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Panasonic Lumix GH5 Mirrorless Camera Body

Product Code: P016555K
Delivering incredible 18 Megapixel 6K Photo stills, recording 60p 4K Video – a first in mirrorless cameras, and silent and unobtrusive quick focus make this an outstanding camera for photographers and videographers
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Panasonic Lumix GH5 Mirrorless Camera Body Only

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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:

  • Uses the Micro Four Thirds system standard
  • All-new 20MP Live MOS imaging sensor – 25% more pixels than the GH4
  • Benefits from No Low Pass Filter
  • Shutter life of over 200,000 actuations
  • 5-axis Dual Image Stabilisation for 5-stop exposure compensation
  • 6K PHOTO records 18MP 6K images at 30fps
  • 4K PHOTO records 8MP 4K images at 60fps
  • Records 4K 60p/50p video in broadcast quality 4:2:2 10-bit
  • New Venus Engine processor for up to 1.3x faster processing
  • No cropping for video recording
  • Choose between MOV, MP4, ACVHD Progressive and AVCHD formats for video
  • Unlimited recording time limit for 4K and FHD Video
  • Includes Waveform Monitor and Vector Scope
  • Embeds SMPTE-Compliant Time Code either in Rec Run or Free Run count-up methods
  • Multiple luminescence levels can be selected
  • Newly improved Depth from Defocus (DFD) and Contrast Autofocus technology
  • Ultra-high speed autofocusing of approx. 0.05 sec
  • 12fps in AF-S and 9fps in AF-C high-speed burst shooting using mechanical shutter in full resolution
  • 225 focus areas (compared to 49 in the GH4)
  • Post Focus function to choose specific focus point after the image has been taken
  • Focus Stacking function to stack multiple images with various focus points into one image
  • Magnesium alloy body for high mobility and rugged use in the field
  • Full die-cast front and rear frames
  • Splash, dust and freezeproof (down to -10 degrees Celsius) on every joint, dial and button
  • Dual SD Memory Card slots compatible with high-speed, high-capacity UHS-II
  • Large Live View Finder with a 0.76x (35mm equivalent) magnification
  • High-precision, high-speed OLED LVF display features 3,680k-dot and 100% field of view
  • 3.2inch free-angle rear screen in 3:2 aspect ratio with 1,620k-dot resolution
  • Low Energy Bluetooth 4.2 compatible
  • Wi-Fi 5GHz (IEEE 802.11ac) connected
  • Compatible with the new DMW-BGGH5 battery grip
  • Ready for Firmware updates to add new features
Our Verdict

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.

We Love
  • 6K PHOTO for 30fps 18MP images
  • 4K 60p/50p video recording in 4:2:2 10-bit broadcast quality
  • Shutter life of over 200,000 actuations
  • 5-axis Dual Image Stabilisation
  • New 20MP Live MOS Sensor
Panasonic Lumix GH5: Hands-On First Look
Panasonic Lumix GH5 Mirrorless Camera Body Features in Detail

High-Quality Lumix Imaging

Panasonic GH5 High Quality 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

Panasonic GH5 Autofocus

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.


Panasonic GH5 6K Photo Dial

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

Panasonic GH5 Rugged Body

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.


Firmware Updates

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.

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