This year’s Photokina has been abound with pre-announcements in the mirrorless world, and Panasonic is no exception. Yesterday the brand confirmed the development of the GH5, the highly-anticipated successor to the well-loved GH4, whose arrival is expected in the first half of 2017.
The GH5 will become the first mirrorless interchangeable lens camera capable of recording high-precision 4K 60p/50p and reproducing 4:2:2 10-bit 4K video (at a maximum of 30p).
It will feature Panasonic’s new 6K Photo mode (the name is tentative) which grabs 18MP still images from ultra-high quality video footage with approximately 9x higher resolution than Full HD. It has a high burst shooting mode that will grab an image from 4:3 or 3:2 6K video footage (approximately a 6000 x 3000 effective pixel count).
4K Photo won’t disappear, however – you’ll still be able to extract 8MP stills from video shot at an increased rate of 60fps.
The GH5 is scheduled to hit the market in the first half of 2017. The final specifications and information are subject to change.
Along with the GH5, Panasonic also revealed its new Leica DG Vario-Elmarit f/2.8-4.0 lens series which will consist of a 12-60mm standard zoom lens, an 8-18mm wide zoom lens and a 50-200mm telephoto zoom lens.
Further updates about the GH5 will be posted on the dedicated page of the Panasonic website.