Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 Review

4.5
April 20, 2012 | Mark Goldstein |

Specifications

TYPE

Type Digital interchangeable lens system camera
Recording media SD memory card, SDHC memory card, SDXC memory card (Compatible with UHS-I standard SDHC/SDXC memory cards)
Image sensor size 17.3 x 13.0 mm (in 4:3 aspect ratio)
Lens Mount Micro Four Thirds mount

IMAGE SENSOR

Type Live MOS Sensor
Total pixels 13.06 Megapixels
Camera effective pixels 12.10 Megapixels
Colour filter Primary color filter
Dust reduction system Supersonic wave filter

RECORDING SYSTEM

Recording file format Still Image: JPEG(DCF, Exif 2.3), RAW, MPO (When attaching 3D lens in Micro Four Thirds standard) / Motion Image: AVCHD (Audio format: Dolby Digital 2 ch) / MP4 (Audio format AAC 2ch)
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2, 16:9, 1:1
Image quality RAW, RAW+Fine, RAW+Standard, Fine, Standard, MPO+Fine, MPO+Standard (with 3D lens in Micro Four Thirds System standard)
Color Space sRGB, Adobe RGB
File size(Pixels)
Still Image [4:3] 4000x3000(L) / 2816x2112(M) / 2048x1536(S) / 1600x1200(When attaching 3D lens in Micro Four Third System standard) / [3:2] 4000x2672(L) / 2816x1880(M) / 2048x1360(S) / 1600x1064(When attaching 3D lens in Micro Four Third System standard) / [16:9] 4000x2248(L) / 2816x1584(M) / 1920x1080(S) / 1600x904(When attaching 3D lens in Micro Four Third System standard) / [1:1] 2992 x 2992 (L) / 2112 x 2112 (M) / 1504 x 1504 (S) / 1440x1440(When attaching 3D lens in Micro Four Third System standard)
Motion Image (MP4*1 : NTSC) [Full HD]1920×1080(sensor output is 30p) / [HD]1280x720(sensor output is 30p) / [VGA] 640x480(sensor output is 30p)
Motion Image (MP4*1 : PAL) [Full HD] 1920×1080(sensor output is 25p) / [HD] 1280x720(sensor output is 25p) / [VGA] 640x480(sensor output is 25p)
Motion Image (AVCHD*1 : NTSC) [Full HD] 1920×1080, 60i (sensor output is 30p) (FSH:17Mbps) / [HD] 1280 x 720, 60p (sensor output is 30p)?SH:17Mbps)
Motion Image (AVCND*1 : PAL) [Full HD] 1920×1080, 50i (sensor output is 25p) (FSH:17Mbps) / [HD] 1280 x 720, 50p (sensor output is 25p)?SH:17Mbps)
Continuous recordable time (Motion images) AVCHD with picture quality set to [FSH]: Approx. 140 min with H-H014 / AVCHD with picture quality set to [FSH]: Approx. 120 min with H-FS014042 / AVCHD with picture quality set to [FSH]: Approx. 130 min with H-PS14042
Actual recordable time (Motion images) AVCHD with picture quality set to [FSH]: Approx. 70 min with H-H014 / AVCHD with picture quality set to [FSH]: Approx. 60 min with H-FS014042 / AVCHD with picture quality set to [FSH]: Approx. 65 min with H-PS14042

FOCUS

Type Contrast AF system
Focus mode AFS (Single) / AFF (Flexible) / AFC (Continuous) / MF
AF mode Face detection / AF Tracking / 23-area-focusing / 1-area-focusing/Pinpoint
AF detective range EV 0 - 18 (ISO100 equivalent)
AF assist lamp YES
AF lock Set the Fn button in custom menu to AF lock
Others Quick AF, Continuous AF (during motion image recording), AF+MF, Touch shutter, Touch MF Assist,

EXPOSURE CONTROL

Light metering system 144-zone multi-pattern sensing system
Light metering mode Intelligent Multiple / Center Weighted / Spot
Metering range EV 0 - 18 (F2.0 lens, ISO100 equivalent)
Exposure mode Program AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE, Manual,
ISO sensitivity (Standard Output Sensitivity) Auto / Intelligent ISO / 160 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / 6400 / 12800 (Extended) / (Changeable to 1/3 EV step)
Exposure compensation 1/3EV Step ±3EV
AE lock Set the Fn button in custom menu to AE lock
AE bracket 3,5 frame, in 1/3 or 2/3 EV Step, ±4/3 EV

WHITE BALANCE

White balance Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Incandescent / Flash / White Set 1, 2 / Color temperature setting
White balance adjustment Blue/amber bias, Magenta/green bias
Color temperature setting 2500-10000K in 100K
White balance bracket 3 exposures in blue/ amber axis or in magenta/ green axis

SHUTTER

Type Focal-plane shutter
Shutter speed Still Images: 1/4000 ~ 60 / Motion image: 1/16000 ~ 1/30 (NTSC), 1/16000 ~ 1/25 (PAL)
Self timer 10sec, 3 images/ 2sec / 10sec

BURST SHOOTING

Burst speed H: 4.0 frames/sec(with AFS), M: 3.0 frames/sec (with Live View), L: 2.0 frames/sec (with Live View)?
Number of recordable images 4 images (when there are RAW files with the particular speed) / Unlimited consecutive shooting (when there are no RAW files) / (depending on memory card size, battery power, picture size, and compression)

BUILT-IN-FLASH

Type TTL Built-in-Flash, GN6.3 equivalent (ISO 160 ?m), Built-in Pop-up
Flash Mode Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, / Slow Sync., Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off
Synchronization speed Less than 1/160 second
Flash synchronization 1st. Curtain Sync

LCD MONITOR

Type TFT LCD with Touch panel
Monitor size 3.0inch / 3:2 Aspect / Wide-viewing angle
Pixels 920K dots
Filed of view Approx. 100%
Monitor adjustment Brightness (7 levels), Cnotrast and Saturation (7 levels), Red tint (7 levels), Blue tint (7 levels)

LIVE VIEW

Digital zoom 2x, 4x
Extra Tele Conversion Still image: Max.2x (Not effective with L size recording. Magnification ratio depends on the recording pixels and aspect ratio.) / Motion image: 3.1x (SH in AVCHD and HD in MP4), 4.2x (VGA in MP4)
Other functions Guide Lines (3 patterns) / Real-time Histogram

PHOTO STYLE

Still image and Video Standard / Vivide / Natural / Monochrome / Scenery / Portrait / Custom

LEVEL GAUGE

Level Gauge No

DIRECTION DETECTION FUNCTION

Direction Detection Function Yes

FUNCTION BUTTON

Fn1, Fn2, Fn3 ONE PUSH AE / AF/AE LOCK / PREVIEW / PHOTO STYLE / ASPECT RATIO / PICTURE SIZE / QUALITY / FOCUS MODE/ METERING MODE / FLASH / I.RESOLUTION / I.DYNAMIC / / EX. TELE CONV. / DIGITAL ZOOM / STABILIZER / SENSITIVITY / MOTION PIC. SET / HISTOGRAM / GUIDE LINE / STEP ZOOM / ZOOM SPEED /REC AREA

PLAYBACK

Playback mode Normal playback, 30-thumbnail display, 12-thumbnail display, Calendar display, Zoomed playback (16x Max.), Slideshow (duration & effect is selectable), Playback Mode (Normal/Picture/Video/3D Play/Category/Favorite), / Title Edit, Text Stamp, Video Divide, Resize, Cropping, Rotate, Favorite, Print set, Protect, Face Recognition Edit

IMAGE PROTECTION / ERASE

Protection Single / Multi, Cancel
Erase Single / Multi / All / Except Favorite

PRINT

Direct Print PictBridge compatible?Print size, Layout, Date setting are selectable ?

INTERFACE

USB USB 2.0 High Speed
HDMI miniHDMI TypeC / Video: Auto / 1080i / 480p (576p in PAL system) / Audio: Stereo
Audio video output Monaural Type, NTSC/PAL, NTSC only for North America / *Check the website of the Panasonic sales company in your country or region for details on the products that are available in your market.
Microphone Stereo, Wind-cut: Off / Auto / Flicker reduction / Microphone level adjustable: Lv1 / Lv2 / Lv3 / Lv4
Speaker Monaural

LANGUAGE

OSD language Japanese, English, German, French, Italian, Spanish(English) / * Check the website of Panasonic sales company in your country / region or ask customer support for details of the OSD language available on the products sold in your country / region.

POWER

Battery Li-ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 940mAh) (Included) / Battery Charger
Battery life (CIPA standard) *2 Approx. 330 images with H-PS14042

Dimensions/ Weight

Dimensions (W x H x D) 107.7 x 66.6 x 36.8 mm / 4.24 x 2.62 x 1.45 inch?(excluding protrusions)
Weight Approx. 267g / 9.42 oz ?SD card, Battery, Body) / Approx. 225g / 7.94 oz ?Body only) / Approx. 362g / 12.77 oz (SD card, Battery, H-PS14042 lens included)

OPERATING ENVIRONMENT

Operating temperature 0? to 40? (32°F to 104°F)
Operating humidity 10% RH to 80? RH

STANDARD ACCESSORIES

Software PHOTOfunSTUDIO 8.2 AE / SILKYPIX® Developer Studio 3.1SE / Super LoiLoScope (trial version) / USB Driver
Standard accessories Battery pack, Battery Charger, USB Connection Cable, Shoulder Strap, CD-ROM / * Body cap not included for DMC-GF5X kit / ** Lens rear cap of H-PS14042 lens not included for DMC-GF5X kit

INTERCHANGEABLE LENS-1

Lens Name LUMIX G X VARIO PZ 14-42mm/F3.5-5.6 ASPH/POWER O.I.S
Lens Construction 9 elements in 8 groups (4 aspherical lenses , 2 ED lens)
Nano Surface Coating Yes
Mount Micro Four Thirds mount
Optical Image Stabilizer YES (POWER OIS)
Focal Length f=14-42mm (35mm camera equivalent 28-84mm)
Aperture Type 7 diaphragm blades / Circular aperture diaphragm
Aperture range F3.5(Wide) - F5.6(TELE)
Minimum Aperture F22
Closest Focusing Distance 0.2m / 0.66ft (14-20mm), 0.3m / 0.98ft (21-42mm)
Maximum magnification Approx. 0.17x / 0.34x (35mm camera equivalent)
Diagonal Angle of View 75°(Wide) to 29°(TELE)
General
Filter Size φ37mm / 1.5in
Max. Diameter φ61mm / 2.4in
Overall Length Approx. 26.8mm / 1.1in (When the lens is retracted.)
Weight [g] Approx. 95g (excluding lens cap and lens rear cap)
Weight [oz] Approx. 3.4oz (excluding lens cap and lens rear cap)
Standard Accessories Lens cap, Lens rear cap, Lens storage bag
Others Electric zoom lever, Manual focus lever

Further Specifications

NOTE * Use a card with SD Speed Class with "Class4" or higher / *2 With eco mode

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