/ Panasonic Lumix G5
Anyone have any experience with the Panasonic Lumix G5 camera,any thoughts or info appreciated. Thanks
Both are very good, with great results. G3/G5 seems fine for taking up most routes - just under 500g. Think G5 would be great with the compact 14-42 powerzoom - I've just got the standard kit lens, which is a fair bit bulkier, though probably more intuitive to use for those used to SLR lenses. Think the compact zoom has a lever/switch type affair to alter the focal length, rather than usual twist controls on lends barrel.
I've had a G5 with a standard 14-42mm kit lens for 3 months now.I'll go along with what GL says about his G3. Mine drains the battery pretty quickly as well, a new lumix battery £50ish.I picked a non lumix battery on e bay for £9 but this is even weaker in terms of power.
I'm still trying to get to terms with all the gizmo controls, and at the moment not altogether happy with the results, but that could be me being a bit slow at picking up these, only time will tell.
Forget charging unless it's a really long lightweight trip and just buy several generic spares. Cheaper, lighter, less faff. You should get at least 250 shots per battery in general use, but lots of video, zooming and cold will affect that.
The Panasonic 14-42 compact powerzoom looks great but got terrible reviews and has not been popular. It would have made a great climbing rig on the G3/G5.
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