The long awaited Panasonic GH5 has been one of the most eagerly anticipated camera for the past 3 years. I can’t tell you how many rumors blogs we’ve been following just this past year alone. And it’s finally available for pre-order and is slated to start shipping out in the end of March, 2017. For those of you who are unfamiliar with this camera series, the GH4 changed the game for 4K video a few years back, bringing 4K video recording to a 1080HD market, and set the standard by which all other video recording specs are measured by.
The camera sports a 20.3MP Micro Four-Thirds sensor, now has dual SD card slots, an improved OLED viewfinder, and 5-axis in-camera stabilization. The GH5 can record 1080p high-speed video at up to 180 fps, and interesting options to capture 6K and 4K photos at 30 fps. There’s also a redesigned joystick on the back of the camera to make it more intuitive to navigate menus and set focus points.
However, the biggest, most noteworthy upgrades are to the cameras’ 4K recording compression and frame rates. The GH5 records 4K video at up to 60 fps, and 4K 4:2:2 10-bit files at 24p/30p frame rates. Being able to shoot slow motion footage at 4K, in such a small package, is incredible. The upgrade from the GH4’s 4:2:0 8-bit compression addresses one of the major issues with GH4 footage which is that the footage falls apart when taken into color grading.
See the tech specs at the bottom of the page for more detailed information.