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Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5S Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera Body
- Mfr# DCGH5S
- 10.28MP Multi Aspect Ratio MOS Sensor
- DCI 4K60p and Full HD 1080/240p Video
- Internal 4:2:2 10-Bit Long GOP
- V-Log L Gamma and HDR Hybrid Log Gamma
- 0.76x 3.68m-Dot OLED Viewfinder
- 3.2″ 1.62m-Dot Free-Angle Touchscreen
- Dual Native ISO 400 and ISO 2500
- Dual UHS-II SD Slots; Wi-Fi & Bluetooth
- Advanced DFD AF System
- 12 fps Cont. Shooting and 4K PHOTO Modes
Mfr SKU: DCGH5S
LUMIX GH5s C4K Mirrorless ILC Camera Body with 10.2 Megapixel High Sensitivity MOS Sensor, C4K 60p & 4:2:2 10-bit Internal, & WiFi + Bluetooth
Step up to the professional grade Panasonic LUMIX GH5s C4K mirrorless camera that offers over 29 LUMIX and LEICA compact lens options built on the next-generation (ILC) interchangeable lens camera standard [Micro Four Thirds] pioneered by Panasonic. Its “mirrorless” design enables the high performance, durability, mobility, and low light gathering needed for professional Cinematic and Anamorphic 4K video production. The LUMIX GH5s includes cutting-edge C4K: 60p50p 4:2:0 8-bit, 30p25p24p 4:2:2 10-bit, 4K: 60p50p 4:2:0 8-bit, 30p25p24p 4:2:2 10-bit recording* with unlimited recording. The GH5s comes pre-installed with HDR Hybrid Log Gamma and Panasonic’s V-LogL along with professional grade exposure tools like: Time Code sync, Waveform, Vector Scopes, and programmable Zebra patters. The LUMIX GH5s supports important recording features like 14bit RAW for stills, dual native IS0, Panasonic XLR mic Adaptor support, and the return of multi-aspect capture.
* Use of SD memory card with video speed class 60 or higher is recommended for 4K All-Intra video recording. Operation is confirmed with Panasonic SD memory card with video speed class 90.
4:2:2 10-bit Internal Recording
The LUMIX GH5s is capable of internal SD card capture of 4:2:2 10-bit C4K/4K video recording without the banding so prone to 8-bit. Plus simultaneously feed 4:2:2 10-bit real-time image output through its full-size HDMI port (Type A) to an external monitor or recorder*. It is suitable for professional video making that requires accurate monitoring of the imagery or high quality recording to external codec devices (such as ProRes). 400Mbps (ALL-Intra) high bitrate recording mode is also available.
A cable lock holder for the HDMI cable is bundled with the LUMIX GH5s to prevent cable disconnection problems.
* C4K/4K 4:2:2 10-bit 60p/50p video is output only.
3,680k-dot, Large OLED LVF
A super high-resolution 3,680k-dot OLED LVF (Live View Finder) provides improved visibility, even under direct sunlight. Plus a high 0.76x magnification (35mm camera equivalent) clarifies image detail, and a smooth display at 120-fps with minimal time lag.
Anamorphic Video Mode
Ideal for recording with ‘squeezed’ cinematic filmmaking lenses. In anamorphic desqueeze display mode, images are displayed in a cinemascope aspect ratio.
Wave Form Monitor & Vectorscope
To check brightness, luminance or chroma color balance.
Like709 Gamma (ITU-R BT.709) & Knee Control
Broadcast flexibility for post-production.
Luminance Level 64-1023 / 64-940 / 0-1023 (10-bit)
For choice of video luma levels
Bluetooth 4.2 and Wi-Fi® 5GHz
Panasonic’s LUMIX Image App for Android / iOS through Bluetooth 4.2 (Low Energy) enables remote shutter release, and video record Start / Stop. Plus this full-time connection between the camera and mobile device consumes less energy. After shooting, it automatically switches to a fast Wi-Fi 5GHz (IEEE802.11ac) connection to transfer data to your mobile device of JPEG and RAW files.
・The Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ Logo is a certification mark of Wi-Fi Alliance®.
・The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Panasonic Corporation is under license. Other trademarks and trade names are those of their respective owners.
DMW-BGGH5 Battery Grip
By using two batteries—one in the camera and the other in the grip*—exclusively designed for the GH5 and GH5s, the optional DMW-BGGH5 doubles the battery life for extended shooting. It also makes gripping more comfortable during vertical shooting. Exclusively designed for the LUMIX GH5s, the DMW-BGGH5 perfectly matches the camera, boasting splash/dust/freeze-proof rugged design with a joystick controller.
* A battery pack is not included in the DMW-BGGH5. Splash Proof is a term used to describe an extra level of protection this battery grip offers against exposure to a minimal amount of moisture, water or dust. Splash Proof does not guarantee that damage will not occur if this battery grip is subjected to direct contact with water.
The optional DMW-XLR1 enables high-grade stereo recording with an attached XLR microphone (2 channels — left and right) for professional video production. High-res sound recording* at 96kHz/24bit is also selectable. The DMW-XLR1 features an easy-to-use design with convenient physical switches / dials. The DC power is supplied via the cameras shoe connector.
*In MOV only.
The Highest Video Quality in LUMIX History
Welcome to a new generation of LUMIX GH video performance. Designed exclusively for the LUMIX GH5S, the new Digital Live MOS sensor offers 10.28 effective megapixels and a significantly higher photoreceptive surface per pixel, delivering an ultra-wide dynamic range.
Dual Native ISO, a technology found in broadcast video cameras, enables the use of 400 & 2,500 ISO as base points to raise the highest normal ISO setting of 51,200, and an extension to 204,800 ISO. This technology provides ultra-sensitive video capture with impressively low noise.
Exceptional low-light performance is a key capacity for professional videography, and you’ll enjoy this and much more with the new LUMIX GH5s!
“LUMIX Tether” Camera Control PC Software
The LUMIX GH5s allows tethered shooting via USB with “LUMIX Tether” PC software. It enables camera control and shooting while checking the image on a large PC screen. Plus it supports both video and 4K PHOTO, to greatly assists professional workflows in commercial photoshoots.
Multiple Aspect Ratios — A LUMIX GH5S Exclusive!
The LUMIX GH5s sensor is capable of multiple aspect ratios; 4:3, 17:9, 16:9 and 3:2. Thanks to broad margins of effective pixels, focal length does not change in these aspect ratios. Available for still photography, 4K and C4K video, and in Anamorphic mode, this function allows you to fully leverage the angle of view of the lens for more creative options.
Also, even while using a larger sensor, high readout speeds are achieved. Rolling shutter distortion, compared to the LUMIX GH5, is suppressed by approximately 1.3x with high readout speeds when recording video or using an electronic shutter.
Dual SD Card Slots
The LUMIX GH5s is equipped with dual SD card slots for larger capacity recording and efficient file arrangement. Relay mode allows you to swap a full card out for an empty card so you can virtually record endlessly. Backup mode allows you to record continuously on one card, while you start and stop recording on the other card. Simultaneous record mode duplicates your recording on both cards. Both slots are compatible with high-speed, high-capacity UHS-II Video Speed Class 60 cards for high bitrate video recording.
4K 60-fps Burst
Shoot with extended burst, then choose and extract the exact frames you want to keep. The ultrahigh-speed 4K PHOTO mode at 60-fps with approximately 8-megapixels resolution freezes even faster motion which is simply not possible in conventional cameras. The LUMIX GH5s truly does make moments unmissable.
Precise Focusing Even in -5EV Situations
Renowned LUMIX low-light AF performance has evolved to enable shooting down to the level of -5EV. This allows you to focus precisely even under the lighting of a starlit sky, ideal for shooting nighttime nature scenes and documentaries.
Professional Worldwide Versatility
The LUMIX GH5s supports a wide range of professional applications, such as web, TV, DVD/Blu-ray and digital cinema production. It features a plethora of video formats and bitrates to record at up to 400Mbps (ALL-Intra) or 150Mbps (LongGOP (IPB Compression)).
The system frequency can be selected from 59.94Hz (NTSC), 50.00Hz (PAL), or 24.00Hz (CINEMA).
Operation is also enhanced by three video control panels — Shutter Duration/ISO, Angle/ISO, or Shutter Duration/dB. This provides solid support for professional worldwide video production.
*In MOV only.
Max.10x Slow Motion Video VFR
The VFR (Variable Frame Rate) lets you record videos with dramatic slow motion or unique quick motion in C4K/4K (60-fps maximum 2.5x slower*) or Full HD (240-fps maximum 10x slower*) quality.
* In 24p playback. Effect value varies depending on the recording format and frequency. The angle of view narrows if you select a frame rate with a number of frames greater than 204-fps.
C4K/4K 60p/50p Smooth Quality Video
The LUMIX GH5s takes professional shooting performance to another level with high-precision, silky smooth 4K 60p/50p (Cinema 4K: 4096 x 2160 / QFHD 4K: 3840 x 2160 / MOV or MP4) video recording capability.
Faster frame rates mean excellent motion compensation plus you can slow down footage inside your video editing timeline without losing detail. You also achieve perfect panning control and a suppression of the rolling shutter effect as seen in lesser frame rates.
Perfect focal length can also be achieved as the LUMIX GH5s features a multiple aspect ratio recording. There’s also no recording duration limit so you can go beyond 30 minutes in all record settings.
Splash/Dust/Freezeproof Rugged Design
The LUMIX GH5s is built like a tank to withstand heavy use. It is freezeproof down to -10F degrees in addition to splash / dustproof construction thanks to weather sealing on every joint, dial, and button. A magnesium alloy full-diecast armour frame makes the body lightweight yet durable while bringing ruggedness to the compact size. This camera can go everywhere you can.
・Splash Proof is a term used to describe an extra level of protection this camera offers against exposure to a minimal amount of moisture, water or dust. Splash Proof does not guarantee that damage will not occur if this camera is subjected to direct contact with water.
TC IN/OUT Terminal
The time code can be synchronized with an external device by using the bundled BNC conversion cable. This enables more precise image production for movies and documentaries, where multiple cameras are essential.
LINE Input Supported
LINE input is supported by Φ3.5mm mic jack. This makes it possible to input sounds from an external audio device, for more efficient video production.
Ultrahigh-speed Focusing and 14-bit RAW Burst
Capture even the fastest moving action thanks to DFD (Depth From Defocus) technology. It instantly calculates the distance to the subject by evaluating two images with different sharpness levels, and achieves ultrahigh-speed AF and 8-fps burst shooting with AFC. 12-fps burst shooting with AFS is also available.
The LUMIX GH5s also lets you select the 14-bit RAW file format. Equipped with rich color and smooth gradation from approximately 64 times the color information of 12-bit RAW, maximum 7-fps (AFC) / 11-fps (AFS) burst shooting greatly expands your range of creativity.
Useful Functions for Nighttime Shooting
When shooting dark scenes like starry skies, this mode suppresses the stimulation of the eyes that are accustomed to the dark. The LVF and rear monitor can be set separately.
Live View Boost
The display is brightened by lowering the frame rate and increasing the gain. This lets you shoot while framing, even in extremely dark situations.
MF Assist 20x
The MF Assist display has been enlarged up to 20x. Accurate focusing is possible even on tiny objects like stars.
A Large High-Resolution Rear Monitor
A large 3.2-inch LCD monitor (1,620k-dot approx..) provides a crisp live view and high visibility even in sunny shooting conditions. It adopts RGBW (Red, Green, Blue, White) pixel structure to feature even higher visibility in bright sun.
The tilt/swivel capability gives you the freedom to change perspective while maintaining easy operation and full image control. The monitor has Touch Focus control to allow instant focus by simply touching the subject on the screen. Plus, with Touch Shutter control you can point your finger at where you want the focus to be and it will release the shutter automatically.
Pre-installed V-LogL Video Recording Function
A neutral or flat logarithmic (“log”) gamma curve captures wide dynamic range pictures ideal for color grading. Plus, a LUT Display function assists your exposure and helps to show directorial intent (e.g., use V-Log to Rec.709 LUT for an HDTV look).
Hybrid Log Gamma for 4K HDR Video
HDR (High Dynamic Range) is a mode to reproduces both the bright parts and dark parts of an image, making it look just as the human eyes sees it. You can choose Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) in Photo Style.
Venus Engine Beauty
The marriage of a new Digital Live MOS sensor with the beautiful Venus Engine reproduces extraordinary color detail and natural texture expression.
Multipixel Luminance Generation and Intelligent Detail Processing render intense brightness and contrast. The Three-Dimensional Color Control zings with rich colors from dark to bright shades and high-precision Multi-Process NR makes your images pop even at high ISO sensitivity settings.
Micro Four Thirds
3.2″ Rear Touchscreen Swivel Touchscreen LCD (1,620,000)
Modes: Aperture Priority, Manual, Programmed Auto, Shutter Priority Metering Range: EV 0.0 – EV 18.0 Compensation: -5 EV to +5 EV (in 1/3 EV Steps)
|White Balance Modes||
Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Daylight, Flash, Incandescent, Shade, White Set 1, White Set 2, White Set 3, White Set 4
Up to 12 fps at 10.3 MP for up to 80 Frames in Raw Format Up to 11 fps at 10.3 MP for up to 80 Frames in Raw Format Up to 12 fps at 10.3 MP for up to 600 Frames in JPEG Format Up to 11 fps at 10.3 MP for up to 600 Frames in JPEG Format 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
Auto Auto/Red-Eye Reduction Forced On Forced On/Red-Eye Reduction Off Slow Sync Slow Sync/Red-Eye Reduction
|Max Sync Speed||
1 / 250 Second
|External Flash Connection||
Hot Shoe, PC Terminal
10 Seconds, 2 Seconds
|Dedicated Flash System||
1/8″ Headphone, 1/8″ Microphone, 2.5mm Sub-mini (2-Ring), HDMI A (Full Size), USB 3.0, USB Type-C, Viera Link, X-Sync Socket
1 x DMW-BLF19 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 7.2 VDC, 1860 mAh
Operating 14 to 104°F (-10 to 40°C) Humidity: 10 – 80%
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||
5.5 x 3.9 x 3.4″ / 138.5 x 98.1 x 87.4 mm
1.45 lb / 660 g with battery and memory card
Auto, 160-51200 (Extended Mode: 80-204800)
|Memory Card Type||
Dual (SD), SDHC, SDXC
Type: Electronic & Mechanical Speed: 60 – 1/8000 Second Type: Electronic & Mechanical Speed: 30 – 1 Minute in Bulb Mode 1/24 – 1/16000 Second in Movie Mode Type: Electronic Speed: 1 – 1/16000 Second
|Max Image Resolution||
Compact Systems Camera, Digital Camera
Center-Weighted Average Metering, Multiple, Spot Metering
-3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
-4 to +3 m
Built-In Mic: With Video (Stereo) Optional External Mic: With Video (Stereo + Mono)
Still Images: JPEG, RAW Movies: AVCHD Ver. 2.0, H.264, MOV, MP4, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 Audio: AAC, Dolby Digital 2ch, Linear PCM (Stereo)
|Dust Reduction System||
|Memory Card Type||
SD SDHC SDXC
4096 x 2160p at 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 50, 59.94 fps 3840 x 2160p at 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 50, 59.94 fps 3328 x 2496p at 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 50, 59.94 fps 1920 x 1080p at 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 50, 59.94, 120, 240 fps
Auto & Manual
Continuous-Servo AF (C), Flexible (AFF), Manual Focus (M), Single-servo AF (S)
Contrast Detection: 225
Micro Four Thirds (2x Crop Factor)
|Viewfinder Pixel Count||
|Viewfinder Eye Point||
MFT (Micro Four Thirds)
Actual: 11.93 Megapixel Effective: 10.28 Megapixel
MFT (Micro 4/3)
10 MP: 3680 x 2760
|Sensor Type / Size||
MOS, 17.3 x 13 mm