Panasonic officially announces the GH5, the successor to the much loved GH4. Here’s everything we know.
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There was some early confusion at Panasonic’s GH5 announcement, as the company’s presentation announced that the camera shot 6K stills at 30fps. While those sound exactly like video specs, it turns out to be just a typo in the presentation. The GH5 will let users capture 6K stills. However the camera now offers 4K video up to 60fps, an upgrade to the GH4’s UHD 4K up to 30fps. The GH5 shoots 4:2:2 10-bit 4K footage internally. There are no confirmed specs on the HD footage yet, rumors suggest 1080p up to 120 fps.
There are still more specs to come, as the design is not yet final. As the rumors suggested, the GH5 prototype is currently on display at Photokina. Panasonic has announced a handful of details. The GH5 will sport a new 18-megapixel sensor and will his shelves by mid-2017. (There are new rumblings that the company has a goal to reach 8K with a 32-megapixel sensor by the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.)
As far as the 6K photos, here’s what the official press release has to say:
“6K PHOTO” is a high-speed burst-shooting function that cuts a still image out of a 4:3 or 3:2 video footage with approx. 18-megapixel (Approx.6000 x 3000 effective pixel count) that 6K image manages. The name “6K PHOTO” is tentative.
Here is a quick little teaser Panasonic put together, even though it’s mostly focused on the GH4.
As the GH5 is still in development, there is no confirmed retail price. Here are all the Panasonic GH5 specs that have been confirmed to date.
- 18MP Sensor
- 6K stills
- 4K video at 23.98fps, 24fps, 25fps, 30fps, 50fps, 60fps
- 10-bit 4:2:2
- Micro Four Thirds
Panasonic also announced three new Micro Four Thirds lenses at f/2.8 – f/4.0
- Wide 8-18mm
- Standard 12-60mm
- Telephoto 50-200mm
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