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Panasonic Lumix GH5 4K Mirrorless ILC Camera

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Description

The upgraded Panasonic Lumix GH5 4K Mirrorless ILC Camera offers new impressive features in all categories, providing outstanding stills and video specs for a compact camera.

Durable Construction

The LUMIX GH5 is built like a tank to withstand even heavy use out in the field. It is freeze-proof down to -10-degrees in addition to splash / dust-proof construction thanks to weather sealing on every joint, dial, and button. A magnesium alloy full die-cast armour frame makes the body lightweight yet durable while bringing ruggedness to the compact size. This camera can go everywhere you can.

The shutter unit is durable for approx. 200,000 times release (in-house estimation). Not only does it offer the highest shutter speed at max. 1/8000 to capture fast-moving ‘spur-of-the-moment’ shots but when used with fast aperture lenses – even outdoors – it gives impressive de-focus.

Image Quality

The LUMIX GH5 packs a real punch with its high performance 20.3MP Digital Live MOS sensor to achieve incredible picture. Together with the removal of the low-pass filter from the sensor, you can confidently capture sharp images with a high dynamic range and artefact free.

The marriage of an advanced Digital Live MOS sensor with the beautiful new Venus Engine 10 produces extraordinary colour detail and natural texture expression. Multipixel Luminance Generation and Intelligent Detail Processing render intense brightness and contrast.

Video Features

The LUMIX GH5 records silky smooth 4K 60p/50p (QFHD 4K: 3840 x 2160 / MOV or MP4) video. Faster frame rates mean excellent motion compensation plus you can slow down footage inside your video editing timeline without losing detail. You also achieve perfect panning control and a suppression of the rolling shutter effect as seen in lesser frame rates. High-resolution images and perfect focal length can also be achieved as the LUMIX GH5 features pixel for pixel, no sensor cropping recording. There’s also no recording duration limit so you can go beyond 30 minutes in all record settings.

The LUMIX GH5 brings game changing internal 4:2:2 10-bit 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. Control zings with rich colours from dark to bright shades and high-precision Multi Process NR makes your images pop even at high ISO sensitivity settings. Video users will be impressed with the improved performance in perceptual dynamic range at high ISO sensitivity settings.

Photo Features

Shoot with unlimited burst, then choose and extract the exact frames you want to keep. The new 6K PHOTO* mode at 30fps allows you to capture the perfect moments at a stunning ~18-megapixel high-resolution. The Ultra-high-speed 4K PHOTO mode at 60fps freezes even faster motion which is simply not possible in conventional DSLR cameras. The LUMIX GH5 truly does make moments unmissable.

Post Focus – Shoot now, Focus Later

This fantastic Post Focus function gives you the power to focus after you’ve taken the shot! Simply capture the scene, review the image and touch the part of the photo you’d like pin sharp. Set and save. It’s simple, stunning and all this advanced processing happens inside the camera.

Focus Stacking – Adjust The Focus Area After Shooting

The Focus Stacking function enables you to adjust the focus area after shooting by blending multiple images taken at different focus distances to create an amazing image depth of field. You can make your images with exactly the kind of de-focus you want or pan-focus the image by simply selecting the focus area after shooting. This is brilliantly useful when shooting with fast apertures, close ups or macro photography.

Autofocus

DFD Ultra Fast Motion Detection & Focus

Panasonic’s innovative DFD (Depth From Defocus) technology is constantly evolving and its just got even better. DFD allows the LUMIX GH5 to calculate focal lens movement by comparing depth of field values of two images at incredibly high speed. By combining the AF drive with a maximum read speed of 480 fps, the LUMIX GH5 can achieve ultra-high-speed Auto Focus in up to 0.05 seconds* and 9 fps burst shooting with AFC (** 12 fps burst shooting with AFS). A newly adopted motion detector accurately tracks fast moving subjects, and enables smooth 4K PHOTO/VIDEO & 6K PHOTO recording.

225 Focus Points Plus Selective AF

A Joystick Controller on the back of the LUMIX GH5 is used to smoothly and intuitively select focus blocks inside the focusing area overlay.

225-Area AF
The focus detect area is massively increased from 49 (LUMIX GH4) to 225 points for more flexible composition.

Custom Multi AF
The Custom Multi AF mode allows you to freely select an array of blocks inside the 225 focusing area.

AF Zone Selectable
The focus area group size and position can be customized for Multi AF / Custom Multi AF

AF Customize
With more customized AF settings, it is now possible to adjust AF directionality depending on the shooting scene.

Image Stabilization

5-axis Dual I.S. (Image Stabiliser) 2* intelligent compensation enables up to 5-stops of slower shutter speeds even through telephoto lenses. The LUMIX GH5 nearly eliminates shake in both body and lens from wide-angle to tele-end**. It also works in both photo and video recording, including 4K video. The astonishing power of the 5-axis Body I.S. corrects shake for all lenses, including classic lenses not equipped with O.I.S.

Specs: GH5


Sensor

SENSOR SIZE 17.3 x 13.0 mm (in 4:3 aspect ratio)
SENSOR TYPE Live MOS Sensor
TOTAL PIXELS 21.77 Megapixels
CAMERA EFFECTIVE PIXELS 20.30 Megapixels
COLOUR FILTER Primary Colour Filter
DUST REDUCTION SYSTEM Supersonic Wave Filter

Recording System

SYSTEM FREQUENCY 59.94Hz, 50.00Hz, 24.00Hz
ASPECT RATIO 4:3, 3:2, 16:9, 1:1
IMAGE QUALITY RAW, RAW+Fine, RAW+Standard, Fine, Standard
COLOUR SPACES RGB, AdobeRGB
RECODING FILE FORMAT
STILL IMAGE JPEG (DCF, Exif 2.31), RAW
6K PHOTO*1 / 4K PHOTO 6K PHOTO: MP4 (H.265/HEVC, Audio format: AAC (2ch))
6K PHOTO*1 / 4K PHOTO 4K PHOTO: MP4 (H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, Audio format: AAC (2ch))
MOTION PICTURE MOV: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC (Audio format: LPCM (2ch 48kHz/16-bit))
MOTION PICTURE MP4: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC
MOTION PICTURE AVCHD Progressive, AVCHD (Audio format: Dolby Audio 2ch)