Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GM5 DSLM Mirrorless Camera with Eye Viewfinder, 12-32mm Lens Kit (Black) - International Version (No Warranty)
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- Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera - 12-32mm Lens - Flash - Flash Storage Bag - Hot Shoe Cover - Battery Pack - Battery Charger - USB Connection Cable - Shoulder Strap - DVD-ROM - AC Cable - Lens Cap - Panasonic 1 Yea
- Camera Type: Digital Single Lens Mirrorless camera
- Recording media: SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card (Compatible with UHS-I standard SDHC / SDXC Memory Cards)
- Image sensor size: 17.3 x 13.0 mm (in 4:3 aspect ratio)
- Lens mount: Micro Four Thirds mount
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|Continuous Shooting Speed||5.8 fps|
|Display Size||3 inches|
|Effective Still Resolution||16 MP|
|External Memory Included||No|
|Flash Memory Type|
|Flash Type||hot shoe|
|Item Dimensions||2.34 x 3.88 x 1.42 inches|
|Item Weight||0.4 pounds|
|Lithium Battery Energy Content||1 Watt Hour|
|Lithium Battery Voltage||1 Volt|
|Lithium Battery Weight||1 gram|
|Maximum Focal Length||32 mm|
|Minimum Shutter Speed||1 second|
|Optical Sensor Resolution||16 MP|
|Optical Sensor Technology||MOS|
|Photo Sensor Technology||mos|
|Shipping Weight||1.39 pounds|
|Video Capture Format|
|Video Capture Resolution||1080p|
|Viewfinder Type||electronic viewfinder|
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|Screen Size||3 in||3 in||3 in||3 in||3 in||3 in|
|Item Dimensions||3.88 x 1.42 x 2.34 in||4.8 x 1.73 x 2.78 in||4.19 x 1.31 x 2.54 in||4.2 x 1.32 x 2.55 in||7.72 x 6.93 x 5.28 in||4.9 x 1.5 x 2.8 in|
|Item Weight||6.35 ounces||1.09 lbs||0.52 lb||0.8 lb||1.7 lbs||0.9 lb|
|Optical Sensor Resolution||16 megapixels||16 megapixels||16 megapixels||16 megapixels||20.3 megapixels||20 megapixels|
|Photo Sensor Size||micro_four_thirds||17.3 x 13.0mm||—||17.3 x 13.0mm||—||Micro Four Thirds 4/3 - inch|
|Video Capture Resolution||1080p||1920 x 1080 Full HD, 1280 x 720 HD, 640 x 480 VGA||1080i, 1080p||1920 x 1080 Full HD||4k||1080p|
|Viewfinder||electronic viewfinder||LCD||flexible LCD||Flexible LCD||electronic viewfinder||electronic viewfinder|
And carry want become lightweight design The world's smallest ※ 1 high-quality design of the body High ISO speed also high-quality 16M Live MOS sensor and Venus Engine 16M Live MOS sensor to optimize the shape of the on-chip lens, improving the sensitivity level. In addition, the low noise of the sensor internal circuit, you can shoot high-definition photos of low noise even at high ISO sensitivity. Also, mounted on the Venus engine as "two-dimensional noise reduction," "multi-process NR" highly controls the reduction and noise texture of noise by, in clear even at high sensitivity shooting, excellent image quality in detail depiction of was achieved. Further expand excellent maneuverability shooting opportunity AF function of enhancement ■ High-speed, high-precision AF In addition to the high-precision contrast AF, at 240fps ※ 2 of the sensor drive / lens control, we achieved a speed-up of AF speed. About 1.16 million dot equivalent finder & about 3.0-inch touch panel monitor Equipped with about 1.16 million dot equivalent finder to compact and lightweight body. Monitor such as during a sunny day also can concentrate on shooting in the scene is difficult to read, you can firmly framing. In addition, also equipped with about 920 000 dot touch panel monitor. Adopts a newly developed monitor, the visibility of the outdoors has been improved. Can easily create short film-style video Snap movie mode In the sense like taking a snapshot 2 seconds / 4 seconds / 6 seconds / 8 seconds of short film style can shoot movies, it can also produce in focus Feed and fade effect at the time of shooting. You can piece together the captured video in the smartphone / tablet apps "Panasonic Image App", you will be able to put the music.
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A couple years ago I sold all my Nikon gear and bought my first m4/3 camera - the Panasonic GX1. It was (and still is) a very competent camera. I bought a bag full of lenses to go with the GX1, but the compromises were still there. It was a bit too big and heavy, and there was no viewfinder - just the back LCD screen. I bought a plug-in electronic viewfinder for it, but that made the whole setup even more bulky.
The next step was the ultra-small Panasonic GM1, which is a truly remarkable camera. However, the one big compromise with this otherwise amazing device was the lack of a viewfinder. And I couldn't add an external viewfinder like the one for the GX1. But the 12-32mm kit lens was nothing short of spectacular - much better than the kit lens that came with the GX1. Fast, accurate focusing, great color rendition, and absurdly small. Yet I still was frustrated with the GM1 when trying to take pictures outdoors in bright light. The LCD screen often just washed out, and it was difficult to compose pictures effectively.
Enter the new Panasonic GM5. It retains all the goodness of the wonderful little GM1, but adds a built-in electronic viewfinder, hot shoe, and various other updates and improvements. The only thing that it lost is the built-in flash that the GM1 had, which was of pretty marginal use. And the overall size of the camera expanded ever-so-slightly to accommodate the viewfinder.
The GM5, with the 12-32mm kit lens mounted, is a very compact camera. The defining metric for me is whether the camera will fit comfortably in the side pockets of my cargo shorts and hiking pants. The GM1 was the first Panasonic m4/3 camera to do this comfortably, and the GM5 passes the test with no problems. It is very nice to be able to have a high-quality interchangeable lens camera that slips easily into a large pocket. It doesn't fit into a jeans pocket like a little point-and-shoot, but the difference in image quality over those and phone cameras (especially in low light) is notable.
The image quality of the GM5 appears indistinguishable from the GM1, which is very high praise. Noise up to ISO 1600 is negligible, with graceful fall-off above that. The sharpness is superb - the 12-32 kit lens is still a gem. I tried the GM5 with all my existing Panasonic lenses (7-14mm, 20mm, and 45-200mm) and they operated flawlessly. I also mounted the DMW-FL360 flash that I bought with my old GX1, and it functioned as expected - the flash zooms as you zoom the lens, etc. This surprised me a bit, as the Panasonic web site does not list the FL360 as being compatible with the GM5. It is great for times when the decent little external flash that comes with the kit just isn't enough.
The electronic viewfinder works extremely well. It could be a bit larger, but it is clear the engineers were trying to keep it from increasing the size of the GM5 any more than necessary. The camera detects when you are holding it up to your eye and automatically switches the display from the LCD on the camera back to the viewfinder (and back). It is clear and bright, and erases the last significant compromise of the GM1. Panasonic also added a function dial to the back of the camera, which means you don't have to use the menus for all the image adjustments (a minor annoyance with the GM1).
Like other recent Panasonic cameras, you can connect the camera to a smartphone or tablet via built-in WiFi to view the current scene, take pictures, transfer pictures, etc. It is a very neat capability, especially for when you want to be in the picture. It has better range than I expected (using my Samsung Galaxy S4 - I haven't tried it with my tablet yet). Even if you are "old school" and tend to ignore functions like this, it is worth checking out. I was skeptical too, until I gave it a try.
Panasonic came out with another solid camera at the same price point about the same time as the GM5 - the LX100. It has some very interesting specs - a very fast fixed lens, ability to take 4k video, and basically the same sensor as the GM5. It didn't quite meet my needs though. Even though it has a decent zoom range and excellent aperture, being constrained to a single lens would be too limiting for me. My perception is that the LX100 would be a great step up from more limited point-and-shoots, a powerful little video rig, or an outstanding backup for a DSLR, but not quite up to the role of a DSLR replacement.
Frankly, there isn't much I would change on the current GM5. In a perfect world, it would be even smaller and lighter, the kit lens would be faster and have more zoom range, and it would cost a few hundred dollars less. Who knows, maybe the next generations will achieve some of these wishes, but I suspect the engineers at Panasonic are up against some challenging design limits at this point. Regardless, the GM5 is a marvel - I can put it in my pocket with a great kit lens, or take it out with a bag of glass when I am on a dedicated photo safari. I have finally found the camera that effectively puts DSLR quality in my pocket, with no significant compromises.
PAL format video means that the frame rate is 25 or 50 fps which is the standard in China and most European countries, as opposed to NTSC format video in 30 or 60 fps which is the standard in North America and Japan, etc. On most (but not all) Panasonic models, the video frame rate selections are either 30/60fps (NTSC) or 25/50fps (PAL) depending on the market it's manufactured for, and consumers don't get the option to switch a PAL-version camera to record in NTSC frame rates, or vice versa.
As most people today play video files on computers rather than on old TV sets (and any video frame rate can be viewed or even converted on a computer), why does this matter at all? Well it's still important (at least in my view) for one significant reason - since I live in the US where the frequency of electricity is 60 Hz (and that's what most electronic light sources use), recording video files in PAL frame rates (25/50fps) can result in constant flickers, whereas NTSC frame rates (30/60fps) are fine. This flickering effect is more evident at night with certain types of artificial light sources and less evident with others (and not present when the primary light source is natural sunlight), can be tinkered with using different shutter speeds, and can be avoided on the PAL version of GM5 if you choose the AVCHD file format in 24fps. However, I prefer to record in MP4 for easier distribution, and would rather not lose the higher frame rate options.
I have no problem buying from third party or overseas vendors, but when there is a difference with the product being offered, it really should be spelled out more clearly in the title and descriptions. I realized the PAL/NTSC difference too late when I purchased another camera previously (so it was past the return period once I figured out what was causing the annoying flickers on some of my videos) - don't let this happen to you...
Its video abilities are great as well. The ability to view it via Wifi on a large tablet is indispensable in some situations. I had to create a rig to hold it since I'm prone to shaking a small device like this.
The first time I ordered this, I picked one for a cheaper price. It was Japanese only, and was locked to Japanese language. I had to return and reorder.
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but I received 'Japanese' version. it only support Japanese language :(
and battery charger, ac cable are not included. haha...
I bought this camera as a backup to my Olympus OM-D E-M5, and it feels very small in the hands.Read more