Panasonic announces long-awaited GH5

Panasonic has announced the impending arrival of its successor to the wildly popular GH4 mirrorless micro 4/3 camera.

Panasonic GH5 teaser image

Panasonic GH5 teaser image

The GH5 will upgrade the prior model’s capabilities to include 4K video at 50/60p instead of 25/30. It can also shoot 10-bit 4:2:2 4K albeit only at the 25/30p frame rates.

Despite being ostensibly a stills camera, the GH4 won plenty of favour amongst videographers for its video-oriented features and the GH5 will likely continue that theme. It’s not going to go to market until “the first half” of 2017 alas.

One interesting feature Panasonic’s shouting about is the ability to extract what they call a “6K photo” – an 18-megapixel “equivalent” still image from the 8 megapixel video stream at the lower 4K framerates. 8 megapixel stills can be extracted at the full 50/60p too.

More info at http://news.panasonic.co.uk/pressreleases/panasonic-announces-the-development-of-the-worlds-first-4k-60p-slash-50p-video-recording-csc-featuring-6k-photo-1565157

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