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Panasonic GF3 vs GF5 - High ISO Test

Panasonic GF3 vs GF5 – FIRST High ISO Test done optyczne.pl (polish website google translated), due to new and more strong Noise Reduction circuit / algorithm of GF5 Panasonic GF5 HIGH ISO performance is looks better but  the GF3 base ISO image look more sharp and clear.

Will you buy new GF5? See GF3 quick buy links at the end of the post

ISO 160 GF5 vs GF3

 

Panasonic GF5 vs GF3 at ISO 6400

Panasonic GF3 vs GF5

Read more about Panasonic GF5 (samples etc.,) or

Buy / Pre-order GF5 at Amazon OR Buy GF3 with 14-42mm zoom lens @ $522 at Amazon

Panasonic GF5 Sample Images

pansonic GF5 sample Image

Many Panasonic GF5 sample images are now floating over the internet, see the sample images link below

Photography Blog - 45 sample JPEG photos taken with the new Panasonic LUMIX GF5
www.photographyblog.com/previews/panasonic_lumix_gf5_photos/

More Sample and Hands on review available at ephotozinePre-production sample photos, resized to 4mp at Panasonic’s request www.ephotozine.com/article/panasonic-lumix-dmc-gf5-hands-on-review-18921

And few more samples at Cnet news.cnet.com/2300-17938_105-10011858-3.html?s=0&o=10011858

Panasonic GF5 Announced

Panasonic GF 5Panasonic GF5 Announced today, the new panasonic GF5 features newly added NR (Noise Reduction) circuit, new higher-res screen, refined user interface and comes with retractable 14-42mm zoom lens with a attractive price tag $749.99/£579.

Major Features

  • 12.1-megapixel Live MOS
  • MAX ISO 12800
  • Fast Auto Focus
  • 3.0-inch 920,000-dot high-precision touch display

The LUMIX DMC-GF5 will be available in black, white and red later this year in the following kit options:  Body with 14-42mm standard zoom lens will have a suggested retail price (SRP) of $599; body with 14-42mm power zoom lens will have an SRP of $749.

Panasonic GF5 available for pre-order at Amazon

Press Release

SECAUCUS, NJ (April 5, 2012) – Panasonic today announced a new digital interchangeable lens system camera, the LUMIX DMC-GF5, which joins Panasonic’s award-winning LUMIX G Series of digital cameras, which are acclaimed for their high image quality with small and compact body and lenses.  The LUMIX GF5 features a newly developed 12.1-megapixel Live MOS sensor and redesigned Venus Engine, helping to ensure true-to-life images through exceptional resolution, image rendering and color reproduction.  Even in low-light situations and at a maximum 12800 high ISO sensitivity, the LUMIX GF5 produces stunning photos and videos.  The noise reduction system includes a combination 3DNR (3D Noise Reduction) and MNR (Multi-process Noise Reduction) allowing for both bright areas and dark areas to be faithfully reproduced with minimal noise in high sensitivity image recording.

 

Sporting a sophisticated and stylish design, the LUMIX GF5 features a compact, lightweight body with built-in flash.  A rubberized grip makes it easier for users to comfortably hold the camera in one hand.   Complying with Micro Four Thirds standard, a wide range of interchangeable lenses is offered to expand photographic experience even more broadly at higher level of photo quality.

 

“Panasonic expects the LUMIX GF5 to please photo enthusiasts and budding photographers that are looking for the next step from the traditional point-and-shoot camera,” said Christopher Rice, Senior Product Manager, Imaging, Panasonic Consumer Marketing Company of North America.  “The camera’s host of shooting options makes photography even more artistic, yet easy for users of any experience level. The powerful Venus Engine and sensor allows the camera to achieve exceptional photo quality in a range of shooting environments.”

 

The LUMIX GF5, like all cameras in the LUMIX G Series, adopts Contrast AF (Auto Focus), so focusing is controlled by the image sensor.  Compared with the Phase difference system AF, Contrast AF boasts higher accuracy, especially when shooting with a bright lens with small F value.  To further advance the Contrast AF, the GF5 incorporates full-area focusing, making it possible to set focus on any point in the field of view.

 

Featuring an ultra high-speed Light Speed AF, the LUMIX GF5 can focus in approximately 0.09*1 seconds making it possible to capture even fast moving subjects clearly.  Combined with Touch AF control and high-speed burst shooting at four frames per second in full resolution, it has never been easier to capture fast-moving objects clearly.  Additionally, Pinpoint AF allows for even more precise focus by further enlarging the focus area, assisting, for example, to set focus directly on the pupil of an eye.

 

The LUMIX GF5’s large, 3.0-inch 920,000-dot high-precision touch display and Graphic User Interface (GUI) provide users with ease of use and simple operation.  The touch-control system immediately allows users to set focus on a subject just by touching the screen and users can even release the shutter to snap a photo directly from the touch screen.  Once a user locks onto a subject by a touch, the camera will track the subject with the AF tracking function, even if the subject moves.  Touch Zoom is also available when the LUMIX Power Zoom Lens H-PS14042 lens or H-PS45175 is mounted.

 

Creative Control Mode has been upgraded from the LUMIX DMC-GF3 by increasing filter options available on the LUMIX GF5 from six options to 14, adding Soft Focus*2, Dynamic Monochrome, Impressive Art, One Point Color, Cross Process, Low Key, Toy Effect and Star Filter*2, in addition to the conventional Expressive, Retro, High Key, Sepia, Hi Dynamic and Miniature Effect*3 modes.  With the new GUI menu tab, switching filter effects is seamless.  A preview of filter effects can be seen on the large LCD screen via Live View mode and the camera intuitively recommends filters depending on the scene that the camera detects in iA (Intelligent Auto) or iA Plus mode.

 

For beginner users of interchangeable lens system cameras, the GF5 features a new Scene Guide offering 23 sample pictures shot by professional photographers.  Users can choose the photo closest to the situation that they are shooting and optimal parameters for shooting the scene will be set automatically*4.  Additionally, procedures, technical advice and recommended interchangeable lens options for the scene can be shown to allow users to better understand and learn photography.

 

In addition to shooting still photography, the LUMIX GF5 can also record 1920×1080 60i* full-High Definition videos in AVCHD format which excels in both compression efficiency and compatibility with AV equipment for playback.  In addition to practical full-time AF, the Touch AF in video recording also lets the user enjoy professional-like selective focusing which allows the focus to be changed while shooting video.  The LUMIX GF5 features a dedicated video record button on the top of the body so users can instantly start recording videos while shooting photos without having to make setting adjustments.  Along with full-HD video capabilities, the LUMIX GF5 also features high-quality sound, recorded with Dolby® Digital Stereo Creator.  Videos can be recorded in MP4 format for playback on a PC or other portable electronic devices without having to convert the files.

 

Additional features of the LUMIX GF5 include:

  • iA mode to automatically activate a range of technologies to enhance photos without adjusting settings every time conditions change, including AF Tracking, Intelligent D-range Control, Intelligent Scene Selector, Face Recognition and Intelligent ISO Control.
  • iA Plus mode allows users to adjust defocusing area in the background, exposure compensation and white balance for more flexible control.
  • A dedicated sensor that automatically determines shooting angle, making it possible to tell whether a photo was taken horizontally or vertically no matter what lens was used.
  • The GUI interface allows users to choose an image and set it as wallpaper for the menu screen.

 

The LUMIX DMC-GF5 will be available in black, white and red later this year in the following kit options:  Body with 14-42mm standard zoom lens will have a suggested retail price (SRP) of $599; body with 14-42mm power zoom lens will have an SRP of $749.

More Panasonic GF5 images and Specification Leaked

Panasonic-GF5

Image credit: NDTV Photos

According to latest rumors the Panasonic GF5 is expected to be announced on 1st week of April, but just before the announcement NDTV.com published Panasonic GF5 images and Specification,

Key Specifications:
12 Megapixels sensor
ISO: 160-6400 (expandable to 12800)
Burst Speed: 4fps
Video: AVCHD/MP4 (FullHD)
Microphone: Stereo
LCD: 3-inch TFT LCD (921K Dot)
Ports: TV/Digital Out and Mini HDMI

Image credit: NDTV Photos

Image credit: NDTV Photos

Image credit: NDTV Photos

Panasonic GH3 at Photokina 2012

Panasonic GH3

Fake GH3 image by blog.livedoor.jp/e_p1/

According to Aleo Veulliah (dpreview member) that Panasonic GF5 is coming soon and Panasonic GH3 is  is expected to arrive at Photokina with new lenses. Photokina 2012 will be held in Cologne, Germany on 18-Sept-2012,

He also mentioned that Photokina this year will be important to Panasonic more than 2010 was, and that we might see besides the 12-35mm and 35-100mm f/2.8, another new zoom, he talked about a 45-300mm,

Panasonic GF 5 Coming on April 5

panasonic gf5According to Digicame-info (japanese website) the rumored Panasonic GF5 is expected to be announced on April 5 and shipping will start on April 26th

A quick reminder - Panasonic GF5 rumored specification

  • 12MP sensor
  • Improved HIGH ISO performance
  • Max up to ISO of 12,800
  • Very fast AF ( approx 0.09 seconds)
  • 920k dots touch screen LCD and screen interface

 

More leaked images of Panasonic GF5

Panasonic GF5 whiteTwo more leaked image of Panasonic GF5 leaked by nphoto.com, the new GF5 introduces a handgrip to GF series but the overall design look same as Panasonic GF3 , according to the source the low light performance of new Panasonic GF5 is similar to Canon 7D / 60D.

Panasonic GF5 Black

see previous postPanasonic GF5 leaked image and specification

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