Panasonic’s GF5 is a good entry-level camera in this class; because it’s been on the market for almost a year, you may find discounts at half the retail price listed below. The GF5 comes with a very compact lens, which makes it easy to slip into the front pouch of a backpack. The rubber grip helps keep it steady in less-than-optimal conditions, and the high-res touchscreen and MP4-format video mode make it easy to share HD video files.
Continuous Speed: 4 frames per second
Sensitivity: ISO 12,800
Weight: 9.42 ounces
Lens System: Ships with a 14-42mm lens. Fits the numerous lenses in the Micro Four Thirds Standard, and has an adapter for other lenses.