[CES 2017] When Apple announced the new MacBook Pros, not only did they kill features like MagSafe and removed all traditional USB-A ports, but for some reason they decided to kill off one of the laptop’s more useful features, an SD card slot. It is unclear why Apple decided to do that, but safe to say that it will be missed, especially by photographers.
However Panasonic is here to save the day, at least that’s if you were to buy their camera. The company has announced the latest in their Lumix lineup in the form of the LumiX GH5, a new mirrorless camera by the company has comes with USB-C connectivity. This means that you can plug the camera directly into the new MacBook Pro to transfer images and videos.
Of course that’s not all as under the hood, the GH5 will come with a new 20MP Digital LIVE MOS Sensor. Panasonic has also opted to remove the low-pass filter which should technically increase the sharpness in images, which will be processed by the company’s Venus Engine 10 processor.
The Lumix GH5 will also come with built-in image stabilizing technology, which means that any handshake will be offset so photos and videos (which are shot in 4K @ 60fps) should be clearer. Panasonic has also designed the Lumix GH5 to be rugged with a magnesium body and full sealing, thus allowing it to be splash and dustproof, but also freeze proof up to -10C.
With all these features, the Lumix GH5 will not come cheap as it is priced at $2,000 for the body-only when it is released this coming March.