Panasonic GH5

bythom panasonic gh5

The fifth update of the favorite m4/3 video+stills camera, including 4K video and much better video performance even in 1080P. Body is weather sealed (splash, dust, freeze-proof).

  • Sensor: 20.3mp MOS sensor, 17.3 x 13mm (2x crop), electronic shutter and sensor-based IS (five axis, 5 stops CIPA), no low pass filter
  • Mount:Micro 4/3 (m4/3)
  • Images:5184 x 3888 pixelJPEG or 12-bit raw maximum, 9 fps max (12 fps without tracking focus; special 4K and 6K photo burst modes to 60 fps at 8mp, 30 fps at 18mp)
  • Video: 2160P/24/25/30 (4K) at 4:2:2 10-bit, 2160P/60 at 4:2:0 8-bit,1080P/24/25/30/50/60, MOV, MP4, or AVCHD depending upon setting and user selection, audio is either LPCM or AAC depending upon setting; bit rate ranges from 17Mbps to 200Mpbs (requires firmware update to record 4:2:2 10-bit 1080P) for HD, 400Mbps for 30P 4K, also depending upon setting
  • Shutter:mechanical 60 sec to 1/8,000 sec, bulb (tested to 200k activations), electronic front curtain (60 sec to 1/2000), silent electronic mode available from 1 to 1/16,000
  • Exposure:multi, center-weighted, spot metering, -3 to +3EV exposure compensation, 5 white balance settings (plus Auto and Custom), ISO 200-25600, plus extended 100, AUTO ISO
  • Focus: 225 point contrast detect (240 fps) with DFD, single point, multi-area, zone, face detect, tracking, manual focus override, focus peaking, focus stacking
  • Display:3.2" 1.62m dot OLED swivel touch-sensitive LCD (RGBW), built-in EVF (3.7m dot, 0.76x magnification, 21mm eyepoint, -4 to +3 eopter adjustment)
  • Flash: nobuilt in flash, hot shoe, 1/250 flash sync, red-eye reduction, slow sync, rear sync
  • Remote:optional DMW-RSL1
  • Other Notable Features:Wi-Fi (802.11ac) with Bluetooth LE (4.2), USB-C (3.1), weather sealed (splash proof/dust proof), interval shooting, Variable frame rate slow/fast motion in 1080P (2 to 96 fps depending upon setting), time-lapse, headphone monitoring, SMPTE time code, waveforms/vectorscopes, zebras/focus peaking, color bars and tone
  • Major Accessories: DMW-BGGH5 Battery Grip (US$350), DMW-XLR1 Audio Expansion Unit (US$400)
  • Cards: DualSD, SDHC, SDXC slots; UHS-II support, USH-II Class U3
  • Battery:DMW-BLF19 (590 images, CIPA; up to 1000 images in power save setting)
  • Size: 5.5 x 3.9 x 3.4" (138.5 x 98.1 x 87.4mm) wide, tall, deep
  • Weight: 25.6 ounces (725g) with cards and battery
  • Colors:Black
  • Price:US$1999
  • Current Firmware: 1.1 (April 2017)
  • Announced:January 4, 2017
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