More details are coming for the upcoming Panasonic GH5 as the mirrorless camera is expected to be announced at Photokina 2016 event in September.
According to previous rumors, Panasonic GH5 will be the GH4 successor model. The mirrorless camera with a Micro Four Thirds sensor will offer a resolution around 20MP, with 18MP stills pulled from the 6K video mode in 16:9 aspect ratio.
The Panasonic GH5 high-end video centric mirrorless shooter is expected to record 4K videos at higher frame rates such as 60p and 6K videos at 30fps.
The rumor mill is already in talks of a GH4 replacement around Photokina 2016 event time in September. According to Japanese news outlet Nikkan, Panasonic will launch a new 6K capable mirrorless camera during fiscal year 2016. Means the actual release date could be early 2017.
Panasonic GH5 Rumored to Feature 4K at 60fps and 6K Recording
Panasonic GH4 was so popular in 2014 and gained “Gold Award” from Dpreview with a very high score of 85%. The Micro Four Thirds camera is capable of capturing 4K videos at a frame rate of up to 30fps.
The specs list for the Panasonic GH4 camera includes a 16.05-megapixel Digital Live MOS sensor and a 4-CPU Venus Engine, capable of capturing high-resolution JPEG and RAW stills, as well as UHD 4K 3840×2160 30p/24p and cinematic DCI 4K 4096×2160 video at 24p. Video can be recorded in a variety of formats, from efficient AVCHD and AVCHD Progressive, to 200 Mbps All-Intra and 100 Mbps IPB MOV and MP4 formats.
There is no detailed specifications or release date of the GH4 replacement camera. The upcoming GH5 has a long way to go before becoming official.