Panasonic has just released its latest digital mirrorless camera. The new LUMIX GH5 II is a high-performance video camera targeted at content creators. It is more of an iterative revision and the company has already confirmed that GH6 will come out later this year too. Here, we will be taking a look at the key features and expected price of Panasonic LUMIX GH5 II in Nepal.
Panasonic LUMIX GH5 II Overview:
Sensor and Image Processor
The company has used the same 20.3MP Digital Live MOS sensor on the GH5 II like its predecessor. However, it now comes with an Anti-Reflective coating that reduces ghosting and flare. It is paired with a new Venus Engine image processor.
With this, the GH5 II can record 10-bit 4K 60fps videos at 4:2:0 internally and simultaneously output 4:2:2 via the HDMI port.
As opposed to its predecessor, V-Log L comes pre-installed on GH5 II, thereby eliminating the need to purchase it separately. This allows the users to match the color tone of the recorded videos with S1H/S1 and GH5/GH5S. There are two Cinelike Gamma presets in the Photo Style – D2 and V2.
There have been improvements in the Auto-Focus department as well. Panasonic has implemented a deep learning algorithm for subject detection. Together with the processor, it can detect the eye, face, head, and body of a human subject separately in real-time.
The detection of the eye and face is twice as fast here compared to GH5. Also, GH5 II can detect them even if they are half the size of what GH5 can capture.
Stabilization and LCD
Moreover, the image stabilizer has been improved to allow a 6.5-stop slower shutter speed. It also brings the latest algorithms developed for S1H that effectively suppresses low-frequency movement for a slower shutter speed.
Yet, the LCD screen has shrunk in size. It now has a diagonal length of 3.0-inch instead of 3.5-inch on the GH5. But the new free-angle panel has a higher resolution (1804K dot) and is superior to its predecessor—both in terms of color accuracy and outdoor visibility.
Rest of the features
Another highlight here is the ability to live stream wirelessly for smartphones by following H.264 compression in RTMP/RTMPS protocol. One can even opt for a wired live stream using LUMIX Webcam Software. The company will also be enabling IP streaming in the future through firmware updates.
LUMIX GH5 II brings a USB-C port with support for PD charging. The rest has remained pretty much the same. The body of the camera is similar but now comes with some red accents and rearranged buttons.
Panasonic LUMIX GH5 II Price in Nepal & Availability
Panasonic LUMIX GH5 II is now available for pre-order. Its body-only model costs $1,699.99 which is $300 less than what the LUMIX GH5 debuted at. Similarly, GH5 II with a kit lens is priced at $2,299.99. We expect the price of Panasonic LUMIX GH5 II in Nepal to be NPR 230,000 (body-only) if and when it launches here.
|Panasonic LUMIX GH5 II||Price in the US||Price in Nepal (Expected)|
|Body + H-ES12060 lens kit||$2,299.99||NPR 300,000|
Panasonic LUMIX GH6 Overview:
Panasonic LUMIX GH6, which is set to launch later this year, will be another flagship camera. It will come with a new Micro Four Thirds sensor and the Venus Engine image processor.
This will allow users to record 10-bit 4K/60p videos in 4:2:2 color sampling. It will also support 10-bit 4K 120 recordings with Higher Frame Rate and Variable Frame Rate. GH6 is expected to retail around $2,499.
|Camera Model||Expected Price||Expected Launch|
|Panasonic LUMIX GH6||$2,499||Late 2021|
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