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Panasonic LUMIX GM5 Mirrorless Interchangeable Single Lens Camera (DSLM) Plus 12-32mm Kit Lens - Red

Details
DMC-GM5K
Features
  • Superior picture quality in a sleek, sophisticated design
  • Super-compact camera body with interchangeable lens options [MFT Mount]
  • Live viewfinder for improved composition and viewability in sunlight
  • Durable magnesium alloy body adds ruggedness for flexible shooting
  • Built-in WiFi for easy image sharing and remote shooting via smart devices
  • External flash hotshoe for optional bounce, LED and other lighting
Variations

Features

Unrivalled Creative Possibilities - An Expansive Choice of LUMIX G / LEICA DG Lens Options An impressive array of compatible, high-quality GM5 and LEICA lens options complement the camera's compact, lightweight design, while also adding impressive flexibility to its imaging power.

These options include a full lens lineup of interchangeable wide/standard/telephoto zooms, single focal length lenses, and macro and fisheye lenses, each designed to provide the perfect lens for any shooting situation.
Capture Every Eye-Catching Moment Built-in Live ViewFinder. 1,166k-dot Equivalent.

Viewfinder concentration helps capture the best possible images. With the LVF designed into the GM5, capturing superior images is assured with 1,166k-dot equivalent resolution and approximately 100%* color reproduction. By more faithfully reproducing the primary colors, the GM5 LVF clearly displays beautiful, more true-to-life hues.

*Based on the adobe RGB color space. Panasonic in-house comparison based on the CIE 1931 x, y color space.
A Better Photo with Greater Clarity The large, 16-megapixel Digital Live MOS Sensor enables both high-resolution and high-sensitivity image recording with far less noise. The Venus Engine in the GM5 features an advanced noise reduction system to consistently produce clearer, smoother image quality particularly when capturing subjects and scenery at night. This intelligent combination of Live MOS Sensor and Venus Engine achieves maximum ISO25600.
Silent Mode The innovative Silent Mode switches the shutter from mechanical in an instant, and turns off all sound (AF, operation) while suppressing the AF assist lamp and flash with a single setting for special shooting opportunities.
Focus Peaking Focus Peaking indicates the peak of focus in MF and AF+MF mode. This convenient function is also available in remote photo/video shooting when using a smartphone or tablet via WiFi.
Eye Sensor AF Image output between the Live View Finder and rear monitor is automatically switched by the eye sensor on the LVF. This same sensor also accommodates the Eye Sensor AF, which starts auto-focusing automatically by simply looking into the LVF to prevent missed shooting opportunities.
Fast, Accurate AF By exchanging digital signals between camera and lens at a maximum of 240 fps, the smart Contrast AF system excels in both speed and accuracy. The GM5 also delivers high-speed burst shooting at 5.8 fps in 16-megapixel resolution, and a maximum of 40 fps with the electronic shutter.
Low Light AF The Low Light AF advantage makes it possible to focus on any subject more precisely in -4EV situations, such as shooting at night with no other light source than a starry sky.
Face/Eye Detection AF In addition to a conventional Face Recognition AF, the Face/Eye Detection AF incorporated in the GM5 automatically adjusts the focus precisely on a subject's face or eye.
Pinpoint AF This handy feature can incrementally set magnification from 3x to 10x in 0.1x steps. Ideal for precision focus setting on subject aspect, such as flowers or the pupil of an eye.
Share From Anywhere with WiFi The GM5 includes WiFi connectivity for easy image sharing with the Panasonic Image App. By simply scanning the QR code displayed on the camera monitor with a smartphone or tablet it's also easy to use a mobile device as a remote controller for the GM5.
The Camera for Your Creative Style - Superior Picture Quality. Sleek, Sophisticated Design The ultimate in functional beauty and advanced design is here in the Lumix GM5. Based on the Micro Four Thirds standard, this elegant, full-featured DSLM includes a large digital Live MOS Sensor for extraordinary imaging.

Every detail of the GM5 body gives it a look of elegance and style. And helps create an imaging experience unlike any other DSLM camera in its class.

Awards

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SpecificationsExpand All

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  • TYPE
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    • Image sensor size
    • Lens mount
  • IMAGE SENSOR
    • Type
    • Total pixels
    • Camera effective pixels
    • Color filter
    • Dust reduction system
  • RECORDING SYSTEM
    • System frequency
    • Aspect ratio
    • Image quality
    • Image quality
    • Color Space
    • Continuous recordable time (Motion picture)
    • Continuous recordable time (Motion picture)
    • Continuous recordable time (Motion picture)
    • Actual recordable time (Motion picture)
    • Actual recordable time (Motion picture)
    • Actual recordable time (Motion picture)
    • Recording file format
    • Still image
    • Motion picture
    • File size(Pixels)
    • Still Image
    • Still Image
    • Still Image
    • Still Image
    • Motion picture*1(MP4*2:NTSC area)
    • Motion picture*1(MP4*2:NTSC area)
    • Motion picture*1(MP4*2:NTSC area)
    • Motion picture*1(MP4*2:NTSC area)
    • Motion picture*1(MP4*2:PAL area)
    • Motion picture*1(AVCHD*3:NTSC area)
    • Motion picture*1(AVCHD*3:NTSC area)
    • Motion picture*1(AVCHD*3:NTSC area)
    • Motion picture*1(AVCHD*3:NTSC area)
    • Motion picture*1(AVCHD*3:PAL area)
    • Motion picture (MOV*:59.94Hz)
    • Motion picture (MOV*:50.00Hz)
    • Motion picture (MOV*:24.00Hz)
    • Motion picture (MP4*:59.94Hz)
    • Motion picture (MP4*:50.00Hz)
    • Motion picture (MP4*:24.00Hz)
    • Motion picture (AVCHD Progressive*:59.94Hz)
    • Motion picture (AVCHD Progressive*:50.00Hz)
    • Motion picture (AVCHD*:59.94Hz)
    • Motion picture (AVCHD*:50.00Hz)
  • WiFi FUNCTION
    • WiFi
    • NFC
    • QR Code Connection
  • VIEWFINDER
    • Type
    • Field of view
    • Magnification
    • Eye point
    • Diopter adjustment
    • Eye sensor
    • Eye sensor adjustment
  • FOCUS
    • Type
    • DFD technology
    • Focus mode
    • AF mode
    • AF mode
    • AF detective range
    • AF assist lamp
    • AF lock
    • Others
  • EXPOSURE CONTROL
    • Light metering system
    • Light metering mode
    • Metering range
    • Exposure mode
    • ISO sensitivity (Standard Output Sensitivity)
    • ISO sensitivity (Standard Output Sensitivity)
    • Exposure compensation
    • AE lock
    • AE bracket
  • WHITE BALANCE
    • White balance
    • White balance adjustment
    • Color temperature setting
    • White balance bracket
  • SHUTTER
    • Type
    • Shutter speed
    • Shutter speed
    • Shutter life
    • Self timer
    • Remote control
  • SCENE GUIDE
    • Still image
    • Motion picture
  • PANORAMA SHOT
    • PANORAMA SHOT
  • BURST SHOOTING
    • Burst speed
    • Burst speed
    • Number of recordable images
    • Number of recordable images
    • Number of recordable images
    • Number of recordable images
  • 4K Photo Mode****
    • Exif information
    • Selectable aspect ratio
    • Exposure mode
    • Marking function
    • Loop Rec function
  • 4K Photo Mode
    • Exif information
    • Selectable aspect ratio
    • Exposure mode
    • Marking function
    • Loop Rec function
  • FLASH
    • Built in flash type
    • Flash type
    • Flash Mode
    • Synchronization speed
    • Flash output adjustment
    • Flash synchronization
    • Synchronization for flash dimming and exposure compensation
    • Flash sync socket
  • MONITOR
    • Type
    • Monitor size
    • Pixels
    • Filed of view
    • Monitor adjustment
  • REAR MONITOR
    • Type
    • Monitor size
    • Pixels
    • Field of view
    • Monitor adjustment
  • LIVE VIEW
    • Digital zoom
    • Extra Tele Conversion
    • Extra Tele Conversion
    • Other functions
  • DIRECTION DETECTION FUNCTION
    • Direction Detection Function
  • FUNCTION BUTTON
    • Fn1, Fn2, Fn3, Fn4, Fn5, Fn6, Fn7, Fn8, Fn9, Fn10
    • Fn1, Fn2, Fn3, Fn4, Fn5, Fn6, Fn7
  • PHOTO STYLE
    • Still image and motion picture
  • CREATIVE CONTROL
    • Still image
    • Motion picture
  • CREATIVE VIDEO MODE
    • Exposure Mode
    • Variable frame rate
    • 59.94Hz
    • 50.00Hz
    • 24.00Hz
  • ANAMORPHIC MODE
    • Anamorphic mode (4:3)
    • 59.94Hz
    • 50.00Hz
    • 24.00Hz
    • Anamorphic mode (4:3)*****
    • 59.94Hz
    • 50.00Hz
    • 24.00Hz
  • MOTION PICTURE FUNCTION
    • Master pedestal level
    • Luminance level
    • Synchro scan
    • Time code
    • SS/Gain operation
    • Color bars / 1kHz test tone
    • Cinelike gamma
    • Flicker reduction
  • PLAYBACK
    • Playback mode
    • Playback function
  • IMAGE PROTECTION / ERASE
    • Protection
    • Erase
  • PRINT
    • Direct Print
  • INTERFACE
    • USB
    • HDMI
    • HDMI
    • HDMI
    • Audio video output
    • Audio video output
    • Remote input
    • External microphone input
    • Headphone output
    • Microphone
    • Speaker
    • HDMI (**)
    • Monitor-through
    • Playback
  • LANGUAGE
    • OSD language
  • GENERAL
    • POWER
    • Battery
    • Battery
    • Battery life (CIPA standard)
    • Battery life (CIPA standard)
    • Battery life (CIPA standard)
    • DIMENSIONS / WEIGHT
    • Dimensions (W x H x D)
    • Weight
    • Weight
    • Weight
    • Weight
    • Weight
    • OPERATING ENVIRONMENT
    • Operating temperature
    • Operating humidity
    • STANDARD ACCESSORIES
    • Software
    • Software
    • Software
    • Standard accessories
    • Standard accessories
    • Standard accessories
    • OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES
    • External flash (optional)
    • Interface unit (optional)
    • AC adaptor (optional)
    • External microphone (optional)
    • Battery grip (optional)
  • INTERCHANGEABLE LENS-1
    • Lens Name
    • Lens Construction
    • Nano Surface Coating
    • Mount
    • Optical Image Stabilizer
    • Focal Length
    • Aperture Type
    • Aperture range
    • Aperture
    • Maximum Aperture
    • Minimum Aperture
    • Closest Focusing Distance
    • Maximum magnification
    • Diagonal Angle of View
    • General
    • Filter Size
    • Max. Diameter
    • Overall Length
    • Weight [g]
    • Weight [oz]
    • Others
  • INTERCHANGEABLE LENS-2
    • Lens Name
    • Lens Construction
    • Nano Surface Coating
    • Mount
    • Optical Image Stabilizer
    • Focal Length
    • Aperture Type
    • Aperture range
    • Aperture
    • Maximum Aperture
    • Minimum Aperture
    • Closest Focusing Distance
    • Maximum magnification
    • Diagonal Angle of View
    • General
    • Filter Size
    • Max. Diameter
    • Overall Length
    • Weight [g]
    • Weight [oz]
    • Others
    • UPC
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Reviews

DMC-GM5K is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 9.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Terrific tiny camera with big capabilities Love this camera. I had a GM1, but really wanted a viewfinder, and this filled the bill. It's a blast to use, and you can get wonderful results with truly tiny lenses that are designed to go with it.
Date published: 2016-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Travel Cam My primary camera is a Panasonic DMC-GX7, which I use for Real Estate photography. I love the compactness of the camera and the lenses. But, in my quest to travel lighter and lighter with all the restrictions and extra expense of baggage while flying, I wanted to go even smaller. That is why I added the GM5 to my kit, and it fits the bill almost perfectly. I say "almost", because It lacks some of the features I love on my GX7(such as the tilting larger EVF and Screen), but I did expect to compromise for the size. This camera, paired with a pancake lens, like the Panasonic 20mm, makes a great low light pocketable powerhouse, which not many other cameras can match. (great for Halloween) And for around town snapshots or street shooting, the 12-32mm kit lens is hard to beat. I have tried many M43 lenses on it, and of those the only one that is kind of ridiculous on it is the Panasonic 100-300mm, which is also awkward to use. If that 100-300mm had it's own tripod mount, it would be easier, however, it is not impossible to use. As a primary travel camera, this is great. For a more professional shooting environment, one might consider one of the other M43 cameras out there that have more features, and easier access to functions.
Date published: 2015-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Little Camera I bought the GM5 to use as a backup for my E-M10 and a pocketable daily shooter. I was quite dissatisfied with my GX7, replaced it with the E-M10, and was hesitant to get the GM5. But, I'm glad to report that Panasonic corrected all of the issues that plagued me with the GX7. I have not been disappointed and so far have no complaints about the quality of the GM5 or the images I get from it. I use it with my Olympus 17mm f/1.8 or my Panasonic-Leica 15mm f/1.7. Either lens is a perfect partner for the GM5. My only complaint is that in the U.S., the GM5 is only offered as a kit with the 12-32mm f/3.5-5.6 zoom. In Europe, you can get a GM5/15mm kit; I had to buy the 15mm separately. A body only option for those who already have several good lenses and don't want the 12-32mm should also be available.
Date published: 2015-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible camera for any size The key feature of this camera is its size, bar none. It's amazing that so much can fit into such a solid little camera, and they managed to make it quite ergonomic as well in the process. Really amazed by the build quality, photo quality, and usability. Battery is super tiny, but you can find higher capacity 3rd party batteries on the web for very low cost. It's a non-issue if you carry a few of them around in the bag. Heck, you're carrying lenses anyway (or you should be with all the great ones out there). Get this, 2 extra higher capacity batteries, and the 20mm f/1.7 and you've got an enviable kit that produces photos of quality far beyond its size.
Date published: 2015-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing little camera Incredible capability for such a small camera body
Date published: 2015-07-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Small but powerful There is nothing like it for its size. I am enjoying its potability.
Date published: 2015-05-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from not too shabby I have a canon i paid 1500 for and the quality definitely equals to the shot taken with it. The main thing is the battery that came with it doesn't last long so i bought a few extra to solve that problem.
Date published: 2015-03-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sweet little camera I have been shooting with Panasonic cameras for many years. My main camera for photography work currently is a GMC-GX7, which is perfect for real estate photography paired up with the 7x14 lens. However, as compact as the GX7 is, I still needed something that was even more pocketable for travel and to carry around. The GM5 came along and filled the need. It has most of the features that I like about the GX7, but in a tiny size. It will not replace the GX7 for my main camera, but for all those times I did not take my GX7 and missed a shot, I now have the option slip this little gem in my jacket pocket and almost don't notice it's there. I have only had the GM5 for a short time, but I can honestly say I like it!
Date published: 2015-03-24
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  • I am a professional photographer who is seriously considering switching to the Lumix mirrorless cameras. Does Panasonic have, or can you suggest, a web site that demonstrates how professional photographers are successfully using the Lumix professional cameras?
    In conjunction with our Panasonic.com web site, our Sales and Marketing team also runs LUMIXLOUNGE.COM This site features work from Panasonic’s Luminary team of professional photographers who have migrated to the Lumx mirrorless cameras. The site also features schedules to live on-line and dealer events as well as convenient links to our latest firmware updates. Additional features to expand the site are already in progress.

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  • Why am I unable to use the VIERA Link operation when connected to TV with a mini HDMI connection?
    For this feature to work aVIERA Link compatible Panasonic TV is required as well as the recommended Panasonic mini HDMI cable which is an optional accessory http://shop.panasonic.com/support. The Panasonic TV remote can be used to control camera picture playback functions on TV.

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  • How do I install firmware in my camera using an SD card?
    Digital Still Camera Firmware Update Guide.

    1) Preparation before attempting the update.

    A. Make sure the camera's battery is completely charged. If the battery is not completely charged the firmware update will not begin. Format the SD memory card in the camera, then take a couple of pictures.
    B. Turn off the camera.

    2) Copying the Firmware to your memory card.
    A. Download the latest firmware update for your model by clicking on the "Download Ver. X.X " link to a location on your computer (we recommend the "Desktop").
    B. If your computer has a media reader, please insert your formatted SD Card from your camera.
    C. Open the zipped firmware file that you downloaded to the desktop.

    D. For"PC" users, locate your SD Card by clicking on, or opening the"My Computer" or"Computer" on your desktop or your"Start" menu. For"Mac" users, can use"Finder" if the drive does not mount to your desktop.

    E."Drag" to Copy and Paste" the .bin file from the opened folder to the drive with the SD Card showing in your"My Computer" window for"PC" users and"Finder" or"Drive" in Macs. This will copy the file to the card.

    F. If you choose to leave the SD Card in your camera, connect the camera to the PC with the USB cable. Turn the camera on and set it to"Playback" mode. Then select"PC" on the LCD screen. Drag the .bin file from the opened folder to the device that either says Panasonic or mass storage to complete the transfer.

    G."SDXC cards, 32GB or larger, require special card readers. Depending on your PC, and the age of its operating system, you may not be able to directly write to such large cards. If your PC asks you to format the card, DO NOT, this is one indication that your system is not compatible with the newer larger memory cards. In this case a smaller card, 16GB or smaller should be used.

    3) Updating the camera's firmware.

    A. Turn the Camera off, insert the SD Card if you copied the firmware to the card while inserted into the computer.

    B. Turn the Camera power on and press the"Playback" button. The camera's LCD screen should now be showing a screen asking if you desire to"Update" the firmware. Highlight"Yes" and press the"Menu/Set" button.

    C. When the Camera has completed the firmware update it will turn itself off and then back on.

    D. This completes the update process.

    4) Confirming the update.

    A. Turn the camera's power back on.

    B. Set to"Playback" Mode.

    C. Choose the"Setup" menu.

    D. Select Version Disp.
    Digital Still Camera Firmware Update Guide.

    1) Preparation before attempting the update.

    A. Make sure the camera's battery is completely charged. If the battery is not completely charged the firmware update will not begin. Format the SD memory card in the camera, then take a couple of pictures.
    B. Turn off the camera.

    2) Copying the Firmware to your memory card.
    A. Download the latest firmware update for your model by clicking on the "Download Ver. X.X " link to a location on your computer (we recommend the "Desktop").
    B. If your computer has a media reader, please insert your formatted SD Card from your camera.
    C. Open the zipped firmware file that you downloaded to the desktop.

    D. For"PC" users, locate your SD Card by clicking on, or opening the"My Computer" or"Computer" on your desktop or your"Start" menu. For"Mac" users, can use"Finder" if the drive does not mount to your desktop.

    E."Drag" to Copy and Paste" the .bin file from the opened folder to the drive with the SD Card showing in your"My Computer" window for"PC" users and"Finder" or"Drive" in Macs. This will copy the file to the card.

    F. If you choose to leave the SD Card in your camera, connect the camera to the PC with the USB cable. Turn the camera on and set it to"Playback" mode. Then select"PC" on the LCD screen. Drag the .bin file from the opened folder to the device that either says Panasonic or mass storage to complete the transfer.

    G."SDXC cards, 32GB or larger, require special card readers. Depending on your PC, and the age of its operating system, you may not be able to directly write to such large cards. If your PC asks you to format the card, DO NOT, this is one indication that your system is not compatible with the newer larger memory cards. In this case a smaller card, 16GB or smaller should be used.

    3) Updating the camera's firmware.

    A. Turn the Camera off, insert the SD Card if you copied the firmware to the card while inserted into the computer.

    B. Turn the Camera power on and press the"Playback" button. The camera's LCD screen should now be showing a screen asking if you desire to"Update" the firmware. Highlight"Yes" and press the"Menu/Set" button.

    C. When the Camera has completed the firmware update it will turn itself off and then back on.

    D. This completes the update process.

    4) Confirming the update.

    A. Turn the camera's power back on.

    B. Set to"Playback" Mode.

    C. Choose the"Setup" menu.

    D. Select Version Disp.


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  • Why do I have spots on some of my photos?
    Spots can occur due to dust or dirt inside the lens, or when flash is used in a very dusty environment.

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  • Can this camera take video?
    Yes. This unit can record motion pictures in either AVCHD or MP4 formats.

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  • How long is the video recording time?
    The camera will record video for up to 29 minutes and 59 seconds.

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