If we do not take into consideration specific and highly specialized GH3 this camera is hardly intended for mass users , the updated top-end G5 is the most expensive and the most advanced mirrorless system by Panasonic. And one of the coolest compact “system” cameras on the market. The device will be interesting for the beginners unless “to grow up”, skilled photographers should have a closer look at the novelty.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 camera
16.1 MP 14-42 mm, F3.5-5.6, O. I.S. 3″ $1100
The basis of the camera – a new 16-megapixel Live MOS sensor and fast brand processor Venus Engine last generation. Together they offer the highest speed, shooting up to 6 fps and recording Full HD video at 60 50 in Europe fps. Electronics is completed by the developed and extremely extensive software functionality and control possibilities, which will satisfy even the most demanding photographer. It also comes with a large but handy “pseudo mirror” body with an expressive handle, a flip-down display 3 inch, 920 thou. The new compact camera has a built-in flash there is also a “hot shoe” for connecting external blitzes , an electronic viewfinder and a built-in flash there is also a “hot shoe” for connecting external blitzes .
The new G X Vario PZ 14-42mm “kit” zoom is also worth a look. With its standard specifications, it has a much smaller size – but in exchange for an electric zoom drive. The new fashion in compact systems has both advantages and disadvantages. However, if you prefer the traditional manual zoom control, you can still get the G5 with the normal “mechanical” 14-42mm F3 lens.5-5.6.
The price of the novelty is comparatively high and is unlikely to decrease significantly in the near future. But considering the features and functionality of the G5, the camera fully justifies the advertised cost. Among the advanced “pseudo mirror” units with a viewfinder, the Panasonic Lumix G5 is a very interesting candidate.