Panasonic GH5 Lumix Camera
It was feeling like the Sony cameras were beating Panasonic in the mirrorless compacts with the updated Sony A7s Mk2. But the Panasonic GH5 release means they are back in the game. Stabilisation on the chip, better low-light performance, better processing, 4K at 60p 150mbps and of course 10 bit 4.2.2 output and internal recording (the Sony’s are only 8-bit).
It is of course MFT mount, which is not an area where people get really excited about the lenses available, but of course you can add adapters to nearly anything, including the Metabones Speedbooster to get to EF, and an Arri PL adapter to use even anamorphic lenses like our Lomos.
Worth noting the HDMI connector is now full-size, which may prove to be a bit more reliable (not that HDMI is a pro connector in any way).
The optional V-log curve has been added.
Frame rates are up to 60p in 4K, up to 180fps in HD 1080.
Future updates may allow for even higher bit rates at regular speeds. Already having 10 bit allows you to use cine gamma and stretch it out in post without as much worry of banding that you’d get from 8 bit footage.
For shooting pro audio there is an XLR adapter that is far less unwieldy than the old YHGA unit.
And available now to hire in London through the Gear Factory or throughout the UK on mykitplace.com
PHOTOS. VIDEOS. Explore New Frontiers.
Digital Live MOS sensor delivers the ultimate in LUMIX image quality. World’s first 4K/60P video recording* support a professional workflow. 6K PHOTO lets you confidently capture moments otherwise left to chance. Explore new dimensions of photography and videography with the LUMIX GH5.
20.3MP Pixel-Perfect Shooter
The LUMIX GH5 packs a real punch with its high performance Digital Live MOS sensor sporting a 20.3 megapixels to achieve the highest picture quality in the history of LUMIX G compact system cameras. Together with the removal of the low-pass filter from the sensor, you can confidently capture the sharpest & artefact free image with high dynamic range. The LUMIX GH5 is a camera of beauty created by you and crafted by Panasonic engineering.
Venus Engine Beauty
The marriage of an advanced Digital Live MOS sensor with the beautiful new Venus Engine 10 reproduces extraordinary colour detail and natural texture expression. Multipixel Luminance Generation and Intelligent Detail Processing renders intense brightness and contrast. The Three-Dimensional Colour Control with rich colours from dark to bright shades and high-precision Multi Process NR makes your images stand out. Video users will be impressed with the improved performance in perceptual dynamic range at high ISO sensitivity settings.
Got the Shakes? Eliminate blur at any setting
Its difficult to handhold a camera at the best of times. Thanks to the 5-Axis Dual Image Stabiliser 2* intelligent compensation comes to your aid. This is the equivalent to 5 doublings of exposure duration meaning you can use a 5-stop slower shutter speed up to tele-end. The LUMIX GH5 eliminates shakes in both body and lens from wide-angle to tele-end**. It also works in both photo and video recording, including 4K video. The astonishing power of the 5-axis Body I.S. corrects shake for all lenses, including classic lenses not equipped with O.I.S.
World 1st* 4K 60p/50p
Smooth Quality Video
The LUMIX GH5 takes professional shooting performance to another level with high-precision, silky smooth 4K
60p/50p (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.
High-resolution images and perfect focal length can also be achieved as the LUMIX GH5 features pixel for pixel, no
sensor cropping recording. There’s also no recording duration limit so you can go beyond 30 minutes in all
World 1st* 4:2:2 10-bit
The LUMIX GH5 brings game changing internal 4:2:2 10-bit 4K video recording. For example, 10-bit will render all the subtleties of graduated skies and sunsets without the banding so prone to 8-bit. The power of having film creation capabilities inside the camera sets a new precedent in guerilla style filmmaking, also you can record 4:2:2 10-bit to SD card whilst simultaneously feeding the live signal thru a full-size HDMI port** connected to an external monitor or recorder. 4:2:2 10-bit recording enables faithful colour and grading fidelity with over a billion colours and four times the tonality of 8-bit to match professional intent.
A mind-blowing 400Mbps (ALL-Intra) high bitrate recording mode will be available by firmware update***.
Ultra Fast Motion
Detection & Focus
Panasonic’s innovative DFD (Depth From Defocus) technology is constantly evolving and its just got even better. DFD allows the LUMIX GH5 to calculate focal lens movement by comparing depth of field values of two images at incredibly high speed. By combining the AF drive with a maximum read speed of 480 fps, the LUMIX GH5 can achieve ultra-high-speed Auto Focus in up to 0.05 seconds* and 9 fps burst shooting with AFC (* 12 fps burst shooting with AFS). A newly adopted motion detector accurately tracks fast moving subjects, and enables smooth 4K PHOTO/VIDEO & 6K PHOTO recording.
Never Miss A Shot with
Shoot with unlimited burst, then choose and extract the exact frames you want to keep. The new 6K PHOTO*
mode at 30fps allows you to capture the perfect moments at a stunning approx.18-megapixel high-resolution. The
Ultra-high-speed 4K PHOTO mode at 60fps freezes even faster motion which is simply not possible in conventional
cameras. The LUMIX GH5 truly does make moments unmissable.
* 6K PHOTO is a high speed burst shooting function that cuts a still
image out of a 4:3 or 3:2 video footage with approx.18-megapixel
(approx. 6000 x 3000 effective pixel count) that the 6K image
The LUMIX GH5 is built to withstand even heavy use out in the field. It is freezeproof down to -10-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.
Large OLED LVF
A super high-resolution 3,680k-dot OLED LVF (Live View Finder) brings gorgeous visibility and makes for perfect framing even under direct sunlight. A high 0.76x magnification (35mm camera equivalent) makes it easy to see image detail, your settings and icons, and, the long eye point distance of 21mm is excellent for people who wear spectacles. Best of all, the OLED LVF ensures your pictures match up to exactly how you intended them.