New LUMIX DC-GH5S – Rediscover Light.
Panasonic is proud to introduce the new Digital Single Lens Mirrorless Camera LUMIX GH5S with expanded video recording capability and enhanced image quality in low light during CABSAT 2018. Designed and developed for professional filmmakers, the LUMIX GH5S achieves the highest-ever sensitivity and image quality in the history of LUMIX cameras.
The new 10.2-megapixel Digital Live MOS Sensor with Dual Native ISO Technology and Venus Engine faithfully reproduce even dark parts of the image, allowing a maximum ISO 51200 high sensitivity recording. This sensor is a multi-aspect type with a sufficient margin for realizing the same angle of view at the same focal length in 4:3, 17:9, 16:9 and 3:2 aspect ratios. The sensor also supports photoshooting in 14-bit RAW format, providing higher flexibility for professional RAW development workflows.
Hitesh Ojha, Deputy General Manager, AVD, Panasonic, said, “The launch of the LUMIX GH5S is a testament to our commitment of offering future-proof products and solutions that our customers will truly appreciate. We are proud to be at the forefront of innovation and technology, especially with the growing digital revolution currently taking place in the industry. We are optimistic that this cutting-edge camera model will strengthen will the company’s position as the leading consumer electronics brand in the region and exceed the expectations of the customers across UAE.”
DFD (Depth From Defocus) technology and ultra high-speed digital signal processing achieve fast auto focusing of approximately 0.07 sec and 12 (AFS) / 8 (AFC) fps in 12-bit RAW and 11 (AFS) / 7 (AFC) fps in 14-bit RAW high-speed burst shooting. A total of 225 focus areas, Tracking AF, 1-area AF and Pinpoint AF are available for precise focusing. The 4K PHOTO enables 60 fps high-speed capture in approximately 8-megapixel equivalent resolution.
As a camera that excels in low-light shooting, the LUMIX GH5S boasts -5EV luminance detection performance with Low Light AF thanks to the higher sensitivity and optimized tuning of the sensor. Live View Boost is another practical feature that makes it possible to check the composition even in total darkness by boosting the sensitivity just for live view. Night Mode displays menu interface in red, which is gentle to the eyes in dark situations. The magnification ratio in MF assist is increased from the conventional 10x to 20x, which is convenient especially for astronomical photography.
In order to make the GH5S tough enough to withstand even heavy field use, it is composed of a magnesium alloy full die-cast front/rear frame and is not only splashproof and dustproof but also freezeproof down to -10 degrees. The GH5S is equipped with a double SD Memory Card slot, compatible with the high-speed, high-capacity UHS-II and Video Speed Class 60. Users can flexibly choose the recording method from Relay Recording, Backup Recording or Allocation Recording. The HDMI Type A terminal is provided.
The GH5S has a large LVF (Live View Finder) with a stunningly high magnification ratio of approximately 1.52x/0.76x (35mm camera equivalent) providing smooth display at 120 fps. A high-precision, high-speed OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diode) display features 3,680K-dot resolution and 100% field of view. In addition to dual dials, an omni-directional joystick enables more intuitive and flexible operation.
The GH5S includes Bluetooth and Wi-Fi® connectivity to offer a more flexible shooting experience and instant image sharing with easy operation. Compatibility with Bluetooth 4.2 (called BLE: Bluetooth Low Energy) enables constant connection with a smartphone/tablet with minimum power consumption. For Wi-Fi, 5GHz (IEEE802.11ac) can be selected in addition to the conventional 2.4GHz (IEEE 802.11b/g/n) for an even more secure and stable connection.
For extended battery life and a more stable hold, the Battery Grip DMW-BGGH5 (sold separately) is available. The XLR Microphone Adaptor DMW-XLR1 (sold separately) allows high-res sound recording with an external XLR microphone.
The new LUMIX GH5S brings further innovation to creative workflows with new heights in recording low-light, high-quality images that greatly expand the possibilities for video creators.