Panasonic DMC-GF5 Mark Peters : April 5th 2012 - 11:45 CET
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 system camera : Panasonic has announced the 12.1 Megapixel Lumix DMC-GF5 interchangeable lens system camera. For beginner users of interchangeable lens system cameras, the Panasonic DMC-GF5 digital camera features a new Scene Guide offering 23 sample pictures shot by professional photographers. Users can choose the photo closest to the situation that they are shooting and optimal parameters for shooting the scene will be set automatically. Additionally, procedures, technical advice and recommended interchangeable lens options for the scene can be shown to allow users to better understand and learn photography.
Panasonic DMC-GF5 Creative Photography
Creative Control Mode has been upgraded from the Panasonic DMC-GF3 by increasing filter options available on the Panasonic DMC-GF5 from six options to 14, adding Soft Focus, Dynamic Monochrome, Impressive Art, One Point Color, Cross Process, Low Key, Toy Effect and Star Filter, in addition to the conventional Expressive, Retro, High Key, Sepia, Hi Dynamic and Miniature Effect modes. With the new GUI menu tab, switching filter effects is seamless. A preview of filter effects can be seen on the LCD touch display via Live View mode and the Panasonic DMC-GF5 recommends filters depending on the scene that the camera detects in iA (Intelligent Auto) or iA Plus mode.
HD video recording with the new Panasonic DMC-GF5 system camera
In addition to shooting digital photography, the Panasonic DMC-GF5 can also capture 1920x1080 pixels 60i full-High Definition videos in AVCHD format which excels in both compression efficiency and compatibility with AV equipment for playback. In addition to practical full-time AF, the Touch AF in video recording also lets the user enjoy professional-like selective focusing which allows the focus to be changed while shooting video.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 with dedicated movie record button
The Panasonic DMC-GF5 camera features a dedicated video record button on the top of the body so users can instantly start recording videos while shooting photos without having to make setting adjustments. Along with full-HD video capabilities, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 camera also features high-quality sound, recorded with Dolby Digital Stereo Creator. Videos can be recorded in MP4 format for playback on a Personal Computer or other portable electronic devices without having to convert the files.