Panasonic Releases the Lumix GF5

by Eric Von Lehmden | April 5, 2012

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Panasonic has announced the arrival of their micro four thirds compact camera the Lumix GF5. It will have improved and faster autofocus, a higher max ISO at 12,800 for shooting in low light situations, a larger touchscreen, and for you HD video buffs a new 1080 / 30p video mode. It will also shoot a faster 4 frames per second over its predecessor the GF3. It has the same sleek styling as the Lumix GF3 and is available in a variety of colors (Black, Red, White, & Gold). It is scheduled to hit the stores in June and should retail for around $600.

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digital photography, micro four thirds, digital camera, compact camera, lumix

 

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Some DSLRs have trouble with auto focusing in darker situations (ie events at night). If your lens can't capture focus on something try switching to manual focus and if you know you are usually about 10 feet away from your subject then move the lens to the 10ft mark on the barrel. Set your aperture for f4 or f5.6. This increases your chance to have most everything from 6-13 feet in focus (depending on your lens). And you will probably need to use your flash as well.


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