Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 Review

4.5
April 20, 2012 | Mark Goldstein |

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#1 Gary Ruben

Am I seeing the widely reported double image problem in images taken at 42mm at speeds from around 1/80 to 1/160 sec in the sample images? In the review images there appears to be an extra vertical blur of up to 4 pixels in several of these images. I’m interested in whether this is considered a typical manifestation of the problem, or whether this is something else. It’s very helpful to have these examples to refer to for comparing other lens samples against.

3:44 pm - Friday, April 20, 2012

#2 Steve

Do you have a 20 f/1.7 you can test this with ? The 14-42 x lens is horrible to use.

3:42 am - Saturday, April 21, 2012

#3 Alexandru Stoian

There is an obvious image quality improvement over the GF3.

9:04 pm - Saturday, April 21, 2012

#4 Rick

Curious, the price of the GF5 is about the same as the GX1, which has more features.

10:43 pm - Saturday, April 21, 2012

#5 Jim

The 1/80 to 1/160 the image problem is with the Olympus IBIS particularly with the Oly E-PM-1 and the Olympus OM-D-E-M5.
The Olympus IBIS has a design defect that manifests itself within those shutter speeds.

8:03 am - Friday, May 25, 2012

#6 Jimr

Gary…

You are confusing an Olympus IBIS design problem at those exact shutter speeds.

It has epeatedlybeen mentioned in connection with the Olympus E-PM-1 and now surprisingly still found in the Olympus OM-D E.

8:29 am - Friday, May 25, 2012

#7 Jimr

Gary…

You are confusing an Olympus IBIS design problem that is manifested with problems at those exact shutter speeds.

It has repeatedly been mentioned in connection with the Olympus E-PM-1 and now is surprisingly still found in the Olympus OM-D E.

8:36 am - Friday, May 25, 2012

#8 Havtom

Gary, double images are almost everyere in images taken at 42mm at speeds from around 1/80 to 1/160 sec :(

11:30 am - Wednesday, May 30, 2012

#9 Jimr

If that was the case with the GF-5 you can be sure that that would be clearly stated in the review/test here. Not a word nor a hint of any problem like that anywhere in this review and they obviously have the samples to examine on their own website.

5:04 pm - Wednesday, May 30, 2012

#10 Jacq

Does anyone out there know if the flash in the gf5 should pop up automatically in low light, I assumed it would but not happening with mine (this is even in intelligent auto mode). An authorised camera repair company have told me it isn’t designed to pop up automatically, has to be done manually which is a bit of a pain!

1:12 pm - Tuesday, July 24, 2012

#11 Oak Torjaroen

You mentioned that the DMC-GF5 shutter speed can be 4 minutes long.

But i can’t seem to find the right setting for the 4 minute long. the most i can get is 60sec. please do tell how you get the setting.

Thank you

1:58 am - Monday, September 2, 2013

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