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Panasonic LX100 Review @ ePHOTOzine

Wed October 8, 2014

ePHOTOzine has published their full review of the Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LX100.

They conclude that ‘If you are looking for a “serious compact” with a large sensor, then there are no other cameras available that offer everything that the LX100 offers…

Find out why they rate the LX100 as 5 stars and awarded it their Editor’s Choice.

Read the ePHOTOzine review of the Panasonic LX100.

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Press Releases

Panasonic’s New State-of-the-art Welfare Technologies Include “Digital Mirror” With Cutting-edge 3D Camera Technology

Fri October 3, 2014

Rehabilitation Navigation System (Digital Mirror): Extensive menu makes physical therapy enjoyable. Image by Panasonic.

Rehabilitation Navigation System (Digital Mirror): Extensive menu makes physical therapy enjoyable. Image by Panasonic.

At both the 16th International Congress of the World Federation of Occupational Therapists in collaboration with the 48th Japanese Occupational Therapy Congress and Expo (June 18 – 21, 2014 in Yokohama, Japan) and 41st Home Care and Rehabilitation Exhibition, H.C.R. 2014 (October 1 – 3 in Tokyo, Japan), Panasonic Corporation presented the “Digital Mirror.”

Today is World Smile Day!

This year’s theme for the Panasonic booth at H.C.R. is “Panasonic’s welfare solutions that help realize ‘a better life’ full of smiling faces.”

Panasonic is showcasing a rehabilitation navigation system for hospitals and facilities for the elderly, the “Digital Mirror,” now combined with rehabilitation training and evaluation system that comes equipped with cutting-edge 3D camera technology.

  • The Digital Mirror is a system that combines a large half-mirror with digital technologies hidden behind it to provide innovative rehabilitation navigation programs for care facilities and hospitals.
  • It allows for rehabilitation training, scientific measurements and records keeping of these measured data.
  • Individualized programs can be created per patient and quick comparisons made between past and present data.
  • It contributes to improving quality of rehabilitation along with higher worker efficiencies.

NEWS RELEASE

Panasonic’s Robotic Technology Helps Deliver “A Better Life” to the World of Welfare

Oct 03, 2014

Tokyo, Japan – Panasonic Corporation is taking part in the 41st Home Care and Rehabilitation Exhibition, H.C.R. 2014, which is being held at the Tokyo Big Sight from October 1 to 3, 2014.

This year’s theme for the Panasonic booth at H.C.R. is “Panasonic’s welfare solutions that help realize ‘a better life’ full of smiling faces.” Panasonic’s state-of-the-art welfare and rehabilitation systems being introduced in the stage presentation and numerous assistive products for homes and facilities are drawing much attention.

Panasonic introduces the latest nursing care and rehabilitation products and systems at “Home Care and Rehabilitation, H.C.R. 2014.”

Presentation of state-of-the-art welfare technologies

On the main stage located in the center of the booth, Panasonic is introducing 3 products as part of a cutting-edge age-free solution.
The “Resyone” is an electric care bed with a section that can be separated and transformed into a fully reclining electric wheelchair to help users get out of bed. Panasonic has already begun taking orders for this product.
Moreover, by using sensing technology, Panasonic’s “Mimamori System” can keep an eye on the facility inhabitants’ movement and breathing to make sure they are safe and sound. Also being introduced is a prototype of self-reliance support robot, which helps users stand up, walk, and sit down.

On the 2 mini stages Panasonic is showcasing a rehabilitation navigation system for hospitals and facilities for the elderly, the “Digital Mirror,” now combined with rehabilitation training and evaluation system that comes equipped with cutting-edge 3D camera technology, as well as a rehabilitation training and evaluation system for tablets. And for facilities, Panasonic is demonstrating the “Aqua Heart J Series (prototype),” a barrier-free bath unit that was developed to help users be as independent as possible while taking a bath.

Rehabilitation assistant system (prototype) is an upgrade of the Digital Mirror.

Rehabilitation assistant system (prototype) is an upgrade of the Digital Mirror.


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Press Releases

Panasonic + Leica Camera: Greater and Stronger Technological Cooperation in the Digital Camera Field from Oct.2014 to Sept.2019

Fri September 19, 2014

Yoshiyuki Miyabe, President of AVC Networks Company, an internal company of Panasonic, stated: “It is a great honor to be able to strengthen our bonds with Leica as a strategic partner. Panasonic will continue to incorporate Leica’s century-worth of optical technologies and camera traditions into the DNA of Panasonic’s digital cameras to further expand our business.”

This video presents Leica Lenses (English) from Leica Camera on Vimeo.

Every Leica lens is hand-crafted and goes through meticulous manufacturing processes to uphold the quality and precision that Leica defines and customers have come to expect. In the age where technology almost inevitably means mass manufacturing, Leica products are still made with exacting precision by the hands of highly-trained technicians.

  • This video gives you a behind-the-scenes look at the craftsmanship and making of Leica lenses in the production facilities of Leica Camera AG.

Alfred Schopf, Chief Executive Officer of Leica Camera, said: “The signing of this agreement is significant for Leica as we seek further growth in the digital imaging sector. Strengthening our cooperative relationship with Panasonic is essential to Leica’s continued growth.”

This video presents Panasonic Takes Part in #Photokina2014 – the World’s Leading Imaging fair.

PRESS RELEASE

Sep 19, 2014

Panasonic Corporation
Leica Camera AG

Panasonic and Leica Camera Expand Partnership Agreement in
the Digital Camera Sector

Osaka, Japan /Wetzlar, Germany (September 19, 2014) – Panasonic Corporation and Leica Camera AG today announced they have extended their partnership agreement and agreed to expand and strengthen their technological cooperation in the digital camera field.

The agreement includes the extension of license agreement for use of Leica’s trademark on Panasonic’s digital camera products as well as expansion and strengthening of technological cooperation between the two companies.

Based on this agreement, Panasonic will be able to commercialize digital camera products with Leica lenses over the next five years, from October 2014 to September 2019 while Leica will be able through the expansion and strengthening of technological cooperation to utilize Panasonic’s digital technology in its own product development. The agreement will allow both companies to boost product competitiveness by combining Leica’s optical technology and Panasonic’s digital technology.


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Firmware Updates, Press Releases

Panasonic New Firmware Update for LUMIX DMC-GH4 Camera: New 4K Photo Mode

Mon September 15, 2014

Today Panasonic announced the new firmware update program for the LUMIX Digital Single Lens Mirrorless (DSLM) camera DMC-GH4. The firmware will be released to enhance the performance and controllability of the camera, featuring new 4K Photo Mode.

PRESS RELEASE

Panasonic Announces the Firmware Update Program for LUMIX DMC-GH4

Featuring 4K Photo Mode

NEWARK, NJ (September 15, 2014) – Panasonic announces the new firmware update program for the LUMIX Digital Single Lens Mirrorless (DSLM) camera DMC-GH4. The firmware will be released to enhance the performance and controllability of the camera, featuring new 4K Photo Mode.

The 4K Photo is a new way of photography that Panasonic is proposing. It encourages users to capture the spur-of-the-moment in high resolution 4K photo by cropping out a designated frame out of the 4K video. With the new firmware, it is easier to get a 4K photo by using the 4K Photo Mode. Once selecting the 4K Photo Mode, recording format / picture quality setting / brightness level are automatically set to the optimum parameters for photo shooting. Users can record high quality video either in 4:3, 3:2 or even 1:1 aspect ratios in addition to 16:9 – all can provide a still image with 8-megapixel equivalent resolution. Each JPEG image cropped out of the video footage complies with EXIF just as a normal still picture. While recording the 4K video in 4K Photo Mode, it is possible to mark the designated portion by just pressing the [Fn1] button. This can reduce postproduction work for searching the spur-of-the-moment worth cropping out. Moreover, 4K video can be recorded continuously with Loop Rec function which keeps saving the 5 newest 2-minute video files. Users can patiently wait for the perfect photo opportunity to come as long as they want keep the camera recording without worrying about the capacity of the SDXC/SDHC Memory Card*1.

There are more functional upgrades such as the addition of 4K video recording in 23.98p (MP4, AAC) and enhancement of controllability over ISO setting or the amount of flash emission. Also, the DMC-GH4 now expands its connectivity with external equipment. For example, the PC software “USB Tether*2” enables remote camera control (shooting, setting or image data transfer) by PC via USB.


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Firmware Updates, Press Releases

Panasonic New Firmware Update for LUMIX DMC-FZ1000 Camera: New 4K Photo Mode

Mon September 15, 2014

Today, Panasonic announced the new firmware update program for the LUMIX DMC-FZ1000. The firmware will be released to enhance the performance and controllability of the camera, featuring the new 4K Photo Mode.

PRESS RELEASE

Panasonic Announces the Firmware Update Program for LUMIX

DMC-FZ1000 Featuring 4K Photo Mode

NEWARK, NJ (September 15, 2014) -Panasonic announces the new firmware update program for the LUMIX DMC-FZ1000. The firmware will be released to enhance the performance and controllability of the camera, featuring the new 4K Photo Mode.

The 4K Photo is a new method of Hybrid Photography that Panasonic is proposing. It encourages users to capture the spur-of-the-moment in a high resolution 4K photo by cropping out a designated frame from 4K video. With the new firmware, it is easier to get 4K photo by using the 4K Photo Mode. Once selecting the 4K Photo Mode, recording format / picture quality setting / brightness level are automatically set to the optimum parameter for photo shooting. Users can record high quality video either in 4:3, 3:2 or even 1:1 aspect ratios in addition to 16:9 – all can provide a still image with 8-megapixel equivalent resolution. Each JPEG image cropped out of the video footage complies with EXIF just as a normal still picture. While recording the 4K video in 4K Photo Mode, it is possible to mark the designated portion by just pressing the [Fn1] button. This can reduce postproduction work for searching the spur-of-the-moment worth cropping out.

There are more functional upgrades such as an addition of 4K video recording in 23.98p (MP4, AAC) and 3 new additional options for shutter sound.


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Cameras, Panasonic

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LX100

Mon September 15, 2014

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LX100

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LX100

The Panasonic revs up the enthusiast premium compact fixed-lens camera category with the new LUMIX DMC-LX100, which incorporates a large high sensitivity Four Thirds sensor to enable shooting at high ISO with minimum noise, a built-in Live View Finder with a 2764K-dot equivalent high resolution, dedicated control dials for intuitive manual operation, a redesigned bright F1.7-2.8 LEICA 3.1x optical zoom lens and 4K video capability — a combination of high-end features not currently available in other premium compact fixed-lens cameras.

In design, the LX100 reaches back to the Panasonic LC1. It is beautiful in either the all-black or silver version, and looks really elegant with not one unwarranted line, bump or color. It thankfully features a dedicated Shutter Speed Dial, Aperture Ring and Exposure Exposure Compensation Dial.

The LX100 competes with other similar cameras with a large sensor. The LX7, which it replaces, had a small 1/1.7-in. sensor; the LX100 uses a large Four Thirds sensor which is about 5x bigger than the 1/1.7-in. sensor and 2x than the 1-in. sensor used in most of the other cameras it competes with.

Panasonic has upped the ante with 4K video recording capability. The LX100 also introduces a new way of photo creation called “4K Photo”. By grabbing a 3840×2160 8-megapixel equivalent image from the 4K video footage, it basically allows you to snap 8M stills at 30fps. Or, shoot 11 fps in full 12.8M resolution using High speed burst shooting. Need to freeze action? Maximum shutter speed is 1/4,000 sec. (mechanical) and 1/16,000 sec. (electronic).

As expected from cameras these days, the LX100 integrates Wi-Fi connectivity (IEEE 802.11 b/g/n) with NFC (Near Field Communication) technology. Other practical functions include Focus Peaking, Level Gauge, White Balance bracket, highlight/shadow control, Creative Control (Filter) with adjustable aperture and shutter speed, Creative Panorama and Photo Style.

The LCD is 3.0-in. with 921k-dot resolution. It is not touch panel (hence no touch AF) and does not tilt.

The LX100 comes with a newly developed LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMILUX 24-75mm (equivalent) 3.1x optical zoom lens with a fast F1.7-F2.8 maximum aperture. It features a 9-blade aperture diaphragm and, from images we have seen on many reviews, it produces beautiful and smooth bokeh. The lens features built-in optical image stabilization. The lens is not interchangeable.

The LX100 can develop RAW images into JPEG in-camera. A compact external flash is bundled.

Though the LX100 mainly targets the enthusiast crowd, those upgrading from a point-and-shoot will take comfort in the iA (Intelligent AUTO) button that allows the LX100 to take control of all the settings while you learn and grow in the craft. Of course, PASM modes are intuitive using the Shutter Speed dial and Aperture Ring.

If you are looking for a fixed-lens compact camera that gives great image quality as well as enjoyable operation with its dedicated manual control dials, check out the Panasonic LX100 with its impressive combination of a bright lens and a large high sensitivity sensor — and find out why reviewers are raving about it.

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LX100 Website

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LX100 Technical Specifications

DMC-LX100 Special Gallery

The Story Behind LUMIX LX100 Development

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PANASONIC LX100 REVIEWS
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Press Releases

Panasonic: New LUMIX DMC-LX100 with New Micro Four Thirds MOS Sensor and 4K Video Recording + Fast F1.7 LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMILUX Lens

Mon September 15, 2014

Today, Panasonic introduces the DMC-LX100 (LX100) with Micro Four Thirds High Sensitivity MOS Sensor for the 6th generation model of Panasonic’s world-renowned LX high-end compact camera series. The new LX100 is not just a successor to the DMC-LX7 but a jump-up that even inherits the DNA of DMC-LC1 – the Panasonic’s first full manual compact camera released in 2014. The LX100 will be available at www.shop.panasonic.com and valued channel partners at the end of October.

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LX100 with F1.7 LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMILUX lens

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LX100 with F1.7 LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMILUX lens

PRESS RELEASE

The LUMIX DMC-LX100 with New Micro Four Thirds MOS Sensor

and F1.7 LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMILUX Lens

Featuring 4K Video Recording Capability

NEWARK, NJ (September 15, 2014) – Panasonic is proud to introduce the DMC-LX100 (LX100) with Micro Four Thirds High Sensitivity MOS Sensor for the 6th generation model of Panasonic’s world-renowned LX high-end compact camera series. The new LX100 is not just a successor to the DMC-LX7 but a jump-up that even inherits the DNA of DMC-LC1 – the Panasonic’s first full manual compact camera released in 2004.  The LX100 will be available at www.shop.panasonic.com and valued channel partners at the end of October.

To achieve even higher picture quality and multi-aspect capability, the LX100 incorporates the Micro Four Thirds High Sensitivity MOS sensor. It lets subjects stand out of the background impressively with a rich stereoscopic effect. By keeping the resolution at 12.8-megapixels*1, the amount of light is enough to improve the S/N ratio, making it possible to capture clear image with minimum noise even when shot at high ISO. The Venus Engine is also newly developed to feature multiple noise reduction systems such as Multi Process NR, Random Filter and Aperture Filter, to achieve high color reproduction and high image quality with natural description.

A newly developed LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMILUX lens (35mm camera equivalent: 24-75mm) boasts F1.7-F2.8 high speed and high descriptiveness in detail and resolution to each corner. It also produces stunningly beautiful defocus together with the large MOS Sensor. In addition, newly adopted 9-blade aperture diaphragm help produce bokeh with a smooth, circular shape. The versatile zoom range of 24-75mm (35mm camera equiv.) is suitable for wide-ranging photography to portraits. Notably, landscapes can be captured in dynamic 24mm ultra wide angle in any 4:3, 3:2 or 16:9 aspect thanks to the multi-aspect sensor.


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Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GM5

Mon September 15, 2014

Panasonic GM5 Press Release

Panasonic GM5 Technical Specs

Panasonic GM5 User Manual

Panasonic GM5 Firmware Update

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Press Releases

Panasonic Announces New Ultra Compact LUMIX DMC-GM5 Camera with a Live View Finder

Mon September 15, 2014

Today, Panasonic introduces the new LUMIX DMC-GM5 from its stylish compact Digital Single Lens Mirrorless (DSLM) GM series.

The DMC-GM5 will be available at www.shop.panasonic.com and valued channel partners in mid-November.

PRESS RELEASE

The Ultimate Digital Mirrorless Camera in an Ultra Compact Size

New LUMIX DMC-GM5 with a Live View Finder

Panasonic is proud to introduce the new LUMIX DMC-GM5 from its stylish compact Digital Single Lens Mirrorless (DSLM) GM series, that boasts both an outstanding compact profile but it’s also high performance for the ultimate picture quality. The DMC-GM5 will be available at www.shop.panasonic.com and valued channel partners in mid November.

In the sleek, stylish body design adopting a magnesium alloy, DMC-GM5 (GM5) now integrates a 1,166K-dot equivalent LVF (Live View Finder) with approx.0.92x / 0.46x (35mm camera equiv.) magnification and 100% field of view. This LVF boasts approx.100% color reproduction as that on the LUMIX GX7.

The GM5 realizes high-quality image recording with real-to-life details through excellent resolution, image rendering and color reproduction. Taking full advantage of 16.00-megapixel Digital Live MOS Sensor and Venus Engine, images are rendered with high resolution even when shot in low-lit situations and at a max. 25,600 ISO sensitivity.


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Press Releases

Panasonic New LUMIX G VARIO 35-100mm / F4.0-5.6 ASPH. / MEGA O.I.S.: Fast Ultra Compact Digital Interchangeable Telephoto Zoom Lens with a Retractable Structure

Mon September 15, 2014

Today Panasonic announces the new digital interchangeable telephoto zoom lens, the LUMIX G VARIO 35-100mm / F4.0-5.6 ASPH. / MEGA O.I.S. (H-FS35100) based on the Micro Four Thirds system standard. This lens is useful in shooting images including portrait or close-ups with impressively defocused background taking advantage of its high portability.

Panasonic LUMIX G VARIO 35-100mm / F4.0-5.6 ASPH. / MEGA O.I.S. (H-FS35100)

Panasonic LUMIX G VARIO 35-100mm / F4.0-5.6 ASPH. / MEGA O.I.S. (H-FS35100)

PRESS RELEASE

New Micro Four Thirds Digital Interchangeable Telephoto Zoom Lens

LUMIX G VARIO 35-100mm / F4.0-5.6 ASPH. / MEGA O.I.S. (H-FS35100)

Featuring Ultra Compact Size in Stylish Design with a Retractable Structure

NEWARK, NJ (September 15, 2014) – Panasonic is proud to introduce a new digital interchangeable telephoto zoom lens, the LUMIX G VARIO 35-100mm / F4.0-5.6 ASPH. / MEGA O.I.S. (H-FS35100) based on the Micro Four Thirds system standard. Achieving high picture quality, the new LUMIX G VARIO 35-100mm / F4.0-5.6 ASPH. / MEGA O.I.S. designed in stunningly compact metallic profile with retractable structure despite a lens with this versatile focal distance of 35-100 mm (Equivalent to 70-200 mm on a 35mm camera). It is useful in shooting images including portrait or close-ups with impressively defocused background taking advantage of its high portability. The lens will be available in mid November at www.shop.panasonic.com and valued channel partners.

Comprised of 12 lenses in 9 groups, the lens system realizes uniform descriptiveness with its excellent contrast from the center to the corners, equal brightness at entire zoom range and high resolution. Notably, 2 ED (Ultra Extra-Low Dispersion) lenses minimize chromatic aberration. An aspherical lens helps achieve high optical performance while allowing dramatic downsizing of the lens unit.

The MEGA O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) effectively compensates for vibration making it easy to capture images clearly even if they are shot with small aperture.


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Press Releases

Panasonic New Compact Fast LUMIX G 14mm / F2.5 II ASPH.: Micro Four Thirds Digital Interchangeable Single Focal Length Lens for GM Series Cameras

Mon September 15, 2014

Today Panasonic announces the new digital interchangeable single focal length lens, the LUMIX G 14mm / F2.5 II ASPH. The lens features a 14mm wide ange and F2.5 high speed with sharp, high contrast image rendering.

Panasonic LUMIX G 14mm / F2.5 II ASPH. (H-H014A)

Panasonic LUMIX G 14mm / F2.5 II ASPH. (H-H014A)

PRESS RELEASE

New Micro Four Thirds Digital Interchangeable Single Focal Length Lens

LUMIX G 14mm / F2.5 II ASPH. (H-H014A)

Featuring Compact, High Quality Design for Stylish GM Series Cameras

NEWARK, NJ (September 15, 2014) – Panasonic is proud to announce a new digital interchangeable single focal length lens, the LUMIX G 14mm / F2.5 II ASPH. (H-H014A) based on the Micro Four Thirds system standard.  Offered in black and silver, the new LUMIX G 14mm / F2.5 II ASPH. matches the GM series of LUMIX Digital Single Lens Mirrorless (DSLM) cameras – the new DMC-GM5 or DMC-GM1. The lens will be available at www.shop.panasonic.com and valued channel partners in mid November.

The LUMIX G 14mm / F2.5 II ASPH. features a 14mm (35mm camera equivalent: 28mm) wide angle and F2.5 high speed with sharp, high contrast image rendering. Taking advantage of the wide angle of view and deep depth of field, the compact LUMIX G 14mm / F2.5 II ASPH. offers excellent performance for shooting not only landscapes but also general photography.


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Press Releases

Panasonic Canada New DMC-GM5: Ultra Compact Digital Single Lens Mirrorless Camera with Live View Finder

Mon September 15, 2014

Panasonic Canada introduces a new addition to its line-up of Lumix digital cameras.

The DMC-GM5 is a premium compact Digital Single Lens Mirrorless camera. Key features include:

  • integrated viewfinder and touch-control 3-inch high resolution monitor,
  • full HD video recording and Contrast AF System (max. 240 fps),
  • Wi-Fi® connectivity, and
  • Snap Movie Mode – users can record video as they shoot “moving photos”.
    • Using Panasonic Image App on a Smartphone or tablet, clips can be edited and then shared online.

PRESS RELEASE

PANASONIC ANNOUNCES DMC-GM5: THE ULTIMATE DSLM CAMERA IN ULTRA COMPACT SIZE

 Features High Performance LVF (Live View Finder)

 MISSISSAUGA, ON (September 15, 2014) – Panasonic Canada Inc. is proud to introduce the new LUMIX DMC-GM5 from its premium compact Digital Single Lens Mirrorless (DSLM) GM series. The camera’s high performance and range of features result in ultimate picture quality, and its outstandingly compact profile is perfect for the photographer on-the-go.

The DMC-GM5’s stylish magnesium alloy body design integrates a 1,166K-dot equivalent LVF (Live View Finder) with approx.0.92x / 0.46x (35mm camera equiv.) magnification and a 100 per-cent field of view. The LVF also boasts approximately 100 per-cent colour reproduction. The touch-control system integrated into the three-inch (approx. 921K-dot) high resolution monitor in 16:9 aspect lets users set focus  and even release the shutter by simply touching the subject on the screen.

The DMC-GM5 realizes high-quality image recording with real-life details through excellent resolution, image rendering and colour reproduction. Its 16-megapixel Digital Live MOS Sensor and Venus Engine ensure that images are rendered with sharp resolution even when shot in low-lit situations and at max. 25600 high ISO.

The DMC-GM5’s Contrast AF System excels in both speed and accuracy by exchanging a digital signal between the camera and the lens at max. 240 fps. A variety of extensive AF functions including new Face / Eye Detection AF, Low Light AF, Pinpoint AF and One-shot AF enhances usability to comply with wide-ranging shooting situations.


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