Panasonic Lumix GM5

According to the manufacturer, this new Panasonic Lumix GM5 is the world’s smallest micro four-thirds camera, replacing the same-size Lumix GM1. The sensor is the same as in the Lumix GM1, but the new camera sports a built-in electronic viewfinder (EVF) instead of an in-body flash.

Doug found the kit lens disappointing, but was very excited about the new 35-100m zoom (70-200mm full-frame equivalent), which should be considered for all MFT bodies.

Who’s it for? It’s a great 2nd MFT camera, but as an entry-level body there are others you might want to consider

  • great show. a suggestion to the editor of the video. the frequency you switch between Frederick and Doug is quite high. it distracts from the excellent content the guys are presenting.

  • Thanks for the kind words, Karl. Unfortunately our video switching is at the whim iof Google+ Hangouts. It does the switching based on the audio.

  • Excellent and entertaining show. As a GM1 owner I would just add that the silent shutter plus reliable and rapid single autofocus used with ‘mid’ continuous shooting makes it a fun tool for surreptitious close-in street use. Nobody takes any notice of you, and the kit lens is certainly good enough for this at 24 – 35mm equivalent focal lengths. It is a shame about the lack of a focus ring, but tapping the rear-screen works so well I almost don’t miss it. Shame they didn’t make the screen articulate on the GM5!

  • Great review, and I enjoy the interaction between you and Frederick in these episodes. Any thoughts on reviewing the nikon 1 v3 with the 70-300mm cx? I hear it makes a good setup with the dslr like auto focus and compact size for a super telephoto.

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