Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5S Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds (MFT) Digital Camera

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Lens Mount

Micro Four Thirds

Camera Format

Micro Four Thirds (2x Crop Factor)


Actual: 11.93 Megapixel
Effective: 10.28 Megapixel

Maximum Resolution

3680 x 2760

Aspect Ratio

1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9

Sensor Type


Sensor Size

17.3 x 13 mm

Image File Format


Bit Depth


Image Stabilization


Exposure Control

ISO Sensitivity

Auto, 160 to 51200 (Extended: 80 to 204800)

Shutter Speed

Electronic Front Curtain Shutter
1/8000 to 60 Seconds
1 to 30 Minutes in Bulb Mode
1/16000 to 1/24 Second in Movie Mode
Electronic Shutter
1/16000 to 1 Second

Metering Method

Center-Weighted Average, Multiple, Spot

Exposure Modes

Aperture Priority, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority

Exposure Compensation

-5 to +5 EV (1/3 EV Steps)

Metering Range

0 to 18 EV

White Balance

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 10.3 MP for up to 80 Exposures (Raw)
Up to 11 fps at 10.3 MP for up to 80 Exposures (Raw)
Up to 12 fps at 10.3 MP for up to 600 Exposures (JPEG)
Up to 11 fps at 10.3 MP for up to 600 Exposures (JPEG)
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

Interval Recording



2/10-Second Delay


Recording Modes

Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 50p/59.94p [28 Mb/s]
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 50i/59.94i [17 to 24 Mb/s]
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 23.976p [24 Mb/s]
MP4 4:2:0 10-Bit
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.976p/25p/29.97p [72 Mb/s]
MOV/MP4 4:2:0 8-Bit
DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) at 23.976p/24.00p/25p/29.97p [100 Mb/s]
DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) at 50p/59.94p [150 Mb/s]
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.976p/24.00p/25p/29.97p [100 Mb/s]
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 50p/59.94p [150 Mb/s]
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 23.976p/24.00p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p [100 Mb/s]
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 25p/29.97p [20 Mb/s]
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 23.976p/24.00p [24 Mb/s]
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 50p/59.94p [28 Mb/s]
MOV/MP4 4:2:2 10-Bit
DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) at 23.976p/24.00p [150 to 400 Mb/s]
DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) at 25p/29.97p [150 Mb/s]
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.976p/24.00p/25p/29.97p [150 to 400 Mb/s]
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 23.976p/24.00p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p [100 to 200 Mb/s]

External Recording Modes

4:2:2 10-Bit

Video Encoding


Audio Recording

Built-In Microphone (Stereo)
External Microphone Input

Audio File Format

AAC, Dolby Digital 2ch, Linear PCM (Stereo)


Focus Type

Auto and Manual Focus

Focus Mode

Continuous-Servo AF (C), Flexible (AFF), Manual Focus (M), Single-Servo AF (S)

Autofocus Points

Contrast Detection: 225

Autofocus Sensitivity

-5 to +18 EV

Viewfinder and Monitor

Viewfinder Type


Viewfinder Resolution

3,686,000 Dot

Viewfinder Eye Point

21 mm

Viewfinder Coverage


Viewfinder Magnification

Approx. 0.76x

Diopter Adjustment

-4 to +3

Monitor Size


Monitor Resolution

1,620,000 Dot

Monitor Type

Articulating Touchscreen LCD


Built-In Flash


Flash Modes

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

Maximum Sync Speed

1/250 Second

Flash Compensation

-3 to +3 EV (1/3 EV Steps)

Dedicated Flash System


External Flash Connection

Hot Shoe, PC Terminal


Memory Card Slot



3.5mm Headphone, 3.5mm Microphone, 2.5mm Sub-Mini, HDMI A (Full Size), X-Sync Socket, USB Type-C (USB 3.0)






Operating Temperature

14 to 104°F / -10 to 40°C

Operating Humidity

10 to 80%

- Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5S Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds (MFT) Digital Camera (PADCGH5S)
- Camera Belt
- Body Cap
- DMW-BLF19 Battery (DMW-BLF19-BT)
- AC/DC Charger for DMW-BLF19 Battery (DMW-BLF19-CR)
- Camera Pouch (MR-CP)

The GH5S marks a new era for the GH series that emphasizes video performance while maintaining an ultra-portable form factor. GH5S is a video-focused update to the GH5 camera for the Micro 4/3 system.

10.28MP, Low-Light Optimized Sensor

The new 10.28 megapixel sensor differentiates between this camera and the base GH5. Digital Live MOS sensor allows for low-light shooting and high-resolution video recording. Less and larger pixels take in more light and double its ISO sensitivity to 51,200. Dual Native ISO technology is used that sets ISO 400 and ISO 2500 as base sensitivities for low noise levels. The overall native sensitivity range runs from ISO 160-51200, and can be extended to ISO 80-204800. Using Multipixel Luminance Generation and Intelligent Detail Processing, it will maximize sharpness and detail as well as accuracy in a variety of lighting conditions.

Multiple Aspect Ratios

The sensor handles multiple aspect ratios; 4:3, 17:9, 16:9, and 3:2 for shooting stills, recording DCI and UHD 4K, and for working in Anamorphic mode. This function allows you to fully leverage the angle of view of this lens for truly stunning image expression. Additionally, the sensor and processor combination avails high readout speeds and suppresses rolling shutter distortion by approximately 1.3x compared to the GH5 when recording video or working with the electronic shutter.

DCI and UHD 4K Video Recording

Even with the reduced resolution of the sensor, Panasonic GH5S features a versatile and capable range of video specs, including the ability to still shoot in DCI and UHD 4K. The camera supports 4K/60p in 4:2:0 8-bit, but drop the frame rate to 30p for glorious 4K 4:2:2 10-bit at 400Mbps. High frame rate shooting gets a boost to 240 fps in 1080p. A full-size HDMI port is present on the camera for high-quality output at 4:2:2 10-bit in all settings for use with external monitors and recorders. Additional picture modes are available to provide a more gradable image, such as Standard, Vivid, Natural, Monochrome, Scenery, Portrait, Custom, Cinelike D, and Cinelike V.

Timecode In/Out

The time code settings can be synchronized with an external device by using the BNC conversion cable. This allows easy non-linear timeline editing of footage shot with multiple cameras.

4K Photo Modes

3 still shooting modes are available for recording continuous 8MP stills at a 60 or 30 fps shooting rate:

  • Burst: This mode allows you to continuously record, making it ideal for instances where you need a fast frame rate to capture the best moment.

  • Pre-Burst: This mode is perfect when you're unsure of the critical moment to press the shutter button. It records images one second prior and one second after pressing the shutter button in order to give you 60 frames to choose from.

  • Burst (S/S): This mode most closely follows the video recording process, and allows to playback your video, pause at the chosen moment, and use the shutter button to mark a chosen frame from the video and save it as a single 8MP frame.

V-Log L Upgrade Pre-Installed

Panasonic features a preinstalled V-Log L upgrade on all GH5S cameras. This provides an extremely flat neutral gamma curve well-suited for color grading. Additionally, a High Dynamic Range mode, and Hybrid Log Gamma, can be used to record greater detail in both the shadow and highlight regions of a scene.

Still Recording and Depth-From-Defocus AF System

The GH5S is adept at recording stills. It adds 14-bit raw for photos at 14 fps. The improved DFD (Depth-From-Defocus) technology is employed to quickly calculate the distance to subjects and adjust the focusing position in as little as 0.05 seconds. It offers faster, more accurate performance in low-light situations. Additionally, supporting working in low-light conditions, a Starlight AF feature enables accurate AF performance down to -5 EV. Raw image files can be processed in-camera for a more streamlined post-production workflow.

Touchscreen LCD & View Finder

A Super high- resolution 3.68m-dot OLED Live View Finder brings gorgeous visibility and makes for perfect framing even under direct sunlight. A high 0.76x magnification makes it easy to see image detail and a smooth display at 120fps. High speed response with minimum time lag further advance visibility. The 3.2" 1.62m-dot rear RGBW LCD monitor has a free angle, tilt and swivel design to support viewing from a variety of angles. It has a touchscreen, which permits intuitive menu navigation and settings control. The viewfinder and rear screen can be tuned to benefit working in low-light conditions. A Night Mode allows you to separately reduce the brightness of the screen and finder in order to maintain your night-adjusted vision. Alternatively, brightness can be boosted by lowering the frame rate and increasing the gain in live view for working in extremely dark situation.

Body Design

The sleek flat-body design includes both front and rear dials for precise control over aperture and shutter speed settings. Multiple assignable function buttons are available along with a dedicated exposure compensation dial. Dual UHS-II SD card slots are present which provides settings such as Relay Recording to automatically switch cards when one is full; Backup Recording for recording the same data to both cards simultaneously; and Allocation Recording for saving certain files to each card for easier organization. A joystick is available on the rear of the camera to easily change settings, such as changing a focus point.

Quality Build

The magnesium alloy body is fully weather-sealed for working in inclement conditions and physical controls have been enhanced for easier tactile control. The camera features a durable design that incorporates extensive sealing at each joint, dial, and button to render it both splash- and dust-proof as well as freeze proof to 14°F.

Other Camera Features

  • Lumix Tether software allows you to shoot tethered to a computer via USB connection. This software enables full camera control and shooting from the computer, along with video and 4K photo modes support, with the added benefit of previewing and reviewing your imagery from a larger computer monitor.

  • A mechanical focal plane shutter enables a fast maximum shutter speed of 1/8000 sec., as well as a top flash sync speed of 1/250 sec. An electronic shutter function also avails a top shutter speed of 1/16,000 sec. to better enable working in bright conditions and with wider aperture settings.

  • Creative Control modes: Expressive, Retro, Old Days, High Key, Low Key, Sepia, Monochrome, Dynamic Monochrome, Rough Monochrome, Silky Monochrome, Impressive Art, High Dynamic, Cross Process, Toy Effect, Toy Pop, Bleach Bypass, Miniature Effect, Soft Focus, Fantasy, Star Filter, One Point Color, and Sunshine.

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  • Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5S is an update to the GH5 camera for the Micro 4/3 system. 

  • Built-in Wi-Fi connectivity with NFC and Bluetooth 4.2 Low Energy allows for wireless image sharing and remote camera control from linked smartphones and tablets. Bluetooth LE also enables a constant connection to your mobile device, allowing for functions such as geo location and automatic image transfer.

  • If you are going to be recording in 4K you will need UHS-II SD cards rated at Video Speed Class 60 or higher.

  • Depending on the lens use, DMW-BLF19 battery provides approximately 440 shots per charge when using the rear monitor, or 410 with the electronic viewfinder.

  • Dual UHS-II SD memory card slots are available for flexible file recording.

  • Panasonic V-Log L Function is included.

  • This camera is a portable & ideal choice for event, narrative, and documentary shooters.

  • Four Thirds mount lenses arenot compatible with this camera.


  • You’ll need an ultra-fast memory card for a camera this powerful. The Sony 128GB SF-G Tough Series UHS-II SDXC is recommended. This camera can take full advantage of its superior 299 MB/s max write speed and 300 MB/s max read speed for high-resolution, high-bitrate capture.

Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5S Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera

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