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Panasonic Lumix GH5 II

Although the Japanese manufacturer has also announced the Lumix GH6 as a new micro-four-thirds flagship, it still gives the Lumix GH5 II various improvements for photo and especially video recording. Fine-tuning of a true photo-video hybrid bestseller DSLM camera.

In addition to the improved color science, which was already been used in the Lumix GH5s, the upgraded image processor also brings more computing power. In 4K resolution, for example, 10-bit videos with 60 instead of previously 30 fps are possible. Of interest for photo and video applications: The image stabilizer can now compensate up to 6.5 EV according to CIPA standards in Dual I.S. mode.

Panasonic Lumix GH5 II with an UHS-II SD card
Panasonic Lumix GH5 II with an UHS-II SD card

Like the first generation, the Panasonic Lumix GH5 II also has two UHS-II compatible SD card slots. In order not to create a bottleneck for improved video features, Panasonic also speeds up the memory card controller.

Which SD cards for photos and videos?

However, photographers also benefit from the speed-up: Especially for continuous shooting in RAW, the investment in faster UHS-II memory cards is worthwhile. Up to a factor of 3 faster write rates are achieved by the Lumix GH5 II with the best UHS-II SD cards.

Filmmakers should, however, pay attention to an U3 or V30 classification, otherwise video recordings in 4K mode might interrupt. In our table, all 4K-capable memory cards are marked with a corresponding -logo. For recording in 6K Anamorphic Video or 4K ALL-Intra, Memory Cards with V60 rating or higher are recommended. Corresponding models are marked with a -label.


 

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