Panasonic Announces G5 Mirror-Less Camera

July 18, 2012, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Panasonic has just added one more name to the list of its mirror-less camera range by announcing the G5 to succeed G3. The grapevine has it that the camera maker jumped from 3 to 5 because 4 is considered to bring bad luck in Japan.

G5 is a perfect device for shutter bugs. It packs a 3-inch screen which can be folded out to compose your shots easily and to preview them clearly after the shoot. The 16 megapixel Venus Engine VII-powered image processor is a class apart.

To handle low light shooting, the rig manages a high ISO of up to 12,800. The cam also offers full 1080p 50p video recording both in AVCHD and MP4 formats.

The focus system on the new shutter machine is blaze paced to lock in and make the shot instantaneously. Moreover, the intelligent auto modes and the in-built effects also offer easily manageable shooting options.

The Japanese camera maker has also unveiled two new lenses for its mirror less camera devices. The wide f2.8 Vario 12-35 mm power OIS and the 45-150 mm f4 lenses are the new comers.

To flood the camera market, Panasonic has introduced the DMC-LX7 compact cam and DMC-FZ200 DSLR too.

The new G5 will start shipping in mid-August and will cost £599 for body only. If you pick it with the 14-22mm lens, it costs £699 while the price tag is £879 and £829 with 45-150mm and 14-42x lenses, respectively.

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