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Panasonic Lumix GH5 II Mirrorless Camera

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Panasonic Lumix GH5 II Mirrorless Camera
Key Features
  • 20.3MP Live MOS Sensor with AR Coating
  • DCI/UHD 4K 60p Video, 10-Bit Internal
  • Pre-Installed V-Log L, No Crop 4K Video
  • 6.5-Stop 5-Axis Dual I.S. 2
Boasting updated video capabilities and a refined design, the Panasonic Lumix GH5 II provides a professional-quality imaging platform for shooters who demand versatile video and stills capabilities in a single compact camera. Featuring a 20.3MP Live MOS Sensor with AR Coating, the camera records DCI and UHD 4K with the full sensor area and can output 10-bit 4:2:0 internally up to 60p, or 4:2:2 at 30p. The GH5 II offers unlimited video recording for less downtime when filming, and the camera ships with pre-installed V-Log L for multi-camera recording, making it is easy to match the color tone with the footage recorded by other VariCam-series cameras. The included DMW-BLK22 battery provides approximately 410 shots per charge when using the rear monitor or electronic viewfinder, and the high-capacity battery can be quickly charged with the bundled USB 3.1 Type-C cable. You can also supply continuous power to the camera while shooting photos and video via the included USB cable.
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Panasonic DC-GH5 II Overview

  • 1Description
  • 220.3MP Digital Live MOS Sensor with AR Coating and Venus Engine
  • 34K Video Recording
  • 4Wireless and Wired Livestreaming
  • 5225-Area Depth-from-Defocus Autofocus System
  • 6Dual I.S. 2
  • 7Body Design
  • 86K and 4K PHOTO
  • 9Other Camera Features

Boasting updated video capabilities and a refined design, the Panasonic Lumix GH5 II provides a professional-quality imaging platform for shooters who demand versatile video and stills capabilities in a single compact camera. Featuring a 20.3MP Live MOS Sensor with AR Coating, the camera records DCI and UHD 4K with the full sensor area and can output 10-bit 4:2:0 internally up to 60p, or 4:2:2 at 30p. The GH5 II offers unlimited video recording for less downtime when filming, and the camera ships with pre-installed V-Log L for multi-camera recording, making it is easy to match the color tone with the footage recorded by other VariCam-series cameras. The included DMW-BLK22 battery provides approximately 410 shots per charge when using the rear monitor or electronic viewfinder, and the high-capacity battery can be quickly charged with the bundled USB 3.1 Type-C cable. You can also supply continuous power to the camera while shooting photos and video via the included USB cable.

A 3" 1.84m-dot rear TFT LCD monitor provides flexible framing, high visibility, and vivid color to support viewing from a variety of angles. An updated 5-axis sensor stabilization system works with Lumix O.I.S lenses to activate Dual I.S. 2 for highly-effective shake correction. Previously limited to 5 stops of shake reduction, this now means you can compensate for up to 6.5 stops of shutter speed. A Depth-from-Defocus autofocus system benefits both still and video recording modes ensuring fast and precise focus. The GH5 II features human face, eye, head, body, and animal recognition. Deep Learning technology detects the eye and face approximately twice as fast as the GH5 allowing you to concentrate on the composition of your photos and videos. Designed for today's creators and audiences, the easy-to-use Lumix Sync app for smartphones and tablets provides high-quality livestreaming with minimum equipment. Livestreaming via a router is available as well with Lumix Network Setting Software. Whether indoors or outdoors, only the camera and a smartphone are required to reach an audience, making the GH5 II an ideal camera for electronic news gathering, travel, event, lecture, and live commerce applications.

20.3MP Digital Live MOS Sensor with AR Coating and Venus Engine

Featuring a 20.3MP Digital Live MOS sensor with a newly developed AR Coating, the GH5 II boasts an evolved Venus Engine Imaging Processor. These updates suppress ghosting and flare in backlit scenes, offer a 25% increase in dynamic range, and improve color gradation and reproduction. Multipixel Luminance Generation technology maximizes sharpness and faithfully reproduces brightly illuminated scenes. It offers excellent three-dimensional color control and precise noise reduction techniques for shooting at sensitivities up to ISO 25600. It also enables shooting speeds up to 12 fps with AF-S or manual focus modes.

4K Video Recording

The GH5 II features outstanding video performance for professional videography and is capable of unlimited video recording in various settings. It can record DCI and UHD 4K 60p 4:2:0 10-bit and simultaneously output 4:2:2 10-bit over HDMI during 4K 60p 4:2:0 10-bit internal recording. An HDMI port is present on the camera for high-quality output for use with external monitors and recorders. The camera also offers high bit-rate recording for highly detailed images free of compression artifacts.

For more advanced users, multiple picture styles provide two types of Cinelike gamma presets in the Photo Style. With these modes warm skin tones or delicate nuances of light and shadow can be reproduced without color grading over V-Log footage. The Cinelike D2 setting gives priority to dynamic range while Cinelike V2 prioritizes contrast. L. Monochrome S and L. Classic Neo have also been added, and all these modes can be used for anamorphic video recording.

The GH5 II is designed to be an expandable system, with multiple options available to help improve video recording capabilities. Examples of this are an optional XLR Microphone Adapter that provides XLR inputs and physical controls through a hot shoe connection. Users can also use standard microphones and headphones via the 3.5mm input and output jacks.

Wireless and Wired Livestreaming

Designed for ENG, travel, event, lecture, and live commerce applications, the easy-to-use Lumix Sync app provides high-quality livestreaming with minimum equipment. Whether indoors or outdoors, only the camera and a smartphone are required. Livestreaming via a router is available as well with Lumix Network Setting Software. Additionally, wired USB-LAN IP livestreaming will be supported by a future firmware update.

225-Area Depth-from-Defocus Autofocus System

Boasting a high-speed, high-precision autofocus system, the GH5 II incorporates advanced deep learning technology to detect specific subjects including humans and fast-moving animals. Improved tracking performance quickly recognizes the face and eyes of moving subjects and the human body from a background of moving subjects. The camera keeps tracking the person even if he or she moves quickly, turns their back to the camera, tilts their head, or moves far away. This contrast-detection type focus method benefits both still and video recording modes, as well as subject-tracking applications where color, size, and motion vectors are used to intelligently lock-onto the moving subjects and ensure precise focus. Depth-from-Defocus technology offers lightning-fast calculation of spatial information making it possible to instantly and accurately capture your shots.

Dual I.S. 2

Helping to achieve the utmost sharpness when photographing handheld, an enhanced Dual I.S. 2 system combines the camera's sensor-shift image stabilization technology with lens-based image stabilization to compensate for a broad range of movement types and renders sharper, clearer imagery. Dual I.S. 2 requires the use of compatible Lumix lenses featuring O.I.S., and this updated stabilization system enables the GH5 Mark II to compensate for 6.5 stops of camera shake.

Body Design

  • A large OLED Live View Finder has an impressive 3.68m-dot resolution and 0.76x magnification for eye-level composition.
  • A larger means for image composition and playback, the 3" 1.84m-dot rear TFT LCD monitor has a free-angle, tilt-and-swivel design to support viewing from a variety of angles. It is also a touchscreen, which permits intuitive menu navigation and settings control.
  • Dual UHS-II SD card slots provide settings such as Relay Recording to automatically switch cards when one is full; Backup Recording, which records the same data to both cards simultaneously; and Allocation Recording, which lets you save certain files to each card for easier organization.
  • Constructed from magnesium alloy with die-cast front and rear frames, the GH5 II features a durable design that also incorporates extensive sealing at each joint, dial, and button to render it both splash and dustproof as well as freezeproof to 14°F.

6K and 4K PHOTO

For instances where a very fast frame rate is needed in order to capture the best moment, 4K PHOTO lets you record 8MP stills at 30 or 60 fps, and 6K PHOTO provides 18MP stills at a 30 fps shooting rate. Both photo modes feature an unlimited recording time, and a pre-burst mode records images one second prior to and one second after pressing the shutter button, giving you up to 60 frames to choose from.

Other Camera Features

  • A mechanical focal plane shutter enables a fast maximum shutter speed of 1/8000 sec, as well as a top flash sync speed of 1/250 sec. An electronic shutter function also avails a top shutter speed of 1/16,000 sec to better enable working in bright conditions and with wider aperture settings.
  • Depending on the lens in use, the included DMW-BLK22 battery provides approximately 410 shots per charge when using the rear monitor or electronic viewfinder.
  • A trio of new Photo Style modes include L. Classic Neo for a film-like effect with a soft and nostalgic feeling, L. Monochrome S for black and white portraits with a gentle look, Cinelike D2 which prioritizes dynamic range, and Cinelike V2 for prioritizing contrast.
  • Pre-installed V-Log L for multi-camera recording and editing makes it is easy to match the color tone with the footage recorded by other VariCam-series cameras.
UPC: 885170382909

Panasonic DC-GH5 II Specs

Imaging
Lens MountMicro Four Thirds
Sensor ResolutionActual: 21.77 Megapixel
Effective: 20.33 Megapixel
Sensor Type17.3 x 13 mm (Four Thirds) MOS
Crop Factor2x
Image StabilizationSensor-Shift, 5-Axis
Built-In ND FilterNone
Capture TypeStills & Video
Exposure Control
Shutter TypeMechanical Focal Plane Shutter, Electronic Shutter
Shutter SpeedElectronic Shutter
1/16000 to 60 Seconds
Up to 60 Seconds in Bulb Mode
Electronic Front Curtain Shutter
1/2000 to 60 Seconds
Up to 30 Minutes in Bulb Mode
Bulb/Time ModeBulb Mode
ISO SensitivityPhoto
200 to 25,600 in Auto Mode (Extended: 100 to 25,600)
Video
200 to 12,800 in Auto Mode (Extended: 100 to 12,800)
Metering MethodCenter-Weighted Average, Highlight Weighted, Multiple, Spot
Exposure ModesAperture Priority, Auto, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
Exposure Compensation-5 to +5 EV (1/3 EV Steps)
Metering Range0 to 18 EV
White BalancePresets: Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Daylight, Flash, Incandescent, Shade, White Set 1, White Set 2, White Set 3, White Set 4
Continuous ShootingUp to 12 fps at 20.3 MP
Up to 30 fps at 18 MP
Up to 60 fps at 8 MP
Interval RecordingYes
Self-Timer2/10-Second Delay
Still Image Capture
Image Sizes4:3 Raw
5184 x 3888
4:3 JPEG
5184 x 3888
3712 x 2784
2624 x 1968
3:2 JPEG
5184 x 3456
3712 x 2480
2624 x 1752
16:9 JPEG
5184 x 2920
3840 x 2160
1920 x 1080
1:1 JPEG
3888 x 3888
2784 x 2784
1968 x 1968
Aspect Ratio1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
Image File FormatJPEG, Raw
Bit Depth14-Bit
Internal Video Capture
Recording ModesH.265/MOV 4:2:0 10-Bit
6K Anamorphic (4992 x 3774) at 23.98p/24.00p/25p/29.97p [200 Mb/s]
4K Anamorphic (3328 x 2496) at 50p [200 Mb/s]
DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) at 50p/59.94p [200 Mb/s]
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 50p/59.94p [200 Mb/s]
H.264/MOV 4:2:2 10-Bit
DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) at 23.98p/24.00p/25p/29.97p [150 to 400 Mb/s]
DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) at 50p/59.94p [200 Mb/s]
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98p/24.00p/25p/29.97p [150 to 400 Mb/s]
4K Anamorphic (3328 x 2496) at 23.98p/24.00p/25p/29.97p [150 to 400 Mb/s]
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 23.98p/24.00p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p [100 to 200 Mb/s]
H.264/MOV 4:2:0 8-Bit
4K Anamorphic (3328 x 2496) at 23.98p/24.00p/29.97p/50p/59.94p [100 to 150 Mb/s]
DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) at 23.98p/24.00p/25p/29.97p [100 to 150 Mb/s]
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98p/24.00p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p [100 to 150 Mb/s]
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 23.98p/24.00p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p [100 Mb/s]
H.265/MP4 4:2:0 10-Bit
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p [72 to 100 Mb/s]
H.264/MP4 4:2:0 8-Bit
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98p/25p/29.97p [100 Mb/s]
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 23.98p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p [20 to 28 Mb/s]
Recording LimitUnlimited
Video SystemNTSC/PAL
Built-In Microphone TypeStereo
Audio Recording AAC Audio
LPCM Audio
External Video Capture
External Recording Modes4:2:2 10-Bit via HDMI
IP StreamingRTMP: 1280 x 720 to 1920 x 1080 at 25p, 29.97p, 50p, 59.94p (3.0 to 16.00 Mb/s)
RTMPS: 1280 x 720 to 1920 x 1080 at 25p, 29.97p, 50p, 59.94p (3.0 to 8.0 Mb/s)
Interface
Media/Memory Card SlotDual Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II) [V90 or Faster Recommended]
Video I/O1 x HDMI Output
Audio I/O1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Headphone Output
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Microphone Input
Other I/O1 x USB Type-C (USB 3.2 / 3.1 Gen 1) Data Input/Output (Shared with Power Input)
1 x 2.5 mm Sub-Mini Control Input
Power I/O1 x USB Type-C Input/Output
WirelessBluetooth, Wi-Fi
Global Positioning (GPS, GLONASS, etc.)None
Monitor
Size3"
Resolution1,840,000 Dot
Display TypeFree-Angle Tilting Touchscreen LCD
Viewfinder
TypeBuilt-In Electronic (OLED)
Resolution3,680,000 Dot
Eye Point21 mm
Coverage100%
MagnificationApprox. 76x
Diopter Adjustment-4 to +3
Focus
Focus TypeAuto and Manual Focus
Focus ModeAutomatic, Continuous-Servo AF, Flexible, Manual Focus, Single-Servo AF
Autofocus PointsContrast Detection: 225
Autofocus Sensitivity-4 to +18 EV
Flash
Built-In FlashNo
Flash ModesAuto, Auto/Red-Eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red-Eye Reduction, Off, Slow Sync, Slow Sync/Red-Eye Reduction
Maximum Sync Speed1/250 Second
Flash Compensation-3 to +3 EV (1/3 EV Steps)
Dedicated Flash SystemTTL
External Flash ConnectionHot Shoe, PC Terminal
Environmental
Operating Temperature14 to 104°F / -10 to 40°C
Operating Humidity10 to 80%
General
Battery Type1 x DMW-BLK22 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 7.2 VDC, 2200 mAh (Approx. 400 Shots)
Tripod Mounting Thread1 x 1/4"-20 Female (Bottom)
Accessory Mount1 x Hot Shoe Mount
Material of ConstructionMagnesium Alloy
Dimensions (W x H x D)5.5 x 3.9 x 3.4" / 138.5 x 98.1 x 87.4 mm
Weight1.6 lb / 727 g (With Battery, Recording Media)
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.795 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7.5 x 6.1 x 5.7"

Panasonic DC-GH5 II Reviews

Excellent camera!!!!

By Michael
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-27

I'm very happy with the selection of this camera!

Love the GH5 mark ll & the free bag is amazing.

By Stelios
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-24

this is our 4th GH5 from earlier model to this Mark ll. The improvement Lumix has made makes it our go to camera for beautiful cinematic imaging to photography as well. I have sold my G9 and now use this GH5 mark ll for both. The gh6 is out but though there are a few nice perks there are a few that have been removed and we see no reason to go to a GH6.

GH5 mark ll GH6

By Stelios
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-24

this is our 4th GH5 from earlier model to this Mark ll. The improvement Lumix has made makes it our go to camera for beautiful cinematic imaging to photography as well. I have sold my G9 and now use this GH5 mark ll for both. The gh6 is out but though there are a few nice perks there are a few that have been removed and we see no reason to go to a GH6.

Great workhorse of a camera.

By David
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-22

I love this camera! It can do anything (pretty much) and it's light but not like a cheap light and above all it shoots some great video and quality pictures. Highly recommend!

Brilliant performance!

By Chien
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-03

I've been looking for good quality and reasonable price and this is the one!

Awesome camera.

By Jose
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-07-29

Coming from a GH4. this was a HUGE upgrade. More FPS More resolution with anamorphic (up to 6k) More slomo (From 96fpd to 180 fps read out) More light sensinbility More control over audio. Better interface Amazing connectivity for streaming. Dark magic last longing batteries lol.... If you have a good invest on M43 lenses this an amazon upgrade even coming from the GH5/GH5S due price and interface/chipset upgrade. GH6 will be around $700 more so that why we decide go to this. If this is your first hybrid camera and you LOVE Panasonic, you should check first the S2 or so...

All I Need

By Robert
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-19

If you're looking for a new MFT body and you shoot stills and video, this is a great camera. I've considered saving up for a GH6 or an OM1, but reviews point out that the GH6 does great, high quality video and good stills and an OM1 does great stills and good video. The GH5M2 does great video and great stills. I'm a retired photojournalist, now shooting both photos and video for the Master Gardeners and the Habitat for Humanity and other charities. My videos tend to go to YouTube or are shown in classrooms or fundraisers. Of course, the GH5M2 shoots 4K, the GH6 goes up to 6K and you can set up a rig on the OM1 that will record ProRes Raw. I simply don't need that. I work in HD video and raw stills. The GH5M2 is simply a wonderful little camera full of technology. The operating manual is about 850 pages. It's worth reading them. Back at the LA Times, I had a trunk full of Canon gear. In retirement, I got tired of lugging around the heavy stuff and switched to MFT. The Panasonic GH5 M2 is the best camera I've ever used.

Worth the Upgrade

By Beth
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-28

I recently was looking to upgrade my camera and after much deliberation, review reading, I decided on this camera. It's feature-rich and comes highly rated for photo and video. I'm still learning all about what it can do, but so far am very pleased with the quality of construction and performance.

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