Panasonic G5 features 16-megapixel sensor, newly developed image processor, ISO range up to 12800, optional electronic shutter, Lumix G5 can capture full-resolution stills at up to 6 frames per second (fps), with a 20fps burst mode also available at reduced resolution settings. The G5 can record videos in Full HD 1080/50p and also features vari-angle touch and shoot display.
Panasonic G5 major features
- 16.05 MP Live MOS Sensor
- Redesigned Venus Engine Image Processor
- 3.0″ Touch Screen Tiltable-Rotatable LCD
- Digital Single Lens Mirrorless Camera
- Full HD 1080 60p Video
- Contrast AF, Touch AF and Light Speed AF
- Live View Finder with Eye Sensor
- Electronic Silent Shutter Mode
- 14 Adjustable In-camera Filters
- Includes Lumix-G Vario 14-42mm Lens
The Panasonic LUMIX G5: Setting a new standard in Digital Single Lens Mirrorless Cameras
New 16M digital Live MOS sensor & Venus Engine 7 FHD provide superb pictures quality for photo and video taking especially in low light situations
Budapest, Hungary – Panasonic has today launched the LUMIX G5, a truly revolutionary digital single lens mirrorless camera. Offering outstanding image quality delivered by state-of-the-art technology, full creative control, and a wide range of shooting options provided by the LUMIX G system, the LUMIX G5 will help you take your photography to the next level.
Setting a new standard in system camera image quality
The LUMIX G5 demonstrates the true potential of Mirrorless System Camera image quality. The newly designed 16.05-megapixel Live MOS Micro Four Thirds Sensor means images will be cleaner and freer of noise than ever, while the incredible processing power of Venus Engine VII FHD maximises the potential of your images and videos. With the perfect balance between the sensor and image processer, the LUMIX G5 provides an ISO range of 160 – 12,800, allowing stunning image quality even in low-light situations.
Boasting a high speed AF system “Light Speed AF”, you’ll never miss the perfect moment with the LUMIX G5. A wide range of AF modes are available, including multiple-area AF, Face Detection, and AF Tracking meaning the LUMIX G5 can lock onto any subject and keep it in focus even if it moves. Additionally, the LUMIX G5’s rapid burst shooting capability – at six Frames per Second (FPS) at full resolution or up to 20 FPS in reduced resolution – can capture multiple shots of fast-moving subjects with stunning clarity.
The quality advances of the LUMIX G5 are not restricted to still photos. The sensor and Venus Engine enhancements mean that the camera can record in Full HD 1080/50p, with stereo sound, producing professional movie quality with minimal noise. With outputs in both AVCHD progressive and MP4, the LUMIX G5 provides wide compression and compatibility options. The long recording times, instant access controls, advanced AF system and LUMIX G lenses specifically designed for movie shooting, means the LUMIX G5 is the perfect option for capturing beautiful movies with ease.
Putting you in control of your creative photography
The LUMIX G5 provides high precision digital processing functions in a compact, classically designed and easy-to-grip chassis. Its intuitive automatic shooting modes, full range of advanced features, and innovative user interface give you the power to maximise your creativity.
With a choice of using either the Electronic Viewfinder (EVF) with eye sensor, or the high resolution, 3.0-inch free-angle LCD to compose your shots and movies, you can capture the moment as the situation demands. Meanwhile, the revolutionary touch 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 control to compose and create stunning images.
Be part of the LUMIX G microsystem
Sebastian Drawert, Product Marketing Manager, for LUMIX at Panasonic Consumer Marketing Europe says: “Since 2008 – when we became the first to launch a digital mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera in the Micro Four Thirds format – our LUMIX G ecosystem has been at the forefront of this revolution in the digital imaging market. The LUMIX G5 is a another significant step forward, firmly establishing digital single lens mirrorless cameras as the optimum choice for high quality, intuitive and creative interchangeable lens photography. Offering an exceptional range of features and stunning image quality packed into a classic camera design, we’re proud to launch the LUMIX G5.”
As part of the LUMIX G system, the LUMIX G5 will provide you with access to the world’s largest range of Micro Four Thirds lenses and accessories, making sure you have the right set-up to capture every moment. These include Panasonic’s new LUMIX G X VARIO 12-35mm lens, offering F2.8 brightness throughout its entire zoom range.