The Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 II is a refresh, rather than a complete reworking of the company’s erstwhile video flagship. Since the launch of the original GH5, Panasonic has added full-frame video models and dedicated ‘box’ cameras and is now promising a GH6 model as a direct replacement. The GH5 II, then, updates the GH5 spec in order to ensure it remains an interesting and competitive option for stills/video shooters, rather than trying to raise the bar as previous GHs have done.
But where does that leave things if you’ve already got a GH5? And if you’re looking for a new camera, is it worth trying to pick up a discounted GH5, rather than buying the refreshed version?