Panasonic GH5 II DxOMark Review: Enhanced High ISO Performance (79 Points)

DxOMark has completed their full review and test results of the new Panasonic GH5 II – The Panasonic GH5 II mirrorless camera achieved an excellent overall DxOMark sensor score of 79 points, with a combination of 23.7 bits color depth, 13.1 EV dynamic range, and 1136 ISO low-light score.

Panasonic GH5 II Key Features:

  • 20.3MP Live MOS Sensor with AR Coating
  • DCI/UHD 4K 60p Video, 10-Bit Internal
  • Pre-Installed V-Log L, No Crop 4K Video
  • 6.5-Stop 5-Axis Dual I.S. 2
  • 0.76x 3.68m-Dot OLED Viewfinder
  • 3.0″ 1.84m-Dot Free-Angle Touchscreen
  • 225-Area DFD AF, Advanced Subject Detect
  • Livestream Video via Wi-Fi
  • 6K and 4K PHOTO Modes

Conclusion from DxOMark:

The original GH5 had been showing its age lately, and while the launch of the GH5 II was overshadowed somewhat by the announcement of the GH6, the GH5 II as an interim model sees some welcome updates — and not just to its video specs. Although the sensor appears to be similar to the original, the addition of an AR coating has resulted in enhanced transmission by reducing reflection. This in turn appears to have improved the overall sensor SNR, leading to welcome gains in color sensitivity and dynamic range, notably at high ISO settings. Couple that with a lower list price at the time of announcement compared to the original model and the GH5 II seems like a highly compelling update, and that’s regardless of the incoming, more pro-oriented GH6, which is sure to be much more expensive.

Panasonic GH5 II body: $1,697.99 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

Panasonic GH5 II with 12-60mm f/2.8-4 Lens: $2,297.99 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

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