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Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5S

alaTest has collected and analyzed 29 reviews of Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5S. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Opinions about the size and performance are overall positive. The low light performance and portability are also appreciated. There are some mixed views about the durability, and some have doubts about the image stabilizer and flash.

screen, portability, low-light, performance, size

sensor, image quality, price, flash, stabilizer

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5S is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 98/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Panasonic Lumix GH5S

 

A small mirrorless camera with huge video-shooting talents

Superb video quality and flexibility ; Excellent in low light conditions ; Compact, tough and lightweight design

Average stills performance

A small but mightily powerful tool for videographers looking for ultimate creative flexibility.

Aug, 2018

Expert review by (engadget.com)

Panasonic’s GH5s is perfect for video shooters and no one else

 

Panasonic's GH5s mirrorless camera sets a new standard for mirrorless video. The multi-aspect sensor enables high-quality, 10-bit Cinema 4K video with a wider field of view than the GH5, while offering much-improved low-light shooting. It's not ideal...

Best 4K video quality of any mirrorless camera ; Excellent low-light capability ; Handles very well for video and photography

Low-resolution sensor for photos ; No in-body optical stabilization ; Lack of phase-detect autofocus

Feb, 2018

Expert review by : Daven Mathies (digitaltrends.com)

Panasonic Lumix GH5S hands-on review

 

The GH5S is a fantastic camera for a specific user, but the standard GH5 is still the hybrid photo/video king.

Video-focused 10.2MP, multi-aspect sensor ; Waveform, vectorscope displays ; Dual native ISO ; DCI 4K at 60 fps ; Time code in/out

No image stabilization ; More expensive than GH5

Expert review by : Richard Butler (dpreview.com)

Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5S Review

 

The Panasonic GH5S is best understood as an even more video-centric variant of the GH5. We've tested it in a range of circumstances to see whether the video improvements are worth the loss of stabilization.

Feb, 2018

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5S

 

The Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5S is a new version of the GH5 with a 10.2MP sensor that's built for 4K video and native dual ISO to curb noise when shooting in dim light.

Native 4K sensor and dual native ISO for excellent low-light video quality. Same build quality as GH5. Dual card slots. Vari-angle touch LCD. Big, sharp EVF. 14-bit Raw imaging V-Log L and HLG included.

Omits in-body stabilization. 10.2MP sensor not ideal for imaging. No built-in flash. Pricey.

Bottom Line: The Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5S is a new version of the GH5 with a 10.2MP sensor that's built for 4K video and native dual ISO to curb noise when shooting in dim light.

Jan, 2018

Expert review by : Michael Palmer (steves-digicams.com)

Panasonic Lumix GH5S

 

The rumors were true! Panasonic today revealed the LUMIX GH5S, throwing down the 2018 gauntlet for pro-quality video mirrorless ILC cameras.

Jan, 2018

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Panasonic Lumix GH5S review

 

Stunning 4K footage makes this the new video master

Incredible 4K HDR video, 60fps recording ; Great low light performance ; Compact build

Average stills performance

There’s no better CSC for serious filmmakers, but stills shooters will be disappointed

Feb, 2018

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Expert review by (eisa.eu)

Panasonic LUMIX DC-GH5S

 

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Highly Recommended

Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (photographyblog.com)

Panasonic Lumix GH5S Review

 

The Panasonic Lumix GH5S is a specialist tool that isn't going to appeal to everyone, but stills photographers and especially looking videographers looking for the ultimate low-light camera will find a lot to like.

Jan, 2018

Expert review by (imaging-resource.com)

Panasonic GH5S Review

 

The Panasonic GH5S looks a whole heck of a lot like the GH5 which precedes it, but look closer and you'll see major changes in its imaging pipeline. The result is a camera which is less of an all-rounder, and more tightly focused on two specific niches:

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:AAC,LPCM
Audio system:STEREO
Built-In Microphone:Y
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Noise Reduction:Y

Battery

Battery Capacity:1860
Battery level indicator:Y
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:7.2
Power source type:Battery

Camera

Brightness adjustment:Y
Camera file system:DCF,Exif,RAW
Camera playback:movie, single image, slide show, thumbnails
Contrast adjustment:Y
Diopter adjustment (D-D):-4 - 3
Dioptre correction:Y
GPS (satellite):N
Histogram:Y
Image editing:Crop, Resizing, Rotating
Languages support:Multi
Live view:Y
Photo effects:black&white, Neutral, Vivid
Playback modes:Normal, Slideshow, Zoom
Playback zoom (max):16
Saturation adjustment:Y
Scene modes:Portrait
Self-timer delay:2,10
Shooting modes:Aperture priority, Auto, Manual, Shutter priority
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Flash, Incandescent, Shade

Design

Colour of product:Black
Product colour:Black

Display

Display:TFT
Display aspect ratio:3:2
Display diagonal:8.13
Display diagonal (metric):8
Display resolution (numeric):1620000
Field of view:100
Flip-out screen:Y
Touchscreen:Y
Vari-angle LCD display:Y

Flash

External flash connector:Y
Flash exposure compensation:Y
Flash exposure correction:±3EV (1/3 EV step)
Flash metering modes:Wireless triggering
Flash Modes:Auto, Forced off, Forced on, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization
Flash sync-speed:1/250

Focusing

Auto Focus (AF) lock:Y
Auto focusing (AF) modes:Continuous Auto Focus, Flexible Spot Auto Focus, Single Auto Focus
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Lens System

Digital Zoom:4
Lens mount interface:Micro Four Thirds

Light exposure

Auto Exposure (AE) lock:Y
ISO sensitivity:80, 100, 160, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 12800, 25600, 51200, 102400
ISO sensitivity (max):204800
ISO sensitivity (min):100
Light exposure control:Program AE
Light exposure correction:± 5EV (1/3EV step)
Light exposure modes:Aperture priority AE, Auto, Manual, Shutter priority AE
Light metering:Centre-weighted, Evaluative (Multi-pattern), Spot

Memory

Compatible memory cards:SD
Memory slots:2

Networking

Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:4.2 BLE
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Operational conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):-10 - 40

Other features

USB Connectivity:Y

Packaging Content

Batteries included:Y
Battery charger included:Y
Cables included:USB
Hand strap:Y
Quick start guide:Y
User guide:Y

Picture Quality

Camera Type:MILC Body
Image formats supported:RAW,JPEG
Image sensor size (W x H):17.3 x 13
Image stabilizer:Y
Image stabilizer location:Body
Maximum image resolution:3840 x 2160
Megapixel:10.28
Sensor Type:Live MOS
Still image resolution(s):3680x2760(L) / 2592x1944(M) / 1824x1368(S) / 3328x2496(4K PHOTO) \n3840x2560(L) / 2736x1824(M) / 1920x1280(S) / 3504x2336(4K PHOTO) \n4016x2256(L) / 2816x1584(M) / 1920x1080(S) / 3840x2160(4K PHOTO)\n2752x2752(L) / 1936x1936(M) / 1360x1360(S) / 2880x2880(4K PHOTO)
Supported aspect ratios:1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
Total MegaPixels:11.93

Ports & interfaces

HDMI:Y
HDMI connector type:Full-size
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:Y
USB connector:USB Type-C
USB port:Y
USB version:3.1 (3.1 Gen 1)

Shutter

Camera shutter type:electronic, mechanical
Fastest camera shutter speed:1/16000
Slowest camera shutter speed:60

Technical Details

Built-in speaker(s):Y
Self-timer:Y
User guide:Y

Video

HD type:4K Ultra HD
Maximum Video Resolution:4096 x 2160
Motion JPEG frame rate:120
Video formats supported:AVCHD,H.264,MOV,MP4,MPEG4
Video recording:Y
Video Resolutions:1920 x 1080,3840 x 2160,4096 x 2160

Viewfinder

Magnification:1.52
Viewfinder Type:Electronic

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:87.4
Height :98.1
Weight:580
Weight (including battery):660
Width:138.5