Panasonic GM5 Sample Gallery: The tiny, refined GM5 hikes through the mountains


posted Monday, November 17, 2014 at 12:31 PM EDT

In preparation for our upcoming Panasonic GM5 Shooter's Report, we've published a large batch of sample gallery photos from this powerful yet diminutive Micro Four Thirds camera. Taking a couple "treks" in the mountains of north Georgia and the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina, the practically-pocketable GM5 makes for a stellar travel and hiking camera.

Along for the ride was the included 12-32mm kit lens, which, as we found in our review of the lens, is an excellent little lens -- extremely compact, sharp and overall, a versatile optic for most conditions. We also have the new companion lens to the 12-32mm, the equally compact Panasonic 35-100mm f/4-5.6 Mega O.I.S. With the 12-32mm and now the 35-100, GM1 and GM5 owners have a camera setup with lenses that range from 24mm all the way to 200mm, in 35mm-equivalent terms, and that fit in just a couple of pockets!

12-32mm: 12mm, f/6.3, 1/1600s, ISO 400

The Panasonic GM1 was indeed impressive and as we called it, the first truly micro Micro Four Thirds camera. The new GM5 provides some small yet notcieable improvements to the GM1, namely the addition of an EVF, slight tweaks in ergonomics and improved AF and burst performance. We will thoroughly investigate and comment on these new features in the upcoming Shooter's Report, but in the meantime, head over to the Panasonic GM5's Gallery page for nice selection of real-world shots, or see how this ultra-compact mirrorless camera compares to some competition: Panasonic GM5 vs. Panasonic GM1, Panasonic GM5 vs. Panasonic LX100 and Panasonic GM5 vs. Sony RX100 III.

Olympus 12-40mm f/2.8: 12mm, f/8, 15s, ISO 100
35-100mm f/4-5.6: 100mm, f/5.6, 1/250s, ISO 500
12-32mm: 12mm, f/3.5, 1/25s, ISO 3200

[Quick Links: Panasonic GM5Lab SamplesGallery Photos]