Finally! We got the pricing and bit more details on exactly what the Panasonic GH5 can do. It was originally announced back in September during Photokina and took 3 years to make. Panasonic made sure to focus a lot more on its video capabilities while retaining its photo qualities.
It’s everything you loved about the GH5 but more video features in a bigger package.
The GH5 is about 13% bigger while beefing up the body to be freeze-proof along w/ dust & splash proof. It retains its micro four-thirds sensor but it is now a 20.3MP sensor. It has HDR and caps out at 25600 ISO. There’s faster autofocus w/ now 225 AF points over the 29 the GH4 had. You can shoot photos at 9fps while using continuous autofocus too. They added a buffer of 100 photos when shooting RAW. You have a 4K Photo mode that allows you to shoot a few seconds of 30fps and pull 4K resolution photos at 8MP.
Now onto the video side of things, 4K video recording goes up to 60fps and 180fps in 1080p. The built-in mic does a better job at noise-cancelling. All video modes support unlimited recording too BTW. And lastly, you can record 10-bit 4:2:2 video internally w/o the need for something like Atomos recorder. You now have a full-sized HDMI port and a 5-axis image stabilization as well.
All of the new processing is all capable thanks to their new Venus Engine image processor. The GH5 goes on sale in late March w/ a $2,000 price tag. Will you be upgrading or adding this to your photo/video arsenals?