It is reported on Chinese website Nphoto earlier this month that the GF5 will also feature a 12-megapixel sensor with improvements in the signal-to-noise ratio that should put image quality on a par with the Panasonic G3. The sensitivity goes up to ISO 12800, there's 'fast' autofocus and an ultra-sharp 920,000-dot touchscreen. While on the back it'll have a much sharper LCD with 920k dots (instead of just 460k on the GF3).
The image, published by 43 Rumors, shows a camera that looks very much like the current Panasonic Lumix GF3, mixed with a little bit of the (also current) Lumix GX1. The body shape is essentially 'wrapped' around the lens mount, bulging to accommodate it.
The above picture shows a legit Panasonic Lumix GF5, which from this angle bears much resemblance to the GF3 bar the grip. To add credibility here, the uploader is none other than Hong Kong celebrity Angelababy who happens to be the brand ambassador for Panny.
Assuming it's the real deal, hence it seems that Panasonic is taking its Lumix G Micro Four Thirds series in two branching directions: there's the G, GH and GX series aimed at more serious photographers and the GF series which offers perhaps less in the way of controls and features but squeezes the body down to a tiny size.
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