Hands On with the Panasonic GH5, G80, LX15 and FZ2000

The Panasonic GH5 and G80 were two of the announcements that kicked off Photokina 2016 earlier today. Here is our first look at these, as well as some more details about the other Panasonic announcements.

We managed to catch up with Mark from Panasonic, who gave us some more in-depth information about these two cameras, as well as about the LX15 and FZ2000, the latter of which features built-in ND filters despite also having an SLR-style form factor (albeit with a fixed lens).

Make sure to watch the video above for all about Panasonic’s latest announcements.

The Panasonic GH5 will be available for pre-order soon.

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Jonathan Pais September 19, 2016

No mention of IBIS on the GH5? I guess that means none…

Jose Francisco Billini Reply
Jose Francisco Billini September 19, 2016

Thanks for the coverage , but not hands on!

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Austrian Geek September 19, 2016

Is there any hint about the HDMI out?
I really, really hate the micro port of the GH4.
(And at least a mini port instead of a micro would be great already.)

 Kenneth Chan Reply
Kenneth Chan September 20, 2016

Did I totally space out or was there no actual hands on any of those cameras? Nice interview though.

Also would like to know if the IBIS/Dual IS feature will be in the GH5, but since there’s no mention at all it doesn’t seem likely. :(

Mike Askari Reply
Mike Askari September 20, 2016

Back at it again with the clickbait..

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JR Lipartito September 20, 2016

At 2:20 Mark states quite clearly that the G80 records 4:2:2 8bit to SD cards, and goes on to say this is great for color grading. But right after that Nino causes a bit of confusion by saying “Just like the GH4?” which is wrong, because the GH4 can only do 4:2:0 internally. But, Mark agrees with him, saying it’s “like one of the GH4’s codecs”. Quite confusing!

Has anyone seen further confirmation of the 4:2:2 internal spec?

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Chris Maldonado September 20, 2016

JR the GH4 does do 4:2:2 8 bit AND 4:2:2 10BIT via the HDMI out

 JR Lipartito Reply
JR Lipartito September 20, 2016

I am aware of that but Mark says the G80 does 4:2:2 8bit onto SD cards. Unless he misspoke this means he’s talking about internal recording, not just hdmi.

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Chris Maldonado September 20, 2016

No he’s right the G80 DOES do 8bit 4:2:2 internal to SD

 JR Lipartito Reply
JR Lipartito September 21, 2016

Can you cite a source for this? Because Panasonic reps are contradicting each other. In the B&H interview, this rep says 4:2:0 8bit internal, 4:2:2 8bit external:
https://youtu.be/l4pDhzfWZuw?t=3m5s

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Micah Foster September 20, 2016

The GH4 does do 4:2:2! That’s what’s so sweet! It’s only 8 bit but does 10 bit externally.

 JR Lipartito Reply
JR Lipartito September 21, 2016

No, the GH4 only does 4:2:0 internal. This is well documented.

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Chris Maldonado September 20, 2016

They’re probably gonna include ibis since they JUST dropped the new dual is mark ii in the g80. But man this camera looks sick. I just really hope for the things and for me this will be cam of the year: 1) keep anamorphic mode, 2) include the new dual ibis mk ii, and finally 3) include VLOG L with the camera out of the box. If Panny does all of this, GH5 easily will be cam of the year in 2017 IMO

Pete Manabat Reply
Pete Manabat September 20, 2016

Boo. Clickbait.

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thrower thrower September 20, 2016

Hi Nino, thanks for being on edge – BUT PLEASE CHANGE TITLE THAT’S NOT HANDS ON!