max Shutter Speed
Manual Exposure Mode
1440k dot Viewfinder Resolution
5 AE Bracketing Range
Selfie Friendly Screen
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Image Stabilization
Low Battery Life: 320 shots
No Articulating Screen
No Environmental Sealing
Type Scores

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 has an Overall Score of 63/100 and ranked #126 out of 214 in Mirrorless cameras, and ranked #291 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Panasonic G5 Scores
Imaging score
49
Features score
64
Value for money score
78
Portability score
86
Overall score
63
Average Scores in Entry-Level Mirrorless
Imaging Score
52
Features Score
61
Value For Money Score
76
Portability Score
91
Overall score
63

Physical Dimensions of Panasonic G5


Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 weighs 396g and has external dimensions of 120 x 83 x 71mm (4.72 x 3.27 x 2.8"). Considering that the average weight of Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras is 323g, Panasonic G5 is 73 grams more than the average weight of cameras in this category.

Weight Comparison
Entry-Level Mirrorless Cameras


Panasonic G5
396g
Average weight
323g
Min weight
180g
Max weight
561g

Thickness Comparison
Entry-Level Mirrorless Cameras


Panasonic G5
71mm
Average Thickness
40mm
Min Thickness
23mm
Max Thickness
85mm

Here is the front and top view image of Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 with the dimensions:

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight Lumix DMC-G5 Dimensions Lumix DMC-G5
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 Panasonic G6 390 g 396 g 122 x 85 x 71 mm 120 x 83 x 71 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3 Panasonic G3 336 g 396 g 115 x 84 x 47 mm 120 x 83 x 71 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 Panasonic G7 410 g 396 g 125 x 86 x 77 mm 120 x 83 x 71 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Panasonic GX7 402 g 396 g 123 x 71 x 55 mm 120 x 83 x 71 mm
Olympus OM-D E-M10 Olympus E-M10 396 g 396 g 119 x 82 x 46 mm 120 x 83 x 71 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2 Panasonic GH2 442 g 396 g 124 x 90 x 76 mm 120 x 83 x 71 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 Panasonic GH4 560 g 396 g 133 x 93 x 84 mm 120 x 83 x 71 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 Panasonic GH3 550 g 396 g 133 x 93 x 82 mm 120 x 83 x 71 mm

Specifications of Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5


General
Brand Panasonic
Model Lumix DMC-G5
Announced July, 2012
Body Type SLR-style mirrorless
Lens
Lens Mount Micro Four Thirds
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 2
Number of Lenses 103
Macro Focus Range n/a
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Articulated
Screen Resolution 920k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Electronic
Viewfinder Resolution 1440
Viewfinder Coverage 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.7
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 23
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/60 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/4000 sec
Continuous Shooting 6.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 10.50
Flash Modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±5 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size Four Thirds
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 17.3 x 13 mm
Sensor Area 224.9 mm²
Sensor Resolution 16 MP
Max Image Resolution 4608 x 3456
Max Native ISO 12800
Min Native ISO 160
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
Video Formats MPEG-4, AVCHD
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 320 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model
Physical
Weight 396 g
Physical Dimensions 120 x 83 x 71 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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