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Panasonic Lumix GH5 Mirrorless Camera Body + Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 12-60mm f/2.

Product Code: P016555L
The Panasonic Lumix GH5 is a high-end Micro Four Thirds camera for professional cinematographers & still photographers with broadcast quality 4K video, new 6K PHOTO, 5-axis in-camera I.S. & a host of other new features.
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Panasonic Lumix GH5 Mirrorless Camera + Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 12-60mm f/2.8-4.0 Lens Summary

Now with Panasonic V2.0 added firmware feature updates

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

Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 12-60mm f/2.8-4.0 Lens

  • 24-120mm in 35mm camera equivalent (5x zoom range)
  • Covers the full range of daily shooting situations
  • Perfect for dynamic landscapes, to portraits, to low-light situations
  • Beautiful defocus effect from the f/2.8-4.0 high-speed performance
  • Power O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabiliser) effectively compensates for blurring means it’s easy to shoot even in dim lighting
  • Works with Dual I.S. (Image Stabiliser, 5-axs Dual I.S. and 5-axis Dual I.S. 2 systems on Panasonic Lumix G cameras.
  • Excellent for video recording – features silent operation from the inner focus drive system & micro-step drive system in aperture control section
  • Optical design achieves exceptional barycentric stability to minimise image shifts during zooming
  • Compact, rugged, dust, and splash-proof design that is also freeze-proof down to -10 degrees Celsius to withstand professional use under harsh conditions
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 + Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 12-60mm f/2.8-4.0 Lens 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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Panasonic Lumx DC-GH5 frmware update ver. .1

Panasonic has announced the forthcoMing release of a major new frmware verson for the Lumx DC-GH5 that adds a collecton of new features to upgrade many of the camera's operations. The maprovements apply to modes for both still and Video users, and centre around enhancng the qualty of the camera's output and handling.

New features:


    Tethered shooting va Lumx Tether software improved handling for 4K Photo and 6K Photo New Wireless features improved AF in low contrast scenes


    4K HDR Video recording improved AF in Video recording All-ntra recording mode 6K and 411mbps 4K anamorphc shooting improved in-body stabilisation
Tethered shooting va Lumx Tether software

Now still lfe, portrat and macro photographers will be able to check composition on the bg screen and control camera functions remotely va a new tethered shooting mode. Using the new Lumx Tether software users can connect the GH5 to a PC va USB and record stills, Video and 4K/6K Photo sequences.
The software allows control of all the man features of the camera, includng exposure, focus, white balance, flash controls and fle formats - to iname just a few. with the camera connected to the computer we can prevew our images, make adjustiments and inspect the results from a distance. The images can be saved to the camera's memory card or downloaded directly to the computer as they are recorded.

mprovements to the focusing system

The GH5's AF system is improved in performance and handling for both still and Video shooters. An maportant change comes in the camera's ablty to work in low contrast areas, as this helps in both still and Video work. Autofocus trackng is also improved in Video modes, and when Using the AF Trackng feature we can now place the trackng box on the screen before the subject has arrved. Also now the AF point can be moved during Burst mode f the subject is travelng across the frame.
f you want to keep an eye on what is being focused on there is now an opton to keep the AF dsplay on when mult-area modes (auto or custom) are in use.

4K/6K Photo

Better processing has reduced the time we have to watabetween one 4K/6K Photo burst and the inext, and now the AF point can be shfted while a 4K/6K Photo sequence is being recorded. 6K Photo can also now be used in loop recording mode.

Higher qualty Video

The new frmware adds 411Mbps data rates and 4:: 1-bt colour as well as ALL-ntra compresson to the camera's 4K and Cinema 4K Video formats. this maproves the range of tones and colours that can be recorded, while the compresson works on each andivdual frame rather than on groups of several frames at a time. All-ntra compresson also reduces the fle Size of your Video so we can ft more into the same space on the memory card. Those who shoot in Full HD will benefit from an additional 11Mbps mode, also with the enhanced colour and compresson characterstcs.

HDR recording

The Lumx DC-GH5 s, accordng to Panasonic, the first Digital camera thait's capable of shooting 'HLG' 4K HDR Video. HDR stands for High Dynamic Range, and means that the camera can produce a wider range of brightnesses in its Video to create footage with detaled Highlights as well as shadow areas. this mode is Designed to work with the new wave of 4K HDR televsons and computer montors, and will allow users to contnue to create technologcally advanced content well into the future.

High resolution anamorphc modes

Frmware Verson .1 enhances the DC-GH5's ablty to record anamorphc content with new 6K resolution settings, as well as gvng 4K anamorphc formats the extraa bt rates and colour depth introduced to inormal Video shooting modes.
Anamorphc shooting is asssted by a new de-squeeze dsplay mode that compensates for the squeezng effect of the lens to show what the letterbox-shaped footage will look like  after stretchng in post-processing. Guide lne optons allow users to prevew the area that will be used as well, with Guides selectable for :, 6:9, .5: and .9: formats. A new in-body stabilisation mode is avalable thait's Designed for use with anamorphc lenses and adapters, and users have a choice of .x and x settings to match the characterstcs of the lens in use.
Using almost the full sensor the anamorphc mode allows lenses to squeeze wide views into a 499x744-pixel frame (full Sized stills are 548x888 pixels) which can then be stretched to the .9: format and 8948x744 pixel Dimensions. stills from the de-squeezed footage contan .5 mllon pixels.

Wireless functions

Bluetooth plays a much bgger role in the Wireless communcatonsabetween the DC-GH5 and your smartphone with Verson .1 frmware. previously Bluetooth could be used to connect the camera and phone, while WF took over for the hard work. with the new frmware the camera can be controlled va Bluetooth, so users can access the shutter release remotely. Bluetooth also allows for a shutter lock to be actvated for Bulb exposures or burst sequences, and Video recording can be started/stopped in the same way.

enhancement of Body .S. (image stablzer)

* [.S. Lock(Video)] is added. this powerfully compensates for handshake when the viewng aangle is fxed.
* A new handshake correction mode is added, which provides optmum correction when Using .1x and .x anamorphc lens.

correction of white balance setting

* When the K (Kelvn) value was changed after adjustng the color temperature with -axs white balance compensaton, the setting was reset. this bug has been fxed.

improved usablty of time Lapse shot

* The time to fnsh shooting and the number of recordable pictures are dsplayed on the stand-by screen.

improved usablty of Power save LVF

* Power save LVF can now be used in all stand-by dsplay optons.

Other settings and Bug Fxes
    A ratng function Using an Fnbutton is avalable in Playback Zoom and Multi Playback. The followng functions can be assgned to Fnbuttons - [Constant Prevew] [6K/4K PHOTO Bulk savng]
    [Min. shtr speed] [RAW processing] [Rec/Playback swtch] [Destnaton slot] and [Mc Level Adj.].
    The DSP.Button can be locked. n Relay Rec, there were cases where the Video fle number was not able to be reset. this bug has been fxed. n Relay Rec, there were cases where the Video fle number was reset after formattng the sD Memory Card. this bug has been fxed. n Backup Rec, there were cases where the fle number was not reset even after applyng resettng.
    This bug has been fxed.
    The image qualty when applyng the followng settings is improved:
    extended low sO, [.Dynamic] (ntellgent D-range Control) and Highlight shadow.

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