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New Housings Confirm Compatibility with Panasonic Lumix GH5 Mark II
By Ian Bongso-Seldrup, September 6, 2021 @ 07:00 AM (EST)

If you were excited to hear about Panasonic’s Lumix GH5 Mark II announcement in May, you’ve probably been wondering whether existing housings for the original GH5 and its “sensitive” cousin, the GH5s, will work with the new camera. Well, recent website updates by Ikelite and Nauticam confirm that all three cameras can indeed be used in GH5 housings.

In Ikelite’s case, the housing is technically new, since the now-discontinued earlier housing—compatible with the GH5 and GH5s—has been replaced by a new product (with a fresh product number) compatible with the GH5, GH5s and GH5 Mark II. Most importantly, for anyone who wants to make full use of the Mark II’s uncropped 4K/60p 10-bit 4:2:2 video over HDMI 2.0, there’s the option of adding a large-bore M24 port, which facilitates output to an Atomos Ninja V/V+ monitor/recorder. As we reported recently, that housing modification costs an additional $200 and Ikelite is offering a new ball arm system that allows you to conveniently mount the monitor/recorder (in an appropriate housing).

Nauticam’s NA-GH5SV—a “video-centric version” of its original GH5 housing—already supports HDMI 2.0 output via its included M28 bulkhead, so it’s ready for the new GH5 Mark II. You’ll just need to add Nauticam’s dedicated housing for the Atomos Ninja V/V+.

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