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Making a huge splash at Photokina, Panasonic has just unveiled early specifications and plans for the highly anticipated DMC-GH5 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera. This camera offers some massive video improvements and some other nifty tricks, so here is a list of five reasons why you should be excited for its release next summer.
A standout new feature of the Panasonic GH5 has to be its 6K PHOTO mode. Functioning much like the existing high-speed burst 4K PHOTO modes with which we are already familiar, this more than doubles the resolution captured, to 18MP, or about 6000 x 3000. This means that you won’t have to sacrifice resolution to get super-fast stills capture.
The GH4 was known for being the first mirrorless with 4K video; the GH5 takes the crown as the first mirrorless camera with 4K video at 60/50p. Adding these faster frame rates means that shooters no longer have to sacrifice resolution to get slow motion or a simply a crispy, faster rate of capture.
While it is great to simply add to the frame rate options, Panasonic took things a step further by adding internal 4:2:2 10-bit image capture for 4K video at up to 30 fps. This means users will be able to enjoy improved color fidelity without needing to spring for additional tools.
As with almost every new camera these days, the GH5 sports a fancy new image sensor. This time it is an 20MP Micro Four Thirds sensor which, combined with upgraded digital signal processing and heat dissipation, should result in improved image quality and low-light performance.
A part of Panasonic Micro Four Thirds ecosystem, the GH5 continues the legacy of the GH series by offering a spectacular feature set in a compact body.