Discussion in 'Panasonic Cameras' started by Dave Jenkins, Dec 26, 2013.

  1. Dave Jenkins

    Dave Jenkins Mu-43 Veteran

    What's the difference between a G5 and a G5KK?
  2. kevinparis

    kevinparis Cantankerous Scotsman Subscribing Member

    Feb 12, 2010
    Gent, Belgium
    I think the last two letters may just indicate its a US model as opposed to a european or Japanese model. I know European models are restricted to under 30 mins of continous video recording due to local regulations.

    maybe someone else can provide a more precise answer

    merry christmas

  3. Artorius

    Artorius Mu-43 Regular

    I also believe it has something to do with the kit lens. When I was shopping for a GH2 it had letters like "KK" to designate what came with which kit.
  4. ThomD

    ThomD Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jun 1, 2013
    SF Bay Area
    "K" for Black body, "K" for kit lens. For example, the body only version is DMC-G5KBODY
  5. Duncan

    Duncan Mu-43 Regular

    Oct 31, 2013
    I believe the first K indicates that the camera is black, and the second K indicates that it comes with the kit lens.
  6. wushumr2

    wushumr2 Mu-43 Regular

    May 20, 2013
    I think it might actually be the other way around, since kuroi means "black" in Japanese, and shiroi means "white" (silver in this case? or it's just the English) and the silver model is the DMC-G5KS.
  7. sammykhalifa

    sammykhalifa Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jun 22, 2012
    Pittsburgh PA
    Maybe they use "K" because "B" might be confused for blue?

    Nah, what you said makes much more sense than that. Haha.

    Or what's the model called in Japan? I was just throwing a wild guess.
  8. Dave Jenkins

    Dave Jenkins Mu-43 Veteran

    Sounds reasonable. Thanks, guys.
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