LCD and Viewfinder
Panasonic GM5 has a Fixed Type 3" LCD screen with a resolution of 921k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
LCD is Touch screen
type, so you can change the settings and set the focus point with your fingertips.
GM5 has a built-in Electronic viewfinder. The viewfinder has a resolution of 1,166kdots and coverage of 100%. 100% coverage ensures that what you see in the viewfinder while shooting matches exactly what you will get later in your image, helping accurate framing your shots and minimizes the need for cropping images later.
Max Shutter speed
Panasonic GM5 can shoot continuously at max speed of 5.8 fps
and has max shutter speed of 1/500 sec
. GM5 also has an electronic shutter which can shoot silently at max speed of 1/16000s
. One thing to keep in mind is that electronic shutter may cause rolling shutter effects on your images in certain conditions.
Unfortunately GM5 doesn't have a built-in flash but it has a flash shoe for mounting external flashes.
Panasonic GM5 features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system. The AF system has 23 points to choose from. Panasonic GM5 also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
With Panasonic GM5, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 at 60p,60i,50p,50i,25p,24p fps and save in MPEG-4 and AVCHD formats. Full HD resolution of Panasonic GM5 will be adequate in most of the situations. But if you are after the highest resolution videos available, see our list of Top Cameras with 4K (Ultra-HD) Video
GM5 has a built-in Stereo microphone and a Mono speaker.
Panasonic GM5 doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a Mirrorless camera with external microphone connectivity, consider Sony Alpha A7R II or Sony Alpha A7 II in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
Panasonic GM5 features built-in wireless (Wi-Fi)
connectivity ( 802.11b/g/n with NFC) which lets you transfer your photos directly to compatible devices without any physical connection. With its NFC
feature, GM5 can communicate with devices such as smartphones which are also equipped with this technology by simply touching each other.
You can connect GM5 to compatible devices via its HDMI port or USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Panasonic GM5 is powered by battery which provides a shooting life of 220 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of Mirrorless type cameras is 364 shots, Panasonic GM5 has a short battery life for its class so we strongly recommend GM5 owners to buy some extra batteries.
Battery Life Comparison in Entry-Level Mirrorless Cameras
Samsung NX mini with its 650shots is the model with longest battery life among Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras. Check the comparison of Panasonic GM5 vs Samsung NX mini or take a look at Longest Battery Life Mirrorless cameras list.
Panasonic GM5 Features Compared to Main Competitors