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Panasonic Lumix G5 out in Japan on September 16th with new 45-150mm telephoto lens

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Panasonic has announced a September 16 release date for its Lumix G5 Micro Four Thirds camera.

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Panasonic announced the Lumix G5 Micro Four Thirds camera over a month ago, but since then we haven't heard anything about when it'll actually be released. Well, we have a slightly better idea today — in Japan, at least, it's coming out on September 16th. On that date you'll be able to pick it up in body-only form or as part of a kit; one includes Panasonic's tiny 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 pancake power zoom, the other includes a standard 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 zoom and a new 45-150mm f4.0-5.6 telephoto zoom. That lens will also be available by itself on the same date for ¥37,275 (about $475). No word yet on a Western date for either camera or lens, but why not check out our hands-on impressions of the G5 while you wait?