Panasonic launches LUMIX GH5M2 digital mirrorless camera with 4K video recording

Panasonic launched its new digital mirrorless camera, the LUMIX GH5M2 that boasts video performance for all film creators. Evolving from the GH5’s high performance, the LUMIX GH5M2 achieves C4K/4K 60p 4:2:0 10-bit video recording and simultaneous output of 4:2:2 10-bit over HDMI during 4K 60p 4:2:0 10-bit internal recording. With the pre-installed V-Log L, it is easy to match the color tone with the footage recorded in V-Log of S1H/S1 and V-Log L of GH5/GH5S. GH5M2 body is priced at INR 1,69,990, and GH5M2 L-kit at INR 2,14,990. The camera is available across Panasonic India brand shops.

Mr. Hardeep Sarna, Sales & Marketing Head, Imaging Business Group, Panasonic India, said, “We are extremely delighted to introduce the successor of our game-changing model – the LUMIX GH5M2. In the current age of digital transformation working styles have considerably shifted. While working from home or otherwise to ensure safety, consumers are interacting over digital and prefer simple yet hi-definition video formats. In line with this, the LUMIX GH5M2 complements the current workstyle as it is capable of wireless live-streaming using the LUMIX Sync application for smartphones. High quality live-streaming is possible with minimum equipment in either an outdoor or, an indoor environment – with just the camera and a smartphone. One can easily establish a live-stream by just logging onto their YouTube or Facebook account through the LUMIX Sync App and, with the press of a button, the camera starts streaming.”

Panasonic LUMIX GH5M2 digital mirrorless camera

The 20.3-megapixel Digital Live MOS Sensor with AR (Anti-Reflective) coating clearly captures details and drives the maximum performance of the lens. The image processor is also updated from that of the GH5 by adopting the latest Venus Engine that boasts high speed and high performance.

The LUMIX GH5M2 boasts high-speed, high-precision AF. It incorporates an advanced deep learning technology that detects specific subjects – humans and animals, including canidae, felidae and birds. Notably for humans, in addition to the eye, face, body the head is also separately recognized by real-time detection technology to provide even more precise focusing.

To achieve stable handheld shooting, the Body I.S. (Image Stabilizer) in the LUMIX GH5M2 is further advanced, making it possible to use a .6.5-stop slower shutter speeds. Adopting the latest algorithm developed for the S1H, smooth, stabilized video is available even at the point where the camera gets in the motion or in panning.

In addition to the wired live streaming, the LUMIX GH5M2 is capable of wireless live streaming using the LUMIX Sync application for smartphone with easy setting. High quality live streaming is possible with minimum equipment, only the camera and a smartphone either in outdoors or indoors. Complying with H.264 in RTMP/RTMPS protocol, maximum FHD/60p 16Mbps is supported. For wired live streaming, dedicated software program LUMIX Webcam Software is available to download. With future firmware update, the GH5M2 will support wired IP streaming (RTP/RTSP). High quality image with sound can be stably streamed to the social streaming platform.

A 3.0-inch free-angle LCD in 3:2 aspect with 1,840K-dot high resolution provides touch control. It features higher luminosity than that of the GH5 and superior color reproduction to assure high visibility in outdoors.

To withstand heavy field use, the LUMIX GH5M2 is composed of a magnesium alloy full die-cast front / rear frame and is not only splash resistant and dust resistant but also freeze resistant down to -10 degrees centigrade.

The LUMIX GH5M2 includes Bluetooth 4.2 and Wi-Fi 5GHz (IEEE802.11ac) / 2.4GHz (IEEE802.11b/g/n). Most of the accessories for GH5, such as the XLR Microphone Adaptor, the Shutter Remote Control and the Battery Grip, can also be used with the GH5M2.

Firmware updates are scheduled for the GH5M2 and the LUMIX G/ LEICA DG lenses to enhance the performance and usability of the GH5M2.

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