Proving that they can push the GH-series even farther into the video realm, the Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5S is a mirrorless Micro Four Thirds camera optimized for movie recording and low-light performance. Revolving around a 10.28MP Digital Live MOS sensor, DCI and UHD 4K video recording is possible at up to 60p and the large individual pixel size also affords impressive low-light performance to an extended ISO 204800, along with Dual Native ISO technology at ISO 400 and ISO 2500. Coupled with an updated Venus Engine, the sensor and processor combination also enables faster readout speeds along with 1.3x less rolling shutter distortion compared to previous GH-series cameras. Internal DCI 4K30p recording is available with 4:2:2 10-bit sampling and a full-size HDMI A connector can be used to simultaneously output to an optional external monitor or recorder. The sensor's extended sensitivity range has also been used to promote working with V-Log L and Hybrid Log Gamma HDR modes for effectively increasing your dynamic range and affording more flexibility when color grading during post-production.

Beyond its video prowess, the GH5S is no slouch when it comes to stills shooting, either. The sensor and Venus Engine combination enable recording 14-bit raw files with a top continuous shooting rate of 12 fps with single-shot AF, or up to 8 fps with continuous autofocus. Borrowing from the video side, 4K PHOTO modes are also available for shooting 8MP stills at up to 60 fps. Benefitting stills, the Depth-From-Defocus AF system works quickly and accurately using 225 dedicated AF areas, and is sensitive to -5 EV luminance for working in extreme low-light conditions.

Beyond imaging specs, the GH5S retains its professional build quality the GH-series is known for. The magnesium alloy body is fully weather-sealed for working in inclement conditions, and physical controls have been enhanced for easier tactile control. A large 3.68m-dot OLED electronic viewfinder is featured, for high-resolution eye-level monitoring, as well as a rear 3.2" 1.62m-dot LCD touchscreen with free-angle movement to suit working from high and low angles. Dual UHS-II SD memory card slots are available for flexible file recording and built-in Wi-Fi with NFC and Bluetooth wireless connectivity enable seamless image sharing and remote camera control from a mobile device.

10.28MP Digital Live MOS Sensor and Venus Engine
Engineered specifically for low-light shooting and high-resolution video recording, a 10.28MP Digital Live MOS sensor is featured, along with an optimized Venus Engine for clean color detail and texture along with fast readout speeds. Using Multipixel Luminance Generation and Intelligent Detail Processing, it will maximize sharpness and detail as well as accuracy in a variety of lighting conditions.

The sensor features a multi aspect ratio design, which enables the use of 4:3, 17:9, 16:9, and 3:2 ratios for shooting stills, recording DCI and UHD 4K, and for working in Anamorphic mode. This unique design allows you to maintain a lens's native angle of view despite changing the image format. Additionally, the sensor and processor combination avails high readout speeds and suppresses rolling shutter distortion by approximately 1.3x compared to the GH5 when recording video or working with the electronic shutter.

The sensor's deliberately low-resolution design, and subsequently larger pixel size, also optimizes it for low-light performance and enables recording a greater dynamic range. Borrowing from Panasonic's broadcast line of video cameras, Dual Native ISO technology is used that sets ISO 400 and ISO 2500 as base sensitivities for low noise levels. The overall native sensitivity range runs from ISO 160-51200, and can be extended to ISO 80-204800.
DCI and UHD 4K Video Recording
Specifically geared for video shooting, the GH5S features a versatile and capable range of video specs, including the ability to internally record DCI 4K at up to 60 fps and 150 Mbps with 4:2:0 8-bit Long GOP; 30 fps and 150 Mbps with 4:2:2 10-bit Long GOP; and 24 fps and 400 Mbps with 4:2:2 10-bit ALL-I. UHD 4K recording is also supported along with Full HD at up to 240 fps for slow-motion playback. A full-size HDMI port is present on the camera for high-quality output at 4:2:2 10-bit in all settings for use with external monitors and recorders.

Optimizing your recording for post-production color adjustment, the GH5S features a pair of gamma settings suited to capturing a wide dynamic range. V-Log L has been pre-installed on this camera and is used to capture a flat, neutral gamma curve well-suited for grading. Additionally, a High Dynamic Range mode, and Hybrid Log Gamma, can be used to record greater detail in both the shadow and highlight regions of a scene. Additional picture styles are available to provide a more gradable image, such as CINELIKE V and CINELIKE D, as well as an in-camera LUT to make monitoring easier. Also, users will have access to overcranking and undercranking Variable Frame Rate settings which provide speeds up to 2.5x slower in 4K (60 fps) and 7.5x slower in Full HD (240 fps). Also, a 4K Anamorphic mode is available, which will let you record in a proper 4:3 ratio for adjustment in post-production.

For greater recording versatility, the recording system frequency can be changed between 59.94 Hz (NTSC), 50.00 Hz (PAL), or 24.00 Hz (Cine) for worldwide use, and there is no recording duration limit for all settings. Three separate video control panels can also be used—shutter duration/ISO, shutter angle/ISO, or shutter duration/dB—to match various worldwide production needs.

The GH5S is designed to be an expandable system, with multiple options available to help improve video recording capabilities. Examples of this are the included BNC conversion cable for syncing time code settings with an external device for multi-camera setups; LINE input support via the 3.5mm mic input for using an external audio device; and the optional XLR Microphone Adapter that provides XLR inputs and physical controls through a hot shoe connection. Users can also use standard microphones and headphones via the 3.5mm input and output jacks.
Stills Recording and Depth-From-Defocus AF System
Beyond just a video camera, the GH5S is also adept at recording stills. Using the unique sensor architecture, the low-light capabilities and fast readout speeds make it ideal for working in difficult lighting conditions and for photographing fast-moving subjects. For 12-bit raw shooting, and when working with AF-S, continuous shooting up to 12 fps is possible, along with a top 8 fps shooting rate with AF-C. For greater color information, a 14-bit raw recording setting can also be used, and 11 fps and 7 fps continuous shooting rates are available.

For accelerated autofocus performance, and Advanced DFD (Depth-From-Defocus) technology is employed to quickly calculate the distance to subjects and adjust the focusing position in as little as 0.05 seconds. This contrast-detection type focus method benefits both still and video recording modes, as well as subject tracking applications where subject color, size, and motion vectors are used to intelligently lock-onto the moving subjects and ensure precise focus. The sensitivity and speed can be adjusted to further improve performance with certain subjects. It also features 225 AF areas which provide excellent control over where the camera will focus. Additionally, supporting working in low-light conditions, a Starlight AF feature enables accurate AF performance down to -5 EV.

Benefitting manual focus operation, focus peaking is available that highlights bright edges of contrast with a colored outline for quickly recognizing your focus point, as well as Touch MF Assist for touch-to-focus operation.

 

Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5S Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera

SKU: DC-GH5S
$2,497.99 Regular Price
$1,997.99Sale Price
  • Specs

    Panasonic DC-GH5S Specs
    Imaging
    Lens Mount    Micro Four Thirds
    Camera Format    Micro Four Thirds (2x Crop Factor)
    Pixels    Actual: 11.93 Megapixel
    Effective: 10.28 Megapixel
    Maximum Resolution    3680 x 2760
    Aspect Ratio    1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
    Sensor Type    MOS
    Sensor Size    17.3 x 13 mm
    Image File Format    JPEG, RAW
    Bit Depth    14-Bit
    Image Stabilization    None
    Exposure Control
    ISO Sensitivity    Auto, 160 to 51200 (Extended: 80 to 204800)
    Shutter Speed    Electronic Front Curtain Shutter
    1/8000 to 60 Seconds
    1 to 30 Minutes in Bulb Mode
    1/16000 to 1/24 Second in Movie Mode
    Electronic Shutter
    1/16000 to 1 Second
    Metering Method    Center-Weighted Average, Multiple, Spot
    Exposure Modes    Aperture Priority, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
    Exposure Compensation    -5 to +5 EV (1/3 EV Steps)
    Metering Range    0 to 18 EV
    White Balance    Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Daylight, Flash, Incandescent, Shade, White Set 1, White Set 2, White Set 3, White Set 4
    Continuous Shooting    Up to 12 fps at 10.3 MP for up to 80 Exposures (Raw)
    Up to 11 fps at 10.3 MP for up to 80 Exposures (Raw)
    Up to 12 fps at 10.3 MP for up to 600 Exposures (JPEG)
    Up to 11 fps at 10.3 MP for up to 600 Exposures (JPEG)
    Up to 8 fps at 10.3 MP
    Up to 7 fps at 10.3 MP
    Up to 6 fps at 10.3 MP
    Up to 5 fps at 10.3 MP
    Up to 2 fps at 10.3 MP
    Up to 60 fps at 8 MP
    Interval Recording    Yes
    Self-Timer    2/10-Second Delay
    Video
    Recording Modes    AVCHD
    Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 50p/59.94p [28 Mb/s]
    Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 50i/59.94i [17 to 24 Mb/s]
    Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 23.976p [24 Mb/s]
    MP4 4:2:0 10-Bit
    UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.976p/25p/29.97p [72 Mb/s]
    MOV/MP4 4:2:0 8-Bit
    DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) at 23.976p/24.00p/25p/29.97p [100 Mb/s]
    DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) at 50p/59.94p [150 Mb/s]
    UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.976p/24.00p/25p/29.97p [100 Mb/s]
    UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 50p/59.94p [150 Mb/s]
    Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 23.976p/24.00p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p [100 Mb/s]
    Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 25p/29.97p [20 Mb/s]
    Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 23.976p/24.00p [24 Mb/s]
    Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 50p/59.94p [28 Mb/s]
    MOV/MP4 4:2:2 10-Bit
    DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) at 23.976p/24.00p [150 to 400 Mb/s]
    DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) at 25p/29.97p [150 Mb/s]
    UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.976p/24.00p/25p/29.97p [150 to 400 Mb/s]
    Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 23.976p/24.00p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p [100 to 200 Mb/s]
    External Recording Modes    4:2:2 10-Bit
    Video Encoding    NTSC/PAL
    Audio Recording    Built-In Microphone (Stereo)
    External Microphone Input
    Audio File Format    AAC, Dolby Digital 2ch, Linear PCM (Stereo)
    Focus
    Focus Type    Auto and Manual Focus
    Focus Mode    Continuous-Servo AF (C), Flexible (AFF), Manual Focus (M), Single-Servo AF (S)
    Autofocus Points    Contrast Detection: 225
    Autofocus Sensitivity    -5 to +18 EV
    Viewfinder and Monitor
    Viewfinder Type    Electronic
    Viewfinder Resolution    3,686,000 Dot
    Viewfinder Eye Point    21 mm
    Viewfinder Coverage    100%
    Viewfinder Magnification    Approx. 0.76x
    Diopter Adjustment    -4 to +3
    Monitor Size    3.2"
    Monitor Resolution    1,620,000 Dot
    Monitor Type    Articulating Touchscreen LCD
    Flash
    Built-In Flash    No
    Flash Modes    Auto, Auto/Red-Eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red-Eye Reduction, Off, Slow Sync, Slow Sync/Red-Eye Reduction
    Maximum Sync Speed    1/250 Second
    Flash Compensation    -3 to +3 EV (1/3 EV Steps)
    Dedicated Flash System    TTL
    External Flash Connection    Hot Shoe, PC Terminal
    Interface
    Memory Card Slot    Dual Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II)
    Connectivity    3.5mm Headphone, 3.5mm Microphone, 2.5mm Sub-Mini, HDMI A (Full Size), X-Sync Socket, USB Type-C (USB 3.0)
    Wireless    Wi-Fi
    Bluetooth
    GPS    No
    Environmental
    Operating Temperature    14 to 104°F / -10 to 40°C
    Operating Humidity    10 to 80%
    Physical
    Battery    1 x DMW-BLF19 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 7.2 VDC, 1860 mAh
    Dimensions (W x H x D)    5.5 x 3.9 x 3.4" / 138.5 x 98.1 x 87.4 mm
    Weight    1.45 lb / 660 g (Body with Battery and Memory)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight    3.03 lb

    1. Box Dimensions (LxWxH)    7.75 x 6 x 5.8"