Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5
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The Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 is the company's flagship mirrorless camera and one that is focused more toward video than stills. It features a 20.3MP Four Thirds sensor, updated Venus Engine processor, ultra-high resolution EVF and a fully articulating LCD. The rugged body is sealed against the elements and has 5-axis in-body image stabilization. It has an updated Depth from Defocus AF system which can track subjects at 9 fps and offers 225 focus points. The camera has Panasonic's usual stable of features that take advantage of its video capabilities, including Post Focus, Focus Stacking and both 4K and a new 6K Photo mode.
The GH5 is a videophile's dream. It can capture 4K/60p footage with no crop, 10-bit 4:2:2 internal recording, optional V-LogL support, a waveform monitor, adjustable luminance levels and much more. An optional adapter adds XLR jacks and numerous audio controls.
As expected, the GH5 has built-in Wi-Fi (high-speed 802.11ac in this case) along with NFC and Bluetooth.
|Body type||SLR-style mirrorless|
|Max resolution||5184 x 3888|
|Effective pixels||20 megapixels|
|Sensor size||Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm)|
|ISO||Auto, 200-25600 (expands to 100-25600)|
|Lens mount||Micro Four Thirds|
|Focal length mult.||2×|
|Articulated LCD||Fully articulated|
|Max shutter speed||1/8000 sec|
|Format||MPEG-4, AVCHD, H.264|
|Storage types||Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II compatible)|
|USB||USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5 GBit/sec)|
|Weight (inc. batteries)||725 g (1.60 lb / 25.57 oz)|
|Dimensions||139 x 98 x 87 mm (5.47 x 3.86 x 3.43″)|
The Panasonic GH5 is a camera oriented at videographers, and includes features often found on more expensive pro video gear. It captures video at up to 4K/60p resolution, including 4:2:2 10-bit color up to 4K/30p, and has useful tools like waveforms and built in LUT display to assist with shooting. The body is very solid, includes several custom function buttons, and a very good EVF, though autofocus can hunt a bit in video. It shoots stills as well, producing very good images for a Micro Four Thirds camera.
Good for: Videographers who need high-spec video features, photographers who need to capture both stills and video
Not so good for: Photographers who require the highest resolution images
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