LUMIX GH5 camera first look: unprecedented video and photo quality


Panasonic introduced the world’s first mirrorless camera; the DMC-G1, in 2008*1 and the subsequent DMC-GH1 achieved the world’s first Full HD video recording in 2009*2. In 2014, we introduced the DMC-GH4, which realised 4K 30p/25p video recording for the first time in the industry*3. At the same time, Panasonic proposed a new and unique method of photography called 4K Photo that allowing users to capture fleeting photographic moments – that even the eye couldn’t follow – in 4K resolution at 30 fps. As a result, the DMC-GH4 became highly acclaimed for its exceptional performance in both photography and videography by a wide range of professional users worldwide – not only photographers but also cinematographers in the film production field, as well as emerging photo/video-hybrid creators.

Now… we bring you the next stage of G evolution: the LUMIX GH5

Get ready to meet the LUMIX DMC-GH5 mirrorless camera ahead of its commercialisation and introduction to the global market in early 2017. We’re developing the GH5 to offer outstanding hybrid performance, with unprecedented photo quality and video recording. The LUMIX GH5 will be capable of recording smooth, high-precision 4K 60p/50p or faithful 4:2:2 10-bit 4K 30p video*4 for the first time in the world*5. Plus, this exciting camera is set to feature 6K Photo (an advance on 4K Photo), allowing photographers to extract still images of approximately 18-megapixels from ultra high-quality video with approximately nine times the pixel count of Full HD.

LUMIX GH5 will offer a world-first 4K recording advance

By advancing Panasonic technologies, such as digital signal processing and heat dissipation, and packing them into the compact, lightweight body of a Digital Single Lens Mirrorless camera, the LUMIX GH5 enables 4K 60p/50p or 4:2:2 10-bit 4K 30p video recording*4, both of which have never before been achieved in a DSLM camera*5. With this unprecedented video recording performance, Panasonic aims to further strengthen the reputation it has developed with LUMIX among videographers and in the film production industry.

Incredible 6K photography comes to the LUMIX GH5

In the LUMIX GH5, the conventional 4K Photo function is dramatically advanced to form 6K Photo*6 which lets the user shoot incredibly high-res 18MP still photos at burst speeds of 30 frames per second. Taking advantage of its high-speed, long-time burst shooting capability, spur-of-the-moment shots can be saved as beautiful photos with higher resolution that complies with larger-sized printing by substantially increasing the resolution from approximately 8-megapixel (4K Photo) to approximately 18-megapixel (6K Photo). Furthermore, approximately 8-megapixel 4K Photo images can be captured at 60 fps.


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*1 For a Digital Interchangeable Lens System Camera, as of 12 September 2008 (Panasonic survey).
*2 For a Digital Single Lens Mirrorless camera, as of 3 March 2009 (Panasonic survey).
*3 For a Digital Single Lens Mirrorless camera, as of 7 February 2014 (Panasonic survey).
*4 For a Digital Single Lens Mirrorless camera, as of 19 September 2016 (Panasonic survey).
*5 In 4K/30p, 25p, 24p, 23.98p video recording.
*6 6K Photo” is a high speed burst shooting function that cuts a still image out of 4:3 or 3:2 video footage with approx.18-megapixel (Approx.6000 x 3000 effective pixel count) that 6K image achieves. The name ‘6K Photo’ is tentative.