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The DMC-G5 features high speed AF system “Light Speed AF” which is achieved by reducing the detection time for focusing by doubling the drive speed of the sensor and the lens from 60 fps to 120 fps*. Not only the accuracy but also the speed excels by far than the high-end DSLRs with phase-difference AF with the advanced contrast AF system in DMC-G5.
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Compared with the phase-difference system AF, the contrast AF of the DMC-G5 boasts higher accuracy even in shooting at small F value.
The phase-difference AF system is susceptible to mechanical margin of error. However, in the contrast AF system, focusing is controlled by the image sensor so that no mechanical margin of error occurs to achieve precise focusing.
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* With LUMIX G X VARIO PZ 14-42mm / F3.5-5.6 ASPH. / POWER O.I.S. (H-PS14042) (bundled lens in the DMC-G5X).
The newly developed Live MOS sensor lets the DMC-G5 shoot 6 fps in full 16.05-megapixel resolution with mechanical shutter. Great for capturing fast subject motion, such as sports scenes or birds in flight. You can take a series of shots, then choose the ones you like the best and delete the rest.
Even higher-speed burst shooting is possible with the DMC-G5 when the electronic shutter is used.
Great for capturing race cars and other subjects that are difficult to catch with the naked eyes.
*1 Depending on the recording conditions, the number of frames in a burst may be reduced. (For example, when [i.Resolution] of the recording menu is set to [EXTENDED], the number of frames in a burst may be reduced).
*2 Pictures can be taken until the capacity of the card becomes full. However the burst speed will become slower halfway. The exact timing of this depends on the aspect ratio, the picture size, the setting for the quality and the type of card used.
The compatibility with the UHS-I (Ultra High Speed I) SDXC/SDHC Memory Card allows faster data writing even in RAW recording mode.
The DMC-G5 incorporates full-area focusing which makes it possible to set focus on any point in the field of view. Frame composition is free and intuitive combining the touch-screen operation.
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Contrast AF system* gives the DMC-G5 a variety of AF modes. There's an option that's just right for any shooting situation. With the AF mode button, you can choose the focus mode you want smoothly.
* Lenses that are not compatible with the contrast AF function can be used with manual focusing.
The Pinpoint AF function allows more precise focus setting by further enlarging the focusing area. It assists, for example, setting focus right on the pupil in an eye.
The 1-area AF function lets you focus on the subject in any part of the LCD – just touch the screen to point it out. You can also freely change the size of the AF frame.
The camera divides the 23 AF areas into 9 groups. When you select one of the groups, the camera automatically selects the optimal area from that group.
Touch the screen, and the DMC-G5 locks on and automatically "tracks" the subject as it moves, keeping on adjusting the focus settings for best results.
This mode will point the auto focus to a selected location while detecting faces in the image.
The touch AF in video recording lets you enjoy professional-like rack focusing. Just by pointing the subject, the focus is shifted to it and let it stand out to attract attention.
You can quickly change the focus mode; AFS, AFF, AFC or MF by pressing the Function button, if you select the Focus mode.
The newly added focus mode AFF (AF Flexible) locks on the focus when shutter button is half-pressed, however, if the subject moves, the focusing is reset to get the best results.
You can enlarge the part by just a touch to select 1x, 4x, 5x or 10x and smoothly move the part by dragging it on the screen. The 4x enlarged view is displayed on the framing screen making it possible to set fine focus while composing the whole picture at the same time.
The ordinary AF is activated when the shutter button is pressed half-way, while the Quick AF starts operating as soon as the camera is pointed toward a subject*.
* The Quick AF does not work together with the AF Tracking.
The AF+MF function provides more efficient, more precise focusing. After focusing with AF, simply turn the focus ring manually for even finer control.
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