By August 25, 2012 1 Comments

A Real Life Lumix G5 Mirrorless Camera Review

The SMARTER Photographers want to know if the Panasonic Lumix G5 mirrorless camera is the right one for them.  It’s the replacement for the popular G3 and is loaded with creative photo and video filter presets designed to create quality images with a sense of style. Using the wide line of Micro4/3 lenses from Lumix and Olympus as well as other brands, this little camera has some unique and attractive features for it’s $800 pricetag.  Is it worth the money? Could it be a replacement to your DSLR?  If you have a G3 or an Olympus PEN system, is this the camera to move up to?

In this Real Life Review hybrid imaging expert Will Crockett from skips all the silly tech specs and marketing hype and takes the G5 out on a few shoots to see how it handles in the real world to create photos and video, both indoors and out – bright sun and low interior light – and shares his insight with you in this 11 minute video.

Will Crockett is the chief tech writer for, the photo expert on GeekBeatTV, and is a commercial photographer with a rather impressive pedigree that enjoys helping you to discover the hybrid future of photography using the best in mirrorless camera technologies.

About the Author:

Will Crockett, commercial hybrid photographer, photo technology developer, and webTV personality is focused on learning how to master hybrid imaging. The skillful blend of photo+video+audio is clearly the future of photography, but how do we shoot and shape and share and sell these hybrid "eProducts"? Dunno, but with Will Crockett as the technical genius and unstoppable force behind this transition from shooting still photos into creating pictures with depth and dimension we will surely figure it out! : ) Will is an open, honest, bright guy that shares what he learns here on this website about hybrid, eProducts, mirrorless cameras, and all the wonderful software tools that allow us to make better, smarter images for share or the sell. For years, non-pro photographers and pros alike have seen Will's videos, gone to his fun live events, and learned how to be a smarter photographer. Take a look at Will's current (and classic) images at, his consulting work for clients big and small at, and the great info on hybrid eProducts and mirrorless cameras on, and of course his premium videos at Will is credited with the construction of the Lumix Luminary talent team, and the Fujifilm Elite Talent team, and is our "coach" of the Hybrid Heroes.

1 Comment on "A Real Life Lumix G5 Mirrorless Camera Review"

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  1. MrLumix says:

    Excellent. If Canon can try to pass off it’s EOS-M as a major player in the mirrorless market for $850, the G5 is a bargain. I’ve seen so many people leave behind their DSLRs for holidays and events because they are so tired of the size and weight. Some may think it’s pricey to start but when they realize what they can do, how easy it is to do it and the quality they get, they will be very happy.
    Oh if they add on that 25mm 1.4 you showed on it, they will be treated to one of the best lenses on the market.

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