Smartphone hack enables extra features on Panasonic cameras

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.

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Panasonic G85 review – is there any need to get an Olympus E-M1 Mark II for video?

Panasonic G85 with Canon 24-70mm F2.8L II

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.

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Panasonic GH5 rumours point to 10bit 4:2:2 internal codec

Panasonic GH4 with Cooke PL lens

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!

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Panasonic GH5 to come at Photokina 2016, shoots 6K video and 4K 60p?

Panasonic GH4 with Canon 85mm F1.2L

According to Japanese news outlet Nikkan the Panasonic GH5 will get a resolution bump to approximately 20MP, with 18MP stills pulled from the 6K video mode in 16:9 aspect ratio. 4K at higher frame rates such as 60p, likely with a crop of the sensor is rumoured to be possible.

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Time to step up – Panasonic GH5 must go 6K Super 35mm to compete in 2016

Panasonic GH4 with Cooke

Without doubt my favourite camera series of the last 5 years has been the Panasonic GH range.

But with the Sony A6300 on the horizon sporting a Super 35mm sensor with full 6K readout, is the future looking a bit shaky for Panasonic’s video wunderkind?

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Panasonic developing 8K sensor for consumer and broadcast cameras

Ciecio7 PL adapter for Micro Four Thirds on the Panasonic GH4

Panasonic froze image sensor research and development in 2011 and have only now resumed.

The company has committed $80m to revitalise their image sensors business in light of growing revenue from their imaging business as a whole and hot demand for sensors.

One of the goals of the $80m investment is the creation of an 8K sensor to be released in Panasonic cameras around 2018.

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