Panasonic introduces slew of new cameras

By Amy Davies

G5, LX7, FX200 and more join line-up

Panasonic has refreshed its G series line-up, replaced its premium compact and top-of-the-line bridge camera and revealed a new set of compacts.

First up, the G5 slots into the range alongside the G3, and is intended as a “step-up” camera for the line-up.

It features a newly designed 16 million pixel Four Thirds sensor and the latest Venus processing engine, which Panasonic claims means that it is capable of delivering the cleanest images of any G series camera.
Other changes include a new grip, an additional “Function Lever” at the top of the camera and the ability of use the LCD screen as a “touch pad” for controlling AF points when the EVF is being used.

Also announced today is a new 45-150mm lens, which is almost exactly the same size as the standard 14-42mm Panasonic kit lens. Designed as an ultra portable carry around travel lens, it will be available on its own and with the G5 as part of a twin lens kit.
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