The latest flagship model of LUMIX G CSC range, the Lumix GH5 camera based on the Micro Four Thirds system standard. This new camera delivers a high-end, hybrid performance to photo enthusiasts and professional videographers looking to capture moments in 4K 60p/50p video and 6K PHOTO. This kit is includes the LEICA DG VARIO-ELMARIT 12-60mm / F2.8-4.0 OIS Lens.
Defying all the general concepts of what a mirrorless camera can do, the LUMIX GH Series has reached a number of milestones with this introduction. Packing a host of innovative advancements in picture quality, response and performance into an unimaginably small-sized body, the new LUMIX GH5 opens the door to a new stage of photographic and cinematographic culture.
The LUMIX GH5 is able to realise high-quality images with real-to-life detail through excellent resolution, image rendering and colour reproduction. Its new Digital LIVE MOS Sensor increases the pixel count by 25% compared to the GH4, from 16.05 to 20.3 megapixels, while also removing the low-pass filter.
The camera also comes with a new image processor Venus Engine, which achieves improvement especially in Natural Texture Expression. The engine’s Multi-pixel Luminance Generation renders clear, sharp images by referring to a 9x larger area of pixel information during the de-mosaic process for precise detail reproduction. With Intelligent Detail Processing, the characteristic of every single pixel is analysed to detect whether the pixel is located at a flat, detail or edge part of the picture. Optimum processing according to the characteristic of each pixel is then applied. This results in high-precision yet natural images with stunning detail suppressing false colours at its edges.
Also, Three Dimensional Colour Control detects not only hue and saturation, but also brightness, and applies optimum control according to the value of each factor. This achieves rich colour reproduction from dark to bright parts of the image. The conventional Multi Process NR (Noise Reduction) is upgraded to High Precision Multi Process NR. It boasts 4x the noise identification accuracy compared to the previous engine and preserves details even after the noise reduction process. As a result, photos can be clearly shot even at high sensitivity ISO values of up to 25600.
The LUMIX GH5 also incorporates the 5-axis Dual I.S. (Image Stabilizer) 2 , which suppresses blurring in more powerful and advanced ways for both photo and video recording, including 4K video. Combining an O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer, 2-axis) and B.I.S. (Body Image Stabilizer, 5-axis), it compensates for larger movements which were conventionally uncontrollable. The LUMIX GH5’s high-precision gyro sensor controls both the O.I.S. and B.I.S. compensation by studying the focal length and shooting conditions, making it possible to use a max. 5-stop slower shutter speed . This is highly beneficial not only for wide-angle and telephoto shots, but also in adverse situations, such as at night-time or when shooting with one hand.
The LUMIX GH Series created an epoch-making industry sensation by achieving outstanding video recording performance with advanced features that meet the needs of professional quality levels and standards.
With the LUMIX GH5, the signal readout speed has been accelerated by max 1.7x in the new Digital LIVE MOS Sensor, and the new Venus Engine processes signals at max 1.3x higher speed. This synergy realises 4K 60p/50p ultra high-definition, smooth, video recording for the first time in a compact system camera. It is also capable of internal 4:2:2 / 10-bit video recording, which is the colour subsampling commonly used for film production, for even more faithful colour reproduction.
The high-sensitivity MOS Sensor and Venus Engine effectively suppress rolling shutter distortion and realise high-speed readout of full digital signals. This ensures an outstandingly high image quality for every single frame. In addition, the focal length in video recording is kept the same as that in photo shooting (no cropping).
Users can freely choose between MOV, MP4, AVCHD Progressive and AVCHD formats at a variety of frame rates, and there is no recording time limit for both FHD and 4K video. Professional users working globally can set the system frequency to 59.94Hz (23.98Hz), 50.00Hz or 24.00Hz. While ‘Cinelike D’ and ‘Cinelike V’, which have similar gamma setting characteristics for film production, are available in Photo Style for video recording, the LUMIX GH5 also provides ‘Like 709’ for compatibility with HDTV. A paid software upgrade to support V-LogL video recording is also available.
In response to requests from professional users, the LUMIX GH5 comes with a Waveform Monitor and Vector Scope. It also embeds SMPTE-compliant Time Code either in Rec Run or Free Run count-up methods, which makes it easy to synchronise multiple video footage or sound sources in the post production workflow. Luminance levels can be selected between 64-1023 / 64-940 / 0-1023 (10-bit). Synchro Scan mode suppresses flicker and Colour Bars (SMPTE / EBU / ARIB Standard) are also available.
The LUMIX GH5 comes with a newly improved Depth from Defocus and Contrast AF technology, which not only calculates the distance to the subject by evaluating two images with different sharpness levels, but also analyses the form, size and even motion of the subject comprehensively. Thanks to the new Venus Engine, the time for measuring the distance to the subject is 6x faster, while factorising the distance into in-plane or in-depth is 2x faster.
The speed of sensor drive during auto focusing in photo shooting mode has been increased to 480 fps, which is 2x faster than that of the GH4. Consequently, the LUMIX GH5 realises ultra-high-speed AF of approximately 0.05 sec and 12 (AFS) / 9 (AFC) fps high-speed burst shooting using a mechanical shutter in full resolution. By analysing every single frame precisely, it achieves a maximum 200% higher precision frame detection with minimum motion detection error for higher tracking tolerance against moving subjects.
For even more precise focusing, the number of focus areas has been increased from 49 to 225. Users can create a group of focus areas depending on the composition and can control it easily with a new joystick located on the thumb position, without taking your eyes off the subject. This is possible even when using the LVF or releasing the finger off the shutter button.
If focus is not exactly as the user intended when the shutter is pressed, the LUMIX GH5’s Post Focus function enables users to select the specific focus point even after shooting – particularly helpful in situations like macro shooting where severe focusing is required. In addition, the camera also features a Focus Stacking function. As taking a single macro photo with specific areas in focus can sometimes be difficult, Focus Stacking enables users to take multiple images of the same frame with different focus points. You can then combine them into one image with the defocus as you like.
The LUMIX GH5’s new 6K PHOTO function makes it possible to capture un-missable moments at 30 fps by extracting the frame with the best timing out of the 6K burst file (in 3:2 or 4:3 aspect) to save as an approximately 18-megapixel equivalent high resolution photo. 4K PHOTO has also been upgraded enabling 60 fps high speed capture in approximately 8-megapixel equivalent resolution. In 6K/4K PHOTO, three exclusive modes are available to choose from depending on the situation; 6K/4K Burst, 6K/4K Burst (Start/Stop) and 6K/4K Pre-burst.
By compensating the signal information between the frames, the Venus Engine makes it possible to apply Post Recording Refinement over the pictures to correct distortion and reduce noise when playing back or cutting images out of the 6K/4K burst file. As a result, the picture quality of 6K/4K PHOTO shot at high shutter speed in high sensitivity or those shot in panning are dramatically improved.
To be tough enough to withstand even heavy field use, the LUMIX GH5’s main structure is composed of a magnesium alloy, full die cast front/rear frame. Secure construction and the sealing of every joint, dial, and button makes the camera not only splash/dust-proof, but also freeze-proof down to -10 degrees Celsius.
The LUMIX GH5 is equipped with a dual SD Memory Card slot compatible with high-speed, high capacity UHS-II for the first time in the LUMIX digital cameras. Users can flexibly choose the recording method either in Relay Rec, Backup Rec or Allocation Rec.
The LUMIX GH5 has a large LVF (Live View Finder) with a stunningly high magnification ratio of approximately 1.52x / 0.76x (35mm camera equivalent). The high-precision, high-speed OLED display features 3,680K-dot high resolution and 100% field of view. Adopting a static-type touch control system, the 3.2-inch free-angle rear screen in 3:2 aspect with 1,620K-dot high resolution achieves approximately 100% field of view.
Panasonic Lumix GH5 Body, Panasonic Leica Vario-Elmarit 12-60mm f/2.8-4 OIS Lens, Battery Charger (AC Cable included), Battery Pack, Body Cap, Hot Shoe Cover, Eye Cup, Flash Syncro Socket Cap, Cover for the Battery Grip Connector, USB Connection Cable, Shoulder Strap, Cable Holder, Lens cap, Rear lens cap.
|Camera Model||Panasonic Lumix DC GH5|
|Type||Compact System Camera (Mirrorless)|
|Included Lens||Panasonic LEICA DG VARIO-ELMARIT 12-60mm / F2.8-4.0 OIS lens|
|Image Sensor Effective Pixels||20.3 megapixel|
|Image Sensor Type||Live MOS Sensor|
|Image Sensor Size||17.3 x 13.0 mm (in 4:3 aspect ratio)|
|Image Stabilization System||Image sensor shift type (5-axis / 5-stop*), Dual I.S. (Dual I.S. 2 compatible)|
|Still Image Recording Format||JPEG (DCF, Exif 2.31), RAW|
|Still Image Quality||4:3 5184x3888(L) / 3712x2784(M) / 2624x1968(S) / 4992x3744(6K PHOTO) / 3328x2496(4K PHOTO); 3:2 5184x3456(L) / 3712x2480(M) / 2624x1752(S) / 5184x3456(6K PHOTO) / 3504x2336(4K PHOTO); 16:9 5184x2920(L) / 3840x2160(M) / 1920x1080(S) / 3840x2160(4K PHOTO); 1:1 3888x3888(L) / 2784x2784(M) / 1968x1968(S) / 2880x2880(4K PHOTO)|
|Color Space||sRGB, AdobeRGB|
|Video Recording Format||MOV: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC (Audio format: LPCM (2ch 48kHz/16-bit, 48kHz/24-bit*, 96kHz/24-bit*)) *When attaching DMW-XLR1 (sold separately).MP4: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC; AVCHD Progressive, AVCHD (Audio format: Dolby Audio 2ch)|
|MOV @ 59.94Hz||[C4K] 4096x2160; [4K] 3840x2160; [Full HD] 1920x1080|
|MOV @ 50Hz||[4K] 3840x2160;[Full HD] 1920x1080|
|MOV @ 24Hz||[C4K] 4096x2160; [4K] 3840x2160; [Full HD] 1920x1080|
|MP4 @ 59.94Hz||[C4K] 4096x2160; [4K] 3840x2160; [Full HD] 1920x1080|
|MP4 @ 50Hz||[4K] 3840x2160;[Full HD] 1920x1080|
|MP4 @ 24Hz||[C4K] 4096x2160; [4K] 3840x2160; [Full HD] 1920x1080|
|AVCHD @ 59.94Hz||[Full HD] 1920x1080|
|AVCHD @ 50Hz||[Full HD] 1920x1080|
|Continuous recordable time (Motion picture)||AVCHD [FHD/60p]: Approx. 150 min (rear monitor), 150 min (LVF) with H-ES12060, Approx. 160 min (rear monitor), 150 min (LVF) with H-HSA12035 / H-FS12060; AVCHD [FHD/60i]: Approx. 150 min (rear monitor), 150 min (LVF) with H-ES12060, Approx. 160 min (rear monitor), 160 min (LVF) with H-HSA12035 / H-FS12060; MP4 [4K/60p]: Approx. 100 min (rear monitor), 100 min (LVF) with H-ES12060 / H-HSA12035 / H-FS12060|
|Actual recordable time (Motion picture)||AVCHD [FHD/60p]: Approx. 75 min (rear monitor), 75 min (LVF) with H-ES12060, Approx. 80 min (rear monitor), 75 min (LVF) with H-HSA12035 / H-FS12060; AVCHD [FHD/60i]: Approx. 75 min (rear monitor), 75 min (LVF) with H-ES12060, Approx. 80 min (rear monitor), 80 min (LVF) with H-HSA12035 / H-FS12060; MP4 [4K/60p]: Approx. 50 min (rear monitor), 50 min (LVF) with H-ES12060 / H-HSA12035 / H-FS12060|
|6K & 4K PHOTO MODE||6K PHOTO: MP4 (H.265/HEVC, Audio format: AAC (2ch))4K PHOTO: MP4 (H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, Audio format: AAC (2ch))|
|Recording Media||SD Memory Card, Dual slot|
|WiFi||IEEE 802.11b/g/n, 2412 MHz - 2462 MHz (1-11 ch), Wi-Fi / WPA / WPA2, Infrastructure mode|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth® v4.2 (Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE))|
|USB||USB Type-C, Super Speed USB3.1 GEN1|
|HDMI||4:2:2 8-bit; 4:2:2 10-bit (When [4K/60p] [4K/50p] mode is selected, it is not possible to record motion picture or still picture on the SD memory card in the camera unit.); Auto / C4K / 4K / 1080p; Information display ON/OFF (selectable); Automatic down-conversion (4K to 1080p only)|
|Audio Video Output||No|
|Remote input||φ2.5mm for remote|
|External microphone input||φ3.5mm for external microphone|
|Headphone output||φ3.5mm for headphone|
|High-res audio recording||Yes with DMW-XLR1 (sold separately)|
|Microphone||Stereo, Wind-cut: OFF / Standard / High|
|Size / Pixels||TFT LCD monitor with static touch control, free angle 8.1cm (3.2-inch) / 3:2 aspect / Wide viewing angle, Approx. 1,640k dots|
|AF Mode||Contrast AF: AFS (Single) / AFF (Flexible) / AFC (Continuous) / MF. Post Focus and DFD technology. One Shot AF, Shutter AF, Half Press Release, Quick AF, Continuous AF (during motion picture recording), Eye Sensor AF, AF+MF, MF Assist, Touch MF Assist, Focus Peaking, Touch AF/AE Function, Touch Pad AF, Touch Shutter.|
|Light Metering System||1728-zone multi-pattern sensing system|
|Light Metering Mode||Multiple / Center Weighted / Spot|
|Exposure Mode||Program AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE, Manual|
|ISO Sensitivity||Still image: Auto / Intelligent ISO / 100 (Extended) / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / 6400 / 12800 / 25600 (Changeable to 1/3 EV step);Creative Video Mode: Auto / 100 (Extended) / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / 6400 / 12800 (Changeable to 1/3 EV step)|
|Exposure Compensation||1/3 EV step +/-5EV +/-3EV for motion picture)|
|Type||Focal plane shutter|
|Shutter Speed||Still image: Bulb (Max. 30 minutes), 1/8,000 - 60; Electronic first curtain shutter: Bulb (Max. 30 minutes), 1/2,000 - 60; Electronic shutter: 1/16,000 - 1; Motion picture: 59.94Hz: 1/16,000 - 1/30, 50.00Hz: 1/16,000 - 1/25, 23.98Hz: 1/16,000 - 1/24 (When using Synchro Scan);|
|Burst Speed||[Mechanical shutter] AFS/MF: H: 12 frames/sec, M: 7 frames/sec (with Live View), L: 2 frames/sec (with Live View); AFF/AFC: H: 9 frames/sec, M: 7 frames/sec (with Live View), L: 2 frames/sec (with Live View);[Electronic shutter] AFS/MF: H: 12 frames/sec, M: 7 frames/sec (with Live View), L: 2 frames/sec (with Live View); AFF/AFC: H: 9 frames/sec, M: 7 frames/sec (with Live View), L: 2 frames/sec (with Live View)|
|Number of Recordable Images||More than approx. 60 images (when there are RAW files with the particular speed); More than approx. 600 images (when there are no RAW files);(depending on memory card size, battery power, picture size, and compression)|
|AE Bracket||3, 5, 7 images in 1/3, 2/3 or 1 EV step, max. +/-3 EV, single/burst|
|White Balance Bracket||3 exposures in blue/amber axis or in magenta/green axis, color temperature setting|
|Aperture Bracket||3, 5 or all positions in 1 EV step|
|Focus Bracket||1 to 999 images, focus steps can be set in 5 levels|
|Flash Type||TTL External Flash (sold separately)|
|Flash Mode||Auto*, Auto/Red-eye Reduction*, Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync., Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off* For iA, iA+ only.|
|Flash Output Adjustment||1/3EV step +/-3EV|
|Photo Style||Standard / Vivid / Natural / Monochrome / L. Monochrome / Scenery / Portrait / Custom.|
|Still Image||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 / Sunshine*; *For photos only. **Not available in 4:2:2 10-bit video or 4K video recording.|
|Movie Mode||Program AE/ Aperture-Priority / Sutter-Priority / Manual Exposure / Variable frame rate|
|MOV**||[@59.94Hz: 3328x2496]; [@50Hz: 3328x2496]; [@24Hz: 3328x2496]|
|MP4**||[@59.94Hz: 3328x2496]; [@50Hz: 3328x2496]; [@24Hz: 3328x2496]|
|OSD language||Japanese, English, German, French, Italian, Spanish|
|Battery||DMW-BLF19 Li-ion battery (included)|
|Battery life (CIPA standard)||Approx. 410 images|
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||138.5 x 98.1 x 87.4 mm, Excluding protrusions|
|Weight||Approx 725g (including battery and memory card). Approx 645g (excluding battery and memory card and lens)|
|Software||The software to edit and playback images on computer is not bundled with this camera. To do this, PHOTOfunSTUDIO 10.0XE is available for download at Panasonic website using computer connected to the Internet. http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/soft/download/d_pfs99pe.html (For Windows); The software to process RAW file on computer is not bundled with this camera. To do this, SILKYPIX Developer Studio is available for download at Ichikawa Soft Laboratory's website using computer connected to the Internet. http://www.isl.co.jp/SILKYPIX/english/p/ (For Windows / Mac)|
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