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Panasonic dmc g5 kk 16 mp compact system camera with 14-42mm zoom lens and 3-inch lcd (black) Panasonic dmc g5 kk 16 mp compact system camera with 14-42mm zoom lens and 3-inch lcd (black) Document Transcript

  • My Associates StoreShopping CartProduct DetailsPanasonic DMC-G5KK 16 MPCompact System Camera with 14-42mm Zoom Lens and 3-Inch LCD(Black)From PanasonicListPrice:$699.00Price:$498.00 & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on ordersover $25. DetailsAvailability: Usually ships in 24 hoursFulfilled by Amazon and Sold by Willoughbys Established189844 new or used available from $341.53Average customer review:(58 customer reviews)Product DescriptionPanasonic 16.1 MP AVCHD Full HD Compact Digital Camera with 3-Inch TouchscreenLCD.Whats in the box: Panasonic Lumix G5 Digital Camera with Lumix G Vario 14-42mmLens - Black,Lumix G Vario 14-42mm f/3.5 -5.6 Asph. / MEGA O.I.S. Lens,Li-ion BatteryPack,Battery Charger,Body Cap,USB Connection Cable,Shoulder Strap,CD-ROM and One YearLimited Warranty.
  • Product Details Amazon Sales Rank: #47 in Camera & Photo Size: full-size Color: Black Brand: Panasonic Model: DMC-G5KK Released on: 2012-07-17 Number of items: 1 Dimensions: 3.70" h x 4.70" w x 4.70" l, .80 pounds Display size: 3Features AVCHD Full HD (1080p),ISO Sensitivity Auto: 160-12800 16M digital Live MOS sensor+Venus Engine 7FHD Engine 7FHD 3, 920K dots Free-angle touch LCD Full time AF, Full HD video 920K dots Free-angle touch LCDEditorial ReviewsFrom the Manufacturer
  • Panasonic LUMIX DMC-G5 Compact Digital Single Lens Mirrorless (DSLM) Camera with 14-42mm Lens,16MP Digital Live MOS Sensor, Touch LCD, Full HD Video, BlackThe G5 Triple Threat: 16 Megapixel Sensor - Venus Engine - Spot-on Colors16 megapixel sensor, Venus Engine and Intelligent Resolution Technology reduce noise to produce crisp,clear gradations and true-to-life color. The 16.05-megapixel Live MOS Sensor features Panasonics original pixel-mix technology,designed exclusively to minimize noise generation. The fine wiring results in high resolution andquick processing. A redesigned Venus Engine produces clear, crisp photo and video images. Its MNR (Multi-process Noise Reduction) quickly detects brightness in every part of a shot and its HDR (HighDynamic Range) allows for several pictures taken at different exposure levels to turn into asingle composite picture that eliminates over-or-under-exposure. The 3DNR reduces roughedges. Intelligent Resolution technology detects outlines, intricate texture, and gradation thus preciselyprocessing pixel by pixel to render true-to-life color reproduction that is spot-on.
  • LightSpeed Auto-Focus Helps you Never Miss a ShotContrast AF provides higher accuracy while Light Speed AF locks on to fast moving objects.With contrast AF (Auto Focus) the image sensor controls your focus giving you a greater rangeto create your crisp, clear images. This is great for recording fast moving subjects like your littleleaguer, migrating birds, or your best friend who decided to bungee jump. Contrast AF boastshigher accuracy, especially when shooting with a bright lens. And since you have a full-area AFtouch, you select your desired field of vision. Additionally, Light Speed AF quickly locks onto asubject, making it possible to capture even fast moving subjects like your son, the dirt bike rider.Latest Micro Four Thirds Mirrorless Technology - Smaller Camera Systems Deliver Big ResultsThe mirrorless, compact, light weight SLR system yield professional results with half the weight and size.
  • Based on the Micro Four-Thirds system, Panasonic eliminates the bulky mirror box andpentaprism found in conventional DSLRs without compromising sensor or optical performance.Camera bodies and lenses are now dramatically smaller and lighter than traditional SLRs,making them more portable so you can take them with you virtually anywhere.Have the Magic Touch? Get More Creative with G5’s LCD ScreenShoot and play back images simply by touching the DMC-G5s rotating LCD screenThe 920K-dot high-resolution LCD rotates 180° to the side and tilts 270° up and down offersapprox. 100% of field of view. This LCD enables dynamic, artistic framing with high-angleshots and low-angle shots. The time lag of image output is minimized by approximately 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 justtouching 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 internallevel working with the acceleration sensor. Photos shot in a portrait aspect will be automaticallydisplayed vertically whatever lens is used.
  • Show off your Creative SideIntelligent Auto and Creative Control filters allow styles like Star Filter to be applied to your photoswithin the camera.The Creative Control mode has been upgraded in the G5 with 14 creative filters that let you tellyour photographic story. Choose from Soft Focus to Dynamic Monochrome to One Point Coloror from the original filters like Expressive and Retro. With the new GUI and menu tabs,switching filter effect is extremely easy and is possible to preview via the Live View Switching.If you cant decide, your G5 will recommend the one that bet fits your scene in iA (IntelligentAuto) or iA Plus mode. While youre in iA Plus, adjust your defocusing area in the background,exposure, and white balance.New to Advanced Cameras? Scene Guide Shows You Off, Pro-styleScene Guide can help you select the best settings for your subjects from city lights to rippling waves.
  • If youre just learning how to maneuver the interchangeable lens system, dont worry. The G5sScene Guide will make you look like a photography expert as you pick and choose from 23sample pictures - all taken by professional photographers. Simply select the shot that best suitsyour situation. Want city lights captured? Check. Want rippling waves detailed? Check. Andnaturally, youll want to go for the Romantic Sunset Glow. This feature will also direct you withhow-to pointers on shooting, technical advice, and recommended interchangeable lens optionsfor your scene portfolio giving you a better understanding along the way as you learn newphotographic techniques.Make Movies, Make Memories & Share Your Story in HDCapture still images while recording video and compose them in PhotofunStudioNot only does the LUMIX G5 produce stunning still images, it also records high quality video infull-HD and with DolbyDigital Stereo sound, in MPEG-4, AVCHD Progressive. Touch AF letsyou enjoy professional-grade focusing allowing you to shift gears while shooting your movie.AF Tracking easily locks a subject into focus, even when it moves. The Extra Tele Conversionfunction extends your zoom to 4.8x and a special Video Record button lets you instantly andsimultaneously record videos while shooting photographs and conversely, take photos whilerecording. Install the included PHOTOfunSTUDIO 8.2 PE on your PC, and you are set to turnyour movie into your story.
  • Playback Your Work from the G5 Digital CameraPlayback your images and video on VIERA TV via SD card or HDMI cableYouve poured your creative juices into your projects now, sit back and playback your work. Usea memory card or connect with a cable either way, you are sure to have easy viewing. If your TVis HDMI-compatible, a single HDMI mini cable is all you need to hook up your G5 digitalcamera. When using a video component cable, you need a separate audio cable. You can alsoconnect your HD camcorder to a VIERA or compatible Blu-ray Disc Player via an HDMI minicable, and you can control both units in a single synchronized operation by using just one remotecontrol. This simple technology makes your viewing pleasure smoother.A LUMIX Camera that Makes Sharing Your Photos With Your Social Media Circles EasyMake sure your images make the social circles with easy uploading to Facebook and YouTube.
  • Have a blog? A Facebook or YouTube account? Want to instantly upload your latest memorieswith your friends and followers right from your camera? Use your PC and the included editingsoftware HD Writer HE 1.0 in your V10 to play or edit your videos as well as archiving anduploading to Facebook or YouTube. Its easy to add titles, rearrange scenes, include transitioneffects, and edit images in single frame units. You can make a copy either in the original high-definition AVCHD format, or in the standard-definition DVD-Video (MPEG-2) format. Go on,the world awaits your next share.H-FS014042 Lens IncludedThe included H-FS014042 lens extends the G5s Auto Focus capabilityIncluded with purchase of the DMC-G5K camera is the H-FS014042 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 MicroFour Thirds lens. Continuous AF/AE function that supports for both photos and movies. Aminimum focus distance of 30cm over the entire zoom range. Contrast AF system support,circular aperture diaphragm and multi-coated lens elements minimize ghosts and flare. TheLUMIX G5 is compatible with all G Series interchangeable lenses to suit your studio and fieldphotography needs.Accessories for the Panasonic LUMIX DMC-G5H-H020LUMIX G 20mm / F1.7 ASPH Lens
  • H-FS45150LUMIX G VARIO 45-150mm H-FS45150 Lens For G Series CamerasH-HS12035LUMIX G X VARIO 12-35mm / F2.8 ASPH LensH-HS35100Professional Grade X Series 35-100mm F2.8 Telephoto Zoom LensH-VS014140LUMIX G VARIO HD 14-140mm / F4.0-5.8 ASPH. / MEGA O.I.S. LensDMW-FL360TTL metering, FP emission capable, external flash GN36
  • LUMIX G-Series Comparison ChartLUMIX G5KBodyLUMIX G5KKLUMIX GH3KBodyLUMIX GH2KBodyLUMIX GH2KK LUMIX GX1KKTypeDigital SingleLensMirrorlessCameraDigital SingleLensMirrorlessCameraDigital SingleLensMirrorlessCameraDigitalInterchangeable Lens SystemCameraDigitalInterchangeable Lens SystemCameraDigitalInterchangeable Lens SystemCameraLensMountMicro FourThirds MountMicro FourThirds MountMicro FourThirds MountMicro FourThirds MountMicro FourThirds MountMicro FourThirds MountLens Body Only14-42mmZoom LensBody Only Body Only14-42mmZoom Lens14-42mmZoom LensImageSensorTypeLive MOSSensorLive MOSSensorLive MOSSensorLive MOSSensorLive MOSSensorLive MOSSensorCameraEffectivePixels16.05Megapixels16.05Megapixels16.05Megapixels16.05Megapixels16.05Megapixels16.0MegapixelsRecordingFileFormatStill Image:JPEG (DCF,Exif 2.3),RAW, / MPO(Whenattaching 3Dlens in MicroFour Thirdsstandard) /MotionImage:AVCHD (Audioformat: DolbyDigital 2ch) /MP4 (Audioformat AAC2ch)Still Image:JPEG (DCF,Exif 2.3),RAW, / MPO(Whenattaching 3Dlens in MicroFour Thirdsstandard) /MotionImage:AVCHD (Audioformat: DolbyDigital 2ch) /MP4 (Audioformat AAC2ch)Still Image:JPEG (DCF,Exif 2.3),RAW, MPO(Whenattaching 3Dlens in MicroFour Thirdsstandard) /MotionImage:AVCHD Ver2.0compliant /MPEG4-AVC(H.264) :.MOV, .MP4Still Image:JPEG (DCF, Exif2.3), RAW,DPOFcompatibleMPO (Whenattaching 3Dlens in MicroFour Thirdsstandard)Motion Image:AVCHD /QuickTimeMotion JPEGStill Image:JPEG (DCF, Exif2.3), RAW,DPOFcompatibleMPO (Whenattaching 3Dlens in MicroFour Thirdsstandard)Motion Image:AVCHD /QuickTimeMotion JPEGStill Image:JPEG (DCF, Exif2.3), RAW,MPO (Whenattaching 3Dlens in MicroFour Thirdsstandard)Motion Image:AVCHD (Audioformat: DolbyDigital 2 ch) /MP4 (Audioformat AAC2ch)Continuo AVCHD with AVCHD with AVCHD with AVCHD with AVCHD with AVCHD with
  • usRecordable Time(MotionImages)picturequality set to[FSH]: Approx.150 min withH-PS14042 /AVCHD withpicturequality set to[FSH]: Approx.140 min withH-FS014042 /AVCHD withpicturequality set to[FSH]: Approx.150 min withH-FS45150picturequality set to[FSH]: Approx.150 min withH-PS14042 /AVCHD withpicturequality set to[FSH]: Approx.140 min withH-FS014042 /AVCHD withpicturequality set to[FSH]: Approx.150 min withH-FS45150picturequality set toApprox. 230min with H-HS12035 /Approx. 210min with H-VS014140picture qualityset to [FSH]:Approx. 120min with H-FS014042 /Approx. 110min with H-VS014140Motion Jpeg withpicture qualityset to [FSH]:Approx. 130min with H-FS014042 /Approx. 120min with H-VS014140picture qualityset to [FSH]:Approx. 120min with H-FS014042 /Approx. 110min with H-VS014140Motion Jpeg withpicture qualityset to [FSH]:Approx. 130min with H-FS014042 /Approx. 120min with H-VS014140picture qualityset to [FSH]:Approx. 140min with H-PS14042 /Approx. 130min with H-FS014042 /Approx. 150min with H-H014TimeCode(MotionImages)(ExceptMP4)n/a n/aON/OFF,Count Up :Rec Run/FreeRunselectable,Time CodeMode : Dropframe/Non-drop frameselectable(NTSC only)n/a n/a n/aWiFi n/a n/aIEEE802.11b/g/n,2412MHz -2462MHz(11ch), Wi-Fi /WPA / WPA2,Infrastructuremoden/a n/a n/aViewfinder TypeLive ViewFinder(1,440,000dotsequivalent),Field of View:Live ViewFinder(1,440,000dotsequivalent),Field of View:OLED LiveView Finder(1,744K dotsequivalent),Field of View:Approx.Live ViewFinder(1,533,600dots equiv.),Field of View:Approx. 100%,Live ViewFinder(1,533,600dots equiv.),Field of View:Approx. 100%,n/a
  • Approx.100%,Magnification: Approx. 1.4x/ 0.7x (35mmcameraequivalent)with 50mmlens atinfinity; -1.0m -1,Eye Point:Approx.17.5mm fromeyepiece lens,DiopterAdjustment: -4.0~+4.0 (dpt)Approx.100%,Magnification: Approx. 1.4x/ 0.7x (35mmcameraequivalent)with 50mmlens atinfinity; -1.0m -1,Eye Point:Approx.17.5mm fromeyepiece lens,DiopterAdjustment: -4.0~+4.0 (dpt)100%,Magnification: Approx.1.34x / 0.67x(35mmcameraequivalent),Eye Point:Approx. 21mm fromeyepiece lens,DiopterAdjustment: -4.0~+4.0 (dpt)Magnification:Approx. 1.42x /0.71x (35mmcamera equiv.)with 50mmlens at infinity;-1.0 m-1,Eye Point:Approx.17.5mm fromeyepiece lens,DiopterAdjustment: -4.0~+4.0 (dpt)Magnification:Approx. 1.42x /0.71x (35mmcamera equiv.)with 50mmlens at infinity;-1.0 m-1,Eye Point:Approx.17.5mm fromeyepiece lens,DiopterAdjustment: -4.0~+4.0 (dpt)AF ModeFacedetection / AFTracking / 23-area-focusing/ 1-area-focusing /PinpointFacedetection / AFTracking / 23-area-focusing/ 1-area-focusing /PinpointFacedetection / AFTracking / 23-area-focusing/ 1-area-focusing /Pinpoint /(Full areatouch isavailable)Face detection/ AF Tracking /23-area-focusing / 1-area-focusingFace detection/ AF Tracking /23-area-focusing / 1-area-focusingFace detection/ AF Tracking /23-area-focusing / 1-area-focusing/Pinpoint Touch (1-area-focusingin Facedetection / AFTracking /Multi-area-focusing / 1-area-focusing /Pinpoint)OtherModesQuick AF,ContinuousAF (duringmotion imagerecording),AF+MF, EyeSensor AF,Touch AF,Touch Pad AF,Quick AF,ContinuousAF (duringmotion imagerecording),AF+MF, EyeSensor AF,Touch AF,Touch Pad AF,Quick AF,ContinuousAF (duringmotion imagerecording),AF+MF, EyeSensor AF,Touch Pad AF,Touch AF,Pre AF (QuickAF/ContinuousAF), AF+MF,Touch shutter,Touch MFAssistPre AF (QuickAF/ContinuousAF), AF+MF,Touch shutter,Touch MFAssistQuick AF,Continuous AF(during motionimagerecording),AF+MF, Touchshutter, TouchMF Assist
  • Touchshutter,Touch MFAssistTouchshutter,Touch MFAssistTouchshutter,Touch MFAssist, ShutterAF, / HalfPress ReleaseISOSensitivity(StandardOutputSensitivity)Auto /Intelligent ISO/ 160 / 200 /400 / 800 /1600 / 3200 /6400 / 12800/ (Changeableto 1/3 EVstep)Auto /Intelligent ISO/ 160 / 200 /400 / 800 /1600 / 3200 /6400 / 12800/ (Changeableto 1/3 EVstep)Auto /Intelligent ISO/ 200 /400 /800 / 1600 /3200 / 6400 /12800(Changeableto 1/3, 1EVstep) /(ExtendedISO125-lessunder 200,ISO more over12800-25600Available) (Upto ISO3200 inAuto)Auto /Intelligent ISO/ 160 / 200 /250 / 320 / 400/ 400 / 500/640 / 800 /1000 / 1250 /1600 / 2000 /2500 / 3200 /4000 / 5000 /6400 / 8000 /10000 / 12800Auto /Intelligent ISO/ 160 / 200 /250 / 320 / 400/ 400 / 500/640 / 800 /1000 / 1250 /1600 / 2000 /2500 / 3200 /4000 / 5000 /6400 / 8000 /10000 / 12800Auto /Intelligent ISO /160 / 200 / 400/ 800 / 1600 /3200 / 6400 /12800(Changeable to1/3 EV step)ShutterSpeedStill Images:Bulb(Max.120),1/4000 ~ 60 /Motionimage:1/16000 ~1/30 (NTSC)Still Images:Bulb(Max.120),1/4000 ~ 60 /Motionimage:1/16000 ~1/30 (NTSC)Still Images:1/4000-60and Bulb,Motionimage:1/16,000 ~1/30 (NTSC)Still Images:1/4000 ~ 60and Bulb (up toapprox. 2minutes)Still Images:1/4000 ~ 60and Bulb (up toapprox. 2minutes)Still Images:1/4000 ~ 60and Bulb (up toapprox. 2minutes)Motion image:1/16000 ~ 1/30(NTSC)SceneGuide(StillImage)Clear Portrait/ Silky Skin /BacklitSoftness /Clear inBacklight /Relaxing Tone/ SweetChilds Face /DistinctScenery /Clear Portrait/ Silky Skin /BacklitSoftness /Clear inBacklight /Relaxing Tone/ SweetChilds Face /DistinctScenery /Clear Portrait/ Silky Skin /BacklitSoftness /Clear inBacklight /Relaxing Tone/ SweetChilds Face /DistinctScenery /Portrait(Normal / SoftSkin / Outdoor/ Indoor /Creative) /Scenery(Normal /Nature /Architecture /Creative) /Close-upPortrait(Normal / SoftSkin / Outdoor/ Indoor /Creative) /Scenery(Normal /Nature /Architecture /Creative) /Close-upPortrait / SoftSkin / Scenery /Architecture /Sports /PeripheralDefocus /Flower / Food /Objects / NightPortrait / NightScenery /Illiminatioms /
  • Bright BlueSky /RomanticSunset Glow /Vivid SunsetGlow /GlisteningWater / ClearNightscape /Cool Night Sky/ WarmGlowingNightscape /ArtisticNightscape /GlitteringIlluminations/ Clear NightPortrait / SoftImage of aFlower /AppetizingFood / CuteDessert /Freeze AnimalMotion /Clear SportsShot /MonochromeBright BlueSky /RomanticSunset Glow /Vivid SunsetGlow /GlisteningWater / ClearNightscape /Cool Night Sky/ WarmGlowingNightscape /ArtisticNightscape /GlitteringIlluminations/ Clear NightPortrait / SoftImage of aFlower /AppetizingFood / CuteDessert /Freeze AnimalMotion /Clear SportsShot /MonochromeBright BlueSky /RomanticSunset Glow /Vivid SunsetGlow /GlisteningWater / ClearNightscape /Cool Night Sky/ WarmGlowingNightscape /ArtisticNightscape /GlitteringIlluminations/ Clear NightPortrait / SoftImage of aFlower /AppetizingFood / CuteDessert /Freeze AnimalMotion /Clear SportsShot /Monochrome(Flower / Food/ Objects /Creative) / SCN(PeripheralDefocus /Night Portrait /Night Scenery /Sunset / Party /Sports / Baby1,2 /Pet)(Flower / Food/ Objects /Creative) / SCN(PeripheralDefocus /Night Portrait /Night Scenery /Sunset / Party /Sports / Baby1,2 /Pet)Baby 1, 2 / Pet/ Party / SunsetCreativeControl(StillImage)Expressive /Retro / HighKey / Low Key/ Sepia /DynamicMonochrome/ ImpressiveArt / HighDynamic /Cross Process/ Toy Effect /MiniatureEffect / SoftFocus / StarExpressive /Retro / HighKey / Low Key/ Sepia /DynamicMonochrome/ ImpressiveArt / HighDynamic /Cross Process/ Toy Effect /MiniatureEffect / SoftFocus / StarExpressive /Retro / HighKey / Low Key/ Sepia /DynamicMonochrome/ ImpressiveArt / HighDynamic /Cross Process/ Toy Effect /MiniatureEffect / SoftFocus / Starn/a n/a(Still image &Motion image)Expressive /Retro / Highkey / Low key /Sepia / HighDynamic / Toyeffect /Miniatureeffect
  • Filter / OnePoint ColorFilter / OnePoint ColorFilter / OnePoint ColorCustomer ReviewsMost helpful customer reviews41 of 42 people found the following review helpful.Accurate AF, Stunning Videos, Shutter Shock No MoreBy J. GebauerTo start with I have both the Panasonic GF5 and the G5 and I also shoot Nikon digital cameras.Ive been very happy with the Panasonic G5 and M43 system. Many of the little things thatbothered me with the GF5 like AF accuracy, AF hunting when recording videos, limited numberof customizable function buttons, zoom lens blocking flash coverage at wide angle focal lengths,and no 1080p/60fps videos are resolved with the G5. Plus the G5 is 16MP vs the GF5 only being12MP. The G5 also has features which my much more expensive Nikon doesnt have like anarticulating touch screen and the ability to shoot 1080p/60fps videos.What I love about the G5:1. The G5 has a nice balance of buttons and customization which meets the needs of bothnovices and those wanting more control of their camera. For people purchasing a DSLR/DSLMcamera for the time it probably wont feel as overwhelming as some DSLRs would. While itdoesnt have the number of buttons as my Nikon DSLR with the use of the "Q Menu" I can get tomore of what I want quicker than with my DSLR. The "Q Menu" allows you to create yourpersonalized mini menu for quick access for those settings you adjust the most. In addition thereare function buttons on the camera and touch screen which can be customized for the featuresyou use all the time.2. The articulating screen was one of the main selling points for me when purchasing the G5.The articulating screen is great when photographing with the camera above your head and nearto the ground. I actually use it almost all the time when I photograph. You are steadier when youshoot with your hands and camera at your chest versus held up to your eye. If you like shootingcandids or documentary of people you can get better shots if the camera is at your chest or waistlevel. As soon as your camera is at your eye and pointed at a person, that person starts actingdifferent.3. The articulating screen being a touch screen was another big selling point for me. Thecombination of the touch screen and pin point or single focus area creates a powerful tool for anyphotographer. I only shoot single focus area on my DSLRs. Unlike my Nikon DSLR which Ihave to hold a button down and use the pad on the back of the camera to scroll through the AFarea points, with the G5 all I do is touch the area, any area except the very edge, on the screen Iwant the camera to focus on. Person moves from the right to the left of the frame, I touch theirface, and hit the shutter button...that quick and simple. It is worth noting that the touch screen
  • isnt as sensitive as a smart phone touch screen but it seems better than the GF5 screen.4. I found that the GF5 when shooting in the 23 AF area where the camera selects the AF pointwould commonly focus on the background instead the person in the foreground who was in thecenter of the frame and filling up a majority of the frame. The G5 doesnt have that issue. The AFwith the G5 is speedy and silent which is great for photography but a must have when shootingvideos. Its focus speed is as fast as much more expensive prosumer DSLR cameras. The onlyissue Ive run into is that when shooting sequential frames in continuous AF the AF doesntperform as accurately as my Nikon DSLR.5. The 1080p/60fps videos from the G5 are nothing short of beautiful. The 60fps produces verysmooth looking videos. The 1080 resolution is very sharp and crisp looking, better than any otherP&S, ILC, or DSLR Ive had. The only other camera I have that shoots 60fps is the SonyHX20V. The G5 having a much larger sensor than the Sony HX20V produces a much shallowerdepth of field for beautiful videos. I actually like the depth of field with the G5 better than videosfrom APS-C cameras. The depth of field is shallow but a little greater than those from APS-Csensors. I find it to be a perfect blend for everyday videos. The AF while shooting videos isexcellent also. Unlike my Nikon DSLR there is no focus hunting when shooting videos with theG5 and because the AF is silent I also dont hear the lens focusing. My GF5 even does somefocus hunting.6. The digital viewfinder is actually usable with the G5. There have been considerableimprovements in digital viewfinder resolution, color, and contrast in the last few years. Iremember playing around with one of Sonys first DSLM cameras a few years ago which had adigital viewfinder and thinking to myself there is no way I could shoot with this camera becauseof the digital viewfinder.7. The G5 has an electronic shutter, E Shutter, feature to prevent shutter shock. Shutter shockoccurs when the slapping of the shutter causes the sensor to vibrate when the picture is taken,some believe it can impact the OIS also, which results in a soft or slightly blurry image. It seemsto primarily occur at shutter speeds of 1/60-1/250. When I heard about shutter shock and the EShutter feature I was bit skeptical. I did a test shooting 100 frames with the E Shutter on and 100with the E shutter off at shutter speeds of 1/60-1/320. For 50 of the frames with the E Shutter onand 50 with the E Shutter off, I used image stabilization. The other 50 for each I turned thestabilization off. People have tested the E Shutter photographing a chart while the camera was ona tripod (copy stand work), I wanted to see if there was a noticeable difference in real life photosituations. The images shot were of still life and I was hand holding the camera. When I used atelephoto focal length without stabilization I made sure my shutter speed was on the higher endof the range. The electronic shutter did give better results! I had no incidences of soft or blurryimages with the E Shutter on and stabilization off. With stabilization and E Shutter on I had 2soft or blurry images. With stabilization and E Shutter off, I had 4 soft or blurry images. Theworst results came from stabilization on and E Shutter off in which I had 6 soft or blurry images.After the test I started photographing regularly with E Shutter on and have noticed moreconsistent, better results. Before doing the test I wasnt using E Shutter and was getting somemysteriously soft, blurry images. The downside of E Shutter is that it cant be used with the flashor ISOs greater than 1600. There can also be bending or distortion of shapes which are moving in
  • the frame. I have witnessed the distortion once when taking a picture of someone moving in theframe while the picture was taken.8. The compactness of the G5 is a nice selling feature. While the G5 isnt as small or pocketablelike the GF5 it is significantly smaller and lighter than any Nikon DSLR Ive owned. It is mucheasier to carry around the G5 with a couple extra lenses than my Nikon with a couple extralenses. Some people may equate the compactness and lightness of weight as being cheap or likea toy camera but I think they are missing one of the advantages of the camera and M43 system ingeneral.What I dont like about the G5 kit:1. The biggest down side of the camera outfit is the 14-42mm kit lens. The kit lens is kind ofwhat it is, an inexpensive lens with a plastic mount, plastic body, and sticky zoom. It takesdecent enough pictures but the corners and edges are pretty soft, at times even when stoppeddown to f/8. I do have a full review of the kit lens for anyone interested.2. With the lowest ISO being 160 and a top shutter speed of 1/4000, on a sunny day the widestopen your lens can be is f/2.8 or more commonly f/3.5. This really limits your ability to createimages with a very shallow depth of field when using fast lenses.3. If you go back and forth between the screen and viewfinder the eye sensor on the camera isnice to have. It is designed to sense when your eye goes to the viewfinder. It then turn the displayoff and viewfinder on therefore saving battery life. Even with the eye sensor sensitivity adjustedto low it is WAY too sensitive. If a shadow passes over the eye sensor the display turns off andviewfinder turns on. Even on a cloudy day if my hand passes over the sensor, 3" inches from thecamera, the display turns off.If you are already in the M43 system this is a great camera to add to your system or upgrade to.If you are looking at getting into a DSLR or DSLM camera system the decision to purchase thisover other cameras similarly priced is a little more difficult decision to make. The G5 is a littlemore compact than an introductory DSLR. It is roughly a centimeter shorter in each dimensionand weighs about 25% less than Nikons D3200. The G5 has an articulating touch screen vs theD3200 which doesnt. The G5 shoots 1080p/60fps videos whereas the D3200 shoots1080p/30fps. The G5 also costs $100 less than the D3200. The D3200 on the other hand has alarger sensor that performs better in low light. The D3200 has a better kit lens. The D3200 is24MP vs the G5 which is 16MP. While M43 cameras have the best variety of lenses of anymirrorless system it still cant compete with the selection you have with Nikon or Canon. In theend it depends on which of those features are the most important to you as a buyer.29 of 30 people found the following review helpful.Great entry to photographyBy Brandon JI have a few friends with DSLR and micro-4/3 cameras and I was told to look at micro-4/3 dueto its lower cost of entry and portability. In the short term I wanted a new camera to take on myhoneymoon, but my long term goal was to improve my photography skills beyond a compact
  • point and shoot.After much research I decided between the Olympus OM-D E-M5 and Panasonic DMC-G5KK.While I feel the Olympus is a better camera on paper, I didnt feel the cost differential wasjustified in my case. Micro-4/3 is still a relatively new platform, and I think the cameras willimprove quite a bit in the next couple of years. Perhaps in that time Ill upgrade to a camera witha more rugged body and in body stabilization. FWIW, I purchased the DMC-G5 ($699), whichincluded the 14-42mm zoom lens, along with the Lumix 20mm f/1.7 pancake lens ($332).The combo is low profile and lightweight due to the pancake lens. I purchased the Crumpler "4million dollar home" camera bag, which comfortably fits the G5, 20mm pancake, 14-42 mm kitlens, spare battery, charger, snackbar, and hand cleanser (a nice to have on vacation). I highlyrecommend this to anyone look at the G5 or other similarly sized micro-4/3s.The 20mm pancake shoots amazing pictures with the G5. Landscapes and interiors look great,but portraits are amazing! I was overall quite impressed with photos I took on my vacation, themajority of which I used intelligent auto since I didnt have the time to learn about the camera. Iwould say I took 90% of my photos using the pancake since it was more convenient and muchfaster. I only used the zoom lens when I couldnt zoom with my feet.My favorite things about the camera thus far:1) Autofocus speed (combined w/ the 20mm)2) Ergonomics and weight3) HD video w/ autofocus4) Large articulating touchscreen w/ AF tracking (touch screen and it will focus and track thesubject!)5) Depth of focus adjustment/box6) RAW photos (works with Lightroom)Things I dislike:1) EVF sensor: even at the low sensitivity setting, my finger occasionally disables the LCD. Iwish they put the sensor at the top of the EVF or something2) Panasonic software: its not well designed. Youre better off buying Adobe Lightroom tohandle the importing and post-processing.48 of 54 people found the following review helpful.Even better than I had expectedBy Francis D. FerrallI ordered my G5 after having seen nice early reports from a few online testers. I bought it withinthe first few days of its release. I had considered buying the E-M5, but I had a few reservationsabout the way the LCD articulated and the higher price. I have a preference for the LCDarticulation mechanics used on the G5.I was pleasantly surprised by the images I captured at a high school reunion the day I receivedthe camera. I immediately noticed an improvement over my previous Olympus Pen models indynamic range. The high ISO noise levels were simply impressive compared to the Pens. I
  • learned quickly how to use the custom white balance setting and my out of camera jpeg fileshave consistently accurate color rendition. The images are nice and sharp and will likely printwell at print sizes larger than 16"x20".I believe this camera is an excellent option for those considering the E-M5 based not on a directpersonal comparison but from what I seen published at many sites online.I recommend the G5 highly.Panasonic DMC-G5KBODY 16MP SLR Camera with 3-Inch LCD - Body Only (Black)DanSee all 58 customer reviews...My Associates Store | Shopping Cart Browse by CategoryPatio Furniture SetsCamera & Photo Similar ItemsTranscend 32 GB Class 10 SDHC Fl...$24.07Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 Digital C...$16.95Panasonic H-FS45150K Lumix G Ser...$210.53 Accessories
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