QUICKFACT SHEETThe LUMIX GH5 is Panasonic’s flagship mirrorless interchangeable lens camera that has the envious distinction of being the first camera that can shoot smooth, high-precision 4K 60p/50p and 4K 30p 4:2:2 10-bit video, meeting the needs of professional quality cinematographers. It has a 20.3-MP Four-Thirds Live MOS image sensor with no optical low-pass filter, and accepts interchangeable lenses on a Micro Four Thirds (MFT) mount. This hybrid camera should prove as popular to filmmakers as the GH4 did.
The Panasonic GH5 has 225 Contrast focus areas and an improved Depth from Defocus (DFD) for much improved AF Tracking. AF speed is approximately 0.05 sec and Burst Shooting at full resolution is 12 fps (with focus on first picture) or 9 fps (with continuous focusing) using the mechanical shutter.
To help reduce blurred images due to camera shake, the Panasonic GH5 features 5-axis Dual IS (Image Stabilizer) 2, which is active for both still photography and video recording. The system combines the in-camera B.I.S. (Body Image Stabilizer, 5-axis) and the O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer, 2-axis) of compatible lenses to compensate for larger movements which were conventionally uncontrollable. A high-precision gyro sensor controls both the O.I.S. and B.I.S., making it possible to use a max. 5-stop slower shutter speed. In practical terms, this means you can shoot at slower shutter speeds handheld. Non-image stabilized lenses, including lenses from other manufacturers and quality vintage lenses, can take advantage of the in-camera Body Image Stabilizer.
The Panasonic GH5 shoots Ultra High Definition (UHD) 4K 60p/50p video. Besides recording high resolution videos, 4K also makes possible some very practical still photo shooting capabilities. For example, using the 6K PHOTO function, the camera can shoot 30 frames (in one second) and you can then extract one 18-MP still photo out of the 30. Or, you can use the 4K PHOTO function to shoot 4K video at 60 fps and extract an 8-MP still image from the video. You can also specify that the camera should shoot continuously at 30 frames per second even when you half-press the shutter button. When you fully press the shutter button, the camera will keep the 30 frames before and after you pressed the shutter, giving you the ability to capture that right moment.
A large (0.76x equiv.), bright and high resolution (3,680K-dot) OLED electronic viewfinder shows you what you are going to capture, applying the effect of exposure, white balance and filters so you get a pretty good idea of how your picture is going to turn out even before you have pressed the shutter. A large 3.2-in. (1.62M-dot) Free Angle Touch Screen LCD is fully-articulated and you can turn it to face forward, shoot low to the ground or above the head. Both the EVF and LCD gain up well in low-light so you can still see even when the light level falls.
Built-in Wi-Fi, NFC and Bluetooth paired with the Panasonic Image App allow you to use your smartphone or tablet to remotely control your camera and wirelessly share images on social sites. Double UHS II SD card slots give you the option to double the amount of pictures you can save; shoot stills on one SD card and video on a second SD card; or, write to both cards simultaneously for a backup copy. Silent mode allows you to shoot unobstrusively. Other practical features include Time Lapse, Focus Peaking, Post Focus and Focus Stacking.
The GH5 has a high durability magnesium alloy frame and is weather-sealed (dust/splash/freeze-proof) against dust, frost, rain or humidity. Weather-sealed lenses are also available.
In the Panasonic LUMIX GH5, journalists, reporters and filmmakers now have a compact professional-level hybrid camera that shoots uncompromising professional-quality stills and videos.
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