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Panasonic Lumix GF5 Becomes Official

Panasonic has officially announced the Lumix GF5, conveniently skipping over the GF4 from the GF3. The tiny Micro Four Thirds camera is geared towards beginners and offers some subtle changes from its predecessor. While the 12.1-megapixel sensor hasn’t changed, the new camera offers a new max ISO of 12,800, faster autofocus, a new 1080/30p HD view mode, a stereo microphone, a higher-res 3-inch touchscreen, a refined user interface, and an increase to 4fps (up from 3.8).

The GF3 isn’t going to be discontinued (not yet, at least) but will have a new price tag of $500 with a 14-42mm kit lens. The GF5 will come with the same kit lens and be priced at $600. It’ll arrive on store shelves come June.


 
  • Gummyrabbit

    Same sensor?  What a waste.

  • jdm8

    The fourth model number was probably skipped because in Japanese, it’s pronounced the same way (or similarly to) their word for death.  It stems from an ancient superstition.

  • taka

    @jdm8 No dude. That’s not why. Know it all.

  • jdm8

     I’m happy to be corrected, but the correction needs an explanation.