Panasonic announce LUMIX GH5
World's first single mirrorless to record 4K 50/60p in 4:2:2 10-bit
Panasonic has today announced the LUMIX GH5, the world’s first Digital Single Lens Mirrorless (DSLM) interchangeable lens camera capable of recording 4K 60p/50p at 4:2:2 10-bit depth.
The LUMIX GH5 is scheduled for release in the first half of 2017 and will feature Panasonic’s new ‘6K PHOTO’ offering – an approximately 18-megapixel-equivalent still image extraction from an ultra-high quality video with approximately 9x higher resolution than Full HD. Furthermore, an approximately 8-megapixel equivalent ‘4K PHOTO’ can be extracted from a video shot at 60 frames per second. Panasonic also announced the new LEICA DG VARIO-ELMARIT F2.8-4.0 lens series to accompany it.
Panasonic says the GH5 demonstrates the company’s commitment to the development of innovative digital cameras under the theme “create a new photo culture in the digital era”. The company brought the world’s first DSLM camera, the DMC-G1, to market in 2008 and the succeeding DMC-GH1 achieved the world’s first Full HD video recording in 2009.
The LUMIX DMC-GH4 was the first camera to realise 4K 30p/25p video recording so it only seems fitting that the LUMIX GH5 will offer a new world first: 4K 60p/50p and 4K 30p with 4:2:2 10-bit.
All this tech, says Panasonic, will be packed into a compact, lightweight design created for videographers to take the camera anywhere and shoot in any location.
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