Smartphones that communicate via Wifi with Panasonic cameras such as the GX80, GH4, GH5 and G7 can be used to trick the cameras into enabling features otherwise locked or hidden, such as extra picture profiles and higher bitrates.
Micro Four Thirds is increasingly going up-market and into pro territory, and unfortunately new Panasonic and Olympus cameras are getting more and more expensive by the day.
Thankfully the G85 is a pro camera without a pro price – it represents a genuine advance over the Panasonic GH4 with cleaner low light performance, better automatic white balance and of course 5 axis in-body stabilisation.
The first reliable rumours are coming in about the GH5. According to 43Rumors it will not be ready for Photokina, instead we might be looking at an early 2017 release date. They also appear to be confident about two other aspects – no extra crop of the sensor when shooting 4K and the codec has been bumped up to 10bit 4:2:2 internally!
The Panasonic team in Osaka have been very good to us over the last few years.
Now the GH5 is imminent, EOSHD takes a look at what makes the series so great and what to expect for the new model.