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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 Announced

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 Announced - Panasonic has announced it's latest Micro Four Thirds camera, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 in Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

Panasonic has announced the new Panasonic Lumix GF5, which replaces the now discontinued Panasonic Lumix GF3. The new GF5 has several updates when compared to the GF3, as well as a new rubber grip, it features a high resolution screen, improved AF performance, 14 creative effects and updated user interface as well as video recording enhancements.

Read our Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 Hands-On Review!

Panasonic Lumix GF5 Key Features:

  • New 12 megapixel Live MOS sensor
  • 3inch 920k touch screen
  • 0.09 second AF (compared to 0.1 second GF3)
  • Venus Engine 7HD II - Offers increased ISO, High Dynamic Range, Multi Noise Reduction
  • Expanded ISO range ISO160 - ISO12800
  • Full HD Video recording with stereo sound and MP4 1080 now available
  • 4fps continuous shooting (compared to 3.8 on GF3)
  • 14 Creative Effects, 23 Scenes with guides
  • Rotation detection
  • Metal buttons on rear of camera - Additional display button
  • Metal surround around lens mount
  • Black or White body
The Panasonic Lumix GF5 will be available in June with a price of £579 with 14-42mm X lens, or £449 with 14-42 standard kit lens.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 Specifications

Image Sensor
Pixels12.1Mp (Megapixels)
Pixels (W)4000
Pixels (H)3000
Sensor TypeLive MOS Sensor
Sensor SizeMicro / Four Thirds
Sensor Size (width)17.3mm
Sensor Size (height)13mm
Aspect Ratio
  • 4:3
  • 3:2
  • 16:9
  • 1:1
LCD Monitor
LCD Monitor3in
Screen resolution920k dots
Touch ScreenYes
Focusing modes
  • Autofocus
  • Manual
  • Face Detection
  • Spot
  • AF Tracking
  • Multi
  • Centre
  • Touch AF
Exposure Control
Shutter speeds shortest1/4000sec
Shutter speeds longest60sec
Bulb modeNo Data
Exp modes
  • Scene modes
  • Program
  • Manual
  • A
  • Aperture-Priority
  • Shutter-Priority
  • Centre-weighted - Average
  • Multi Pattern
  • Spot
ISO sensitivity160 - 12800
White balance
  • Auto
  • Bracket
  • Manual
  • Cloudy
  • Incandescent
Exposure Comp+/-3
Viewfinder ResolutionNo Data
Shooting Options
Continuous shooting4fps
Movie modeYes
Video Resolution
  • 1920x1080 FullHD
  • 1280x720 HD 720p
Video FPS25p
Stereo SoundYes
Optical Zoom with VideoYes
Other Features
Image StabilisationNo
Wi-FiNo Data
Card Type
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
File Type
  • RAW
  • JPG
  • RAW + JPG
Power Source
Battery TypeLithium Ion
Battery Life (CIPA rating)340shots
Box Contents
Box ContentsBattery Charger, AV Cable, USB Connection Cable, Shoulder Strap, Stylus pen, CD-ROM

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