Panasonic launch new digital single lens mirrorless camera the Lumix G5
Panasonic have launched the mirrorless Lumix G5 boasting high picture quality in low light situations taking your photography to the next level.
The new 16.05MP digital Live MOS Micro Four Thirds G5 offers full creative control and a wide range of shooting options producing images cleaner and freer of noise than before, while the incredible processing power of Venus Engine VII FHD maximises the potential of your stills and videos. With an ISO range of 160 – 12,800 it can handle low light situations with ease.
The G5’s high speed AF system ‘Light Speed AF’ ensures that you’ll never miss the perfect moment with a wide range of AF modes available such as multiple-area AF, Face Detection, and AF Tracking meaning it can lock onto any subject and keep it in focus even if it moves. Also, the LUMIX G5’s rapid burst shooting capability - at six frames per second at full resolution or up to 20 FPS in reduced resolution - can capture multiple shots of fast-moving subjects with clarity. Its intuitive automatic shooting modes, full range of advanced features, and innovative user interface gives you the power to maximise your creativity.
With its compact design and easy-to-grip chassis the G5 is not restricted just to stills, it can shoot video with its sensor and Venus Engine enhancements meaning that the camera can record in Full HD 1080/50p with stereo sound, producing professional movie quality with minimal noise. The long recording times, instant access controls, advanced AF system and LUMIX G lenses specifically designed for movie shooting, makes the LUMIX G5 a great option for capturing movies with ease.
With a choice of using either the Electronic Viewfinder (EVF) with eye sensor, or the high resolution 3in free-angle LCD, it’s easier to compose shots and movies. Meanwhile, the touchscreen control shooting - including full-area touch focusing where the focus can be set immediately to the subject, or to the background, by just one touch of the large LCD screen even when using the EVF – gives you the total control to compose and capture.
Key Features and spec:
• A new standard in digital single lens mirrorless camera image quality: With a new 16.05MP Live MOS sensor; the Venus Engine VII FHD image processor; and an ISO range of up to 12,800, the LUMIX G5 provides great image quality even in low light
• Never miss the perfect moment: With highly precise, light speed Auto Focus and 6fps burst shooting at full resolution, you’ll never miss the perfect shot
• Capture your memories with Full HD Movie capability: The LUMIX G5 offers Full HD recording in full stereo in both AVCHD (1080p at 50 FPS) and MP4 (1080p at 25 FPS) formats - widening your editing and storage management options
• Creative control: The LUMIX G5 lets you capture great photos from the very first shot with iA+ (Intelligent Auto Plus) mode. Auto Focus can be set with one touch, Face Recognition will remember the settings for your friends and Intelligent Scene Selector will automatically switch to the appropriate mode according to the subject touched. New features on the camera, such as the Function Lever allow you to intuitively control power zoom lenses; zoom into an image when in playback mode; and navigate the user interface
• You choose how to shoot: With the in-built Electronic Viewfinder you can frame the perfect portrait with your eye close to the camera, while the 3in free-angle touch LCD screen means you can take shots from above your head and below your feet with perfect clarity
• Classic design: Compact, easy-to-grip and with a classic design, the LUMIX G5 is designed to be your companion on all of your photographic adventures
Available to purchase mid August
Price: Lumix G5 (body only) £599
Lumix G5 body with 14-42mm lens £699
Lumix G5 body with 45-150mm lens £879
45-150mm lens available from September with a price of £279
Look out for our review of the Lumix G5 in the Spetember issue of Photography Monthly
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