Panasonic is anticipated to launch a brand new Micro 4 Thirds digital camera this 12 months and most assumed it might come within the type of the GH6. If a brand new rumor is to be believed, nevertheless, Panasonic will as an alternative be asserting a touch upgraded GH5 Mark II.
Nokishita, which is without doubt one of the most revered rumors and leak sources within the photograph business, has printed a set of specs from what it studies will likely be Panasonic’s subsequent Micro 4 Thirds digital camera, and it’s not the highly-anticipated GH6.
As a substitute, what Panasonic followers need to sit up for is an upgraded digital viewfinder, a greater battery, and a barely heavier total digital camera.
パナソニック「LUMIX DC-GH5M2」のスペックは有効画素数2033万画素、4K60p動画、368万ドット120fps対応EVF、DMW-BLK22バッテリー、サイズ138.5x 98.1×87.4mm、重さ647g(本体のみ)、米国価格1697ドル(12-60mmキットは2297ドル)になるらしい。#噂
— 軒下デジカメ情報局 (@nokishita_c) May 10, 2021
The unique Panasonic GH5 launched in March of 2017 for $2,000 and was largely praised as a notable improve over its predecessor, the GH4. Just about every little thing concerning the digital camera noticed an improve, from a barely bigger weatherproofed physique, to a 20.3-megapixel sensor with no optical low cross filter, to a brand new Venus Engine processor. It additionally acquired notable filmmaking upgrades, together with the power to seize 4K.60 footage and the power to shoot internally at 4Kp30 and 4Kp24 in 10-bit 4:2:2. With an elective paid firmware improve, it additionally was capable of shoot in V-Log.
As famous by Digicame-Info, none of that’s altering with the GH5 Mark II (although it stays to be seen if Panasonic will nonetheless cost further for the V-Log improve, because it didn’t accomplish that when it launched the GH5S in 2018), although Nokishita studies that the launch value of the Mark II will likely be below what the unique got here to marketplace for at about $1,700. The report additionally says it is going to be obtainable with the 12-60mm lens as a equipment for about $2,300.
Whereas sticking with 4K decision isn’t truly a foul factor, as most filmmakers who benefit from the GH collection will attest, not gaining access to greater body charges in 4K goes to disappoint numerous potential patrons if this rumor holds true. On the finish of 2020, Jordan Drake of DPReview TV said he anticipated Panasonic to come back out with the GH6 in 2021 and concentrate on framerate, not decision, to a minimum of compete with what was being provided from Sony within the a7S III. The truth that Sony is ready to get 4K at 120 frames per second in full-frame whereas Panasonic appears caught at 60 frames per second with a a lot smaller sensor is troubling, and hopefully, the GH5 Mark II both has further tips up its sleeve to be able to keep aggressive.