Panasonic launched their third Photokina camera and it is another addition to the company’s collection of compact mirrorless Micro Four Thirds devices. The Lumix GM5. This model is a small 16-megapixel interchangeable lens camera that is similar to the Lumix GM1 which was launched last year, with one major difference. The introduction of a 1.16M-dot electronic viewfinder.
The camera combines the sensor with the Venus Engine image processor for noise reduction and includes a new Detail Reproduction Filter Process that is supposed to help you by improving clarity in bright conditions.
It has a 1/16,000-second shutter speed and a Light Speed contrast AF system capable of communicating image data at 240fps that allows the GM5 to perform AF tracking for 5FPS continuous shooting at full resolution. Face recognition is done with eye detection, which can automatically set focus onto the eyes if you want. It has 22 filter options in Creative Control mode as well as the option to take pictures with and without filter effects simultaneously.
There is also a new “Snap Movie” mode that can record video between two and eight seconds in length to create a reel of “moving photos.” On the back it boasts a 3-inch 921k-dot touchscreen, and it also sports Wi-Fi connectivity with mobile devices. The Lumix GM5 will ship in mid-November in black or in a red synthetic leather body. No info on pricing yet though.