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


  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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!

  4. 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.