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The Panasonic LUMIX GF5: Outstanding Performance in an Ultra-Compact Body


Claire Eaton-Whitfield
Senior Press Officer
Brand Communications
Panasonic UK
+44 (0)1344 853552



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Core Facts:

  • LUMIX GF5: Panasonic has today launched the LUMIX GF5, an interchangeable lens system camera designed to produce DSLR image quality and Full HD video from an ultra-compact body.

  • Incredible image quality: Pushing image quality to new highs in an ultra-compact design with a high-sensitivity 12.1 megapixel Live MOS image sensor, and Light Speed Auto Focus.

  • Sleek, ultra-compact and lightweight: Sophisticated, stylish and light-weight aluminium design with a built-in flash, and four colour options: black, white, red and brown.

  • Shoot the world as you see it: Apply captivating visual effects to your photos with creative filter effects. Use Intelligent Auto Plus (iA+) and Scene Guides to push your photography to new levels.

  • High speed, high performance: Shoot crisp and vivid images with the LUMIX GF5’s 0.09 second Auto Focus.

  • Intuitive control: Stunning high-res 3.0-inch touchscreen with wide viewing angles and easy-to-use control dial to quickly and easily scroll through your pictures and videos.

Main body text:
Panasonic’s LUMIX GF5 is a stylish and light-weight camera designed to produce professional image quality and Full HD video from an ultra-compact body with an interchangeable lens system. Offering crisp and detailed pictures and HD video with the high-sensitivity 12.1 megapixel Live MOS image sensor, the LUMIX GF5 is the perfect camera for people who want great results with beautiful design.

Incredible image quality, wherever you are
The LUMIX GF5 is powerfully versatile and ready to go anywhere you do, producing stunning image quality even in low light conditions. The bright and responsive 3.0-inch LCD touchscreen has a clean and easy-to-use interface making it simple to frame shots and start shooting quickly - so you’re always part of the action and not distracted by complex settings.

Ultra-compact and light-weight
The LUMIX GF5 is crafted with a durable and sophisticated aluminium design tailored to suit you, with four colour options: black, white, red and brown. Packed full of advanced technology, the sleek body also features a flash and interchangeable lens system, opening a new way to experiment with high-end photography from ultra-compact and highly portable design.

Shoot the world as you see it
Apply captivating visual effects to your photos without the need for laborious post-production software with many new creative filter effects. Shoot elegant street scenes with Dynamic Monochrome, and make your photos stand out with One Point Colour mode. The LUMIX GF5 also provides filter recommendations, Intelligent Auto Plus (iA+) functionality and Scene Guides to allow you to push your photography to new levels and develop your own style so you can shoot professional-looking images without needing extensive photography knowledge.

Sharp and clear Full HD video
Film your world as it happens in glorious 1080p Full HD video and record in stereo sound. Video is filmed in MP4 format so you can instantly transfer the footage to enjoy on your portable devices. You can switch to live action recording instantly with the dedicated Video Record button. And thanks to full time Auto Focus and Auto Focus Tracking, once you’ve chosen the subject the camera will automatically track and follow its movement, meaning you can get sharp, clear footage with ease.

Key features:

  • Image Sensor: High sensitivity 12.1 MP LIVE MOS

  • Engine: Energy efficient Venus Engine VII HD2 with Multi-Step Noise Reduction

  • ISO setting: Auto / Intelligent ISO / 160 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / 6400 / 12800

  • AF speed: Approx. 0.09 seconds

  • Burst shoot: 4 frames/sec in full resolution

  • Creative filters: 14

  • Movie recording: 1920 x 1080 Full HD video in AVCHD / MP4 format

  • LCD Screen: 920k dots touch control LCD. 3.0-inch / 3:2 Aspect / Wide-viewing angle

  • Size: 107.7 x 66.6 x 36.8 mm (excluding protrusions)

  • Weight: Approx. 267g(including SD card, Battery, Body)

  • Built-in Flash: TTL Built-in-Flash, GN6.3 equivalent. Built-in Pop-up

  • Interface: HDMI, Digital AV output, stereo microphone, speaker

Sebastian Drawert, LUMIX Product Marketing Manager, Panasonic Europe
“We have designed the LUMIX GF5 for people who want professional results without being forced to carry a bulky and complicated DSLR – people who want to push the limits of creative photography without compromising on style. For shooting everyday life and making it look extraordinary, people don’t want to carry an extra, heavy bag just for their camera. The LUMIX GF5 offers stunning image quality with excellent low light performance, alongside a range of intuitive features to boost your creativity, all in an elegant design with sweeping curves that combine style and power. Now you can take photographs like the professionals and still look great.”

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