Everyone wants to catch their life’s most memorable moments in crystal clear picture to remember in a future. By seeing our life’s most memorable event in photo, we definitely reach in our past times. Maybe you have experience of Panasonic camera, which is counted in the line of world’s best digital cameras. Recently, Panasonic has included one new model in their G series named as Lumix DMC-G5. The latest Panasonic camera is wrapped with lightweight and compact body as well as precision Auto Focus and a built-in flash. Due to the outstanding functionality, the price of Panasonic camera is always high, so if you are planning for a budget camera then Panasonic’s latest addition is not for you because it is available at the price of £879 ($1,375).
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Just like the other LUMIX G series cameras, DMC-G5 is also based on Contrast AF that allows the focusing of the camera on subject matter to be prescribed by the image sensor inside the device. It is tested with the compact Lumix G Vario X 14-42mm power zoom lens. It is not called mirrorless or compact system cameras (CSCs), but it is called Digital Single Lens Mirrorless (DSLM) cameras. It is equipped with 16.05 megapixel Live MOS sensor, a new image processing engine and extended ISO up to ISO12800 as well as assure of developed low-light performance. The body of the camera is packed with new design to display extra function buttons, latest front and rear rubber grip and also latest zoom control next to the shutter button that permits control of power zoom lenses. It is also equipped with eye detection feature to mechanically activate the Electronic Viewfinder (EVF).
The 16-megapixel sensor is able to shoot 1080p videos at 60fps and gives outstanding image quality in low-light situations. With latest version of highly demanded camera, you will never miss the great shot because it comes with light speed auto focus and six FPS burst shooting at full resolution. It is provided with full HD recording in packed stereo in both MP4 (1080p at 25 FPS) and AVCHD (1080p at 50 FPS) layouts, which extends your editing and storage management options. You can capture great picture quality photo in first shot through its iA+ (Intelligent Auto Plus) mode.
With its new feature ‘Function Lever,’ you can suddenly control power zoom lenses; zoom images in playback mode as well as navigate the user interface. You can set Auto focus with one touch. Face detection switches to the appropriate mode automatically when you touch the subject. It is equipped with in-built Electronic Viewfinder with 1.44 million pixels, which enables users to frame the perfect portrait with your eye close to the camera. It is also packed with 3-inch free angle touch LCD screen, which becomes most helpful to take shots with perfect clarity and swipe through your photos in playback mode.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 is designed for both who like or don’t like touchscreen features because it does not force to use touchscreen to capture photo. You can use camera fully without touching on screen. The menus of G5 are explained very clearly. You can control menus with touchscreen. It is powered by large battery, by which you can take more than 350 photos before the battery went flat. The battery life fully depends on how much you use constant shooting, flash and other features.
The performance of camera is fully tested, and focus and shutter response is really fast. Shot-to-shot time is also most notable, while continuous shooting is much better and quicker than G3 (at 4fps), and GH2 (at 5fps). The picture quality of Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 is not limited to still photos. For movie shooting, it gives instant access controls, long recording times, advanced AF system and LUMIX G lenses.
It maintains same color quality in outdoors and indoors photo shoot as well as does not show red-eye in the photos. Its high range of superior features, spontaneous automatic shooting modes and innovative user interface provides you power to exploit your creativity. It is loaded with large number of micro four thirds lenses and accessories. Its 12-35mm lens gives f2.8 brightness throughout its complete zoom range. The lens is featured with two side controls for electronic control of zoom and focus. You can also control the zoom with G5′s zoom lever behind the shutter button.
Panasonic Lumix G5 Specifications:
|CCD pixels||16.05Mp (Megapixels)|
|Sensor Type||Live MOS Sensor|
|Sensor Size||Micro / Four Thirds|
|Sensor Size (width)||17.3mm|
|Sensor Size (height)||13mm|
|Shutter speeds shortest||1/4000sec|
|Shutter speeds longest||60sec|
|ISO sensitivity||160 – 12800|
|Viewfinder Resolution||1.44million dots|
|Video FPS||AVCHD (1080p at 50 FPS) and MP4 (1080p at 25 FPS)|
|Optical Zoom with Video||Yes|
|Battery Type||Lithium Ion|
|Box Contents||Camera, Lens, Body cap, Battery, Battery charger, USB cable, Neck Strap, Software CD-ROM|