Panasonic Lumix DMC G5 review: New features and a new sensor

Thursday October 04 2012

Camera Review
Introduction | Panasonic Lumix DMC G5 sensor performance | Panasonic Lumix DMC G5 versus competition | Conclusion

The Panasonic Lumix DMC G5 progresses rather than regresses in image quality. Its dynamic range took a one-stop leap over its predecessor. It also has a better knack for taking in a broader swath of colors over its older sibling, the G3. Yet, it takes a slight step back for low-light.

This small disappointment was exacerbated when the G5 was compared to Sony’s NEX-F3 and Olympus’ OM-D E-M5. The two rivals showed Panasonic has work to do on the image quality front, especially for low-light shooting.