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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