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Panasonic G5 review

With an exciting number of new technologies, is this the ultimate CSC?

As part of our image quality testing for the Panasonic G5 we've shot our resolution chart.

If you view our crops of the resolution chart's central section at 100% (or Actual Pixels) you will see that, for example, at ISO 100 the Panasonic G5 is capable of resolving up to around 24 (line widths per picture height x100) in its highest quality JPEG files.

For a full explanation of what our resolution charts mean, and how to read them, check out our full explanation of our camera testing resolution charts.

Examining images of the chart taken at each sensitivity setting reveals the following resolution scores in line widths per picture height x100:

Panasonic G5 review resolution

JPEGs

Panasonic G5 review resolution

ISO 160, score: 24 (Click here to see full resolution image)

Panasonic G5 review resolution

ISO 200, score: 24 (Click here to see full resolution image)

Panasonic G5 review resolution

ISO 400, score: 24 (Click here to see full resolution image)

Panasonic G5 review resolution

ISO 800, score: 22 (Click here to see full resolution image)

Panasonic G5 review resolution

ISO 1600, score: 22 (Click here to see full resolution image)

Panasonic G5 review resolution

ISO 3200, score: 20 (Click here to see full resolution image)

Panasonic G5 review resolution

ISO 6400, score: 20 (Click here to see full resolution image)

Panasonic G5 review resolution

ISO 12,800, score: 20 (Click here to see full resolution image)

Raw files

Panasonic G5 review resolution

ISO 160, score: 24 (Click here to see full resolution image)

Panasonic G5 review resolution

ISO 200, score: 24 (Click here to see full resolution image)

Panasonic G5 review resolution

ISO 400, score: 24 (Click here to see full resolution image)

Panasonic G5 review resolution

ISO 800, score: 22 (Click here to see full resolution image)

Panasonic G5 review resolution

ISO 1600, score: 22 (Click here to see full resolution image)

Panasonic G5 review resolution

ISO 3200, score: 20 (Click here to see full resolution image)

Panasonic G5 review resolution

ISO 6400, score: 20 (Click here to see full resolution image)

Panasonic G5 review resolution

ISO 12,800, score: 20 (Click here to see full resolution image)

Tech Specs

Product TypeMirrorless Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Green CompliantYes
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
TouchscreenYes
Effective Camera Resolution16.1 Megapixel
GPSNo
USBYes
PictBridgeYes
Product FamilyLumix
Image StabilizationOptical
ColourBlack
Digital Zoom4x
Brand NamePanasonic
FeaturesSelf-timer, Continuous Shooting Mode, Orientation Sensor, Live View, Face Detection, Intelligent ISO Mode, External Flash Shoe
Screen Size7.6 cm (3")
Video FormatsAVCHD, MP4
Viewfinder TypeElectronic
Weight (Approximate)346 g
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityREACH
Maximum Image Resolution4608 x 3456
Maximum Frame Rate60 fps
Number of Batteries Supported1
Battery Built-inNo
Battery RechargeableYes
Battery IncludedYes
Display Screen TypeLCD
Image Sensor TypeLive MOS
Total Camera Resolution18.3 Megapixel
HDMIYes
Camera AssemblyBody Only
HD Movie ModeYes
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC UHS-I), Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC UHS-I)
Height83.2 mm
Width119.9 mm
Depth70.8 mm
Autofocus Points23
Image FormatsJPEG, RAW, MPO
Audio FormatsAAC
Flash ModesAuto Flash, Flash OFF, Flash ON, Slow Sync, Red-eye Reduction, Rear Curtain Sync, Front Curtain Sync
Focus ModesAuto, Manual
ManufacturerPanasonic
Product ModelDMC-G5
Product NameDMC-G5 Compact System Camera
Product LineLumix
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part NumberDMC-G5EB-K
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.panasonic.co.uk
Marketing Information

LUMIX G Compact System Camera G5 - The True Standard Digital Single Lens Mirrorless Camera with Stunning Image Quality

The newly integrated 16.05-megapixels Digital Live MOS Sensor with Panasonic's original pixel mix technology suppresses the noise generation and achieves excellent S/N ratio. The redesigned Venus Engine features exceptionally advanced signal processing capabilities to render clear, crisp images in both photo and video recording. The 3DNR detects smooth part and the edge part of a picture and adjust the strength of noise reduction. The Multi-process NR quickly detects brightness in each part and applies optimum noise reduction.

Battery Life320 Shot
Package Contents
  • DMC-G5 Compact System Camera
  • Body Cap
  • Battery Charger
  • Battery Pack
  • USB Connection Cable
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Software CD-ROM
Display Resolution920000 Pixel
Limited Warranty1 Year
Built-in DevicesMicrophone, Speaker