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Panasonic GH5 II, new prosumer m43 camera
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    • 20.33 million effective pixels
    • 4K60p video
    • 3.68 million dots 120fps compatible EVF
    • DMW-BLK22 battery
    • 138.5x 98.1×87.4mm
    • 647g (main unit only)
    • US price $ 1697 ($ 2297 for the 12-60mm kit).


    Will be minor upgrade to the GH5 that will use existing L mount cameras LSI or even old GH5 LSI.




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  • I rented the GH5 Mark II from a place in Massachusetts and so I don't have it anymore. Still, I did quick comparison to my GH5 right before I returned the camera. Need to upload all the footage I shot at an event in Phoenix first. I'd rather get the GH6.

    I did a whole lot of videos at the Phoenix Wushu Nationals on both days. The lion dance competition was toward the end of day 2 and so I was exhausted. Can also be slightly difficult taking videos with people around you who are also trying to see and take videos. Plus you also need to make sure you're not in the judges way.

    Here's a couple of the 9 lion dance teams a took videos of. You can see the rest in the playlist. 10 bit 60fps. ISO of 620. Aperture went from 4 to 4.5. Shutter at 60. Leica 12-60mm lens. Handheld.

    This next clip shows how the autofocusing held up with a camera sometimes being in my way.

    Edit. Not sure why the thumbnails look bad here.

  • @DrDave

    Look at how the Nikon Z9 is not shipping in 2021 at all.

    Still: DPReview product of the year 2021

  • Two thoughts on the GH5 II
    One, Panasonic is really an epic fail for not releasing GH6. Way overdue. And, actually, epic fail for not releasing an updated FF camera.
    Two, I would never buy this camera until I saw an actually controlled side-by-side of the image quality compared to the GH5. After all, look at the G95 compared to the G85.

  • Decided to take a video of the moon using the Kodak 400mm f/6.7 Micro Four Thirds lens. As if we don’t have a lot of videos of the moon already. Will be in Arizona this weekend and so it’ll be able to take a few more sample. Have some good ideas on where to use it.

  • It's here! The Firmware update for the GH5II!

    • Expanded compatibility with DJI Gimbal:
    • Active Track Function of DJI Gimbal "DJI RS 2" and "DJI RSC 2" can be used.
      All functions may not be available depending on the situation. For details, please check the DJI official announcement.
    • Streaming capability:
      RTP/RTSP streaming of video and audio (AAC) via wired LAN is possible.
      RTMP/RTMPS streaming via USB tethering function of smartphone is possible.

    • Added functions:

    • [Live View Composite] function has been added.
    • 720° and 1080° have been added as the options of [Focus Ring Control].
    • Connecting the camera with LUMIX Tether via wired LAN is possible.
    • Multiple cameras can be controlled from LUMIX Tether.
    • The firmware of LUMIX Tether software is also required to be updated to Ver.2.0 or higher.
    • Zoom operation of the LUMIX G power zoom lenses can be controlled from LUMIX Tether.
    • The firmware of LUMIX Tether software is also required to be updated to Ver.2.0 or higher. Performance improvement
    • There were cases where the camera froze when transferring images to a PC via Wi-Fi (5GHz).This phenomenon has been fixed.



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  • Panasonic has announced it will release a new firmware update (Ver 1.1) for The Panasonic Lumix GH5 II that will improve performance and usability. 

    Wired streaming performance is enhanced to achieve high-quality video streaming. It complies with RTP/RTSP streaming via wired LAN and via USB tethering to support 4K high-resolution live streaming for both indoor and outdoor use. Plus, a Live View Composite function will be added to the camera along with 720-degree and 1080-degree options on the Focus Ring Control. 

    Other added functions include:

    • The camera can be connected to LUMIX Tether via wired LAN.
    • Multiple cameras can be controlled from LUMIX Tether.
    • Zoom operation of the LUMIX G power zoom lenses can be controlled from LUMIX Tether.

    There were also cases where the camera froze when transferring images to a PC via Wi-Fi (5GHz). This phenomenon has been fixed.

    The new firmware will be available to download from 30 November 2021 on the Panasonic website.

  • On livestreaming

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  • GH5 II & Live Steaming

  • Johnnie: The original GH5 was a legendary camera that offered filmmakers a lot for a very competitive price. Where do you see the strength and positioning of the new GH5 II?

    Yamane-san: The strengths of GH5 II are video functions, live streaming function, and reliability. Cinema 4K 60P 4:2:0 10 bit recording is realized, and V-log L is also pre-installed so that it can be used even in professional settings. In addition, it is also equipped with L. Classic Neo and L. Monochrome S, which were first installed in Cinelike D2, V2, and S5, and it possesses high quality even when shooting without post-production. Furthermore, we will meet the growing demand for live streaming by a new wireless live streaming function installed for easily performing live streaming with high image quality. On top of inheriting the DNA of the GH5, it is equipped with a USB charging/power supply function (Power delivery compatible) that supports long-term shooting in addition to unlimited video recording time. It inherits the shooting assist functions of our full-frame camera S1H and is a camera that is closely supporting creators.