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Control Panel on the Panasonic GF5?

Unlike some professional cameras, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 does not have a top-level display. The verification of camera settings is instead done by looking at the position of control dials and, most importantly, by checking the rear LCD screen.

Top view of the Panasonic GF5

GF5 and credit card from top

Screen specs

Below is an overview of all the main screen specifications of the GF5. In particular, the rear LCD measures 3.0 inches and offers a resolution of 920,000 dots. The panel is touch sensitive.

Panasonic GF5 Screen Specs
Viewfinder Type No viewfinder
Top-Level Screen no Top Display
LCD Framing Live View
LCD Size 3.0 inch
LCD Resolution 920k dots
LCD Attachment Fixed screen
Touch Input Touchscreen

Camera to camera comparisons

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 is a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera that was officially introduced in April 2012 and is equipped with a Four Thirds sensor. It offers a resolution of 12 megapixel. In the United States, the camera was initially launched at a price of $499.

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The table below compares the rear screen specs of the Panasonic GF5 to those of several similar cameras. Additionally, the table includes some information on other core features, such as the viewfinder, shutter, flash, and image stabilization system.

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Screen and Other Feature Comparison
    Camera
Model
Viewfinder
(Type or
000 dots)
Control
Panel
(yes/no)
LCD
Specifications
(inch/000 dots)
LCD
Attach-
ment
Touch
Screen
(yes/no)
Mech
Shutter
Speed
Shutter
Flaps
(1/sec)
Built-in
Flash
(yes/no)
Built-in
Image
Stab
1.
 
Panasonic GF5none n3.0 / 920 fixed Y 1/4000s 4.0 Y n
2.
 
Olympus E-PL3optional n3.0 / 460 tilting n 1/4000s 5.5 n Y
3.
 
Olympus E-PM1optional n3.0 / 460 fixed n 1/4000s 5.5 n Y
4.
 
Panasonic G61440 n3.0 / 1036 swivel Y 1/4000s 7.0 Y n
5.
 
Panasonic GF6none n3.0 / 1040 tilting Y 1/4000s 4.2 Y n
6.
 
Panasonic LX7optional n3.0 / 920 fixed n 1/4000s 11.0 Y Y
7.
 
Panasonic GF3none n3.0 / 460 fixed Y 1/4000s 3.2 Y n
8.
 
Panasonic G10202 n3.0 / 460 fixed n 1/4000s 2.6 Y n
9.
 
Panasonic G21440 n3.0 / 460 swivel Y 1/4000s 2.6 Y n
10.
 
Panasonic GF2optional n3.0 / 460 fixed Y 1/4000s 2.6 Y n
11.
 
Panasonic G11440 n3.0 / 460 swivel n 1/4000s 3.0 Y n

If you would like to see a side-by-side review of this and another camera, just make your choice using the following search menu. An an alternative, you can also directly jump to any one of the listed comparisons that were previously generated by the CAM-parator tool.

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    Specifications Summary
    Camera Model Panasonic GF5
    Camera Type Mirrorless system camera
    Camera Lens Micro Four Thirds lenses
    Launch Date April 2012
    Launch Price USD 499
    Sensor Specs
    Sensor Technology CMOS
    Sensor Format Four Thirds Sensor
    Sensor Size 17.3 x 13.0 mm
    Sensor Area 225 mm2
    Sensor Diagonal 21.6 mm
    Crop Factor 2.0x
    Sensor Resolution 12 Megapixels
    Image Resolution 4 000 x 3 000 pixels
    Pixel Pitch 4.33 μm
    Pixel Density 5.34 MP/cm2
    Moiré control Anti-Alias filter
    Movie Capability 1080/60i Video
    ISO Setting 160 - 6 400 ISO
    ISO Boost 160 - 12 800 ISO
    Image Processor Venus FHD
    DXO Sensor Quality (score) 61
    DXO Color Depth (bits) 21.4
    DXO Dynamic Range (EV) 11.6
    DXO Low Light (ISO) 618
    Screen Specs
    Viewfinder Type No viewfinder
    Top-Level Screen no Top Display
    LCD Framing Live View
    LCD Size 3.0 inch
    LCD Resolution 920k dots
    LCD Attachment Fixed screen
    V-logging Friendliness No front-flip
    Touch Input Touchscreen
    Shooting Specs
    Focus System Contrast-detect AF
    Manual Focusing Aidno Peaking Feature
    Maximum Shutter Speed 1/4000s
    Continuous Shooting 4 shutter flaps/s
    Shutter Life Expectancy100 000 actuations
    Silent Shootingno E-Shutter
    Time Lapse Photographyno Intervalometer
    Fill Flash Built-in Flash
    Storage Medium SDXC cards
    Second Storage Option Single card slot
    UHS card support UHS-I
    Connectivity Specs
    External Flash no Hotshoe
    USB Connector USB 2.0
    HDMI Port mini HDMI
    Wifi Support no Wifi
    Body Specs
    Battery Type DMW-BLE9 power pack
    Battery Life (CIPA)360 shots per charge
    Body Dimensions 108 x 67 x 37 mm
    (4.3 x 2.6 x 1.5 in)
    Camera Weight 267 g (9.4 oz)

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