28 Sep Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 II review
Source: DP Review
The Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 Mark II is an updated version of the company’s most video-focused Micro Four Thirds camera; the GH5. It offers increased capabilities over the original model and will eventually sell alongside a higher-end GH6 model, whose development was announced at the same time.
The GH5 II gains an updated ‘Venus’ processing engine from the full-frame S1H, allowing it to capture 10-bit 4K footage at 50 or 60 frames per second and promises improved autofocus. It retains the same sensor as before but now with an anti-reflective coating to better control flare.
Key Specifications UHD or DCI 4K 10-bit 4:2:0 capture at up to 60p with no crop UHD or DCI 4K 10-bit 4:2:2 capture at up to 30p with no crop Image stabilization rated at up to 6.5 stops V-Log L included as standard 3.0″ 1.84M-dot rear touchscreen 3.68M-dot EVF, with 0.76x magnification and up to 120Hz refresh Live streaming options via Wi-Fi or smartphone (Full HD) Anamorphic capture and support tools Improved AF with face/eye/body detection USB-C socket with PD-compatible power and charging
As in previous instances, Panasonic is using the ‘Mark II’ nomenclature to indicate that this is a refreshed version of the GH5, not a completely new camera in the same range. The company believes that not everyone will need the added capabilities of the more expensive GH6, and that an updated GH5 will continue to
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