Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 Preview

Panasonic has announced the stylish and compact Lumix DMC-GM5 Digital Single Lens Mirrorless (DSLM) camera. With a 16-megapixel Live MOS image sensor and the Venus Engine, the GM5 can record Full 1080p HD videos at stereo sound at 24-60 frames-per-second in a variety of automatic and manual modes. There's even a Snap Movie Mode to record video for two to eight seconds. Creative Control Mode offers 22 filter effects, plus the ability to do time-lapse photography or stop motion animation.

The GM5 has been designed to be easy to uses, fast, and precise. Numerous AutoFocus modes combine with a maximum 1/16,000 shutter speed to make the GM5 great for shooting high velocity activities like sporting events, but iA+ (intelligent Auto) mode makes it easy for even novice photographers to capture perfect images and videos. Built-in Wi-Fi connectivity allows the GM5 to back up files or to use smartphones or tablets as a remote display / remote control.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 Features:
  • 16MP Digital Live MOS Sensor
  • Venus Engine
  • Full 1080/60p HD Video Recording
    • 24p
    • 24 Mbps bit rate
    • P/A/S/M mode
    • stereo sound
    • Snap Movie Mode
      • record video for short period of time (2/4/6/8 sec)
  • 3.0" (921K-dot) Display
  • Creative Control mode
  • 22 fascinating filter effects
  • Time Lapse Shot
  • Stop Motion Animation
  • Clear Retouch
  • Time (long exposure) function
    • set exposure time max. 60 sec.
  • Full-time AF
  • Tracking AF
  • Face / Eye Detection AF
  • Low Light AF
  • Pinpoint AF
  • One-shot AF
  • ISO 100-25,600
  • 1,166K-dot LVF (Live View Finder)
  • 1/16,000 Shutter Speed
  • Time (Long Exposure) Shooting
  • Focus Peaking
  • Silent Mode
  • Level Gauge
  • Highlight/Shadow Control
  • Wi-Fi®
  • WB (White Balance) Bracket
  • iA+ (Intelligent Auto) Mode
  • Bundled Software SILKYPIX Developer Studio 4.2 SE
  • Wi-Fi® connectivity
    • Multi-capable remote shutter with a monitor
    • Instant Transfer function

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 will be available in mid November in either black or red with premium synthetic leather. Pricing has not yet been announced.

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