Your complete overview of the Panasonic GH5 mirrorless camera
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Your complete overview of the Panasonic GH5 mirrorless camera

Your complete overview of the Panasonic Lumix GH5 Mirrorless Camera

Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 Mirrorless Camera Body

⦁ 20.3 Megapixels
⦁ New Venus Engine 10
⦁ 4K 60p/ 50p video
⦁ 6k photo
⦁ Dual Image Stabilization 2
⦁ Full HD 4:2:2 10bit video recording
⦁ Wi-Fi 5GHz & Bluetooth 4.2 connectivity

Description of Panasonic Lumix GH5

The Panasonic Lumix GH5 is the ultimate and one of the most advanced Micro Four Thirds mirrorless cameras available, it outstands with its features to match the creativity of the advanced to enthusiast photographers and of those, who are interested in producing videos.

Featuring a new, high-sensitivity 20.3-megapixel Live MOS Micro Four Thirds Sensor without low-pass filter, which is combined with the new Venus Engine allows to achieve the highest picture quality in colour, reproduction, resolution and noise reduction.

Using 5-axis Dual IS II and a large ISO sensitivity with a range of ISO 100-25600, the GH5 is an outstanding camera to shoot in all lightning states, as well as to keep the camera stable while shooting with using zoom lenses. The image stabilisation can be maintained even further when used with adaptable Lumix lenses with additional 2-axis of stabilisation.

The GH5 features the 10th generation Venus Engine, designed to produce high-quality images with natural colours and fine detailing. The camera is capable of tracking fast-moving subjects, buffering full-resolution images at a striking 12fps with single AF and 9fps with continuous AF. 

The new addition of 6K Photo allows to capture 18-megapixel and 8-megapixel JPEG images at 30fps and 60fps respectively, meaning that there won’t be any moment missed.

The new Panasonic GH5 can deliver professional-quality, ultra-high-definition, smooth videos up to 4K 60p/50p internally. Moreover, the GH5 is capable of 4:2:2 10-bit 4K 30p/25p internal video recordings, as well as producing even more accurate colour reproduction for the first time as a digital interchangeable lens camera.

Weather-secured. Able to handle splashes and dust, made from a magnesium alloy full cast front, the GH5 is a camera that can be used with full confidence even in challenging circumstances. It can tolerate freezing temperatures up to -10Cº and is rated for a lifetime of 200,000 shutter releases, with a battery life of at least 380 shots.

The GH5 is supplied with a double SD Memory Card slot, compatible with the high-speed, high-capacity UHS-II. The HDMI Type A terminal is included.

The Panasonic Lumix GH5 has a large Live View Finder (LVF) with a magnification ratio of approximately 1.52x / 0.76x (35mm camera equivalent). A high-speed OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diode) display features 3,680K-dot resolution and 100% field of view.

The GH5 has Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, which offers a more flexible shooting experience and instant sharing with easy operations. Bluetooth 4.2 allows constant connection with a smartphone/tablet with its minimum power consumption.

Specifications of Panasonic Lumix GH5

General

Model Name Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 
Model Number GH5
Camera Format Compact System Camera
Weight 25.6 oz (725 g)  includes batteries
Size 5.5 x 3.9 x 3.4 in. (139 x 98 x 87 mm)
Waterproof Yes

Image sensor

Sensor Type Live Mos
Sensor Manufacturer Panasonic
Effective Megapixels 20.3
Sensor Format 4/3
Sensor size 224.9mm2 (17.30mm x 13.00mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch 3.34 microns
Focal Length Multiplier 2.0x
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Colour Filter Type RGBG
Self-Cleaning Yes
Sensor shift image stabilization Yes
On-Sensor Phase Detect No
DxO Sensor Score 77
DxO Color Depth Score (bits) 23.9
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 13.0
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 807

Image capture

Image Resolution 5184 x 3888 (20.2 MP, 4:3), 3712 x 2784 (10.3 MP, 4:3), 1820 x 1368 (2.5 MP, 4:3), 5184 x 3456 (17.9 MP, 3:2), 3712 x 2480 (9.2 MP, 3:2), 1824 x 1216 (2.2 MP, 3:2), 5184 x 2920 (15.1 MP, 16:9), 3840 x 2160 (8.3 MP, 16:9), 1824 x 1024 (1.9 MP, 16:9), 3888 x 3888 (15.1 MP, 1:1), 2784 x 2784 (7.8 MP, 1:1), 1968 x 1968 (3.9 MP, 1:1), 4992 x 3744 (18.7 MP, 4:3), 3328 x 2496 (8.3 MP, 4:3), 5184 x 3456 (17.9 MP, 3:2), 3504 x 2336 (8.2 MP, 3:2), 3840 x 2160 (8.3 MP, 16:9), 2880 x 2880 (8.3 MP, 1:1)
Image File Format JPEG (EXIF 2.31), RAW, RAW + JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second 11.9

Video capture

Can take movies Yes
Movie File Format MOV, MP4, AVCHD, AVCHD Progressive
Composite Video Out No
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video n/a
Video Usable as Viewfinder n/a
HD Video Out Yes
HD Video Connection HDMI

Lens & Optics

Lens Mount Micro Four Thirds
Lens n/a
Integrated ND Filter No
Filter Thread n/a
Thread Type n/a
Optical Image Stabilization No
Digital Zoom Yes
Digital Zoom Values 2x, 4x; Extra Tele Conversion:Still image: Max. 2x; 4K PHOTO: 1.6x (4:3), 1.5x (3:2), 1.4x (16:9, 1:1); Motion picture: 2.7x (FHD), 1.4x (4K)

Auto Focus

Auto Focus Yes
Auto Focus Type Contrast Detection with DFD: Face/Eye detection, Tracking, 225-area, Custom Multi, 1-area, Pinpoint; One Shot AF, Shutter AF, Half Press Release, Quick AF, Continuous AF (during motion picture recording), Eye Sensor AF, AF+MF, MF Assist, Touch MF Assist, Focus Peaking, Touch AF/AE Function, Touch Pad AF, Touch Shutter
Auto Focus Assist Light Yes
Manual Focus Yes

Viewfinder

Viewfindee EVF / LCD
Viewfinder Type 3680K-dot OLED, 1.52x / 0.76x (35mm eq.) magnification, 21mm eyepoint, -4 to +3 diopter, eye sensor
Focus Peaking Yes
EVF Resolution 3,680,000 dots
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent) 0.76x
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed) 1.52x

Display

Eye-level Viewfinder Yes
Rear Display Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.2
Rear Display Resolution 1,620,000 dots (405,000 px)
Touchscreen Yes
Articulating Screen Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen Yes
Selfie Screen Yes
Max Playback Zoom 16.0x
Top Deck Display No

Image storage

Usable Memory Types SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support UHS-II
Dual Card Slots Yes
RAW Capture Support Yes
Thread Type n/a
Uncompressed Format RAW, RAW + JPEG
Movie File Format MOV, MP4, AVCHD, AVCHD Progressive
Included Memorys No memory included

Connectivity

Built-In Wi-Fi Yes
NFC No
Bluetooth Yes
Built-In GPS No
Microphone Jack Yes
Headphone Jack Yes
External Connections USB 2.0 High Speed,USB 3.0 Super Speed,Bluetooth,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant Yes
DPOF Compliant Yes
Remote Control Yes
Remote Control Type Wi-Fi or optional wired
Connections (extended) USB 3.1 Type-C, HDMI Type-A, 2.5mm Wired Remote, 3.5mm External Mic Jack, 3.5mm Headphone Jack

Performing timing

Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution 0.33
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot): 0.42
Camera penalizes early shutter press? Yes
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution) 11.9
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution) 600
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 11.9
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames) 65
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps) 11.9
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames 63
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid 0.13 seconds
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.066 seconds
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.056 seconds
Startup Time 1.0 seconds
Play -> Record Time 0.7 seconds

Power

Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View) 410 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF) 400 shots
Battery Life, Video 55 minutes
Battery Form Factor Proprietary
Usable Battery Types 7.2v, 1860mAh Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included 1 x Proprietary Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included Yes
Internal Charging Supported No

Softwear

Included Software None
Free downloads PHOTOfunSTUDIO 10.0XE, SILKYPIX Developer Studio
OS Compatibility PHOTOfunSTUDIO (Windows); SILKYPIX Developer Studio (Windows / Mac)

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FAQ

For how long will the battery last when shooting video with the Panasonic GH5?
The DMW-BLF19 battery for the GH5 camera lasts for approximately 120 minutes when shooting in AVCHD format for video.

How 10-bit on the GH5 will make a difference for videographers compare to 8-bit?
The 10-bit will provide improved colour fidelity and details with fewer artefacts, by that making it better suited to grading and other post-productions.


What is the time limit for recording video on the Panasonic GH5?
There are no time limits for recording a video in either Full HD or 4K. Recording is continuous and is limited only by the memory card or recorder.

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