Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5
Price £1,699 (body only)
Panasonic’s GH series has long been targeted at video enthusiasts and the GH5 pushes this particular envelope even further, not only with the inclusion of 4K video footage at 50p/60p, but also with the addition of broadcast-standard 10-bit 10:2:2 recording. in fact, this latter feature is likely to be a chief selling point for committed videographers who demand greater flexibility at the editing stage. naturally, the GH5 also provides a range of 1080p Full HD and 720p HD quality options, with microphone and headphone ports all present and correct alongside an HDMi port.
While the GH5 boasts class-leading video capabilities, it’s no slouch in the still image department either. The camera is built around a new 20.3MP Live Mos sensor and Panasonic’s latest Venus Engine 10 image processor. autofocus is taken care of via a new 225-point aF system that utilises Panasonic’s Depth from Defocus contrast- detect technology to provide a claimed focus acquisition time of just 0.05secs. in addition, the GH5 also benefits from Panasonic’s Dual is 2 five-axis image stabilisation technology.
Elsewhere, the GH5 comes with Panasonic’s new 6K Photo Mode that enables 18MP still images to be captured at up to 30fps. While the GH5 is not particularly small or light for a mirrorless camera, build quality is very much on the money, with the GH5’s durable magnesium alloy chassis also benefiting from dust and moisture sealing. if you’re looking for the ultimate stills/video hybrid then the GH5 should be at the top of your list.
Price £1,699 (body only) 20.3MP Four Thirds Live MOS 200-25,600 (expandable to ISO 100) 12fps continuous shooting 3.2in, 1.62m-dot vari-angle touchscreen 10-bit 4:2:2 4K video capture