Panasonic GH5 II
- 20MP - Four Thirds Sensor
- 3" Fully Articulated Display
- ISO 200 - 25600
- Sensor based 5-axis Image Stabilization
- No Anti-Alias Filter
- 1/8000s Maximum Shutter
- 4992 x 3744 video
- Micro Four Thirds Mount
- 727g - 139 x 98 x 87mm
- Announced July 2021
- Additionally referred to as Lumix DC-GH5M2
- Succeeded the Panasonic GH5
- New Model is Panasonic GH6
- Read full specs
- Size Comparison
Panasonic GH5 II overview
Panasonic GH5 II is Panasonic's Pro Mirrorless camera first released on July of 2021. It comes with a 20 MegaPixel, CMOS Four Thirds sized sensor and has a peak resolution of 5184 x 3888. It is also known as "Lumix DC-GH5M2" in some countries.
Panasonic launched this camera as a way to upgrade the previous Panasonic GH5 (Read Full Comparison) & then released the newer Panasonic GH6 (Read Full Comparison) as a way to upgrade this model.
The GH5 II stands at #49 out of 69 in Pro Mirrorless cameras & all around #112 out of 1459 for cameras in our database. You can look at our Smart camera search to get camera listings based on your personalized criteria.
The following is a diagram of multiple criteria used in the scoring system.
Panasonic GH5 II family
The Panasonic GH5 II has a history of related cameras. Listed below, you can check out all past and newer models along with key specs.
GH5 II vs GH625MPFour Thirds14.0 fps2022
GH5 II vs G10020MPFour Thirds10.0 fps2020
GH5 II vs G9520.3MPFour Thirds9.0 fps2019
GH5 II vs GH5S10MPFour Thirds12.0 fps2018
GH5 II vs G920MPFour Thirds20.0 fps2017
GH5 II vs GH520MPFour Thirds12.0 fps2017
GH5 II vs G8516MPFour Thirds9.0 fps2016
GH5 II vs G716MPFour Thirds7.0 fps2015
GH5 II vs GH416MPFour Thirds12.0 fps2014
GH5 II vs G616MPFour Thirds7.0 fps2013
GH5 II vs GH316MPFour Thirds20.0 fps2012
GH5 II vs G516MPFour Thirds6.0 fps2012
GH5 II vs G316MPFour Thirds4.0 fps2011
GH5 II vs GH216MPFour Thirds3.0 fps2011
GH5 II vs G1012MPFour Thirds3.0 fps2010
GH5 II vs G212MPFour Thirds3.0 fps2010
GH5 II vs GH112MPFour Thirds3.0 fps2009
GH5 II vs G112MPFour Thirds3.0 fps2009
Panasonic GH5 II Gallery
You can see the GH5 II from several angles in the gallery here.
Panasonic GH5 II Pros and Cons
Below is a shortlist of advantages and drawbacks of the Panasonic GH5 II based on features which are generally seen as essential in a camera.
Panasonic GH5 II Sensor specifications
The dimension of the sensor on the Panasonic GH5 II is 17.3mm x 13mm (Four Thirds). The 225 mm² sensor has the ability to resolve 5184 x 3888 pixels at aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera has Image Stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis). Optical stabilization is superior than digital stabilization since the latter might lead to cropping.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
The CMOS sensor has 20MP and gives a native ISO range of 200 to 25600. This ISO can be extended digitally to a minimum of 100. RAW photos are saved which means that you have wider margin for error.
Panasonic chose to skip the low pass filter on the Panasonic GH5 II. This can result in more sharp pictures but might cause moire in certain situations.
The picture underneath displays the GH5 II's sensor dimensions when compared to other common sizes. The GH5 II sensor has a crop factor of 2.1 and is shown in green.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
To get a sense of specific aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.
Panasonic GH5 II dimensions
Panasonic GH5 II is 1.60 lbs (727 gr or 25.64 oz) & the over all size of the camera is 139mm x 98mm x 87mm (5.5" x 3.9" x 3.4"). The weight of general Pro Mirrorless camera is 719 gr and the Panasonic GH5 II is very similar when compared to various competitors.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
Down below is a shot of the Panasonic GH5 II alongside a soft drink to help you get a feel for its scale.
The top view just below will show the button layout on the GH5 II.
Panasonic GH5 II Lens specifications
The GH5 II uses the Micro Four Thirds mount and has 162 lenses available on the market. Below is a few of the lenses we have in our database which will fit the GH5 II.
Panasonic GH5 II Connectivity
The GH5 II has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- Bluetooth Yes
- HDMI Yes
Cameras that feature NFC and / or Bluetooth support can be used wirelessly by smartphones. You can easily transfer photos and oftentimes alter settings with no need to connect straight to the camera.
A few applications even provide a Liveview and press the shutter when you aren't close to the camera. If the camera comes with a HDMI port, it can be hooked up to an external display. Nearly all cameras enable you to charge the battery with the USB socket.
Panasonic GH5 II Video specifications
The highest video resolution on the Panasonic GH5 II is 4992 x 3744 and you can capture in MPEG-4, H.264 and H.265 format. 3744p gives a outstanding resolution for video recording. You are able to crop to Full HD to get cleaner results. Beware of the considerable file sizes and make sure you get good SD cards that have fast write speed. The camera does feature both headphone and microphone support making it incredibly useful while capturing audio.
Panasonic GH5 II Weather Sealing
Panasonic GH5 II has got environment sealing which makes it a great candidate for use in tricky environments. This can be particularly beneficial any time you are unsure about the elements you might face in outdoor photography.
Panasonic GH5 II Display and Viewfinder
The Panasonic GH5 II comes with a 3" fully articulated display boasting a resolution of 1,840k dots.
The display is selfie friendly for self portraits and even group photos if necessary. Moreover the display is touch friendly which means that you are able to switch focus points as well as adjust settings with your fingers.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The View Finder specs for Panasonic GH5 II are below:
- ViewFinder Electronic
- Resolution 3,680k dots
- Coverage 100 percent
- Magnification 0.76x
For sunny outdoor situations which make the camera screens washed out and tricky to see, viewfinders will be very helpful.
Panasonic GH5 II Shutter specifications
Panasonic GH5 II has the ability to shoot continuously at 12.0 frames per second. The maximum shutter speed is 1/8000 sec. The camera also has silent electronic shutter of 1/16000 sec. Keep in mind that the electronic shutter might cause "rolling shutter" in certain circumstances.
Panasonic GH5 II Flash and Hot shoe specifications
Panasonic GH5 II has external flash ability but is without built in flash.
Panasonic GH5 II Autofocus specifications
Panasonic GH5 II has just Contrast Detect AF & does not have Phase Detect AF. Phase Detection autofocusing is more quicker and precise compared with Contrast Detect autofocusing. The camera comes with Face detect which can be useful for people photography.
The Sensor comes with 225 focus points to select from. Panasonic GH5 II has tap to focus. You are able to use your fingers to shift where you focus. It also includes Tracking AF for things on the move. Panasonic GH5 II comes with manual focus if required in low light situations or you need to have more precise focus control.
Panasonic GH5 II Battery life
The battery power (DMW-BLK22) on the Panasonic GH5 II is fashioned to last for 400 pictures as per the CIPA specifications which is less as compared with it's competition. The typical Pro Mirrorless camera battery life is 462. Olympus E-M1X features the highest (870) battery life in this kind of cameras.
Listed below is a number of Pro Mirrorless cameras with the best battery life:
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Panasonic GH5 II for specific kinds of photography
The following graph displays a summation of the Panasonic GH5 II for specific kinds of photography. To read more, have a look at the specific section underneath.
Panasonic GH5 II Portrait photography details
The Panasonic GH5 II receives a score of 78 which is wonderful, meaning that it is a fantastic choice to use for portrait images. Shooting portrait images favors heavily to sensor size, support for RAW files and potential to use external lighting.
Street photography with Panasonic GH5 II
Having a very good rating of 75, the Panasonic GH5 II is a good pick to use in street photography. A good street photography camera comes with a good balance of picture quality and portability.
Panasonic GH5 II Sports photography factors
A very good sports photography rating of 70 means the Panasonic GH5 II is a respectable fit for taking photos of sports. A camera must have good autofocus and continuous shooting for sports photography.
Panasonic GH5 II Travel photography details
Weight is super crucial when choosing a travel camera. On the whole, the Panasonic GH5 II gets a above average 69 as a travel camera which is a respectable pick to take on your trips.
Landscape photography with Panasonic GH5 II
For anybody planning to purchase a digital camera for landscape photos, the most essential factor will be image quality. The Panasonic GH5 II with it's great rating of 77 as a landscape camera is a excellent choice within the current marketplace.
Vlogging with Panasonic GH5 II
A camera for vlogging ought to posses a articulating display screen, mic input and ideally image stabilization. Considering all things, the Panasonic GH5 II is a superb option for vlogging as it delivers a awesome score of 76.
Panasonic GH5 II Alternatives
If you are interested in alternatives to the GH5 II, below is a number of the top rated cameras which fall within the family of Pro Mirrorless.
The chart down below will give you a bird's eye view of the GH5 II versus it's highest ranking rivals mentioned above.
Following are additional cameras you might consider as alternate options. To read through a complete comparison, simply click on the "compare" link.