|The Lumix G5 Digital Camera with Lumix G X Vario PZ 14-42mm Lens - Black from Panasonic is a recent addition to the Lumix line of Digital Single Lens Mirrorless (DSLM) cameras and brings with it a host of improvements as well as the Lumix commitment to quality optics. A compact design with built-in flash and ergonomically organized controls, the G5, in union with the Lumix G Vario 14-42mm lens, offers powerful photo and video performance resulting in top of the line image quality, sharp details and excellent resolution and color production. If you're interested in "going mirrorless", this is the camera for you. A redesigned Venus Engine image processor and newly integrated 16.05 MP Live MOS sensor increase performance speed, improve Auto-focus and more so, render crisp and detailed images in both photo and video. The Venus Engine has improved its already advanced signal processing capabilities and with 3DNR and Multi-process NR can detect bright areas as well as smooth areas or edges within in an image and apply a multi-step noise reduction to further increase the sharpness of your photo. High Dynamic Range has been integrated on the G5 and will shoot several identical photos simultaneously in order to overlay them and create one perfectly balanced photo. In all Lumix G series cameras, the image sensor controls the auto focus. Called Contrast AF, it substantially improves focus accuracy, especially at brighter, smaller f-stops. The G5 has incorporated full-area Touch AF, making it possible to set focus on any point within the field of view and Light Speed AF in which focus is locked onto a moving subject. Combine these two elements with a burst rate of 6 frames per second (in full resolution!) and the G5 can shoot fast-moving objects, whether it be a flying bird or a fading smile, with DSLR-like accuracy.|
Customer Reviews of Panasonic DMC-G5XK 16 MP Compact System Camera with 14-42mm Zoom Lens and 3-Inch LCD (Black)
Fast shipping. Wonderful Camera .
Least expensive 1080p60 video7/26/2013
The Panasonic G6 is superior, but if you don't require external mic input & full manual video control, this is by far the least expensive camera made that will give you true 1080p60 video from true 60fps sensor output. You can find the G5 on sale at significant savings as Panasonic clears them out to make way for the G6. I needed 3 cameras for video, and was able to get 3 G5 camera bodies for the same price as 1 G6 by selling the included G X 12-42 PZ lens on a well-known auction site.