Panasonic’s new Lumix GH5M2 offers live streaming for content creators

Panasonic has unveiled its latest G Series camera – the Lumix GH5M2 – which includes live streaming capabilities so creators can share their content to the world.

This is the latest addition to the G Series Micro Four Thirds mirrorless camera line-up which offers acclaimed image and video quality including 4K 60p 10-bit internal recording which is all housed in a robust chassis.

The GH5M2 now offers lived streaming with wired IP streaming with tethered mobile streaming to be available in the near future.

Available from July 2021, the GH5M2 will start from $2,699 (body only).

“With the GH5M2 we are proud to introduce industry-leading live streaming capabilities for modern content creators – including direct to platform wireless live streaming, with wired IP streaming and tethered mobile streaming to be available in the future,” says James Choi, Product Marketing Manager, Imaging, Panasonic.

“This will allow today’s content creators to take advantage of the acclaimed image quality and usability of the GH line, such as 4K 60p 10-bit internal recording, unlimited recording modes, and robust ergonomics, while also being able to live stream wherever and whenever they desire.”

The Lumix GH5M2 is the first G Series to offer live streaming with just the camera and a smartphone using the Lumix Sync app.

It complies with H.264 in RMTP/RMTPS protocol so users can stream directly to YouTube and Facebook without the need for a paid cloud streaming server.

For wired live streaming, the Lumix Webcam Software makes it possible to use the GH5M2 as a high quality webcam.

Also onboard is Bluetooth 4.2 and wi-fi 5Ghz (802.11ac) and 2.4Ghz (802.11b/g/n).

The GH5M2 has high speed precision auto focus with recognition of the eyes, face and head all done separately with real-time detection technology.

And the camera can track your subjects of they are moving and keep them in focus.

Onboard is a double SD memory card slot with high speed capacity UHS-II for Relay Backup or Allocation Recording.

LUMIX GH5M2 Pricing and Availability

LUMIX DC-GH5M2GN: Body only:  $2699

LUMIX DC-GH5M2LEICA: Kit with 12-60mm LEICA DG lens (H-ES12060E): $3799

LUMIX DC-GH5M2PRO: Kit with 12-35mm LUMIX G lens (H-HSA12035E): $3799

LUMIX DC-GH5M2M: Kit with 12-60mm LUMIX G lens (H-FS12060E):$2999

The GH5M2 will be available in July 2021 from leading photographic specialists.

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