Panasonic Lumix GH5M2 With 4K Video Recording, Wireless Live Streaming Support Launched in India
Panasonic Lumix GH5M2 launch in India on Wednesday. The new mirrorless camera, designed as an upgrade to the existing Lumix GH5, aims at videographers looking for a solution to record 4K videos. It comes with the ability to record C4K or 4K 4:2:0 videos at 60 frames per second (fps) frame rate in 10 bits alongside allowing simultaneous output of C4K or 4K 4:2:0 10-bit videos at 60fps.
The Lumix GH5M2 features a 20.3-megapixel sensor and includes a body image stabilizer. The camera also includes Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity options.
Panasonic Lumix GH5M2 price in India
Panasonic Lumix GH5M2 price in India has been set at Rs. 1,69,990 for the body only. The GH5M2 L-kit bundle with a 12-60mm lens comes at Rs. 2,14,990. The camera is available for purchase through Panasonic India brand shops in the country.
In July, the Panasonic Lumix GH5M2 debuted in the US with a price tag of $1,699.99 (roughly Rs. 1,27,300) for the body, whereas its H-ES12060 lens kit launched at $2,299.99 (roughly Rs. 1,72,200).
Panasonic Lumix GH5M2 specifications
The Panasonic Lumix GH5M2 comes with the 20.3-megapixel Digital Live MOS sensor that includes an anti-reflective (AR) coating on top to minimize ghosts and flaring effects. The camera includes an image processor along with Venus Engine that claims to enable 4K60p 4:2:0 10-bit internal recording and simultaneous 4:2:2 HDMI output. The Lumix GH5M2 carries a deep learning technology. That claims to help detect subjects such as humans, fast-moving animals, and birds.
In comparison with the existing Lumix GH5, the Panasonic Lumix GH5M2 is claimed to have a two times faster recognition cycle speed for detecting eyes and faces. The camera is tout capable of recognizing eyes, faces, and bodies separately in real-time.
The Panasonic Lumix GH5M2 also has a 6 stop slower shutter speed along with the body. That helps capture stable shots even in handheld shooting.
Panasonic has provided wireless live streaming support on the Lumix GH5M2 alongside allowing wired live streaming over HDMI. It comes through the Lumix Sync app that is available for smartphones. The camera provides a maximum of full-HD video live stream at 60fps frame rate over H.264 codec in RTMP/ RTMPS protocol.
Panasonic Lumix Webcam
The company has also provided a dedicated software program called Lumix Webcam Software that users can download for wired live streaming through the Lumix GH5M2. It will support wire IP streaming over RTP/ RTSP protocol through a future firmware update schedule for the end of 2021.
In terms of connectivity, the Panasonic Lumix GH5M2 has Bluetooth v4.2 and dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11ac. The camera also features a 3.0-inch free-angle LCD monitor in 3:2 aspect with a 1,840k-dot resolution. The LCD monitor also supports touch controls.
The Lumix GH5M2 design is an upgrade to the Lumix GH5. It is compatible with most of the accessories made for the earlier model. This means that you can use the XLR Microphone Adapter, Shutter Remote Control, and the Battery Grip meant for the Lumix GH5 with the new camera.
The Lumix GH5M2 is made of a dustproof, freeze-proof, and splash-proof build. That has the main structure composed of a magnesium alloy, along with a full die-cast front and rear frame. The shutter unit of the camera claim to be durable for up to 200,000 cycles.
Panasonic provides a 2,200mAh battery on the Lumix GH5M2 that can recharge either via AC or USB. It also works with USB Power Delivery (PD) chargers. Further, the camera has a double SD memory card slot with support for up to UHS-II. The Lumix GH5M2 is also compatible with a list of lenses that include the H-E08018, H-X1025, H-ES12060, H-ES50200, H-RS100400, H-XA025, H-ES200, H-HSA12035, H-FS12060, H-HSA35100, H-FSA45200, and the H-FSA100300.
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