A first look at Panasonic Lumix GF5

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A first look at Panasonic Lumix GF5


The tech world has recently got some more information about the latest gadget from Panasonic, Panasonic GF5 camera. Many photographers and home users were looking for a successor to the GF3 camera and even when some specs and features of the same where posted in various forums and sites, their credibility was a question.

An image which is claimed to be that of GF5 is now available in web. It is speculated to have been posted by the brand ambassador of Panasonic itself. The camera looks almost same as GF3 with slight change in the hand grip. The image shows a very compact sized camera with a removable lens.

When we consider Panasonics legacy we can be sure that this camera will pack in quite some interesting features and will allow the users to take professional quality pictures and videos. The camera in the picture has an overall black colour scheme with the markings in the front done with white and red. Metallic silver rings are provided around the lens and the shutter button too seems to have a silver colour finish to it.

Speculated specifications and features of Panasonic GF5: 

  • 12 mega pixel image sensor

  • ISO limit of 12,800

  • 920K dot LCD

  • Better signal to noise ratio

This is a Micro Four third camera. That is it has all the properties of a DSLR (Digital single lens reflection) camera but lacks an optical view finder. MFT cameras will also be more compact than their DSLR counter parts because of the absence of a pentaprism and a mirror box. Some MFT cameras are provided with electronic view finders where a small LCD screen functions as the view finder. Whether GF5 will come equipped with an electronic view finder is not known as for now.

The 12 mega pixel sensor will work just fine and allows the user to take good quality images even in drastic lighting conditions. The ISO limit of 12,800 is also very notable so low light photography won’t be a problem and that too with very less noise. The 920K dot LCD screen at the back is a notable upgrade from the 460 K dot screen found in GF3.

The exact release date or the price tag of Panasonic GF5 is not known at the moment and the officials are keeping a tight lipped approach. More information and specifications of the device can be expected in the coming months.

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