With 10.2MP Digital Live MOs Sensor with newly developed Dual Native ISO technologies combined with high-performance Venus Engine, the high sensitivity enhanced GH5S reveals subjects hidden in the dark.
Cinema 4K 60p/50p*, 4:2:2 10-bit video recording** and greater choice with multiple aspect ratios bring further enhancements to creative expression. The GH5S has been tuned specially to maximise post-production workflow efficiencies, including time code synchronisation to facilitate multi-camera shooting.
10.2MP High-sensitivity Dual Native ISO Technology (ISO160-51200)
The LUMIX GH5S achieves the highest-ever sensitivity and best image quality in LUMIX history. This is realised by combining the newly developed high sensitivity sensor with Dual Native ISO technology and the latest Venus Engine. Dual Native ISO is a revolutionary technology featured on Panasonic’s professional video cameras and offers the advantages of very high sensitivity while keeping noise levels low. Usually, with a conventional single native ISO, noise levels rise when sensitivity is increased. However, the newly developed image sensor implements dual circuits able to switch to high native sensitivity before gain processing. This means you can achieve beautiful footage with suppressed noise in low-lit situations.
Multi Aspect Ratio
The LUMIX GH5S sensor handles multiple aspect ratios; 4:3, 17:9, 16:9 and 3:2. Thanks to broad margins of effective pixels, focal length does not change in these aspect ratios.
Suppressed Rolling Shutter
Rolling shutter distortion, compared to the GH5, is suppressed by approx. 1.3x with high readout speeds when recording video or using an electronic shutter.
Upgraded for Pro Video Creators
Cinema 4K 60p/50p with Unlimited Recording Time
The original LUMIX GH5 made it possible to record 4K/60p and 4K/50p video on a DLSM camera. Now, to greatly expand your creative possibilities, the LUMIX GH5S takes this even further and, for the first time ever**, includes 4,096x2,160 Cinema 4K 60p/50p* video recording. Moreover, there is no limit*** to the recording time, not even when shooting FHD or 4K video.
*Cinema 4K (C4K: 4096x2160) resolution defined by Digital Cinema Initiatives (DCI)
** As of Jan 8 2018 as a Digital Single Lens Mirrorless camera that complies with Cinema 4K (C4K: 4096x2160) resolution defined by Digital Cinema Initiatives (DCI). According to a Panasonic study.
***Subject to SD card capacity and battery life.
4:2:2 10bit* and 400Mbps All-Intra Recording
With internal recording of video in 4:2:2 10-bit* and an impressive 10.2 megapixel Digital Live MOS Sensor backed by a Venus Engine that handles digital signals at ultra-high speed, this camera’s image quality per frame is dramatically improved with faithful colour reproduction and grading. High bit-rate recording at 400Mbps, optimal for nonlinear editing, is also made possible.
*4:2:0 8-bit in C4K 60p/50p and 4K 60p/50p recording on an SD memory card.
The LUMIX GH5S complies with 4K HDR video. The HDR (High Dynamic Range) is a mode to reproduce both bright parts and dark parts of an image, making the subject appear just as the human eye perceives it. The camera records video with a designated gamma curve compatible with ITU-R BT.2100, and you can now choose Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) in Photo Style. A low bit-rate recording mode 4K HEVC for HLG is also available, which enables playback on AV equipment compatible with HEVC compression format, such as Panasonic 4K HDR TVs.
The V-LogL is pre-installed in LUMIX GH5S. Log recording offers exceptional flexibility as well as a wider dynamic range for colour grading in the post-production process, and V-LogL features log characteristics with 12 stops of dynamic range. By default, the Look Up Table (LUT) data is Rec.709 standard.
LUT Display function assist
LUT can also be custom set for VLT format in camera. Then, with the V-LogL View Assist function, you can preview what your footage may look like after it’s been post-processing.
Shooting with an anamorphic lens and using the fullest extent of the 4:3 sensor the camera’s built-in 4:3 anamorphic mode makes it possible to create video in the cinemascope format. Stunning cinemascope videos are created in post production using dedicated software but the de-squeezed cinemascope images can also be previewed while recording, or in playback, on the camera display.
VFR with FHD 240fps*
To elevate video expressivity even further, a variety of effects are available on the LUMIX GH5S. The VFR (Variable Frame Rate) lets users record overcranked/undercranked video in C4K/4K (60fps, maximum 2.5x slower**) and FHB (240fps, maximum 10x slower**). The minimum frame rate for quick motion effects video is 2fps.
*The degree of effect varies depending on the recording format and frequency, and angle of view narrows if you select a frame rate with a number of frames 204 or more
**In 24p playback.
Added Efficiencies for Professional Workflow
Time Code IN/OUT and Line Input with 3.5mm MIC Jack
The LUMIX GH5S is now fitted with a TC IN/OUT terminal. By setting up TC synchronisation (through the flash synchro terminal and bundles BNC converter cable with optional BNC cable), it is easy to carry out non-linear timeline editing of footage shot with multiple cameras. For more flexible video production, LINE input is supported by a 3.5mm mic jack to enable sound input from an external audio device.
XLR Microphone Adapter (Optional)
When shooting video, this adaptor allows you to record high-grade stereo sound to the camera directly through a high-spec XLR microphone. High-res recording* (at 96kHz/24-bit) is also possible when shooting 4K video. Selecting between separate MIC/LINE/CONDENSER MICROPHONES is also possible using the input switches on the control panel.
£1748.40 inc VAT