Meet the Lumix GH5s
If you’re looking to get a Lumix mirrorless, there’s no other reason to get the ones prior to the Lumix GH5s. Panasonic is making truly compelling arguments as to why this should be your next mirrorless camera, chief among them is the uber-smart image resolution decrease, allowing for enhanced image quality in low light, with up to 51,200 ISO recording without extended ISO. This is an obvious jab at Sony a7S II, the GH5’s biggest competitor, whose low light capabilities are mind blowing.
Unveiled at Panasonic’s showcase at CES 2018, the Lumix GH5s is shaping up to be a great option for pros wanting a budget solution for still and video photography. From the outside, this could easily become a best friend to the serious, established, but budget-smart filmmaker. Panasonic assures that the camera can still produce crisp, vivid 4K footage (read: Panasonic’s “true Cinema 4K (4096 x 2160)” at 60 fps, a first in mirrorless cameras) in spite of the resolution decrease, and if the folks at DP Review are to be believe, I’d say Panasonic isn’t lying.
Here are some key specs for Panasonic’s Lumix GH5s.
Panasonic Lumix GH5s Philippines: Specs
- Oversized ‘Multi Aspect’ sensor with dual gain design
- 10.2MP maximum usable area from at around 12.5MP total
- DCI or UHD 4K at up to 60p
- 10-bit 4:2:2 internal capture at up to 30p
- 8-bit 4:2:0 internal 60p or 10-bit 4:2:2 output over HDMI
- 1080 footage at up to 240p (with additional crop above 200p)
- Hybrid Log Gamma mode
- ISO 160 – 51,200 (80 – 204,800 extended)
- AF rated down to –5EV (with F2 lens)
- 3.68M-dot (1280 x 960 pixel) OLED viewfinder with 0.76x magnification
- 1.62M-dot (900 x 600 pixel) fully articulated LCD
- 14-bit Raw stills
- 11 fps (7 with AFC) or 1 fps faster in 12-bit mode
- USB 3.1 with Type C connector
Panasonic Lumix GH5s Philippines: Pricing, Release, and Where to Buy
No details have been made official (yet) regarding pricing and release date, but Panasonic announced at the event that the camera (body-only) will have a 2,499 USD price tag, which is approximately 120,000+++ PHP when converted. The camera will become available on February 2nd.