Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 with 14-42mm lens reviews and prices: Mirrorless camera

17 customer reviews

+ This digital camera has no outstanding positive points. - It scores poorly on ease of use.

£262 – £504 at 2 retailers out of 419 retailers checked

8.2 out of 10 based on 17 reviews.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 with 14-42mm lens: 12.1 MP (Megapixels), SD Card storage, Optical Image Stabiliser image stabiliser digital Mirrorless camera. See full product description
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Some customer reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 with 14-42mm lens

Most helpful reviews

Rocco, Tauranga Keen amateur

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
Great camera easy to use and carry for its size, and for those who travel and walk a lot. I know that i `m gone love it.
Bad points:
None
Overall rating 7.0
Ease of use 7.0
Image quality 6.0
Features 7.0
Build Quality 7.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 31 Jan 2013

Peter, Sydney Australia Keen amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Nice quality design
Bad points:
A bit heavy
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 7.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 24 Sep 2012

julien, la bruffiere france Keen amateur

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
Reviewer left no comment
Bad points:
he is only in english or chinese
Overall rating 7.0
Ease of use 4.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 8.0
Build Quality 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 22 Jan 2013

Sarzi, Wellington Experienced amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Easy to use, lots of extra features, clear and detailed photos.
Bad points:
A little awkward to hold, and you also have to get used to using the focus button on the side of the lens.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 7.0
Build Quality 7.0
Value for money 6.0
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3 of 4 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 20 Aug 2012

Catherine, ourouer Point & shoot

Score 4.0/10
Good points:
it's a very small and light camera.
Bad points:
I don t speak english and i realise when i receive the camera that you can' t choose the french language so I don' t understand the menu , that's bad for me!
Overall rating 4.0
Ease of use 5.0
Image quality 7.0
Features 5.0
Build Quality 5.0
Value for money 6.0
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0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 18 Jan 2013

jack, Coventry Keen amateur

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Very compact
Very easy to take great photos
Excellent features
Compact X lens and camera!
Bad points:
None
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 16 Sep 2012

Marc, Sydney Keen amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
downloaded first shots - quality is fantastic. Didn't get around to reading the manual so was just pointing and shooting - amazing quality vs old point & shoot camera.
Bad points:
Not quite pocket size. Comes with strap but certainly wasn't the most comfortable i've hung around my neck.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 8.0
Build Quality 8.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 05 Jan 2013

Product Features

Camera Type Mirrorless
Camera Type DSLR
Screen size (Inches) 3
Digital zoom ratio 4
Type of image stabiliser Optical Image Stabiliser
Touchscreen Yes
Touchscreen No
3D No
Media format SDHC
Media format SDHC Card
Media format SD Card
Media format SDXC
Manual Focus Yes
Weight (g) 225
Flash Yes
WiFi No
Shortest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/1
Longest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/60
Viewfinder LCD Monitor
RAW Format Yes
GPS Receiver No
Release date 2012-06-20
Serial Shot Mode Yes
Autofocus Yes
Changeable Lens Yes

Also known as: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 Kit - 14-42 mm -

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Manufacturer's Description

LUMIX G Compact System Camera GF5 – Stylish Round-form Body Design Featuring Higher Image Quality and Advanced AF System

A combination of the 12.1-megapixel Live MOS sensor and the Venus Engine achieves higher image quality. With the dedicated circuit, which reads out signals with minimum noise, the level of noise is significantly suppressed and S/N (Signal-to-Noise) value is improved in shooting at high ISO setting. The Multi-step Noise Reduction applies optimum noise reduction according to the brightness of the part of the image. Images recorded in low-lit situations are now dramatically clear.
The DMC-GF5 features outstanding compactness and ease of operation while pursuing high image quality. Panasonic did not compromise in the equipment of camera such as built-in flash. It embraces beautiful stylish round-form body design featuring buttons with glossy finish, ergonomically studied grip and high-resolution 920K-dot LCD. The DMC-GF5 is based on the Micro Four Thirds System that lets you use the versatile lineup of Micro Four Thirds System standard lenses, including the LUMIX G / LEICA DG lenses.

The Creative Control allows you to express your creativity through wide variety of artistic filters including newly added six filters; Dynamic Monochrome, Impressive Art, Cross Process, Soft Focus, Star Filter and One Point Color. It lets you adjust parameter (color, saturation or contrast) by just moving the slider. With Creative Control and iA Plus, you can also control defocusing and brightness with smart touch operation. The Scene Guide makes it easier to capture impressive images and gives additional tips to create even better images.

The DMC-GF5 features the Light Speed AF of approx. 0.09 second (When using the H-PS14042 lens. Panasonic measurement method.) The DMC-GF5’s contrast AF boasts higher accuracy even in shooting at small F value. The phase-difference AF system is susceptible to mechanical margin of error. However, in the contrast AF system, focusing is controlled by the image sensor so that no mechanical margin of error occurs to achieve precise focusing. The AFF mode automatically focuses subjects only when flaming or subject move, during half press.

The DMC-GF5 can record 1920 × 1080 full HD videos in both AVCHD and MP4 format. The AVCHD format is excels in compatibility with AV equipment while the MP4 format is optimal for viewing and editing on a computer. A stereo microphone, featuring Dolby Digital Stereo Creator, records dynamic, true-to-life stereo audio. Even video beginners can record excellent videos because the iA (Intelligent Auto) Mode is available for video recording. The Creative Control and Photo Style are also available in video recording to add more creativity.


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