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Great for what it is,
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This review is from: Panasonic DMC-G5KK 16 MP Compact System Camera with 14-42mm Zoom Lens and 3-Inch LCD (Black) (Electronics)
I thought the camera performed well but the stock lens had a sticky zoom. There's was no way I could zoom in and out smoothly while shooting video. I returned the entire outfit cause I found out most Panny lenses are not that great. Also, the camera felt plasticky and cheap. I do a lot of photography and felt the camera would not hold up very well.
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Initial post: Nov 13, 2012 12:15:22 PM PST
Juan Grande says:
Panasonic and olympus have excellent prime lenses. Oly 12mm f2, panny 20mm 1.7, panaleica 25mm 1.4, oly 45mm 1.8, oly 75mm 1.8 for example. New additions of 12-35 2.8 and 35-100 2.8 by panasonic seem promising, too. Some are pricey, true, but it's a lot of sharp fast glass in small packages!
Posted on Dec 2, 2012 6:00:26 PM PST
The Zoom action on the kit lens (14-42mm) is remarkably poor; it is very 'sticky'. Some Sony kit lenses have the same issue. However the accessory add-on zoom lenses from Panasonic for $200 and up are generally quite good & much smoother.
Posted on Dec 29, 2012 7:04:03 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 29, 2012 10:20:45 AM PST
A perfect travel camera. It's plastic but much better quality than GH2 that feels really plasticky. Right on AF, great auto exposure in P mode (night shots, days shots - the histogram in right in the middle), very good auto white balance (AWB is never 100% perfect + we all see the same color differently). Balances and works perfectly with 12-35 f2.8, instantaneous focus in low light. Good ergonomics + menu layout and responsive touchscreen. Keep in mind disadvantages of enabling the electronic shutter : http://m43photo.blogspot.be/2012/12/gh3-e
Disables on camera and external flash for instance, spent the whole night trying to figure out what was wrong with my camera and flashes ;-).
Also disable "pre-focus when using EVF" in the menu or it will make lenses (20mm f1.7 at F>4) to constantly refocus in low light. Goes away if the aperture opened up)
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