Panasonic’s highly-anticipated Lumix GH5 – the company’s flagship single lens mirrorless camera that’s just as powerful shooting video as it is capturing stills – will go sale in April.
The Lumix GH5 has a number of innovations and world firsts including being the first consumer digital camera to offer 4K 10-bit 4:2:2 and 25 or 30fps (frames per second) video recording to an SD card.
Lumix GH5 also has a 20.3-megapixel sensor and 5-axis Dual IS 2 for excellent stabilisation.
Panasonic’s Lumix GH5 has been designed with the needs and demands of the professional photographer and videographer in mind.
It has a large capacity battery, a weather-sealed body so you can shoot in all conditions and environments, dual SD card slots as well as Bluetooth and wi-fi connectivity.
Here are the key features:
4K VIDEO RECORDING
The GH5 can shoot video in 4K 10-bit 4:2:2 and capture more than a billion colours with rival cameras in this class only offering 16.7 million colours.
Users now have the capability to shoot cinematic quality video which offers more editing flexibility.
It is a light and mobile camera that’s capable of capturing broadcast quality video without any compromises.
Lumix GH5 can capture 4K video at 50/60fp. This higher frame rate is ideal for documentary filmmakers and news reporting.
You can also create impressive slow motion video while maintaining the high level of detail of 4K.
20-MEGAPIXEL DIGITAL LIVE MOS SENSOR
The GH5’s 20-megapixel sensor has a new Venus Engine processor which can provide improved levels of detail, low-light performance and increased dynamic range.
5-AXIS DUAL IS 2 STABILISATION
The 5-axis stabilisation has been combined with the optical image stabilisation in selected lenses to offer five stops of image stabilisation and even with larger telephoto lenses.
The stabilisation is so good, professionals will now be able to shoot in situations that previously required a tripod or Steadicam.
The Panasonic Lumix GH5 is made from a magnesium alloy that is weather-sealed so it can handle the rain and a splash along with dust and temperatures as low as 10 degrees below zero.
DUAL SD CARD SLOTS
Two SD card slots are better than one. Shooters can switch between the two cards and even remove one to upload images to a computer while having the second card to keep on shooting.
Photographers can also utilise the two SD cards for uninterrupted video recording on the fly.
The GH5 has a 3.2-inch OLED touchscreen display which gives you a sharp and convenient way to frame your images and access the menus and features onboard and view what you’ve already shot.
The Panasonic Image App provides an easy way to transfer images to your iPhone or Android smartphone through the camera’s Bluetooth and wi-fi connections.
The app can also come in handy as a remote for the GH5 so you can operate the camera from your smartphone, view a live view from the camera and activate the shutter when you’re happy with the shot.
The GH5 body-only is priced at $2,999.
The Leica kit with 12-60mm lens is $3,999.
Stay tuned to Tech Guide for a complete review of the Lumix GH5 in the coming weeks.