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Panasonic GM-5 camera

introduction

  • announced Sept 2014
  • ultra-compact (just a touch bigger than the GM-1 but smaller than a Canon G16), magnesium alloy body with built-in EVF, hotshoe, WiFi, bundled flash, eye detect AF, 240fps AF readout, 5.8fps burst, 1/16,000th sec shutter, Timed BULB to 60sec, focus peaking, silent mode, new “Snap Movie Mode” and 1080 60p HD video
  • BUT x-sync is way too slow at 1/50th sec, no IBIS, no NFC, only one control wheel
  • perhaps best suited to the Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 15mm f/1.7 ASPH lens which has a aperture ring
  • optional hand grip makes it more ergonomic for larger lenses

specs

  • magnesium alloy body
  • 5.8fps burst
  • built-in 1,166K-dot EVF
  • hotshoe, bundled flash (GN 7m ISO 100), x-sync 1/50th sec
  • shutter to 1/16000th sec, plus Timed BULB to 60sec
  • fixed 921K dot LCD touch screen
  • 240fps AF readout, face and eye detection AF
  • WiFi smartphone control but no NFC
  • 1080 60p/24p HD video up to 24mbps
  • focus peaking
  • new “Snap Movie Mode” - can record video for short period of time (2/4/6/8 sec) as they shoot “moving photos”
  • Creative Control mode - 22 filters
  • Time Lapse Shot
  • Stop Motion Animation
  • Clear Retouch
  • silent electronic shutter mode
  • level gauge
  • Highlight/Shadow Control
  • battery life CIPA score 220
  • optional Hand Grip DMW-HGR1
  • 211 g (0.47 lb / 7.44 oz)
  • 99 x 60 x 36 mm (3.9 x 2.36 x 1.42″)
  • $US899 with G Vario 12-35mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH lens

reviews

    • “Despite being one of the smallest Micro Four Thirds cameras available with built in EVF, and also being smaller than most other mirrorless cameras, the Panasonic Lumix GM5 doesn't compromise on image quality or features, and delivers advanced options in a camera small enough to fit in your pocket, even with the lens attached”
photo/panasonicgm5.txt · Last modified: 2014/10/21 10:19 by gary1