When Panasonic launched the Micro Four Thirds System in 2008, the intention was to launch mirrorless cameras that were smaller and lighter. The decision was rightly applauded and the Micro Four Thirds mount as well as the concept of mirrorless cameras was firmly established. Since then, all the major brands have launched mirrorless cameras and competition in this sector has increased. Olympus, Sony, Fujifilm, Canon and Nikon now have mirrorless cameras. Panasonic had to find that special USP. The answer came in the form of video. Panasonic was quick to see the revival of video, particularly on the web and quickly launched the GH series of professional still and video cameras. Success was almost instant and the GH series became the first choice for buyers who valued video as much as still pictures. The GH 4 soon became the King here and heralded the movement into 4K.
The GH 5 is now here and the imaging world has been anxiously awaiting its introduction. The SP team had the GH5 and will now tell you all about our own experience and verdict.