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.
With a conventional single native ISO, noise levels rise when sensitivity is increased, but the newly developed image sensor implements dual circuits able to switch to high native sensitivity before gain processing. You can achieve beautiful footage with suppressed noise in low-lit situations.
Ultra high-speed focusing and 14-bit RAW Burst
Capture even the fastest moving action thanks to DFD (Depth From Defocus) technology. It instantly calculates the distance to the subject by evaluating two images with different sharpness levels, and achieves ultra high-speed AF and 8-fps burst shooting with AFC (12-fps burst shooting with AFS is also available).
In addition, the LUMIX GH5S lets you select 14-bit RAW. Equipped with rich colour and smooth gradation from approximately 64 times the colour information of 12-bit RAW, maximum 7-fps (AFC) / 11-fps (AFS) burst shooting greatly expands your range of creativity.
Cinema 4K 60p/50p*1 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* 2 , includes Cinema 4K (C4K: 4096 x 2160) 60p/50p* 1 video recording. Also, there is no limit* 3 to the recording time, not even when shooting FHD or 4K video.
* 1 Cinema 4K (C4K: 4096 x 2160) resolution defined by Digital Cinema Initiatives (DCI).
* 2 As of January 8, 2018 as a Digital Single Lens Mirrorless camera that complies with Cinema 4K (C4K: 4096 x 2160) resolution defined by Digital Cinema Initiatives (DCI). According to a Panasonic study.
* 3 Subject to SD card capacity and battery life.
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 colour and grading fidelity with over a billion colours 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.
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.
Never miss a Shot with
4K PHOTO (60 fps)
Shoot with extended burst, then choose and extract the exact frames you want to keep. The ultra high-speed 4K PHOTO mode at 60 fps, with approximately 8-Mpx resolution, freezes even faster motion which is simply not possible in conventional cameras. The LUMIX GH5S truly does make moments unmissable.
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 Type A), 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.
DMW-BGGH5 Battery Grip
Because the LUMIX GH5S inherits the holding and operating ease of the LUMIX GH5, the DMW-BGGH5 can be used as is. By using two batteries - one in the camera and the other in the grip*, the DMW-BGGH5 doubles the battery life for extended shooting. It also makes gripping more comfortable even in vertical angle shooting. Exclusively designed for the LUMIX GH5, the DMW-BGGH5 perfectly matches the camera, boasting a splash/dust resistant** rugged design.
* A battery pack is not included in the DMW-BGGH5.
** Splash Resistant is a term used to describe an extra level of protection this battery grip offers against exposure to a minimal amount of moisture, water or dust. Splash Resistant does not guarantee that damage will not occur if this battery grip is subjected to direct contact with water.
3,680K-dot, Large OLED LVF
A super high-resolution 3,680K-dot OLED LVF (Live View Finder) brings gorgeous visibility and makes for perfect framing even under direct sunlight. A high 0.76x magnification (35 mm camera equivalent) makes it easy-to-see image detail, your settings and icons, and, the long eye point distance of 21 mm is excellent for people who wear spectacles. Best of all, the OLED LVF ensures your pictures match up to exactly how you intended them.
A huge 3.2-inch LCD monitor, with a resolution of approximately 1,620K-dot, gives you a crisp live view and high visibility even in sunny shooting conditions. It adopts RGBW (Red, Green, Blue, White) pixel structure to feature even higher visibility in sunny outdoors.
The tilt/swivel capability gives you the freedom to find unusual perspectives while maintaining easy operation and full image control. The monitor has Touch Focus control to allow instant focus by simply touching the subject on the screen. Plus, with Touch Shutter control you can point your finger at where you want the focus to be and it will release the shutter automatically.
PC Software "LUMIX Tether" Camera Control
The LUMIX GH5S allows tethered shooting via USB with "LUMIX Tether" PC software. It enables camera control and shooting while checking the image on a large PC screen. Naturally, it supports both video and 4K PHOTO. This greatly assists professional workflows in commercial photoshoots at studios.