Panasonic Lumix GF5 Review

 
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Model Name: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 
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Manufacturer URL: Manufacturer website
General
Model Number: GF5
Camera Format: Compact System Camera
Currently Manufactured: No
Retail Price: $749.00
Street Price:  
Date Available: 2012-06-15
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 12.8 oz (364 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
Weight With Batteries? Yes
Weight Includes Kit Lens? Yes
Size: 4.2 x 2.6 x 1.4 in.
(108 x 67 x 37 mm)
Waterproof: No
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: Live MOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Panasonic
Total Megapixels: 13.1
Effective Megapixels: 12.1
Sensor Format: 4/3
Sensor Size (dia.): 0.85"
Focal Length Multiplier: 2.0
Color Filter Type: RGBG
Self-Cleaning: Yes
Sensor-shift Stabilized: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4000 x 3000 (12.0 MP, 4:3),
4000 x 2672 (10.7 MP, Other),
4000 x 2248 (9.0 MP, 16:9),
2816 x 2112 (5.9 MP, 4:3),
2816 x 1880 (5.3 MP, Other),
2816 x 1584 (4.5 MP, 16:9),
2992 x 2992 (9.0 MP, 1:1),
2112 x 2112 (4.5 MP, 1:1),
2048 x 1536 (3.1 MP, 4:3),
2048 x 1360 (2.8 MP, 3:2),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
1504 x 1504 (2.3 MP, 1:1),
1600 x 1200 (1.9 MP, 4:3),
1600 x 1064 (1.7 MP, 3:2),
1600 x 904 (1.4 MP, 16:9),
1440 x 1440 (2.1 MP, 1:1)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF v2.3), MPO, RAW, RAW+JPEG
Video Capture
Movie Mode: Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080, 1280x720, 640x480
Movie Frame Rate: 30p/60i (sensor output is 30p), 60p/30p, 30p
Movie File Format: AVCHD (Audio format: Dolby Digital 2 ch) / MP4 (Audio format: AAC 2 ch)
Optics
Lens Mount: Micro Four Thirds
Kit Lens: Panasonic LUMIX G X VARIO PZ 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH/POWER O.I.S.
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 28 - 84 mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.00x
Aperture Range: f/3.5 (W) / f/5.6 (T) - f/22
Normal Focus Range: 20 cm to Infinity
7.9 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:  
Optical Image Stablization: Yes
Digital Zoom: Yes
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 4x
Filter Thread: 37mm
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast detection with Face detect, AF tracking, 23-area, 1 area, Pinpoint
Face Detection: Yes
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes
Manual Focus: Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: No
Viewfinder Type:  
Display
LCD Viewfinder: Yes
LCD Size (inches): 3.0
LCD Resolution: 921,600 dots (307,200 px)
Touchscreen: Yes
Articulating LCD: No
Max Playback Zoom: 16.0x
Exposure
ISO Settings: Auto, 160-6400 in 1/3EV steps, extendable to 12800; Intelligent ISO
Auto ISO Mode: Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Incandescent, Flash, White Set 1, White Set 2, Color Temperature Setting
Shutter Speed Range: 60 - 1/4000
Bulb Mode: No
Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: 144-zone Intelligent Multiple, Center-weighted, Spot
Program AE: Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Scene Guide: Clear Portrait, Silky Skin, Backlit Softness, Clear in Backlight, Relaxing Tone, Sweet Child's Face, Distinct Scenery, Bright Blue Sky, Romantic Sunset Glow, Vivid Sunset Glow, Glistening Water, Clear Nightscape, Cool Night Sky, Warm Glowing Nightscape, Artistic Nightscape, Glittering Illuminations, Clear Night Portrait, Soft Image of a Flower, Appetizing Food, Cute Dessert, Freeze Animal Motion, Clear Sports Shot, Monochrome; Creative Control: Expressive, Retro, High Key, Low Key, Sepia, Dynamic Monochrome, Impressive Art, High Dynamic, Cross Process, Toy Effect, Miniature Effect, One Point Color.
Self Timer: 2, 10, 10 (3 images) seconds
Time Lapse:  
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync., Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): 5.0 m / 16.4 ft.
Flash Range Description: Lens dependent; GN 6.3 (ISO 160, m)
Max Flash Sync: 1/160
Flash Exp Compensation:  
Ext Flash Connection: n/a
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC
Memory Included (MB):  
File System:  
DCF Compliant: Yes
Connectivity
Composite Video Out: Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable: No
Video Usable as Viewfinder: No
HD Video Out: Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI
Built-In Wi-fi: No
Computer/Printer: USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes
Remote Control: No
Remote Control Type:  
Other Connection: Mini HDMI (Type C)
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary 7.2v 940mAh
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included: Yes
CIPA Rating: 330
Software
Included Software: PHOTOfunSTUDIO 8.2 AE, SILKYPIX Developer Studio 3.1 SE, Super LoiloScope (trial), USB Driver
OS Compatibility: Windows, Mac OS
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Newly developed 12.1-megapixel Live MOS sensor and redesigned Venus Engine. The noise reduction system includes a combination 3DNR (3D Noise Reduction) and MNR (Multi-process Noise Reduction). Available in black, white and red later this year.

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