Panasonic GH5 launch date unofficially revealed

Back at Photokina last September, Panasonic revealed four new LUMIX cameras. Among the four, the GH5 received some distinction, not because of the camera itself but because, unlike the others, it was still marked as "coming soon" and remained shrouded in mystery. That mystery, however, might soon be coming to an end if the latest leaked information proves to be true. Well, "soon" here means "later than earlier anticipated" as the Panasonic GH5 is now expected to start shipping in March, rather than in January.

The January date wasn't exactly a retail one in the first place. It was a product of some deductive thinking based on Panasonic's CES 2017 Press Conference invitation, which takes place on 4th January. However, that might only be the day when the company actually spills all the beans about the GH5.

According to Romanian photography gear site F64, the Panasonic GH5 is actually set to start shipping on 1st March instead. The gap between announcement and launch isn't exactly unheard of, but considering the camera has already been teased since September, the delay is unfortunate.

The site also gives us a glimpse of the first PR image for the camera, though nothing about it is certain yet. The blurb for the GH5 also gives us nothing new that wasn't teased by Panasonic itself. That includes the capability to shoot 4K videos at 60 fps as well as take 6K still photos with its 18 megapixel rear camera. All that's left is pricing info, which, according to speculation, might go as high as $2,000.

VIA: Photo Rumors