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Panasonic's Lumix DMC-GF5 is the successor to the GF3, and rather than making sweeping ergonomic changes, Panasonic just added its latest technology to the camera. The GF5 features a totally redesigned, 12.1-megapixel Live MOS sensor, plus the latest iteration of the Venus processor, and the two team up to offer some pretty impressive specs — like ISO range up to ISO 12,800, and 0.09-second autofocus. You can also now focus on as small an area as a single pixel, which Panasonic says makes the autofocus more accurate as well. The camera shoots 1080i video at 60 frames per second in AVCHD, or 1440 x 1080 in MP4.


  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: 2012
  • Price at launch: $599.00


  • SKU description: with 14-42mm kit lens, with power zoom lens

Pricing (base kit)

  • Camera type: Mirrorless / Interchangeable Lens
  • Width: 4.24 inches
  • Height: 2.62 inches
  • Depth: 1.45 inches
  • Weight: 0.5 pounds
  • Color: Black, Gold, Brown, White


  • Sensor size: Four Thirds System
  • Sensor type: Live MOS
  • Effective pixels: 12.1 megapixels


  • Minimum ISO: 160
  • Maximum ISO: 12800
  • Fastest shutter speed (1/n seconds): 4000
  • Slowest shutter speed (1/n): 60 seconds
  • Focus points: 23
  • Max. continuous shooting speed: 4 FPS


  • Size: 3 inches
  • Resolution: 920000 dots
  • Touch technology: Yes / Unspecified


  • Video capture: Yes
  • Max. resolution: 1080i
  • Standard framerate(s): 60
  • Continuous AF: Yes


  • Supported video formats: MPEG-4, AVCHD
  • RAW support: RAW, RAW + JPEG


  • Interchangeable: Yes
  • Supported mounts: Micro Four Thirds


  • Supported media: SD, SDHC, SDXC


  • Built-in speaker: Yes
  • Built-in microphone: Yes


  • Video out: Yes
  • Connection(s): USB, HDMI mini


  • Removable: Yes


Yes (Built-in)


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