Panasonic Lumix GH5 Mirrorless Camera Body
Panasonic Lumix GH5 Mirrorless Camera Body Only Summary
The Panasonic Lumix GH5 makes a number of improvements and advancements over its predecessor, the Lumix GH4.
Boasting 4K 60p/50p video recording in broadcast quality 4:2:2 10-bit, all-new 6K Photo, and 5-axis in-camera image stabilisation, alongside a whole host of other new features, the Lumix GH5 is a professional quality camera for videographers, filmmakers, cinematographers, and still photographers alike.
Panasonic Lumix GH5 Mirrorless Camera Features at a Glance:
The Lumix GH5 is the second movement in Panasonic’s high-end, flagship Micro Four Thirds symphony, following on from the highly acclaimed and much-loved Lumix GH4.
With a host of exciting and essential new features, the Panasonic Lumix GH5 firmly cements itself as a camera for professionals; whether you’re a professional videographer or photographer. With 6K Photo – recording 18 megapixel 6K images at 30fps, 4K video at 60p/50p and recording in broadcast standard 4:2:2 10-bit, a new 20MP imaging sensor, and in-body 5-axis image stabilisation (or Dual I.S. with O.I.S lenses), amongst other new features, Panasonic have created a professional quality camera that will easily fill and out-grow its predecessor’s boots.
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High-Quality Lumix Imaging
With a 20MP Digital Live MOS sensor boasting 25% more pixels than in the GH4, the new Venus Engine to process images, and no low-pass filter, the Lumix GH5 delivers unprecedented picture quality in the Lumix range of Panasonic cameras.
Across-the-board improvements come in Natural Texture Expression, Multi-Pixel Luminance Generation for clear, sharp images, Intelligent Detail Processing to analyse and detect the characteristics of every single pixel and supresses false colours at the image edges, Three Dimensional Colour Control to detect hue, saturation and brightness and applies optimum control according to the value of each factor.
Now with High Precision Multi Process Noise Reduction, photos can be clearly shot even at ISO up to 25,600.
5-Axis Dual Image Stabilisation
In the GH5, Panasonic introduces Dual Image Stabilisation, a combination of 2-Axis O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabiliser) in Panasonic lenses, and 5-Axis B.I.S. (Body Image Stabiliser) inside the camera body.
This stabilisation compensates for larger movements which were conventionally uncontrollable and compensate to a maximum of 5 exposure stops, meaning you can use a shutter speed 5 stops slower than you normally would be able to get away with.
World’s First Mirrorless Camera with Professional Quality Standards
The GH5 meets the needs of professional cinematographers and videographers with 4K 60p/50p ultra high-definition smooth video recording that’s also capable of 4:2:2 10-bit recording; the colour subsampling commonly used for film production for faithful colour reproduction.
The high sensitivity of the Live MOS sensor and Venus Engine power deliver high-speed readout of full digital signals for an outstandingly high quality image from every frame. There’s also no cropping of the image for 4K video, so you’re getting the benefit of the full frame.
Choice of between MOV, MP4, ACVHD Progressive and AVCHD formats at a variety of frame rates; there’s also no recording time limit in either FHD or 4K video and professional users can set the system frequency to 59.94Hz (23.98Hz), 50.00Hz, or 24.00Hz.
Panasonic have also included, at the request of Pro users, a Waveform Monitor and Vector Scope.
New Autofocus System with Advanced DFD Technology
The GH5 benefits from an improved Depth from Defocus (DFD) and Contrast AF Technology which calculates the distance to the subject by evaluating two images with different sharpness levels and comprehensively analyses the form, size and even motion of the subject.
With the new Venus Engine, the speed to measure distance is 6x faster, and the speed of sensor drive during auto focusing has been increased which means the GH5 delivers ultra-high-speed AUF of approximately 0.05 seconds, as well as 12fps in AF-S and 9fps in AF-C using mechanical shutter in full resolution.
The number of autofocus areas has also been increased to 225 (from 49 in the GH5) and this can now be customised so you can create a group of focus areas depending on the composition of your image, which can be controlled using the new joystick with your thumb on the back of the camera.
Post Focus and Focus Stacking
To ensure you always get the perfect image, Panasonic have introduced their Post Focus and Focus Stacking technology into the Lumix GH5.
Post Focus enables you to select a specific focus point in an image after it’s actually been taken. This is particularly helpful for macro shooting.
Focus Stacking allows you to take multiple images of the same frame in different focal lengths and combine them into one, super-sharp image.
6K PHOTO & 4K PHOTO
A first in any Panasonic camera is the introduction of 6K PHOTO. This feature enables you to shoot 30fps of 6K images (approximately 18MP images) and extract the best image from the burst file – making sure you never miss that fast paced moment again.
Additionally, 4K PHOTO has been upgraded in the GH5 and lets you capture 60fps of still images at 4K to get a still image of around 8 megapixels.
Rugged & Connected Body Built for the Field
The Panasonic Lumix GH5 has been built with professional users in mind. The main body is composed of magnesium alloy and has a full diecast front and rea frame.
Furthermore, every joint, dial and button has been not only splash and dust proofed, but also freeze proofed down to -10 degrees Celsius.
The body also features dual SD Memory Card slots which are now compatible with high-speed, high-capacity UHS-II cards for the first time in a Lumix digital camera.
The Live View Finder in the GH5 has an outstanding magnification of 0.76x (35mm equivalent) and features a 3,680k-dot OLED display and 100% field of view.
The static-type touch screen is a 3.2 inch free-angle screen in the 3:2 aspect ratio with a 1,620k-dot resolution.
Further connectivity comes in the form of Low-Energy Bluetooth 4.2 and 5GHz Wi-Fi for flexible and easy image sharing.
Panasonic are planning a number of Firmware updates for 2017 that will add enhancements to an already outstanding camera.
In April 2017 Panasonic are expected to add Full HD 4:2:2 10-bit video recording capability, and in the second half of 2017 will add: 400Mbps 4:2:2 10bit all-intra video recording in 4K 30p/25p/24p, Full HD high resolution video recording in Anamorphic Mode, Hybrid Log Gamma in Photo Style Mode which enables popular 4K HDR video recording, and USB tethering.
Buy Panasonic Lumix GH5 Mirrorless Camera Body - price £1,699.00