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LUMIX® G5 16 Megapixel Compact System Camera with 14-42mm lens

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DMC-G5KK
Features
  • Easy Setup 23 Scene Selector Guide
  • 14 Automatic Creative Filter Effects
  • Interchangeable lens options
  • Full HD 1080/60p

Features

One of the newest compact system cameras (DSLM) cameras from Panasonic, the LUMIX G5 features a newly integrated 16.05-megapixel Live MOS sensor and redesigned Venus Engine to render clear, crisp images in both photo and video recording. Featuring a compact, light-weight body with built-in flash, the LUMIX G5 boasts ultra-high mobility while offering users a powerful camera performance which achieves spectacular image quality, realizing true-to-life photo details through excellent resolution, image rendering and color production.

16.05-megapixel Digital Live MOS Sensor


Portrays Detailed, Lifelike Images



The 16.05-megapixel Live MOS Sensor features Panasonic’s original pixel mix technology. The current process is designed exclusively for the digital Live MOS sensor to minimize the noise generation. The fine wiring around the photodiode realizes high aperture ratio, which results in high resolution and excellent S/N ratio while high performance transistor encourages high speed signal processing.


Venus Engine


Greater Beauty, Higher Speed, and less Power Consumption



The Venus Engine for DMC-G5 features exceptionally advanced signal processing capabilities to render clear, crisp images in both photo and video recording. Also, the 4 CPUs excels in processing large amount of digital signals at high speed for these advanced noise reduction system, 1,920 x 1,080 full HD progressive video recording and high speed burst shooting.


HDR (High Dynamic Range)


Rich Gradation and wide Contrast Range


Several still images consecutively shot at different exposure levels are overlaid to produce a single composite picture without whiteout (over-exposure) or blackout (under-exposure).


LUMIX G / LEICA DG Lenses


Huge Performance from Ultra-Compact Lenses


The DMC-G5 lets you use the versatile lineup of LUMIX G / LEICA DG lenses based on the Micro Four Thirds System standard. These lenses are revolutionary small and lightweight. Yet image quality is remarkably high, thanks to a fusion of advanced optical technologies and industry-leading digital technologies. The LUMIX G renders superb images across a broad range of shooting situations, from wide-angle to telephoto.


H-FS014042 Lens Included


Included with purchase of the DMC-G5K camera is the H-FS014042 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 Micro Four Thirds lens. Continuous AF/AE function that supports for both photos and movies. A minimum focus distance of 30cm over the entire zoom range. Contrast AF system support, circular aperture diaphragm and multi-coated lens elements minimize ghosts and flare. The LUMIX G5 is compatible with all G Series interchangeable lenses to suit your studio and field photography needs.


High-speed AF System



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*. The advanced contrast AF system in the DMC-G5 exceeds other high-end DSLRs, with phase-difference AF, in accuracy and speed”.


*Simulated image.

High-precision Contrast AF System


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.


*Theoretical image.
*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).

6 fps Burst Shooting with 16.05-megapixel Full-resolution


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.

Full-area Focusing with Touch AF


For Maximum Freedom in Composing Images



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.


*Simulated image.


1080 60p (NTSC)/ 50p (PAL) High Quality Video


High Quality Video Recording with Stereo Sound



The DMC-G5 records high-resolution full HD 1,920 x 1,080 60p (NTSC) / 50p (PAL) videos in AVCHD Progressive (MPEG-4 / H.264) format. Upgrading the full HD recording capability from interlaced to progressive, subjects with fast motion or fine details are reproduced even more clearly.

A special, dedicated button on the top lets you instantly start recording videos while shooting photos without having to make any extra settings.

MP4 Format Recording


The DMC-G5 can record videos in MP4 format. This format is suitable for editing videos on a computer or uploading those to websites. Resolution can be selected among 1,920 x 1,080, 1,280 x 720, and 640 x 480, all at 30p (NTSC) / 25p (PAL).

Twice the Information of Interlace Recording

1080/60p / 1080/50p (progressive) conveys about twice the information of 1080i (interlace) recording. It creates intricate detail and silky smooth motion. Even when subjects move quickly, afterimages are minimized to create more natural images.

Interlaced Scanning


Only half of the image data is reproduced in each picture.


Still Image Recording in Video Recording with 12-megapixel High Resolution


While shooting an HD video, simply press / touch the shutter button and the camera will shoot a photo with 12-megapixel high resolution as it continues to record your video*. This makes sure that you don't miss those decisive moments with either photos or videos, or both.

* The picture aspect ratio will be fixed to 16:9.
*1 These are standard times taken at a temperature of 23°C (73.4°F) and a humidity of 50%RH. The time available for recording varies depending on the environment, the interval between recordings, and the manner of use. Actual recordable time is the time available for recording when repeating actions such as switching the power supply [ON]/[OFF], starting/stopping recording, zoom operation, etc. *2 With LUMIX G VARIO 14-42mm / F3.5-5.6 ASPH. / MEGA O.I.S. (H-FS014042) (bundled lens in the DMC-G5K and the DMC-G5W). *3 LUMIX G X VARIO PZ 14-42mm / F3.5-5.6 ASPH. / POWER O.I.S. (H-PS14042) (bundled lens in the DMC-G5X) or LUMIX G VARIO 45-150mm / F4.0-5.6 ASPH. / MEGA O.I.S. (H-FS45150) (bundled lens in the DMC-G5W).
*Videos can be recorded continuously for up to 29 min 59 sec in European PAL areas. *Continuous recording exceeding 4GB or 29 minutes 59 seconds is not possible when recording MP4. Remaining time for continuous recording is displayed on the screen. *Use a card with SD Speed Class* with "Class 4" or higher when recording videos in AVCHD. *SD Speed Class is the speed standard regarding continuous writing.

Touch AF in Video Recording


Smooth Rack Focusing For Clearer Images



The Touch AF in video recording also 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.


iA (Intelligent Auto) Mode


Beautiful HD Videos with Point-and-Shoot Ease


Even video beginners can record excellent videos with the DMC-G5 because the iA (Intelligent Auto) Mode is also available for video recording*.


*Some functions in the iA Mode will not be available depending on the lens that is mounted.

Mirrorless Structure


Base on the Micro Four Thirds System Standard


The revolutionary structure of Digital Single Lens Mirrorless (DSLM), developed on the Micro Four Thirds system, eliminates the bulky mirror box and pentaprism found in conventional DSLRs, while still maintaining the use of high-quality.

With such superior optical performance in a compact format, it’s easier for photographers to keep a camera with them at all times, and more importantly, it keeps photography fun.


1,440K-dot Equiv LVF (Live View Finder)


Superbly Accurate Framing in Bright Daylight Scenes



The large, bright 1,440K-dot equivalent LVF featuring approx.100% field of view retains the outstanding viewability. Suppressing the color breakup, the LVF assures stunning image view for any subject in any scenes. The 60 fps Live View takes signals directly from the Live MOS sensor and sends them continuously to the LCD at higher speed in real time thanks to the Venus Engine.

The image output between the LVF and the LCD is switched automatically with the eye sensor.


The Touch Pad function enables using both LVF and LCD simultaneously to encourage more intuitive shooting.


The Eye Sensor AF automatically starts focusing when you look into the LVF to capture the spur-of-the-moment.

920-dot Free-angle LCD


Artistic Framing and Intuitive Control



The 920K-dot high-resolution LCD rotates 180° to the side and tilts 270° up and down offers approx. 100% of field of view. This LCD enables dynamic, artistic framing with high-angle shots and low-angle shots. The time lag of image output is minimized by approx.18% compared with the predecessor DMC-G3 making it easier to monitor the fast-moving subject.

Plus, high-precision touch display immediately lets you to set focus to the subject by just touching it on the screen and you can even release the shutter.


Touch-control Shooting



Touch Playback Control



Which Model Is Suitable to Your Shooting Style?


The LUMIX DMC-G5 offers a variety of features that encourages user to enjoy expressive photography according to the user's stage of skill - from very beginners to high amateurs.


Creative Control and Photo Style


Portrays Detailed, Lifelike Images


You can use the Creative Control and Photo Style for shooting videos. It renders highly unique expressions by matching the colors to your subject and surroundings. In Miniature Effect Mode, the video recorded is played back in 10x fast-forwarding making it more comical to watch*.

*Sound will not be recorded with Miniature Effect in Creative Control Mode and approximately 1/10 of the time period is recorded. (If you record for 10 minutes, the resulting motion picture recording will be approximately 1 minute long.)


Recommended Filter


Recommended filters are suggested depending on the scene that camera detects in iA or iA Plus Mode.


Scene Guide


Greater Beauty and Deeper Knowledge


For beginners of interchangeable lens system cameras, the new Scene Guide offers 23 sample pictures shot by professional photographers*. You can choose the one closer to the scene they encounter and optimum parameters for shooting the scene will be automatically set. Furthermore, shooting procedure, technical advice and recommended interchangeable lens for the scene can be shown for users to learn photography.

*Video recording using the Scene Guide is not possible in some scenes.


iA (Intelligent Auto) Plus


Casual Snapshots Turn into Superb Photos



In the iA Mode*1, the camera does all the work, leaving you free to compose your shot and capture the moment. You just press, aim and shoot. Once you've selected the iA Mode, the detection and correction functions go to work to give you beautiful photos and videos with maximum ease. In addition, the iA Plus Mode enables you to adjust defocusing area, exposure compensation and white balance by just moving the slider with your finger.

iA Plus for More Creative Freedom


Defocus Control


The range of defocus can be adjusted to match your needs.


Brightness Control (Exposure Compensation)


You can adjust the exposure compensation accurately and easily.


*1 Some functions in the iA Mode will not be available depending on the lens that is mounted. The applicable iA Mode functions vary with photos and videos. *2 Turn the Face Recognition item ON and register the person with full-face portrait on the shooting menu in advance. Recognition performance varies greatly depending on shooting conditions, i.e., according to factors such as angles, facial expression and lighting, so operation under all conditions cannot be guaranteed. Because the camera searches for faces that are similar to registered faces, there are cases where the faces are not correctly recognized when the registered image and the shooting image vary much. When facial characteristics are similar, particularly between parents and their children or brothers and sisters, the camera may not distinguish the faces. *3 The Digital Red-eye Correction must be turned ON in the menu prior to use. *4 The focal range varies depending on the lens. *5 In the iA Mode, the Night Portrait is not identified when the flash is turned off. *6 With some subject and shooting conditions, it is just not possible to judge the best shooting details. When this happens, it is recommended that you shoot with the Scene Guide Mode that best suits your purpose. *7 When using a lens equipped with the POWER O.I.S. *8 When using a lens equipped with the MEGA O.I.S.

Photo Style


Even Greater Control of Image Quality Settings



You can manually choose from 6 color types to get even more detailed image settings, or to match the shooting situation. In addition, the contrast, sharpness, saturation or noise reduction for each mode parameter can be customized in 5 steps and stored in memory. In Custom Mode, finely customized settings can be stored for easy recall and use.


*1 According to the CIPA Standard with the LUMIX G VARIO 14-42mm / F3.5-5.6 ASPH. / MEGA O.I.S. (H-FS014042) (bundled lens in the DMC-G5K and the DMC-G5W).
*2 According to the CIPA Standard with the LUMIX G X VARIO PZ 14-42mm / F3.5-5.6 ASPH. / POWER O.I.S. (H-PS14042) (bundled lens in the DMC-G5X) or LUMIX G VARIO 45-150mm / F4.0-5.6 ASPH. / MEGA O.I.S. (H-FS45150) (bundled lens in the DMC-G5W).
*Batteries made by other companies which have been certified by Panasonic may be used with these units, but we offer no guarantee as to the quality, performance or safety of such batteries. *Exercise care when purchasing batteries. Many fake or imitation batteries have been found among those sold at unusually low prices and those which customers cannot check for themselves before purchasing. *Please confirm the latest information about batteries on the following website. http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/info/battery.html

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  • IMAGE SENSOR
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    • Camera effective pixels
    • Color filter
    • Dust reduction system
  • RECORDING SYSTEM
    • Recording file format
    • Aspect ratio
    • Image quality
    • Color Space
    • File size(Pixels)
    • Still Image
    • Motion Image (MP4*1 : NTSC area)
    • Motion Image (AVCHD Progressive*2:NTSC area)
    • Motion Image (AVCHD*1 : NTSC area)
    • Continuous recordable time (Motion images)*3
    • Actual recordable time (Motion images)
    • Flicker reduction
  • VIEWFINDER
    • Type
    • Field of view
    • Magnification
    • Eye point
    • Diopter adjustment
    • Eye sensor
    • Eye sensor adjustment
  • FOCUS
    • Type
    • Focus mode
    • AF mode
    • AF detective range
    • AF assist lamp
    • AF lock
    • Others
  • EXPOSURE CONTROL
    • Light metering system
    • Light metering mode
    • Metering range
    • Exposure mode
    • ISO sensitivity (Standard Output Sensitivity)
    • Exposure compensation
    • AE lock
    • AE bracket
  • WHITE BALANCE
    • White balance
    • White balance adjustment
    • Color temperature setting
    • White balance bracket
  • SHUTTER
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    • Shutter speed
    • Self timer
  • SCENE GUIDE
    • Still image
    • Video
  • BURST SHOOTING
    • Burst speed
    • Number of recordable images
  • FLASH
    • Built in flash Type
    • Flash Mode
    • Synchronization speed
    • Flash synchronization
  • MONITOR
    • Type
    • Monitor size
    • Pixels
    • Filed of view
    • Monitor adjustment
  • LIVE VIEW
    • Digital zoom
    • Extra Tele Conversion
    • Other functions
  • LEVEL GAUGE
    • Level Gauge
  • PHOTO STYLE
    • Still image and Video
  • CREATIVE CONTROL
    • Still image
    • Video
  • DIRECTION DETECTION FUNCTION
    • Direction Detection Function
  • FUNCTION BUTTON
    • Fn1, Fn2, Fn3, Fn4, Fn5
  • PLAYBACK
    • Playback mode
  • IMAGE PROTECTION / ERASE
    • Protection
    • Erase
  • PRINT
    • Direct Print
  • INTERFACE
    • USB
    • HDMI
    • Audio video output
    • Microphone
    • Speaker
  • LANGUAGE
    • OSD language
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    • Operating humidity
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    • Standard accessories
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    • Lens Construction
    • Mount
    • Optical Image Stabilizer
    • Focal Length
    • Aperture Type
    • Aperture
    • Minimum Aperture
    • Closest Focusing Distance
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    • Diagonal Angle of View
    • General
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    • Weight [g]
    • Weight [oz]
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Reviews

DMC-G5KK is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 4.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very Good Camera Body, Very Poorly Made Lens I have owned a number of Panasonic Digital Cameras and other products. There is no question that they make good products for the cost and very good cameras. I rated the G5 as 4 stars only because of the kit lens. The G5 body is good. The optics are quite good for a lens at this price point but the lens has the least smooth zooming mechanism of any I have ever owned. It makes the camera awkward to use. I also have the 45-200mm which zooms quite smoothly. Panasonic was wrong to have issued the kit lens to its customers. Photography has been my hobby since 1956 and since 1976 I have owned numerous SLR's and DSLR's and have never had an experience such as this.
Date published: 2014-04-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Sticky Zoom Ring Review should be broken into two parts: Camera Back / Body = 4.5 Stars Kit Lens 14-42MM = 1 Star The lens zoom ring is so stiff, sticky, rife with 'stiction' it is not even funny. You CANNOT zoom without moving the whole camera. This flaw destroys movie captures (excepting never using the zoom). I wondered why this bundle was the same price as the body only via Panasonic Direct, as of 12 Jun 13. Although I have not done a deep dive into the G5 manual yet - this camera has everything I might have used on my old Minolta analog bodies from twenty years ago. (I am a recently reformed point and shoot digital guy - loved the portability, got tired of the output). Body has nice layout - if a bit small in adult hands.
Date published: 2013-06-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the Camera Moved from a point and shoot camera to the new G5 and so far the Lumix G5 is meeting/exceeding my expectations
Date published: 2013-05-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from DMC-G5 Since I purchased this camera for my business I have taking my time to make all the set up modes this unit has. So far I have had no problems. It’s easy to know if you made a mistake when setting up. Be sure you have knowledge of high quality digital cameras before using this camera. The experts are there to assist you when needed. Overall with all my years in photography on a scale of 1-10 myself with experience would rate this camera at a 9. Remember, read the instructions before use. I hope this helped you.
Date published: 2013-04-04
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  • I am a professional photographer who is seriously considering switching to the Lumix mirrorless cameras. Does Panasonic have, or can you suggest, a web site that demonstrates how professional photographers are successfully using the Lumix professional cameras?
    In conjunction with our Panasonic.com web site, our Sales and Marketing team also runs LUMIXLOUNGE.COM This site features work from Panasonic’s Luminary team of professional photographers who have migrated to the Lumx mirrorless cameras. The site also features schedules to live on-line and dealer events as well as convenient links to our latest firmware updates. Additional features to expand the site are already in progress.

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  • Why am I unable to use the VIERA Link operation when connected to TV with a mini HDMI connection?
    For this feature to work aVIERA Link compatible Panasonic TV is required as well as the recommended Panasonic mini HDMI cable which is an optional accessory http://shop.panasonic.com/support. The Panasonic TV remote can be used to control camera picture playback functions on TV.

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  • How do I install firmware in my camera using an SD card?
    Digital Still Camera Firmware Update Guide.

    1) Preparation before attempting the update.

    A. Make sure the camera's battery is completely charged. If the battery is not completely charged the firmware update will not begin. Format the SD memory card in the camera, then take a couple of pictures.
    B. Turn off the camera.

    2) Copying the Firmware to your memory card.
    A. Download the latest firmware update for your model by clicking on the "Download Ver. X.X " link to a location on your computer (we recommend the "Desktop").
    B. If your computer has a media reader, please insert your formatted SD Card from your camera.
    C. Open the zipped firmware file that you downloaded to the desktop.

    D. For"PC" users, locate your SD Card by clicking on, or opening the"My Computer" or"Computer" on your desktop or your"Start" menu. For"Mac" users, can use"Finder" if the drive does not mount to your desktop.

    E."Drag" to Copy and Paste" the .bin file from the opened folder to the drive with the SD Card showing in your"My Computer" window for"PC" users and"Finder" or"Drive" in Macs. This will copy the file to the card.

    F. If you choose to leave the SD Card in your camera, connect the camera to the PC with the USB cable. Turn the camera on and set it to"Playback" mode. Then select"PC" on the LCD screen. Drag the .bin file from the opened folder to the device that either says Panasonic or mass storage to complete the transfer.

    G."SDXC cards, 32GB or larger, require special card readers. Depending on your PC, and the age of its operating system, you may not be able to directly write to such large cards. If your PC asks you to format the card, DO NOT, this is one indication that your system is not compatible with the newer larger memory cards. In this case a smaller card, 16GB or smaller should be used.

    3) Updating the camera's firmware.

    A. Turn the Camera off, insert the SD Card if you copied the firmware to the card while inserted into the computer.

    B. Turn the Camera power on and press the"Playback" button. The camera's LCD screen should now be showing a screen asking if you desire to"Update" the firmware. Highlight"Yes" and press the"Menu/Set" button.

    C. When the Camera has completed the firmware update it will turn itself off and then back on.

    D. This completes the update process.

    4) Confirming the update.

    A. Turn the camera's power back on.

    B. Set to"Playback" Mode.

    C. Choose the"Setup" menu.

    D. Select Version Disp.
    Digital Still Camera Firmware Update Guide.

    1) Preparation before attempting the update.

    A. Make sure the camera's battery is completely charged. If the battery is not completely charged the firmware update will not begin. Format the SD memory card in the camera, then take a couple of pictures.
    B. Turn off the camera.

    2) Copying the Firmware to your memory card.
    A. Download the latest firmware update for your model by clicking on the "Download Ver. X.X " link to a location on your computer (we recommend the "Desktop").
    B. If your computer has a media reader, please insert your formatted SD Card from your camera.
    C. Open the zipped firmware file that you downloaded to the desktop.

    D. For"PC" users, locate your SD Card by clicking on, or opening the"My Computer" or"Computer" on your desktop or your"Start" menu. For"Mac" users, can use"Finder" if the drive does not mount to your desktop.

    E."Drag" to Copy and Paste" the .bin file from the opened folder to the drive with the SD Card showing in your"My Computer" window for"PC" users and"Finder" or"Drive" in Macs. This will copy the file to the card.

    F. If you choose to leave the SD Card in your camera, connect the camera to the PC with the USB cable. Turn the camera on and set it to"Playback" mode. Then select"PC" on the LCD screen. Drag the .bin file from the opened folder to the device that either says Panasonic or mass storage to complete the transfer.

    G."SDXC cards, 32GB or larger, require special card readers. Depending on your PC, and the age of its operating system, you may not be able to directly write to such large cards. If your PC asks you to format the card, DO NOT, this is one indication that your system is not compatible with the newer larger memory cards. In this case a smaller card, 16GB or smaller should be used.

    3) Updating the camera's firmware.

    A. Turn the Camera off, insert the SD Card if you copied the firmware to the card while inserted into the computer.

    B. Turn the Camera power on and press the"Playback" button. The camera's LCD screen should now be showing a screen asking if you desire to"Update" the firmware. Highlight"Yes" and press the"Menu/Set" button.

    C. When the Camera has completed the firmware update it will turn itself off and then back on.

    D. This completes the update process.

    4) Confirming the update.

    A. Turn the camera's power back on.

    B. Set to"Playback" Mode.

    C. Choose the"Setup" menu.

    D. Select Version Disp.


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  • Why do I have spots on some of my photos?
    Spots can occur due to dust or dirt inside the lens, or when flash is used in a very dusty environment.

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  • Can I use the touch shutter function while recording video?
    No, photos cannot be shot while recording video.

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  • Can this camera take video?
    Yes. This unit can record motion pictures in either AVCHD or MP4 formats.

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  • How long is the video recording time?
    The camera will record video for up to 29 minutes and 59 seconds.

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  • Will the camera stop continuous recording video using the SDHC or SDXC when it reaches 4GB ?
    In AVCHD video recording, the file will be divided, but it will not stop recording video. In MP4 video recording, recording will stop when 4GB is reached.

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