Panasonic’s first announcement at Photokina left a sour taste. Fact is, many were expecting the unveiling of GH5, a kickass DSLM (Digital Single Lens Mirrorless) to play with this fall. Instead, the company postponed the event for next year, although they did gave us hope with great specs #fotomagic
The Panasonic LUMIX GH5 will record in extremely smooth 4K 60p/50p and faithful 4:2:2 10-bit 4K video. The new, 18MP sensor will capture stunning HDR images, being able to make 6K photos from the ultra HD video. In effect, the camera will deliver much more detail than in the previous model, with 9 times the pixel count than Full-HD.
Panasonic said GH5 is an amazing upgrade from all points of view. The company has advanced a number of their technology, like heat dissipation and digital signal processing. Lenses were a topic of the conference, too. The camera will be released with new F2.8-4.0 Leica lenses, with standard 12-60mm, 8-18mm (wide angle) and 50-200mm (telephoto) zooms.
As for the future? Panasonic calls 2020 the year of the 8K video (around 33MP).