Thursday, April 12, 2012

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 Offers Enhanced Version of the DMC-GF3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5
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The latest Micro Four Thirds digital camera of Panasonic, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5, was announced recently by the company. The upcoming camera is an enhanced version of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 and features a better twelve-megapixel camera sensor, better handgrip, enhanced LCD, and a better touchscreen interface.

Although the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 is promoted as a point-and-shoot camera, it features an interchangeable lens and has a number of features that facilitates its use among novice camera enthusiasts.

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 also offers the iAuto shooting mode, which is a full automatic mode that makes life easier for neophyte photographers.

The user interface of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 was also enhanced that allows users to have more control on the shooting modes that they want to use with the addition of more conventional physical controls. The camera also offers a 920k dot touchscreen while the iAuto mode will recommend the use of the Art Filter to enhance the images taken by the users.

Real-time preview will be made available to users through the Live View display of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5. Users will also see how the Art Filter looks like using the Live View display of the camera.

Users will be able to use a number of different scenes through the Scene Guide on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5, which will allow them to fully optimize the settings on the camera.

The precision and speed on the autofocus system on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 is enhanced as focusing speed was increased by ten percent through the Venus Engine. Spot focusing can also be done with a simple touch on the rear screen of the camera,

Burst shooting on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 was enhanced through the improvement in the image engine and the focus speed of the device. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 is also capable of shooting four frames per second due to the enhancement on the camera.

The ISO setting of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 reaches 12800, which is a two-fold increase compared to the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3. The megapixel count on the camera remains the same as its predecessor although image noise will reportedly be reduced since the circuitry of the camera was repositioned under the chip.

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 is set to be released into the market soon and will come in two different kits with three color options, red, black, and white.

The price tag of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 is $599 and $749 for the standard 14mm to 42mm zoom lens model and the retractable 14mm to 42mm power zoom lens model respectively.

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