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Panasonic DMC-GF5KEB-K Lumix G Compact System Camera with Interchangeable Lens

Released on 12 June 2012

Manufacturer: Panasonic

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LUMIX G Compact System Camera GF5 - Stylish Round-form Body Design Featuring Higher Image Quality and Advanced AF System

A combination of the 12.1-megapixel Live MOS sensor and the Venus Engine achieves higher image quality. With the dedicated circuit, which reads out signals with minimum noise, the level of noise is significantly suppressed and S/N (Signal-to-Noise) value is improved in shooting at high ISO setting. The Multi-step Noise Reduction applies optimum noise reduction according to the brightness of the part of the image. Images recorded in low-lit situations are now dramatically clear.

The DMC-GF5 features outstanding compactness and ease of operation while pursuing high image quality. Panasonic did not compromise in the equipment of camera such as built-in flash. It embraces beautiful stylish round-form body design featuring buttons with glossy finish, ergonomically studied grip and high-resolution 920K-dot LCD. The DMC-GF5 is based on the Micro Four Thirds System that lets you use the versatile lineup of Micro Four Thirds System standard lenses, including the LUMIX G / LEICA DG lenses.

The Creative Control allows you to express your creativity through wide variety of artistic filters including newly added six filters; Dynamic Monochrome, Impressive Art, Cross Process, Soft Focus, Star Filter and One Point Color. It lets you adjust parameter (color, saturation or contrast) by just moving the slider. With Creative Control and iA Plus, you can also control defocusing and brightness with smart touch operation. The Scene Guide makes it easier to capture impressive images and gives additional tips to create even better images.

The DMC-GF5 features the Light Speed AF of approx. 0.09 second (When using the H-PS14042 lens. Panasonic measurement method.) The DMC-GF5's contrast AF boasts higher accuracy even in shooting at small F value. The phase-difference AF system is susceptible to mechanical margin of error. However, in the contrast AF system, focusing is controlled by the image sensor so that no mechanical margin of error occurs to achieve precise focusing. The AFF mode automatically focuses subjects only when flaming or subject move, during half press.

The DMC-GF5 can record 1920 x 1080 full HD videos in both AVCHD and MP4 format. The AVCHD format is excels in compatibility with AV equipment while the MP4 format is optimal for viewing and editing on a computer. A stereo microphone, featuring Dolby Digital Stereo Creator, records dynamic, true-to-life stereo audio. Even video beginners can record excellent videos because the iA (Intelligent Auto) Mode is available for video recording. The Creative Control and Photo Style are also available in video recording to add more creativity.
  • Type Digital interchangeable lens system 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
  • Type Live MOS Sensor
  • Total pixels 13.06 Megapixels
  • Camera effective pixels 12.10 Megapixels
  • Colour filter Primary color filter
  • Dust reduction system Supersonic wave filter
  • Recording file format Still Image: JPEG(DCF, Exif 2.3), RAW, MPO (When attaching 3D lens in Micro Four Thirds standard) / Motion Image: AVCHD (Audio format: Dolby Digital 2 ch) / MP4 (Audio format AAC 2ch)
  • Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2, 16:9, 1:1
  • Image quality RAW, RAW+Fine, RAW+Standard, Fine, Standard, MPO+Fine, MPO+Standard (with 3D lens in Micro Four Thirds System standard)
  • Color Space sRGB, Adobe RGB
  • File size(Pixels)
  • Still Image [4:3] 4000x3000(L) / 2816x2112(M) / 2048x1536(S) / 1600x1200(When attaching 3D lens in Micro Four Third System standard) / [3:2] 4000x2672(L) / 2816x1880(M) / 2048x1360(S) / 1600x1064(When attaching 3D lens in Micro Four Third System standard) / [16:9] 4000x2248(L) / 2816x1584(M) / 1920x1080(S) / 1600x904(When attaching 3D lens in Micro Four Third System standard) / [1:1] 2992 x 2992 (L) / 2112 x 2112 (M) / 1504 x 1504 (S) / 1440x1440(When attaching 3D lens in Micro Four Third System standard)
  • Motion Image (MP4*1 : NTSC) [Full HD]1920×1080(sensor output is 30p) / [HD]1280x720(sensor output is 30p) / [VGA] 640x480(sensor output is 30p)
  • Motion Image (MP4*1 : PAL) [Full HD] 1920×1080(sensor output is 25p) / [HD] 1280x720(sensor output is 25p) / [VGA] 640x480(sensor output is 25p)
  • Motion Image (AVCHD*1 : NTSC) [Full HD] 1920×1080, 60i (sensor output is 30p) (FSH:17Mbps) / [HD] 1280 x 720, 60p (sensor output is 30p)SH:17Mbps)
  • Motion Image (AVCND*1 : PAL) [Full HD] 1920×1080, 50i (sensor output is 25p) (FSH:17Mbps) / [HD] 1280 x 720, 50p (sensor output is 25p)SH:17Mbps)
  • Continuous recordable time (Motion images) AVCHD with picture quality set to [FSH]: Approx. 140 min with H-H014 / AVCHD with picture quality set to [FSH]: Approx. 120 min with H-FS014042 / AVCHD with picture quality set to [FSH]: Approx. 130 min with H-PS14042
  • Actual recordable time (Motion images) AVCHD with picture quality set to [FSH]: Approx. 70 min with H-H014 / AVCHD with picture quality set to [FSH]: Approx. 60 min with H-FS014042 / AVCHD with picture quality set to [FSH]: Approx. 65 min with H-PS14042
  • Type Contrast AF system
  • Focus mode AFS (Single) / AFF (Flexible) / AFC (Continuous) / MF
  • AF mode Face detection / AF Tracking / 23-area-focusing / 1-area-focusing/Pinpoint
  • AF detective range EV 0 - 18 (ISO100 equivalent)
  • AF assist lamp
  • AF lock Set the Fn button in custom menu to AF lock
  • Others Quick AF, Continuous AF (during motion image recording), AF+MF, Touch shutter, Touch MF Assist,
  • Light metering system 144-zone multi-pattern sensing system
  • Light metering mode Intelligent Multiple / Center Weighted / Spot
  • Metering range EV 0 - 18 (F2.0 lens, ISO100 equivalent)
  • Exposure mode Program AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE, Manual,
  • ISO sensitivity (Standard Output Sensitivity) Auto / Intelligent ISO / 160 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / 6400 / 12800 (Extended) / (Changeable to 1/3 EV step)
  • Exposure compensation 1/3EV Step ±3EV
  • AE lock Set the Fn button in custom menu to AE lock
  • AE bracket 3,5 frame, in 1/3 or 2/3 EV Step, ±4/3 EV
  • White balance Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / Incandescent / Flash / White Set 1, 2 / Color temperature setting
  • White balance adjustment Blue/amber bias, Magenta/green bias
  • Color temperature setting 2500-10000K in 100K
  • White balance bracket 3 exposures in blue/ amber axis or in magenta/ green axis
  • Type Focal-plane shutter
  • Shutter speed Still Images: 1/4000 ~ 60 / Motion image: 1/16000 ~ 1/30 (NTSC), 1/16000 ~ 1/25 (PAL)
  • Self timer 10sec, 3 images/ 2sec / 10sec
  • Burst speed H: 4.0 frames/sec(with AFS), M: 3.0 frames/sec (with Live View), L: 2.0 frames/sec (with Live View)
  • Number of recordable images 4 images (when there are RAW files with the particular speed) / Unlimited consecutive shooting (when there are no RAW files) / (depending on memory card size, battery power, picture size, and compression)
  • Type TTL Built-in-Flash, GN6.3 equivalent (ISO 160 m), Built-in Pop-up
  • Flash Mode Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, / Slow Sync., Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off
  • Synchronization speed Less than 1/160 second
  • Flash synchronization 1st. Curtain Sync
  • Type TFT LCD with Touch panel
  • Monitor size 3.0inch / 3:2 Aspect / Wide-viewing angle
  • Pixels 920K dots
  • Filed of view Approx. 100%
  • Monitor adjustment Brightness (7 levels), Cnotrast and Saturation (7 levels), Red tint (7 levels), Blue tint (7 levels)
  • Digital zoom 2x, 4x
  • Extra Tele Conversion Still image: Max.2x (Not effective with L size recording. Magnification ratio depends on the recording pixels and aspect ratio.) / Motion image: 3.1x (SH in AVCHD and HD in MP4), 4.2x (VGA in MP4)
  • Other functions Guide Lines (3 patterns) / Real-time Histogram
  • Still image and Video Standard / Vivide / Natural / Monochrome / Scenery / Portrait / Custom
  • Direction Detection Function
  • Playback mode Normal playback, 30-thumbnail display, 12-thumbnail display, Calendar display, Zoomed playback (16x Max.), Slideshow (duration & effect is selectable), Playback Mode (Normal/Picture/Video/3D Play/Category/Favorite), / Title Edit, Text Stamp, Video Divide, Resize, Cropping, Rotate, Favorite, Print set, Protect, Face Recognition Edit
  • Protection Single / Multi, Cancel
  • Erase Single / Multi / All / Except Favorite
  • Direct Print PictBridge compatible Print size, Layout, Date setting are selectable
  • USB USB 2.0 High Speed
  • HDMI miniHDMI TypeC / Video: Auto / 1080i / 480p (576p in PAL system) / Audio: Stereo
  • Audio video output Monaural Type, NTSC/PAL, NTSC only for North America / *Check the website of the Panasonic sales company in your country or region for details on the products that are available in your market.
  • Microphone Stereo, Wind-cut: Off / Auto / Flicker reduction / Microphone level adjustable: Lv1 / Lv2 / Lv3 / Lv4
  • Speaker Monaural
  • OSD language Japanese, English, German, French, Italian, Spanish(English) / * Check the website of Panasonic sales company in your country / region or ask customer support for details of the OSD language available on the products sold in your country / region.
  • Battery Li-ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 940mAh) (Included) / Battery Charger
  • Battery life (CIPA standard) *2 Approx. 330 images with H-PS14042
  • Dimensions (W x H x D) 107.7 x 66.6 x 36.8 mm / 4.24 x 2.62 x 1.45 inch(excluding protrusions)
  • Weight Approx. 267g / 9.42 oz SD card, Battery, Body) / Approx. 225g / 7.94 oz Body only) / Approx. 362g / 12.77 oz (SD card, Battery, H-PS14042 lens included)
  • Operating temperature 0 to 40 (32°F to 104°F)
  • Operating humidity 10% RH to 80 RH
  • Software PHOTOfunSTUDIO 8.2 AE / SILKYPIX® Developer Studio 3.1SE / Super LoiLoScope (trial version) / USB Driver
  • Standard accessories Battery pack, Battery Charger, USB Connection Cable, Shoulder Strap, CD-ROM / * Body cap not included for DMC-GF5X kit / ** Lens rear cap of H-PS14042 lens not included for DMC-GF5X kit
  • Lens Name LUMIX G VARIO 14-42mm / F3.5-5.6 ASPH. / MEGA O.I.S.
  • Lens Construction 12 elements in 9 groups (1 Aspherical lens)
  • Mount Micro Four Thirds mount
  • Optical Image Stabilizer
  • Focal Length f=14mm to 42mm (35mm camera equivalent 28mm to 84mm)
  • Aperture Type 7 diaphragm blades / Circular aperture diaphragm
  • Aperture F3.5(Wide) - F5.6(Tele)
  • Minimum Aperture F22
  • Closest Focusing Distance 0.3m / 1ft
  • Maximum magnification Approx. 0.16x / 0.32x (35mm camera equivalent)
  • Diagonal Angle of View 75°(W)29°(T)
  • Filter Size 52mm / 2.05 in
  • Max. Diameter 60.6mm / 2.39 in
  • Overall Length Approx. 63.6mm / 2.50 in (from the tip of the lens to the base side of the lens mount)
  • Weight [g] Approx. 165g
  • Weight [oz] Approx. 5.82oz
  • Standard Accessories Lens Cap / Lens Hood / Lens Rear Cap / Lens Storage Bag

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