Please note: Firmware update for GH5M2 coming end of 2021.
The new firmware will include:
- RTP/RTSP wired IP streaming
- Live View Composite
- USB Tethering (linked to a smartphone via 4G/5G), Compatible Streaming Distribution
- Even more stable smartphone connection
Firmware update for LUMIX G / LEICA DG lenses (8/6/21)
An upcoming firmware for LUMIX G / LEICA DG lenses will make their use with the GH5M2 more convenient, enabling users to choose a non-linear or linear setting for the focus ring. In the non-linear setting, the focus shifts variably according to the rotation speed of the focus ring. In the linear setting, the focus shifts at fixed intervals according to how far the lens is turned, mimicking a manual lens. The sensitivity in the linear setting can be set between 90 and 360 degrees at 30-degree intervals.
Compatible lenses: H-E08018, H-X1025, H-ES12060, H-ES50200, H-RS100400, H-XA025, H-ES200, H-HSA12035, H-FS12060, H-HSA35100, H-FSA45200 and H-FSA100300.
The LUMIX GH5M2 achieves C4K*1/4K 60p 4:2:0 10-bit unlimited*2 video recording and can simultaneously output 4K 4:2:2 10-bit over HDMI.
The LUMIX GH5M2 is capable of wireless live streaming in FHD/60p via the simple-to-use LUMIX Sync smartphone app, or by connecting directly to a Wi-Fi router. In addition, it will receive a future firmware update to add RTP/RTSP wired IP streaming*3.
The 20.3-megapixel Digital Live MOS Sensor with AR (Anti-Reflective) coating captures details cleanly and drives excellent lens performance. The image processor has also been updated to use the latest high-speed and high-performance Venus Engine.
To achieve stable handheld shooting, the Body I.S. (Image Stabiliser) in the LUMIX GH5M2 is now even more advanced, making it possible to use a 6.5-stop slower shutter speed*4. With the adoption of the latest algorithm developed for the S1H, video recording is smooth and stable even when the camera is in motion.
A 3.0-inch free-angle LCD with a 3:2 aspect ratio and high resolution of 1840K dots provides touch control. Compared to the GH5, the LCD features higher luminosity and superior colour reproduction to ensure high visibility outdoors.
Wireless live streaming with minimal equipment
High-quality live streaming is possible both indoors and outdoors with minimal equipment: just the LUMIX GH5M2 and a smartphone with the LUMIX Sync app. In compliance with the RTMP/RTMPS protocol using the H.264 codec, a maximum resolution/framerate of FHD/60p at 16Mbps*1 is supported. For wired live streaming, the dedicated LUMIX Webcam Software is available for free download.Live streaming to the platforms that comply with RTMP/RTMPS is basically possible (Compatibility with all the platforms is not guaranteed.) There may be the cases where the live streaming is not possible when the service of the platform changes. For more information, please refer to the terms and conditions of the platform.
*1 16Mbps cannot be selected when the RTMPS URL is set.
High quality video performance
The LUMIX GH Series features outstanding video performance for professional videography and the LUMIX GH5M2 is no exception, capable of unlimited video recording in a variety of settings. When shooting video, the GH5M2’s entire sensor area is used, enabling the user to record uncropped video from the original viewing angle of the lens. Video recording options are vast, offering internal recording up to 4K 60p and 4:2:2 10-bit 30p, or 4K/6K Anamorphic modes.
To deliver high dynamic range and a broad colour spectrum, V-Log L is pre-installed in the camera, making it easy to match the colour tone with footage recorded in the S1H/S1’s V-Log and the GH5/GH5S’s V-Log L. V-Log L renders a very flat image while retaining all its colour information, which is a great benefit in post-production processing. For users who prefer to have a starting point for post-processing, there are 35 compatible conversion LUTs for VariCam cinema cameras available for free download. Practical tools like a Waveform Monitor and V-Log View Assist are also part of the GH5M2’s on-board video toolkit.
Like the S1H video flagship camera of the S Series, the LUMIX GH5M2 provides two types of Cinelike gamma presets in the Photo Style menu. These modes create impressive looks with warm skin tones or delicate nuances of light and shadow even without colour grading over V-Log footage. The Cinelike D2 preset gives priority to dynamic range, while Cinelike V2 prioritizes contrast. L.Monochrome S and L.Classic Neo have also been added. All these presets are also available in Anamorphic mode.In VFR (Variable Frame Rate) recording, C4K/4K 60fps, Anamorphic 50fps and FHD 180fps are available. AF can be set before starting VFR recording.
A reliable tool for professionals
Tough enough to withstand heavy field use, the LUMIX GH5M2’s full die-cast front/rear frame is composed of a magnesium alloy and the body is splash, dust, and freeze resistant* down to -10 degrees Celsius. The shutter unit is also durable for approximately 200,000 cycles.
To further support use outdoors, the camera boasts a new high-capacity 2200mAh battery (DMW-BLK22) that complies with USB PD (Power Delivery) and can be recharged via AC or USB. The LUMIX GH5M2 is equipped with a double SD memory card slot compatible with V90-classified, high-speed, high-capacity UHS-II cards for Relay, Backup and Allocation Recording.
With the advanced free-angle touch LCD, users can utilise the frame marker function to check the composition during recording in various common aspect ratios such as 16:9, 4:3, 1:1, 4:5, 5:4 and 9:16. The red recording frame indicator on the screen and in the EVF clearly signals whether the camera is recording, while a new blue indicator shows when the camera is streaming.
*Splash Resistant is a term used to describe an extra level of protection this camera offers against exposure to a minimal amount of moisture, water or dust. Splash Resistant does not guarantee that damage will not occur if this camera is subjected to direct contact with water.
Bluetooth 4.2 and Wi-Fi 5GHz (IEEE802.11ac) / 2.4GHz (IEEE802.11b/g/n)
The LUMIX GH5M2 integrates Bluetooth and Wi-Fi® connectivity to offer a more flexible shooting experience and enable instant image sharing. Once the camera is connected to a smartphone/tablet with Panasonic’s LUMIX Sync for iOS/Android, users can shoot, browse and share photos and videos remotely. Compatibility with Bluetooth 4.2 (BLE, Bluetooth Low Energy) keeps the camera connected to a smartphone with minimal power consumption. The settings on a LUMIX GH5M2 camera can also be copied and applied to other GH5M2 cameras using either the wireless LUMIX Sync or the SD card.
The dual-band Wi-Fi provides a secure and stable connection either to a device using the 2.4 GHz band or devices, which utilise the 5GHz-band (where available). This way, the GH5M2 provides connections not only to a smartphone but also to routers or other network devices on location.
Lecia 12-60mm f/2.8-4.0 lens included
Capture the Beauty Around You
Finally, the long-awaited standard zoom lens from LEICA has arrived. This 12-60mm (35mm camera equivalent: 24-120mm) lens provides flexible framing from breathtaking landscapes to beautiful, mid-telephoto 60mm portraits. The stunning resolution of this LEICA DG lens renders everything clearly, from corner to corner.
Designed for reliable use even under poor weather conditions, this handy and high-quality lens is all you’ll need for challenging.
Leica DG Lens – Ultimate Optic
Opt for a LEICA DG lens and get the ultimate in optical quality and performance. They naturally meet the strict quality standards set by Leica Camera AG.
Thanks to the sophisticated design of these lenses, you will enjoy brilliant clarity all the way to the edges of your photos. At the same time, distortions of all kind are prevented to enable precise, sharp picture rendering. This means you have the ideal tool for pro-level images in the palm of your hand.
Power O.I.S – Ultra Sharp Photos
Capture scenes carefree or at the spur of the moment. The optical image stabilisation (O.I.S.) technology built directly into the lens ensures your photos will look great, with sharp blur-free contours across the entire picture.
Taking highly popular MEGA O.I.S. further, this advanced technology immediately compensates even large camera shake and vibrations that may occur in photography. So you can capture true-to-life scenes without the need for a tripod. In the end, you’ll enjoy wonderfully crisp images.
Nano Surface Coating – Clarity From All Angles
Put an end to unwanted ghosting and flaring – the Nano Surface Coating has been applied to lenses within the system. This special, ultra-thin coating was developed originally by Panasonic to reduce bothersome reflections across the entire light spectrum. The result: crystal-clear pictures even if you’re photographing a light source in the dark.
Video Support – Perfect Video-Recording
With video support any user has everything they need for recording with their LUMIX camera. Not only does it perform smooth aperture changes so there are no sudden jumps in exposure, it also boasts a silent design for enhanced capture of the scene’s audio. What’s more, the stunning AF performance of this lens records excellent 4K video, where precise focusing is essential.
Splash/Dust/Freezeproof – More Creative Options
Brave the elements in nearly any kind of weather or shooting location. This lens features a splash/dust/freezeproof construction* that is tough enough to withstand even heavy field use. It protects the lens system inside from sand, rain and more, making it perfect for shooting under harsh conditions. Now there is nothing holding you back from capturing the creative nature or landscape shots you want.
- An ideal video creation tool
From streaming and delivery-ready shooting to uncompressed log recording suitable for advanced post-production. A hybrid mirrorless camera that meets the needs of all creators.
The LUMIX GH5M2 features a dynamic range of 12 stops with pre-installed V-Log L, while colour graders can utilise the same LUTs they use with V-Log.
- USB power supply / power charging
Convenient during long shoots in the studio and elsewhere, this feature allows you to supply power to the camera while charging the battery.* One USB 3.1 Type-C adaptor is included that is compatible with the USB PD (USB Power Delivery) standard.
*Battery must be installed in camera and retain some charge for feature to work.
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- Wireless live streaming (RTMP/RTMPS protocol)
Enjoy wireless livestreaming indoors and outdoors with the ease-of-operation afforded by the LUMIX Sync app (Android/iOS). Stream live events anytime, anywhere with the quality that only a digital mirrorless camera can offer.
･Live streaming to the platforms that comply with RTMP/RTMPS is basically possible (Compatibility with all the platforms is not guaranteed.) There may be the cases where the live streaming is not possible when the service of the platform changes. For more information, please refer to the terms and conditions of the platform.
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･IOS is a trademark or registered trademark of Cisco in the U.S. and other countries and is used under license.
- Enhanced 20.3MP MOS sensor with AR coating
An AR (Anti Reflection) coating effectively suppresses flare to capture the expression of light as it is, even in a harsh shooting environment surrounded by strong light such as backlight, achieving high-quality visual beauty for both videos and still images.
- Dual I.S.2 for superior stability
5-axis Dual I.S. 2 (Image Stabiliser) combines control of the Body I.S. and Lens O.I.S. to offer 6.5 stops’ worth of correction.*
*Based on the CIPA standard [Yaw/Pitch direction: focusing distance f=140mm (35mm camera equivalent f=280mm) when H-FS14140 is used.