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Panasonic debuts the LUMIX GH5 Mark II, also teases the upcoming GH6

The GH5M2. (Source: Panasonic)
The GH5M2. (Source: Panasonic)
Panasonic has just introduced the "evolved", Mark II form of the Micro Four Thirds GH5 camera. The new up-to-4K/60fps/10-bit unit improves on its immediate forebear in a number of ways, an upgrade to USB type-C charging at a reduced starting price compared to the Mark I included. Then again, the OEM projects that the flagship GH6 will also be there to hold out for before the end of 2021.

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Panasonic has just announced an updated, or Mark II, version of the GH5 Micro Four Thirds unit. It boasts the latest Venus Engine processor and has a MOS sensor of 20.3MP in resolution. It is rated for up to C4K (17:9 4096:2160 over HDMI) or 4K at 60 frames per second (fps) with 4:2:0 10-bit color internally, although the latter goes up to 4:2:2 with a connected recorder.

The GH5M2 also benefits from improved n-body image stabilization (IBIS), as well as a brighter and higher-resolution rear display, even if it is smaller than that of the Mark I at 3 inches. The updated version also now charges using the USB Power Delivery (USB-PD) via a type-C cable, as opposed to the microUSB of the original GH5.

Furthermore, Panasonic has priced this new LUMIX variant at US$1,699.99, or $2299.99 when bundled with the H-ES12060 lens. Then again, the OEM has seen fit to throw a wrench in any resulting buying decisions by also announcing that the GH6 is in the works.

This outright next generation is also slated to support 4K/10 bit recording with options on 120fps in some modes, and to come with a new sensor. Panasonic might be ready to launch it by the end of 2021, and estimates it will ship for about $2,500.

Alternatively, the GH5M1 now goes for ~$1,300 on Amazon

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A first glimpse of the GH6. (Source: Panasonic)
A first glimpse of the GH6. (Source: Panasonic)
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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2021-05-26 (Update: 2021-05-26)