The Panasonic GH5 is a big, bad mirrorless camera that’s all about video
Panasonic unveiled the long-awaited Lumix GH5 at Photokina 2016, but the company’s announcement was surprisingly light on specs. Now the company has filled in the blanks at CES, and the final picture looks like this: it’s a beefed-up GH4 — both in specs and in size — that fixes a number of problems and adds new features. But it will all come at significant price: Panasonic will charge $1,999 for just the GH5 camera body when it hits retail shelves in late March.
Panasonic is using the same battery from the GH4 in the GH5, but that’s where the similarities stop. All around the rest of the camera, changes abound. That goes for the GH5’s build as much as it does the specs — the camera is 13 percent bigger than the GH4, a choice Panasonic said it made to add things like a full-size HDMI port. The camera is also now freeze proof, in addition to the dust and splash-proofing offered on previous models. And maybe most importantly, the GH5 features 5-axis in-body image stabilization.