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I could be wrong but I don’t see the justification for the added $601.
But, darn it — it is a Four-Thirds sensor. Panasonic appears to be playing the same game recently played by Olympus with the much anticipated OM-D E-M1 Mk II. That too was priced, body-only, at $1,999.
I think the Four-Thirds vendors are HOPING that a $1,999 might make their cameras look better. Not sure that that is going to work.
Yes, the Panasonic GH5, at the end of April, with a new version of firmware, is supposed to get some groundbreaking video features. That has zero value to me.
I just can’t see paying $2,000 for a 20MP Four-Thirds body. Period!
It would be competitive if it was $1,400 U.S.