Panasonic Lumix GH5 II vs GH5: the differences may be bigger than you think!

Panasonic Lumix GH5 II vs GH5
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Ever since its launch in 2017, the Lumix GH5 has been a highly-regarded hybrid stills and 4K video camera, with 4K specs that were ahead of its time and still stack up pretty well today. So what can the new GH5 II do to improve on that winning formula?

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Rod Lawton

Rod is an independent photography journalist and editor, and a long-standing Digital Camera World contributor, having previously worked as DCW's Group Reviews editor. Before that he has been technique editor on N-Photo, Head of Testing for the photography division and Camera Channel editor on TechRadar, as well as contributing to many other publications. He has been writing about photography technique, photo editing and digital cameras since they first appeared, and before that began his career writing about film photography. He has used and reviewed practically every interchangeable lens camera launched in the past 20 years, from entry-level DSLRs to medium format cameras, together with lenses, tripods, gimbals, light meters, camera bags and more. Rod has his own camera gear blog at but also writes about photo-editing applications and techniques at