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First Panasonic GH5 reviews and samples

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First Panasonic GH5 reviews and samples started to surface on the web. In this post we’ll try to cover several reviews, samples and videos on these sites.

The Panasonic Lumix GH5 is slated to go on sale in the US market in late March 2017. Body-only price of the Micro Four Thirds camera is set at $1,999. There will be no kit lens offering in the US market. Overseas markets may also have a bundle with the new Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 12-60mm F2.8-4.0 lens at launch.

Featuring a 20.3MP Live MOS image sensor with no optical low pass filter, the Panasonic GH5 is the world’s first 4K 60p / 50p and 4K 30p 4: 2: 2 10-bit video recording. It also offers roughly 1.3x higher performance compared to previous models, according to Panasonic

Panasonic GH5 reviews, samples and videos

Panasonic GH5 reviews, samples and videos


ePhotozine published the full Panasonic GH5 review. The final verdict says the high-end video centric shooter delivers excellent results. From their review.

If you do any form of video work, then the GH5 will be an obvious choice. If you primarily want a camera for stills photography, with video a secondary consideration, and you want a Micro Four Thirds camera, then you may be better served by the E-M1 Mark II, which offers higher (stills) shooting speeds, and a more compact body, whilst also offering 4K Cine recording. Whichever you choose, there are benefits to each camera, both capable of producing excellent images, and we’ll look at the differences in more detail shortly.

The GH5 benefits from easy to use menus and a wealth of customisable controls. For those that like a Digital SLR sized camera, the GH5 will suit, but with the benefit of the latest technology and advances, including 5-axis sensor image stabilisation, a high resolution electronic viewfinder, high speed continuous shooting, and more video features than most of us can possibly ever need. Panasonic has thrown everything it has in to the GH5, and produced a camera that delivers excellent results.  

See also full-size sample photos published by ePhotozine. See also the Imaging Resource and CameraLabs reviews for GH5 here an here.

Sample Images

Imaging Resource and CameraLabs posted new high-resolution image samples shot with the GH5. Comparison at base ISO of 200. Left one is GH5 and the right one is E-M1 Mark II. Image quality look very similar.

Panasonic GH5 reviews, samples and videos

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