Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 Review

Overall Score

63

Main Features

  • 16 MP Four Thirds CMOS Sensor
  • 200 - 25600 ISO
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • Electronic Viewfinder
  • 1166k dot Electronic viewfinder
  • 5 fps continuous shooting
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 99 x 60 x 36 mm, 211g.
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  • Replaced: Lumix DMC-GM1

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 Overview


First introduced in September, 2014, Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 is a 16 MP Mirrorless with a Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm) sized CMOS sensor. Panasonic replaced the older Panasonic GM1 with Lumix DMC-GM5. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Panasonic GM5 with Panasonic GM1


Panasonic GM5 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-GM5

Sensor resolution of Panasonic GM5 ~ 4613 x 3468 pixels.

Panasonic GM5 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 GM5 Series History
Model Year $ Sensor ISO Weight Dimensions
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 Panasonic GM5 2014 16MP 200 - 25600 211g 99 x 60 x 36mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 Panasonic GM1 2013 16MP 200 - 25600 204g 99 x 55 x 30mm

Proc and Cons of Panasonic GM5


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 with competitors in entry-level mirrorless cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
Touch Screen
AF Face Detection
25600 Max Native ISO
5.8 fps Continuous Shooting
Manual Exposure Mode
211g Light Body
1166k dot Viewfinder Resolution
±5 AE Bracketing Range
Focus Bracketing
NFC Connectivity
External Flash
RAW Support
921k dots Screen Resolution
Manual Focus
1/500s Electronic Shutter Speed
Timelapse Recording
23 Focus Points
Flash Sync Port
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Environmental Sealing
No Articulating Screen
No Image Stabilization
Low Battery Life: 220 shots
Type Scores

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 has an Overall Score of 63/100 and ranked #125 out of 214 in Mirrorless cameras, and ranked #283 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Panasonic GM5 Scores
Imaging score
51
Features score
63
Value for money score
78
Portability score
95
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 GM5


Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 weighs 211g and has external dimensions of 99 x 60 x 36mm (3.9 x 2.36 x 1.42"). Considering that the average weight of Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras is 323g, Panasonic GM5 is 112 grams less than the average weight of cameras in this category. Panasonic GM5 is less by 16mm more than the average length in Entry-Level Mirrorless.

Weight Comparison
Entry-Level Mirrorless Cameras


Panasonic GM5
211g
Average weight
323g
Min weight
180g
Max weight
561g

Thickness Comparison
Entry-Level Mirrorless Cameras


Panasonic GM5
36mm
Average Thickness
40mm
Min Thickness
23mm
Max Thickness
85mm

Here is the front and top view image of Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 with the dimensions:

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight Lumix DMC-GM5 Dimensions Lumix DMC-GM5
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 Panasonic GM1 204 g 211 g 99 x 55 x 30 mm 99 x 60 x 36 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Panasonic GX7 402 g 211 g 123 x 71 x 55 mm 99 x 60 x 36 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 Panasonic GF7 266 g 211 g 107 x 65 x 33 mm 99 x 60 x 36 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 Panasonic GX85 426 g 211 g 122 x 71 x 44 mm 99 x 60 x 36 mm
Sony Alpha a6000 Sony A6000 344 g 211 g 120 x 67 x 45 mm 99 x 60 x 36 mm
Olympus OM-D E-M10 Olympus E-M10 396 g 211 g 119 x 82 x 46 mm 99 x 60 x 36 mm
Olympus PEN E-PL7 Olympus E-PL7 357 g 211 g 115 x 67 x 38 mm 99 x 60 x 36 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX850 Panasonic GX850 269 g 211 g 107 x 65 x 33 mm 99 x 60 x 36 mm

Specifications of Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5


General
Brand Panasonic
Model Lumix DMC-GM5
Announced September, 2014
Body Type Rangefinder-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 Fixed
Screen Resolution 921k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Electronic
Viewfinder Resolution 1166
Viewfinder Coverage 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.46
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 1/500 sec
Continuous Shooting 5.8 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range no built-in flash
Flash Modes Auto, auto w/redeye reduction, on, on w/redeye reduction, slow sync, slow sync w/redeye reduction, off
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 4592 x 3448
Max Native ISO 25600
Min Native ISO 200
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 100
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 220 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model DMW-BLH7
Physical
Weight 211 g
Physical Dimensions 99 x 60 x 36 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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