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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5KW Live MOS Micro 4/3 Compact Sytem Camera with 3-Inch Touch Screen and 14-42 Zoom Lens (White)

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  • 12.1 megapixels
  • Live MOS Image Sensor
  • Class Leading Fast Auto Focus
  • Widest Range of Interchangeable Lens Available for Micro Four Thirds System Cameras
  • Smartphone-like Touch Enabled Display
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Color:White  |  Style:14-42 Zoom Lens

Product Description

Panasonic Lumix 12 MP Micro 4/3 Compact System Camera with 3-Inch Touch Screen LCD and 14 - 42mm Zoom Lens

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GF5 Digital  Camera
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 Live MOS Micro 4/3 Compact Sytem Camera

New Live MOS Sensor
New 12.1-Megapixel Live MOS Sensor and Venus Engine True Picture Quality
The DMC-GF5 incorporates newly developed 12.1-megapixel Live MOS sensor which features high sensitivity signal processing. Both photodiode circuit and readout circuit are also optimized to minimize noise generation through processing to readout. Furthermore, newly added NR circuit completes Panasonic's excellent noise reduction system that thoroughly removes noise left at final processing stage

ISO 12800 (Extended)

Optimization of on-chip filter realizes image recording with even higher sensitivity at max. ISO12800 (extended). Images to be shot in low-lit situations are stunningly clear with highly sharp resolution.

Venus Engine
Greater Beauty, Higher Speed, and Less Power Consumption Venus Engine
The image processor Venus Engine is also renovated for the DMC-GF5. With a combination of 3DNR (3D Noise Reduction) and MNR (Multi-process Noise Reduction), both bright area and dark area are faithfully reproduced with minimum noise in high sensitivity image recording*.

* For high sensitivity photo recording.

Intelligent D-range Control

The Intelligent D-range Control offers even more natural looking by optimizing the exposure for each part of an image, preventing blocked shadows and blown highlights and helping ensure that gradation and details are reproduced beautifully including the blue color of the sky.

Intelligent Resolution Technology
With the Intelligent Resolution technology, 3 areas - outlines, detailed texture areas and soft gradation areas - are automatically detected. Apart from the uniform enhancement of sharpness, this technology precisely performs signal processing pixel by pixel in the most effective way according to the area. As a result, images are naturally clear and crisp in both photo and video recording.

Intelligent Resolution Technology

Touch AF in video Recording
The touch AF in video recording lets you enjoy professional-like rack focusing. Just by pointing the subject, the focus is shifted to it and let it stand out to attract attention.

Touch AF

AFF Mode
The newly added focus mode AFF (AF Flexible) locks on the focus when shutter button is half-pressed, however, if the subject moves, the focusing is reset to get the best results.

AFF Mode

MF Assist
You can enlarge the part by just a touch to select 1x, 4x, 5x or 10x and smoothly move the part by dragging it on the screen. The 4x enlarged view is displayed on the framing screen making it possible to set fine focus while composing the whole picture at the same time.

MF Assist

AF+MF Function
The AF+MF function provides more efficient, more precise focusing. After focusing with AF, simply turn the focus ring manually for even finer control.

High-Speed Consecutive Shooting
The DMC-GF5 lets you snap off unlimited consecutive shots at approx. 4 fps with full resolution, or 3 fps / 2 fps even when using the Full-time Live View. While Full-time Live View shooting, you can take shot after shot of the most decisive moments in sports and other action scenes, while precisely framing your shots in the LCD and optimizing the settings.

High-Speed Consecutive Shooting

*1 Depending on the recording conditions, the number of frames in a burst may be reduced. (For example, when [i.Resolution] of the recording menu is set to [EXTENDED], the number of frames in a burst may be reduced)
*2 Pictures can be taken until the capacity of the card becomes full. However the burst speed will become slower halfway. The exact timing of this depends on the aspect ratio, the picture size, the setting for the quality and the type of card used.

From Very Beginner to High Amateurs

The LUMIX DMC-GF5 offers a variety of features that encourages user to enjoy expressive photography according to the user's stage of skill - from very beginners to high amateurs

Scene Guide
For beginners of interchangeable lens system cameras, the new Scene Guide in DMC-GF5 offers 23 sample pictures shot by professional photographers*. You can choose the one closer to the scene they encounter and optimum parameters for shooting the scene will be automatically set. Furthermore, shooting procedure, technical advice and recommended interchangeable lens for the scene can be shown for users to learn photography.

* Video recording using the Scene Guide is not possible in some scenes.

iA(INtelligent Auto) Plus

In the iA Mode*1, the camera does all the work, leaving you free to compose your shot and capture the moment. You just press, aim and shoot. Once you've selected the iA Mode, the detection and correction functions go to work to give you beautiful photos and videos with maximum ease. In addition, the iA Plus Mode enables you to adjust defocusing area, exposure compensation and white balance by just moving the slider with your finger.

A Smart, High-Quality Design That Fits in Your Pocket
The DMC-GF5 is designed in sophisticated profile of ultra-compact body while achieving higher image quality even in high sensitivity. In addition to the basic features desired for the DSLR cameras, the DMC-GF5 features a host of options that makes photography even more artistic yet easy - enjoyable enough for users stepped up from digital compact cameras.

High-Quality Design

Built-in Flash
In spite of its compact size, the DMC-GF5 comes equipped with a built-in flash, a light intensity that is equivalent to GN6.3 (ISO160 · m). The use of flash expands the photographic opportunity in shooting people at nighttime or indoors.

Micro Four Thirds System
A Breakthrough Mirrorless Structure: Micro Four Thirds System Standard
By adopting the Micro Four Thirds System standard, the DMC-GF5 features mirrorless structure that eliminates the mirror box and optical viewfinder unit. This carefully preserves the image quality while maintaining a compact profile, and provides you with even higher levels of performance in a digital interchangeable lens system camera.

Sophisticated Design and Enjoyable Operability

The design dispels impression for conventional big, heavy and colorless DSLRs. Although the round-form profile gives comfortable impression, its design is sophisticated and stylish. Aluminum ring surrounding metal mount surrounded refines the look even sharper. Finest tuning is applied in every part of the camera not just its look but also touch and even sense of feel.

GF5 Design

Intuitive Control and High Visibility 920K-dot Touch Display
With the 3.0-inch large 920K-dot high-precision touch display featuring a field of view of approx. 100%, the DMC-GF5 offers both ease and comfort in operation. The touch-control system immediately lets you to set focus to the subject by just touching it on the screen and you can even release the shutter.
A wide-viewing angle lets you frame your shot in a variety of ways for both shooting and viewing. The Intelligent LCD function also automatically adjusts the brightness according to shooting conditions.

Full-Time Live View
The Full-time Live View lets you see what you're shooting with a field of view of approx. 100%.You can also confirm the depth of field and shutter speed effects by pressing the Function button, if you select the Preview mode.

1920 x 1080 Full HD Video
The DMC-GF5 is an advanced photographic tool for recording not only great photos but also beautiful full HD 1,920 x 1,080 videos in AVCHD (MPEG-4 / H.264) format*1. The AVCHD format features almost twice the recording time in HD quality than the conventional Motion JPEG and excels in the compatibility with AV devices like HDTVs or Blu-ray Discâ„¢ players.

Video  Capabilities
MP4 Format Recording
The DMC-GF5 can record videos in MP4 format. This format is suitable for editing videos on a computer or uploading those to websites. Resolution can be selected among 1,920 x 1,080 (20Mbps), 1,280 x 720 (10Mbps), and 640 x 480 (4Mbps), all at 30p (NTSC) .

*1 Full HD (1,920 × 1,080) videos are output by the image sensor at 30p (NTSC) , and recorded at 60i (NTSC) . HD (1,280 × 720) videos are output by the image sensor at 30p (NTSC) , and recorded at 60p (NTSC) . *2 These are standard times taken at a temperature of 23°C (73.4°F) and a humidity of 50%RH. The time available for recording varies depending on the environment, the interval between recordings, and the manner of use. Actual recordable time is the time available for recording when repeating actions such as switching the power supply [ON]/[OFF], starting/stopping recording, zoom operation, etc. *3 With LUMIX G VARIO 14-42mm / F3.5-5.6 ASPH. / MEGA O.I.S. (H-FS014042) (bundled lens in the DMC-GF5K and the DMC-GF5W). *4 LUMIX G X VARIO PZ 14-42mm / F3.5-5.6 ASPH. / POWER O.I.S. (H-PS14042) (bundled lens in the DMC-GF5X). *5 With LUMIX G 14mm / F2.5 ASPH. (H-H014) (bundled lens in the DMC-GF5C and the DMC-GF5W). *Videos can be recorded continuously for up to 29 min 59 sec in European PAL areas. *Continuous recording exceeding 4GB or 29 minutes 59 seconds is not possible when recording MP4. Remaining time for continuous recording is displayed on the screen. *Use a card with SD Speed Class* with "Class 4" or higher when recording videos in AVCHD. *SD Speed Class is the speed standard regarding continuous writing.

High Quality Sound
A stereo microphone, featuring Dolby® Digital Stereo Creator, on the upper body records dynamic, true-to-life stereo audio that brings out the power of your HD videos.

* vDolby and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.

Select from 4 Aspect Ratios

The DMC-GF5 lets you shoot in aspect ratios of 4:3, 3:2, 16:9, and 1:1 mode. The 1:1 mode gives you unique, square-shaped photos. Being able to match the aspect ratio to your subject and shooting intent gives you even greater expression.

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