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April 04, 2012

New camera announcement: Panasonic GF5 [updated]

A new Micro Four Thirds camera is born today, the new Panasonic GF5, with a 12mp LiveMOS sensor, 4fps, touchscreen display, etc. Based on the Panasonic Japan website, the initial monthly production output is 20,000 units per month. The Japanese market will get four colors (black, brown, gold, white).

UPDATE: For a secondary round-up after this initial announcement round-up, check the Panasonic GF5 - the morning after [NEW!]

Panasonic GF5 hands-on and previews
+ hands-on with pre-production smaller-size samples (under 4mp) at ephotozine
+ hands-on at Photography Blog
+ pre-production real-world smaller-size (under 4mp) samples at Photography Blog
+ preview at dpreview
+ preview at Imaging Resource
+ 4-part preview at (computer-translated)

Production Updates
+ except for the G3, the rest of the Panasonic M43rds cameras are made in Japan Amateur Photographer UK was told
+ according to Panasonic Japan (see "Panasonic websites" section below), the initial production output is 20,000 units per month

Press Release Parade
+ Photography Blog
+ DC Resource
+ Imaging Resource
+ Le Monde
+ Four Thirds User
+ Focus Numerique
+ dpreview
+ System Kamera forum blog
+ ephotozine
+ dpnow

Panasonic websites
+ announcement at Panasonic Japan (computer-translated) [via Digicame]
+ GF5 microsite by Panasonic Japan (computer-translated)

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