Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 II Sensor Review (DXOMark): “Enhanced High ISO Performance”

 has just posted a full review of the newly announced Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 II (Amazon/ B&H/ Adorama) at the DxOMark.com.

With an overall sensor score of 79, Panasonic Lumix GH5 II puts it in 102nd position in their overall sensitivity ranking (which includes medium format, full format, APS-C, and Four Thirds sensors). The GH5 II comes in 2nd place for Four Thirds cameras currently in our database, just fractionally behind the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II (They have not yet tested the newer Mark III).

Here is the conclusion, ”

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…”

 

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