amazon Panasonic DMC-G5 reviews
With the new crystal sensor 16 million pixels and processors latest Venus Engine VII, Panasonic promises this combination of G5 line will give clearer images and reduced noise than previous models of the series G before.
Do G5 is considered one camera “advanced”, it owns a number of new features have been added and many other interesting points. In particular, it can be told as Eye Sensor AF sensor enables automatic detection AF object when the camera is put on the eye to start autofocus.
No new ones in line G5 is the option to use as a desktop LCD screen touch navigation lets TouchPad touch screen to focus.
In G5, Panasonic has made a number of changes designed to facilitate use, the greater grip the handles Function Lever and a new entry into the top of the camera. It also includes silent mode to take pictures of the case secret.
Other features include a mode full-HD video recording, continuous shooting 6 images / second at full resolution, ISO sensitivity reaching 12,800 and Smart Auto mode (Intelligent Auto).
Build Quality and Design Quality
Shape and overall size of the G5 is quite similar to G3, but Panasonic has created a noticeable change for the size handle, deeper and easier to hold, akin to the style DSLR.
Similar to the G3, G5 camera has an LCD screen can be rotated to the rear. That’s very reasonable, and of course it is also very useful when you need to shoot at difficult angles as aerial, from the bottom up.
This LCD screen is also a touch screen and the first time Panasonic has incorporated the so-called option “induction”, allowing touch screen to select the focus point automatically, even when using electronic viewfinder EVF (when the screen is turned off).
Although still a little concerned about your nose will touch the screen and cause changes autofocus points, in fact this feature is extremely handy and you will soon be “abused” its use cameras, and even wonder why this feature is not provided sooner. Use the touch screen when the screen is in the upright position a little more complex because your nose pressed against the screen really, but you still can rotate the screen out if it feels too troublesome.
A new feature of the camera is the lever located on the top Function Lever. When you attach the camera to a power zoom lens, the lever can be used to zoom in and zoom out – very useful when you record a video. When you attach the lens to the other categories, the lever can be used for quick access to exposure compensation mode.
The back camera can rotate in a circle, used to change the shutter speed or aperture (depending on mode is used), or when clicking on also be used to compensate.
DMC-G5 is equipped with a sensor back to recognize eye to allow the camera to automatically switch between two live view LCD and EVF viewfinder to check out: when the user moves the eyes to see it up close by EVF LCD screen, it will automatically shut off. In the predecessor model G3, users want to switch to between 2 mode, they must click on a dedicated button. Sensors recognize the eyes of the G5 seems a bit too sensitive, so sometimes it automatically turns off the LCD screen when the eye at a distance longer.
Anybody familiar with Panasonic’s cameras are all familiar with the menu system is organized quite unambiguous. G5 users can access via the Quick Menu button on the back of the monitor, and can access the menu options using the touch screen or using the arrow keys. Although accessible by mode, these options are also displayed very quickly.
G5 for great images with more detail and bright colors, clear.
In low light conditions, images captured at high sensitivities show good ability to reduce noise, though not quite on par with cameras with larger sensors.
Occasionally, in the light of synthetic or artificial, automatic mode white balance tends to produce warmer colors, but changing the white balance settings can be done easily from the quick menu.
Panasonic is very proud of the autofocus mechanism of the carrier, and claims it is the autofocus mechanism of the fastest, most accurate in the world. For G5 line, the company introduced the autofocus sensor Eye Sensor AF – which means that the camera will automatically focus as soon as it is raised to the eye.
The eye sensor makes it ideal for fast imaging times of need and means to ensure that you are ready to grab those unexpected moments. It works very well but is probably best when you use multi-point AF, not least because they can single-point focus point is not in the range you need.
Panasonic has added a new filter G5, allowing it to compete with the recently announced model GF5. That’s Cross Process filters, Toy Camera and Dramatic Monotone. You can take photos in both RAW and JPEG formats, and then when you process, you can remove the filter effect to the RAW images.
Screen works well in most cases, but may not be used under the blazing sun. EVF electronic viewfinder operation is also possible, for the bright viewfinder, clear, and occasionally need to hide from direct sunlight.
One of the outstanding features of Vietnam EVF electronic viewfinder than traditional optical viewfinder is the picture just taken appears in the viewfinder, give us a quick check image was taken successfully or not.
The ratio signal / noise for JPEG files
JPEG images captured by the G5 are quite similar, but the ratio signal / noise is slightly lower than the Panasonic G3, Sony NEX-5N and the Olympus E-P3. That indicates that the JPEG images taken with the camera are quite similar, but perhaps a little bit noisier image G5.
The ratio signal / noise for RAW
After the change to tail TIFF, RAW image files of the signaling rate G5 / better noise at low ISO levels. However, looking at the chart we see the image of the G5 and G3 are rate signal / noise at ISO plummeted from 400-800, while the Sony Nex-5N camera Olympus E-P3 and higher , which means that two cameras for better image.
Sensitivity frequency range for JPEG files
While JPEG files G5 points Sensitivity band (dynamic range) Panasonic G3 better at ISO 160-400. Sony NEX-5N and the Olympus E-P3 are points better dynamic range from ISO 100-1600, NEX-5N which is best.
Sensitivity frequency range for RAW
Although RAW images (after modified tail light TIFF) taken with the G5 is not to point high dynamic range as the Sony NEX-5N, but they also have a significantly higher score – especially at low ISO levels – compared with the remaining two cameras. From about ISO 800 and above, scores are similar to the Panasonic G3 and even higher than the Olympus E-P3.
Panasonic is the desire to promote G5 became the first cameras were classified as new camera – DSLM, stands for Digital Single Lens Mirrorless (digital interchangeable lens mirrorless).
It has a slightly larger size (when compared to a number of categories such as GF5 example), so it fits with the shift from system mirrorless compact cameras, although it has been recognized with this name not is another question.
Overall we are impressed with the performance of the G5 line, and we can see that it is becoming more attractive to many people, especially with the new innovative features such as AF TouchPad.
Camera DMC-g5 had several features automatic control, digital filters and scene modes will attract even novices or those who simply point and shoot.
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New handle design makes holding and using G5 pleasant than the potential liability form, while it also gives the impression of the quality of products improved building.
Unfortunately, the art filters are not included in the correction mode or semi-automatic hand which is very useful for those who want more creative.
Panasonic again made a very interesting proposal in the style of the G5 line. The purchase of this camera with the lens kit lens duo and a 45-150mm lens new ultraportable would bring you more exciting experience for this summer vacation.