Whatdigitalcamera.com has posted an online review of Panasonic’s latest entry – mid level DSLR rival the compact m4/3rd Panasonic G5.
Here’s what they had to say:
“While it may have a bit of a fight on its hands to tempt people away from the safer option of a DSLR, the G5 has a lot to offer those willing to try something a little less traditional.
The build-quality is as good as its rivals, if not better in some areas. The interface and touch screen technology make the G5 easy and quick to use, though as we’ve mentioned, there is still room for improvement in this area. Images are also very good, and unless you shoot a lot of high ISO shots where DSLRs have the edge, you won’t be disappointed.
Factor in the fast AF (in single AF at least), flip-out screen, 6fps and the largest lens and accessory support for a Compact System Camera range, and the G5 has to be the most complete Lumix G-series camera we’ve seen, that mounts a serious challenge to established DSLRs“.
I loved the Panasonic G3 when I tetsed it and thought it a breakthrough micro 4/3rd model that really demonstrated what a compact camera system can deliver. The new Pansonic G5 is a sensible and logical development and whilst it may not at first glance seem vastly different from the previous model, it is a slightly improved camera and this alone means it deserves serious consideration as an alternative to a DSLR.
Mark Baynham (August 2012)