Your complete overview of the Panasonic Lumix GH5S Mirrorless Camera
Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5S Mirrorless Camera Body
⦁ 10.2 Megapixels
⦁ Dual Native ISO technology
⦁ Cinema 4K at 50p/60p video recording
⦁ 4K photo
⦁ Full HD 4:2:2 10bit video recording
⦁ Multi Aspect Sensor
⦁ Wi-Fi 5GHz & Bluetooth 4.2 connectivity
Description of Panasonic Lumix GH5S
Following the outstanding Panasonic Lumix camera GH5, Panasonic has now introduced the new Lumix GH5S mirrorless camera which is reaching new heights in recordings low-light and high-quality images that are also expanding the possibilities for video makers.
Compare to GH5, the Lumix GH5S has a newly designed chip with half of the megapixels count, which is now 10.2 MP. It has Digital Live MOS Sensor with newly developed Dual Native ISO Tecnologies which are combined with high-performance Venus Engine. By this combination the Lumix GH5S has achieved the highest sensitivity and therefore, the best image quality in Lumix history. Dual Native ISO is radical technology which offers the advantage of having very high sensitivity while keeping the noise levels down. This extremely high sensitivity allows GH5S display subjects hidden in the dark and low-lit situations.
Combination of internal recording of video in 4:2:2 10-bit and 10.2 megapixels Digital Live MOS Sensor which is backed by a Venus Engine, the camera produces images with highly improved faithful colour reproduction and grading.
The new Lumix GH5S sensor can handle multiple aspect ratios: 4 : 3, 17 : 9 and 3 : 2. Due to broad margins of effective pixels, the focal lengths doesn’t change in these aspect ratios.
The first Lumix GH5 was able to record 4K/60p and 4K/50p videos on a DLSM camera. The new GH5S allows expanding your creative possibilities even further and now includes 4,096×2,160 Cinema 4K 60p/50p video recordings. Moreover, there is no limit of the recording time, even when shooting full HD or 4K videos (of course, this is a subject of SD card and battery life).
The new Lumix GH5S includes an option of 4K HDR video. The HDR is a mode, where both bright parts and dark parts of an image can be reproduced, by that making the subject appear as the human eyes perceive it.
The Lumix GH5S has a built-in 4 :3 anamorphic mode, which makes it possible to create videos in the cinemascope format with using anamorphic lens. These stunning cinemascope videos are created in post-production using specific software, but the de-squeezed cinemascope images can be previewed while recording. Read more about how to shoot anamorphic here.
For more flexible shooting, faster image sharing and smoother remote control, the Lumix GH5S has Bluetooth 4.2 and Wi-Fi connectivity. It is allowing your GH5S connect to a smartphone, tablet or computer and shoot, browse and share images remotely. Moreover, on a multiple GH5S camera shoot, the main camera settings can be transmitted wirelessly to other GH5S units.
Specifications of Panasonic Lumix GH5S
|Model Name||Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5S|
|Camera Format||Compact System Camera|
|Weight||23.3 oz (660 g) includes batteries|
|Size||5.5 x 3.9 x 3.4 in. (139 x 98 x 87 mm)|
|Sensor Type||Live Mos|
|Sensor size||224.9mm2 (17.30mm x 13.00mm)|
|Approximate Pixel Pitch||4.51 microns|
|Focal Length Multiplier||2.0x|
|Colour Filter Type||RGBG|
|Sensor shift image stabilization||No|
|On-Sensor Phase Detect||No|
|Image Resolution||3680 x 2760 (10.2 MP, 4:3), 3840 x 2560 (9.8 MP, 3:2), 4016 x 2256 (9.1 MP, 16:9), 2752 x 2752 (7.6 MP, 1:1), 2592 x 1944 (5.0 MP, 4:3), 2736 x 1824 (5.0 MP, 3:2), 2816 x 1584 (4.5 MP, 16:9), 1936 x 1936 (3.7 MP, 1:1), 1824 x 1368 (2.5 MP, 4:3), 1920 x 1280 (2.5 MP, 3:2), 1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9), 1360 x 1360 (1.8 MP, 1:1), 3328 x 2496 (8.3 MP, 4:3), 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), 12 or 14-bit RAW, RAW + JPEG|
|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|
|Integrated ND Filter||No|
|Optical Image Stabilization||No|
|Digital Zoom Values||2x, 4x; Extra Tele Conversion: Still image: Max. 2x; Motion picture: 2.1x (FHD)|
|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|
|Viewfindee||EVF / LCD|
|Viewfinder Type||3680K-dot OLED, 1.52x / 0.76x (35mm eq.) magnification, 21mm eyepoint, -4 to +3 diopter, eye sensor|
|EVF Resolution||3,680,000 dots|
|Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent)||0.76x|
|Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed)||1.52x|
|Rear Display Size (inches):||3.2|
|Rear Display Resolution||1,620,000 dots (405,000 px)|
|Tilt Swivel Screen||Yes|
|Max Playback Zoom||16.0x|
|Top Deck Display||No|
|Usable Memory Types||SD / SDHC / SDXC|
|Dual Card Slots||Yes|
|RAW Capture Support||Yes|
|Uncompressed Format||12 or 14-bit RAW, RAW + JPEG|
|Movie File Format||MOV, MP4, AVCHD, AVCHD Progressive|
|Included Memorys||No memory included|
|External Connections||USB 2.0 High Speed,USB 3.0 Super Speed,Bluetooth,WiFi|
|Remote Control Type||Wi-Fi or optional wired|
|Connections (extended)||USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-C, HDMI Type-A, 2.5mm Wired Remote Jack, 3.5mm External Mic Jack, 3.5mm Headphone Jack, TC In/Out via Flash Sync Terminal|
|Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution||0.39|
|Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot):||0.45|
|Camera penalizes early shutter press?||Yes|
|JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution)||11.7|
|Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution)||600|
|RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps):||12.5|
|Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames)||120|
|RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps)||13.1|
|Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames||99|
|Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid||0.17 seconds|
|Shutter Lag (manual focus):||0.083 seconds|
|Shutter Lag (prefocused):||0.045 seconds|
|Startup Time||1.1 seconds|
|Play -> Record Time||0.7 seconds|
|Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View)||440 shots|
|Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF)||410 shots|
|Battery Life, Video||60 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|
|Free downloads||PHOTOfunSTUDIO 10.0XE, SILKYPIX Developer Studio|
|OS Compatibility||PHOTOfunSTUDIO (Windows); SILKYPIX Developer Studio (Windows / Mac)|
Reviews of the Panasonic Lumix GH5S
Panasonic Lumix GH5S vs GH5
Does the GH5S has a recording time limit?
There are no record time limits. It has an unlimited continuous recording time at all resolutions, unless there is no more battery life or the memory card is full.
What is the crop factor, when shooting 240 fps?
There is no crop factor. It is just consistent.
Where is the image stabilization?
The Panasonic GH5s has a relevantly bigger sensor and therefore it is lacking stabilization. This camera is mostly focusing on filmmaking, where the creator has the complete control over the sensor.