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The revolutionary structure of Digital Single Lens Mirrorless (DSLM), developed on the Micro Four Thirds system, eliminates the bulky mirror box and pentaprism found in conventional DSLRs, while still maintaining the use of high-quality.
With such superior optical performance in a compact format, it’s easier for photographers to keep a camera with them at all times, and more importantly, it keeps photography fun.
Micro Four Thirds System standard website
The large, bright 1,440K-dot equivalent LVF featuring approx.100% field of view retains the outstanding viewability. Suppressing the color breakup, the LVF assures stunning image view for any subject in any scenes. The 60 fps Live View takes signals directly from the Live MOS sensor and sends them continuously to the LCD at higher speed in real time thanks to the Venus Engine.
The image output between the LVF and the LCD is switched automatically with the eye sensor.
The Touch Pad function enables using both LVF and LCD simultaneously to encourage more intuitive shooting.
The Eye Sensor AF automatically starts focusing when you look into the LVF to capture the spur-of-the-moment.
The 920K-dot high-resolution LCD rotates 180° to the side and tilts 270° up and down offers approx. 100% of field of view. This LCD enables dynamic, artistic framing with high-angle shots and low-angle shots. The time lag of image output is minimized by approx.18% compared with the predecessor DMC-G3 making it easier to monitor the fast-moving subject.
Plus, high-precision touch display immediately lets you to set focus to the subject by just touching it on the screen and you can even release the shutter.
The Level Gauge lets the camera detect the horizontal / vertical angle of view with its internal level working with the acceleration sensor. Photos shot in a portrait aspect will be automatically displayed vertically whatever lens is used.
The function lever allows direct adjustment of allotted function.
- • Zoom*1
- • Exposure or Aperture*2 Control
- • Page Flip in Menu
- • Magnification in Playback Mode
The combination use with the turn-and-push rear dial complete major shooting settings which accelerates simple, intuitive operation.
*1 When used with the LUMIX G X VARIO PZ 14-42mm / F3.5-5.6 ASPH. / POWER O.I.S.
(H-PS14042) or LUMIX G X VARIO PZ 45-175mm / F4.0-5.6 ASPH. / POWER O.I.S.
*2 In M(Manual) mode.
You can also arrange the Q.MENU to your liking by simply dragging and dropping icons into position.
The function the user changes its setting can be assigned to the 3 external button and 2 menus in the software tab for direct reach.
Custom Mode 1 lets you register a series of settings you use often, you can instantly recall a pattern of the settings. And Custom Mode 2 lets you register patterns for up to 3 more settings.
The Electronic Shutter mode allows silent operation which is helpful in shooting recital, school play or in using at museum and so on.
Shutter speed effect preview
The Full-time Live View lets you see what you're shooting with a field of view of approx. 100%.
You can also confirm the depth of field and shutter speed effects by pressing the Function button, if you select the Preview mode.
Thanks to the newly integrated graphic engine, GUI (Graphic User Interface) is now sophisticated in every detail and features animation for higher visibility. You can choose an image and set it as a wallpaper on the back of menu screen like mobile phones.
The external design has of DMC-G5 been developed with no compromising in every detail. The ergonomically designed grip fits the DMC-G5’s compact profile yet easy to hold. Its tactile feeling offers more comfort thanks to the casting material resin and elastomer. For the front panel, aluminum is adopted to achieve both sophisticated looking and light weight. The mode dial is machined with finest tuning on its pitch of spin, form of plate and shininess. The buttons on the back also have style in the coating, spin, stamp and color.
- LUMIX G X VARIO PZ 14-42mm / F3.5-5.6 ASPH. / POWER O.I.S.
- LUMIX G VARIO 14-42mm / F3.5-5.6 ASPH. / MEGA O.I.S.
- LUMIX G VARIO 45-150mm / F4.0-5.6 ASPH. / MEGA O.I.S.
In spite of its compact size, the DMC-G5's built-in flash* has a light intensity that is equivalent to GN8.3 (ISO100), GN10.5 (ISO160), and you can adjust the intensity within a range of ±EV 2 in 1/3 EV steps. It also lets you use 1st curtain sync. flash and 2nd curtain sync. flash to capture nightscapes with a natural flow of light.
* When you use the LUMIX G VARIO 14-42mm / F3.5-5.6 ASPH. / MEGA O.I.S., light from the built-in flash of the camera may be blocked and cause shading areas in the resulting picture depending on the shooting condition.
• Due to the ultra wide-angle field of view (35mm camera equivalent: 14-28mm), peripheral vignetting may appear when you use the LUMIX G VARIO 7-14mm / F4.0 ASPH. and the built-in flash of the camera.
When equipped with a power zoom lens, electric zoom lever on the left side of the lens barrel makes it smoother to zoom, and you can concentrate on the shutter operation with the right hand.
If dust or other foreign matter gets inside the camera when you're changing lenses, it could cling to the image sensor and show up as a spot in your photos. The Dust Reduction System in the DMC-G5 helps eliminate this possibility by placing the Supersonic Wave Filter in front of the Live MOS sensor, between the low-pass filter and shutter. Vibrating vertically around 80,000 times per second, the filter repels dust and other particles effectively.
A Camera without Dust Reduction
The DMC-G5 offers a wide variety of options to choose from to match your shooting situations and style. In addition, stylish carrying bags and straps are available. These accessories let you further upgrade the system according to your shooting style and preference.
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