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Panasonic Lumix GF5 official with new UI, low-light shooting

updated 05:20 am EDT, Thu April 5, 2012

Panasonic Lumix GF5 official

Panasonic has formally revealed its GF3 revamp, the Lumix GF5 Micro Four Thirds camera, confirming the leaks that preceded its announcement. The camera incorporates a number of advancements over the GF3, but largely retains the same design. On the inside, the GF5 now sports a completely revised 12.1-megapixel Live MOS sensor paired with the latest Venus processor.

The Lumix GF5 is also designed to work more effectively in low light situations. It is capable of shooting photos with an ISO up to 12,800, which is double the sensitivity of the GF3. Its autofocus is very fast at 0.09 seconds, while it can also shoot 1080i video at 60FPS in AVCHD.

On the rear, the viewer is a much sharper 922,000-pixel touchscreen up from the 460,000-pixel screen on the outgoing model. The higher resolution screen makes navigating the new UI easier, which has been more optimized for touch input. Users are also given several more point-and-shoot friendly options for shooting photos, keeping in mind its cross-over audience, despite its overall power.

The Panasonic Lumix GF5 will retail for $599 with a 14-42mm lens kit or $749 with a similarly-ranged power zoom lens. Panasonic has not set a specific release date, adding that it will be available "later this year."

by MacNN Staff



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