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Rumor: Panasonic to Announce a New GH5s Model in 2018

Michael Maher

Rumors suggest Panasonic may unveil the Lumix GH5s, a sister camera to their already-popular micro four thirds camera. Here’s what we know.

Top image via Panasonic. 

As we get closer to the major electronics and photography trade shows in January and February, several rumors are surfacing that Panasonic is going to announce a new version of their flagship GH5 mirrorless camera.

According to Photo Rumors, the GH5s is supposedly a more video-focused camera, tailored to meet the needs of the many videographers already using Panasonic’s mirrorless cameras.

Per the Photo Rumors report, we should see state of the art video functions, improved low light performance and a higher launch price compared to the GH5.

Rumor: Panasonic to Announce a New GH5s Model in 2018 — GH5

This is a quick turnaround for a new GH5, as the last model debuted just one year ago. That camera just received a firmware update in October.

The highly anticipated V2.0 firmware for the Panasonic GH5 is finally available. One of the newest features is the ability to record with an ALL-Intra compression, rather than using Long GOP. With all the excitement over this new addition to the GH5, many casual GH5 owners are flocking to the forums to find out what the fuss is about and if it is worth purchasing larger memory cards to film with the new compression format.

You can read more about the GH5 V2.0 firmware update here. The GH5 carries an MSRP of $1,999 USD, so expect the GH5s to cost a little bit more. We could even see a very slight price drop on the GH5, but it’s still too early to tell.

We will continue to follow this story and announce any future news. Be sure to follow PremiumBeat on Facebook and Twitter for updates.

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