Panasonic Unveils Flagship LUMIX GH5s C4K Mirrorless Camera

Panasonic LUMIX GH5SProduct Summary

  • Model name: LUMIX GH5S
  • Release Date: January 8,2018
  • Focus Type: Autofocus
  • Format : Micro Four Thirds
  • Mounts: Micro Four Thirds mount
  • Availability: Late January 2018
  • Price: $2,499.99
  • Purchase options: Adorama | B&H | Amazon

Key features

  • 10.2MP high-sensitivity MOS sensor
  • 3,680k-dot, Large OLED LVF
  • Ultrahigh-speed Focusing
  • Dual SD Card slots (UHS-II U3 Compatible)
  • C4K/4K 4:2:2 10-bit Internal Recording
  • Unlimited in-camera recording of C4K
  • 4K HDR hybrid log gamma support
  • Full HD 240 fps video recording
  • Bluetooth 4.2 and Wi-Fi 5GHz connectivity

Panasonic is proud to introduce the new hybrid LUMIX GH5S with expanded video recording capability and enhanced image quality. Designed and developed for professional filmmakers, the LUMIX GH5S achieves our highest-ever sensitivity and video image quality in the history of LUMIX cameras.Packed with big features to delight videographers and photographers alike

The new 10.2-megapixel Digital Live MOS Sensor and Venus Engine reproduce the darkest areas of the image with increased clarity thanks to the maximum ISO 51200. When shooting in dark environments, videographers can now focus on capturing the perfect shot without worrying about background noise thanks to the newly applied Dual Native ISO Technology.

The LUMIX GH5S is compatible with Timecode IN/OUT which is easy to set using the flash sync terminal and bundled coaxial cable for a BNC terminal. The camera can be used as a Timecode generator for other GH5S models and professional camcorders and the functionality makes multi-camera productions pain-free by instantly synchronizing recordings to other cameras or audio devices.

Both videographers and photographers can now enjoy the same diagonal field of view across all aspect ratios with the True “Multi-Aspect Ratio” function. The newly developed multi-aspect sensor provides sufficient margin to get the same angle of view in 4:3, 17:9, 16:9 and 3:2 aspect ratios.

This feature means you can easily switch between different aspect ratios making the process easier while producing and editing in post-production. The GH5S now also provides the photographer with 14-bit RAW recording, providing greater flexibility within professional RAW development workflows.

The LUMIX GH5 was the world’s first mirrorless camera to achieve 4K 60p / 50p video recording and the new LUMIX GH5S again establishes a milestone by realising the world’s first 4K 60p / 50p video recording in Cinema 4K (4096×2160). The GH5S is capable of internal 4:2:2 10-bit recording for even stronger colour reproduction, while V-Log comes pre-installed on the camera.

There is no time limit for both Full-HD and 4K video recording and the LUMIX GH5S complies with 4K HDR video with Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) mode in Photo Style. A low-bit-rate recording mode 4K HEVC for HLG is available, which enables playback on AV equipment compatible with the HEVC compression format, such as Panasonic 4K HDR TVs.

The LUMIX GH5S also records 4:2:2 10-bit 400-Mbps All-Intra in 4K 30p/25p/24p and C4K 24p and 200-Mbps All-Intra in Full-HD. The VFR lets users record overcranked / undercranked video in C4K/4K (60 fps, maximum 2.5x slower in 24p) and FHD (240 fps, maximum 10x slower).

DFD (Depth From Defocus) technology and ultra-high-speed digital signal processing achieve fast auto focusing of approximately 0.07 sec and 12 (AFS)  / 8 (AFC) fps in 12-bit RAW and 11 (AFS) / 7 (AFC) fps in 14-bit RAW high-speed burst shooting. The 4K PHOTO mode enables 60 fps high-speed capture in approximately 8-megapixel equivalent resolution.

Panasonic LUMIX GH5S

Comfortable operation especially in low light

As a camera that excels at shooting in low light, the LUMIX GH5S boasts -5EV luminance detection performance with Low Light AF thanks to the increased sensitivity and optimised tuning of the sensor. Live View Boost is another practical feature that makes it possible to check the composition – even in total darkness – by boosting the sensitivity just for Live View. The magnification ratio in MF assist is increased from conventional 10x to 20x, which is convenient for astronomical photography.

For night mode the red interface provides mild backlighting, letting users see the subject comfortably in dark surroundings.

In order to make the GH5S tough enough to withstand even heavy field use, it is composed of a magnesium alloy full die-cast front/rear frame and is not only splashproof and dustproof but also freezeproof down to -10 degrees. The GH5S is equipped with a dual SD memory card slot, compatible with the high-speed, high-capacity UHS-II and Video Speed Class 60. Users can flexibly choose the recording method from Relay Recording, Backup Recording or Allocation Recording. The HDMI Type A terminal is provided.

Exceptional image capture without concern

The GH5S has a large LVF (Live View Finder) with a stunningly high magnification ratio of approximately 1.52x/0.76x (35mm camera equivalent) providing smooth display at 120 fps. A high-precision, high-speed OLED display features 3,680K-dot resolution and 100% field of view. In addition to dual dials, an omni-directional joystick enables more intuitive and flexible operation.

The model includes Bluetooth and Wi-Fi® connectivity to offer a more flexible shooting experience and instant image sharing with easy operation. Compatibility with Bluetooth 4.2 (called BLE: Bluetooth Low Energy) enables constant connection with a smartphone/tablet with minimum power consumption. For Wi-Fi, 5 GHz (IEEE802.11ac) can be selected in addition to the conventional 2.4 GHz (IEEE 802.11b/g/n) for an even more secure and stable connection.

Panasonic will be partnering with VICE UK in 2018 on the development of a new creative platform to support the next generation of young UK filmmakers through the lens of the Lumix GH5 and the new Lumix GH5S. Further details of the partnership will be announced early 2018.

The Panasonic LUMIX GH5S will be available from end of January 2018 and will retail for £2199 / €2549.99 (body only).

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Panasonic LUMIX GH5S

Panasonic LUMIX GH5S

Panasonic LUMIX GH5S

Panasonic LUMIX GH5S

Panasonic LUMIX GH5S

Panasonic LUMIX GH5S

Panasonic LUMIX GH5S

Panasonic LUMIX GH5S

Specification

TYPETypeDigital Single Lens Mirrorless camera
Recording mediaSD 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 size17.3 x 13.0 mm (in 4:3 aspect ratio)
Lens mountMicro Four Thirds mount
IMAGE SENSORTypeLive MOS Sensor
Total pixels11.93 Megapixels
Camera effective pixels10.28 Megapixels
Color filterPrimary color filter
Dust reduction systemSupersonic wave filter
IMAGE STABILIZATION SYSTEM
RECORDING SYSTEMRecording file formatStill imageJPEG (DCF, Exif 2.31), RAW (14-bit / 12-bit)
4K PHOTOMP4 (H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, Audio format: AAC (2ch))
Motion pictureMOV: 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 frequency59.94Hz, 50.00Hz, 24.00Hz
Aspect ratio4:3, 3:2, 16:9, 1:1
Image qualityRAW, RAW+Fine, RAW+Standard, Fine, Standard *RAW bit size is selectable from 14-bit or 12-bit.
Color SpacesRGB, AdobeRGB
File size(Pixels) -Still Image4:33680×2760(L) / 2592×1944(M) / 1824×1368(S) / 3328×2496(4K PHOTO)
3:23840×2560(L) / 2736×1824(M) / 1920×1280(S) / 3504×2336(4K PHOTO)
16:94016×2256(L) / 2816×1584(M) / 1920×1080(S) / 3840×2160(4K PHOTO)
1:12752×2752(L) / 1936×1936(M) / 1360×1360(S) / 2880×2880(4K PHOTO)
File size (Pixels) -Motion pictureMOV** / *****-59.94Hz<[C4K]4096×2160>59.94p, 150Mbps (4:2:0 8-bit LongGOP) (LPCM, High-Res Audio)/<[C4K]4096×2160>29.97p, 150Mbps (4:2:2 10-bit LongGOP) (LPCM, High-Res Audio) / 100Mbps (4:2:0 8-bit LongGOP) (LPCM, High-Res Audio)/<[C4K]4096×2160>23.98p, 400Mbps (4:2:2 10-bit ALL-Intra) (LPCM, High-Res Audio)/<[C4K]4096×2160>23.98p, 150Mbps (4:2:2 10-bit LongGOP) (LPCM, High-Res Audio) / 100Mbps (4:2:0 8-bit LongGOP) (LPCM, High-Res Audio)/<[4K] 3840×2160>59.94p, 150Mbps (4:2:0 8-bit LongGOP) (LPCM, High-Res Audio)/<[4K] 3840×2160>29.97p, 400Mbps (4:2:2 10-bit ALL-Intra) (LPCM, High-Res Audio)/<[4K] 3840×2160>29.97p, 150Mbps (4:2:2 10-bit LongGOP) (LPCM, High-Res Audio) / 100Mbps (4:2:0 8-bit LongGOP) (LPCM, High-Res Audio)/<[4K] 3840×2160>23.98p, 400Mbps (4:2:2 10-bit ALL-Intra) (LPCM, High-Res Audio)/<[4K] 3840×2160>23.98p, 150Mbps (4:2:2 10-bit LongGOP) (LPCM, High-Res Audio) / 100Mbps (4:2:0 8-bit LongGOP) (LPCM, High-Res Audio)/<[Full HD] 1920×1080>59.94p, 200Mbps (4:2:2 10-bit ALL-Intra) (LPCM, High-Res Audio)/<[Full HD] 1920×1080>59.94p, 100Mbps (4:2:2 10-bit LongGOP) (LPCM, High-Res Audio) / 100Mbps (4:2:0 8-bit LongGOP) (LPCM, High-Res Audio)/<[Full HD] 1920×1080>29.97p, 200Mbps (4:2:2 10-bit ALL-Intra) (LPCM, High-Res Audio)/<[Full HD] 1920×1080>29.97p, 100Mbps (4:2:2 10-bit LongGOP) (LPCM, High-Res Audio) / 100Mbps (4:2:0 8-bit LongGOP) (LPCM, High-Res Audio)/<[Full HD] 1920×1080>23.98p, 200Mbps (4:2:2 10-bit ALL-Intra) (LPCM, High-Res Audio)/<[Full HD] 1920×1080>23.98p, 100Mbps (4:2:2 10-bit LongGOP) (LPCM, High-Res Audio) / 100Mbps (4:2:0 8-bit LongGOP) (LPCM, High-Res Audio)
MOV** / *****-50.00Hz<[C4K] 4096×2160>50.00p, 150Mbps (4:2:0 8-bit LongGOP) (LPCM, High-Res Audio)/<[C4K] 4096×2160>25.00p, 150Mbps (4:2:2 10-bit LongGOP) (LPCM, High-Res Audio) / 100Mbps (4:2:0 8-bit LongGOP) (LPCM, High-Res Audio)/<[4K] 3840×2160>50.00p, 150Mbps (4:2:0 8-bit LongGOP) (LPCM, High-Res Audio)/<[4K] 3840×2160>25.00p, 400Mbps (4:2:2 10-bit ALL-Intra) (LPCM, High-Res Audio)/<[4K] 3840×2160>25.00p, 150Mbps (4:2:2 10-bit LongGOP) (LPCM, High-Res Audio) / 100Mbps (4:2:0 8-bit LongGOP) (LPCM, High-Res Audio)/<[Full HD] 1920×1080>50.00p, 200Mbps (4:2:2 10-bit ALL-Intra) (LPCM, High-Res Audio)/<[Full HD] 1920×1080>50.00p, 100Mbps (4:2:2 10-bit LongGOP) (LPCM, High-Res Audio) / 100Mbps (4:2:0 8-bit LongGOP) (LPCM, High-Res Audio)/<[Full HD] 1920×1080>25.00p, 200Mbps (4:2:2 10-bit ALL-Intra) (LPCM, High-Res Audio)/<[Full HD] 1920×1080>25.00p, 100Mbps (4:2:2 10-bit LongGOP) (LPCM, High-Res Audio) / 100Mbps (4:2:0 8-bit LongGOP) (LPCM, High-Res Audio)
MOV** / *****-24.00Hz<[C4K] 4096×2160>24.00p, 400Mbps (4:2:2 10-bit ALL-Intra) (LPCM, High-Res Audio)/<[C4K] 4096×2160>24.00p, 150Mbps (4:2:2 10-bit LongGOP) (LPCM, High-Res Audio) / 100Mbps (4:2:0 8-bit LongGOP) (LPCM, High-Res Audio)/<[4K] 3840×2160>24.00p, 400Mbps (4:2:2 10-bit ALL-Intra) (LPCM, High-Res Audio)/<[4K] 3840×2160>24.00p, 150Mbps (4:2:2 10-bit LongGOP) (LPCM, High-Res Audio) / 100Mbps (4:2:0 8-bit LongGOP) (LPCM, High-Res Audio)/<[Full HD] 1920×1080>24.00p, 200Mbps (4:2:2 10-bit ALL-Intra) (LPCM, High-Res Audio)/<[Full HD] 1920×1080>24.00p, 100Mbps (4:2:2 10-bit LongGOP) (LPCM, High-Res Audio) / 100Mbps (4:2:0 8-bit LongGOP) (LPCM, High-Res Audio)
MP4** 59.94Hz<[C4K] 4096×2160>59.94p, 150Mbps (4:2:0 8-bit LongGOP) (LPCM)/<[C4K] 4096×2160>29.97p, 150Mbps (4:2:2 10-bit LongGOP) (LPCM) / 100Mbps (4:2:0 8-bit LongGOP) (LPCM)/<[C4K] 4096×2160>23.98p, 400Mbps (4:2:2 10-bit ALL-Intra) (LPCM)/<[C4K] 4096×2160>23.98p, 150Mbps (4:2:2 10-bit LongGOP) (LPCM) / 100Mbps (4:2:0 8-bit LongGOP) (LPCM)/<[4K] 3840×2160>59.94p, 150Mbps (4:2:0 8-bit LongGOP) (LPCM)/<[4K] 3840×2160>29.97p, 400Mbps (4:2:2 10-bit ALL-Intra) (LPCM)/<[4K] 3840×2160>29.97p, 150Mbps (4:2:2 10-bit LongGOP) (LPCM) / 100Mbps (4:2:0 8-bit LongGOP) (LPCM) / 100Mbps (4:2:0 8-bit LongGOP) (AAC)/<[4K] 3840×2160>23.98p, 400Mbps (4:2:2 10-bit ALL-Intra) (LPCM)/<[4K] 3840×2160>23.98p, 150Mbps (4:2:2 10-bit LongGOP) (LPCM) / 100Mbps (4:2:0 8-bit LongGOP) (LPCM) / 100Mbps (4:2:0 8-bit LongGOP) (AAC)/<[4K] 3840×2160>29.97p, 72Mbps (4:2:0 10-bit LongGOP) (AAC) (HEVC, HLG recording)/<[4K] 3840×2160>23.98p, 72Mbps (4:2:0 10-bit LongGOP) (AAC) (HEVC, HLG recording)/<[Full HD] 1920×1080>59.94p, 200Mbps (4:2:2 10-bit ALL-Intra) (LPCM)/<[Full HD] 1920×1080>59.94p, 100Mbps (4:2:2 10-bit LongGOP) (LPCM) / 100Mbps (4:2:0 8-bit LongGOP) (LPCM)/<[Full HD] 1920×1080>29.97p, 200Mbps (4:2:2 10-bit ALL-Intra) (LPCM)/<[Full HD] 1920×1080>29.97p, 100Mbps (4:2:2 10-bit LongGOP) (LPCM) / 100Mbps (4:2:0 8-bit LongGOP) (LPCM)/<[Full HD] 1920×1080>23.98p, 200Mbps (4:2:2 10-bit ALL-Intra) (LPCM)/<[Full HD] 1920×1080>23.98p, 100Mbps (4:2:2 10-bit LongGOP) (LPCM) / 100Mbps (4:2:0 8-bit LongGOP) (LPCM)/<[Full HD] 1920×1080>59.94p, 28Mbps (4:2:0 8-bit LongGOP) (AAC)/<[Full HD] 1920×1080>29.97p, 20Mbps (4:2:0 8-bit LongGOP) (AAC)/<[Full HD] 1920×1080>23.98p, 24Mbps (4:2:0 8-bit LongGOP) (AAC)
MP4** 50.00Hz<[C4K] 4096×2160>50.00p, 150Mbps (4:2:0 8-bit LongGOP) (LPCM)/<[C4K] 4096×2160>25.00p, 150Mbps (4:2:2 10-bit LongGOP) (LPCM) / 100Mbps (4:2:0 8-bit LongGOP) (LPCM)/<[4K] 3840×2160>50.00p, 150Mbps (4:2:0 8-bit LongGOP) (LPCM)/<[4K] 3840×2160>25.00p, 400Mbps (4:2:2 10-bit ALL-Intra) (LPCM)/<[4K] 3840×2160>25.00p, 150Mbps (4:2:2 10-bit LongGOP) (LPCM) / 100Mbps (4:2:0 8-bit LongGOP) (LPCM) / 100Mbps (4:2:0 8-bit LongGOP) (AAC)/<[4K] 3840×2160>25.00p, 72Mbps (4:2:0 10-bit LongGOP) (AAC) (HEVC, HLG recording)/<[Full HD] 1920×1080>50.00p, 200Mbps (4:2:2 10-bit ALL-Intra) (LPCM)/<[Full HD] 1920×1080>50.00p, 100Mbps (4:2:2 10-bit LongGOP) (LPCM) / 100Mbps (4:2:0 8-bit LongGOP) (LPCM)/<[Full HD] 1920×1080>25.00p, 200Mbps (4:2:2 10-bit ALL-Intra) (LPCM)/<[Full HD] 1920×1080>25.00p, 100Mbps (4:2:2 10-bit LongGOP) (LPCM) / 100Mbps (4:2:0 8-bit LongGOP) (LPCM)/<[Full HD] 1920×1080>50.00p, 28Mbps (4:2:0 8-bit LongGOP) (AAC)/<[Full HD] 1920×1080>25.00p, 20Mbps (4:2:0 8-bit LongGOP) (AAC)
MP4** 24.00Hz<[C4K] 4096×2160>24.00p, 400Mbps (4:2:2 10-bit ALL-Intra) (LPCM)/<[C4K] 4096×2160>24.00p, 150Mbps (4:2:2 10-bit LongGOP) (LPCM) / 100Mbps (4:2:0 8-bit LongGOP) (LPCM)/<[4K] 3840×2160>24.00p, 400Mbps (4:2:2 10-bit ALL-Intra) (LPCM)/<[4K] 3840×2160>24.00p, 150Mbps (4:2:2 10-bit LongGOP) (LPCM) / 100Mbps (4:2:0 8-bit LongGOP) (LPCM)/<[Full HD] 1920×1080>24.00p, 200Mbps (4:2:2 10-bit ALL-Intra) (LPCM)/<[Full HD] 1920×1080>24.00p, 100Mbps (4:2:2 10-bit LongGOP) (LPCM) / 100Mbps (4:2:0 8-bit LongGOP) (LPCM)/<[Full HD] 1920×1080>24.00p, 24Mbps (4:2:0 8-bit LongGOP) (AAC)
AVCHD Progressive**AVCHD** 59.94Hz<[Full HD] 1920×1080>59.94p, 28Mbps (LongGOP) (Dolby)/<[Full HD] 1920×1080>59.94i, 24Mbps (LongGOP) (Dolby) (Sensor output is 29.97fps)/<[Full HD] 1920×1080>59.94i, 17Mbps (LongGOP) (Dolby) (Sensor output is 59.94fps)/<[Full HD] 1920×1080>23.98p, 24Mbps (LongGOP) (Dolby)
AVCHD Progressive**AVCHD** 50.00Hz<[Full HD] 1920×1080>50.00p, 28Mbps (LongGOP) (Dolby)/<[Full HD] 1920×1080>50.00i, 24Mbps (LongGOP) (Dolby) (Sensor output is 25.00fps)/<[Full HD] 1920×1080>50.00i, 17Mbps (LongGOP) (Dolby) (Sensor output is 50.00fps)
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
WIRELESSWiFiWi-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
BluetoothBluetooth® v4.2 (Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE))
QR code connection / Password-less connectionYes / Yes (ON / OFF selectable)
VIEWFINDERTypeOLED Live View Finder (3,680k dots)
Field of viewApprox. 100%
MagnificationApprox. 1.52x / 0.76x (35mm camera equivalent) with 50 mm lens at infinity; -1.0 m-1
Eye pointApprox. 21 mm from eyepiece lens
Diopter adjustment-4.0 – +3.0 (dpt)
Eye sensorYes
Display speed120fps / 60fps
FOCUSTypeContrast AF system
DFD technologyYes
Post FocusYes
Focus StackingYes
Focus modeAFS (Single) / AFF (Flexible) / AFC (Continuous) / MF
AF modeFace/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 rangeEV -5 – 18 (ISO100 equivalent)
AF assist lampYes
AF lockYes (AF/AE LOCK button)
AF custom settingAF Sensitivity, AF Area Switching Sensitivity, Moving Object Prediction
OthersOne 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
EXPOSURE CONTROLLight metering system1,728-zone multi-pattern sensing system
Light metering modeMultiple / Center Weighted / Spot
Metering rangeEV0-18 (F2.0 lens, ISO100 equivalent)
Exposure modeProgram AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE, Manual
ISO sensitivity (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[Normal]Native ISO: 400, 2500/Auto: Auto / 80* / 100* / 160-51200 / 102400* / 204800* (VFR: Auto / 80* / 100* / 160-51200 / 102400* / 204800*) *Extended ISO/Low: Auto / 80* / 100* / 160-800 (VFR: Auto / 80* / 100* / 160-1250) *Extended ISO/High: Auto / 800-51200 / 102400* / 204800* (VFR: Auto / 1250-51200 / 102400* / 204800*) *Extended ISO
[V-LogL]Native ISO: 800, 5000/Auto: Auto / 320-25600 (VFR: Auto / 320-25600)/Low: Auto / 320-1600 (VFR: Auto / 320-2500)/High: Auto / 1600-25600 (VFR: Auto / 2500-25600)
[HLG]Native ISO: 800, 5000/Auto: Auto / 320-51200 / 102400* / 204800* *Extended ISO/Low: Auto / 320-1600/High: Auto / 1600-51200 / 102400* / 204800* *Extended ISO
Exposure compensation1/3 EV step ±5EV (±3EV for motion picture)
AE lockYes (AF/AE LOCK button)
WHITE BALANCEWhite balanceAWB / AWBc / Daylight / Cloudy / Shade / incandescent / Flash / White Set 1, 2, 3, 4 / Color temperature setting 1, 2, 3, 4
White balance adjustmentBlue/Amber bias, Magenta/Green bias
Color temperature setting2500-10000K in 100K
SHUTTERTypeFocal-plane shutter
Shutter speedStill 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 lifeApprox. 200,000 images
Self timer10sec, 3 images / 2sec / 10sec
Remote controlRemote control with Bulb function by DMW-RSL1 (sold separately)
BRACKETAE bracket3, 5, 7 images in 1/3, 2/3 or 1 EV step, max. ±3 EV, single/burst
Aperture Bracket3, 5 or all positions in 1 EV step
Focus Bracket1 to 999 images, focus steps can be set in 10 levels
White balance bracket3 exposures in blue/amber axis or in magenta/green axis, color temperature setting
BURST SHOOTINGBurst 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 imagesMore 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)
4K PHOTO**Burst speed60 frames/sec, 30 frames/sec
Exif informationYes (Each JPEG image cropped out of the 4K burst file complies with EXIF.)
Marking functionYes (in 4K Burst (S/S) mode)
Loop rec functionYes (in 4K Burst (S/S) mode)
FLASHFlash typeTTL External Flash (sold separately)
Flash ModeAuto*, 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 speedLess than 1/250 second
Flash output adjustment1/3EV step ±3EV
Flash synchronization1st Curtain Sync, 2nd Curtain Sync.
Synchronization for flash dimming and exposure compensationYes
Wireless controlYes (When using DMW-FL200L / FL360L / FL580L (sold separately)), Wireless Channel: 1ch/2ch/3ch/4ch
Flash sync socketYes
REAR MONITORTypeTFT LCD monitor with static touch control
Monitor sizeFree-angle 3.2-inch (8.0cm) / 3:2 aspect
PixelsApprox. 1,620k dots
Filed of viewApprox. 100%
Monitor adjustmentBrightness, Contrast, Saturation, Red-Green, Blue-Yellow
Anamorphic 4K mode (4:3)MP4** 59.94Hz<3328×2496>59.94p, 150Mbps (4:2:0 8-bit LongGOP) (LPCM)/<3328×2496>29.97p, 400Mbps (4:2:2 10-bit ALL-Intra) (LPCM)/<3328×2496>29.97p, 150Mbps (4:2:2 10-bit LongGOP) (LPCM) / 100Mbps (4:2:0 8-bit LongGOP) (LPCM)/<3328×2496>23.98p, 400Mbps (4:2:2 10-bit ALL-Intra) (LPCM)/<3328×2496>23.98p, 150Mbps (4:2:2 10-bit LongGOP) (LPCM) / 100Mbps (4:2:0 8-bit LongGOP) (LPCM)
MP4** 50.00Hz<3328×2496>50.00p, 150Mbps (4:2:0 8-bit LongGOP) (LPCM)/<3328×2496>25.00p, 400Mbps (4:2:2 10-bit ALL-Intra) (LPCM)/<3328×2496>25.00p, 150Mbps (4:2:2 10-bit LongGOP) (LPCM) / 100Mbps (4:2:0 8-bit LongGOP) (LPCM)
MP4** 24.00Hz<3328×2496>24.00p, 400Mbps (4:2:2 10-bit ALL-Intra) (LPCM)/<3328×2496>24.00p, 150Mbps (4:2:2 10-bit LongGOP) (LPCM) / 100Mbps (4:2:0 8-bit LongGOP) (LPCM)
MOV** / *****-59.94Hz<3328×2496>59.94p, 150Mbps (4:2:0 8-bit LongGOP) (LPCM, High-Res Audio)/<3328×2496>29.97p, 400Mbps (4:2:2 10-bit ALL-Intra) (LPCM, High-Res Audio)/<3328×2496>29.97p, 150Mbps (4:2:2 10-bit LongGOP) (LPCM, High-Res Audio) / 100Mbps (4:2:0 8-bit LongGOP) (LPCM, High-Res Audio)/<3328×2496>23.98p, 400Mbps (4:2:2 10-bit ALL-Intra) (LPCM, High-Res Audio)/<3328×2496>23.98p, 150Mbps (4:2:2 10-bit LongGOP) (LPCM, High-Res Audio) / 100Mbps (4:2:0 8-bit LongGOP) (LPCM, High-Res Audio)
MOV** / *****-50.00Hz<3328×2496>50.00p, 150Mbps (4:2:0 8-bit LongGOP) (LPCM, High-Res Audio)/<3328×2496>25.00p, 400Mbps (4:2:2 10-bit ALL-Intra) (LPCM, High-Res Audio)/<3328×2496>25.00p, 150Mbps (4:2:2 10-bit LongGOP) (LPCM, High-Res Audio) / 100Mbps (4:2:0 8-bit LongGOP) (LPCM, High-Res Audio)
MOV** / *****-24.00Hz<3328×2496>24.00p, 400Mbps (4:2:2 10-bit ALL-Intra) (LPCM, High-Res Audio)/<3328×2496>24.00p, 150Mbps (4:2:2 10-bit LongGOP) (LPCM, High-Res Audio) / 100Mbps (4:2:0 8-bit LongGOP) (LPCM, High-Res Audio)
LIVE VIEWDigital zoom2x, 4x
Extra Tele ConversionStill image: Max. 2x/Motion picture: 2.1x (FHD)
Other functionsLevel 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 FUNCTIONDirection Detection FunctionYes
FUNCTION BUTTONRECWi-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
PLAYWi-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 STYLEPhoto StyleStandard / 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.
CREATIVE CONTROLCreative ControlExpressive / 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 RATE59.94HzMOV/MP4(LPCM)/FHD/59.94p/2, 30, 56, 58, 60, 62, 64, 90, 120, 150, 180, 210, 240 fps/MOV/MP4(LPCM)/4K/29.97p, MOV/MP4(LPCM)/C4K/29.97p, AVCHD/FHD/29.97p/2, 15, 26, 28, 30, 32, 34, 45, 60 fps/MOV/MP4(LPCM)/FHD/29.97p/2, 15, 26, 28, 30, 32, 34, 45, 60, 75, 90, 105, 120, 135, 150, 165, 180, 195, 210, 225, 240 fps/MOV/MP4(LPCM)/4K/23.98p, MOV/MP4(LPCM)/C4K/23.98p, AVCHD/FHD/23.98p/2, 12, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 36, 48, 60 fps/MOV/MP4(LPCM)/FHD/23.98p/2, 12, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 36, 48, 60, 72, 84, 96, 108, 120, 132, 144, 156, 168, 180, 192, 204, 216, 228, 240 fps
50.00HzMOV/MP4(LPCM)/FHD/50.00p/2, 25, 46, 48, 50, 52, 54, 75, 100, 125, 150, 200, 240 fps/MOV/MP4(LPCM)/4K/25.00p, MOV/MP4(LPCM)/C4K/25.00p, AVCHD/FHD/25.00p/2, 12, 21, 23, 25, 27, 30, 37, 60 fps/MOV/MP4(LPCM)/FHD/25.00p/2, 12, 21, 23, 25, 27, 30, 37, 50, 62, 75, 87, 100, 112, 125, 137, 150, 175, 200, 225, 240 fps
24.00HzMOV/MP4(LPCM)/C4K/24.00p, MOV/MP4(LPCM)/4K/24.00p/2, 12, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 36, 48, 60 fps/MOV/MP4(LPCM)/FHD/24.00p/2, 12, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 36, 48, 60, 72, 84, 96, 108, 120, 132, 144, 156, 168, 180, 192, 204, 216, 228, 240 fps
MOTION PICTURE FUNCTIONMaster pedestal level31 steps
Luminance level8-bit: 0-255 / 16-235 / 16-255/10-bit: 0‒1023 / 64‒940 / 64‒1023
Wave form monitor / VectorscopeSelectable
LUT displayLUT Monitor Display / LUT HDMI Display
Synchro scanYes
Time codeCount Up: Rec Run/Free Run selectable, Time Code Mode: Drop frame/Non-drop frame selectable (When system frequency [59.94Hz] is selected.)
SS/Gain operationShutter Duration/ISO / Angle/ISO / Shutter Duration/dB
Color bars / 1kHz test toneYes (SMPTE / EBU / ARIB) / Yes
Knee controlYes (in Like709 mode)
PLAYBACKPlayback mode30-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 / DELETEProtectionSingle / Multi or Cancel
DeleteSingle / Multi / All / Except Rating
PRINTPictBridge compatible
INTERFACEUSBUSB Type-C, SuperSpeed USB 3.1 Gen1
HDMI***Monitor-through4:2:2 10-bit (When [Rec Quality] is set to [4:2:2 10bit] or when [Rec Quality] is set to [C4K/60p]/[C4K/50p]/[4K/60p]/[4K/50p] and [4K/60p Bit Mode]/[4K/50p Bit Mode] is set to [4:2:2 10bit]. When [C4K/60p]/[C4K/50p]/[4K/60p]/[4K/50p] mode is selected in [Rec Quality], it is not possible to record motion picture or still picture on the SD memory card in the camera unit.)/4:2:2 8bit (When [Rec Quality] is set to [4:2:0 8bit], except for [C4K/60p]/[C4K/50p]/[4K 60p]/[4K/50p])/4:2:0 8bit (When [Rec Quality] is set to [C4K/60p]/[C4K/50p]/[4K/60p]/[4K/50p] and [4K/60p Bit Mode]/[4K/50p Bit Mode] is set to [4:2:0 8bit].)/Auto / 4K/30p/25p / 1080p / 1080i / OFF/Information display ON/OFF (selectable)/HLG View Assist (HDMI) AUTO / MODE1 / MODE2 / OFF (selectable)/Automatic down-conversion
PlaybackHDMI TypeA / VIERA Link, Audio: Stereo/59.94Hz: Auto / C4K/60p / C4K/30p / 4K/60p / 4K/30p / 1080p / 1080i / 720p / 480p/50.00Hz: Auto / C4K/50p / C4K/25p / 4K/50p / 4K/25p / 1080p / 1080i / 720p / 576p/24.00Hz: Auto / C4K/24p / 4K/24p / 1080p
Audio video outputNo
Remote inputφ2.5mm for remote
External microphone / external audio device inputφ3.5mm 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 outputφ3.5mm for headphone
MicrophoneStereo, Wind Noise Canceller: OFF / Low* / Standard / High *When attaching DMW-MS2 (sold separately).
High-res audio recordingYes with DMW-XLR1 (sold separately)
SpeakerMonaural
SD card slotSlot 1, Slot 2
TC IN/OUTYes with BNC Converter Cable (bundled)
LANGUAGEOSD languageJapanese, English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Romanian, Netherlandic, Turkish, Portuguese, Finnish, Danish, Swedish, Greek
POWERBatteryLi-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 gripDMW-BGGH5 (sold separately)
DIMENSIONS / WEIGHTDimensions (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)
WeightApprox. 660g / 1.46 lb (SD card x 1, Battery, Body)/Approx. 580g / 1.28 lb (Body only)
OPERATING ENVIRONMENTOperating temperature****-10oC to 40oC (14oF to 104oF)
Operating humidity10%RH to 80%RH
STANDARD ACCESSORIESSoftwareRecordingLUMIX Tether/・ This software is used to control a Panasonic digital camera from a PC. It allows you to change various settings of the camera, perform remote recording, and save remotely recorded images to the PC. Check the site below to download and install the software./http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/soft/download/d_lumixtether.html (For Windows / Mac)
Playback / Editing・ The software to edit and playback images on computer is not bundled with this camera. To do this, PHOTOfunSTUDIO 10.0XE is available for download at Panasonic website using computer connected to the Internet./http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/soft/download/d_pfs99pe.html (For Windows)/・ The software to process RAW file on computer is not bundled with this camera. To do this, SILKYPIX Developer Studio is available for download at Ichikawa Soft Laboratory’s website using computer connected to the Internet./http://www.isl.co.jp/SILKYPIX/english/p/ (For Windows / Mac)
Standard accessoriesBattery Charger (AC Adaptor), Battery Pack, Body Cap, Hot Shoe Cover, Eye Cup, Flash Synchro Socket Cap, Cover for the Battery Grip Connector, USB Connection Cable, Shoulder Strap, Cable Holder, BNC Converter Cable/・ The DC-GH5S Operating Instructions for advanced features is available for downloaded at Panasonic LUMIX Customer Support Site using PC, smartphone or tablet connected to the Internet.
NOTE** About motion picture recording / 4K PHOTO recording
NOTE– Use a card with SD Speed Class with “Class 4” or higher when recording motion pictures in [AVCHD] or [MP4(under 28Mbps)].
NOTE– Use a card with SD Speed Class with “UHS-I / UHS-II UHS Speed Class 3 (U3)” when recording motion pictures with [MP4] in [C4K] [4K], [MOV] or [4K PHOTO].
NOTE(SD speed class is the speed standard regarding continuous writing.)
NOTE– Video Speed Class 60 or higher is required for ALL-Intra 400Mbps recording. Use of SD Memory Card with Video Speed Class 60 or higher is recommended for C4K/4K ALL-Intra video recording.
NOTE– MP4 motion pictures with [MP4] in [C4K] [4K]:
NOTE– When using an SDHC memory card: You can continue recording without interruption even if the file size exceeds 4 GB, but the motion picture file will be divided and recorded/played back separately.
NOTE– When using an SDXC memory card: You can continue recording without interruption even if the file size exceeds 96 GB or 3 hours 4 minutes in length, but the motion picture file will be divided and recorded/played back separately.
NOTE– MP4 motion pictures with [MP4] in [FHD]:
NOTE– You can continue recording without interruption even if the file size exceeds 4 GB or 30 minutes in length, but the motion picture file will be divided and recorded/played back separately.
NOTE– 4:2:2 10-bit recording is a recording mode for film production and the video needs to be processed on PC.
NOTEThe original video cannot be played on standard TV, Blu-ray Disc™ recorder and Blu-ray Disc™ player.
NOTEIt may cause problems such as freezing when played on these devices.
NOTE*** For [C4K/60p] [C4K/50p] [4K/60p] [4K/50p] video output, use an HDMI2.0 cable that has the HDMI logo on it, and that is described as”4K compatible”.
NOTE**** The camera may stop recording when used in lower or higher than recommended operating temperature: -10 to 40 degrees.
NOTE***** High-res audio is selectable only when using the DMW-XLR1 (sold separately).