The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 is a digital mirrorless interchangeable lens camera adhering to the joint Olympus and Panasonic Micro Four Thirds System (MFT) system design standard. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 is the twelfth Panasonic MFT camera introduced under the standard and the nineteenth model MFT camera introduced by either Olympus or Panasonic, as of the G5 product announcement date.
The G5 includes full HD video recording capability in AVCHD format in accordance with the MFT system design standard. The G5 is the successor to the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3, and is Panasonic's most junior MFT camera, competing against entry level DSLRs from other major manufacturers. The G series cameras are designed primarily for users interested in still photography, with the more expensive GH series geared towards users who are interested in greater video functionality. The G5 differs from the G3 principally by offering a higher maximum ISO (12,800 vs 6,400), a higher continuous shooting frame rate (6 vs 4 fps), a higher resolution screen and a new image sensor and processor.
Physically, the G5 is very similar to the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3, but it has a larger hand grip. Because of limited real estate for buttons most camera functionality is also accessible through the articulated, touch control-enabled LCD panel.
- Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 Product Page
- Panasonic Lumix G5 preview at cameralabs.com
- Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 Preview - dpreview.com
- Panasonic Lumix G5 Review at photographyblog.com
- Panasonic Lumix G5 review at pocket-lint.com