Panasonic GH5 II Review

Overall Score

80

Main Features

  • 20 MP Four Thirds CMOS Sensor
  • 200 - 25600 ISO
  • 5-axis Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 3" Fully Articulated Screen
  • Electronic Viewfinder
  • 3680k dot Electronic viewfinder
  • 12 fps continuous shooting
  • 4K 4096 x 2160 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 139 x 98 x 87 mm, 727g.
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  • Replaced: Lumix DMC-GH5

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Panasonic GH5 II Overview


First introduced in May, 2021, Panasonic GH5 II is a 20 MP Mirrorless with a Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm) sized CMOS sensor. Panasonic replaced the older Panasonic GH5 with GH5 II. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Panasonic GH5 II with Panasonic GH5

Panasonic GH5 II Series History
Model Year $ Sensor ISO Weight Dimensions
Panasonic GH5 II Panasonic GH5 II 2021 20MP 200 - 25600 727g 139 x 98 x 87mm
Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5S Panasonic GH5S 2018 10MP 160 - 51200 660g 139 x 98 x 87mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH5 Panasonic GH5 2017 20MP 200 - 25600 725g 139 x 98 x 87mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 Panasonic GH4 2014 16MP 200 - 25600 560g 133 x 93 x 84mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 Panasonic GH3 2012 16MP 200 - 12800 550g 133 x 93 x 82mm

Proc and Cons of Panasonic GH5 II


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Panasonic GH5 II with competitors in pro mirrorless cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
5-axis Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
4096 x 2160 (4K) Max Video Resolution
AF Face Detection
20MP High Resolution Sensor
12.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Manual Exposure Mode
Microphone Port
Environmental Sealing
3680k dot Viewfinder Resolution
2 Storage Slots
Flash Sync Port
Focus Bracketing
Remote Control with a Smartphone
Bluetooth Connectivity
Touch Screen
External Flash
RAW Support
25600 Max Native ISO
Manual Focus
1/s Electronic Shutter Speed
Headphone Port
Timelapse Recording
225 Focus Points
±5 EV AE Bracketing Range
200000 cycles Shutter Life Expectancy
Focus Stacking
Cons
No Articulating Screen
Low Max Shutter Speed: 1/s
Low Screen Resolution: 1,840kk dots
Low Battery Life: 400 shots
Low Max Shutter Speed: 1/s
Weight: 727g
Type Scores

Panasonic GH5 II has an Overall Score of 80/100 and ranked #45 out of 214 in Mirrorless cameras, and ranked #60 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Panasonic GH5 II Scores
Imaging score
56
Features score
97
Value for money score
88
Portability score
72
Overall score
80
Average Scores in Pro Mirrorless
Imaging Score
71
Features Score
78
Value For Money Score
82
Portability Score
74
Overall score
79

Physical Dimensions of Panasonic GH5 II


Panasonic GH5 II weighs 727g and has external dimensions of 139 x 98 x 87mm (5.47 x 3.86 x 3.43"). Considering that the average weight of Pro Mirrorless cameras is 691g, Panasonic GH5 II is 36 grams more than the average weight of cameras in this category.

Weight Comparison
Pro Mirrorless Cameras


Panasonic GH5 II
727g
Average weight
691g
Min weight
465g
Max weight
1320g

Thickness Comparison
Pro Mirrorless Cameras


Panasonic GH5 II
87mm
Average Thickness
67mm
Min Thickness
37mm
Max Thickness
97mm

Here is the front and top view image of Panasonic GH5 II with the dimensions:

Panasonic GH5 II

Specifications of Panasonic GH5 II


General
Brand Panasonic
Model GH5 II
Announced May, 2021
Body Type SLR-style mirrorless
Lens
Lens Mount Micro Four Thirds
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 2x
Number of Lenses 107
Macro Focus Range n/a
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Fully Articulated
Screen Resolution 1,840kk pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Electronic
Viewfinder Resolution 3680
Viewfinder Coverage 100%%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.76
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 225
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/60 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/ sec
Continuous Shooting 12.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range no built-in flash
Flash Modes Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync., Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±±5 EV EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size Four Thirds
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Dimensions - mm
Sensor Area 0.0 mm²
Sensor Resolution 20 MP
Max Image Resolution 5184 x 3888
Max Native ISO 25600
Min Native ISO 200
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 100
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 4096 x 2160
Video Formats MPEG-4, H.264, H.265
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5 GBit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 400 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model DMW-BLK22
Physical
Weight 727 g
Physical Dimensions 139 x 98 x 87 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II compatible)
Storage Slots 2
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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