The Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 Digital Camera Body delivers 6K photo and 4K capture in a beautifully crafted, weather-sealed body. It offers 12fps continuous shooting, 20.3-megapixel imaging sensor as well as Venus Engine processor. The DC-GH5 is an upgrade to the massively well-received GH4 and equips users with a fantastic piece of photo and video technology for outstanding performance. Aimed at professionals, the flagship GH5 can capture 4K 60p/50p footage and 4:2:2 10-bit 4K video to UHS-II compatible dual SD card slots. This is the perfect camera to use for unleashing creativity and creating photo/video-hybrid pieces of work.
Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 Digital Camera Body Key Features:
- Offers a 20.3-megapixel Digital LIVE MOS sensor without the low-pass filter
- Includes Dual IS Mark II system with up to 5EV stops compensation
- Users benefit form the new Venus processing Engine
- Extremely fast AF of 0.05 seconds with 12fps continuous shooting (9fps AF-C)
- Capable of 4K in 60p/50p and 4:2:2 10-bit 4K video capture
- 6K (30fps) and 4K (60fps) photo mode is available
- 225 focus points facilitate precise focusing with groups of focus area creation option
- Comes with a generous and convenient 3.2-inch touchscreen LCD
- The dual SD card slots that are UHS-II compatible offer an uninterrupted recording session (Relay Rec, Backup Rec or Allocation Rec. modes)
- Boasts a Live View Finder with 0.76x magnification that is equivalent to 35mm
- The shutter can last for up to 200,000 releases
- Crafted from Magnesium-alloy, the DC-GH5 features a weather-resistant body that is freeze-proof down to -10 degrees Celsius
- Plenty of handy functions such as Post Focus and Focus Stacking
- As with any modern camera this one also incorporates Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity
- Compatible with Battery Grip DMW-BGGH5 that supports two batteries (one in the camera and the other in the grip)
- Plethora of available accessories such as the microphone adaptor DMW-XLR1
Expanded Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 Digital Camera Body Key Features:
Stunning High-Quality Images
Stunning High-Quality Images
Users can enjoy gorgeous high-quality images that replicate real life details. This is achieved through fantastic resolution, image rendering, as well as colour reproduction. The pixel count has also been successfully expanded by 25% thanks to the Digital LIVE MOS Sensor. It has greatly improved from its predecessor GH4, including the imaging sensor being increased from 16.05 to 20.3-megapixel. Additionally, the low-pass filter has been removed.
Venus Engine Image Processor
The newly incorporated Venus Engine image processor offers fantastic improvements especially in the Natural Texture Expression department. Thanks to the Multi-pixel Luminance Generation rendering clear and sharp images users can enjoy even more elevated imagery. Precise detail reproduction is achieved through the rendering process referring to a 9x larger area of pixel information when in the de-mosaic process. The Intelligent Detail Processing analyses the characteristic of every single pixel in order to sense whether the pixel is located at a flat, detail or edge part of the picture. According to said characteristic optimum processing is applied to each pixel. The resulting images feature a natural appearance that is of high-precision and beautiful detail. False colours are supressed at the edges of the image for an even more accurate replication.
Three Dimensional Colour Control
Hue, saturation, and brightness are effectively detected by the Three Dimensional Colour Control so that it can apply optimum control that takes the value of each factor into consideration. This results in rich colour reproduction that stays consistently accurate throughout the entire image, right from the dark to the bright areas. Additionally, High Precision Multi Process Noise Reduction has replaced the conventional Multi Process NR. The updated version offers 4x the noise identification accuracy than the previous engine and it is also capable of preserving the details even after the noise reduction process has been completed. Thanks to this, images are clearly shot even at high sensitivity ISO values of up to 25600.
Dual Image Stabilisation
The 5-axis Dual Image Stabiliser 2 utilises far more powerful and advanced techniques to conquer blurring. This is true for both photos and 4K videos. By uniting 2-axis Optical Image Stabiliser with the 5-axis Body Image Stabiliser, larger movements, that were previously conventionally uncontrollable, are now compensated for. The GH5’s high-precision gyro sensor is capable of controlling both the O.I.S. and B.I.S. compensation. This is achieved through learning about the shooting conditions, and focal length which in turn allows for the use of a max 5-stop slower shutter speed. This advances the performance of wide-angle and telephoto lenses and facilitates one hand shooting in addition to supporting night-time capture.
High-sensitivity MOS Sensor
The rolling shutter distortion has been successfully supressed thanks to the high-sensitivity MOS Sensor working in conjunction with the Venus Engine. They also aid the release high-speed readout of full digital signals. This means that every single frame features terrific high image quality in addition to the focal length in video capture being kept the same as that in the photography shooting mode without cropping.
Stunning 4K Video Capture
Users benefit from gorgeous 4K Video capture thanks to newly developed features that meet the standards of industry professionals. One of these features is the improved signal readout speed that has been hastened by max 1.7x in the Digital LIVE MOS Sensor. Additionally, the Venus Engine can process signals at max 1.3x higher speed. Thanks to all of this the resulting video is captured in 4K 60p/50p ultra high-definition. For the first time in a compact camera system such smooth video capture is possible.
Multiple Formats and Frame Rates
There are plenty of formats and frame rates to pick from depending on the situation and project. These include MOV, MP4, AVCHD Progressive as well as AVCHD formats at diverse frame rates. For added convenience there is no recording time limit for both FHD and 4K video. Professional camera operators who work all over the world have the freedom to set the system frequency to either 59.94Hz (23.98Hz), 50.00Hz or 24.00Hz.
Cinelike D and Cinelike V
In addition to the ‘Cinelike D’ and ‘Cinelike V’ (that possess similar gamma settings for film) available for use in Photo Style for video capture, the GH5 offers ‘Like 709’ for compatibility with HDTV. Users also benefit from a paid software upgrade that supports V-Log L video capture.
Waveform monitor and Vector Scope
The Waveform Monitor and Vector scope have been added to the GH5 due to professional user feedback. SMPTE-compliant Time Code is also embedded in Rec Run or Free Run count-up methods. This allows for easy synchronisation of multiple video footage or sound sources within the post production workflow. Users can also select Luminance Levels between 64-1023/64-940/0-1023 (10-bit). Finally, the Synchro Scan mode minimises flicker and Colour Bars (SMPTE / EBU / ARIB Standard) have also been made accessible.
Elevated Depth from Defocus and Contrast AF
Thanks to both of these options the camera is cable of calculating the distance to the subject via assessing two images with varying levels of sharpness. They also facilitate the examination of form, size and motion generated by the subject. Owing to the Venus Engine the speed of these processes is much faster
6K/4K Photo Mode
Capture at 30fps thanks to the 6K PHOTO function that saves an 18-megapixel equivalent high resolution photo out of a 6K burst file in 3:2 or 4:3 aspect ratio. Alternatively, capture 60fps in 4K PHOTO with 8-megapixel equivalent image as a result. Users are able to pick from 6K/4K Burst, 6K/4K Burst (Start/Stop) and 6K/4K Pre-burst modes depending on their need. The Venus Engine that has been a source of many improvements allows for the Post Recording Refinement to be applied over the photos in order to correct distortion and reduce noise, significantly improving the images.
For increased operability a large 1.52x/0.76x magnification ratio Live View Finder has been implemented along with a high-precision OLED display that features 3,680K-dot high resolution and 100% field of view. The 3.2 inch free-angle rear screen in 3:2 aspect ratio adopts a static-type touch control system. It also involves 1,620K-dot high resolution that realises approx. 100% field of view.
Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 Digital Camera Body Product Videos:
Panasonic Lumix GH5 | Hands-on preview
Adventure & Travel Filmmaking – Why Jon Scott Uses the Panasonic Lumix GH5
Lumix GH5 Firmware Update 2.0 Overview - All-I vs IPB compression
Panasonic LUMIX GH5 - The Prologue -
It's here! The brand new LUMIX GH5!
Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 Digital Camera Body Sample Images by Ross Greive:
Firmware Update V2 - September 2017
Please note that in order to record in 400Mbps the users need to utilise either RP-SDZA128AK or RP-SDZA64GAK SD cards.
- Users can benefit from the DC-GH5 being compatible with LUMIX Tether software
- Offers improved autofocus performance
- The software brings elevated performance for both 6K and 4K photo
- Additional ALL-Intra video recording mode is now available
- Includes 4K HDR video capture
- Enchained Anamorphic video capture mode
- Upgraded body Image Stabiliser
For more information and to download the firmware update please visit the Panasonic website here.
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