Panasonic is launching the new Lumix GH5M2 – the first G Series model to offer wireless live streaming capability with the camera and a smartphone using the Lumix Sync app – alongside several key enhancements
“We are proud to be introduce industry-leading live streaming capabilities for modern content creators including direct to platform wireless live streaming with wired IP streaming and tethered mobile streaming to be available in the future,” Panasonic product marketing manager for imaging, James Choi said.
“This will allow today’s content creators to take advantage of the acclaimed image quality and usability of the GH line, such as 4K 60p 10-bit internal recording, unlimited recording modes, and robust ergonomics, while also being able to live stream wherever and whenever they desire.”
The camera complies with H.264 in RTMP/RTMPS protocol, allowing streaming directly to platforms such as YouTube or Facebook without the need for a paid cloud streaming server. In addition, 1080p Full HD at up to 60 frames per second 16Mbps maximises video quality.
For wired live streaming, the Lumix Webcam Software download allows the GH5M2 to act as a webcam, connecting directly to a PC via USB. With a future firmware update, the camera will support wired IP streaming (RTP/RTSP) with high image quality, greater stability and greater flexibility for live production and multi-camera setups.
The GH5M2 delivers up to 6.5-stops slower shutter speeds for stable handheld shooting and video panning, via the advanced Body Image Stabiliser and the latest algorithm developed for the S1H – an improvement over the GH5 by 1.5 stops.
The camera also incorporates a 20.3-megapixel Digital Live MOS Sensor with a new Anti-Reflective coating for maximum lens performance, and an updated image processor with the latest high-speed Venus Engine.
Other capabilities that will be welcomed by G Series users include 4K 60p 10-bit internal recording, external output via HDMI and V-log L profile pre-installed in the camera.
The GH5M2 boasts a rugged field-ready design with magnesium alloy full diecast front/rear frame and is splash and dust-resistant and also freeze-resistant down to -10 degrees Celsius. Dual SD card slots offer further flexibility with relay recording and backup support. A free-angle 3.0-inch LCD rear monitor features a higher luminosity than the GH5, plus superior colour reproduction for better visibility in outdoor shooting situations.
Flagship Lumix G Series designed for innovative video expression
Due to launch later this year, the flagship Panasonic Lumix G Series model, the Lumix GH6, will offer next-generation video expression with the combination of a new high-speed Micro Four Thirds sensor and Venus Engine image processor.
Providing 4:2:2 10-bit DCI 4K/60p recording capability, the Lumix GH6 achieves unlimited video recording when the camera is used under the certified operating temperature. It can record continuous footage for a chosen duration and provides a 10-bit 4K 120p High Frame Rate (HFR) and Variable Frame Rate (VFR) for high resolution slow/quick motion video. The GH6 also records 10-bit 5.7K 60p video by taking full advantage of a newly developed Micro Four Thirds sensor.
Accommodating a variety of recording modes and shooting assist functions, the GH6 enables photo/video hybrid use for creative applications including films, music videos, documentaries and short clips for social media.