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The One Moving Filmmaking Forward
Unlimited recording in C4K/4K 60p/50p. Breathtaking low-light image quality driven by an advanced new image sensor. And a focal length that’s always perfect, thanks to a multiple aspect ratio recording. The highest video performance in LUMIX history gives you the power to capture the world — and change it.
The Ultimate Sensitivity
Newly Developed Sensor
The LUMIX GH5S achieves the highest-ever sensitivity and best image quality in LUMIX history. This is realized by combining the newly developed high sensitivity sensor with Dual Native ISO technology and the latest Venus Engine. Dual Native ISO is a revolutionary technology featured on Panasonic’s professional video cameras and offers the advantages of very high sensitivity while keeping noise levels low. Usually, with a conventional single native ISO, noise levels rise when sensitivity is increased. However, the newly developed image sensor implements dual circuits able to switch to high native sensitivity before gain processing. This means you can achieve beautiful footage with suppressed noise in low-lit situations.
Cinema 4K 60p/50p* with Unlimited Recording Time
The original LUMIX GH5 made it possible to record 4K 60p/50p video on a DLSM camera. Now, to greatly extend your creative possibilities, the LUMIX GH5S takes this even further and, for the first time ever**, includes Cinema 4K (C4K: 4096 x 2160) 60p/50p* video recording . Moreover, there is no limit*** to the recording time, not even when shooting FHD or 4K video.
4:2:2 10-bit Internal Recording
The LUMIX GH5S brings game changing internal 4:2:2 10-bit C4K/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. And 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 color and grading fidelity with over a billion colors and four times the tonality of 8-bit to match professional intent.
* C4K/4K 4:2:2 10-bit 60p/50p video is output only.
Pre-installed V-LogL Video Recording FunctionA 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-logL to Rec.709 LUT for an HDTV look).
Hybrid Log Gamma for 4K HDR VideoHDR (High Dynamic Range) is a mode to reproduce both the bright parts and dark parts of an image, making it look just as the human eyes see it. You can choose Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) in Photo Style.
Multiple Aspect Ratios — LUMIX GH5S Exclusive!
The LUMIX GH5S sensor handles 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 truly stunning image expression!
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.
Max. 10x Slow Motion Video — VFR (Variable Frame Rate)
To elevate video expressivity even further, a variety of effects are available on the LUMIX GH5S. The VFR lets you record overcranked / undercranked videos in C4K/4K (60-fps maximum 2.5x slower*) or FHD (240-fps maximum 10x slower*) quality. The minimum frame rate for quick motion effects video is 2-fps.
* In 24p playback. The degree of effect varies depending on the recording format and frequency, and angle of view narrows if you select a frame rate with a number of frames 204 or more.
4:2:2 10-bit HDMI Live Output and Simultaneous Internal Recording
The LUMIX GH5S is capable of 4:2:2 10-bit real-time image output to an external monitor or recorder via an optional HDMI cable (full size TypeA), while simultaneously providing an internal 4:2:2 10-bit recording*. 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).
A cable lock holder for the HDMI cable is bundled with the LUMIX GH5S to prevent unplugging problems on location.
* C4K/4K 60p/50p is output only.
TC IN/OUT TerminalThe time code can be synchronized with an external device by using the bundled BNC conversion cable. This enables easier non-linear timeline editing of footage shot with multiple cameras.
LINE Input SupportedLINE input is supported by a 3.5mm mic jack. This makes it possible to input sounds from an external audio device, for more efficient video production.
Lumix DC-GH5S Mirrorless MFT Digital Camera
DMW-BLF19 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 1860mAh)
DMW-BTC10 Battery Charger
Hot Shoe Cover
Flash Sync Socket Cap
Battery Grip Connector Cover
BNC Converter Cable
Limited 1-Year Warranty
|Type||Digital Single Lens Mirrorless camera|
|Recording media||SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card/(Compatible with UHS-I/UHS-II UHS Speed Class 3 standard SDHC/SDXC Memory Cards and UHS-II Video Speed Class 60 standard SDXC Memory Cards)|
|Image sensor size||17.3 x 13 mm (in 4:3 aspect ratio)|
|Lens mount||Micro Four Thirds mount|
|Type||Live MOS Sensor|
|Total pixels||11.93 Megapixels|
|Camera effective pixels||10.28 Megapixels|
|Color filter||Primary color filter|
|Dust reduction system||Supersonic wave filter|
|Recording file format||Still image JPEG (DCF, Exif 2.31), RAW (14-bit / 12-bit)
4K PHOTO MP4 (H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, Audio format: AAC (2ch))
Motion picture MOV: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC (Audio format: LPCM (2ch 48kHz/16-bit, 48kHz/24-bit*, 96kHz/24-bit*)) *When attaching DMW-XLR1 (sold separately)./MP4: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, H.265/HEVC (Audio format: LPCM (2ch 48kHz/16-bit), AAC (2ch))/AVCHD Progressive, AVCHD (Audio format: Dolby Audio 2ch)
|System frequency||59.94Hz, 50.00Hz, 24.00Hz|
|Aspect ratio||4:3, 3:2, 16:9, 1:1|
|Image quality||RAW, RAW+Fine, RAW+Standard, Fine, Standard *RAW bit size is selectable from 14-bit or 12-bit.|
|Colour Space||sRGB, AdobeRGB|
|File size(Pixels) -Still Image||
|Continuous recordable time (Motion picture)**||AVCHD [FHD/60p]: Approx. 130 min (rear monitor), 130 min (LVF) with H-FS12060/AVCHD [FHD/60i]: Approx. 130 min (rear monitor), 130 min (LVF) with H-FS12060/MP4 [4K/60p]: Approx. 120 min (rear monitor), 120 min (LVF) with H-FS12060/MP4 [4K/30p]: Approx. 120 min (rear monitor), 110 min (LVF) with H-FS12060|
|Actual recordable time (Motion picture)**||AVCHD [FHD/60p]: Approx. 65 min (rear monitor), 65 min (LVF) with H-FS12060/AVCHD [FHD/60i]: Approx. 65 min (rear monitor), 65 min (LVF) with H-FS12060/MP4 [4K/60p]: Approx. 60 min (rear monitor), 60 min (LVF) with H-FS12060/MP4 [4K/30p]: Approx. 60 min (rear monitor), 55 min (LVF) with H-FS12060|
|WiFi||Wi-Fi2.4GHz (STA/AP) (IEEE802.11b/g/n)/Wi-Fi5GHz (STA) (IEEE 802.11a/n/ac)*5GHz Wi-Fi is not available in some countries./1-13, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60, 64, 100, 104, 108, 112, 116, 120, 124, 128, 132, 136, 140 ch|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth® v4.2 (Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE))|
|QR code connection / Password-less connection||Yes / Yes (ON / OFF selectable)|
|Type||OLED Live View Finder (3,680k dots)|
|Field of view||Approx. 100%|
|Magnification||Approx. 1.52x / 0.76x (35mm camera equivalent) with 50 mm lens at infinity; -1.0 m-1|
|Eye point||Approx. 21 mm from eyepiece lens|
|Diopter adjustment||-4.0 - +3.0 (dpt)|
|Display speed||120fps / 60fps|
|Type||Contrast AF system|
|Focus mode||AFS (Single) / AFF (Flexible) / AFC (Continuous) / MF|
|AF mode||Face/Eye Detection / Tracking / 225-Area / Custom Multi / 1-Area / Pinpoint/(Full area touch is available) (Scalable AF frame size and flexible AF position)|
|AF detective range||EV -5 - 18 (ISO100 equivalent)|
|AF assist lamp||Yes|
|AF lock||Yes (AF/AE LOCK button)|
|AF custom setting||AF Sensitivity, AF Area Switching Sensitivity, Moving Object Prediction|
|Others||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|
|Light metering system||1,728-zone multi-pattern sensing system|
|Light metering mode||Multiple / Center Weighted / Spot|
|Metering range||EV0-18 (F2.0 lens, ISO100 equivalent)|
|Exposure mode||Program AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE, Manual|
(Standard Output Sensitivity)
|Still image: Auto / Intelligent ISO / 80* / 100* / 160 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / 6400 / 12800 / 25600 / 51200 / 102400* / 204800* (Changeable to 1/3 EV step) *Extended ISO/Creative Video Mode: Auto / 80* / 100* / 160 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / 6400 / 12800 / 25600 / 51200 / 102400* / 204800* (Changeable to 1/3 EV step) *Extended ISO|
|Dual Native ISO||
|Exposure compensation||1/3 EV step ±5EV (±3EV for motion picture)|
|AE lock||Yes (AF/AE LOCK button)|
|White balance||AWB / AWBc / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / incandescent / Flash / White Set 1, 2, 3, 4 / Color temperature setting 1, 2, 3, 4|
|White balance adjustment||Blue/Amber bias, Magenta/Green bias|
|Color temperature setting||2500-10000K in 100K|
|Shutter speed||Still image: Bulb (Max. 30 minutes), 1/8,000 - 60/Electronic shutter: 1/16,000 - 1/Motion picture: 59.94Hz: 1/16,000 - 1/30, 50.00Hz: 1/16,000 - 1/25, 23.98Hz: 1/16,000 - 1/24 (When using Synchro Scan)|
|Shutter life||Approx. 200,000 images|
|Self timer||10sec, 3 images / 2sec / 10sec|
|Remote control||Remote control with Bulb function by DMW-RSL1 (sold separately)|
|AE bracket||3, 5, 7 images in 1/3, 2/3 or 1 EV step, max. ±3 EV, single/burst|
|Aperture Bracket||3, 5 or all positions in 1 EV step|
|Focus Bracket||1 to 999 images, focus steps can be set in 10 levels|
|White balance bracket||3 exposures in blue/amber axis or in magenta/green axis, color temperature setting|
|Burst speed||[14-bit]/AFS/MF: H: 11 frames/sec, M: 6 frames/sec (with Live View), L: 2 frames/sec (with Live View) *When H-ES12060 is used./AFF/AFC: H: 7 frames/sec (with Live View), M: 5 frames/sec (with Live View), L: 2 frames/sec (with Live View) *When H-ES12060 is used./[12-bit]/AFS/MF: H: 12 frames/sec, M: 7 frames/sec (with Live View), L: 2 frames/sec (with Live View) *When H-ES12060 is used./AFF/AFC: H: 8 frames/sec (with Live View), M: 6 frames/sec (with Live View), L: 2 frames/sec (with Live View) *When H-ES12060 is used.|
|Number of recordable images||More than approx. 80 images (when there are RAW files with the particular speed.)/More than approx. 600 images (when there are no RAW files and using a card with SD Speed Class with "UHS-II UHS Speed Class 3 (U3)".)/(depending on memory card size, battery power, picture size, and compression)|
|Burst speed||60 frames/sec, 30 frames/sec|
|Exif information||Yes (Each JPEG image cropped out of the 4K burst file complies with EXIF.)|
|Marking function||Yes (in 4K Burst (S/S) mode)|
|Loop rec function||Yes (in 4K Burst (S/S) mode)|
|Flash type||TTL External Flash (sold separately)|
|Flash Mode||Auto*, Auto/Red-eye Reduction*, Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync., Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off *For iA, iA+ only.|
|Synchronization speed||Less than 1/250 second|
|Flash output adjustment||1/3EV step ±3EV|
|Flash synchronization||1st Curtain Sync, 2nd Curtain Sync.|
|Synchronization for flash dimming and exposure compensation||Yes|
|Wireless control||Yes (When using DMW-FL200L / FL360L / FL580L (sold separately)), Wireless Channel: 1ch/2ch/3ch/4ch|
|Flash sync socket||Yes|
|Type||TFT LCD monitor with static touch control|
|Monitor size||Free-angle 3.2-inch (8.0cm) / 3:2 aspect|
|Pixels||Approx. 1,620k dots|
|Filed of view||Approx. 100%|
|Monitor adjustment||Brightness, Contrast, Saturation, Red-Green, Blue-Yellow|
|Anamorphic 4K mode (4:3)||
MOV** / *****-59.94Hz
MOV** / *****-50.00Hz
MOV** / *****-24.00Hz
|Digital zoom||2x, 4x|
|Extra Tele Conversion||Still image: Max. 2x/Motion picture: 2.1x (FHD)|
|Other functions||Level Gauge, Real-time Histogram, Guide Lines (3 patterns), Video Guide Line, Center Marker, Highlight display (Still image / motion picture), Zebra pattern (Still image / motion picture)|
DIRECTION DETECTION FUNCTION
|Direction Detection Function||Yes|
|REC||Wi-Fi / Q.MENU / Video Record / LVF/Monitor Switch / LVF/Monitor Disp. Style / AF/AE LOCK / AF-ON / Preview / One Push AE / Touch AE / Level Gauge / Focus Area Set / Zoom Control / 1 Shot RAW+JPG / 1 Shot Spot Metering / 1 Shot 4K PHOTO / Operation Lock / Dial Operation Switch / Destination Slot / Photo Style / Filter Select / Aspect Ratio / Picture Size / Quality / RAW Bit Size / AFS/AFF / Metering Mode / Burst Rate / 4K PHOTO / Self Timer / Bracket / Highlight Shadow / i. Dynamic / i. Resolution / Min. Shtr Speed / HDR / Shutter Type / Flash Mode / Flash Adjust. / Wireless Flash Setup / Ex. Tele Conv. / Digital Zoom / Stabilizer / 4K Live Cropping / Motion Pic. Rec Format / Motion Pic. Rec Quality / Variable Frame Rate / Picture Mode in Rec. / Synchro Scan / Time Code Display / Sound Rec Level Adj. / Mic. Directivity Adjust / HLG View Assist (HDMI) / Color Bars / WFM/Vector Scope / Anamorphic Desqueeze Display / HLG View Assist / LUT Monitor Display / LUT HDMI Display / Focus Transition / Silent Mode / Peaking / Histogram / Guide Line / Video Guide Line / Zebra Pattern / Monochrome Live View / Constant Preview / Live View Boost / Rec Area / Video-Priority Display / Step Zoom / Zoom Speed / Night Mode / Exposure Comp. / Sensitivity / White Balance / ON/OFF of each item in White Balance / ON/OFF of each item in Photo Style / AF Mode/MF / Rec/Playback Switch / Off / Restore to Default|
|PLAY||Wi-Fi / LVF/Monitor Switch / Rec/Playback Switch / Slot Change / 4K PHOTO Play / Delete Single / Protect / Rating 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 / RAW Processing / 4K PHOTO Bulk Saving / Copy / Anamorphic Desqueeze Display / HLG View Assist / HLG View Assist (HDMI) / LUT Monitor Display / LUT HDMI Display / Night Mode / Off / Restore to Default|
|Photo Style||Standard / Vivid / Natural / Monochrome / L. Monochrome / Scenery / Portrait / Custom 1, 2, 3, 4 / Cinelike D / Cinelike V / Like709 / Hybrid Log Gamma* / V-LogL/*When Creative Video Mode is selected.|
Expressive / Retro / Old Days / High Key / Low Key / Sepia / Monochrome / Dynamic Monochrome / Rough Monochrome* / Silky Monochrome* / Impressive Art / High Dynamic / Cross Process / Toy Effect / Toy Pop / Bleach Bypass / Miniature Effect** / Soft Focus* / Fantasy / Star Filter* / One Point Color / Sunshine*/*For photos only. **Not available in 4:2:2 10-bit video or C4K/4K video recording.
VARIABLE FRAME RATE
|Variable Frame Rate||
MOTION PICTURE FUNCTION
|Master pedestal level||31 steps|
|Luminance level||8-bit: 0-255 / 16-235 / 16-255/10-bit: 0?1023 / 64?940 / 64?1023|
|Wave form monitor / Vectorscope||Selectable|
|LUT display||LUT Monitor Display / LUT HDMI Display|
|Time code||Count Up: Rec Run/Free Run selectable, Time Code Mode: Drop frame/Non-drop frame selectable (When system frequency [59.94Hz] is selected.)|
|SS/Gain operation||Shutter Duration/ISO / Angle/ISO / Shutter Duration/dB|
|Colour bars / 1kHz test tone||Yes (SMPTE / EBU / ARIB) / Yes|
|Knee control||Yes (in Like709 mode)|
|Playback mode||30-thumbnail display, 12-thumbnail display, Calendar display, Zoomed playback (Max. 16x), Slideshow (All / Picture Only / Video Only, duration & effect is selectable), Playback Mode (Normal / Picture Only / Video Only), Protect, Rating, Title Edit, Face Recognition Edit, RAW Processing, 4K PHOTO Bulk Saving, 4K PHOTO Noise Reduction, Light Composition, Clear Retouch, Text Stamp, Copy, Resize, Cropping, Rotate, Video Divide, Time Lapse Video, Stop Motion Video, Rotation Display, Anamorphic Desqueeze Display, HLG View Assist, LUT Monitor Display, Picture Sort, Delete Confirmation, Creating Still Pictures from a Motion Picture|
IMAGE PROTECTION / DELETE
|Protection||Single / Multi or Cancel|
|Delete||Single / Multi / All / Except Rating|
|USB||USB Type-C, SuperSpeed USB 3.1 Gen1|
|Audio video output||No|
|Remote input||φ2.5mm for remote|
|External microphone / external audio device input||φ3.5mm for external microphone / external audio device/MIC (Plug-in Power) / MIC / LINE is selectable./Stereo/Lens Auto/Shotgun/Super Shotgun/Manual is selectable when attaching DMW-MS2 (sold separately).|
|Headphone output||φ3.5mm for headphone|
|Microphone||Stereo, Wind Noise Canceller: OFF / Low* / Standard / High *When attaching DMW-MS2 (sold separately).|
|High-res audio recording||Yes with DMW-XLR1 (sold separately)|
|SD card slot||Slot 1, Slot 2|
|TC IN/OUT||Yes with BNC Converter Cable (bundled)|
|OSD language||Japanese, English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Romanian, Netherlandic, Turkish, Portuguese, Finnish, Danish, Swedish, Greek|
|Battery||Li-ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 1860mAh, 14Wh) (bundled)|
|Battery life (CIPA standard)||Approx. 440 images (rear monitor), 410 images (LVF), 1,300 images (Power Save LVF mode*) with H-FS12060/*Under the test conditions specified by Panasonic based on CIPA standard. When the time to get in the sleep mode is set to 1 sec|
|Battery grip||DMW-BGGH5 (sold separately)|
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||138.5 x 98.1 x 87.4 mm / 5.45 x 3.86 x 3.44 inch (excluding protrusions)|
|Weight||Approx. 660g / 1.46 lb (SD card x 1, Battery, Body)/Approx. 580g / 1.28 lb (Body only)|
|Operating temperature||-10°C to 40°C (14°F to 104°F)|
|Operating humidity||10%RH to 80%RH|
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