Panasonic DMC-G5 16MP SLR Camera
The DMC-GM5 is one of the most compact interchangeable lens cameras Panasonic offers, replacing the GM1. Panasonic has removed the built-in flash, opting instead to include an external flash that fits into the newly-added hot shoe. Also added is a small electronic viewfinder (EVF), as well as a Snap Movie feature, which allows for easy recording of short videos meant for quick uploading to social media. The Panasonic DMC-GM5 offers better image quality overall than many other compact cameras (and most certainly better than smartphones), while being compact enough to take just about anywhere.
The camera offers good controls, and a good layout that makes them easy to use, especially when considering the small size of the camera. Enough control is offers to allow the camera to be useful as more than a consumer-oriented model, allowing it to serve both beginners and more advanced shooters alike. Many photo editing options are built-in, WiFi is built-in, and performance overall is some of the best for such a small point and shoot camera.
While the DMC-GM5’s autofocus is the fastest, colors are accurate and noise levels are low. Video quality is excellent even in low light, although Panasonic has chosen not to include 4K capture with this model. Although somewhat pricey, for those seeking a competent camera that is compact enough to be taken almost anywhere, the Panasonic DMC-GM5 is an excellent choice.