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Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GF5 Digital Camera

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If you’re experiencing a brief moment of déjà vu, then you’re not the only one. After several well positioned “leaks”, including one by the doe-eyed Hong Kong Angelbaby, Panasonic officially introduced the new LUMIX DMC-GF5 digital camera earlier today. The forth model within Panasonic’s GF model line, it received designation of “5” instead purportedly because the pronunciation of numeral “4” was phonetically similar to word “death” in Chinese. Aside from that minor alteration and a distinctive rubber grip, everything on the GF5 is nearly identical to DMC-GF3 on appearance. So were Panasonic engineers asleep on the job? Actually, quite the opposite. While its form factor is like that of its predecessor, the innards of GF5 are brand spankin new. With a newly developed 12.1 megapixel Live MOS sensor, along with a newer version of the Venus Engine image processor, the GF5 has a ISO range from 160 all the way to 12,800. Quipped with a more vibrant 3-inch, 920,000-dot LCD display, improved touch screen capabilities, MP4 video recording feature, and a much improved user interface, there is also a full range of interchangeable lens available thanks to its Micro Four Third standard. Comes in black, white, and red, the Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GF5 Micro Four Third camera retails around US$ 599 when with a 14-42mm lens kit or US$ 749 with a zoom lens. All set to be available later on this year. Images via: Engadget//The Verge

  • 12.1 Megapixel Live MOS sensor

  • ISO 160-6400 – Expandable To 12,800

  • 3-Inch Touch Control LCD Display With 920,000-Dot

  • Full AVCHD 1080/60i video With MP4 Recording Option

  • 14 Creative Control Filters

  • Wide Selection Of Interchangeable Lens

Release Date: To Be Announce