Panasonic LUMIX G DC-GH5S

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Offering a highly sensitive 10.2 MP MOS Sensor capable of Cinema 4K1 videography, this Panasonic LUMIX G DC-GH5s will easily lift you into the professional realm of filmmaking.

Due to its mirrorless design, this Micro Four Thirds camera will achieve optimal light absorption as well as performance and usability necessary for cinematic production. It can capture motion in high-quality 4096x2160 resolution at 60p or at a high speed of 240fps in 1920x1080 resolution. In fact, this LUMIX GH5s is capable of internal 4:2:2 10-bit 4K recording to an SD card2. In addition, HDR Hybrid Log Gamma, Panasonic’s V-LogL and several visual assists3 have been pre-installed.

Alongside its image quality, this camera hones more filmmaking features such as dual native ISO4, anamorphic 4K motion capture as well as inputs for BNC, microphone, headphone, HDMI Type A, USB-C and support for Panasonic’s XLR mic adaptor.

You’ll also be able to capture those stunning stills as this GH5s is capable of 14bit RAW photography as well as multi-aspect capture.

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Highest LUMIX Video Quality Ever

The video performance of this Panasonic GH5s is greatly accredited to its exclusive Digital Live MOS sensor - offering 10.28MP and a significantly higher photoreceptive surface per pixel, delivering an ultra-wide dynamic range.

This sensor is capable of ultra-sensitive video capture, ensuring exceptional low-light performance with impressively low noise!


Precise Focusing Even in -5EV Situations

It’s exceptional low-light performance allows for this mirrorless camera to achieve crisp autofocus even at -5EV – perfect for capturing the nightlife of nature.


4:2:2 10-bit Internal Recording

This Panasonic GH5s can record 4:2:2 10-bit C4K/4K video straight to an SD card5 without the usual banding seen in 8-bit. The 4:2:2 10-bit can then be displayed, real-time, to an external monitor or recorder via an HDMI cable. This is perfect for pro filmmakers seeking accurate image preview or high-quality recording to external codec devices (such as ProRes). An (ALL-Intra) high bitrate recording mode of 400Mbps is also available.


4K 60-fps Burst

Catch that that precise moment with the ultra-fast, 60 fps 4K photo mode (about 8MP) to access a power of photography beyond the reach of most cameras. With the GH5s, you’ll never miss a shot.


Large 3,680k-dot OLED Live View Finder

The 3,680k-dot OLED viewfinder of this GH5s provides optimum visibility at all times. It ensures further image clarification with a high 0.76x magnification (35mm camera equivalent) and smooth display of 120 fps6).


Anamorphic Video Mode

This micro four thirds camera is great for recording with 'squeezed' cine lenses, as its anamorphic desqueeze display mode uses a cinemascope aspect ratio.


Like709 Gamma (ITU-R BT.709) & Knee Control

Broadcast flexibility for post-production.


Luminance Level 64-1023 / 64-940 / 0-1023 (10-bit)

For choice of video luma levels.


Bluetooth 4.2 + Wi-Fi® 5GHz

Control shutter and video Start/Stop recording through Panasonic's LUMIX Image App using Bluetooth 4.2.

After shooting it switches to fast Wi-Fi 5GHz (IEEE802.11ac) for transferring JPEG and RAW files to your mobile device

(The Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ Logo is a certification mark of Wi-Fi Alliance®)

(The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Panasonic Corporation is under license. Other trademarks and trade names are those of their respective owners.)


Tethered Camera Control via PC

With the "LUMIX Tether" software you can control your camera and recording while viewing your shoot with a PC (tethered to the USB-C port of your GH5s). It enables camera control and shooting while monitoring the scene on a PC screen. It supports both video and 4K photo for professional workflows in commercial photoshoots.


Multiple Aspect Ratios

Multiple aspect ratios are available through this GH5s without altering focal length (4:3, 17:9, 16:9 and 3:2). Since the GH5, rolling shutter distortion at high readout speeds have been reduced by about 30% for video or electronic shutter.


Dual SD Card Slots

This camera incorporates dual SD card slots, both compatible with high-speed, high-capacity UHS-II Video Speed Class 60 cards for high bitrate video recording.

With the two slots you have the ability to shoot non-stop by swapping out cards as they reach capacity (Relay mode). Alternatively, in Backup mode, one card will ignore your stop/starts and record everything while the other card only records what you ‘tell’ it to record. In simultaneous record mode, your content will be recorded to both cards at the same time to result in two cards of identical content.

Both slots are compatible with high-speed, high-capacity UHS-II Video Speed Class 60 cards for high bitrate video recording.


Professional Worldwide Versatility

With its many available video formats and bitrates this micro four thirds camera is capable of recording up to 400Mbps (ALL-Intra) or 150Mbps (LongGOP (IPB Compression). This will allow you to produce content for everything from digital cinema and DVD/Blu-ray to the web and TV.


The LUMIX GH5s supports a wide range of professional applications, such as web, TV, DVD/Blu-ray and digital cinema production. It features a plethora of video formats and bitrates to record at up to 400Mbps (ALL-Intra) or 150Mbps (LongGOP (IPB Compression)). Selectable system frequencies include 59.94Hz (NTSC), 50.00Hz (PAL), and 24.00Hz (CINEMA).

Three video control panels further optimise operation: Shutter Duration/ISO, Angle/ISO, or Shutter Duration/dB. This provides great support for professional video producers worldwide.


1) Unlimited in-camera recording of C4K: 60p50p 8-bit, 30p25p24p 4:2:2 10-bit, 4K: 60p50p 4:2:0 8-bit, 30p25p24p 4:2:2 10-bit. 1080p up to 240fps and C4K 60p VFR.

3) Including Time Code sync, Waveform, Vector Scopes, and programmable Zebra patters.

2) Use of SD memory card with video speed class 60 or higher is recommended for 4K All-Intra video recording. Operation is confirmed with Panasonic SD memory card with video speed class 90.

4) Dual native ISO (400 & 2,500) with a range from 160 – 51,200; extendable to 80 – 204,800

5) C4K/4K 4:2:2 10-bit 60p/50p video is output only.

6) With minimal time lag.



Lens Mount

Micro Four Thirds

Camera Format

Micro Four Thirds (2x Crop Factor)


Actual: 11.93 Megapixel
Effective: 10.28 Megapixel

Max Resolution

10 MP: 3680 x 2760

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, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Audio: AAC, Dolby Digital 2ch, Linear PCM (Stereo)

Bit Depth


Dust Reduction System


Memory Card Type


Image Stabilization



AV Recording

Video Recording


Video Format

4096 x 2160p at 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 50, 59.94 fps
3840 x 2160p at 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 50, 59.94 fps
3328 x 2496p at 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 50, 59.94 fps
1920 x 1080p at 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 50, 59.94, 120, 240 fps

Aspect Ratio


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 Type


Viewfinder Pixel Count


Viewfinder Eye Point

21.00 mm

Viewfinder Coverage


Viewfinder Magnification

Approx. 0.76x

Diopter Adjustment

-4 to +3 m

Display Screen

3.2" Rear Touchscreen Swivel Touchscreen LCD (1,620,000)

Screen Coverage



Exposure Control

ISO Sensitivity

Auto, 160-51200 (Extended Mode: 80-204800)


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

Buffer/Continuous Shooting

Up to 12 fps at 10.3 MP for up to 80 Frames in Raw Format
Up to 11 fps at 10.3 MP for up to 80 Frames in Raw Format
Up to 12 fps at 10.3 MP for up to 600 Frames in JPEG Format
Up to 11 fps at 10.3 MP for up to 600 Frames in JPEG Format
Up to 8 fps at 10.3 MP
Up to 7 fps at 10.3 MP
Up to 6 fps at 10.3 MP
Up to 5 fps at 10.3 MP
Up to 2 fps at 10.3 MP
Up to 60 fps at 8 MP



Flash Modes

Auto/Red-Eye Reduction
Forced On
Forced On/Red-Eye Reduction
Slow Sync
Slow Sync/Red-Eye Reduction

Built-in Flash


Max Sync Speed

1 / 250 Second

Flash Compensation

-3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)

Dedicated Flash System


External Flash Connection

Hot Shoe, PC Terminal



Self Timer

10 Seconds, 2 Seconds

Interval Recording



1/8" Headphone, 1/8" Microphone, 2.5mm Sub-mini (2-Ring), HDMI A (Full Size), USB 3.0, USB Type-C, Viera Link, X-Sync Socket

Wi-Fi Capable





1 x DMW-BLF19 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 7.2 VDC, 1860 mAh

Operating/Storage Temperature

14 to 104°F (-10 to 40°C)
Humidity: 10 - 80%



Dimensions (W x H x D)

5.5 x 3.9 x 3.4" / 138.5 x 98.1 x 87.4 mm


1.45 lb / 660 g with battery and memory card

1x Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5S Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera

1x DMW-BLF19 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 1860mAh)

1x DMW-BTC10 Battery Charger

1x Body Cap

1x Hot Shoe Cover

1x Eye Cup

1x Flash Sync Socket Cap

1x Battery Grip Connector Cover

1x USB Cable

1x Shoulder Strap

1x Cable Holder

1x BNC Converter Cable

1x Limited One-Year Warranty

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