Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GM5 DSLM Mirrorless Camera with Eye Viewfinder, 12-32mm Lens Kit (Black) - International Version (No Warranty)
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- Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera - 12-32mm Lens - Flash - Flash Storage Bag - Hot Shoe Cover - Battery Pack - Battery Charger - USB Connection Cable - Shoulder Strap - DVD-ROM - AC Cable - Lens Cap - Panasonic 1 Yea
- Camera Type: Digital Single Lens Mirrorless camera
- Recording media: SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card (Compatible with UHS-I standard SDHC / SDXC Memory Cards)
- Image sensor size: 17.3 x 13.0 mm (in 4:3 aspect ratio)
- Lens mount: Micro Four Thirds mount
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|Screen Size||3 in||3 in||3 in||3 in||3 in||3 in|
|Item Dimensions||3.88 x 1.42 x 2.34 in||4.19 x 1.31 x 2.54 in||4.2 x 1.32 x 2.55 in||4.8 x 1.73 x 2.78 in||5.06 x 2.93 x 3.5 in||7.72 x 6.93 x 5.28 in|
|Item Weight||6.35 ounces||0.52 lb||0.8 lb||1.09 lbs||1.11 lbs||1.7 lbs|
|Optical Sensor Resolution||16 megapixels||16 megapixels||16 megapixels||16 megapixels||16 megapixels||20.3 megapixels|
|Photo Sensor Size||micro_four_thirds||—||17.3 x 13.0mm||17.3 x 13.0mm||micro_four_thirds||—|
|Video Capture Resolution||1080p||1080i, 1080p||1920 x 1080 Full HD||1920 x 1080 Full HD, 1280 x 720 HD, 640 x 480 VGA||4k||4k|
|Viewfinder||electronic viewfinder||flexible LCD||Flexible LCD||LCD||electronic viewfinder||electronic viewfinder|
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A couple years ago I sold all my Nikon gear and bought my first m4/3 camera - the Panasonic GX1. It was (and still is) a very competent camera. I bought a bag full of lenses to go with the GX1, but the compromises were still there. It was a bit too big and heavy, and there was no viewfinder - just the back LCD screen. I bought a plug-in electronic viewfinder for it, but that made the whole setup even more bulky.
The next step was the ultra-small Panasonic GM1, which is a truly remarkable camera. However, the one big compromise with this otherwise amazing device was the lack of a viewfinder. And I couldn't add an external viewfinder like the one for the GX1. But the 12-32mm kit lens was nothing short of spectacular - much better than the kit lens that came with the GX1. Fast, accurate focusing, great color rendition, and absurdly small. Yet I still was frustrated with the GM1 when trying to take pictures outdoors in bright light. The LCD screen often just washed out, and it was difficult to compose pictures effectively.
Enter the new Panasonic GM5. It retains all the goodness of the wonderful little GM1, but adds a built-in electronic viewfinder, hot shoe, and various other updates and improvements. The only thing that it lost is the built-in flash that the GM1 had, which was of pretty marginal use. And the overall size of the camera expanded ever-so-slightly to accommodate the viewfinder.
The GM5, with the 12-32mm kit lens mounted, is a very compact camera. The defining metric for me is whether the camera will fit comfortably in the side pockets of my cargo shorts and hiking pants. The GM1 was the first Panasonic m4/3 camera to do this comfortably, and the GM5 passes the test with no problems. It is very nice to be able to have a high-quality interchangeable lens camera that slips easily into a large pocket. It doesn't fit into a jeans pocket like a little point-and-shoot, but the difference in image quality over those and phone cameras (especially in low light) is notable.
The image quality of the GM5 appears indistinguishable from the GM1, which is very high praise. Noise up to ISO 1600 is negligible, with graceful fall-off above that. The sharpness is superb - the 12-32 kit lens is still a gem. I tried the GM5 with all my existing Panasonic lenses (7-14mm, 20mm, and 45-200mm) and they operated flawlessly. I also mounted the DMW-FL360 flash that I bought with my old GX1, and it functioned as expected - the flash zooms as you zoom the lens, etc. This surprised me a bit, as the Panasonic web site does not list the FL360 as being compatible with the GM5. It is great for times when the decent little external flash that comes with the kit just isn't enough.
The electronic viewfinder works extremely well. It could be a bit larger, but it is clear the engineers were trying to keep it from increasing the size of the GM5 any more than necessary. The camera detects when you are holding it up to your eye and automatically switches the display from the LCD on the camera back to the viewfinder (and back). It is clear and bright, and erases the last significant compromise of the GM1. Panasonic also added a function dial to the back of the camera, which means you don't have to use the menus for all the image adjustments (a minor annoyance with the GM1).
Like other recent Panasonic cameras, you can connect the camera to a smartphone or tablet via built-in WiFi to view the current scene, take pictures, transfer pictures, etc. It is a very neat capability, especially for when you want to be in the picture. It has better range than I expected (using my Samsung Galaxy S4 - I haven't tried it with my tablet yet). Even if you are "old school" and tend to ignore functions like this, it is worth checking out. I was skeptical too, until I gave it a try.
Panasonic came out with another solid camera at the same price point about the same time as the GM5 - the LX100. It has some very interesting specs - a very fast fixed lens, ability to take 4k video, and basically the same sensor as the GM5. It didn't quite meet my needs though. Even though it has a decent zoom range and excellent aperture, being constrained to a single lens would be too limiting for me. My perception is that the LX100 would be a great step up from more limited point-and-shoots, a powerful little video rig, or an outstanding backup for a DSLR, but not quite up to the role of a DSLR replacement.
Frankly, there isn't much I would change on the current GM5. In a perfect world, it would be even smaller and lighter, the kit lens would be faster and have more zoom range, and it would cost a few hundred dollars less. Who knows, maybe the next generations will achieve some of these wishes, but I suspect the engineers at Panasonic are up against some challenging design limits at this point. Regardless, the GM5 is a marvel - I can put it in my pocket with a great kit lens, or take it out with a bag of glass when I am on a dedicated photo safari. I have finally found the camera that effectively puts DSLR quality in my pocket, with no significant compromises.
I've been using 4/3 systems since the Olympus E-5, and migrated to M4/3 with the EP-1.
I also have a GX7, which has it's use... but for the most part I've been going out with the GM5.
Is so light and confortable to carry, has all the functions, features and capabilities of other M4/3 bodies with 2 drawbacks.
One is the electronic/physical shutter, which might be an issue on specific conditions.
For most instances, not an issue for me, When using my GX7 I usually have it with electronic shutter to avoid distracting my photo victims enabling for un-staged captures.
The other is the lack of physical buttons, however I have to say, the screen is so responsive, that honestly is not such a big deal.
The EVF is there... but realistically... is just a tool in the event of strong sun light.
And battery... just buy an extra one, and shut the camera off while not in use, it will take no more than one second for it to power up and be ready for use.
Finally, to take real advantage of the size and weight, it needs to be paired with the "smaller" lenses, the "biggest" one I use on this system are the Lumix/Panasonic 25mm 1.4 and the Panasonic macro 45mm 2.8.
I bought this camera as a backup to my Olympus OM-D E-M5, and it feels very small in the hands. I use it with my 15mm Summilux lens. Although it doesn't have IBIS (stabilization), adding a Cotta thumbgrip makes it feel secure in the hands. Will post more photos later!
However, as there is no way to view specific comments for amazon warehouse deals, I must warn people here. I have ordered this camera twice from amazon warehouse deals (and once from a third party seller). The first one (AWD) was a completely dead unit. The second time, the seller offered the black one, but then said they only had red. The third one arrived today from AWD and it was the 50i PAL version, not the NTSC version. other sellers accurately describe this. Maybe I missed something but they didn't say anything about it and I have been careful about this since there are many used PAL versions being shipped from overseas. After 3 times and failing, I am hesitant to order this camera again from amazon or amazon warehouse deals. At least their return policy is good.
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but I received 'Japanese' version. it only support Japanese language :(
and battery charger, ac cable are not included. haha...