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Panasonic Gives Its GM Series a Boost with the EVF-Toting GM5 and Two New Lenses

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The last of Panasonic’s camera announcements from the Photokina floor today is a second member of its super compact GM lineup of system cameras, the Lumix DMC-GM5, which was accompanied by two new GM-series lenses for good measure.

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Last year, Panasonic impressed with the Panasonic GM1, a very compact interchangeable lens camera (ILC). This year, the company decided to continue down that road and up its game with the GM5.

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The GM5 features the same 16-megapixel Micro Four Third (MFT) sensor as its predecessor, but improves upon a number of features the GM1 debuted with.

For example, just to the left of its hotshoe you’ll find an all-new EVF with 1.1 million dots, designed to work seamlessly with the included external flash. The update also brings a new control dial on the back to compliment the touchscreen interface; and despite using the same sensor as the GM1, the GM5 is now capable of pushing out 1080p video at up to 60 frames per second.

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Speaking of video, the GM5 features a dedicated video mode called Snap Movie. This allows you to edit videos in-camera for quick sharing across social media — you’re able to trim clips, add transitions and more. Of course, on the small, sometimes finicky touchscreen, this feature might become nothing more than a novelty… but we’ll have to reserve judgement until we’ve tried it.

The GM5 is available for pre-order in a kit with Panasonic’s 12–32mm lens on B&H for $900.

Panasonic Lumix G Vario 35–100mm f/4.0-5.6 and 14mm f/2.5 II

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The GM lens lineup also received a nice boost today with the new Lumix G Vario 35–100mm (70–200mm 35mm equivalent) f/4.0–5.6 and 14mm (28mm 35mm equivalent) f/2.5 II. The 35–100mm f/4.0–5.6 features Panasonic’s ‘Mega Optical Image Stabilization’ while the updated 14mm lens improves upon its predecessor by adding a much smoother stepping motor for quieter focus.

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Both lenses are currently available for purchase on B&H. The 35–100mm f/4.0–5.6 will set you back $400, while the 14mm f/2.5 comes in at a much more wallet-friendly $315.

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