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PanasonicLumix DMC-GF5 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera with 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens (Black)
 
4.4

(based on 7 reviews)

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Pros

  • Easy to use (6)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (5)
  • Good image quality (5)
  • Large clear LCD (4)
  • Compact (3)

Cons

  • Short battery life (3)

Best Uses

  • Family photos (7)
  • Landscape/scenery (4)
  • Low light (3)
  • Travel (3)
  • Wildlife (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (6)

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3.0

Fun to use and easy to carry

By joer

from North of Chicag

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Pros

  • Bonce Flash
  • Easy To Use
  • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
  • Fast Shutter Speed
  • Good Image Quality
  • Good Image Stabilization

Cons

  • Noisy At High ISO
  • No Viewfinder
  • Poor In Low Light
  • Short Battery Life

Best Uses

  • Family Photos
  • Landscape/Scenery
  • Sports/Action
  • Travel
  • Wildlife photos

Comments about Lumix DMC-GF5 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera with 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens (Black):

Purchased the 45-200 (90-400) lens with it. Image quality less than my Nikon or Canon DSLRs due to noise, but not bad. Better than all the P&S cameras I've tried. Fast focus and reasonably accurate. Flash is good to about 18 ft.. Can bounce off low ceilings by holding it back with finger.
Screen is almost invisible in bright light. Wish it had a viewfinder.

  • Ease of Operation:
  • 6
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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4.0

Great little Camera

By joer

from North of Chicago Illinois

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
  • Fast Shutter Speed
  • Good Image Quality
  • Good Image Stabilization
  • Large Clear LCD

Cons

  • Noisy At High ISO
  • No Viewfinder
  • Short Battery Life

Best Uses

  • Family Photos
  • Travel
  • Wildlife photos

Comments about Lumix DMC-GF5 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera with 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens (Black):

Just had it for 1 day and already I'm impressed. Got it with the 45-200 (90-400)lens. Image quality is good but a bit noisy. The built in flash can be bounced off a ceiling by holding it back with your finger (image 1. The camera is unbelievably small and light compared to my DSLRs which not feel like I'm carrying bricks.

  • Ease of Operation:
  • 8
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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5.0

Great camera

By LG1275

from Greenville, SC

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Fast/accurate auto-focus
  • Good Image Quality
  • Good Image Stabilization
  • Large Clear LCD
  • Nice Body Color
  • Small / Compact

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Sports/Action
    • Travel
    • Weddings/Events
    • Wildlife photos

    Comments about Lumix DMC-GF5 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera with 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens (Black):

    Simple to use, great quality. Offers great versatility for use in a variety of situations. Ideal camera if you're looking for a good balance of price and quality.

    • Ease of Operation:
    • 8
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    4.0

    I love it so far.

    By Vic

    from Orange County, CA

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Image Quality
    • Large Clear LCD
    • Perform Well In Low Light

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Landscape/Scenery

      Comments about Lumix DMC-GF5 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera with 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens (Black):

      Definitely better than point-and-shoot cameras that I have owned.
      Low light performance is very good and the pop up flash definitely help a lot.
      I see very low noise in the picture; the bigger sensors is clearly an advantage.
      I have not tried the video yet but because I use my video camera most of the time.

      • Ease of Operation:
      • 8
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Love this camera!!

      By Jenn Fangs

      from Vancouver, WA

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Fast/accurate auto-focus
      • Good Image Quality
      • Good in Low Light
      • Great Zoom
      • Nice Body Color
      • Small / Compact

      Cons

      • Short Battery Life

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Video

      Comments about Lumix DMC-GF5 Digital Camera with 14-42mm Lens Kit (Red):

      I have had a few cameras in my day but this one is by far the best. I love how I can record a video and take still pictures at the same time without interfering with the video. And it it has a separate button for pictures and video. It takes 3D pictures and can be uploaded on to a 3D tv too? Awesome. Love love LOVE this camera :D

      • Ease of Operation:
      • 10
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Great beginner ILC

      By PK

      from New York, NY

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Fast/accurate auto-focus
      • Large Clear LCD
      • Short Lag Time
      • Small / Compact

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Landscape/Scenery

        Comments about Lumix DMC-GF5 Digital Camera with 14-42mm Lens Kit (Red):

        Very easy to use, looks great, very small and is very user friendly for someone looking to get better technical pictures without the headache of actually figuring it all out!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        best one.

        By leon

        from los angeles

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos

          Comments about Lumix DMC-GF5 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera with 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens (Black):

          i have GF3 and purchase GF5 to replace it.

          • Ease of Operation:
          • 10
          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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