Panasonic GH5: Pre-Order Now!

The long awaited Panasonic GH5 has been one of the most eagerly anticipated camera for the past 3 years. I can’t tell you how many rumors blogs we’ve been following just this past year alone. And it’s finally available for pre-order and is slated to start shipping out in the end of March, 2017. For those of you who are unfamiliar with this camera series, the GH4 changed the game for 4K video a few years back, bringing 4K video recording to a 1080HD market, and set the standard by which all other video recording specs are measured by.

The camera sports a 20.3MP  Micro Four-Thirds sensor, now has dual SD card slots, an improved OLED viewfinder, and 5-axis in-camera stabilization. The GH5 can record 1080p high-speed video at up to 180 fps, and interesting options to capture 6K and 4K photos at 30 fps. There’s also a redesigned joystick on the back of the camera to make it more intuitive to navigate menus and set focus points.

 

 

However, the biggest, most noteworthy upgrades are to the cameras’ 4K recording compression and frame rates. The GH5 records 4K video at up to 60 fps, and 4K 4:2:2 10-bit files at 24p/30p frame rates. Being able to shoot slow motion footage at 4K, in such a small package, is incredible. The upgrade from the GH4’s 4:2:0 8-bit compression addresses one of the major issues with GH4 footage which is that the footage falls apart when taken into color grading.

See the tech specs at the bottom of the page for more detailed information.

All videos taken directly from Lumix YouTube Channel.

Product Overview

Test Footage First Look

Panasonic LUMIX GH5 Shooting Impression by Griffin Hammond

Panasonic LUMIX GH5 4K 60P Video “HAND-CUT” by Griffin Hammond

Panasonic LUMIX GH5 Shooting Impression by Ross Grieve

 

 

Specs taken from B&H

See full overview and pre-order from B&H here: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1283257-REG/panasonic_dmc_gh5_mirrorless_micro_four.html

Imaging

  • Lens Mount: Micro Four Thirds
  • Camera Format:  Micro Four Thirds (2x Crop Factor)
  • Pixels:
    • Actual: 21.77 Megapixel
    • Effective: 20.3 Megapixel
  • Max Resolution:  20 MP: 5184 x 3888
  • Aspect Ratio: 1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
  • Sensor Type / Size: MOS, 17.3 x 13 mm
  • File Formats:
    • Still Images: JPEG, RAW
      Movies: AVCHD Ver. 2.0, H.264, MOV, MP4
      Audio: AAC, Dolby Digital 2ch
  • Dust Reduction System: Yes
  • Memory Card Type:
    • SD
    • SDHC
    • SDXC
  • Image Stabilization: Sensor-Shift, 5-Way

AV Recording

  • Video Recording: Yes, NTSC/PAL
  • Resolution:
    • 4096 x 2160
    • 3840 x 2160
    • 1920 x 1080
  • Video Format:
    • 4K
      4096 x 2160p / 23.98 fps
      4096 x 2160p / 24 fps
      4096 x 2160p / 29.97 fps
      4096 x 2160p / 25 fps
      3840 x 2160p / 59.94 fps
      3840 x 2160p / 50 fps
      3840 x 2160p / 29.97 fps
      3840 x 2160p / 24 fps
      3840 x 2160p / 23.98 fps
      3840 x 2160p / 25 fps
      3328 x 2496p / 59.94 fps
      3328 x 2496p / 50 fps
      3328 x 2496p / 29.97 fps
      3328 x 2496p / 24 fps
      3328 x 2496p / 23.98 fps
      3328 x 2496p / 25 fps
    • High Definition
      1920 x 1080p / 59.94 fps
      1920 x 1080p / 50 fps
      1920 x 1080p / 29.97 fps
      1920 x 1080p / 24 fps
      1920 x 1080p / 23.98 fps
      1920 x 1080p / 25 fps
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3, 16:9
  • Audio Recording: Built-in Mic: With Video, Stereo
    Optional External Mic: With Video, Stereo + Mono

Focus Control

  • Focus Type: Auto & Manual
  • Focus Mode: Continuous-servo AF (C), Flexible (AFF), Manual Focus (M), Single-servo AF (S)
  • Autofocus Points: Contrast Detection: 225

Viewfinder/Display

  • Viewfinder Type: Electronic
  • Viewfinder Pixel Count: 3,686,000
  • Viewfinder Eye Point: 21.00 mm
  • Viewfinder Coverage: 100%
  • Viewfinder Magnification: Approx. 0.76x
  • Diopter Adjustment: – 4 to +3 m
  • Display Screen: 3.2″ Rear Touchscreen Swivel Touchscreen OLED (1,620,000)
  • Screen Coverage: 100%

Exposure Control

  • ISO Sensitivity: Auto, 200-25600 (Extended Mode: 100-25600)
  • Shutter:
    • Type: Electronic & Mechanical
    • Speed: 60 – 1/8000 second
    • Type: Electronic & Mechanical
    • Speed: 30 – 1 minute in  Bulb Mode
      1/24 – 1/16000 second in  Movie Mode
    • Type: Electronic
      Speed: 1 – 1/16000 second
  • Remote Control: DMW-RSL1 (Optional)
  • Metering Method: Center-weighted average metering, Multiple, Spot metering
  • Exposure Modes:
    • Modes: Aperture Priority, Manual, Programmed Auto, Shutter Priority
    • Metering Range: EV 0.0 – EV 18.0
    • Compensation: -5 EV to +5 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
  • White Balance Modes: Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Daylight, Flash, Incandescent, Shade, White Set 1, White Set 2, White Set 3, White Set 4
  • Continuous Shooting:
    • Up to 12 fps at 20.3 MP
    • Up to 30 fps at 18 MP
    • Up to 60 fps at 8 MP

Flash

  • Flash Modes:
    • Auto
    • Auto/Red-eye Reduction
    • Forced On
    • Forced On/Red-eye Reduction
    • Off
    • Slow Sync
    • Slow Sync/Red-eye Reduction
  • Built-in Flash: No
  • Max Sync Speed: 1 / 250 seconds
  • Flash Compensation: -3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
  • Dedicated Flash System: TTL
  • External Flash Connection: Hot Shoe

Performance

  • Self Timer: 10 seconds, 2 seconds
  • Interval Recording: Yes
  • Connectivity: 1/8″ Headphone, 1/8″ Microphone, 2.5mm Sub-mini (2-Ring), HDMI A (Full Size), USB 3.0, Viera Link
  • Wi-Fi Capable: Yes

Power

  • Battery: 1x DMW-BLF19 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery Pack, 7.2  VDC, 1860 mAh
  • Operating/Storage Temperature:
    • Operating
      14 to 104°F (-10 to 40°C)
      Humidity: 10 – 80%

Physical

  • Dimensions (WxHxD): 5.5 x 3.9 x 3.4″ / 138.5 x 98.1 x 87.4
  • Weight: 1.60 lb / 725 g with battery and memory card

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