The ultimate in functional beauty and design has been pursued in the DMC-GM5 by incorporating a large Digital Live MOS Sensor, based on the Micro Four Thirds System standard, in an extremely compact profile. Every exterior part is designed in detail, giving the camera a sleek, stylish look and feel making it ideal for someone who truly cares about both image quality and style.
Built-in Live Viewfinder (1,166K-dot Equivalent)
Viewfinder concentration produces the best possible photos with the Live View Finder to help create impressive images with its 1,166K-dot equivalent resolution and approx. 100% colour reproduction*. By more faithfully reproducing the primary colours, it is able to display beautiful hues that are extremely close to nature.
* Based on the Adobe RGB color space, Panasonic in-house comparison based on the CIE 1931 x, y color space.
UNWIRE YOUR CREATIVITY
The DMC-GM5 integrates Wi-Fi® connectivity for a more flexible shooting experience and easier image sharing. By simply scanning the QR code displayed on the camera monitor with a smartphone / tablet, you can change the smartphone / tablet into a remote controller for the camera. The new T (Time) function is great for slow shutter shots for things like fireworks or nightscapes. Sharing images when browsing is also quicker thanks to a
new direct uploading capability.
Note: Install the "Panasonic Image App" in advance.
Unlimited Creative Possibilities
Full Line-up of LUMIX G / LEICA DG Lenses: Select lenses match our GM series to complete your ultimate compact, lightweight system. Panasonic also offers a wide variety of digital interchangeable lenses including wide / standard / telephoto zoom lenses, single focal length lenses, and macro or fisheye lens to cover any shooting situations.
Uncompromisingly High Picture Quality
The DMC-GM5 boasts not just an outstandingly compact profile but, it is highly functional in performance for stunning picture quality. The large 16.0 Mpx Digital Live MOS Sensor achieves both high resolution and high sensitivity image recording with less noise. The Venus Engine features an advanced noise reduction system which helps produce clear, smooth images especially for nighttime scenery. The combination of the Live MOS Sensor and the Venus Engine achieves max. ISO 25,600.
Fast and Accurate AF
The Contrast AF system of DMC-GM5 excels in both speed and accuracy by exchanging
digital signals between the camera and the lens at a maximum 240 fps. The DMC-GM5 also
offers high-speed burst shooting at 5.8 fps in 16.0 Mpx resolution and a maximum
40 fps with an electronic shutter.
Low Light AF
Low Light AF makes it possible to focus on your subject more precisely in -4 EV low-light
situations, which is as dark as a starry sky with no other light source.
Face / Eye Detection AF
In addition to the conventional Face Recognition AF, the DMC-GM5 incorporates Face / Eye Detection AF which automatically sets focus right on the face or eye.
Pinpoint AF allows you to set magnification from 3x to 10x enlargement, in increments of 0.1x step. It assists, for example, in setting focus right on the pupil in an eye.
Focus Peaking function shows the peak of focus in MF and AF+MF mode. It is also available in remote photo / video shooting with a smartphone / tablet via Wi-Fi®.
Eye Sensor AF
The image output between the LVF and the rear monitor is automatically switched by the eye sensor on the LVF. The same sensor also serves for the Eye Sensor AF, which automatically starts auto focusing by just looking into the LVF to prevent missed shooting opportunities.
This mode switches the shutter from mechanical to electronic and turns all sounds off (AF, operation), while suppressing emission of AF assist lamp and flash with just a single setting for special shooting occasions.
Creative Video Mode
The P / A / S / M mode lets you enjoy expressive video
recording by manually setting the aperture and shutter
speed. You can also add different artistic effects to your
videos by applying a Creative Control filter.
Snap Movie Mode
The DMC-GM5 also features a new video recording option called "Snap Movie Mode" where users can record video in designated short periods of time (2/4/6/8 sec) as they shoot "moving photos". Using Panasonic Image App on a Smartphone or tablet, users can combine the short clips, add a variety of interval fade effects and music, and share them online.
Time Lapse Shot
Leave the camera for stationary recording of subjects such as astronomical observation,
flowers coming into bloom or scudding clouds. The series of consequent images can be
combined in the camera to produce a time lapse video.
Stop Motion Animation
The Stop Motion Animation function enables the production of stop motion (stop frame) video on the camera with pictures that were sequentially shot while moving the object by degrees. This effect gives the illusion of the object moving by itself.
Durable Magnesium Alloy Frame
Durable magnesium alloy frame brings ruggedness to the compact size to provide flexible shooting.
Live Viewfinder / Touch Panel Monitor
The DMC-GM5 features an LVF (Live View Finder) with 1,166K-dot equivalent resolution and approx. 100% colour reproduction. It assures stable framing and superb
visibility even under strong sunlight. The adoption of the new 3-inch, approx. 921K-dot static-type touch monitor panel suppresses the reflection of external light, and enables higher visibility even for sunny outdoor shooting. Attenuation of transmitting backlight is minimized to achieve a wide angle of view and save power.
Ultra Compact Body
While inheriting the image quality and performance of conventional LUMIX G cameras, the DMC-GM5 features a well planned design, starting with the main circuit board and shutter mechanism, achieving superb compactness in a light weight design. Changes to the main circuit board provided space for the lens mount and the spring-type shutter mechanism, which was difficult to downsize, was replaced by a motor mechanism for further reduction in size and weight.
Hot Shoe / External Flash
A compact flash (GN10 ISO200・m / GN7 ISO100・m), which matches the design and size of the camera is bundled to be mounted on the hot shoe. For even more expandability, DMC-GM5 is compatible with with optional DMW-FL360L and FL580L flash for wireless control and LED video light functions.
Various Wi-Fi® Functions
Remote Shooting / Viewing
With the "Panasonic Image App", you can utilize a smartphone / tablet as controller to zoom*, set the focus and shoot from a distance.
* With LUMIX G Power Zoom Lens: H-PS14042 or H-PS45175.
You can instantly upload and share your images on social media using the "Panasonic Image App" on a smartphone / tablet. Sharing images while browsing on the camera is also quick due to a new direct uploading capability.
The Instant Transfer function allows the camera to transfer the photo data to a designated electronic device automatically whenever the shutter is released.
It is possible to tag the location information to the image by utilizing the GPS (Global Positioning System) log of a smartphone / tablet.
Creative Control Mode
The DMC-GM5 features a Creative Control mode with 22 filter effects. Now it is possible to apply one of these filters even in P/A/S/M mode.
[Filter Effects] Expressive, Retro, Old Days, High Key, Low Key, Sepia, Monochrome, Dynamic Monochrome, Rough Monochrome*, Silky Monochrome*, Impressive Art, High Dynamic, Cross Process, Toy Effect, Toy Pop, Bleach Bypass, Miniature Effect, Soft Focus*, Fantasy, Star Filter*, One Point Colour, Sunshine*
* Cannot be used in video recording mode.
The Creative Panorama function allows you to to shoot a horizontal / vertical panoramic image with consequent shots taken by overlaying the previous picture and to put on a filter effect of Creative Control.
Monochrome in Photo Style
The Monochrome Filter (Ye/Or/R/G) of the Photo Style function creates rich expression using the limited hues of monochrome images.