Panasonic Lumix GF5 is an ideal mirrorless camera for someone wanting to upgrade from a point and shoot, but does not want the heft of a DSLR.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 is the fourth in Panasonic’s range of small-bodied ‘GF’ Micro Four Thirds cameras, and sits below the G3 in the current lineup. The differences between the GF5 and its predecessor are relatively few, and we doubt they’ll prove significant enough to tempt any GF3 users to upgrade. But they do combine to make the new camera a more attractive proposition to compact upgraders than the GF3.
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 is a small and stylish compact system camera that features a FourThirds sized 12.1-megapixel Live MOS image sensor, Venus Engine VII HD2 processor, 0.09 second contrast-detect auto-focusing, built-in pop-up flash and a 3 inch touch-sensitive LCD screen with a resolution of 920k dots.
The DMC-GF5 also offers full HD movies at 1920 x 1080 at 60i (NTSC) / 50i (PAL) in AVCHD format with stereo sound and full-time auto-focus, 4fps continuous shooting, 14 different creative filter effects, RAW support and an expanded ISO range of 160-12800. The Panasonic GF5 is available in black or white in a kit with the Lumix G X Vario PZ 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 lens for £579.99 / $699.95 or £449 with the standard Lumix G Vario 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 lens.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 Specifications
- 12.1MP Live MOS sensor
- ISO 160-6400 (extendable to 12800)
- 3DNR’ three-dimensional noise reduction system
- 3.0″, 920k dot touch-sensitive LCD
- Full AVCHD 1080/60i video (from 30fps sensor output) with MP4 recording option
- Stereo microphones
- Built-in orientation sensor
- 14 Creative Control filter effects options
- Scene Guide mode with 23 modes