Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 Review at the Photography Blog

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 Review at the Photography Blog

The microscopic GF5 is probably the last Panasonic m43 camera with this dated 12 Mpixel sensor that hails from the GF1 era. So, do sensors age gracefully, like a good wine for instance? Apparently, the do:

"The GF5 offers the same tiny body design, cutting-edge touchscreen and pared-down user interface as its predecessor, with the principal

added benefits of a larger ISO range, higher resolution LCD screen, wider range of filters, reintroduced stereo sound and even faster auto-focusing than the already snappy GF3. It may still lack a flash hot shoe, accessory port, viewfinder and dedicated ISO button, but we'd bet that most prospective GF5 owners won't miss those features, especially if they stick to the kit lenses and don't venture into longer focal length territory.

This latest generation of Lumix G takes things a stage further than its predecessor in terms of still image quality, with a usable ISO range of 160-1600 and good results even at 3200. The GF5 still can't quite rival a decent DSLR or CSC camera with an APS-C sized sensor in low-light, but the gap has definitely narrowed, so much so that unless you routinely shoot in more testing conditions you'll hardly notice the difference."

 

 

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