In the world of mirrorless and DSLR cameras a lot of manufacturers are brushing over 4K video capture. Canon? Doesn’t want to know. Nikon? Miles behind. Not so Panasonic, whose GH5 is one of the most adept 4K capture devices available today, capable of shooting up to 4K at 60fps. Its only major competitor is the hugely impressive (and hugely expensive) Sony A99 II.
You might read that above sentence and think “but what about still images?”. Well, the GH5 certainly doesn’t fail to fulfil its role as a stills camera star either. With the company’s latest 20-megapixel sensor on board, it’s got the resolution and capture smarts – including high-speed 6K Photo (that’s 18MP at 30fps) – to please the most discerning of photographers.
When the earlier GH4 came out in 2014 we found it mighty impressive. The GH5 builds upon this footing, but does so in a slightly larger, chunkier design to squeeze in all that extra functionality. With the camera world moving forward at a reasonably glacial pace, can the GH5’s video-focused growth earn it the crown as the king of 4K and kick other manufacturers into accelerating the offerings to keep up?
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