Review – Panasonic LUMIX GH5 M2 Camera
The Panasonic LUMIX GH5 M2 camera is a very good choice for video studio. It offers good overall 4K video quality and has a fantastic internal recording capability, with the ability to record 4:2:0 10-bit 4K footage at up to 60 fps. It also offers a ton of different video recording formats and file sizes. Its menu system is well designed and has a full set of inputs and outputs for connecting an auxiliary microphone, headphones or an external HDMI recorder. That said, its autofocus system is satisfactory, and its performance in low light conditions is a little worse because of its smaller sensor.
6K anamorphic video (4992×3744) or 4K anamorphic video (3328×2496) is captured in the 4:3 aspect ratio. The Anamorphic Desqueeze
Display function means you can shoot while confirming the cinemascope-size image on a monitor.
The Panasonic LUMIX GH5 M2 is good for travel photography. It offers incredible JPEG image quality with excellent dynamic range and solid noise handling capability at higher ISO levels, even though its raw performance is only decent. It also feels very well built and convenient to use. It has excellent battery life, which should last all day, although this can vary dramatically depending on real world conditions and usage habits. That said, its autofocus system is decent, and it’s bulky and heavy.
In terms of stills shooting speed, the Panasonic LUMIX GH5 M2 is about standard – at least if you are speaking about shooting full-resolution images. It can handle a pretty quick 12fps with manual focus and live view turned off, or an appropriate 9fps with autofocus operating.
Dial straight down the resolution, however, and it becomes a specific thing of a speed demon. The 6K Photo mode provides up to 30fps bursts, and in 4K Photo it goes as fast as 60fps. The disadvantage, of course, is a decrease in pixels: in 6K setting your photos will be 18MP in size; in 4K, they are 8MP. Additionally, these shots are in fact frames taken from MP4 videos rather than conventional stills, so you can not shoot them in raw.
The LUMIX GH5 M2’s batteries have a a little bit larger total capacity than the GH5’s (2,200mAh instead 1,860mAh), but the real world differences are minimal, indicating the new model is a little more power greedy. With regular use, you can expect a charge to last for around 400 stills or around an hour of 4K video recording.
The LUMIX GH5 M2 characteristics high speed and high-precision AF, also as incorporates an innovative deep learning technology that detects special subjects such as humans and pets. If a human is the subject, in addition to detecting the eyes, face, and body, the head is also separately identified by real-time detection technology, which will results in even more accurate focusing. It detects eyes and face at a 2x quicker recognition cycle speed than the GH5 and are detectable even if they show up in around half the size of those the GH5 will be able to capture. The camera continues tracking the subject person even if he moves fast, turns his backside to the camera, tilts his head or moves far away from the camera. In addition, enhancements to the DFD technology has improved AFC, which also allows users to keep tracking little or quick moving subjects to shoot them in sharp focus whenever the shutter is released.
The Panasonic LUMIX GH5 M2 camera is fine for vlogging. It has a fully articulated robust display, so you can easily rotate it to be watched and monitored while recording. It also has excellent battery life and body image stabilization, which does a great job of reducing camera movement in FHD when walking at a moderate pace and decent work in 4k. overall, the video quality is good and has no recording time limits. However, it is heavy and bulky, making it difficult to wear for long periods. Its autofocus system is also disappointing. In addition to its normal continuous shooting modes, GH5 II also offers ‘4K PHOTO’ and’ 6K PHOTO’ burst modes, which essentially record video clips from which you can save high-quality still images. the ‘4K PHOTO’ Mode can capture bursts at 30 fps or 60 fps, while ‘6K PHOTO’ captures bursts at 30 fps. Panasonic LUMIX GH5 M2 camera price $1,699.99
Wireless Live Streaming / Webcam
Enjoy wireless livestreaming indoors and outdoors via the LUMIX Sync app (Android/iOS). Stream live events anytime, anywhere with GH5-level quality. Connect to a computer using a USB cable for web conferencing. Photo: Panasonic
Panasonic LUMIX GH5 M2 Build Quality
Metal and plastic body
Buttons provide good tactile feedback
The screen can be rotated to be seen from the front
The SD card slot is covered by an easily accessible swing port
The inputs and outputs are covered by hinged rubber fins
Screen hinge mechanism feels very sturdySome physical controls such as the thumb and dials do not feel as premium as those on the Panasonic Lumix DC-S5. The Panasonic LUMIX GH5 M2 is a Micro Four-Thirds mirrorless video-oriented camera. It is a revamped version of the popular Panasonic GH5, the most notable improvement is its ability to record 10-bit 4:2:0 4K 60p video. It is worth noting that we have not tested the original GH5 and can not fully say how it compares. The Panasonic LUMIX GH5 M2 offers many video features, including a wide range of recording formats and codecs and plenty of frame rate options, including 4K and FHD recording up to 60 fps. It has a full set of inputs and outputs, including a full-size HDMI port with clean HDMI output for connecting an external recorder without overlaps and microphone and headphone jacks. It has body image stabilization and good overall video quality, although its low-light performance is considerably worse because of its smaller sensor. It is also suitable for photography with excellent JPEG image quality; however, its raw noise handling capability is only decent. Unfortunately, its autofocus system is also a little behind some of its competitors.