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Nick Hope

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GoPro HERO5 underwater

19 September 2016 - 08:24 PM

The GoPro HERO5 Black and Session cameras have been announced for release on 2nd October.



  • Waterproof but only to 10m, so you'll still need a housing for most diving
  • Still only 4k 30p max, same as the HERO4, which is a little disappointing as I was dreaming of 60p @ 4k
  • Electronic Image Stablization (EIS) but limited to 1080p as it's stabilized and cropped in software, not hardware
  • More bells and whistles such as voice control and integration with their new Karma drone

So really there's nothing significantly new for the underwater shooter who wants to shoot 4k. Unless I've missed something? Might still get one for trekking etc. and for some underwater wide angle when shooting macro.

Panasonic LUMIX GH5 for underwater video

19 September 2016 - 08:00 PM

The Panasonic LUMIX GH5 was announced yesterday for release in early 2017.



  • 4k 50p/60p
  • 4:2:2 10-bit in-camera
  • Looks like no 6K other than in "6K PHOTO" mode
  • New body design which will almost certainly mean it won't fit GH4 housings
  • No mention of the new 5-axis Dual I.S. 2 IBIS that's in the G80/G81/G85. Would seem strange not to include it in the flagship camera.

I may get it, chiefly for the 60p @ 4k. I really hope the auto-focus and underwater colour rendition are improved, as these are my 2 biggest issues with the GH4 for underwater use.