GH5 will hit retail by mid-2017
Yes, Panasonic is betting that the future of photo is video. At Photokina 2016, Panasonic has unveiled the GH5, the successor to the very well regarded Lumix GH4. The focus is once again on video, and the flagship model ups the video capture capability to 6K at 30fps and brings 10-bit, 60fps shooting at 4K. 6K capture may sound like overkill, but it’ll give filmmakers more options in terms of reframing, and allow for a better final 4K image. The GH5 will also be much better for slo-mo shots, while 10-bit capability will enable professional videographers to capture far more colors.
The GH5 will boast a new 18-megapixel Four Thirds sensor, and the new 6K video-to-stills mode will deliver 18MP still frames gleaned from 6K/30p video clips. Additionally, the GH5 has enough horsepower under the hood to support full 4:2:2 10-bit video recording internally, a big improvement for professional video creators who require higher quality footage for post-production. Previously, the GH4 required an external HDMI recorder in order to capture a 4:2:2 10-bit signal, while internal recording was limited to 4:2:0 8-bits.
The flagship Panasonic GH5 is set to arrive by mid-2017.