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Panasonic DC-GH5 Body

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Panasonic DC-GH5 Body

KEY FEATURES

  • 20.3 Megapixel Sensor
  • 5-Axis In-Camera Image Stabilisation
  • 4K Video @ 60fps / FHD @ 180fps
  • 4:2:2 10-Bit Recording In-Camera
  • 4K Photo @ 60fps / 6K Photo @ 30fps
  • Dual SD Card Slots
  • Wi-Fi & Bluetooth Connectivity
  • Weather Sealed/Freeze Proof Camera Body
SKU DC-GH5GN-K
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Brand Panasonic
Specifications

The Panasonic DC-GH5 body has been designed to provide the best of high-definition photography in one compact and lightweight unit. 


The body of the Panasonic DC-GH5 has been constructed to withstand the harshest environments and provide superior performance at all times. It is capable of recording 4K video at 60 fps, with 10-bit internal recording and can also shoot up to 180 fps in full HD. Its strengths aren’t limited to video however, and the Panasonic DC-GH5 can produce 6K still photographs at 30 fps. The DC-GH5 has been designed with the hi-definition enthusiast in mind, offering a top of the range experience in one affordable unit.

The GH5 is a big advancement from its predecessor, the GH4, and Panasonic has gone to great lengths to improve virtually every aspect. The addition of in-body stabilisation and 4K video recording alone are compelling reasons to invest in this camera, but keep reading below and you will find many more. The camera’s 20.3MP sensor, Dual I.S 2 compatibility, built-in wi-fi and sleek body profile make this a smart choice for hobbyists and amateurs, while providing professionals with a compact option that packs all the power they’ll need when out in the field.

Upgraded, redesigned, and filled with features, the Panasonic DC-GH5 body 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 camera is a 20.3MP Digital Live MOS sensor and a newly developed Venus Engine processor and both offer dramatically improved processing times over its predecessor.

This allows users 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. The camera also features built-in five-axis sensor stabilisation, 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.

Along with all these internal improvements, the body received some significant upgrades as well. For viewing and composing images both the 0.76x OLED viewfinder and 3.2" free-angle touchscreen received resolution bumps to 3.68m dots and 1.62 m dots, respectively. This makes shooting more comfortable and more accurate. The magnesium alloy body is now freeze proof to -10°C, in addition to splash and dustproof. For fast image transfer and saving, there are now two UHS-II SD card slots. Additionally, for a completely wireless setup it offers both wi-Fi and Bluetooth and advanced functionality when paired with a mobile app.


20.3MP Digital Live MOS Sensor and Venus Engine

The newly developed 20.3MP Digital Live MOS sensor and a new Venus Engine processor, enables the GH5 to produce the best image quality to date from a Lumix camera. Using Multipixel Luminance Generation and Intelligent Detail Processing maximises sharpness and details, as well as accuracy, in a variety of lighting conditions. It offers excellent three-dimension colour control and precise noise reduction techniques for shooting at sensitivities up to ISO 25600. It also enables shooting speeds of up to 12 fps with AF-S or manual focus modes.

4K Video Recording

The GH5 is an exceptionally capable video camera in addition to its outstanding capabilities as a top-quality still camera. The flagship feature is UHD 4K video at up to 60 fps, though another excellent spec is the ability to record 4:2:2 10-bit files at resolutions up to DCI and UHD 4K at 24/30 fps. A full-size HDMI port is present on the camera for high-quality output at 4:2:2 10-bit in all settings for use with external monitors and recorders. The camera also offers high bit-rate recording for highly detailed images free from compression artefacts.

For advanced users, multiple picture styles are available and this provides a more gradable image, such as CINELIKE V and CINELIKE D, as well as an in-camera LUT to make monitoring easier. Users will also have access to over cranking and under cranking settings, which provides speeds up to 2.5x slower in 4K (60 fps) and 7.5x slower in Full HD (180 fps). Also, a 4K Anamorphic mode is available and this lets you record in a proper 4:3 ratio for adjustment in post-production.

The GH5 is an expandable system, with multiple options available to help improve video recording capabilities. Examples of this are an optional V-Log L upgrade and other accessories such as the XLR Microphone Adapter provides XLR inputs and physical controls through a hot shoe connection. Users can also use standard microphones and headphones via the 3.5mm input and output jacks. These extras allow users to continue to upgrade and improve the Panasonic DC-GH5 and get many years of use from the system without worrying about it becoming obsolete too soon.

6K and 4K PHOTO

Utilizing the GH5's video recording capabilities, a trio of still shooting modes are available for recording continuous 8MP stills at a 60 or 30 fps shooting rate or 18MP stills at a 30 fps shooting rate:

Burst: Just as with video recording, this mode will allow you to continuously record for up to 29 min. 59 sec., making it ideal for instances where you need a fast frame rate in order to capture the best moment.

Pre-Burst: This mode is ideal for times when you're unsure of the critical moment to press the shutter button and will record images one second prior to and one second after pressing the shutter button in order to give you 60 frames to choose from.

Burst (S/S): This mode most closely follows the video recording process, and allows you to playback your video, pause at the chosen moment, and use the shutter button to mark a chosen frame from the video and save it as a single 8 or 18 MP frame.

Dual I.S. 2

Helping to achieve the utmost sharpness when photographing handheld, Dual I.S. 2 combines the GH5's sensor-shift image stabilisation technology with lens-based image stabilisation to compensate for a broader range of movement types to render sharper, clearer imagery. Dual I.S. 2 requires the use of compatible Lumix lenses featuring O.I.S. This stabilisation system is able to compensate for approximately five stops of camera shake.

Body Design and Built-In Wi-Fi

A large OLED Live View Finder has an impressive 3.86m-dot resolution and 0.76x magnification for eye-level composition.

A larger means for image composition and playback, the 3.2" 1.62m-dot rear RGBW LCD monitor has a free angle, tilt and swivel design to support viewing from a variety of angles. It is also a touchscreen, which permits intuitive menu navigation and settings control.

Dual UHS-II SD card slots are present which provides settings such as Relay Recording to automatically switch cards when one is full; Backup Recording, which recording the same data to both cards simultaneously; and Allocation Recording, which lets you save certain files to each card for easier organization.

Constructed from magnesium alloy with die-cast front and rear frames, the Panasonic DC-GH5 features a durable design that also incorporates extensive sealing at each joint, dial, and button to render it both splash- and dust-proof as well as freeze proof to 14°F.

A joystick is available on the rear of the camera to make changing many settings easier and more intuitive, such as changing a focus point.

The sleek Panasonic DC-GH5 flat-body profile incorporates both front and rear dials for intuitive control over aperture and shutter speed settings. Multiple assignable function buttons are also available, as well as a dedicated exposure compensation dial.

Built-in 5 GHz Wi-Fi connectivity with NFC and Bluetooth 4.2 Low Energy allows for wireless image sharing and remote camera control from linked smartphones and tablets. Bluetooth LE also enables a constant connection to your mobile device, allowing for functions such as geolocation and automatic image transfer.

Body Design and Built-In Wi-Fi
  • A large OLED Live View Finder has an impressive 3.86m-dot resolution and 0.76x magnification for eye-level composition.
  • A larger means for image composition and playback, the 3.2" 1.62m-dot rear RGBW LCD monitor has a free angle, tilt and swivel design to support viewing from a variety of angles. It is also a touchscreen, which permits intuitive menu navigation and settings control.
  • Dual UHS-II SD card slots are present which provides settings such as Relay Recording to automatically switch cards when one is full; Backup Recording, which recording the same data to both cards simultaneously; and Allocation Recording, which lets you save certain files to each card for easier organization.
  • Constructed from magnesium alloy with die-cast front and rear frames, the Panasonic DC-GH5 features a durable design that also incorporates extensive sealing at each joint, dial, and button to render it both splash- and dust-proof as well as freeze proof to 14°F.
  • A joystick is available on the rear of the camera to make changing many settings easier and more intuitive, such as changing a focus point.
  • The sleek Panasonic DC-GH5 flat-body profile incorporates both front and rear dials for intuitive control over aperture and shutter speed settings. Multiple assignable function buttons are also available, as well as a dedicated exposure compensation dial.
  • Built-in 5 GHz Wi-Fi connectivity with NFC and Bluetooth 4.2 Low Energy allows for wireless image sharing and remote camera control from linked smartphones and tablets. Bluetooth LE also enables a constant connection to your mobile device, allowing for functions such as geolocation and automatic image transfer.
225-Area Advanced Depth-From-Defocus AF System
  • For accelerated autofocus performance, and Advanced DFD (Depth-From-Defocus) technology is employed to quickly calculate the distance to subjects and adjust the focusing position in as little as 0.05 seconds, which enables continuous shooting up to 9 fps with continuous AF. This contrast-detection type focus method benefits both still and video recording modes, as well as subject tracking applications where subject color, size, and motion vectors are used to intelligently lock-onto the moving subjects and ensure precise focus. The sensitivity and speed can be adjusted to further improve performance with certain subjects. It also features 225 AF areas which provide excellent control over where the camera will focus. Additionally, supporting working in low-light conditions, a Starlight AF feature enables accurate AF performance down to -4 EV.
    Benefitting manual focus operation, focus peaking is available that highlights bright edges of contrast with a colored outline for quickly recognizing your focus point, as well as Touch MF Assist for touch-to-focus operation.
Other Camera Features
  • A mechanical focal plane shutter enables a fast maximum shutter speed of 1/8000 sec., as well as a top flash sync speed of 1/250 sec. An electronic shutter function also avails a top shutter speed of 1/16,000 sec. to better enable working in bright conditions and with wider aperture settings.
  • Raw image files can be processed in-camera for a more streamlined post-production workflow.
  • Depending on the lens in use, the included DMW-BLF19 battery provides approximately 400 shots per charge when using the rear monitor, or 380 with the electronic viewfinder.
  • Photo Style modes: Standard, Vivid, Natural, Monochrome, Scenery, Portrait, Custom, Cinelike D, and Cinelike V.
  • Creative Control modes: Expressive, Retro, Old Days, High Key, Low Key, Sepia, Monochrome, Dynamic Monochrome, Rough Monochrome, Silky Monochrome, Impressive Art, High Dynamic, Cross Process, Toy Effect, Toy Pop, Bleach Bypass, Miniature Effect, Soft Focus, Fantasy, Star Filter, One Point Color, and Sunshine.
  • Firmware Update Schedule
  • Full HD 4:2:2 10-bit video recording.
  • 400 Mbps 4:2:2 10-bit All-Intra video recording in 4K 30p, 25p, and 24p as well as Full HD.
  • Higher resolution Anamorphic mode.
  • Hybrid Log Gamma in Photo Style mode for 4K HDR video recording.
  • USB tethering
Firmware Update Schedule
  • Full HD 4:2:2 10-bit video recording.
  • 400 Mbps 4:2:2 10-bit All-Intra video recording in 4K 30p, 25p, and 24p as well as Full HD.
  • Higher resolution Anamorphic mode.
  • Hybrid Log Gamma in Photo Style mode for 4K HDR video recording.
  • USB tethering

Specs:

NameValue
Brand Panasonic
Lens Mount Micro Four Thirds
Megapixels 20 Megapixels
Lens mount Micro Four Thirds
Effective Megapixels 20.3 Megapixel
Camera Format Micro Four Thirds (2x Crop Factor)
Max Resolution 20 MP: 5184 x 3888
Maximum Resolution 20 MP: 5184 x 3888
Sensor Size MOS, 17.3 x 13 mm
Aspect Ratio 1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
Image Stabilization Sensor-Shift, 5-Way
Sensor Type MOS, 17.3 x 13 mm
File Format Still Images: JPEG, RAW Movies: AVCHD Ver. 2.0, H.264, MOV, MP4 Audio: AAC, Dolby Digital 2ch
Memory Card Type SD 
SDHC 
SDXC
Dust Reduction System Yes
Focus Mode Continuous-Servo AF (C), Flexible (AFF), Manual Focus (M), Single-servo AF (S)
Media Type SD SDHC SDXC
Autofocus Points Contrast Detection: 225
Image Stabilization Sensor-Shift, 5-Way
Viewfinder Type Electronic
Video Recording Yes, NTSC/PAL
LCD Screen Size 3.2“
Video Format 4096 x 2160p at 23.98, 24, 25 fps 3840 x 2160p at 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 50, 59.94 fps 3328 x 2496p at 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 50, 59.94 fps 1920 x 1080p at 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 50, 59.94 fps
Touch Screen Yes
Audio Recording Built-In Mic:With Video (Stereo) Optional External Mic:With Video (Stereo + Mono)
ISO Sensitivity Auto, 200-25600 (Extended Mode: 100-25600)
Focus Type Auto & Manual
Shutter Speeds Type: Electronic & Mechanical
Speed: 60 - 1/8000 Second
Type: Electronic & Mechanical
Speed: 30 - 1 Minute in Bulb Mode
1/24 - 1/16000 Second in Movie Mode
Type: Electronic
Speed: 1 - 1/16000 Second
Focus Modes Continuous-servo AF (C), Flexible (AFF), Manual Focus (M), Single-servo AF (S)
Metering Method Center-Weighted Average Metering, Multiple, Spot Metering
Autofocus Points Contrast Detection: 225
Exposure Modes Aperture Priority, Manual, Programmed Auto, Shutter Priority
Viewfinder Electronic
Continuous Shooting Speed Up to 12 fps at 20.3 MP
Up to 30 fps at 18 MP
Up to 60 fps at 8 MP
Viewfinder Pixel Count 3,686,000
White Balance Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Daylight, Flash, Incandescent, Shade, White Set 1, White Set 2, White Set 3, White Set 4
Viewfinder Eye Point 21.00 mm
Dust Reduction System Yes
Viewfinder coverage 100 %
Built-in Flash No
ISO Sensitivity Auto, 200-25600 (Extended Mode: 100-25600)
Max Sync Speed 1 / 250 Second
Shutter Type: Electronic & Mechanical Speed: 60 - 1/8000 second Type: Electronic & Mechanical Speed: 30 - 1 minute in Bulb Mode 1/24 - 1/16000 second in Movie Mode Type: Electronic Speed: 1 - 1/16000 second
Metering Method Center-weighted average metering, Multiple, Spot metering
Exposure Modes Modes: Aperture Priority, Manual, Programmed Auto, Shutter Priority Metering Range: EV 0.0 - EV 18.0 Compensation: -5 EV to +5 EV (in 1/3 EV Steps)
White Balance Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Daylight, Flash, Incandescent, Shade, White Set 1, White Set 2, White Set 3, White Set 4
Audio Recording Built-In Mic: With Video (Stereo)
Optional External Mic: With Video (Stereo + Mono)
Continuous Shooting Up to 12 fps at 20.3 MP Up to 30 fps at 18 MP Up to 60 fps at 8 MP
Connectivity 1/8“ Headphone, 1/8“ Microphone, 2.5mm Sub-mini (2-Ring), HDMI A (Full Size), USB 3.0, Viera Link
Built-in Flash No
Wi-Fi Yes
Flash Modes Auto Auto/Red-eye Reduction Forced On Forced On/Red-eye Reduction Off Slow Sync Slow Sync/Red-eye Reduction
Battery 1 x DMW-BLF19 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 7.2 VDC, 1860 mAh
Max Sync Speed 1 / 250 second
Dimensions (WxHxD) 5.5 x 3.9 x 3.4“ / 138.5 x 98.1 x 87.4 mm
Flash Compensation -3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
Weather Sealed Operating
14 to 104F (-10 to 40C)
Humidity: 10 - 80%
Dedicated Flash System TTL
Weight 725
External Flash Connection Hot Shoe, PC Terminal
Self-Timer 10 seconds, 2 seconds
Interval Recording Yes
Connectivity 1/8 inch Headphone, 1/8 inch Microphone, 2.5mm Sub-mini (2-Ring), HDMI A (Full Size), USB 3.0, Viera Link
Wi-Fi Connectivity Yes
Battery 1 x DMW-BLF19 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery Pack, 7.2 VDC, 1860 mAh
Operating Temperature -10 to 40C Humidity: 10 - 80%
Dimensions 138.5 x 98.1 x 87.4 mm
Weight 725
Pixels Actual: 21.77 Megapixel
Effective: 20.3 Megapixel
Camera Format Micro Four Thirds (2x Crop Factor)
Self Timer 10 Seconds, 2 Seconds
Screen Coverage 100%
Display Screen 3.2" Rear Touchscreen Swivel Touchscreen LCD (1,620,000)
Focus Type Auto & Manual Focus
File Formats Still Images: JPEG, RAW
Movies: AVCHD 2.0, AVC/H.264, MOV, MP4
Audio: AAC, Dolby Digital 2ch
Aspect Ratio 1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
Sensor Type MOS, 17.3 x 13 mm

 

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