Panasonic GH5 Camera Available for PreOrder Now

I proudly own (3) Panasonic GH4 cameras, and it's just been a dream working with them. But the new Panasonic GH5 advancements is leaps and bounds above the GH4 and I think it's time for the upgrade. No limit time recording, Higher ISO recording, in camera Image Stabilization, 4:2:2 10 bit recording, 4K up to 60fps, VFR up to 180fps, Dual SD Card Slots, increased resolution (no crop in 4K), Full Size Type A HDMI input, almost 5x more focus points, new external Dual XLR Mic Adapter, and a firmware update later this year for 6K Anamorphic support, Hybrid LOG profile, to add up to 400mbs 10bit All-I internal video recording which is just mind blowing.

Product Details
Upgraded, redesigned, and filled with features, the Lumix DC-GH5 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera from Panasonic provides an outstanding imaging platform for shooters who demand some of the best video and still photography quality they can get in a single compact camera.

At the heart of the new Panasonic GH5 Camera is a 20.3MP Digital Live MOS sensor and a newly developed Venus Engine processor, which both offer dramatically improved processing times over its predecessor. This enables the ability to record 4K video at up to 60 fps, 10-bit 4:2:2 internal recording with select settings, Full HD video at up to 180 fps, 12 fps continuous shooting, and sensitivities up to ISO 25600.

Also, the camera features built-in 5-axis sensor stabilization, which can work with certain lenses to activate Dual I.S. 2 for highly effective shake correction that can compensate for up to 5 stops of shutter speed. Other improvements include a speedier and more accurate Advanced DFD autofocus system that can lock on in just 0.05 seconds, as well as 6K PHOTO at 30 fps and 4K PHOTO at up to 60 fps.

Product Highlights
20.3MP Digital Live MOS Sensor
Venus Engine Image Processor
UHD 4K 60p Video with No Crop
Internal 4:2:2 10-Bit 4K Video at 24/30p
5-Axis Sensor Stabilization; Dual I.S. 2
0.76x 3.68m-Dot OLED Viewfinder
3.2" 1.62m-Dot Free-Angle Touchscreen
Advanced DFD AF System; 6K & 4K PHOTO
ISO 25600 and 12 fps Continuous Shooting
Dual UHS-II SD Slots; Wi-Fi & Bluetooth

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Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 Mirrorless MFT Camera



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15 thoughts on “Panasonic GH5 Camera Available for PreOrder Now

  1. Post author

    @hogo - I have not heard this, and a camera's sensor is only part of the equation from an image. There is still the processor, buffer, optics, and software. Other considerations would effect things like data rate, compression, noise levels, low light performance, etc. I wouldn't try to compare cameras based merely on a sensor.

  2. hogo

    em,
    I've heard that the GH5 and the Inspire 2 (X5S) have the same camera sensor. Have you heard this?

  3. Post author

    @Apostolos - The banding is similar to flickering and it's mostly associated with shutter speed. As the image is being recorded on the sensor (rolling shutter), you are seeing bands across the image at where the lights are flickering (but it looks like solid bands). The option to adjust shutter speed is by very fine increments that you can actually match the rate of the ballast or refresh rates of these lights and the banding will go away.

    The quickest way to try to remove it is by first adjusting your shutter speed from 1/50th to 1/60th and see if it's gone. If it's still there, then use the sync speed option. I'll see if I can throw up a quick video about this. I have some CFL shop lights that show banding if I have a camera on it.

  4. This wasn't flicker. It's sort of "banding" that happens mostly in the brightly lit parts of the frame and mostly in the close ups. In the wide shot, that I shot from the back with a Voigtlander 17.5 you could not see it at all. It didn't seem to bother the client. I'm trying to figure out what cause it so I'll know how to prevent it in the future. Exactly what does sync speed do, does it change the frame rate?

  5. Post author

    @Apostolos - The GH4 has a sync speed (or synhcro scan) option to remove flicker. Not sure if your cameras have this option, but it works really really well.

  6. Hey Em:

    I'm currently shooting my video gigs with multiple G7 cameras, and I'm about to start getting G85. I'm also thinking of picking up a GH5 for the 60p, because with the addition of a recorder that's the cheapest you can get into 4k/60p as I understand it (2k for the camera 1k for a recorder). The other day I was hired to shoot a small local band in 4k, and I was getting this weird banding every time the stage lights would change colors. I started shooting 4k/24fps/50 shutter and I switched to 4k/30fps/60 shutter, but the problem persisted. Could I possibly show you some footage in case you have an idea of what was causing it and if it's fixable?

  7. starting from the GH2, i've never regretted buying any of the GH cameras and this one is definitely getting picked up!

    @j hanna - yes it has a headphone jack

  8. Aaron

    What is meant by no time limit on recording on the GH5? Is this like the limit on Canon cameras? I thought the GH4 didn't have that either? Definitely want to pick one of these up though...that IBIS is going to be so helpful.

  9. OldCorpse

    In body 5-axis IBIS sound interesting - but is this for video or only for photo - I ask, because they've had cameras where they talk about IBIS, and then it's only in photo...

  10. Post author

    @J Hanna - For me this is the ideal camera that i've been waiting for. I shoot a lot with the URSA Mini because of it's 4K/60p, High framerate options, and I shoot a mostly in ProRes HQ (balance of size and quality). The new GH5 has a lot to offer and if they drop the 400mbs firmware, that would rival ProRes HQ. It would be a camera I could see myself using a lot more because of the small size. People complain about low light, but I believe it's decent, and bringing a small light around is something I always do anyways.

  11. Post author

    @efex - Yes once they drop the update to record up to 400mbs, most people won't use external recorders. But they haven't exactly stated what 400mbs would support. Not sure if it's only up to 4K/30p.

  12. efex

    Nice. Thinking about selling my Gh4 and Pix-E5 .
    Do you think the GH5 internal 10bit 4.2.2 will yield better results than an external
    4k Prores recorder?

  13. J Hanna

    Just pre-ordered. I can't find anything about a headphone jack... not a deal breaker... just curious if it has one.

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