New Lumix G5 and 45-150mm OIS Lens Coming Soon!

Panasonic UK have just announced their latest addition to the popular Lumix G compact system camera range, the Lumix G5. Within the ultra compact body features a 16.0 megapixel CMOS sensor, full 1080p HD movie recording, 3.0" articulated "touch" LCD, 7 fps continuous shooting capability, iAuto mode and an array of manual functionality. The Panasonic Lumix G5 will be available in various formats, kits and colours. Exact pricing is yet to be confirmed. Release date is scheduled for late summer 2012.

The other key product announced today was the new Lumix G Vario 45-150mm f/4-5.6 OIS lens. A great addition to their growing range offers superior optics for a budget price, set to be around £249 inc vat. It offers a telephoto zoom with image stabilisation (up to 3 stops) within a ultra compact and lightweight form. Due to be released in September 2012. Availablility of colours has yet to be confirmed.