Panasonic announces GH5s mirrorless camera for $2499

Prasad, 10 January 2018

Panasonic has launched the GH5s, an even more video-focused version of the popular and already video-friendly GH5. The new camera comes with a bunch of changes, most of which are under the hood.

For starters, the GH5s has a new 12.5MP sensor with 10.2MP usable resolution. The extra pixels allow the camera to maintain its diagonal field of view when switching between aspect ratios such as 4:3, 17:9, 16:9 and 3:2. More importantly, the new sensor is optimized for low light sensitivity, a bit like the Sony A7S II, and now supports shooting up to ISO 51,200 without extended ISO. The autofocus also works in -5EV luminance.

The GH5s comes with a bunch of video specific features. It can now record internally in Cinema 4K (4096x2160) at 60p in 4:2:0 8-bit or 30p in 4:2:2 10-bit, making it the only mirrorless camera to do so. It comes pre-installed with HDR Hybrid Log Gamma and Panasonic V-LogL, time code in and out sync, waveform monitor, vector scopes, and programmable zebra patterns. For stills, the camera supports 14-bit RAW files. The rest of the camera is more or less identical to the GH5.

The Panasonic GH5s is priced at $2499 body-only and will be available February 2.



Reader comments

  • Anonymous
  • 22 Apr 2018
  • kui

Me too.

  • AnonD-696124
  • 12 Jan 2018
  • ix9

Panasonic dam son. Now that's a quality camera 10k'ish ISO, 4K mirrorless video recording, HDR. Wow

It is when you switch lenses, which can be problematic in dusty environments. But you're not meant to poke your fingers in there. And they're easier to clean thanks to the sensor being more accessible than in their DSLR counterparts.

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