From the Manufacturer:
The sleek Panasonic Lumix GF5 is a stylish camera designed to produce professional image quality and Full HD video from an ultra-compact body. Small enough to fit easily into your pocket or handbag, and with the Worlds Fastest Autofocus, you’ll never miss the action with this interchangeable lens LUMIX G system camera. Offering crisp and detailed pictures and HD video with the brand new high-sensitivity 12.1 megapixel Live MOS image sensor, the LUMIX GF5 is the perfect camera for people who want great results with beautiful design.
Incredible image quality, wherever you are:
Be spontaneous and creative with confidence! Whether you’re walking through a street market or out with friends, the LUMIX GF5 is powerfully versatile and ready to go anywhere you do. It produces stunning image quality even in low light conditions and offers intuitive functionality to suggest the best settings no matter where you are. The new high resolution (920k) bright and responsive 3.0-inch LCD touchscreen has a clean and easy-to-use interface making it simple to frame shots and start shooting quickly - so you’re always part of the fun and never distracted by complex settings. Packed full of advanced technology, the sleek body also features an in-built flash and interchangeable Micro Four Thirds lens system, opening a new way to experiment with high-end photography from ultra-compact and highly portable design.
Shoot the world from your perspective:
Apply captivating visual effects to your photos without the need for laborious post-production software with many new creative filter effects. Shoot elegant street scenes with Dynamic Monochrome, and make your photos stand out with One Point Colour mode. The LUMIX GF5 also provides filter recommendations, Intelligent Auto Plus (iA+) functionality and Scene Guides to allow you to push your photography to new levels and develop your own style so you can shoot professional-looking images without needing extensive photography knowledge. The Creative Control allows you to express your creativity through wide variety of artistic filters including newly added six filters; Dynamic Monochrome, Impressive Art, Cross Process, Soft Focus, Star Filter and One Point Color. It lets you adjust parameter (color, saturation or contrast) by just moving the slider. With Creative Control and iA Plus, you can also control defocusing and brightness with smart touch operation. The Scene Guide makes it easier to capture impressive images and gives additional tips to create even better images.
The DMC-GF5 features the Light Speed AF of approx. 0.09 second (When using the H-PS14042 lens. Panasonic measurement method.) The DMC-GF5’s contrast AF boasts higher accuracy even in shooting at small F value. The phase-difference AF system is susceptible to mechanical margin of error. However, in the contrast AF system, focusing is controlled by the image sensor so that no mechanical margin of error occurs to achieve precise focusing. The AFF mode automatically focuses subjects only when flaming or subject move, during half press.
The DMC-GF5 can record 1920 x 1080 full HD videos in both AVCHD and MP4 format. The AVCHD format is excels in compatibility with AV equipment while the MP4 format is optimal for viewing and editing on a computer. A stereo microphone, featuring Dolby Digital Stereo Creator, records dynamic, true-to-life stereo audio. Even video beginners can record excellent videos because the iA (Intelligent Auto) Mode is available for video recording. The Creative Control and Photo Style are also available in video recording to add more creativity.