Panasonic Lumix G5 Announced

by on July 18, 2012

in Panasonic

Panasonic Lumix G5

The Panasonic Lumix G5 is the latest Micro Four Thirds camera and it sports a 16MP image sensor with full time live view and a 3-inch touch screen LCD.  In addition to 16MP RAW image files, the new G5 also captures 1080/60p HD video with 150 minutes max clip time when shooting AVCHD video.

The G5 is packaged with a 14-42mm kit lens for $799 and is available here at B&H Photo.

Alongside the G5, Panasonic also announced a new 45-150mm HD zoom lens, priced at $299 and available in both black and silver.

Panasonic Lumix G5 Key Specs

  • 16.05 MP Live MOS Sensor
  • Redesigned Venus Engine Image Processor
  • 3.0″ Touch Screen Tiltable-Rotatable LCD
  • Digital Single Lens Mirrorless Camera
  • Full HD 1080 60p Video
  • Contrast AF, Touch AF and Light Speed AF
  • Live View Finder with Eye Sensor
  • Electronic Silent Shutter Mode
  • 14 Adjustable In-camera Filters
  • Includes Lumix-G Vario 14-42mm Lens



1 frankieee July 18, 2012 at 6:01 am

Panasonic made small but effective improvements, this is really good improvement over G3. It also gives %95 of what Olympus OM-D offers for %60 of the price. Here is a comparison of G5 and G3:

2 Scott July 20, 2012 at 1:51 pm

Sorta looks like the handgrip is bigger than the one on the G3. That’s a good thing in itself, (for me, anyway) but maybe it also means they’ve gone back to the bigger and stronger battery of the G1/G2?

Also, did I completely miss the G4? Why G3 to G5?

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