Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 review

Monday, September 17, 2012

Camera Review
Introduction | Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 sensor performance | Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 versus competition | Conclusion
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 review

Panasonic’s sleek and stylish Lumix DMC-GF5 relies on the Micro Four Thirds technology – a technology that includes a 4:3 ratio sensor, and lacks a mirror box and pentaprism – allowing for the camera’s compact size and airy weight of 267 grams.

The April released Lumix DMC-GF5 updates many of the popular features found in the GF3, its predecessor: including a speedier and more accurate autofocus, improved ergonomics for the slick fingered, and a bright and sharper 920k-dot touch screen for better viewing. The camera also adds new shiny bells and whistles like art filters that allow a photographer to snap pictures with a soft focus, or add a twinkly-starry effect to images. (You can read about the Lumix DMC GF5’s new and updated features here, in our preview guide.)

Panasonic’s fourth generation of the esteemed Lumix DMC-G line relies on a 12.1-megapixel sensor. This sensor allows the GF5 to bump up its ISO to a maximum 12,800, double that of the GF3.

But what other image quality improvements were gained (or lost) on the Lumix DMC-GF5? DxOMark has some answers.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5
The Canon EOS 5D Mark III, left, and Nikon D800 go head-to-head in DxOMark's image quality and sensor performance tests.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 sensor performance

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 versus competition

Conclusion