By March 10, 2013 4 Comments

Setup Your Digital Camera Like a BOSS

The Lumix G5 may the little brother of the GH3 but with the tips in this video you can take you G5 from a little bro to a BOSS.

If you put in the time to get to know your camera, experiment with the settings, and shoot you’ll get the most from your camera. When you got your G5 tuned up it’s going to help you take that idea you have in your minds-eye and make that into a reality. I love when I’m shooting and I don’t even have to think about the camera settings. This allows me to focus on being creative rather then being technical which in the end is more fun and yields cooler shots.

The Lumix cameras are very conservative in their settings so with the G5 I’m able to take the sharpness all the way down and still get a sharp image. I prefer to shoot with little to no noise reduction and keep the sharpness low. Having the noise reduction set to the minimum will show more grain in the images but will also make the image sharper. This happens because when the cameras cpu reduces noise often times it also reduces fine detail. It’s a trade-off but one I’m happy to take. Also to compensate for the increased sharpness/grain I turn the sharpness settings down as well. While setting the sharpness down offsets the increase in noise a sharp lens will always give a shaper image which is why I use the best glass I can afford.

The Leica 25/1.4 is a super sharp lens that is well worth the price and one I recommend to every M43 shooter.

My color settings are stored into the C1 and C2-1, C2-2 and C2-3 so that I’m able to quickly recall the settings on the fly. If I have to stop and think about what my camera is doing most likely I’ll loose the shot and I don’t want to do that.

I hope this post gives you some ideas how to setup your Lumix G5 like a BOSS. Be sure to catch my other video on customizing the G5 body.

About the Author:

Giulio Sciorio is an award winning professional photographer that shoots for social media, editorial and advertising. G is modern-minimalist with a visual style that is natural, spontaneous and fun. As one of the first pro photographers to switch from a DSLRs to a mirrorless-hybrid system, G founded Small Camera Big Picture. His vision is to inspire other photographers to reach new creative heights using small cameras. Small Camera Big Picture is the resource for everything on mirrorless-hybrid photography and the modern photographer’s lifestyle. Learn how big things come in small packages at

4 Comments on "Setup Your Digital Camera Like a BOSS"

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  1. rheinsman says:

    Thanks for the great info. I’ve been using the G5 for a couple months now and I’m amazed at the level of creativity built into it. But with so many options it can be a little confusing at times. Your video gives an excellent way to get a handle on some of these options and creative modes.

  2. db96 says:

    Hope there is more to come in this series on the G5. Very helpful!

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