(photos: Panasonic) Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 Digital Camera | from US$599.00 | www.panasonic.com
digital cameras are like smartphones – they are being introduced into the market like a constant stream of water, which makes it hard for us to feature them all. luckily, we are a selective bunch: we only pick those with both the look and performance to match so that you won’t have to scour thru too many ‘uninspiring’ gadgets. in short, functional as they maybe, they got to be cool and the latest to join Panasonic’s Micro Four Thirds family, the Lumix DMC-GF5 Digital Camera is just one of those. key features include a newly developed 12.1-megapixels LIVE MOS sensor matched to a redesigned Venus Engine, low-light friendly photography bestowed by its maximum 12800 ISO sensitivity, a hybrid noise reduction system that combines 3D Noise Reduction and Multi-process Noise Reduction, Contrast AF with full-area focusing, ultra high-speed Light Speed AF, Touch AF control, high-speed burst shooting and a generously large 3.0-inch high-precision touch display. Touch Zoom is also possible if Lumix Power Zoom lens such as the H-PS14042 or H-PS45175 is mounted. available in black, white and red hue later this year, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 Digital Camera has two kit options: body with 14-42mm standard zoom lens that has a MSRP of $599; and body with 14-42mm power zoom lens with a MSRP of $749.